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1 hr ago | Creative Loafing Tampa

Anti-fracking activists led by actor Mark Ruffalo tout new report

Two months ago, the Dan A. Hughes Oil Company dropped its plans to drill an exploratory well adjacent to the Golden Gates Estates development in Collier County in Southwest Florida.

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Related Topix: Activism, Global Warming

8 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Controversial beach renourishment project set to begin again

A sand-hauling project in Collier County will send thousands of trucks through Lee County once again. Last year, the trucks drove through residential neighborhoods and past elementary schools for weeks.

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Related Topix: Immokalee, FL

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

WINK News breaks down state numbers on pot shops

NAPLES, Fla.- How many pot shops will be in your community if voters pass amendment two? WINK News breaks down the state health department's numbers and finds it might be more than you'd think. The city of Naples is at the center of the pot shop debate.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Marijuana, Charlotte County, FL

NBC2 News

Naples men arrested for advance fee for loan scheme

The Florida Office of Financial Regulation announces the arrest of Douglas Carter and James Spillers by the Collier County Sheriff's Office. Carter and Spillers are accused of operating an advance fee for loan scheme targeting victims throughout the United States and Canada.

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Related Topix: Florida, Naples, FL, Volusia County, FL

WYMG-FM Springfield

Medical Examiner: Bel-Aire Owner Likely Died of Natural Causes

The family of Gopal Motwani says he died over the weekend at home in Naples, Florida. The Collier County Medical Examiner's office says it's not notified of deaths if it's by natural causes, and it wasn't notified about Motwani's death.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Reality show starts filming in Naples

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Chuck Ardezzone, one of the founders of ITZ Studios, he and his production company have a mission to show the world Naples, Florida. Their newest show is all about the women - the housewives of Naples, Florida.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Debate over who receives Luis Monroig's pension

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- "One of our members, as you know, David Monroig, is no longer with us. And because he died a monthly annuity is payable for the life of someone.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Bonita city council to evaluate beach ownership

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- It is safe to say, during peak times of the year, Bonita Beach entertains a lot of people. Those visitors have to pay $2 an hour to park at the beach.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL

NBC2 News

Cape Coral police looking for credit card fraud suspect

Cape Coral Police need your help identifying a credit card fraud suspect. Detectives say the subject in the pictures used a credit card that was stolen from a vehicle at the Walmart on Del Prado Boulevard to purchase an impact drill on September 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Charlotte County, FL

The News-Press

Hurricane watchers: SW Florida residents should be wary until end of season

It's been a quiet hurricane so far, but don't tell that to Dennis Feltgen at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. "It doesn't matter," Feltgen said when asked if El Nino conditions were keeping a lid on the 2014 hurricane season.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Florida, Weather, Lee County, FL, Tornado

Wed Sep 10, 2014

NBC2 News

Domestic violence victim speaks out about Ray Rice video

At this point, millions have seen the horrifying video of former NFL player Ray Rice hitting his then fiance, now wife, Janay so hare it knocked her out. Many people have asked how could anyone stay after such a horrific act of violence.

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Related Topix: Port Charlotte, FL, Englewood, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Man under arrest for selling fake documents

Collier County deputies say 48-year-old Jesus Rangel-Vargas was making and selling immigration documents and social security cards, bringing in hundreds of dollars by making the fake documents. This arrest comes about two months after more than 100 workers were busted for working illegally, with fake social security numbers at Fruit Dynamics in Collier County.

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The News-Press

Police investigate body found in water near Marco Island marina

At about 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Marco fire-rescue and police personnel were dispatched to the Factory Bay Marina at the Pier 81 condo complex at 1079 Bald Eagle Drive for the report of a body in the water.

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Related Topix: Marco Island, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Veteran's Country Jam comes to Southwest Florida

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Veterans in Southwest Florida are getting a musical tribute. Country Jam announced a concert will take place in late October and some big country names will be making the trip down to play at the event.

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Related Topix: North Fort Myers, FL, Fort Myers, FL, Lee Greenwood, Country, Bonita Springs, FL

Broward-Palm Beach

Lawsuit Against DEP over Fracking in Everglades Dropped by Collier County

Environmentalists took one on the chin Tuesday when Collier County officials voted to drop a lawsuit they'd filed against the Department of Environmental Protection over the state's policing of fracking by Texas oil prospectors in the Great Cypress Swamp watershed. Collier's Board of County Commissioners in April voted to file the suit, in response to public fury over the February disclosure -- after months of public hearings on the controversial drilling -- that Houston-based Dan A. Hughes Company was found to have violated state law late last year.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

EXCLUSIVE Man arrested for masturbating at Naples beach

"I just never dreamt on a Naples beach that I'd see something like that in such a nice area." What was meant to be an evening of paddleboarding for a Collier County family, instead hit rough waters Saturday.

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NBC2 News

Sign holders fight for jobs, rule change

With a crowd of supporters, one Collier County business owner petitioned the county commissioners Tuesday to change the rule that bans sign-holders from working on the sidewalk. Bonner used to work for Barry Nicholls, who says it's unfair that Bonner and others are being deprived of work.

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Related Topix: Charlotte County, FL

NBC2 News

Collier Co. Commissioners change oil drill position

"It's kind of puzzling," Stone Crab Alliance member Pamela Duren added, "It's like where is this all coming from?" Over the summer, commissioners sued the state. They were not satisfied how the DEP handled what the agency said happened at the Collier Hogan oil drilling site near Lake Trafford.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Enterovirus concerns in Southwest Florida

NAPLES, Fla.- Health experts in Southwest Florida are warning a virus that's making hundreds of kids sick in the Midwest could show up here. Children are suffering from severe respiratory infections, sending some to the ICU.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Family, Kids

Coastal Breeze News

Dog Days of Summer Look Bright

McGruff the Crime Dog was on hand with the Collier County Sheriff; he zoomed around in his remote controlled cruiser and posed for pictures. On Sat., Aug. 23, Sierra Grande, a brand-new 300-unit resort-style rental community located at 6975 Sierra Club Circle off Collier Boulevard and Rattlesnake-Hammock Road, partnered with the Humane Society Naples for a ribbon-cutting event to "unleash" the community's newly-built Bark Park.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

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