Pt. Charlotte man arrested on 10 drug charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives arrested a Port Charlotte man after three Oxycodone drug purchases; this is his 18th booking. Merritt Paul Eng..
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4 arrested for robbery and aggravated battery with a hammer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested four people after they beat a man with a hammer and stole items from him. The man was struck wit..
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54th Annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Shrimp, shrimp, and more shrimp! That's the story this weekend on Fort Myers Beach for the 54th Annual Shrimp Fest. The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club has host..
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Florida justices reject Senate redistricting plan

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Bibey

Associated Press (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court rejected the state Senate's redistricting plan for the next 10 years but upheld the House's map in a 5-2 opinion issued Friday.&nb..
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Water main break disrupts utilities service in Ft. Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: Water service has been restored at the water main break site. During the water line repairs, a cable was damaged and is currently being repaired by the ca..
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Shots fired on I-75 in Charlotte County, 1 arrested

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- An arrest has been made in a shooting that took place on I-75 in Charlotte County on Thursday night. On Thursday, at 11:49 p.m. in Charlotte County, the Flo..
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Bonita Springs doctor center of homicide investigation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Bonita Springs doctor is at the center of a homicide investigation after his patient ends up dead.  WINK News was there Thursday as deputies from the..
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Naples Vet assists in rescue of 700 cats

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A year long investigation leads to the largest cat rescue in the nation and one Naples vet was there to help as the cats were pulled from the overcrowded and filthy ..
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Beach at Cape Coral's Four Freedoms Park open to the public

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- The newest Cape Coral Beach is finally open to the public. The beach is located at Four Freedoms Park in the south Cape. This new park adds about 200 extra fee..
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Coral Oaks Golf Course taking a swing at thieves

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- A Cape Coral golf course is taking a stand against thieves amidst allegations some golfers were playing without paying! We're told people might be sneaking their..
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Lawmakers agree to ban handcuffs for jail births

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Women giving birth in a Florida prison or county jail could not be handcuffed or otherwise restrained unless the birth mother poses a security risk. &..
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Fla. lawmakers pass college abuse reporting bill

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers have passed a child abuse reporting bill in response to sex abuse cover-ups at Penn State and Syracuse universities.    Ad..
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'Cash Feenz' member wants prison sentence reduced

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Only WINK News cameras were in court Thursday as one of the members of the so-called "Cash Feenz" gang asked a judge to reduce his life sentence. Roderick Washin..
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Naples pawn shop owner arrested during precious metals sting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office is cracking down on the illegal pawning of precious metals.71-year old Frank Ortiz, a Naples pawn shop owner, is under arrest afte..
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Senate approves states receiving Gulf spill fines

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has approved using the bulk of water pollution fines stemming from the 2010 Gulf oil spill to pay for restoration in five Gulf states.   &nbs..
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2 Arrested for as many as 25 burglaries

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron Thursday held a press conference to announce that two arrests have been made in a rash of some 25 home burglaries in the Ea..
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Bonita doctor involved in homicide investigation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is serving a warrant in the 9500 block of Bonita Beach Rd. as part of a homicide investigation. Cardiologist Dr. Zannos Grecko..
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Guns, drugs and cash seized from 1 man in Sarasota

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 57-year-old Glen Connolly, of 2932 McIntosh Road in Sarasota, on drug and weapons charges. Detectives served a sea..
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9 arrested in Bonita prostitution sting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Nine individuals were arrested on Wednesday in an undercover prostitution sting performed by the Lee County Sheriff's Office in Bonita Springs. By using the w..
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Cape Fire & Rescue runs life-saving drills at Sun Splash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- With spring break just around the corner, kids will no doubt be flocking to the pool and the beach. Their safety in the water is top of mind for emergency respond..
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