Brush fire in South Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Forest Service and several local fire departments are working to contain a brush fire burning near Summerlin Road and Winkler Road Extension in Sou..
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Golden Gate 5K run honors fallen officers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- Hundreds of people ran through the streets of Golden Gate Friday night to honor officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The second annual Col..
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Local man's ashes on Space X

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

NAPLES, Fl - Bruce Thalheimer felt the need for speed.  His wife, Nancy, said he lived life to the fullest.  "He loved an adventure.  He flew his airplane, he r..
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$29.5 million Little Bokeelia Island for sale

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LITTLE BOKEELIA ISLAND, Fla. - Have you ever wanted to buy an island? If you have almost 30 million dollars it's yours. The tropical paradise is nestled in the Pine Island Sound ne..
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Bonita firefighter's son dies after near-drowning

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Eric Madden Jr., the son of a Bonita Springs firefighter, has died after an incident in the family's pool on Saturday.Heather Madden told Lee County Sheriff's dep..
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Controversial candidate enters race for Lee Co. commissioner

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A controversial candidate has entered the race for Lee County commissioner. WINK News was there when former Lee County manager Don Stilwell filed his papers with ..
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Fire closes part of I-4

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Smoke from a five-acre wildfire closed a section of Orlando's main highway in the city's tourist district on Friday afternoon.    A section of e..
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UF scientists identify what makes tomatoes tasty

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - University of Florida scientists say they've unlocked the chemical secrets of why some tomatoes taste good and others don't.    The research..
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FDLE investigates Collier Co. Property Appraiser's Office

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- It's your money and potentially your property at the center of an investigation by the FDLE. Officials are looking into claims that the Collier County Propert..
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Fla. man gets 8 years for $8 million Ponzi scheme

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme that swindled hundreds of victims out of $8 million.    C..
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2 groups urge Brevard library to restock racy book

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and an anti-censorship group sent the Brevard County Commission a letter urging the officials to put a controv..
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McKeithan withdraws candidacy from Edison president search

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Dr. Eric McKeithan has withdrawn his candidacy for District President of Edison State College. The Cape Fear Community College president was scheduled to vi..
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Sun Splash opens as area schools let out for summer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- School is out for Lee County kids and they're ready to hit the water. Sun Splash Water Park in the Cape is ready for them. Forget running through the sprinkler, l..
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State of Our Schools addresses FCAT concerns

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The state of Lee County schools was the big topic of discussion at breakfast event put on by the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Friday morning.This was ..
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School check fraud investigation yields 4 more suspects

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Four more individuals have been charged in the ongoing Lee County School District check fraud investigation. Fort Myers Police arrested 26-year-old Christopher G..
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Passenger restrained on flight to Miami arrested

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A 24-year-old Canadian man is in federal custody for rushing toward the front of an American Airlines flight from Jamaica after the plane landed in Miami.   ..
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Society of American Travel Writers visit SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

If you’ve seen a group of people touring around Lee County with notebooks, tape recorders and cameras in their hands, chances are they were members of the Society of American..
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3rd Suspect arrested in grand theft of fishing equipment

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives Thursday arrested the third man involved in a May 10 burglary and theft of $2,300 in fishing rods and reels from a..
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Tornado causes $50,000 in damage to North Port neighborhood

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla.- The Tampa National Weather Service has determined  that a tornado with estimated winds of 80 mph hit North Port Thursday evening. The path was just 0.4 miles..
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Officials say $25 million condo sale sets record

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/LgIWiz ) reports a three-story penthouse with views of the Atlantic Ocean and the city of Miami has sold for a record 25 m..
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