CCSO expects interruptions to 911 service

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has been advised by CenturyLink that Friday morning, May 4, between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. the phone company will be wo..
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Fort Myers Beach task force examines 'booze on the beach'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - A task force made up of city activists, concerned citizens and town council members gathered on Fort Myers Beach to gather data on the proposed consumption..
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Rockin' out for rescue dogs in Lee County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - About a dozen bands will put on a benefit concert to support the Pekes and Pals Canine Rescue in Lee County.  Peggy Dunn has been running the dog rescue for..
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Poll: Florida up for grabs in November election

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney could be headed for a photo finish in Florida this November, a poll released Thursday shows.&n..
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Call For Action: Opening the Album

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

UPDATE: The mystery has been solved! Click here to read the follow up. WINK News is turning to viewers for help solving a puzzling and emotional mystery involving one of life's mos..
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Bonita City Council moves ahead with Cafe of Life location

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla -- The Bonita Springs City Council has given Cafe of Life the green light to move forward with building a permanent soup kitchen in the community. But, the deci..
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Naples man sets out to paddleboard from Naples to Key West

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A Naples man is setting out to accomplish something no one else has ever done. Sunday morning, Enrique Gianello will take off from a Naples beach and paddleboard his..
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Changes coming to Citizens Insurance policies

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If you're a Citizens Insurance policy holder, some big changes are coming to your coverage.  Customers are beginning to get letters in the mail saying cert..
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Cautious growth for city of Cape Coral

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - It's a cautious comeback. Cape Coral is seeing growth both retail and commercial. But the city doesn't want too much too soon.   It's all in an effort ..
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Collier school board to vote on cutting jobs, more furloughs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - After having to reduce the budget year after year, the Collier County school district says it is facing the most significant cuts of all. On the chopping blo..
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Plans for hotel in downtown FM River District moving forward

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Another big step is underway to turn downtown Fort Myers into a tourist destination. Plans to build a hotel in the new river basin area are becoming a reality.Twe..
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Teens charged as adults in Lehigh double murder case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Two Southwest Florida teens will be charged as adults in the double murder of a Lehigh Acres mother and her 16-year-old son. The Lee County Grand Jury today indic..
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Old George Zimmerman MySpace page surfaces

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - On an old, long-unused MySpace page, Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman made some disparaging comments about Mexicans and also referred triumphantly to his escape..
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Florida Gov. Scott picks oranges on 'work' day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FELLSMERE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has gotten to work in one of Florida's most iconic industries.    Scott did his ninth "Let's Get to Work" day picking and proc..
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Efforts to change Lee Co. government ruffles Republicans

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- State representative Matt Caldwell is leading an effort to change the way Lee county leaders are elected. He's making recorded, 'robo-calls' to local households, ..
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LCSO seeks identities of lottery ticket thieves

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On Monday, at 2:42 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported theft of lottery tickets at the Circle K Gas Station, located at 1181 Hom..
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Bucs sign paralyzed former Rutgers player LeGrand

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - To put it mildly, Rutgers' Eric LeGrand was surprised when his former coach called to let him know the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were interested in signing the paraly..
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13 charged in hazing death of FAMU band member

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A prosecutor says most of the 13 people charged in the death of Florida A&M university drum major will face a felony hazing charge.    The p..
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NFL suspends 4 players for Saints' bounties

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season by the NFL, one of four players punished Wednesday for participating in the team's..
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Training for Lee Co. fire departments tests skills

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- When kids learn about fire safety, they're reminded to stop, drop, and roll, but for firefighters, its much more complex. When battling 1,000-degree flames, crews..
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