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Driver seriously injured after dump truck flips on SR 82 in Collier County

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A driver was seriously injured after a dump truck hauling gravel flipped on SR 82 in Collier County Thursday morning. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office confirmed SR 82 is closed in both directions near Gator Slough Road due to the rollover crash. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and said troopers believe the dump truck was the one vehicle involved. The gravel hauled by the dump truck will need to be cleaned up, according to troopers. Drivers are being asked to seek an alternate route while crews work. This is a developing story. The...

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Collier officials urging the use of bear-resistant trash cans as populations grow

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Bears are on the move and have appeared all over Southwest Florida this week. Florida’s black bear population continues to grow. There are an estimated 1,000 bears in South Florida living in the conservation areas of Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Now that bears are becoming more active and roaming closer to humans, officials are urging people to use bear-resistant trash bins. Collier County sells the bear-proof cans for $115 each. People who live in rural...

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Applications open for Collier County rent, mortgage, utility financial assistance

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – If you live in Collier County and have fallen behind on rent, mortgage payments or utility bills because of the effects of the pandemic, you can now apply for financial assistance. Applications are open for residents to apply for financial help to pay past due bills through the Collier County assistance program. You can dial 311 for more information and click here to apply. The post Applications open for Collier County rent, mortgage, utility financial assistance appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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Collier Clerk of Courts to host job fair on Saturday

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Collier Clerk of Courts will host a job fair on Saturday at the North Collier Government Center. The job fair will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the center on Orange Blossom Drive right next to the library. Officials said anyone interested can learn about different openings including court operations, customer service, and finance. Applicants for jobs can also share their skills, experience, and career goals with the staff there. Anyone interested in applying for a job can do so on the spot. For more information, call (239) 22-2761. The post Collier Clerk of Courts...

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Plane crashes near Alligator Alley in Collier County

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A plane went down near Interstate 75 in Collier County, officials said. Two people were on board the single-engine plane that crashed two miles south of I-75 near mile marker 55, according to Greater Naples Fire Rescue officials. PREVIOUSLY LIVE: Rescue crews with the Greater Naples Fire Rescue, Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Collier County EMS responded to the crash. Both people inside the plane were taken away from the scene in a rescue helicopter. No injuries were reported. The post Plane crashes near Alligator Alley in Collier County appeared...

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The fate of a new Collier County town will be decided tomorrow

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — The fate of three proposed villages making up one town in rural Collier County could be decided on June 8. County Commissioners will vote on the future of the Longwater and Bellmar Villages at a 9 a.m. meeting. If approved, the Villages could join the already approved Rivergrass Village and turn into the “Town of Big Cypress.” Nearly 11,000 people would call the town home. Residents opposed to the project rallied on the corner of Collier Boulevard and Immokalee Road on Saturday. They held signs expressing concern for the panther habitat the project could impede...

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Name your price pet adoptions all month at Collier County Domestic Animal Services

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Do you want to add a furry friend to your life? Now is the time to find the perfect pet. All through June, Collier County Domestic Animal Services is letting you set the price for your pet. Pet adoption includes spay/neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations, feline leukemia virus (FeLV) test for cats, heartworm test for dogs, flea preventative, 1-year Collier County license, and 30 days FREE pet insurance. CLICK HERE to see adoptable dogs. CLICK HERE to see adoptable cats. CLICK HERE to see adoptable animals. If you adopt a cat at the Collier County Domestic Animal...

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Tires found floating in Golden Gate Estates canal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Golden Gate Estates residents said that tires have been seen floating in canals recently. Over the weekend, people who live on 24th Avenue Northeast, off of 8th Street, saw several commercial-sized tires submerged or floating in the canal. Dumping trash in a canal or anywhere other than an authorized drop-off site is illegal. Those who are caught illegally dumping trash can face a $500 fine per violation. If you observe dumping or evidence of dumping, especially in proximity to water bodies or drainage features contact Collier County Pollution Control and Prevention by...

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‘Kid Cancer’ graffiti sightings continue in Collier County

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Over the past two weeks, four areas across Collier County have reported seeing “Cancer” spray-painted on a surface. The latest instance was outside the Golden Gate Traffic and Driving School off of Golden Gate Parkway Tuesday night.  Owner, Joe Rivera noticed it after seeing NBC2’s report that night, as he was pulling out of the driveway behind his building. The words “Kid Cancer” were spray-painted in black.  “We’ve been here for 20 years,” Rivera said. “There’s really never any problems down here.” He believes “Kid Cancer” did it sometime before...

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Former Naples mayor defends himself amid child prostitution ring claims

NAPLES, Fla.– Former Naples Mayor Bill Barnett filed an ethics complaint with the city on Tuesday in an attempt to clear his name. An ethics complaint was filed by Naples IT Director Brian Dye in May, alleging Mayor Teresa Heitmann accused Barnett of running a child prostitution ring out of the Naples Airport. Sheriff Rambosk was also allegedly accused by Heitmann. Previous coverage: Collier County officials accused of running child prostitution ring out of Naples Airport “I just want this cleared,” Barnett said.  Barnett stood before the Naples City Council asking...

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