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NBC 2 Fort Myers
3rd stranger danger incident reported in Collier in a weekCollier County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible stranger danger inc
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted an hour ago
Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible stranger danger incident involving a child in Golden Gate. A report of a man attempting to lead a 3-year-old boy away from his family on Sunday prompted the investigation. According to... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
3rd stranger danger incident reported in Collier in a weekCollier County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible stranger danger inc
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 2 hours ago
Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible stranger danger incident involving a child in Golden Gate. A report of a man attempting to lead a 3-year-old boy away from his family on Sunday prompted the investigation. According to... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
WATCH: Last Damas hearing before sentencing on FridayThe man who pleaded guilty to one of the most gruesome crimes in Collier County
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 5 hours ago
The man who pleaded guilty to one of the most gruesome crimes in Collier County history will be in court today before his sentencing on Friday. Mesac Damas admitted to murdering his wife and five kids back in September after an eight-year court... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Firefighter accused of being drunk, shooting gun to stop argumentmorning. Firefighter Thomas Szempruch was arrested for firing a gun inside his
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 2 days ago
morning. Firefighter Thomas Szempruch was arrested for firing a gun inside his home. According to a report from the Collier County Sheriff's Office, Szempruch had been drinking off duty that day. In fact, the report mentions he drank eight... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Collier to decide on future of parking passes at beachesThose that don't live in Collier County may soon be paying more to park when vi
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 2 days ago
Those that don't live in Collier County may soon be paying more to park when visiting Collier beaches. Currently, if you don't live in Collier County, you can buy a beach pass for $50 a year for parking at all Collier and Naples beaches. That pass... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Stranger danger incident occurs near local middle schoolThe Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stranger danger incident
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 2 days ago
The Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stranger danger incident that happened near a crosswalk near East Naples Middle School on Thursday. Witnesses told deputies the suspect was pulled over at the intersection of Estey Avenue and... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Collier to decide on future of parking passes at beachesThose that don't live in Collier County may soon be paying more to park when vi
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 2 days ago
Those that don't live in Collier County may soon be paying more to park when visiting Collier beaches. Currently, if you don't live in Collier County, you can buy a beach pass for $50 a year for parking at all Collier and Naples beaches. That pass... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Stranger danger incident occurs near local middle schoolThe Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stranger danger incident
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 2 days ago
The Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stranger danger incident that happened near a crosswalk near East Naples Middle School on Thursday. Witnesses told deputies the suspect was pulled over at the intersection of Estey Avenue and... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Firefighter accused of being drunk, shooting gun to stop argumentCollier County Sheriff's arrested a Greater Naples firefighter on Thursday for
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 2 days ago
Collier County Sheriff's arrested a Greater Naples firefighter on Thursday for allegedly firing a gun inside of his house while drunk. The deputy reports identify Thomas Szempruch, 34, as the firefighter that fired the gun. Reports say that... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Business Briefsannually to building, design and marketing professionals who have demonstrated
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 3 days ago
annually to building, design and marketing professionals who have demonstrated excellence within the building industry in Collier County. Entries are judged on unique features of the project, unusual constraints, and the how the project addresses... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Collier County ATV park scrapped for nowCollier County scrapped plans for a multi-million dollar ATV park again. Colli
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 3 days ago
Collier County scrapped plans for a multi-million dollar ATV park again. Collier County received $3 million to build the park, but the county said they couldn't find anywhere to put it after years of searching. For John Brown and Camala Krause, a... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida Constitution Commission advances four more public proposalsenvironment,” sponsored by CRC member Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, a former mayor o
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 4 days ago
environment,” sponsored by CRC member Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, a former mayor of Sewall Point. CRC member Erika Donalds, a Collier County School Board member, won the commission’s backing to advance a measure (700540) that would establish a right... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
'Shaky Bandit' bank robber: This is how police say they made an arrest11 banks across at least three counties in the past three weeks? Brandon Vendi
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
