Turbulence injures several on Miami-bound flight

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say two flight attendants and several passengers have suffered minor injuries during turbulence on an American Airlines flight from Aruba to Miami. &n..
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Ex-Haitian telecom official gets 1-year jail term

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The former head of Haiti's state-owned telecommunications company has been sentenced to one year in prison for accepting bribes from Miami-based businesses.  ..
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FDLE, drug task force arrest 103 in north Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has arrested 103 people in a three-county prescription drug trafficking investigation.    The agency a..
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Number of top-ranked schools in Florida dropped

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The number of highly-rated schools in Florida is dropping sharply this year.    Florida education officials on Wednesday released annual sch..
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Air conditioner repair man accused of fraud

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detective arrested a Punta Gorda air conditioner repairman for selling a fraudulent warranty to a Port Charlotte woman. Nathan Jon ..
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Sun Splash closed due to circulation pipe failure

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Sun Splash Family Waterpark is closed Wednesday due to the failure of an eight-inch circulation pipe.  Repairs are under way, and the park is expected to reo..
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Trappers on the way to Moore Haven hours before gator attack

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

MOORE HAVEN, Fl. - WINK News has learned that trappers were on the way to Moore Haven to catch the same gator that attacked a 17-year-old boy. "Here probably the last four or five ..
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Alligator attack survivor speaks from his hospital bed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GLADES COUNTY, Fla.- An interview, just into the wink newsroom, recounts the frantic life and death struggle between a Moore Haven teen and an alligator. Kaleb Langdale lost his ri..
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Collier DAS ordinace aims to stop irresponsible breeding

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - New wording in a Collier County ordinance would change the number of pets you are allowed to have in your home. The plan is to cut down on irresponsible breed..
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More from gator bite survivor, in his own words

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Kaleb "Fred" Langdale is in good spirits, one day after he lost one of his arms in an alligator attack Monday in Moore Haven. From his hospital room at Lee Memor..
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Oil spill in Lehigh canal angers residents

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - An illegal dumping investigation in Lehigh Acres has a neighborhood very upset.  It was enough for a concerned resident to call WINK News and report ..
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NAACP joins forces with law enforcement to combat crime

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The NAACP met with Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott to talk about crime in the black community. It was a chance for members of the black community in Fort Myers to g..
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SeaWorld appeals whale contact ban

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - SeaWorld is appealing a federal judge's ruling that animal trainers can't have unprotected contact with killer whales during public performances.   &..
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Man gets 45 years for killing ex-girlfriend

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend.    A Miami-Dade judge sentenced 29-year-old Larry W..
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Crash on sb I-75 near Bayshore causes complete roadblock

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A vehicle accident caused a complete roadblock on southbound I-75 at mile marker 141 during rush hour on Tuesday. All southbound lanes have been reopened.
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Residents want old Matlacha Bridge to become artificial reef

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

MATLACHA, Fla.- Could the old Matlacha Bridge turn into an artificial reef? As construction continues to build a new bridge, next to the old bridge, some residents are pushing for ..
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Witnesses describe Glades County alligator attack

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MOORE HAVEN, Fla. - A Glades County teenager is recovering after an alligator attack took off part of his right arm. Attempts to reattch the limb were unsuccessful. Authorities say..
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Code Enforcement shuts down animal sanctuary to visitors

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A Collier County animal refuge is now closed to visitors. Code Enforcement ordered Shy Wolf Sanctuary to stop all tours of their extensive East Naples compoun..
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Call for Action: What rights do renters have?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A WINK News investigation uncovered that a renter in Florida doesn't have a legal right to working air conditioning. We also found that problems with mold and le..
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Small brush fire burns in Golden Gate Estates

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A brush fire is burning at 3262 20th Ave. SE in Golden Gate Estates. That location is just off Everglades Blvd. The fire is small in size and no structures ar..
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