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Video: Childhood friends, brothers rock stage as Them Hamilton Boys

This band of friends, which includes two brothers, are dreaming big, with plans to release new music this summer. → Read More

90th Anniversary Tamiami Trail Celebration

Barron Collier III, the grandson of the late Barron Collier, gives the same speech his grandfather gave roughly 90 years ago after the construction and completion of the Tamiami Trail on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Everglades City. → Read More

94-year-old Naples woman celebrates her birthday by going parasailing on Fort Myers Beach

Naples resident Helen Bass celebrated her 94th birthday hundreds of feet above the Gulf of Mexico. → Read More

94-year-old Naples woman celebrates her birthday by going parasailing on Fort Myers Beach

Naples resident Helen Bass celebrated her 94th birthday hundreds of feet above the Gulf of Mexico. → Read More

A Wood stork feeds at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

A wood stork feeds in the early morning at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Naples. → Read More

Video: Call to action rally

Hundreds of protestors and gun reform advocates stand on the corner of Airport-Pulling Road and U.S. 41 chanting to passersby next to the Collier County Courthouse Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Naples. → Read More

Florida school shooting: Students speak to media in Tallahassee

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School speak to the media after arriving at Leon High School late Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 in Tallahassee. → Read More

ROTC cadets pay respects to Peter Wang, a JROTC cadet killed last week

ROTC cadets at Florida Atlantic University Armand Vezina, left, and Steven Todd White pay their respects to Peter Wang, a 15-year-old JROTC cadet, who died in last week's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. "Once I heard about Mr. Wang passing and holding the door open we had to come," said Vezina. "He deserves the utmost respect." → Read More

Alicia and her new heart

October 19, 2017. That was the day Alicia Hernandez, 2, received a new heart at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. Prior to the transplant Hernandez spent 519 days attached to an implanted ventricular device, known as a Berlin Heart. → Read More

Video: Alicia and her new heart

October 19, 2017. That was the day Alicia Hernandez, 2, received a new heart at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. Prior to the transplant Hernandez spent 519 days attached to an implanted ventricular device, known as a Berlin Heart. → Read More

Video: Barges stuck in the sand along Lowdermilk Beach

Two construction barges can be seen stuck in the sand along Lowdermilk Beach early Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Naples. The barges are suspected to have floated in with the tide overnight. → Read More

Plane crash in Bonita Springs leaves one dead

Bonita Springs Fire Chief Joseph Daigle, left, and LCSO Undersheriff Marceno brief the media at Bonita Springs Fire Station 26 after a small-engine plane crashed leaving one person dead Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Bonita Springs. → Read More

Plane crash in Bonita Springs leaves one dead

Bonita Springs Fire Chief Joseph Daigle, left, and LCSO Undersheriff Marceno brief the media at Bonita Springs Fire Station 26 after a small-engine plane crashed leaving one person dead around noon Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 in Bonita Springs. The wreck o → Read More

Video: Black bear attacks Naples man

While letting his dogs outside in a routine all too familiar Andrew Meunier was attacked by a black bear in his own backyard Tuesday night in Naples. → Read More

Video: Black bear attacks Naples man

While letting his dogs outside in a routine all too familiar Andrew Meunier was attacked by a black bear in his own backyard Tuesday night in Naples. → Read More

Video: Roots Almighty perform 'We chant woe'

Roots Almighty keyboardist Ras Chul, singer and songwriter Jesus Martinez, guitarist Willy La Torre, drummer George Cadle, and bassist Alonso Wiener perform 'We chant woe' in their studio Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 in Bonita Springs. → Read More

Video: Roots Almighty perform 'We chant woe'

Roots Almighty keyboardist Ras Chul, singer and songwriter Jesus Martinez, guitarist Willy La Torre, drummer George Cadle, and bassist Alonso Wiener perform 'We chant woe' in their studio Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 in Bonita Springs. → Read More

Best photos of 2017, Part 4 of 5: Luke Franke

It only seems like yesterday I was moving to an unknown place excited to soak it up and learn what I could. → Read More

Golden Gate firefighters carry on decades long Christmas tradition

Golden Gate firefighters carry on the decades long Christmas tradition of passing out candy canes to local kids Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 in Golden Gate. → Read More

Former child actor Mickey Kuhn talks about Gone With the Wind

Naples resident and former child actor Mickey Kuhn talks about playing a small role in Gone With the Wind 70-plus years ago. → Read More