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2 hrs ago | Naples Daily News

Gang member man threatens to kill woman After a woman called him an...

An East Naples man is accused of holding a gun to a woman's head and threatening to kill her after she called him an expletive for selling narcotics out of their home.

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4 hrs ago | SFGate

Freshwater exotics endangering Florida's lakes

David Ceilley and his son Connor weren't surprised last week when they pulled two clear-plastic fish traps from Owl Creek in East Lee County.

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Related Topix: Florida, University of Miami

8 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Texas company ends controversial oil drilling in Florida; keeps pumping from one well

The uproar that resulted led to a $25,000 fine, testing of the groundwater and now an announcement from Hughes that it's ending its drilling work in Collier County.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Naples, FL, Golden Gate, FL

12 hrs ago | Naples Daily News

16 local elementary schools face extended hours Sixteen local...

Sixteen local elementary schools will have to stay open an extra hour for the entirety of the 2014-15 school year after making the state's "Low 300" list for reading performance.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

ABC7 Big Story: Extra hour a day for Lee and Collier students

Some Lee and Collier County elementary school students will spend an extra hour in school everyday after they made the list of 300 low performing schools in Florida.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Naples Daily News

Commission race: Taylor leads fundraising Collier commission...

Naples, Fla. - Collier commission candidate Penny Taylor has raised $60,840, edging ahead of the $58,443 pulled in by her Republican primary opponent Lavigne Kirkpatrick.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Pelican Bay, FL, Immokalee, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Dan A. Hughes to cease exploratory drilling in Estates area

On Friday, the Dan A. Hughes Company announced they will stop oil and natural gas exploration drilling in Collier County, excluding the current Collier Hogan project.

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NBC2 News

Nursing assistant arrested for stealing 94-year-old's iPad mini

Naples Police arrested a nursing assistant this week for stealing the iPad mini of a 94-year-old resident of a retirement community where she worked.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Fort Myers, FL

Naples Daily News

Collier, Lee school districts earn 'B' grades Preliminary data...

NAPLES, Fla. - Preliminary data released by the state Friday estimates the Collier County School District will remain a "B" school district while Lee County increased from a "C" to a "B."

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Naples, FL

Naples Daily News

Morning report: Traffic, weather, daily preview Traffic, weather and a look ahead at Friday

The Collier County Sheriff's Office is conducting traffic enforcement at the following locations: Collier Boulevard and I-75 southbound exit aggressive driving; U.S. 41 North and Pine Ridge Road red-light running; Airport-Pulling Road and Golden Gate Parkway red-light running The Lee County Sheriff's Office's Traffic Unit will target at least one ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lee County, FL, Fort Myers, FL, North Fort Myers, FL

Naples Daily News

YMCA, Sheriff team up to showcase kid artwork Step aside, Jackson...

Randi Izdonavicius shows her 19-month old daughter, Isla, artworks created in the Greater Naples YMCA's "Yellow Ducks" program for toddlers at a gallery opening at the Collier County Sheriff's Office on July 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: Arts, Painting

Thu Jul 10, 2014

NBC2 News

Collier firefighters concerned about fire district merger

A proposed fire district merger in Collier County feels more like a take over to local firefighters.

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Related Topix: Fire, Golden Gate, FL, Naples, FL, Boat Disaster, Fort Myers Beach, FL

NBC2 News

Collier teacher awaits punishment in test cheating scandal

A Collier County teacher is waiting for the school board to decide her fate after a district investigation determine she inappropriately helped students on tests.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Fort Myers Beach, FL, Lee County, FL, Estero, FL, Cape Coral, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Friend of Naples Police shooting victims speaks about loss

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Investigators are still searching for answers, a day after two Naples Police officers were involved in a domestic dispute that left one of them dead and the other in Intensive Care at Lee Memorial Hospital.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Suspect connected to Collier home invasions explains method

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.- There was a major development overnight in the arrests of four men suspected of taking part in several violent home invasions in Collier County.

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Related Topix: Orange County, FL

Daily Kos

Rick Scott Uses Our Environmental Agency to DEFEND Everglades Fracking with "Bogus" Report

In case I need to say it again, I will. Because of Rick Scott, we now have an oil company that is currently conducting fracking in our Everglades .

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Drug Testing, Healthcare Law, Law

Mass Transit

FL: Collier Turns to Bus Advertising to Increase Transit System Funding

Collier County's cash-hungry bus system will tap into a money making source it has somehow avoided for more than a decade: advertising.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Collier fire districts moving forward with merger plan

A plan to merge two Collier County fire districts is now up to the people who depend on their life-saving services.

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ABC Action News

Freshwater exotics endangering Fla. waters 36 mins ago

David Ceilley and his son Connor weren't surprised last week when they pulled two clear-plastic fish traps from Owl Creek in East Lee County.

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Related Topix: Florida, University of Miami

NBC2 News

Rollover crash shuts down Santa Barbara Blvd. in Naples

The northbound lanes of Santa Barbara Boulevard have been shut down at Prince Andrew Boulevard due to a rollover crash, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Lee County, FL, Violent Crime

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