Family wants answers in teen's death

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida teen who was fatally shot after an encounter with a neighborhood watch leader is filing a public records lawsuit in an effort to get mo..
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Cloned credit card shopping spree comes to an end

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Two Tampa men using credit card information belonging to other people had their interstate spending spree brought to an abrupt halt following a traffic stop by th..
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ECHO Global Farm gets ready for Farm Day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  - ECHO Global Farm is preparing for its annual "open house" day.  You'll find demonstrations, tours, activities, and workshops at Farm Day 2012 coming ..
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Company considers bringing hundreds of jobs to SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - Collier County is under consideration as one of five sites in the United States for an Organic Agriculture-Renewable Energy Project to demonstrate the integr..
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Local special needs cheer squad wins again

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.--Southwest Florida is home to plenty of championship teams. The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays play here. The FGCU women's basketball team just won their first ..
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Food stamp fraud: Man tries to sell EBT card on Craigslist

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A WINK news investigation finds people in southwest Florida selling their EBT cards for cash!  It's a federal offense that can land you in prison. WINK New..
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Naples real estate agent accused of embezzling nearly $4,000

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A Naples rental company says they were ripped off by a former employee. The woman is accused of embezzling nearly $4,000, forging leases and stealing rent money. Nap..
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Red Cross launches social media operations center

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The American Red Cross is announcing a major milestone in how it operates during times of crisis. The humanitarian relief group is now using social media to get o..
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World's Richest Tarpon Tournament returns to Boca Grande

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

BOCA GRANDE Fla.- Fishermen have been traveling to Gasparilla Island in the Gulf Of Mexico to try to land the mighty Tarpon, also known as the silver king fish. Considered by some..
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Son of Miami Dolphins head coach died accidentally

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - The son of Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin was drunk and had marijuana in his system when he fell into a Wisconsin river and drowned, police said Wednesd..
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Red flag audio recordings obtained by WINK News

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News has obtained the taped conversations that made a deputy a person of interest in a missing persons case. In audio recordings between former Corporal ..
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Punta Gorda sinks the idea of paying for mooring field

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- The Punta Gorda City Council set adrift the idea that the city may have a boat mooring field east of the U.S. 41 bridge. The city council decided to table the ide..
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Red tide prevents rehabilitated manatee from returning home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- You will not find toxic red tide cells floating in southwest Florida waters right now, but their deadly effects still remain. It's preventing a rehabilitated mana..
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Local government workers react to pension battle

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - On Tuesday, a judge said it was unconstitutional for public employees to be forced to contribute to their own pension Teachers, employees from the sheriff's offi..
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Clerks: Fla. budget means layoffs, closed offices

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's court clerks are warning that the new state budget could lead to nearly 900 people losing their jobs and the closing of offices across the state...
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Legislature increases video voyeurism offenses

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers have passed a measure that increases the charges related to the crime known as "video voyeurism."    The House on Wednesda..
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Fla. Legislature passes 'Good Samaritan' bill

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - People who try to get medical aid for drug overdose victims would get new legal protection under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature.   &nbs..
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Peak season road work to begin soon in Lee Co.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Work on a major thoroughfare will begin soon, even though it's is peak season for visitors in Southwest Florida. Workers will re-surface a stretch of Pine Island ..
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Scott gets claims bill for brain-damaged Colo. boy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Aaron Edwards squirmed in delight on his mother's lap in the Florida Senate gallery Wednesday as the chamber passed a bill to compensate him for negligence..
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Fla. Legislature passes public records bill

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Legislature is making it clear that documents and emails sent and received by newly-elected officials are public records.    The..
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