Woman foils would-be robbery by chasing suspects

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) - A Hobe Sound woman chased after four would-be robbers when she returned home from taking her husband to work and saw them climbing out of her window. &..
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Fla. man pleads guilty to pointing laser at planes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Attorney's Office says a 49-year-old man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to aiming a laser pointer at a plane departing from Or..
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Man's caretaker arrested for being accessory after murder

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested the caretaker of the man found murdered and buried in a grave alongside the victims home at 1..
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Pit bull bites 3-year-old girl on face

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - Deputies say a 3-year-old girl was bitten in the face by her family's pit bull.    Authorities say the dog tried to take food from the girl ..
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Palm Beach County deputy shoots, kills suspect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) - A Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy shot a man during a fight in Loxahatchee.    Authorities say 24-year-old Seth Adams died early Thursday..
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Florida ranks 3rd in nation for foreclosure filings in April

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. - New foreclosure data shows the number of U.S. homes seized by banks declined last month. Overall, national foreclosure trends took a positive turn in April, this..
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Attorney for Brian Casey say he'll stick with client

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL - "It was one of the most bizarre cases", attorney James Ermacora tells WINK News. Ermacora was the seventh attorney to represent convicted murderer Brian Casey. Dur..
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Ride of silence honors cyclists killed and injured on bikes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

Ride of silence honors cyclists who have lost their lifeNAPLES, fla -- All across the country, and around the world, cyclists are riding in silence. It's a day to honor and remembe..
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Cape man using 401(k) to invest in real estate

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - People wary of Wall Street are finding ways to put their 401(k)s to good use - now. One Cape Coral man says investing his funds in real estate is already paying ..
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Suspicious box in Ft Myers deemed not dangerous by deputies

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- WINK News has learned a suspicious metal box that forced evacuations at Luckett Road and Ortiz Avenue on Wednesday night was not dangerous.The Lee County Sherif..
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Audubon Cove residents homeless after 3 fires in 1 week

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- An electrical fire at a south Fort Myers apartment complex has left as many as eight families homeless.  WINK News has confirmed the electrical fire is bei..
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911 Memorial to be Constructed in Bonita Springs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Gailhard

The 1,000 pound granite slab is 5-feet long and 18-inches high. The Bonita Springs Fire Chief P.H. Kinsey said, "There was a walkway between the two towers at the base an..
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Scooping and filling for the Harry Chapin Food Bank

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It might be the only time you see 120 bankers all wearing hair nets. Store and service managers with Wells-Fargo banks spent Wednesday afternoon scooping and fil..
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Some Collier property owners forced to buy flood insurance

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Thousands of property owners in Collier County will now have to purchase flood insurance, after new FEMA flood zone maps go into effect Wednesday. The maps we..
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Dredging under way in Cape Coral's canals

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Workers in Cape Coral are dredging clogged canals. Machines are targeting shallow waterways in an effort to make them at least five feet deep.  A crew is w..
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Call for Action helps woman get her refund

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - After a car dealership promised her financing despite her credit, a local woman walked away with a car. But when that financing fells through, she returned the..
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Man arrested in investment fraud against seniors

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An insurance agent who authorities say scammed senior citizens of more than $2 million has been charged with grand theft.    Florida Chief F..
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New panel to focus on Florida higher ed. access

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The chairman of the Board of Governors on Wednesday added to the growing list of committees, task forces and other panels examining higher education in Flo..
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Drought dampens lovebug season

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Tis the season for love, or is it? Every May Southwest Florida is home to the harmless, love-making insects. But this spring, you may not see as many lovebugs as ..
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MacDill AFB soldier attacked by 4 men in Tampa

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 24-year-old soldier assigned to U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base was beaten up by four men while walking - and the brutal attack was caught on vi..
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