Gov. Scott defends $26 billion health costs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he wants to know what the real numbers are when it comes to paying for the federal health care overhaul.    ..
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Call for Action: Tax return identity fraud warning

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Crooks aren't just interested in stealing your electronics and jewelry anymore. They're now interested in swiping your important documents too. The lucrative..
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Call for Action Consumer Alert: Who can you trust?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - WINK News Call for Action is uncovering a scam that we've never heard of before.  But we want to make sure you know what to look for so it doesn't happen to..
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$100,000 reward offered in 7-year-old cold case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. (AP) - Temple Terrace police have announced a $100,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case of a woman who disappeared seven years ago.&n..
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Fla. men held in fatal stabbing of mother over TV

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A mentally ill Florida man who told investigators he was the devil has been charged with slitting his mother's throat with a steak knife because of an ..
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Broward considers name change to Fort Lauderdale

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Fort Lauderdale - home of the iconic 1960s Spring Break film "Where the Boys Are" - boasts 23 miles of sugar sand beaches where bathing suit-clad touri..
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ACLU: Fla. attack on civil liberties unprecedented

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - American Civil Liberties Union officials say Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature have mounted an unprecedented attack on civil liberties over the p..
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Crash slows traffic on I-75 at Pine Ridge Rd.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- An accident on northbound I-75 at Pine Ridge Road (mile marker 107) caused delays Thursday afternoon. All lanes are open, but traffic was backed up for three..
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Elderly man chases burglary suspect with a machete

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A 77-year-old burglary victim allegedly defended his home by chasing the suspect with a machete Wednesday afternoon. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says 24-yea..
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Fla. finds no wrongdoing in several voting cases

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida law-enforcement authorities are closing several voter fraud investigations, although there are major cases from the 2012 election still pending.&nb..
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Fla. deputy injured, suspect killed in drug sting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - An undercover Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy is recovering at home after a shooting that left a suspect dead during a drug sting.    Authori..
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Tyler Perry offers $100K reward in Fla. cold cases

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Filmmaker Tyler Perry is offering a $100,000 reward for information in the decade-old case of two men who went missing after separate encounters with a sheriff'..
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Boy, 6, killed by hit-and-run driver in Miramar

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) - Police say a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 6-year-old boy who was crossing a road with his uncle after leaving a McDonald's restaurant.   &n..
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Meth lab found at north Fla. Marriott

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Deputies responding to a call about credit card fraud found a meth lab at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach.    Sgt. Chuck Mu..
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Police: St. Pete teen dies when gun discharges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Police say a St. Petersburg teen shot himself in the head after telling friends he keeps one round out of the firing chamber to prevent an accidental di..
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Suspended search for new UF president costly

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The University of Florida's president is staying put, but the search for a successor still wound up costing the school.    UF President Bernie Machen, who has led th..
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Florida schools 6th in Education Week rankings

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's public schools have returned to the top 10 in a national ranking at sixth place due to high marks for coordinating kindergarten through 12th grad..
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Propane leak in Ft. Myers causes temporary road closures

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- U.S. 41 has reopened between College Parkway and Brantley Road after a propane leak at the site of the old Clarion hotel that began at 9:00 a.m. this morning. Aus..
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Art Walk co-founder: Art Walk is not about alcohol

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

FORT MYERS, Fla. - According to Art Walk's co-founder, the event draws more than 1500 visitors to the downtown area each month. Many of those visitors patronize the shops and resta..
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'Big Rig' bookmobile rolls through Southwest Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A new non-profit is rolling through Southwest Florida and it's looking for children's books. Big Rig Books was created with the goal of promoting children's lite..
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