Man arrested for the 40th time

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a 32-year-old man has been arrested for the 40th time. Deputies arrested Stephen A. Brewster Tuesday after someone saw him breaking into a ..
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Governor Rick Scott losing another administration member

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Bibey

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is losing another agency head after just a year in office. Jack Miles, the secretary of the Department of Management Services,..
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Disabled Port Charlotte teen denied use of electric cart

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

Only on WINK: A disabled Port Charlotte teen is pushing for change. She says two stores denied her the right to ride an electric shopping cart. She says she was told despite h..
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Only on WINK: Fight in Lehigh Acres ends in double stabbing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A woman and young girl are in the hospital after a stabbing in Lehigh Acres Wednesday night. The stabbing happened in the 2800 block of SW 44th Street.  L..
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Golden Gate man killed working on car

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. - A Golden Gate man was killed Wednesday evening when he was crushed by his car. 39 year old Eulacio Gilberto Cruz Nosti was working on his car when the jack gave..
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A federal law could throw a curve ball in one man's joke

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A local man's practical joke could end up in a domain debate. Eric Engelman of Lehigh Acres registered the domain name JetBluePark.Com last year, after the count..
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Deputies use stun gun after threatened with machete

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A North Naples man was arrested Tuesday after he refused to drop his machete during a fight with Collier County deputies, reports say. Francy Cardenas-Reyes, ..
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Scammers hit Southwest Florida mailboxes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

MARCO ISLAND, FLa.- WINK News has learned of a letter circulating around Southwest Florida containing what appears to be an authentic check. The letter instructs people to deposit ..
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Dropped cell phone leads to suspect in break-in

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A teenager apparently dropped his cell phone as he fled a home in Lehigh Acres. Deputies later connected the teen to a break-in at the home, after the teen's uncl..
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New hope for mangrove habitat

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- Conservationists and Collier County leaders break ground on a project to bring back some of Southwest Florida's protected habitat. Hundreds of acres of mangrove..
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9 arrested on drug charges in Okeechobee

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OKEECHOBEE, Fla.- The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office teamed up with several agencies to remove drug dealers off the streets of Okeechobee County. Nine individuals were arrested..
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LCSO searches for 2 suspects who robbed a Ft. Myers 7-Eleven

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Officers are searching for the suspects who robbed the 7-Eleven on Cypress Lake Dr. in Fort Myers Tuesday night. An employee told officers that he was re-stocking..
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SWFL mother uses tragedy as motivation to mentor youth

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- One Southwest Florida mom is turning her tragedy into a mission to mentor troubled kids. We first introduced you to Donna Arnold back in September. The mother los..
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Florida House votes to revise ban on designer drug

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill that would revise the state's new ban on designer drugs commonly known as "bath salts" has cleared the Florida House.    Rep. Clay In..
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Report: Crime at US public schools on the decline

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Crimes and homicides in public schools nationwide have declined, part of a downward trend seen over the past several years.    Data released Wednesday b..
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Burglary suspect arrested, left cell phone at the scene

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A juvenile was arrested for burglary on Tuesday after his cell phone was located on the victim's property, located on Yvonne Ave. in Lehigh Acres. The victim re..
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Court says man responsible for campaign violations

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A former business partner of U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan says he was responsible for improperly reimbursing employees for contributions they made to Buchanan's c..
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Fla. designated as most dangerous state for elderly drivers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Florida is the most dangerous place in the country for elderly drivers. The state tops the list for most traffic fatalities involving a driver 65 or older. 34 mil..
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McCready's custody case to stay in Fla., son to stay in Ark.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Florida judge has declared the custody battle over Mindy McCready's son will be staying in Florida.But 5-year-old Zander will remain in Arkansas. Zander's fathe..
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Man drops 'stand your ground' claim in slaying

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Lawyers for a tow company owner who claims he fatally shot a man in self-defense are dropping their effort to invoke Florida's "stand your ground" law. &nbs..
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