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13 hrs ago | Naples Daily News

Mother seeks answers in her teen's death Collier County Sheriff's...

A mother is questioning how her son died after he was found in a pond a few blocks from their home in Island Walk.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

17 hrs ago | NBC2 News

Sheriff's office identifies teen who was found dead in Island Walk pond

New information from the Collier County Sheriff's Office who confirm the victim's identity as 16-year-old Christian Castaldo of Golden Gate.

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Related Topix: Golden Gate, FL, Charlotte County, FL, Lehigh Acres, FL

Yesterday | NBC2 News

Forecast: Tracking a few morning downpours Sunday

Our rain chances will start to free fall later today, but we'll still have some spotty downpours to track through our Sunday morning, particularly for areas close to the coast.

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Related Topix: Hendry County, FL, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Weather

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Dangerous bacteria threatens a dozen beaches in SW Florida

Researchers are concerned that more than a dozen Southwest Florida beaches are infested with bacteria.

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Related Topix: Florida, Okeechobee, FL, Sanibel, FL

Naples Daily News

Man accused of stealing Collier judge's ID William James Burgess, 58, ...

A Golden Gate Estates man making a first appearance before Collier County Judge Mike Carr on Saturday found himself in a curious predicament.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

NBC2 News

Pedestrian killed on Santa Barbara Boulevard early Saturday

An early morning crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian resulted in a fatality according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Orange Park, FL, Fort Myers Beach, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Collier Co. Sheriff investigating death in North Naples

A young man's body was found early Saturday morning in a pond according to Collier County Sheriff's Office.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Fatal crash in Collier County

Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal car crash in Collier County. It happened on Santa Barbara Boulevard and Cedar Tree Lane just before 1:30 a.m. Details are limited at this time but Troopers tell WINK News the intersection was blocked for several hours.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Collier deputies investigate 'Purge' social media postings

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of social media accounts that encourage followers to send in nude photos of teenagers to be posted to the Internet.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

NBC2 News

Naples welcomes 'big city' trends

One is a kind of hair salon, but you can't get your hair cut or colored there. It's called Air Bar, the first blowout bar in Naples where people can get a hair wash, scalp massage and styling with a blow dryer for $40.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Bonita Springs, FL, Cape Coral, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Collier County 'ninja robbers' texted about home invasions

For the first time, we're getting a look at the evidence against a group of the so-called "ninja robbers" including disturbing text messages between them.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Authorities make arrest in 2013 fatal crash on Immokalee Rd.

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- An arrest has been made in a fatal crash that happened on Immokalee Rd. at Ashton Dr. in August of last year.

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Queerty

Police Searching For Underwear Bandits Who Stripped During Restaurant Heist

Police in South Florida are searching for a roving band of underwear-clad thieves who stripped naked during their early morning heist of a local burger joint Sunday.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Workers race to cleanup chemical spill in Naples

Crews in Collier County are scrambling to clean up what could be a dangerous chemical spill.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

EXCLUSIVE: CCSO creates community video watch program

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- "It's an added resource for us, to have eyes available where we ordinarily wouldn't have eyes."

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

'Text to 911' saves life in Collier County

Two words 'Help me' in one text helped save a woman's life in Collier County. Sheriff's officials said her plea last week was their first confirmed emergency through the new "Text to 911" program.

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NBC2 News

'Text to 911' saves life in Collier County

Two words 'Help me' in one text helped save a woman's life in Collier County. Sheriff's officials said her plea last week was their first confirmed emergency through the new "Text to 911" program.

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

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

After lightning tragedy, detection systems considered

After Tuesday's lightning strike that killed one person and injured two others, we have learned Fort Myers Beach may spend thousands of dollars to try and prevent something like that from happening again.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers Beach, FL, Florida, Lehigh Acres, FL, Lee County, FL

Examiner.com

Collier Libertarians issue school district candidate recommendations

Comedian Louis CK is taking a stand against Common Core testing. The 46-year-old appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday to promote the upcoming season of his hit FX series Louis, and he took the opportunity to say a few things... The Libertarian Party of Collier County announced this afternoon, July 23, 2014, their 2014 August ... (more)

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Related Topix: Celebrities, David Letterman

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Burglary suspects strip in beachside restaurant

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is looking for a group of men who broke into a beachside restaurant in their underwear on Sunday and stole a case of hamburgers and red bell peppers.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL

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