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Roof collapse in Naples Apartment

A roof collapsed Friday night in Naples on Windsong Cir. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the roof was being repaired when it collapsed due to the weather. Currently, there are no injuries being reported and everyone is out of the building. According to a deputy on the...

Fugitive Friday: July 1

Every Friday, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers shares information on four fugitives authorities need help finding. Anyone with information on these four is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477. 1. Robert Black – a repeat offender with an extensive history of theft – even from his own family.

Naples men arrested after leading deputies on chase

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Two men have been arrested after leading deputies on a nearly 20 mile pursuit around Collier County. On Thursday, deputies tried to stop a vehicle going 20-miles over the speed limit on State Road 29, near Oil Well Road. After attempted to pull the suspects...

Sea Monkey Tavern & Grill comes out swinging in Old Naples

Sea Monkey Tavern & Grill came out swinging when it launched Thursday in Old Naples. The new venue was off to a strong start with a bustling business. “We had hundreds of people there last night. It was standing room only,” said Sea Monkey owner Massimo “Max” Puglielli. “People were just really looking forward to this opening.”

Teen arrested in Collier after stealing car, dragging owner in Bonita Springs

A 16-year-old was arrested after stealing a car and dragging a victim over 100 feet in Bonita Springs. The suspect was arrested in Collier County after fleeing in the car. Collier County Sheriff’s Office said that the victim spotted the suspect pulling out of the parking lot of a Walgreens on Bonita Beach Road. The victim ran to his car and opened the driver’s side door. He grabbed at the suspect, who kept driving, dragging the victim about 100 feet before fleeing with the vehicle.

Immokalee Foundation Launches “Family Society” Monthly Giving Program

Give monthly and help transform the life of a student in Immokalee. The Immokalee Foundation has launched a new monthly giving initiative called “The Family Society.” Monthly donations begin at just $25 and will help provide support for The Immokalee Foundation’s life changing educational programs. “The Immokalee Foundation’s mission is to provide students the resources and the confidence to follow pathways to success,” said Noemi Y. Perez, President and CEO of The Immokalee Foundation. “Our programs provide educational and professional development opportunities that open students’ eyes to their personal potential and help them build a career that enables them to gain economic independence.”

Naples man scores two royal straight flushes in two weeks

You are five times more likely to be struck by lightning than you are to score a royal straight flush in poker. A resident of The Pineapple House at Sapphire Lakes Assisted Living in Naples said he beat those odds not just once but twice in the Aces Game Room.

Phil McCabe’s exit means changes for the Southwest Florida hotel scene

Significant sales and changes for hotels in Southwest Florida had historic magnitude during the first quarter of 2022, and continue to affect the rest of the year. Naples entrepreneur Phil McCabe was in the center of it, his personal story tied to many of the local properties making headlines, including the sale of three hotels in Naples.

Jasper Flats’ twin villas in Phase 2 construction

Sales in the 54-unit, South Naples community have pushed Jasper Flats’ development beyond its original offerings and into Phase 2 delivery dates.  Its first units are on schedule for Fall 2022 completion dates with the next release following closely with first quarter 2023 deliveries.  Community entry and interior roads are complete and the first Phase 1 buildings are under roof.  The Pool is complete and its surrounding Outdoor Living Area, including  lounging, dining, grilling and Fire...