11 banks across at least three counties in the past three weeks? Brandon Venditti, 22, was arrested Tuesday on I-75 in Collier County. It was a fingerprint on a note used in one of the robberies that set in motion the chain of events that... Read more
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Lehigh Acres Citizen
Sharing the Commitment conference setbe held Oct. 21 at Estero High School, at 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero. Host
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 4 days ago
be held Oct. 21 at Estero High School, at 21900 River Ranch Road, Estero. Hosted by the School District of Lee County, Collier County Public Schools, and the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System, the free event is for parents of... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
'Shaky Bandit' caught in Collier accused of several robberies throughout Floridaof Weston, is the "Shaky Bandit." Authorities chased him on Tuesday after he a
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 4 days ago
of Weston, is the "Shaky Bandit." Authorities chased him on Tuesday after he allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo on Tamiami in Collier County at 6 p.m. The suspect took off with an accomplice in a getaway car. Deputies said they would not pull over... Read more
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North Fort Myers Neighbor
Guest Opinion: Valuable learning experiences within reach for Junior Achievement studentsJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida and an active member of its Board of Di
North Fort Myers Neighbor / Posted 5 days ago
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and an active member of its Board of Directors and the 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, Advisory Board, I've had the opportunity to see the impact that Junior Achievement's valuable lessons and... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Note links ‘Shaky Bandit’ suspect to string of bank robberiesduring the alleged robberies, was scheduled to make his first appearance federa
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 5 days ago
during the alleged robberies, was scheduled to make his first appearance federal court Wednesday after being apprehended in Collier County on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The motive for the thefts wasn’t immediately clear Wednesday. One of the Weston... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Critics slam Florida constitution panel for few public proposalsenvironment,” sponsored by CRC member Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, a former mayor o
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
environment,” sponsored by CRC member Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, a former mayor of Sewall Point. CRC member Erika Donalds, a Collier County School Board member, won the commission's backing to advance a measure (700540) that would establish a right... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
FBI arrests Florida serial bank robbery suspect dubbed 'shaky bandit'in Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties over the last three weeks. On Tuesda
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 5 days ago
in Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties over the last three weeks. On Tuesday federal authorities say he hit a bank in Collier County — and was caught. Venditti, of Weston, now faces federal bank robbery charges. He is accused of robbing a... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Fort Myers Beach Chamber recognizes veteranswho had served in the military. The guest speakers were also veteran-related;
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 5 days ago
who had served in the military. The guest speakers were also veteran-related; The Hope Hospice Honor Guard and the Collier County Honor Flight. Sean and Dr. Debi Lux were October's guest speakers at the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Sports CalendarSaturday out of Naples, Goodland and Chokoloskee; celebratory awards reception
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 5 days ago
Saturday out of Naples, Goodland and Chokoloskee; celebratory awards reception Sunday night at Community Foundation of Collier County, 1110 Pine Ridge Road, #200, Naples; $250 per angler, $1,000 corporate team; deadline to register Oct. 20;... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
It's official: Atlanta Braves break ground on North Port sitethat not even Braves management was expecting. In April 2016, NBC2 reported ta
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 5 days ago
that not even Braves management was expecting. In April 2016, NBC2 reported talks had begun to bring the Braves to Collier County. The deal fizzled after homeowners protested against building the stadium near residential properties. The... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
‘Shaky Bandit’ serial bank robber caughtlater arrested on Florida’s west coast, according to authorities. The FBI said
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 5 days ago
later arrested on Florida’s west coast, according to authorities. The FBI said 22-year-old Brandon Venditti was caught in Collier County Monday evening. With the help of Florida Highway Patrol and Collier County Sheriff’s deputies, the FBI was... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
How waiting to file for FEMA assistance benefits scammersAversa. "He says looks like we got a fraud and I says sound like it." At least
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 5 days ago
Aversa. "He says looks like we got a fraud and I says sound like it." At least three people have filed reports with the Collier County Sheriff's Office, and two people with the Lee County Sheriff's Office, claiming someone applied for FEMA using... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
'Habitat Hammers Back' long-term recovery effort discussed in HoustonHay, Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico Executive Director Amanda Silva and so
Houston Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
Hay, Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico Executive Director Amanda Silva and south Florida's Habitat for Humanity of Collier County President Nick Kouloheras. According to Habitat for Humanity International spokesman Bryan Thomas, the... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
