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Naples man arrested for stealing $500 worth of beer from Walmart

Corona, Heineken and Budweiser, a thirsty thief stole hundreds of dollars’ worth of all three types of beer. Collier County sheriff’s deputies said it all happened at a Walmart on Collier Boulevard. The guy walked out of the store with a full cart three separate time.


Florida couple forgot they left their toddler at the park for hours: deputies

HAVERHILL, Fla. — A Florida couple went to the park Friday evening and seemingly forgot about one of their seven children late into the overnight hours and into the next day.


Columbine shooting survivor speaks in Naples

Images form the Parkland shooting certainly bring up a lot of memories for everyone. It’s been a year since the accused gunman opened fire, killing 17 people. It not only took a toll on students but the community as well.


Kid Rock and 'Down to Earth' Donald Trump Enjoy Florida Golf Resort Trip That Probably Cost Taxpayers Millions

Donald Trump appeared relaxed in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller handing in his long-awaited report on the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William Barr. On Saturday, musician Kid Rock shared a photo to Twitter of himself and the pre


Second student who survived Florida school shooting dies in apparent suicide, police say

A high school student who survived the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., died Saturday in an apparent suicide a week after another survivor killed herself, police said. Police received a call about a deceased person at a home Saturday night and arrived at the scene to find a juvenile who died


Collier County Schools looks to hire hundreds of teachers for next school year

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. — One of Collier County's biggest employers will soon have a lot of jobs to fill. Collier County Public School officials say they're gearing up to hire around 350 new teachers for the 2019-2020 school year.


Avocados sold in Florida recalled over possible listeria contamination

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination. Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego, said Saturday that the recall covers conventional and organic avocados grown and packed in California. Th


Naples Botanical Garden holds flower show and garden market Friday and Saturday

NAPLES, Fla. — Naples Botanical Garden holds one of the largest flower shows in the state on Friday and Saturday. The Naples Flower Show and Garden Market is a two day event that includes a market, a variety of demonstrations and exhibits.


Swarms of poisonous toads hopping through South Florida city

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Poisonous toads swarming through a South Florida neighborhood have residents concerned, WPTV reported. Jennifer Quasha, who lives in the Mirabella neighborhood of Palm Beach Gardens, took photos showing thousands of dime-sized toads clogging yards, pools, patios and street


This Florida Abortion Bill Would Make Teens Prove They're "Mature" Enough

A proposed piece of legislation in Florida would make it more difficult for teenagers to end pregnancies. The Florida abortion bill would require teenagers to prove that they are mature enough to undergo the procedure before a judge officially grants them permission. Critics have argued that the bil


Collier County Drinking Water named Best Tasting in SWFL

The Collier County Water Division produces the best tasting water in Southwest Florida, according to a panel of judges at the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s (FSAWWA) Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest – Region V.


Marco Island home owned by drummer who played with KISS band members going to auction

A Marco Island home owned by drummer Tony Zarrella, who played with some of the original members of the rock band KISS, is going to auction this month. The three-story, Zen-like home on Hideaway Beach has been on and off the market since 2013, and Zarrella, 72, said he is ready for the next chapter


The Naples Charm: Massive mansions going up next to humble abodes

Getting rid of the old, making room for the new. Large mansions will soon fill lots once home to smaller humble abodes. Ranch style one-story homes sit across the street from recently built mansions in areas of North Naples.


Marco Island Seafood Festival Kicks Off!

Friday, 6 – 9 PM, Disco Inferno. Saturday, 3-6 PM, Ben Allen Band & from 7- 9 PM, The LandSharks. Sunday, 2-5 PM, One Night Rodeo. The Festival also includes over 60 Arts and Craft Vendors and a Kids Zone.


Puppy found abandoned in the trash at Naples apartment complex

NAPLES, Fla -- A puppy was found abandoned in the trash at an apartment complex in Naples. A community is pushing for answers and trying to find out who would do such a thing. Neighbors said this is just plain evil.


Phone fends of road rage driver on US 41 in Naples

A man unleashes a torrent of terrible threats on the road. And the driver filming that thinks there is only one reason he escaped that road rage with his life — his phone. When you’re behind the wheel, especially in the busy season, taking out your phone is usually a bad idea. But for one man, he th


Chris Sale gets back to work after inking extension; bullpen set for season

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For Chris Sale, the most lucrative contract wasn’t necessarily the one with the most dollars. The left-hander went to Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers and lives in nearby Naples, about a half-hour from the team’s spring training home. With two sons and another baby on


2-year-old boy last seen in Bonita Springs found safe

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (WSVN) – A Florida missing child alert has been cancelled for a boy who was last seen in Bonita Springs after he was found safe, officials said. Brodi Zuniga was last seen wearing a red shirt and green sweat pants and has been missing since Thursday.


Upswing in alligator activity ahead of mating season

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Alligator mating season doesn’t start for several more days, but a Naples wildlife trapper said he’s already seeing an upswing in gator activity. Ray the Trapper said he has been busy recently catching wildlife. He’s trapped more than 10 gators in the past month.


Another multi-million dollar mansion is bought and demolished in Naples

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Another multi-million dollar Port Royal mansion was sold, only to be demolished. The 6,209 square foot house was sold to unknown buyers in January for $22.5 million, according to the Collier County Property Appraiser's website.