Effects of 2010 oil spill still being felt in Gulf of Mexico

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. -- Friday marks two years since the nation's worst offshore oil spill.  BP's underwater well sparked an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20..
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Lehigh woman gets 10 years for fatally stabbing husband

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida woman has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for fatally stabbing her husband.  A Lee County judge sentenced 42-year-ol..
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Local pilots react to small plane crash in Gulf of Mexico

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard says a small plane has sunk into the Gulf of Mexico and that crews flying over the site saw no signs that its pilot survived the crash. The p..
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Firefighters contain brush fire in Golden Gate Estates

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Collier County firefighters swarmed the scene of a brush fire, burning dangerously close to two homes off Everglades Boulevard on Thursday night. The 11-..
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Cape Coral residents fed up with litterbugs dumping trash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- Covering the Cape, where some say trash is taking over! Residents tell WINK News they are fed up with people using their city as a dumping ground. And now, they'..
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Public Pools Required to have Wheelchair Lifts Next Month

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Janet Wilson

 The federal government wants to make sure anyone, no matter their physical ability, can use a swimming pool. Changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2010 require al..
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Seven mile bridge to close for race

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - The longest bridge in the Florida Keys Overseas Highway is scheduled to close for about two hours this weekend for an annual footrace. Local deputies are plan..
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Space shuttle officially turned over to Smithsonian

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - NASA turned over space shuttle Discovery on Thursday to the Smithsonian Institution, the first in its orbiter fleet to be transferred to a U.S. museum. The U...
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Collier County teenager reaches plea deal in parents killing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Alex Crain, the Collier County teenager accused of killing his parents has accepted a plea deal that will reduce the amount of time he spends in prison. Crain..
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Hot spots popping up in Bonita fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla - Fire crews are continuing to mop up the land charred by a fire East of Bonita Springs. The fire off Bonita Grande Drive is now 100 percent contained, but hot ..
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Stand your ground law to be scrutinized

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's self-defense laws - including a measure known as the "stand your ground" law - will be examined over the next year by a task force put together b..
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Pilot identified in Gulf of Mexico plane crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A pilot flying a Cessna across the Gulf of Mexico stopped responding to radio calls including those from two F-15 aviators who flew alongside and monitored t..
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Father, Son Arrested for Odometer Tampering

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

Lee Sheriff's deputies have arrested a father and son from Cape Coral on charges of odometer tampering.  Investigators say the pair advertised what they could do, to turn back..
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Gulf oil spill threatens fish

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alex Fruin

   BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - Two years after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists say they're finding trouble with sick fish that dwell along offshore reefs a..
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Brush fire in Bonita causes kids and horses to evacuate

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla -- Firefighters have contained a 50 acre brush fire that broke out near Bonita Grande Road and East Terry Street. No homes were ever in danger but a dozen kids ..
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Local woman shares "American Bandstand" memories

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

NAPLES, Fla. -  It's the end of an era.  Dick Clark, the entertainment icon who introduced some of Rock and Roll's biggest acts and hippest dance moves has passed away. I..
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Homeless man in Ft Myers charged with second degree murder

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A homeless man now faces second degree murder charges.  Police say Damon Snider beat Jonathan Obenauer to death.The crime happened in the woods behind Hobb..
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Army denies early release for Cape Coral soldier

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

SEATTLE (AP) - The Army has denied early release for a soldier who tried to blow the whistle on a plot to kill Afghan civilians in 2010, only to later be convicted in the plot hims..
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Crain expected to accept plea deal, sentenced on Thursday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Thursday morning, the Collier County teen accused of killing his parents is expected to accept a guilty plea.  Alex Crain faces two charges of manslaug..
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15 horses evacuated in Bonita Springs brush fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla -- The call came in just before 5:00pm and fire crews have been working to contain this fire ever since. The latest information we have is that the fire is st..
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