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  • Collier County Sheriff's Office deputies swarm at the entrance to Physicians Regional Hospital on Pine Ridge Road in East Naples on Tuesday evening. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • According to court records Jeffery Moretz moved his home and contracting business to this home on the 1000 block of 17th Street NW in Golden Gate Estates after being evicted from a North Naples home in March. According to the couple's divorce filings in mid June, Christine Moretz listed the North Naples  house as her permanent address, although neighbors said they haven't seen anyone there for the last few months. Jeffery Moretz is accused of shooting and killing Christine Moretz at Physicians Regional Hospital on Tuesday evening before turning the gun on himself. While authorities acknowledged he was in intensive care as of Tuesday night, the details have not released as to his condition or location. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Collier County Sheriff's Office deputies swarm at the entrance to Physicians Regional Hospital on Pine Ridge Road in East Naples on Tuesday evening. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Collier County Sheriff's Office deputies swarm at the entrance to Physicians Regional Hospital on Pine Ridge Road in East Naples on Tuesday evening. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Paramedics prepare to load a shooter in a murder, attempted suicide onto a waiting Med Evac helicopter at Physicians Regional Hospital on Pine Ridge Road in East Naples on Tuesday evening.  The victim, a woman, was visiting someone in the hospital at the time. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Jeffery Moretz appears in court with his attorney, Jerry Berry, not pictured, on Friday afternoon to try and convince Collier Circuit Judge Fredrick Hardt to give him back his car, currently being held by the Collier County Sheriff's Office. Moretz is charged with the shooting death of his estranged wife, Christine Moretz, at Physicians Regional Hospital in North Naples on July 5. With no one to speak on behalf of the estate of Christine Moretz, Judge Hardt denied the defendant's request. Tristan Spinsk/Staff
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Students in Loren Finger's 5th grade class at Big Cypress Elementary School cheer as Finger announces 'no homework tonight'  after she was named a 'Teacher of Distinction' by the Education Foundation of Collier County on Wednesday morning. Representatives from the Education Foundation of Collier County spent Wednesday morning visiting classrooms throughout Collier County to announce the honors. All recipients of the 'Teacher of Distinction' award are now in the running for the Golden Apple Award, which will be announced this spring.
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From left, volunteers Ellen Schmidt, Barbara Johnson and Bette Aymar welcome guests to the 2012 Naples Winter Wine Festival at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in North Naples on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. This year's theme was 'Believe in Magic.'

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Lynn Smallwood-McMillin, executive director of the historic Ted Smallwood Store in Chokoloskee, prepares to take down the 'temporarily closed' sign in 2011 after six months of closure and legal battles over access to the Smallwood's Store, the historic landmark reopened Sunday morning after a court order prompted Florida-Georgia Grove LLP, the property owner of Mamie Street where the store and museum sits, to take down it's fence and allow access to the store that's catered to Chokoloskee residents for over one hundred years.
  • Both locations of the Gyrene Burger take-out and delivery restaurant closed in May 2013 in the Naples area. Daily News file
  • CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy, right, visits with Bonnie Dudley, a part-time resident of Naples, at TwinEagles golf course in North Naples on Thursday morning during the announcement that the LPGA tour will be coming to Naples in 2012. The CME Group Titleholders will be played at TwinEagles on Nov. 15 - 18, 2012, and will host the world's best female golfers after a season-long qualifying process as they compete for a $1.5 million purse and a $500,000 first-place check. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy speaks to members of the press at TwinEagles golf course in North Naples on Thursday morning to announce that the LPGA tour will be coming to Naples in 2012. The CME Group Titleholders will be played at TwinEagles on Nov. 15 - 18, 2012, and will host the world's best female golfers after a season-long qualifying process as they compete for a $1.5 million purse and a $500,000 first-place check. Tristan Spinski/Staff
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Giuliano Matarese, originally from Naples, Italy and executive chef at Sale e Pepe in Marco Island, works in the restaurant kitchen in this file photo. Matarese formerly worked as Chef de Partie at Charlie Palmer’s Aureole, a Michelin-star restaurant in New York City.
