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15 min ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Collier woman gets voter history report card

A Collier County woman is outraged after receiving a postcard in the mail with a grade on her voting history.

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Related Topix: Marco Island, FL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Naples Daily News

DEP fines oil company for unauthorized work on Collier oil well

DAVID ALBERS/STAFF The first of three approved exploratory oil wells for the Dan A. Hughes permitted in December 2012 is seen about a half mile northeast of the intersection of Immokalee Road and Everglades Boulevard North, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.

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NBC2 News

Naples security company offering armed guards

A security company tells us business has doubled since mid-February. That is when as string of violent home break-ins started in Collier County.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

Naples Daily News

Owner vows you'll remember The Alamo gun range when it opens soon in Naples

Carolina Hidalgo/Staff Tizoc Crispin, center, goes over blueprints with construction workers Juanito Mendoza, left, and Hualy Ramos, right, as they work on a target practice room at the Alamo on April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, New-Wave

Naples Daily News

Immokalee agricultural research center still hoping to get seed money to expand

Agriculture assistant Lucas Vidaurri at the Southwest Florida Research & Education Center in Immokalee applies herbicide on plants affected by citrus greening in August 2009.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Immokalee, FL, Florida, University of Florida, Hendry County, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Lightning sparks Golden Gate fire, injures 2 firefighters

Two Collier County firefighters are out of the hospital after being injured in the fire.

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Related Topix: Fire, Golden Gate, FL, Explosion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Marco Eagle

Strong thunderstorm advisory for Collier until 4 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory for west central inland and northwestern coastal Collier County until 4 p.m. National Weather Service meteorologists detected a strong thunderstorm over the west toll gate on Alligator Alley extending seven miles southwest of Golden Gate Estates moving northwest at 20 mph.

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Related Topix: Weather, Golden Gate, FL

Naples Daily News

VIDEO: Arrested Collier teacher calls 'shenanigans' after told she...

A Collier County teacher arrested on a DUI charge early Monday squabbled with the arresting officer over whether she had a right to speak to an attorney before taking a breath test, according to a dash cam recording released by Naples police.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

NBC2 News

Surveillance video shows Collier home invasion suspects

Surveillance video obtained by Crime Stoppers shows masked men moments before they burst into a home and held a family at gunpoint.

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Related Topix: Marco Island, FL

Naples Daily News

Deputies investigating home invasion; not believed to be connected to other recent attacks

Collier County sheriff's deputies are investigating a home invasion robbery that happened early Monday in East Naples - but officials say it's not related to five recent home invasion robberies that are believed to be connected.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

Marco Eagle

Recreation committee polishes referendum wording on new Mackle Park center

This architectural concept of the new Mackle Park Community Center is part of a brochure provided by the Marco Island Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee to explain why the island needs the center.

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Related Topix: Marco Island, FL

Naples Daily News

Homeowner equity on rise in Collier, better than state, RealtyTrac says

According to RealtyTrac's home equity survey for the first quarter of 2014, while Southwest Florida lagged the nation in the percentage of homes that were seriously underwater, it still was doing better than many other places in the state.

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Related Topix: Florida, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, St. Lucie, FL

Marco Eagle

Guest column: April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Each April, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Collier County teacher DUI arrest dash cam video

Slurring, cursing and arguing with police. WINK News just got the dash-cam video of a Collier County teacher who was busted for DUI and drugs.

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Naples Daily News

Collier Child Care Resources Receives $6,500 Grant

This story is contributed by a member of the Naples community and is neither endorsed nor affiliated with Naples Daily News Check presentation from The League Club to CCCR Pictured L-R Christine Kruman, President of The League Club; Mabel Ramirez, Director of the NCEF Early Childhood Development Center; and Niccole Howard, Executive Director of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

Naples Daily News

London Bay Homes' new Bettina villa in Mediterra

This story is contributed by a member of the Naples community and is neither endorsed nor affiliated with Naples Daily News The soft tans of tile flooring, painted walls and furniture wood tones allow doses of vivid turquoise, glass green and gray to provide visual appeal throughout the Bettina, London Bay Homes' newest maintenance-free villa in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Interior Design, Arts

Naples Daily News

It's Your Business: Two Southwest Florida real estate companies merge

Insignia Real Estate Companies, a real estate and investment fund management company, and Colonial Square Management Group, a commercial real estate management company, announced a merger to form Kova Partners LLC. Anthony Emma, Insignia Real Estate Companies' chief executive officer, and Chip Olson, Colonial Square Realty and Management Groups' ... (more)

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Related Topix: Florida, Fort Myers, FL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Collier fire districts to merge

Two Collier County fire districts may soon become one. On Tuesday night, Big Corkscrew Island Fire and North Naples Fire presented their merger plan to the public for the first time.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Pawn shop owner arrested for dealer violations

He's talking about a paper trail, what law enforcement called the most important protection for his company and customers.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Naples Daily News

Bad teachers: Collier, Lee educators arrested for DUI

As Estero High School students were settling in for first period Monday, reading teacher Nancy Vaughn was taking a seat in the back of a deputy's car.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Bonita Springs, FL, Naples, FL

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