Dramatic drop in preliminary FCAT writing scores

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Preliminary results show a dramatic decline in writing scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.    The State Board of Education ..
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FAMU president: band will remain suspended

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The Florida A&M University marching band will remain suspended through the 2012-2013 academic year while the school works to set new rules following the fatal hazing of a band ..
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2 Cape criminals sentenced to prison

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A pair of Cape Coral criminals has been sentenced to state prison. Kurt John Cole has been sentenced to 50 months for 2 counts of grand theft of a firearm, 3 coun..
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Crime Stopper tips lead to arrest of lottery ticket thief

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Following widespread media coverage showing photos of suspects involved in the theft of lottery tickets from the Circle K Gas Station, located 1181 Homestead Ro..
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Detectives await autopsy results in Avens St. murder

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives are awaiting the outcome of an autopsy of the body found buried Saturday in a grave at 161 Avens Stree..
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Cape police arrest suspect in overnight burglary

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police arrested Benjamin Rodriguez Jr. on charges of Burglary and Grand Theft in an overnight auto burglary. On Sunday night, officers were dispatched ..
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Snake handler recovering from cobra bite

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A professional snake handler is recovering after being bitten by a cobra during a live show.    The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/JoxUJJ ) repo..
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Man's body pulled from Intracoastal in South Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man's body was found in the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale.    A caller alerted police to the body about 6:30 p.m..
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Large sinkhole opens behind North Fla. house

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JONESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A large sinkhole forced a north Florida couple out of the home they built 37 years ago.    The 80-foot-long and 40-foot-wide sinkhole opened ..
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Boy, 12, saves 4 younger siblings from fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MILTON, Fla. (AP) - Officials are crediting a 12-year-old boy for saving his four younger siblings from their burning home near Pensacola.    Family members told the..
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Fort Myers Police honoring the Fallen

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.    This morning Fort Myers Police and the community came together to honor the fallen.   They held a prayer and candle light vigil  just b..
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At least 9 SW Florida Moms Give Birth on Mother's Day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- This Mother's Day was a very special one for some Southwest Florida moms who welcomed new babies on Sunday. Marissa Mendes was one of them. She gave birth to her..
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Port Charlotte man charged with first degree murder

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

Port Charlotte, FLA. - Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives charged Juan Reyes, 47, 161 Avens Street, Port Charlotte, with First Degree Murder. The body of a whi..
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Official released from hospital after Turnpike shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official has been released from a South Florida hospital two days after encountering a gunman on Florida's Turnpik..
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Officials: Arson at Cuba charter flight company

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a fire was deliberately set at a Florida company that arranges charter flights to Cuba. Investigators with the Coral Gables Fire Departmen..
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Homes damaged in Collier County condo fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Firefighters are battling a fire that has damaged at least three units at a North Naples condominium complex. A North Naples fire spokesperson said the fire ..
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UPDATED: Grave Site found near Charlotte County home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is investigating a grave site found near a missing 74-year-old man's home. Deputies and investigators were on the scene..
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Stamping out hunger

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Mail Carrier Jeff Mitchell has an extra load on Saturday. Aside from the normal letters and packages he's also picking up several pounds of non-perishable food i..
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Snowbird car service helping part time residents

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Southwest Florida is filled with part time residents who love spending winters here.  But when the time comes to head home, that long trip can be tough in ..
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Abbie the Chihuahua is back home in North Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A happy ending to a story WINK News first told you about earlier this week.  Abbie, the 3-lb teacup Chihuahua is back home with her owner!Abbie was d..
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