USS Mohawk becomes new artificial reef in Gulf of Mexico

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GULF OF MEXICO - The sky was clear and the seas were calm Monday, perfect conditions for a man-made shipwreck, and a final farewell to the USS Mohawk. Dozens of spectators circled ..
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Gator found tugging at body of man in Fort Myers pond

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A gator is found tugging on the body of a man in a Fort Myers pond and police have yet to release his identity. It happened Saturday off San Carlos Bouleva..
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Man who found cell phone of child porn at WalMart speaks

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

NORTH FORT MYERS, FLA. -- A WINK News exclusive. A man who stumbled upon a cell phone full of child pornography -and delivered in into the hands of police is talking abou..
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Disturbing new details surface in child porn case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Gailhard

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- An online adult toy site is called dragonzden4toyz.com is registered to Alan Johnson. The 33-year-old is a registered sexual offender. An online s..
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Education head tries to calm fears on FCAT scores

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The head of Florida's Department of Education is writing parents to tell them that they shouldn't be overly concerned about the results of the state-requir..
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Builders smiling over boost in new home construction

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Builders are smiling for the first time in a long while, because of a nice boost in new home construction in Lee County. Fort Myers led the charge with 83 permits..
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Local photographer captures final moments

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - For many families, hiring a professional photographer is a luxury reserved for weddings or graduations.  But one local photographer focuses on something..
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Collier teen may have been sleepwalking when he shot parents

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla.- WINK News is learning new details about a Golden Gate Estates teenager who shot and killed his parents in December 2010.A 911 call just released by the S..
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Gas prices drop

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Gas prices continue to drop. AAA is reporting the national average for a gallon of regular gas on Monday was $3.33. In Southwest Florida, the average is $3.17. WI..
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CCSO investigates 'car-hopping' in Englewood area

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives continue their investigations into “car hopping” of 10 unlocked vehicles in the Englewood area over the past week..
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Mass. man wins Hemingway look-alike contest

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - A Massachusetts restaurateur has won a Facebook-based competition seeking the man who most looks like Ernest Hemingway. Richard Costello of Chatham bested 86 ..
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Suit alleges sexual abuse at Miami charter school

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - In a lawsuit filed against a Miami charter school, a woman claims her 7-year-old son was bullied and sexually assaulted by an 11-year-old boy.    The mo..
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Fla. gets $9 million bonus in food stamp program

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is getting a $9.1 million bonus from the federal government over how the state is running its food stamp program.    The Department ..
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Fla. election law draws new legal challenge

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union along with a Tampa state senator and other groups are challenging a Florida election law.    The ACLU, St..
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Naples man facing charges of battery on elderly couple

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Mitchell James Toddy, 20, was arrested Sunday morning after assaulting a 71-year-old Naples man and his 65-year-old wife. The victims were taking a morning ..
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Unidentified body found in Lee Co. pond

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- On Saturday at 9:38 a.m., Lee County Sheriffs deputies responded to the 17000 block of San Carlos Blvd. where a body was found floating in a pond. A woman called ..
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Man accused of fleeing deputy when traffic stop attempted

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy Sunday recognized a driver wanted for fleeing to elude last week, made the traffic stop, and found methamphetamine and $3,..
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USS Mohawk becomes artificial reef in Lee Co.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A piece of history found a new home at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico Monday. Explosions were set off aboard the USS Mohawk at 12:36 Monday afternoon. The 165-f..
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Better transportation options coming to SWFL veterans

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Within the next few months, Southwest Florida veterans in need could have easier access to transportation. Monday morning, federal officials announced plans to gi..
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Teens accused in delivery shooting make first appearances

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Two teenagers will remain in custody after being charged with killing a food delivery man last week.Eddie Leonard, 16, and Dejerion Stewart, 17, appeared before a..
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