"Habitat Hammers Back" long-term recovery effort discussed in HoustonHay, Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico Executive Director Amanda Silva and so
Houston Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
Hay, Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico Executive Director Amanda Silva and south Florida's Habitat for Humanity of Collier County President Nick Kouloheras. According to Habitat for Humanity International spokesman Bryan Thomas, the... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
It's official: Atlanta Braves break ground on North Port sitethat not even Braves management was expecting. In April 2016, NBC2 reported ta
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 6 days ago
that not even Braves management was expecting. In April 2016, NBC2 reported talks had begun to bring the Braves to Collier County. The deal fizzled after homeowners protested against building the stadium near residential properties. The... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Death threats target Collier County sheriff on Facebooksome serious death threats on Facebook, all for an incident more than two decad
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 6 days ago
some serious death threats on Facebook, all for an incident more than two decades old. The Facebook threats are targeting Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk from a man named Cris Cunningham who was arrested 25 years ago. Cunningham, a Colorado... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
2 arrested for drag racing in NaplesPolice in Collier County arrested two men on Saturday night for allegedly drag
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 6 days ago
Police in Collier County arrested two men on Saturday night for allegedly drag racing on a busy road. A deputy at an intersection on Collier County Road near the two suspects noticed the sound of revving engines and screeching tires. Shortly after,... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Marco Island residents to get update on debris removal progresswe see that it is increasing," Honig said. The total cleanup for Marco Island
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 7 days ago
we see that it is increasing," Honig said. The total cleanup for Marco Island will cost around $2.1 million. Honig said Collier County will be billed by AshBritt Inc., and then seek reimbursement from FEMA and the state. He said cities will be... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Marco Island residents to get update on debris removal progresswe see that it is increasing," Honig said. The total cleanup for Marco Island
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 7 days ago
we see that it is increasing," Honig said. The total cleanup for Marco Island will cost around $2.1 million. Honig said Collier County will be billed by AshBritt Inc., and then seek reimbursement from FEMA and the state. He said cities will be... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Five state parks still closed due to Hurricane Irma damage11, with some of the hardest-hit parks in the Keys. Irma first made landfall in
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 7 days ago
11, with some of the hardest-hit parks in the Keys. Irma first made landfall in the Keys before making a second landfall in Collier County. David Clark, acting deputy secretary of land and recreation at the Department of Environmental Protection,... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida man attacks woman with stick, threatens to ‘rip face off’Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Collier County Sheriff's OfficeGregory Murphy. Im
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 10 days ago
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Collier County Sheriff's OfficeGregory Murphy. Image from the Collier County Sheriff's Office. A woman was enjoying a cup of coffee on a Naples bench when a homeless man allegedly threatened to tear her “face off,”... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Sports CalendarSaturday out of Naples, Goodland and Chokoloskee; celebratory awards reception
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 10 days ago
Saturday out of Naples, Goodland and Chokoloskee; celebratory awards reception Sunday night at Community Foundation of Collier County, 1110 Pine Ridge Road, #200, Naples; $250 per angler, $1,000 corporate team; deadline to register Oct. 20;... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Goliath grouper workshops scheduledU.S. Highway 19, N. * Oct. 17: Port Charlotte, The Cultural Center of Charlott
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 10 days ago
U.S. Highway 19, N. * Oct. 17: Port Charlotte, The Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St. * Oct. 18: Naples, Collier County Public Library - South Regional, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. * Oct. 25: Tallahassee, FWC Bryant Building,... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
SR-82 reconstruction project set to begin MondayHurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida. The entire project will stretch from Lee
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 10 days ago
Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida. The entire project will stretch from Lee/Colonial Boulevard to State Road 29 in Collier County and is broken up into six sections. The first section of the project begins at Lee/Colonial Boulevards to... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Deputies searching for Naples armed robbery suspectThe Collier County Sheriff's Office is searching for an armed robbery suspect w
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 10 days ago
The Collier County Sheriff's Office is searching for an armed robbery suspect who robbed a bank in North Naples on Thursday. The robbery occurred at the Chase Bank at 4700 Tamiami Trail North just after 5 p.m., deputies said. According to... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
What's being done to fix flaw in 911 system?to find out what's being done. "It's a very serious problem and that's too muc
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 10 days ago
