Florida teachers union, others sue voucher program

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida's teachers union along with the NAACP and organizations representing school boards and school officials are suing over the state's largest private school..
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Woman struck by train, loses arm

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By: Eileen Cofre

BELLEVIEW, Fla.- Authorities say a young woman lost her right arm after being struck by a train in north Florida.    The Marion County Sheriff's Office reports that ..
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Man gets 15 years for fatal robbery

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

BARTOW, Fla.- A central Florida man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a fatal robbery.    As part of a deal with Polk County prosecutors to avoid a possib..
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Estero Fantasy 5 player wins jackpot

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- One "Fantasy 5" game player has selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $214,964.54.    The Florida Lottery said Thursday that th..
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Man struck by SUV and car, dragged a block

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By: Eileen Cofre

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Police say a man was struck by a sports utility vehicle and then dragged about a block by another vehicle in Jacksonville.    The SUV driver told..
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Police: denied marriage request spurs attack

Updated 10 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

OCALA, Fla.- Authorities say an elderly man was beaten after he refused another man permission to marry his girlfriend. The Marion County Sheriff's Office reports that deputie..
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SWFL horse rescue fundraiser

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- SW FL Horse Rescue is a local 501c non-profit horse rescue located right here in SW Florida.  The farm has recently acquired 40 acres on State Road 31..
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Gov. Scott to visit SWFL school

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By: Victoria Kasselman

Charlotte County, Fla.- Governor Rick Scott will participate in Commissioner Pam Stewart’s Back-to-School tour.  Vineland Elementary School in Charlo..
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Man gets life in prison for death of Lakeland police officer

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By: Erin Sheehan

Bartow, Fla.- A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a Lakeland police officer.    A Polk County judge sentenced 21-year-old Kyle Wil..
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Zuckerberg impersonator lures in man to scam

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Corey Lazar

FORT MYERS, FL.-A warning for Facebook users who may fall victim to a scam. "They scammed me and I knew better," said the southwest Florida victim.We're hiding the identity of a ma..
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Lee County school board opts out of state mandated testing

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's a historic decision affecting children in southwest Florida. Lee County became the first school district in Florida Wednesday night to opt out of standardize..
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CCSO investigating nursing home after man outside for hours

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By: Rachel Spangenthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Only WINK News went inside a North Naples nursing home Wednesday, pressing administrators for answers after detectives said a 90 year old resident was left ou..
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Deputy involved in crash with student on admin. leave

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's deputy involved in a crash last week that killed a high school student is on administrative leave. Corporal Douglas Hood was driving alon..
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Class ring sparks search for mystery student

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Morgan Frances

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The faculty at Bishop Verot has some homework to do, and they need your help. A school administrator discovered something that had been hiding in the school's saf..
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Sleep and your teen: Should SWFL schools start later?

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Jamie Ostroff

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A lack of sleep could mean trouble in school to teens, according to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.The study says high schools across..
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Battle for Isles of Capri Fire Department continues

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

Collier County, Fla., - The primary is over, but the battle for one local fire department continues.  The Isles of Capri Fire Department will stay open after firefighters won ..
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Lee County parents rally around Opting Out of Testing

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Samantha Smink

LEE COUNTY. Fla- Some Lee County parents, have had enough of high stakes testing. A group rallied in red outside Wednesday night's school board meeting, there to support the board'..
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Nursing home leaves 90-year-old outside in heat for hours

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Jennifer Jones

NAPLES, Fla.- A 90-year-old-man nearly died after being left out in the heat for several hours. Deputies say staff at the Aristocrat Nursing Home on Immokalee Rd. put Robert Bernar..
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Fixes that can save you thousands on home insurance

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. Home insurance is one of the priciest bills you'll pay each year. But, did you know you could easily slash it by 30, even 50-percent? All it takes is a few quick f..
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Program teaches kids to be safer pedestrians

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's happening more and more in Lee County and across the country. Teenagers walking across the street with their phones in their faces and that can lead to serio..
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