Body found in the Caloosahatchee Creek Preserve

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - WINK News has confirmed that a body was discovered by a boater in the Caloosahatchee Creek Preserve.  Bayshore and Fort Myers Shores responded with a ..
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Man arrested for stabbing in Port Charlotte

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested John William Vargo, 35, 26261 Copiapo Circle, Deep Creek, for stabbing a man who accused him of feeding his d..
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Questionable new Florida laws go into effect Sunday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A trio of constitutionally questionable measures and legislation designed to crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud are among about 150 new Florida la..
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Florida pill mill mogul gets 20 years in prison

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

MIAMI (AP) - A former pill mill kingpin was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison but could wind up serving far less time because of his extensive cooperation with investigators.&..
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FAMU announces national search for band director

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida A&M is looking for a new director of bands.    The university said Friday that it hopes to attract a new leader for its troubled..
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Boaters who left Captiva last week, rescued by Coast Guard

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Two boaters, who were adrift in the Gulf of Mexico for several days, were rescued by a tug boat crew 90 miles northwest of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Thursd..
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Naples Police arrest suspect in daytime burglaries

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- The Naples Police Department told WINK News Friday, they arrested Rolando Ramirez, 33, of 1274 Wisconsin Drive, Naples. Ramirez was charged with 3 counts of residen..
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LCSO identifies man in Thursday's deadly shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Lee County Sheriff's Office has identified the man involved in Thursday's deadly shooting.  LCSO tells WINK News the man who died is Carlos Joseph Char..
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CCSO:Woman possibly taken against her will in Port Charlotte

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

Update at 2:30 p.m.: After an extensive search, members of the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office located the couple in the area at 1:47 p.m. they were last seen by a witness who ca..
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2 Teen brothers accused of cultivating marijuana

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested two teen brothers that began by running a stop sign. That led to possessing marijuana and paraphernalia, and to t..
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Crime Stoppers needs tipsters to take action

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- In an effort to generate tips on unsolved cases, including the 14 homicides which have occurred within the city limits of Fort Myers since January, Southwest..
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1 Dead after traffic stop leads to gunfire, deputy OK

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- On Thursday at 4:05 p.m., a deputy conducted a traffic stop on northbound I-75 near mile marker 148. During the stop, an altercation between the driver of the veh..
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Gov. Rick Scott visits flood-stricken Live Oak

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

LIVE OAK, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he has deep sympathy for victims of massive flooding in Live Oak, the north Florida city he visited Thursday after the passage of..
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Zimmerman Bond Hearing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge will weigh several factors in deciding whether to set a second bond for the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin...
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FMPD investigates the 14th homicide of 2012

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Fort Myers Police are investigating the 14th homicide in the city of 2012.  On Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 9:07 p.m. the officers responded to a shooting..
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Audible exhalation as health care ruling is read

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - For a few tension-filled minutes, both opponents and supporters of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul thought Chief Justice John Roberts had given them..
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New technology gives life to old missing person case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- On June 30th, 1993, 64-year-old Fran Hendrickson walked out the front door of her home on Whippoorwill Drive in Punta Gorda. At the time, it was one of only two h..
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2 arrested on drug charges, 4 children removed from home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives executed a search warrant this morning at 8 a.m. at 5056 Chaves Circle in Port Charlotte, and arrested tw..
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Silver alert issued for Ft. Myers man

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lonnie Dickerson has been safely located. On Thursday, the Fort Myers Police Department received a call in reference to a missing person. Lonnie Dickerson, 74, of..
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Deputy-involved shooting shuts down I-75 NB

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A traffic stop turned deadly Thursday afternoon, leaving one person is dead, and a Lee County deputy in the hospital with injuries. It happened on Interstate 75..
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