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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

NBC2 News

Airline pilot arrested for DUI in Collier Co.

A commercial airline pilot from Daytona Beach was arrested over the weekend for his first DUI offense, according to a report from the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Fort Myers, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Commissioners consider pushing sex offenders farther away

Commissioner Donna Fiala is behind the push to create a law that she claims will "better protect the children of Collier County."

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Broward-Palm Beach

Fracking the Everglades: Enviros Claim State Deception on Water Quality

Citizen activists opposed to oil drilling in the Everglades claim the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has issued a "bogus" clean bill of health for Texas oil company Dan A. Hughes' acid fracking operation in Collier County.

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Related Topix: Orangetree, FL, Naples, FL

Broward-Palm Beach

Fracking the Everglades: Enviros Claim State Deception on Water Quality

Citizen activists opposed to oil drilling in the Everglades claim the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has issued a "bogus" clean bill of health for Texas oil company Dan A. Hughes' acid fracking operation in Collier County.

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Related Topix: Orangetree, FL, Naples, FL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Man harassing Victoria's Secret employees

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Women's underwear and bikini - Naples Police said those things are on the mind of a man, calling repeatedly and harassing workers at Victoria's Secret in the Coastland Center Mall.

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NBC2 News

CCSO: Miami man used fake money at area stores

Yonly B Rosabal, 29, of Miami is charged with four counts of passing counterfeit bills, and one count of possessing 10 or more counterfeited bills, both felonies.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL, Cape Coral, FL, Fort Myers, FL

Naples Daily News

Live Updates: Collier Commissioners to consider severance pay appeal

Chris Curry, former Collier airport director, speaks to reporters after a judge ruled that Curry is entitled to more than $70,000 in severance pay plus attorney's fees in a wrongful termination suit filed against the county on May 29, 2014 in Naples.

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Naples Daily News

First stores almost ready to open at new Meridian Marketplace in North Naples

Meridian Marketplace retail center is under construction on the northeast corner of Livingston Road and Pine Ridge Road in Naples.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

Mon Jul 07, 2014

NBC2 News

Environmental group to speak to Collier Co. commission on oil drilling

A local environmental group is ready to spill on the topic of oil drilling in Collier County.

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Related Topix: Florida, Immokalee, FL, Golden Gate, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

How can parents forget their children in hot cars?

Case after case of parents leaving their children in cars unattended are being reported.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

WINK-TV Fort Myers

US Airways pilot arrested for DUI

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- He's been a US Airways pilot for seven years. But now, the company tells WINK News, Jimmy Carrillo is suspended while they investigate the 35 year old's arrest late Sunday in North Naples.

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Naples Daily News

Collier officials: State missing deadline - twice - leaves school districts in lurch

With more than 700 end-of-course exams to create by the beginning of the school year, Luis Solano, Collier's assistant superintendent over curriculum and instruction, remains uncertain the Florida Department of Education will come through on its promise to provide the district access to a bank of Florida Standard-aligned test questions - especially ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Naples Daily News

10-year-old has donor match, as family promotes Collier bone marrow drives

Timmy Bell, 10, of Naples, will have a bone marrow transplant soon because of a blood disorder.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

FireHouse.com

Fla. Isles Residents Want to Keep Their Firefighters

July 07--At midnight Sept. 30, the seven firefighters at Isles of Capri will likely lose their jobs, the small taxing district will dissolve and the water-front fire station on the only road into town will get a new crew.

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Related Topix: Fire, Naples, FL

Naples Daily News

Schools working hard this summer to give third-graders 'good cause' not to be held back

Third graders Matthew Gomez, Angelo Antelo, and Jason Argueta, left to right, use the i-Ready computer program intended to help students with read and math during a summer school program at Poinciana Elementary School on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Naples, Fla.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

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