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Collier County dispatchers travel to Louisana to assist after Hurricane Ida

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Collier County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers have traveled to Lafourche Parish, Louisana to assist with communication after Hurricane Ida. The dispatchers spent Saturday morning training with Communications staff at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office to learn their phone and radio system, according to their Facebook page. According to officials in the area, there is widespread damage from the storm as well as gasoline shortages and poor cell phone coverage. Dispatchers from other areas have also come to assist Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office as they...

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How Collier officials say you can save yourself from a canal crash

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Bystanders watched as a woman in a red car careened off the road into a pond Tuesday forcing first responders to jump in and save her. This is one of at least three cars submerged in the water this week around Collier County. Meghan Cooper and her family are staying at a vacation home on St. Andrews Blvd in Naples. They were eating lunch Tuesday afternoon when they looked outside and saw a red car underwater with an elderly woman stuck inside.  “We saw the car in the water and we were like oh my gosh! I hope whoever is in there is okay!” Cooper said. The...

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Collier County mosquito crews working to get rid of the pesky pests

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Mosquitoes are swarming Southwest Florida and because of prime breeding conditions brought on by standing water left behind by Tropical Storm Elsa. Collier Mosquito Control crews are trying to get rid of the pesky pests today, July 12. Their helicopters will be applying granules of Natular G30 that will control the numbers of mosquito larvae. Crews will be working in the area of Oil Well Grade North and Shady Hollow around 6:30 a.m. Two types of mosquitoes have been found in Collier County traps. One is capable of transmitting Yellow Fever and Venezuelan...

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Collier County residents without water for hours after pipe bursts

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– A burst water pipe created a large hole in the road in Golden Gate Estates on Friday afternoon. County officials said 12 homes off of 33rd Ave Northeast were without water for hours. Crews plan to continue working on the road on Saturday morning. One neighbor said he has reported leaks and issues happening on this area of the road several times. The first time they noticed a problem was over a year ago. County officials have part of the road blocked off as they work on repairs. Once everything is finished, the area will be back open. The post Collier County residents...

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Collier County officials to remove 3 derelict boats

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Collier County has applied for a grant to remove three derelict vessels one on factory bay, another on Keewaydin Island, and one-off Naples Bay.  Related coverage: Cape Coral residents look to remove abandoned boats from waterways “It’s way long overdue, finally, there was funding,” Collier County Commissioner Rick LoCastro said.  Commissioner LoCastro says there are many abandoned boats across Collier County but the three selected are a priority; they’re a navigational and environmental hazard.  “There are several in my district that actually poses...

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FPL to build first solar energy center in Collier County

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Your FPL bill may go up after Collier County Commissioners approved a new solar plant in Immokalee, east of State Roads 29 and 82.  It’s currently a nearly 600-acre orange grove but by March 2022, it’ll be FPL’s first solar energy center in Collier County. It’ll cost $5.5 million to build. FPL spokesperson, Andrew Sutton said it will be strong enough to power 15,000 homes.  “We’re diversifying our energy mix, which is important. Natural gasses, we can’t control the cost of natural gas and the price of that goes directly to customers,”...

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Collier officials offer fish to eat mosquitos from standing water, following Elsa flooding

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Collier County residents are noticing more mosquitoes after Tropical Storm Elsa. For neighbors in the Lakewood community in East Naples, the heavy rainfall from Elsa turned backyards into one giant pond.  “A lot of birds are here and ducks all kind of flying. Everything comes here,” resident Nabila Zafur said. The moment neighbors stepped outside, they realized it was a haven for blood-sucking critters. “Between the mosquitoes and the noseeums back here, and I think it’s mostly the mosquitoes, we get bitten up. We can’t sit outside,” resident Connie...

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Child seriously injured in Collier ATV crash

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Crews are responding to an ATV crash that left a child seriously injured in Golden Gate Estates. The child was airlifted to Lee Memorial to be treated for serious injuries. Officials say a side-by-side ATV ended up on its side at 841 4th Street NE on Wednesday afternoon. Greater Naples Fire and Collier County EMS crews are responding. The child is in critical condition. The post Child seriously injured in Collier ATV crash appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Three people arrested during Golden Gate drug bust

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Collier County deputies arrested three people on drug charges after a narcotics bust at their Golden Gate home. On Thursday, Collier County deputies and SWAT members executed a search warrant for 4375 22nd Place Southwest. According to a Facebook post, law enforcement found Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin, Crack Cocaine, Fentanyl and Suboxone. Officials also seized a handgun, nearly $8,000 cash, and drug paraphernalia. When deputies arrived at the house, a man and woman were seen leaving. Darren Lee Pollard and Nicole Naples Poulsen were both arrested after...

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Colby Singletary Scholarship awarded to seven Collier County students

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Last year, like most things in 2020, the Colby Singletary Scholarship Fund was Forced to hold its inaugural awards banquet virtually.  Tuesday night at the Vineyards Country Club in Naples, however, was a different story.  “I feel it’s more personal for the athletes and the parents,” said the scholarship fund’s president and Colby Singletary’s mother, Nicole Singletary.  Colby, a dual sports star at Palmetto Ridge High School who tragically died in a 2019 car crash in Naples, was on the minds of dozens at the annual...

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