Facebook friend request averts tragedy in Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A Facebook friend request from a Pasco County Sheriff's deputy may have saved a suicidal man's life.    Officials say an armed man in Odessa barricaded himself in a ..
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US Justice Dept. to probe Miami police shootings

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Federal officials are planning a civil investigation into whether Miami police violated the civil rights of seven African-American suspects who were fatally shot over ..
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Pampering businesses booming, students learning at same time

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The economy is forcing everyone to pinch pennies where they can.  With the holiday season gearing up, people are trying to save even more but studies show ..
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Struggling homeowners find help with Wells Fargo workshop

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A new report reveals one in every 190 Lee County homes got a foreclosure notice in October. One bank is offering advice, and new hope, for those strugg..
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Watch for whales

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

SANIBEL, Fla. - The refreshing waters of Sanibel are enticing to nearly everyone and everything. But there is a much larger member of the animal kingdom that is hanging out near th..
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Mangrove Cafe back in business after explosion

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - In the restaurant industry, opening night is always a form of organized chaos. It was no different Wednesday night, as the team of cooks, servers and bartenders at t..
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Bonita Springs City Council holds off on soup kitchen vote

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla -- The Bonita Springs City Council holds off on a vote that would allow a soup kitchen to permanently set up in the community. Cafe of Life is a non-profit that..
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Lee Salvation Army hiring security for Red Kettle Campaign

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's that time of year again. Starting Thursday, the Lee County Salvation Army rolls out its Red Kettle Campaign.But this year, you won't just find bell ringers o..
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Plane evacuated at South Florida airport

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A commercial passenger plane was evacuated at Palm Beach International Airport after a suspicious substance was reported.    Airport spo..
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Federal judge rules Occupy ordinances unconstitutional

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Occupy Fort Myers attorney Jennifer Keesler is speaking out for the first time about the legal battle the group has waged against the city of palms. Tuesday a fed..
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Customers angry over Naples restaurant rounding up bills

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- It's your money and WINK News discovered one Collier County restaurant is billing patrons more than they owe. Pennies more, but for customers, that's one penny too mu..
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CCSO arrests doctor for 8 fraudulent Oxycodone prescriptions

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics detectives arrested a foot-ankle-vein doctor after he turned himself in at the Charlotte County Jail this afternoon on..
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Judge involved in courthouse construction resigns

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida state appellate judge is resigning rather than face ethics charges stemming largely from his lead role in the construction of an opulent $48.8 mi..
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Haridopolos open to delaying budget deliberations

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State Senate President Mike Haridopolos says he's open to start working on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year after lawmakers have finished work on re..
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Sheriff's Office Explorers collect food for needy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Explorer program are working to make Thanksgiving a little happier for those in need. The Explorers spent three days in..
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Thousands of SW Floridians pack boxes for kids overseas

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Thousands of southwest Floridians are buying items, and packing shoe boxes to send to needy children overseas. They're taking part in Operation Christmas Child, a..
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New trolleys coming to Ft. Myers Beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A trip to the beach is just a trolley ride away. LeeTran unveiled the newest additions to its trolley fleet Wednesday. It takes you from Summerlin Square and then..
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Green Gallon Solutions to boost economy and feed the hungry

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An environmental friendly bio-desel company is celebrating its grand opening here in Fort Myers. Green Gallon Solutions will pump millions into our local economy ..
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A 'preliminary' win for Occupy Ft. Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- There has been a victory for Occupy Fort Myers demonstrators, after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction. That injunction upholds part of the group's a..
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Kern on his way to Lee County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The man who is the only person of interest in the disappearance of 80-year-old James Arthur, has been released from Illinois authorities and is on his way back to..
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