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JACKSONVILLE — Two sheriff's deputies were shot and killed inside a Florida restaurant Thursday after a suspect walked up to the business and fired at ... The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office expresses its sincere condolences to the two Gilchrist County, FL deputies shot and killed in the line of duty today.
A luxury high-rise condo-hotel planned for East Naples has been put on the back burner. The website for the project, known as Trio, has been disabled. Its Facebook page is down and the listings for its planned tower residences have disappeared from the Southwest Florida MLS, or multiple listing service.

She's married to an insurance adjuster, and they live comfortably in Naples since moving to Southwest Florida after Hurricane Irma hit Sept. 10. "I never did want anything. It's never been about finances," she said. “Now he's dead and it's a bittersweet situation. I'm David's daughter. Obviously, it's not about ...
We're waking up to another comfortable morning across Southwest Florida, but some of you might still smell a little smoke from a few nearby fires, especially over parts of Lee and Charlotte County this morning. We don't expect the smoke to be as thick this morning as it was Wednesday morning.
The Florida RV Trade Association holds the 23rd annual gulf coast RV extravaganza Friday-Sunday, April 20-22, at the Lee County Sports Complex/Hammond Stadium in South Fort Myers. Seven dealers will display an array of new, used and leftover recreation vehicles of all styles, brands and price ...
Sunset admirers and astronomy photographers know it well, but rarely have any witnessed the green flash. That's the name given to a flash that sometimes appears at sunset when the sun dips below the horizon. Valerie Harbin, 35, from Fort Myers Beach, wasn't a believer of the green flash until Tuesday ...

Valerie Harbin was aboard the Naples Princess when she filmed the sunset and captured a green flash. (Video courtesy Valerie Harbin). by Taboola by Taboola. AD CONTENT. Hubble Contacts · Why So Many Contact Lens Wearers Are Loving HubbleHubble Contacts. Undo.
... the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The FWC's Fish and Wildlife Institute tested water samples from five Collier beaches —Barefoot Beach State Preserve, Vanderbilt Beach, Seagate Beach, near the Naples Pier and South Marco Beach. Since April 9, red tide concentrations at four of ...
MIAMI (AP) — Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene of a pedestrian bridge collapse near a Florida university campus even before witnesses could finish making 911 calls for help, according to audio files released Thursday. Miami-Dade Police released 15 calls made to 911 dispatchers in the ...
Hanson, a former editor for the Naples Daily News, died Tuesday at his home in Sebring. ... “It's a sad day for the Naples Daily News community,” said Penny Fisher, News Director at the Naples Daily News. ... Hanson would later become Spencer's journalism instructor at Florida Gulf Coast University.
A brush fire in Picayune Strand State Forest is threatening structures on nearby roads, and fire officials have called for voluntary evacuations Thursday. The Florida Forest Service requested voluntary evacuations for structures on Snake Road and Lee Williams Road in Collier County. The blaze, dubbed the ...
A Florida panther was found dead Wednesday in Golden Gate Estates near Rock Road. ... the batteries in the collar had been dead for several years and the big cat's movements during that time were unknown, said Darrell Land, panther biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
A team from Northeast Florida is heading to Collier County to assist in wildfire containment as the number of fires increases. Fire crews from Jacksonville, Waccasassa and Suwanee forestry centers plan to come Thursday. The team comprises 10 wildland firefighters, two supervisors and one mechanic and ...
Voluntary evacuations requested due to extreme fire behavior east of Naples ... Multiple wildfires were burning across Southwest Florida Thursday. ... "So we can quickly contain these fires, so they don't have any impact to residents or structures," said Samantha Quinn, a spokeswoman for the Florida Forest ...
Dry and windy conditions helped fuel the outbreak of wildfires yesterday in Southwest Florida and conditions will not be helpful again today. Related: Greater Naples, Forest Service firefighters responding to two fires. Related: Trails and campgrounds reopen following Anhinga Fire. Humidity will again be ...
Mike Barnes, former president and CEO of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence; retired Marjory Stoneman Douglas Principal Mike Kinghorn; Sara McFadden, candidate for Florida state representative; local teacher Corrie Vega; and students from Gulfcoast, Barron Collier and Palmetto Ridge high ...
Whether you're a freshman from south Florida or a faculty member from north Maine, if you want to talk to the man with the plan you can find him there .... of sorts himself, suggests FGCU Trustee Blake Gable, the CEO and president of Barron Collier Companies who grew up in Naples and holds an MBA ...

