Homeowner association could be sued in Martin case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - If Trayvon Martin's family sues over his death, they might not target George Zimmerman but instead the homeowners association of the neighborhood where the sho..
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Man drowns trying to help kids in Tampa Bay area

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a man drowned while trying to help children who were in distress off a pet beach at Honeymoon Island State Park on Florida's Gulf coast. &nb..
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US Coast Guard rescues 10 from overturned boat

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued 10 people after the boat they were in capsized.    The agency received a call Saturday night that the boaters were ..
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Shooter claims self-defense in central Fla. case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) - Lake County Sheriff's officials say a man may have been acting in self-defense when he shot and killed a 27-year-old house guest at his central Florida home.&..
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Florida justices refuse to stay Gore's execution

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has refused to stay serial killer David Gore's execution. He is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday.   &nb..
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Hearing begins on dispute over Fla. barrel racing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An administrative law judge is hearing a dispute over whether Florida law allows betting on quarter horse barrel racing.    Judge Cathy Sell..
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LCSO investigates a homicide in Ft. Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide. The victim has been identified as 50-year-old Richard Reese. On Sunday at approximately 6:20 a.m., Le..
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Large fire off Alligator Alley still burning

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Florida Forest Service reports that the wildfire burning in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge is 90 percent contained, as of Monday. The fire span..
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Lehigh Acres Firefighters respond to 1/2 acre brush fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Firefighters responded to a brush fire on 24th Street Southwest in Lehigh Acres, near the intersection of Gunnery Road and State Road 82. The half-acre fire cam..
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Dunbar hosts 68th Annual Easter Parade

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Hundreds of spectators swarmed Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Sunday for the 68th Annual Dunbar Easter Parade. The annual outing featured floats from an..
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Help recognizing scams

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - There are so many scams out there, it's hard to keep tabs on every single one. That's why it's so important to recognize all of those red flags warning you of a ..
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Investigation into fishing show host's crash continues

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. - Crime scene tape still surrounds the empty field next to the Everglades City Airport, where Jose Wejebe's airplane crashed Friday evening. Investigators wit..
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Scott repeals 45-year-old ban on dyeing of bunnies

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill that lifts a 45-year-old ban on the dyeing of bunnies, chicks and other animals. The provision was part of a wide-ranging..
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Pharmacists allowed to give some vaccinations

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida pharmacists can now give vaccinations for pneumonia and shingles under a bill sign by Gov. Rick Scott. The measure (HB 509) was signed into law Fri..
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Scott signs bill inspired by Caylee Anthony's death

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill inspired by 2-year-old Caylee Anthony's death. The bill (HB 37) was signed Friday. The new law increases the maximum pena..
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Gov. Scott vetoes prisoner rehabilitation bill

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed a bill that would have let nonviolent felons get sentence reductions by completing rehabilitation programs. Scott also vetoed tw..
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Cape Coral hoping for winning bid in county auction

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL - At a special meeting, Cape Coral's city council voted to allow staff to participate in a county land auction on Monday. The 491 parcel package deal contains land s..
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Deadly crash blocks part of Daniels Pkwy.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A semi-truck and Ford Mustang collided on Daniels Parkway and Riverside Center Court this morning around 4. One person was killed in the crash. Investigators bloc..
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Only on WINK: Kern writes letters to Sally Arthur

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A WINK News exclusive.  A letter of confession.  Cape Coral man, Garrett Kern, wrote the letter to his step-grandmother.  In it, Sally Arthur say..
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Host of Spanish Fly dies in Everglades City plane crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla -- The host of a popular fishing show Spanish Fly was killed in a plane crash in Everglades City Friday afternoon. Jose Wejebe was flying his single engine pla..
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