to find out what's being done. "It's a very serious problem and that's too much time to wait," said Penny Taylor, Collier County Commissioner. "They can find you to sell you products to increase your plan, but when you need them, they're... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Deputies searching for Naples armed robbery suspectThe Collier County Sheriff's Office is searching for an armed robbery suspect w
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 10 days ago
The Collier County Sheriff's Office is searching for an armed robbery suspect who robbed a bank in North Naples on Thursday. The robbery occurred at the Chase Bank at 4700 Tamiami Trail North just after 5 p.m., deputies said. According to... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Man runs away from deputies through two countiesDeputies chased a man from one county to another on Thursday. The Collier Coun
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 10 days ago
Deputies chased a man from one county to another on Thursday. The Collier County Sheriff's Office chased 21-year-old Jermaine Bailey after receiving a call about a domestic dispute. Bailey allegedly threw the victim to the ground in the parking lot... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
$1M marketing boost approved for local tourism officialsGerman airliner Eurowings – the new flights starting in 2018 from Southwest Flo
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 11 days ago
German airliner Eurowings – the new flights starting in 2018 from Southwest Florida International Airport to the country Collier County has agreed to match the $175,000 contribution. All that money is coming from the county's bed tax where they... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Naples stabbing suspect previously acquitted for battery due to insanityon a law enforcement officer/firefighter/EMT for the reason of insanity. Lyons
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 11 days ago
on a law enforcement officer/firefighter/EMT for the reason of insanity. Lyons' arrest on Tuesday is his eighth arrest in Collier County. Prior to Tuesday, his most recent arrest was in January for violating his probation from a battery case in... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Are Hurricane Irma donations getting to those who need it most?way to find out how to get resources and some kind of financial assistance," Ha
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 11 days ago
way to find out how to get resources and some kind of financial assistance," Harraden said. The Community Foundation of Collier County has raised more than $1.25 million dollars in donations so far. They are dispersing the money to dozens of... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Are Hurricane Irma donations getting to those who need it most?way to find out how to get resources and some kind of financial assistance," Ha
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 11 days ago
way to find out how to get resources and some kind of financial assistance," Harraden said. The Community Foundation of Collier County has raised more than $1.25 million dollars in donations so far. They are dispersing the money to dozens of... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Collier disaster fund receives $1.2M for Irma reliefOver $1.2 million was committed to disaster relief efforts to Collier County re
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 12 days ago
Over $1.2 million was committed to disaster relief efforts to Collier County residents. Of the $945,407 in donations received thus far, $558,712 has been given to nonprofits for immediate help and long-term housing needs. In a partnership with... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Naples stabber previously acquitted for battery due to insanityon a law enforcement officer/firefighter/EMT for the reason of insanity. Lyons
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 12 days ago
on a law enforcement officer/firefighter/EMT for the reason of insanity. Lyons' arrest on Tuesday is his eighth arrest in Collier County. Prior to Tuesday, his most recent arrest was in January for violating his probation from a battery case in... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Naples stabber previously acquitted for battery due to insanityon a law enforcement officer/firefighter/EMT for the reason of insanity. Lyons
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 12 days ago
on a law enforcement officer/firefighter/EMT for the reason of insanity. Lyons' arrest on Tuesday is his eighth arrest in Collier County. Prior to Tuesday, his most recent arrest was in January for violating his probation from a battery case in... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
NAACP protests school board decision about MLK Jr. DayThe NAACP has fired back at a school board meeting Tuesday after the Collier Co
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 12 days ago
The NAACP has fired back at a school board meeting Tuesday after the Collier County School District decided to use Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a Hurricane Irma make up day. The NAACP filed a complaint saying it is a dangerous decision given the... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Audit: Florida’s hurricane response system ‘ill-prepared’ for disasterfour days. But the shelter had no food. “They gave you a bottle of water and a
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 12 days ago
four days. But the shelter had no food. “They gave you a bottle of water and a bag of potato chips,” Richardson said. Collier County opened 28 shelters before the storm made landfall in Florida, but at Gulf Coast High School in Naples on Sept.... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
NCAAP protests school board decision about MLK Jr. DayThe NAACP has fired back at a school board meeting Tuesday after the Collier Co
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 12 days ago
The NAACP has fired back at a school board meeting Tuesday after the Collier County School District decided to use Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a Hurricane Irma make up day. The NAACP filed a complaint saying it is a dangerous decision given the... Read more
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