  • Dr. Pia Myers, right, Pediatric Emergency Room Director for the Naples Community Hospital North Naples campus, prepares to stitch up the nose of Bertin Nunez, center, 3, following a scooter accident as his mother, Irma Moreno, second from right, both of Naples, stand by his bedside on Friday afternoon. Dr. Myers started as NCH's new pediatric emergency department head on May 1 after many years working in Jacksonville, and said she is very enthusiastic about the upcoming pediatric ER that will be coming on line in phases, starting this fall. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Angel Vargas of Fort Myers fishes off the west side of the Estero Boulevard bridge that spans New Pass south of Lovers Key.
  • Robert Alter sits by his defense attorney in the courtroom at the Collier County Courthouse in Naples on Thursday afternoon. Charged with 20 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and three counts of attempted sexual battery against girls between the ages of 7 and 11, Alter, 60, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on all counts and charges and Collier Circuit Judge Fredrick Hardt sentenced Alter to serve 30 years in prison. Alter is a former volunteer at two Collier County elementary schools. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Robert Alter sits by his defense attorney in the courtroom at the Collier County Courthouse in Naples on Thursday afternoon. Charged with 20 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and three counts of attempted sexual battery against girls between the ages of 7 and 11, Alter, 60, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on all counts and charges and Collier Circuit Judge Fredrick Hardt sentenced Alter to serve 30 years in prison. Alter is a former volunteer at two Collier County elementary schools. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Robert Alter sits by his defense attorney in the courtroom at the Collier County Courthouse in Naples on Thursday afternoon. Charged with 20 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and three counts of attempted sexual battery against girls between the ages of 7 and 11, Alter, 60, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on all counts and charges and Collier Circuit Judge Fredrick Hardt sentenced Alter to serve 30 years in prison. Alter is a former volunteer at two Collier County elementary schools. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Robert Alter sits by his defense attorney in the courtroom at the Collier County Courthouse in Naples on Thursday afternoon. Charged with 20 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and three counts of attempted sexual battery against girls between the ages of 7 and 11, Alter, 60, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on all counts and charges and Collier Circuit Judge Fredrick Hardt sentenced Alter to serve 30 years in prison. Alter is a former volunteer at two Collier County elementary schools. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • A newly hatched logger head turtle makes its way from its nest in the dunes on Barefoot Beach to the Gulf waters at dawn on Thursday morning - where it will swim for roughly 48 hours out to sea to reach the protection of the expansive floating beds of sargassum seaweeds . Volunteers and turtle monitors excavated one of the last remaining sea turtle nests on Barefoot Beach for the 2006 nesting season. Of the 130 eggs in the unearthed nest, turtle monitors found four live logger heads, two dead, 44 hatched eggs and 86 unhatched - a disappointing but common ratio for sea turtle hatchlings this late in the nesting season. Given the perils of predatory animals, mainly pelicans and large fish that feed on the young turtles, as well as the dangers of being run over by boats or tangled in fishing nets, this baby sea turtle has a one in a thousandth chance of surviving to reach adulthood. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Rick Heidrich, of Bloomfield Township, Mich., dances with his 2-year-old granddaughter, Joslyn Phillips, to the Irish folk music of West of Galway at McCabe's Irish Pub and Grill in Naples on Sunday, March 28, 2010. West of Galway is in the final round of a 'Battle of the Bands'. If they win by email voting, they will perform at the Celtic Fusion International Musical Arts Festival in County Down, Ireland.
  • Following a break in thunderstorms, an alligator lies in the shallow waters east of U.S. 41 in eastern Collier County on Tuesday afternoon. A series of heavy thunderstorms brought several inches of rain to Collier County on Tuesday afternoon, prompting the National Weather Service in Miami to issue a flood advisory for parts of Collier County on Tuesday evening. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Brien Spina, co-owner of Captain Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club in Marco Island, expanded his seafood restaurant in 2005 into a comedy club. Now it has become one of the premier destinations for comedians in southwest Florida - drawing in national acts like Tom Green, Lynne Koplitz, Jo Koy and Jackie Mason.
