FMPD invesitgate a shooting near Jackson and Maple

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a Fort Myers man early Sunday morning. On Sunday, at 1:31 a.m., the Fort Myers Police Department responded ..
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Young girls say taxi driver smoked pot with them 30 times

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested a taxi driver for providing four girls ages 12 to 14 with marijuana, cigarettes and alc..
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Orlando Flight Grounded

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

LONDON (AP) - London's Gatwick Airport is closed after a Virgin Atlantic flight from Britain to Florida made an emergency landing Monday because of a "technical problem" on board t..
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Brush fire in Picayune Strand now fully contained

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Forest Service says a brush fire burning in the Picayune Strand State Forest is now 100% contained. As of 9:30pm Sunday, the fire was reported to..
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Bicyclists find 2 burning bodies along central Fla. trail

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two bicyclists on an early-morning ride in central Florida found two burning bodies along their trail. Orange County Sheriff's Office Capt. Ang..
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Bill Cosby: Trayvon Martin case about guns, not race

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - Actor and comedian Bill Cosby says the debate over the killing of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer should be focused on guns, not race. In an inte..
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Missing Port Charlotte man found alive after a week

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says a missing 63 year-old man has been found alive and well. Deputies say Thomas O'Brien voluntarily walked away from ..
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Neighbor says accused teen murder suspect 'a normal kid'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla - "He used to get up late and I would drive him to school. Like I said, to me he wasn't a bad kid. He was a very nice kid."  That's how one neighbor describe..
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Searchers waited 5 days to look for missing Charlotte man

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- On Friday a statewide silver alert went out from the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office. The alert said that a depressed 63 year old, Thomas O'Brien had gone mis..
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Deputies seize firearms and drugs from Harlem Heights home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Friday night, Lee County deputies discovered drugs and a cache of weapons inside a Harlem Heights home. Deputies were patrolling the area near Hager Court when t..
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Port Charlotte man pumps raw sewage into storm drain

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - 53 year old Rodolfo Burbano was arrested on Thursday for allegedly pumping the contents of his septic tank into the storm drain in front of his house. A neighb..
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Balloons Over Paradise underway at Immokalee Airport

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

IMMOKALEE, Fla -- Dozens of hot air balloons and their pilots crowded the Immokalee Airport this morning. It's for the Balloons Over Paradise Festival, all in an effort to rai..
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LCSO arrests 2 juveniles in Lehigh murders

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On Monday, April 9, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call about a possible injured person or persons. The incident was at ..
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Naples man says DMV denied license because he's gay

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

NAPLES, Fla. - After David Duseau moved to Naples from out of state, he says the DMV told him it could transfer over his driver's license, just not in his current legal name. "I un..
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Fla. Gov. Scott greets Obama during 'work' day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott took time off from carrying luggage, working the ticket counter and other airport tasks to meet a familiar traveler who had just jetted in from W..
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Cape man purchasing property near Cape Coral Bridge

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Drive off the Cape Coral Bridge coming into the city and you're going to have to pass the property. The problem is, its been vacant for years. But one man sees a ..
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In Colombia, Obama seeks to keep focus on economy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) - Putting an election year spin on his international agenda, President Barack Obama on Friday cast Latin America's rapid rise as a business opportunity for..
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Desoto teacher accused of sexual battery bonds out of jail

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ARCADIA, Fla.- The Desoto County High School band director, accused of sexually battering a student, bonded out of jail Thursday night. Luis Alvarez' bond was set at $50,000. His n..
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Watch the Golden Apple Awards on WINK News Now 24/7

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The Golden Apple Awards will be broadcast Friday, April 13th at 8 p.m. on the following WINK News Now 24/7 channels: Over the Air 11.2 (for antenna users)Comcast Cable channel 205 ..
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Man charged with Second Degree Murder after shooting stepdad

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 28-year-old Charles Dailey, Jr. in connection with the shooting death of a Sarasota man early this morning. Deputi..
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