Ruling means no mandatory life for youths in Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MIAMI (AP) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling against automatic life sentences for juveniles convicted of murder likely means dozens of new sentencing hearings or trials for young ..
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Man gets 8 years for fatal hit-and-run

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a hit-and-run pedestrian fatality. A Lake County judge sentenced 27-year-old Steve P..
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New information revealed about violent crime spree

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- New information has been brought to light regarding the suspect in a violent crime spree that occurred last week.  Antonio Thomas has just been named a suspe..
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Debby dampens outdoor plans but helps businesses

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. - Debby has put a damper on any outdoor plans for tourists and locals. WINK News wanted to know is the storm bad for or benefiting local businesses? ..
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Call for Action helps wife of veteran who needs nursing home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The wife of a veteran makes a desperate Call for Action after learning her husband with Alzheimer's disease may have to move out of a state-run VA nursing ho..
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USPS worker in serious condition after fall from mail truck

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A United States Postal Service worker is in serious condition after falling out of the right side of the mail truck she was driving earlier today. The&nb..
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Legal group sues to get Fla. justices off ballot

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott could get a chance to overhaul the Florida Supreme Court.    A conservative legal group on Monday filed a lawsuit that aims ..
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New deal struck for Citrus Bowl renovation project

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - With a brand new plan to bring long-awaited renovations to its 76-year-old Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando officials are hoping the time is finally right to host ..
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Debby overloads Sarasota County sewers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Sarasota County officials say Tropical Storm Debby is causing its four wastewater treatment plants to become overloaded.    Utility officials w..
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Pineland Rd. underwater at low tide

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PINE ISLAND, Fla.- Pineland Road and Roberts Road is closed due to flooding. The road was a foot underwater at low tide, due to Tropical Storm Debby. Motorists should seek an alter..
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LCSO seeks identity of Dollar Corner Store robber

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Sunday, at 4:21 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call about a robbery. The incident occurred at the Dollar Corner Store, located at 1890 ..
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Debby doesn't deter beach-goers on Ft. Myers Beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- At Lynn Hall Park on Fort Myers Beach, the beach-goer population is pretty sparse, but not non-existent. At noon, conditions were gusty and the waves were h..
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Debby soaks Fla.; gov declares statewide emergency

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tropical Storm Debby drenched Florida with heavy rains, flooded low-lying neighborhoods and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses as it lingered..
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Tropical Storm Debby causes damage in Charlotte County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Tropical Storm Debby continues to dump several inches of rain on an already saturated City of Punta Gorda. A band of storms moved through the area this morning, ..
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FMPD arrest 1, seizes cash and drugs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Friday at 4:20 p.m., the Fort Myers Police Department conducted a search warrant at 2930 Thomas Street apartment #12. The search warrant was the result of a po..
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Suspect dumps trash on vacant Pt. Charlotte lot

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Environmental Deputy arrested a Port Charlotte man Friday for illegally dumping 360 cubic feet of furniture and household trash..
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FPL: 3,500 are without power in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Florida Power and Light reports a total of 3,500 customers are currently without power in Southwest Florida, due to Tropical Storm Debby. -Charlotte County: 2,300 -Lee County: 1,00..
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Kids home alone call 911 to report break in

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 13-year-old girl called 911 from a closet when she and her younger brother spotted three people breaking into their Pompano Beach home.   &nb..
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Fla. Gov. cancels events due to tropical storm

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is cancelling a visit to Tampa and heading back to the state capital due to Tropical Storm Debby.    Scott had plann..
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FSU faculty a 'farm team' for out-of-state schools

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State University President Eric Barron says budget cuts are making his faculty a "farm team" for out-of-state schools.    Barron app..
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