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Collier, Lee students see some gains on FCAT, end of course exams
Updated 06/07/2013 at 9:09 p.m.
Collier County Public Schools students in fifth through eighth grade outperformed their peers statewide in the math portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, while all grades improved or remained the same, according to results released Friday
Edison to offer two degrees under $10,000
Published 06/05/2013 at 7:23 p.m.
Edison State College has announced it will offer a second science education degree for less than $10,000 as part of Gov. Rick Scott's challenge to state colleges to offer bargain degrees.
Golfers who alleged embezzlement by developer drop lawsuit, agree to apologize
Published 06/03/2013 at 6:10 a.m.
Five current and former members of The Golf Club at Fiddler's Creek who accused the developer of embezzling $10 million in deposits have agreed to drop their federal class-action lawsuit — and publish an apology. What are they apologizing for?
Church heads to court over sinking building
Published 06/03/2013 at 4:38 a.m.
A year after Collier County building officials deemed the building unsafe, Faith Community Church of the Nazarene's legal battle against State Farm Florida Insurance Co. begins today in Circuit Court.
Some Collier defendants have been jailed since 2005 awaiting trial
Published 06/01/2013 at 6 p.m.
Some defendants have been in custody since 2005 and 2006 awaiting trial in Collier County. Relatives of victims in cases are frustrated by the delays.
Collier boy gets $60,000 settlement for severe injuries in Keys accident
Published 05/31/2013 at 5:40 a.m.
An East Naples youth severely injured when run over in the Keys by two drivers gets a $60,000 settlement, mostly from one of the drivers. Where is the other driver?
Commissioners vote to merge East Naples, Isles of Capri fire districts
Published 05/28/2013 at 7:06 p.m.
Collier County commissioners voted Tuesday to consolidate the East Naples and Isles of Capri fire districts, a move that averts a tax hike, but could end in some — or all — Isles of Capri firefighters losing their jobs.
Clerk's audit: More oversight needed for Freedom Memorial fundraising
Published 05/28/2013 at 12:55 p.m.
A county audit of fundraising for the Freedom Memorial in Naples shows more oversight and internal controls are needed to ensure compliance with regulations and to prevent co-mingling of funds collected by citizens and the Freedom Memorial Task Force.
Put a ring on it and didn't want it, so engagement ring suits ensue in Collier, U.S.
Published 05/26/2013 at 7:30 a.m.
Several Naples lawsuits mirror that of a pro football player who wants his engagement ring back. Florida considers an engagement ring a conditional gift, which carries a meaning whether a woman can keep it if she gets to the altar ...
County hits new sexy gift shop with code violation
Published 05/24/2013 at 9:42 p.m.
A week after Flynt Sexy Gifts opened, Collier County Code Enforcement hit its North Naples landlord with a violation, accusing the store of operating without a sexually oriented business permit. What does store owner Jimmy Flynt plan to do next?
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