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Sprouts Farmer's Market opens in North Naples

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - People living in North Naples have a new place to buy groceries. Sprouts Farmer's Market opened a store on Logan Boulevard off of Immokalee Road, Wednesday morning.


Florida is the second most sinful state, new study says

Florida is already known for its, let's be real, excessive heat. This time, Florida is in the hot seat, but for a different reason. The sunshine state was ranked as the second most sinful state in the United States in a new study by Wallethub.


Fatal crash on Oil Well Road in Collier County

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — At least one person is dead after an accident in Collier County. The accident happened on Oil Well Grade Road and DeSoto Boulevard just before 12:30 PM.


One person killed in Oil Well Road crash in Naples

One person was killed in a car crash involving two vehicles on Oil Well Road and Oil Well Grade Road Wednesday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Emily Acosta, 20, of Hialeah Gardens, was driving a 2012 Honda Civic westbound on Oil Well Road where she lost control of the vehicle and


Watch: Collier County Sheriff's Office helicopter crew rescues injured man from Everglades

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- The Aviation Unit of the Collier County Sheriff's Office was able to successfully rescue an injured man from a heavily wooded section of the Everglades after he fell off an ATV.


4 new villages could soon be coming to Collier County

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Collier County project managers and engineers are working to get ahead on the new growth coming to the county. Four new development projects are expected to come to northeast Collier. Hyde Park Village, Rivergrass Village, Hogan Island Village, and Immokalee Road Rural Village


Florida woman found dead in suspected murder-suicide, police say

A Florida woman and a man were found dead in a Boca Raton home on Monday in an incident police are investigating as a murder-suicide. Laura Randall, 53, and Gregory Schatz, 45, both of Boca Raton, were found dead at the home around 4 p.m., the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office confirmed to Fox News on Wed


“Fully skeletonized” remains found in rural Florida identified as missing teen Jabez Spann

Skeletal remains found Saturday in a rural Florida area have been identified as belonging to teen Jabez Spann, missing since September of 2017. “Saturday afternoon at approximately 4:30 p.m., skeletal remains were found in rural portion of Manatee County, west of I-75, [by] an individual working in


Weather Blog: Naples sets all-time record high for February

NAPLES, Fla. - Naples warmed to 90 degrees this afternoon setting two record high-temperature readings in the city. Today's weather set a new February 19 record high (beating the previous record for today's date of 87 degrees from 1997) and topped the city's all-time monthly record high for February


Neighbors battle Collier County over construction on scenic nearby land

One community is bracing for a renewed battle with Collier County. It is a fight that has been going on for years and neighbors want it to be resolved in their best interest. With a calm stream of water and serene green landscape, people who walk around it, such as John Horenci, call it an oasis. Bu


Florida man fights off coyote with coffee mug

FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. — A Florida man fought off an aggressive coyote with a coffee mug, according to a TV station. WESH in Orlando reports Ben Pool was walking his dog in Fruitland Park when the coyote approached them.


A Florida mobile home park is under fire for apparently charging residents different rental application fees based on what country they're from

A mobile home park in Florida is facing scrutiny for charging different rental application fees based on what country the potential residents come from. A list of application fees for Lakeside Park Estates in Pembroke Park, Florida, obtained by Local10.com revealed that prices go up for applicants w


Bear caught hiding in a tree in a North Naples community

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - A man working outside on his car turned around and spotted a bear watching him!. The man saw the bear in the community near Immokalee Road and Livingston Road.


Death investigation underway in North Naples

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - A person was found dead inside a home at 178 Westwood Drive in North Naples Monday evening. According to witnesses, neighbors reported that they looked through a window on the home and saw a person on the floor around 7:45 p.m. Witnesses said North Collier Fire crews later arriv


2 Florida women accused of running sex trafficking rings out of day spas

STUART, Fla. - Two women are accused of running separate sexual trafficking operations out of local day spas from Jupiter to Hobe Sound. In a news conference Tuesday, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder announced the results of an 8-month, multi-agency investigation resulting in the arrests of Ruim


Rotary International president visits Naples for first time

Rotary International President Barry Rassin visited Naples Feb. 13 to raise awareness of the group and to highlight a major accomplishment for the local Rotary District 6960, which spans from Sarasota to Marco Island and east to Immokalee.


Adam Carriero of Gulf Coast International Properties Sells Property in Olde Naples for $3.05 Million

NAPLES, FL - Gulf Coast International Properties is pleased to announce Adam Carriero selling 220 5th Avenue S. #F1 for $3,050,000. Located in Old Naples and situated at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South are 16 extraordinary private and secluded luxury residences called Villas


Scam targeting Comcast customers in Southwest Florida

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - An old phone scam with a new twist is circulating in Southwest Florida, and experts warn if you fall victim, the consequences could be severe. In the last few days, dozens of people have called the Lee County Sheriff's Office fraud line reporting the scam.


Cost of living comparison between Virginia and Florida

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Are you thinking of moving to the Sunshine State? Have you had enough of the cold weather and do you wish for a year without seasons? Then this is a great i


One man’s warning after a lethal drug finds its way into a SWFL school

As a lethal drug has been making its way around Southwest Florida, a Lee County Sheriff’s Office captain said he has never seen a drug so potent in schools before. It was in an Estero park where Dustin Ballentine started experimenting with drugs. He would eventually turn to opioids and heroin.