2 Pt. Charlotte teens arrested for home invasion

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives have arrested two teens in connection with the Apr. 8 armed home invasion robbery in the 18400 block of Robinson Avenue,..
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K-9 bites suspect during arrest in Lakeland

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Police officers say a K-9 named Quanto did what he was supposed to when he saw a suspect struggling with his handler during an arrest. He bit the suspect.&nbs..
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Martin's mom says Fla. shooting was an accident

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The mother of an unarmed teen killed by a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer is saying she thinks the shooting was an accident.    Sybrina Fulton was ..
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Prosecutors face hurdles in Trayvon Martin case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors face steep hurdles to win a second-degree murder conviction against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed ..
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Florida CFO Jeff Atwater stops by WINK studios

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Florida legislature passed several  key initiatives this spring that should increase transparency on how your tax dollars are spent. You also now have be..
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Coast Guard tests oil spill response plans

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard is practicing its response to a future oil spill off the Florida Keys. Coast Guard officials say Thursday's exercise will test updates to thei..
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Fla. killer Gore set to die by lethal injection

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - David Alan Gore was set to be executed Thursday nearly 29 years after murdering 17-year-old Lynn Elliott, whose attempted escape ended a string of rapes and mur..
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Second-degree murder charge in Trayvon Martin case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Wednesday after months of mounting..
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Naples sailor competing in 2012 Olympics

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- This summer, Southwest Florida will have the chance to cheer for one of their own in the Olympics. Trevor Moore, of Naples, has qualified for the US Olympic Sailing ..
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Tufano home after accident involving Tampa Bay Rays player

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- A Charlotte County man is now recovering at home after being in the hospital for several weeks.Tony Tufano was riding his motorcycle when he was hit and left wi..
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What does 2nd degree murder charge against Zimmerman mean?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- George Zimmerman will have a bond hearing, where his attorney plans to ask for his release.  WINK News wanted to know what the difference is between first ..
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Current drought shrinks Cape Coral's canals

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- The hot, dry weather is shrinking Cape Coral's canals. The city is fighting the dry weather to keep those canals full and is taking steps to make sure they don't..
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Semi-truck rollover blocks I-75 NB on ramp at Luckett

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.-  A tractor trail has rolled over on the I-75 northbound ramp at Luckett Rd. in Fort Myers. Drivers should seek an alternate route.
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Prison offsets costs by growing hydroponic food

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- Two years ago, Colonel Derek Snider knew he wanted to put in a hydroponic food garden at the prison. There was just one small problem, he had no money to do ..
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Businesses get second chance at BP payout

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's been almost two years since the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Business owners like John Paeno say they're just now beginning to recover. We first met Paen..
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Fatal crash on US 41 blocks traffic in N. Ft. Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Emergency workers are on the scene of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on US 41 at Del Prado Blvd. Northbound traffic on US 41 is blocked off at this ti..
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Girl dies after gate falls on her

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 7-year-old Tampa girl died after an apartment complex gate fell on her.    Tampa police believe Zhanaye Williams was trying to m..
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Charlotte Co. sheriff suspends his re-election campaign

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Sheriff Bill Cameron of Charlotte County will be holding a press conference to announce that he will be suspending his re-election campaign in anticipation ..
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Trayvon Martin parents eager for arrest

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The parents of Trayvon Martin say charges against George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting their son would start the healing process, but they won't stop fighting u..
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Health officials warn of algae bloom

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Dan Dobson and his family are loading onto their boat at the W.P. Franklin Lock. They came from Michigan to spend the week fishing. But fisherman like Dobson are..
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