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Patient with gun causes lockdown at Naples hospital

NAPLES, FL -- Naples Community Hospital was put on lockdown Thursday when a patient was found with a gun. The patient committed suicide in their room, the hospital said in a statement.


Remains found in Naples confirmed as man reported missing in 2017

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- The Medical Examiner's Office has identified the remains of a man found off Pine Ridge Road last week. Officials say he was 49-year-old Albert LaChapelle Jr., who was reported missing by family members in September 2017.


Medical staff plan to vote no confidence in NCH CEO

NAPLES, Fla. - Outrage over a controversial new admission policy at Naples Community Hospital is coming to a head Thursday night. Emergency medical staff with the healthcare system have called a meeting to show their disapproval of NCH chief executive officer Allen Weiss.


5 Things to do this Weekend, January 18th to 20th in Southwest Florida

We are here to help you plan how to have fun this weekend in Southwest Florida. Add these fun events to your weekend's calendar!. Fort Myers, FL - Auto Faction and FGCU Car Club bring together their second annual FGCU Motor Show. Car/Truck/Motorcycle show featuring the attractive Exotic Vehicle Disp


Great Take Out at Ti-Kreyol Restaurant in Naples

Ti-kreyol (TK) is a food truck in East Naples that serves Haitian cuisine. They are positioned permanently on the 11000 block of Tamiami Trail E., in the parking lot where Garibaldi Bakery and Mexican Restaurant is located. The food is take out and really meant to be consumed elsewhere. Fortunately,


Nova the great white shark surfaces again off Southwest Florida coast

FORT MYERS, Fla. - He's back!. Nova, an 11-foot, 6-inch Canadian great white shark, was pinged at 8:48 a.m. in the Gulf of Mexico west of Naples and northwest of the Florida Keys, OCEARCH confirmed Thursday.


High concentrations of red tide detected off Naples

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Southwest Florida beaches have been largely red tide-free so far this winter, but there are some signs of the toxic algal bloom just off the coast. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife's daily red tide map , recent tests found high concentrations of Karenia brevis cells in


Florida driver's licenses could soon be stored on smart phones

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida could become one of the first states to allow electronic versions of driver’s licenses. The licenses would be stored on cellphones as proof of identification.


Naples Boat Show expands for 2019

NAPLES, Fla. - The 52nd annual Naples Boat Show kicked off Thursday morning. This year, the show, which is put on by the Marine Association of Collier County, is taking place at the Naples Airport and the Naples City Dock.


Naples Councilwoman Nancy Penman resigns; special election to be called

Naples City Councilwoman Linda Penniman announced her resignation, citing health concerns for her husband. “Nick and I are assessing our priorities for the coming years, and we’ve determined that flexibility and time with family are really important to us,” according to the Naples Daily News. “We al


Second Southgate mall restaurant closes

SARASOTA COUNTY — A little more than a year after it opened, Naples Flatbread Kitchen & Bar has closed at Westfield Siesta Key, making it the second new restaurant to close in the mall's outdoor area since October.


Council approves $1M to improve water quality in Naples Bay

Naples city council has approved a $1 million project that will improve the water quality in Naples Bay. 500 million gallons of stormwater is released into Naples Bay every year by a pump station. Pumps push out all kinds of material, from copper to nutrients. The bay has been violating the state's


Florida man used 'Fortnite' to target teen for sex, and there could be 20 more victims: authorities

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — The massively popular "Fortnite" game served as a platform to connect a 41-year-old South Florida man to a teen and lure them into possible sexual activity, authorities allege.


It’s high season across Florida for doll collectors

It was 1976, the year of the Bicentennial, that my mother first drafted my sister and me to help out at the Fort Myers Doll Club’s Magic of Dolls show. It was held the second Sunday of February at a Barnett Bank on Cleveland Avenue, and the female members of the club donned long dresses, fichus and


Naples man's 41-year long running streak comes to an end

The amount of time Sam Johnston has spent running on pavement can’t be measured in days, weeks or months. “Somebody said running is like having two drinks,” Johnston, who lives in Naples, said. “I don’t drink but I can see where you get that.”


Bruno Total Home investigation: What we know so far

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - The Florida Attorney’s Office says they have received ten complaints about Bruno Total Home Protection. According to the Better Business Bureau, the company has had more than sixty complaints some of those being resolved.


Protesters still against proposed North Naples complex

Homeowners are worried about invasion of privacy, traffic and danger to families related to an apartment complex planned for Collier County. Collier County Planning Commission will review plans for a 350 unit, four-story apartment complex on Livingston Road in North Naples at its Thursday meeting.


Has the invasion begun? Mysterious blips appear over South Florida, US

MIAMI - Time to pack up, South Florida. The invasion has begun. Mysterious "blips" seen recently over South Florida and other parts of the country have confounded those trying to figure it out, while enthralling those who believe aliens are out there.


Developer makes case for assisted living facility ahead of Marco City Council meeting

If the recent discussions of the Watermark at Marco Island’s assisted living facility didn’t convey the enormity of the project, the City Council has cleared the vast majority of its agenda Tuesday to give the matter ample time for consideration and debate.


Marijuana dispensary opening Thursday in Bonita Springs

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Relief is on the way for medical marijuana patients in Collier County. On Thursday, a new medical marijuana dispensary will open in Bonita Springs. Charles Bates suffers from back pain, and had been addicted to opioids.