Collier deputies search for attempted abduction suspect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies are searching for a man they say attempted to abduct a 17-year-old girl from a Golden Gate neighborhood. Deputies give this account: Around 8:15 p...
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Oral arguments begin about Florida redistricting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court is cool to opponents' argument that all aspects of a revised Senate redistricting map should be open to challenge. Oral argument ..
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Local couple pursues dream of rescuing horses in need

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

A local couple is pursuing their life-long dream of rescuing horses that other people cannot take care of.   Debbie and Lou Longbucco have founded God's Rescue Ranch in C..
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Woman dies in fall from balcony

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla - A woman who fell six stories from a hotel balcony in North Fort Myers has died. Sheriff's deputies say the accidental death happened at the Best Western hot..
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Unemployment rate in Florida declines again

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's economic recovery appears to be continuing as the state's unemployment rate declined last month to 9 percent. The drop of 0.4 percent from Februa..
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Zimmerman apologizes for death of Trayvon Martin

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Telling Trayvon Martin's parents and a national TV audience "I am sorry for the loss of your son," neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman took the witne..
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Man arrested on sex charges involving 15 year old girl

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a 22 year old Port Charlotte man on two sex charges with a 15 year old girl. Major Crimes Unit detectives rep..
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Latin dancing takes over Fort Myers this weekend

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Get your dancing shoes ready!  Your salsa dancing shoes!  A three-day Latin dance event kicks off in Fort Myers this weekend, April 20-22.  You ca..
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Collier County teen sentenced for murdering parents

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

COLLIER COUNTY, FL - Collier county sheriff's investigators say Alex Crain ambushed and shot both of his parents in their home. He was 14. In court, now 15, Crain plead no contest ..
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Smithsonian welcomes Discovery to space collection

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - NASA turned over space shuttle Discovery on Thursday to the Smithsonian Institution, the first in its orbiter fleet to be transferred to a U.S. museum. &..
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Naples Police and Fire to spend $73,000 to go paperless

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla --  It's your money and the Naples Police and Fire Departments want to spend $73,000  to upgrade their payoll system. They say the extra money now, will save ..
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Effects of 2010 oil spill still being felt in Gulf of Mexico

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. -- Friday marks two years since the nation's worst offshore oil spill.  BP's underwater well sparked an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20..
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Lehigh woman gets 10 years for fatally stabbing husband

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida woman has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for fatally stabbing her husband.  A Lee County judge sentenced 42-year-ol..
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Local pilots react to small plane crash in Gulf of Mexico

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard says a small plane has sunk into the Gulf of Mexico and that crews flying over the site saw no signs that its pilot survived the crash. The p..
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Firefighters contain brush fire in Golden Gate Estates

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Collier County firefighters swarmed the scene of a brush fire, burning dangerously close to two homes off Everglades Boulevard on Thursday night. The 11-..
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Cape Coral residents fed up with litterbugs dumping trash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- Covering the Cape, where some say trash is taking over! Residents tell WINK News they are fed up with people using their city as a dumping ground. And now, they'..
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Public Pools Required to have Wheelchair Lifts Next Month

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Janet Wilson

 The federal government wants to make sure anyone, no matter their physical ability, can use a swimming pool. Changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2010 require al..
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Seven mile bridge to close for race

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - The longest bridge in the Florida Keys Overseas Highway is scheduled to close for about two hours this weekend for an annual footrace. Local deputies are plan..
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Space shuttle officially turned over to Smithsonian

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - NASA turned over space shuttle Discovery on Thursday to the Smithsonian Institution, the first in its orbiter fleet to be transferred to a U.S. museum. The U...
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Collier County teenager reaches plea deal in parents killing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Alex Crain, the Collier County teenager accused of killing his parents has accepted a plea deal that will reduce the amount of time he spends in prison. Crain..
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