Civil rights leaders cry foul over poll closures

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Sarasota-area civil rights leaders say plans to eliminate dozens of voting precincts in the southwest Florida county amounts to voter suppression.  ..
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Fla. town's ex-comptroller gets prison for theft

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MIAMI (AP) - The former comptroller of a South Florida town will serve more than two years in prison for stealing more than $200,000 in town money.    Authorities sa..
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Revised Florida gopher tortoise goals proposed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Proposed changes in Florida's gopher tortoise management plan are aimed at restoring its population so it'll no longer need threatened species protection.&..
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Legal experts discuss FAMU band member interviews

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Legal experts say band members' statements to investigators that a Florida A & M University drum major willingly got on a bus where he e..
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Boy, 12, dies days after crashing car at track

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 12-year-old who crashed in to a wall during a children's race at a central Florida race track has died.    The Tampa Ba..
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Mack opens big lead in Florida GOP Senate contest

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV of Fort Myers has become the frontrunner in a three-way contest for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, a Quinnipiac Un..
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Police: Cab driver shot passenger in self-defense

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a Titusville cab driver likely won't be charged with fatally shooting a passenger.    Authorities did not identify the driver, who..
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Everblades win first ever Kelly Cup

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

ESTERO, Fla.- After 14 years of existence and two previous trips to the finals, the Florida Everblades have finally won the Kelly Cup. The Everblades defeated the Las Vegas Wrangle..
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David Lawrence Center gets $200,000 grant

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- Each year, the Naples Winter Wine Festival raises millions of dollars to help children in Collier County. In 2012, the Winter Wine Festival raise $12.2 milli..
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Local attorney arrested, charged with steal $830,000

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A local attorney is in jail accused of stealing his former partner's identity.  Investigators say he stole nearly $1 million from clients.  Sebastian ..
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Arcadia boy injured in race track wreck dies

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ARCADIA, Fla. - A 12-year-old Arcadia boy died Wednesday, days after a crash at the Auburndale Speedway near Winter Haven.  People in Arcadia tell WINK News Morr came from a f..
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War widow linked back to late husband through bracelet

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's a love story, sixty years in the making. An unexpected turn of events linked a Fort Myers war widow with a beloved bracelet she gave to her late husband, bef..
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Cape man recovering from surgery has savings stolen

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The victim of a heartless theft is speaking only to WINK News. Cape Coral Police say a woman, in her 60's to 70's, stole thousands of dollars. It's money, and a ..
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Family pet poisoned by toad

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Gailhard

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers family almost lost their beloved pet after it was poisoned by a toad. Poisonings like this one are on the rise this year.  "My wife knocked..
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Mosquitoes swarm Southwest Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

FORT MYERS, Fla.-  This may come as a "buzz" kill, but mosquitoes are already beginning to swarm Southwest Florida. These disease-carrying insects call the area "home" from la..
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Crimestoppers convention happening in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

ESTERO, Fla.- Crimestoppers from Southwest Florida and across the country were sharing tips with each other.   From Washington DC to Puerto Rico, the Crimestoppers progra..
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Fort Myers lawyer arrested on theft and fraud charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The State Attorney’s Office investigators arrested Sebastian John Balliro on Wednesday, following an investigation into several of his businesses, including..
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FMPD searches for attempted burglary suspects

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Saturday, at 11:14 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to an attempted burglary at Shoot Straight located at 2418 Colonial Boulevard. An activated ..
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Public safety trumps politics in hurricane season

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott calls off the Republican National Convention in Tampa as a Category 3 storm bears down on Florida's west coast in a fictitious scenario wor..
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Police release sketch of sexual battery suspect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Wednesday, the Fort Myers Police Department released a sketch of a man suspected of a recent sexual battery in hopes someone in the community will recognize hi..
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