  • Captain Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club in Marco Island on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. The owners, Brien Spina and his father, Santo Spina, expanded their seafood restaurant five years ago into a comedy club. Now it has become one of the premier destinations for comedians in southwest Florida - drawing in national acts like Tom Green, Jo Koy and Jackie Mason. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Captain Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club in Marco Island, expanded their seafood restaurant five years ago into a comedy club. Now it has become one of the premier destinations for comedians in southwest Florida - drawing in national acts like Tom Green, Lynne Koplitz, Jo Koy and Jackie Mason. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Santo Spina, left, and his son Brien Spina, co-owners of Captain Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club in Marco Island, expanded their seafood restaurant five years ago into a comedy club. Now it has become one of the premier destinations for comedians in southwest Florida - drawing in national acts like Tom Green, Lynne Koplitz, Jo Koy and Jackie Mason. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Jo Koy performs at Captain Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club in Marco Island on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Crowds enjoy comedian Jo Koy's performance at Captain Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club in Marco Island on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • People wait to be seated for the show at Captain Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club in Marco Island on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Brenda Cante, right, a server at Captain Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club drops off drinks to customers before the show on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Jo Koy performs at Captain Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club in Marco Island on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Jacquee Cabral, center, and her husband Corey Cabral, right, of Red Lodge, Mont., enjoy comedian Thai Rivera's performance as he opens up for Jo Koy at Captain Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club in Marco Island on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. Photo by Tristan Spinski
  • Bernice Ciaffone, right, and Alexandra Tors, both of Bonita Springs, examine a photographic display of the historic E.P. Nutting House during the grand opening of the Storter Art Collection, hosted by the Bonita Springs Historical Society at the Liles Hotel in Bonita Springs on Friday evening. The Storter Collection is comprised of a group of painting depicting the early history of Collier County. it will be on display at the Liles Hotel in Riverside Park in Bonita Springs through February of 2007. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Zachery Whittington, 9, of Bonita Springs, spent his Sunday afternoon fishing for snook on the docks behind the Liles Hotel in Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. The Bonita Springs City Council is considering approving its first lease for the Liles Hotel on September 6 - giving the Historical Society the only long-term, low-rent agreement. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Bernice Ciaffone, right, and Alexandra Tors, both of Bonita Springs, examine a photographic display of the historic E.P. Nutting House during the grand opening of the Storter Art Collection, hosted by the Bonita Springs Historical Society at the Liles Hotel in Bonita Springs on Friday evening. The Storter Collection is comprised of a group of painting depicting the early history of Collier County. it will be on display at the Liles Hotel in Riverside Park in Bonita Springs through February of 2007. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Zachery Whittington, 9, of Bonita Springs, spent his Sunday afternoon fishing for snook on the docks behind the Liles Hotel in Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. The Bonita Springs City Council is considering approving its first lease for the Liles Hotel on September 6 - giving the Historical Society the only long-term, low-rent agreement. Tristan Spinski/Staff
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  • Firefighters carry an actor out through a mock disaster scene during a Collier County Crisis Response Coordination Exercise at the Naples Municipal Airport on Wednesday morning. The exercise included participants from the City of Naples Airport Authority, the Collier County Sheriff's Office, the Naples Police Department, the Naples Fire Department and multiple local fire departments supporting the Disaster Response Team for Hazardous Materials, the Civil Air Patrol, the Transportation Security Administration, the American Red Cross, Physicians Regional Medical Center, NCH Healthcare System, Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and the Collier County Health Department's Medical Reserve Corps. Tristan Spinski/Staff
  • Firefighters carry an actor out through a mock disaster scene during a Collier County Crisis Response Coordination Exercise at the Naples Municipal Airport on Wednesday morning. The exercise included participants from the City of Naples Airport Authority, the Collier County Sheriff's Office, the Naples Police Department, the Naples Fire Department and multiple local fire departments supporting the Disaster Response Team for Hazardous Materials, the Civil Air Patrol, the Transportation Security Administration, the American Red Cross, Physicians Regional Medical Center, NCH Healthcare System, Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and the Collier County Health Department's Medical Reserve Corps. Tristan Spinski/Staff
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 Tourists and residents line the beach in front of the Ritz Carlton Naples beach resort.  The Collier Community Alliance would like to increase the tourism tax, something many hotels are against.
