Cape voters hit the polls

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Today is Election Day in Cape Coral and it promises to be one of the most emotionally driven elections in the city's history. Many in the city's police and fire u..
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Donate a turkey, get free flowers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Harry Chapin food bank is still far below the number of turkeys needed to help families this Thanksgiving. The organization is short 5,000 turkeys and Thanksg..
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Pine Ridge re-opened after fatal crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- It was a deadly day on a busy road in Naples. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash that killed a Naples man, in fifties, on Pine Ridge Road near the..
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SeaWorld Orlando announces new attractions

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - SeaWorld Orlando is announcing plans for the largest expansion in the theme park's history.    Park president Terry Prather introduced details o..
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Auction to raise funds for arts school in Miami

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A boutique hotel in Miami Beach is hosting an art auction to help raise funds for the New World School of the Arts.    The silent auction will be held T..
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Smoke causes alarm for some

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A controlled burn at Babcock Ranch is causing smokey conditions for Southwest Florida drivers Tuesday morning. It is believed that the northeast wind is blowing t..
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CCSO investigating theft of 8 pool pumps in Englewood

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of eight pool pumps from two resorts and one condominium in the Englewood area that were reported..
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Former prison guard sentenced on porn charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A former federal corrections officer charged with child pornography has been sentenced to five years in prison after agreeing to a plea deal with prosecutors. Ci..
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Oil-spill workers sought for study

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHAUVIN, La. (AP) - Federal researchers will be in Terrebonne Parish on Wednesday, looking for cleanup workers willing to participate in a $17.8 million study of long-term health e..
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Police investigate Tampa shooting that injures 5

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say five people were injured following a shooting outside a nightclub in Tampa's Ybor City district.    Tampa police say a gunman star..
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Voters head to polls Tuesday in Cape city council races

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Voters hit the polls Tuesday in a contentious Cape Coral city council election, which features half of the council seats on the ballot.Incumbents Peter Brandt (D..
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Black Friday fever hitting SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The clock is ticking if you're a Black Friday shopper.  Only 18 days stand between you and one of the biggest shopping days of the year.  Stores are d..
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East Naples firefighter accused of soliciting a minor

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

NAPLES, Fla.- East Naples firefighter Eric Lentovich was arrested Thursday on charges of soliciting a minor and traveling to meet a minor. Investigators with the Hardee county sher..
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Friends mourn Immokalee brothers who drowned while fishing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -Friends are mourning the loss of two Immokalee brothers who drowned while fishing in Everglades City Sunday morning. "We went, thinking we were just going to ..
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Supporters rally for laid-off firefighters

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

EAST NAPLES, Fla.- They're usually working to save lives, but these days East Naples Firefighters are fighting for the livlihoods of nine of their own. East Naples Firefighters are..
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Late night 'robo' calls upsetting thousands of residents

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Political calls in the middle of the night wake up thousands of Cape Coral residents. The "Robo" calls came from the Southwest Florida Labor Council and asked th..
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Occupy Ft. Myers moves back to Centennial Park

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FT. MYERS, Fla.- Occupy Fort Myers protesters are packing their bags and leaving the courthouse in downtown Fort Myers. But they aren't moving far. The group is returning to Centen..
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Taking teacher attendance at the polls

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEE COUNTY, Fla-- Teachers have long been seen as a "voting block" that will turn out on election day. A WINK news investigation challenges that assumption. It also uncovers a prob..
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Video & pictures show dramatic river rescue

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

FORT MYERS, Fla - Three men are being called heroes after they saved a toddler from nearly drowning in the Caloosahatchee River. Two year-old Nicholas Garrett fell into the water w..
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CCSO investigates $35,000 worth of quarry equipment stolen

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are investigating theft of $35,000 in large electric cables to rock quarry equipment in southern Charlotte County. CCSO rec..
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