Challenger Explosion: 36th Anniversary Recollections from Naples Residents

Naples, Florida – On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger tragically broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, claiming the lives of all seven crew members. The spacecraft disintegrated 46,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 11:39 a.m. In 2011, the Naples Daily News asked readers to … Read more

Explosion and Fire in Naples Neighborhood Sends One to Hospital

EAST NAPLES, Fla. – An RV explosion and fire in a neighborhood in East Naples resulted in one person being hospitalized for burns, according to Adam Fisher, spokesperson for the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred at around 10:15 p.m. on Friday in the 3600 block of Seagrape Avenue. When deputies arrived at the … Read more

Explosion at East Naples RV Leaves One Injured with Burns

EAST NAPLES, Fla. — An RV explosion in East Naples resulted in one person being hospitalized with burn injuries, believed to have been caused by a gas leak. The incident occurred at 3601 Seagrape Avenue, prompting a response from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office around 10:16 p.m. Fortunately, when deputies arrived at the scene, there … Read more

Workplace Violence Results in Fatal Shooting at Naples Hotel

Naples, Florida – A tragic incident of workplace violence took place at a resort in Naples on New Year’s Eve. Former employee James Gamble, 64, entered the Port of the Islands Resort and fatally shot 35-year-old Zachary Ludwig, who was working at the front desk. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene around … Read more

Elderly Woman Fatally Shot in Naples Care Facility: Suspect Identified

NAPLES, Utah – On Sunday, a tragic incident occurred at a residential care facility in Naples, Uintah County, resulting in the death of a 72-year-old woman. According to local law enforcement, the woman, identified as Patricia Bingham, was shot and killed at the facility. The Naples Police Department reported that officers and emergency medical services … Read more