  • Governor Rick Scott wears his 'governor's boots' to the heavy equipment mechanics program at the Immokalee Technical Center  on Friday morning. After talking with students working in the classroom, Scott outlined his seven initiative '2012 job creation and economic growth agenda,' to students, teachers, school district officials and the press. Tristan Spinsk/Staff
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  • A crowd of children including Rebekah Kilpatrick, center, 7, of Fort Myers, and Kim Thompson, second from right, 11, of Cape Coral, watch as Olga Surnina, left, and Yoan Quiala, second from left, both with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, demonstrate proper rope climbing technique during pre-show activities. 'The Greatest Show on Earth' returns to Germain Arena Jan. 3-6, 2013
  • Moncerrt Alonso, left, 9, of Bonita Springs, practices balancing a peacock feather on her hand under the supervision of Dean Kelley, right, a clown with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, during pre-show activities at Germain Arena.
  • Barbara Neiss, second from left, with the Shalom Dancers from the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte counties, dances with Alina Saunders, 4, of Boston, during a group performance in front of several hundred people in the courtyard at Mercato in North Naples in this 2011 file photo. 
  
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Tourists and residents enjoy a northern Collier County beach, a draw for tourism in the area.
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If you consider Collier County a business, and Jack Wert, executive director of the Collier County Tourist Development Council (TDC), does; expect a lot of business to be transacted over the Memorial Day weekend. Above, seasonal resident Dave Harmon relaxes on the beach at Delnor Wiggins State Park. ; Michel Fortier/Staff
If you consider Collier County a business, and Jack Wert, executive director of the Collier County Tourist Development Council (TDC), does; expect a lot of business to be transacted over the Memorial Day weekend. 

Above, Canton, Ohio residents Mike Hutcheson and his son, Owen Hucheson, 5, play paddle ball on the beach with friends at Delnor Wiggins State Park.   ; Lisa Krantz/Staff
Jack Wert does, executive director of the Collier County Tourist Development Council (TDC), expects a lot of business to be transacted over the Memorial Day weekend. "Memorial Day weekend is one of our top holiday weekends for visitation to the destination," he said. "We'll get families and couples coming here," many from feeder markets elsewhere within Florida. "Traditionally, the hotels are pretty close to full occupancy." Above, Wert talks with Community Development Administrator Joe Schmitt during a Board of County Commissioners/Tourist Development Council Joint Workshop.
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"Memorial Day is a sellout, and it usually is," said Bob Pfeffer, sales and marketing director at the Marco Island Marriott. "We're excited that the demand is still there for leisure in Marco Island. It's a very solid weekend for us." Above, Pfeffer with his wife Sherrie at a recent Marriott reception.
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If you consider Collier County a business, and Jack Wert, executive director of the Collier County Tourist Development Council (TDC), does; expect a lot of business to be transacted over the Memorial Day weekend. Above, seasonal resident Dave Harmon relaxes on the beach at Delnor Wiggins State Park. ; File
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 From left, George Poli, of Trenton, N.J., Paige Kinstler, 14, of Naples, Connie Kinstler, of Naples, Jill Kinstler, 10, of Naples, and Natalie Smith, of Naples, don Santa hats as they prepare to greet family at Southwest Florida International Airport in 2011. Travel is up several percentage points versus the same time last year in  October and has risen for the past four months.
  • An aerial view of the Ritz-Carleton hotel and resort in Naples on Monday, April 11, 2011. Tristan Spinski/Staff
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 Throngs of people line the water at Vanderbilt Beach next to the Ritz-Carlton hotel and resort in Naples.  Seasonal residents and visitors are on the rise as Southwest Florida prepares and braces for a large population increase.

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