Driver gets 10 years in killing of street side advertiser

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By: Jennifer Jones

NAPLES, Fla.- The driver convicted of killing a Collier County street side advertiser will spend the next 10 years in prison. Etem Alajbegu was sentenced by a judge this morning. L..
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Middle school student attacks school resource officer

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By: Andrew Scheinthal

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Murdock Middle School student is accused of attacking a school resource officer and trying several times to take the deputy's gun. Police say it all began w..
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NASA announces contract with two companies

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- This afternoon, NASA named two private companies to relaunch Americans into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Central Florida. Under this new agreement, ..
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State suspends 'FAIR' assessment exam for grades K-2

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By: Nicole Papageorge

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart suspended the Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading (FAIR) test for kindergarten through second graders. She se..
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Alert for missing pregnant, Hialeah teen

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By: Eileen Cofre

HIALEAH, Fla.- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a missing child alert for a pregnant South Florida teen. Officials say they are looking for 15-year-old Lindsey ..
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NTSB releases report on plane crash that killed couple

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

 LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Federal investigators have released a preliminary report to WINK News about a plane crash that killed a part-time Southwest Florida couple. Larry and Jane G..
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Officials charge two people with trafficking MDMA, marijuana

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By: Eileen Cofre

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Two people were arrested on several drug charges, including Trafficking in MDMA and Trafficking in Marijuana, following an early morning search warrant at a resi..
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Man who killed student sentenced to death

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By: Eileen Cofre

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.- An escaped Louisiana inmate convicted of killing a Florida State graduate student in northeast Florida has been sentenced to death.    Following..
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29 Cuban migrants reach land in Florida Keys

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By: Eileen Cofre

LOGGERHEAD KEY, Fla.- Twenty-nine Cuban migrants have been rescued after reaching land in the Florida Keys.    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ..
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Man accused in 4 slayings to appear in Fla. court

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla.- A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend and leaving their bodies in a field is expected to appear in a Florida court.&n..
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Universities want boost in aid for needy students

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By: Eileen Cofre

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida universities say they need millions to deal with the fallout from changes to the state's popular Bright Futures scholarship program.    Th..
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Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard

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By: Eileen Cofre

MIAMI, Fla.- U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms str..
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Florida marks 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan

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By: Eileen Cofre

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida is marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan, which remains one of the costliest tropical storms to ever make landfall in the U.S.    ..
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Vandals cut wire at tower

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By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Officials are investigating vandalism at a tower located at 10045 Amberwood Rd. Authorities say multiple FPL transformer boxes were damaged resulting in a loss of..
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2 siblings hit while heading to school bus stop

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By: Eileen Cofre

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- A brother and sister were hit by a car while crossing a street to get to their Jacksonville school bus stop.    The Florida Times-Union (http://b..
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Miami science museum gets millions for health programs

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By: Sam Mount

MIAMI, Fla. - Baptist Health South Florida is giving $5 million for health and wellness programs at the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science being built in downtown Mia..
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Fort Myers council appoves lease deal for downtown hotel

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Monday night, Fort Myers city council approved a lease deal with a developer to begin work on a 12-story Sheraton hotel next to the Harborside Event Center. The 4..
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Philippe Cousteau leads Florida research trip

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By: Sam Mount

MIAMI, Fla.- A grandson of ocean exploration pioneer Jacques Cousteau is visiting Florida to raise awareness about the effects of pollution on marine resources such as corals. ..
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Murder charges in four Tampa Bay area slayings

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Sam Mount

HUDSON, Fla.- Tampa Bay area authorities have charged a man with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend. The ..
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Friends say FGCU student loved sports, making people laugh

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- "Any time I was with the kid he put a smile on my face and everyone else that was around him." The family and friends of 19-year-old Austin Vonckx are still left ..
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