Since 2015, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida has imported 44 goldens from South Korea, the result of a chance social media contact that ... The Naples-based GRRSWF, whose primary focus is helping goldens from Naples to Ocala find new forever homes, was formed in 2009 and has ...
But what about a jet boat? If you haven't, look no further than Pure Florida. Owned and operated by father-son team Lance and Harry Julian, the tourism company, with locations in Naples and Fort Myers, offers sightseeing, river and sunset cruises, jet ski and boat rentals and fishing trips and charters.
Greater Naples and Florida Forest Service fire crews battled two blazes in Collier County Wednesday. One fire, dubbed the Flag Pond Fire, sparked in the Picayune Strand State Forest and scorched 45 acres. The fire was 50 percent contained as of about 6:20 p.m., according to Samantha Quinn, a Florida ...
The Naples march is one of roughly 850 “sister” marches taking place across the globe in solidarity with the main march in Washington, D.C. More than 50 ... retired Marjory Stoneman Douglas principal Mike Kinghorn, Florida State Representative candidate Sara McFadden and local teachers and students.
Breezy, cool and dry weather will be the norm this evening and tonight in Southwest Florida. Though this is nice weather to be ... Expect a sunrise Thursday morning temperature of 50 in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, 52 at Naples, with 47 at Punta Gorda and 48 in LaBelle. On Thursday, our weather looks to ...
NAPLES — Florida set another tourism record in 2017 by welcoming the highest number of visitors in any year in the state's history with 116.5 million visitors, according to the ... The 2017 number is a 3.6 percent increase over the 112.4 million visitors in 2016, Scott said in a news conference in Naples.
From its gorgeous white-sand beaches to its adorable boutique-lined downtown and Old Florida vibes, Naples is an absolute dream of a city. It also consistently receives high marks in terms of desirability: In addition to earning a spot on our original list of Happiest Seaside Towns, it was also recently named as the best ...
But the state still saw a record number of visitors last year — 116.5 million, according to Visit Florida, the state's tourism marketing arm. Gov. Rick Scott announced the latest annual statistics Tuesday at the Naples Zoo, surrounded by state and county officials, tourism leaders and a gathering of zoo ...
Southwest Florida Forecast: Fire Alert with windy Wednesday weather. NBC2 Published 7:13 a.m. ET March 21, 2018 ... Storms are gone this morning and cool and dry air is working its way down the state of Florida as we're waking up. Temperatures will still be mild this morning, however it will be comfortable in the 60s and ...
From floods and rain to droughts and unseasonably warm conditions, here's the weather that Americans can expect in the coming months. Wochit. 636571269933005429-nbc2-7day-web.jpg. Forecast for Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (Photo: NBC2). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the third straight year, the Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida, metro area has the highest well-being across 186 U.S. communities, based on data collected in 2016 and 2017 as part of the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. Barnstable Town, Massachusetts; Boulder, ...
CORAL SPRINGS(AP) — A Florida judge has ruled that surveillance video should be made public that shows events outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Valentine's Day massacre that killed 17 people. The judge Monday agreed with news outlets including The Associated Press ...
A fundraising invitation obtained Monday by MPR News contains a "Pawlenty for Governor" committee disclaimer. It advertises a Naples, Fla., fundraiser next week that seeks up to the maximum donation of $4,000 per person. Pawlenty was known to travel to Naples for past fundraising swings when he was ...
More than six months after Hurricane Irma swept through Collier County, Hollywood 20 cinema and Winn-Dixie supermarket remain closed with little activity apparent at each site. Many readers have been asking if or when these businesses will reopen in the Naples area. Getting information regarding each ...
... but ultimately no structures were destroyed and no evacuations were ordered. Fire crews kept the fire from jumping a canal in the area and spreading, according to Mazurkiewicz. Firefighters from the North Collier, Greater Naples and Immokalee fire districts battled the fire. The Florida Forest Service also ...
NAPLES, Florida - Local cyclists geared up Saturday morning to bike across the state to end the scourge of childhood hunger across Florida in the Pan-Florida Challenge. The PFC Ride for Hungry Kids features 6 routes from a family-friendly 10 miler to a 200-mile cross-Florida adventure from Naples to ...
While tracking pythons in Collier Seminole State Park, a group of wildlife biologists from the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and land managers from the .... The conservancy's python program, which launched about five years ago and is funded by private donors and the Naples Zoo, has researchers ...
Marco Rubio, of Florida. U.S. Olympic soccer gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion Abby Wambach attended the event and made a brief speech. Wambach told the Naples Daily News she felt a need to use her platform “to make sure not one more life is lost.” “We need gun reform and we ...
The eight snakes, called a breeding aggregation, were the most found in one place in Southwest Florida and the western Everglades, where the pythons have been steadily spreading for years. It matches the largest aggregation found in the known hotbeds of the central and eastern Everglades, where the ...
Khan, 67, of Naples, once again ranks as the richest man in Southwest Florida. At No. 217, his net worth is valued at $7.2 billion. He fell from No. 158 in 2017, when he had a value of $8.2 billion. An engineer by trade, he owns auto parts supplier Flex-N-Gate, the National Football League's Jacksonville ...
... brush fire that swept through part of Collier County east of Naples, another large wildfire is eating its way through the Picayune Strand State Forest. The wildfire, south of Alligator Alley and north of U.S. 41 East, was causing on-and-off road closures and sending smoke wafting across Southwest Florida.
But it's spread in recent days, and the University of South Florida College of Marine Science predicts the bloom will move inshore slightly before moving further south in the next few days. "We've also seen it inside Pine Island Sound," said Rick Bartleson, a water quality scientist at the Sanibel-Captiva ...


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