Migrant workers fill jobs at local orange groves

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla.- In Hendry County, orange trees outnumber people, more than 600 to one.      "Polk and Hendry counties have more orange trees than any count..
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FMB channel marker prompts questions about depth

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News is investigating the aftermath of the dredging project on Fort Myers Beach. A viewer sent us photos showing a channel marker on dry land. That's a poten..
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Felon sentenced to 36.5 years after robbing a detective

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Monday, 36-year-old Eddy Luis Jose Estrella, of Fort Myers, was sentenced to 36½ years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery affectin..
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$232M proposed for Everglades restoration

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Some environmentalists are cheering President Obama's budget proposal for Everglades restoration projects.    The budget request unveile..
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Lovers Key Condo board members plead guilty to grand theft

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Charles Bennett and Ken Marwick, both former members of the condominium board for Lovers Key Condominium in Estero, Monday pled as charged to charges of First Degree ..
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Local school wins award as top arts school in U.S.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts has won a prestigious award, as the top arts school in America. A group called Arts School Network picked the local sc..
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Illegal immigrant pleads guilty in firearm possession

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla.- Luis Javier Farias-Mendoza, 20, of Ocoee, entered guilty pleas in federal court Monday to charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition by an illegal immigrant a..
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Florida House panel rejects food stamp sweets ban

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida House panel has rejected a proposal to ban using food stamps to purchase sweets, potato chips and other junk food.    An appropria..
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5-acre fire burns in Punta Gorda

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Fire EMS workers were on the scene of a five-acre fire burning on Prairie Creek Blvd. Punta Gorda Monday afternoon. A Firefighter worked quickly..
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3 arrested after raid in a Pt. Charlotte home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives served a search warrant Friday on a home at 21275 Midway Blvd. in Port Charlotte; three arrests were made..
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N. Ft. Myers woman and child involved in rollover accident

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Monday, a woman and her small child were involved in a rollover vehicle accident, according to our partners at the News-Press..
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Panel to let Fla. bar committee write snitch rules

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A state panel on wrongful convictions agreed to let a Florida Bar committee resolve differences over a proposed court rule on jailhouse snitches. &nbs..
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Miccosukee tribe says members owe $26M to IRS

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Miccosukee Indian tribe in South Florida says its members could owe nearly $26 million to the Internal Revenue Service because of bad legal advice.   &nb..
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Car crashes into Burger King in Naples

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- A vehicle crashed into a Burger King in Naples on Monday afternoon. It happened around 2:15pm at the franchise's location at 6565 Dudley Drive, just off Pine Rid..
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Sarasota family murdered by a relative, neighbors shocked

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- A Sarasota neighborhood is still in shock after one of its residents allegedly murdered his elderly parents and sister. Neighbors tell our news partners there, they..
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Teens arrested for robbery, battery on deputy and marijuana

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Three teens were arrested after an incident stemming from a robbery in Port Charlotte. Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies responded a robbery call Sunday in ..
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Man arrested for alleged abuse on a 7-week-old infant

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers police arrested 23-year-old Jonathan Rendon for aggravated child abuse after doctors confirmed an infant had suffered abusive head trauma while in his ..
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Homeless man attacks another with a machete

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a homeless man in Port Charlotte after he attacked another man at a homeless camp area with a machete. Ernesto ..
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Man believes debit card digits were copied at a Naples cafe

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Police are investigating a case of identity theft in which a Naples resident claims his debit card numbers were copied at a local cafe. On Friday at 11 a.m., Naples p..
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Pastor's daughter accidentally shot at Fla. church

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say the daughter of a pastor was accidentally shot in the head at a church in St. Petersburg.    The Pinellas County Sheriff'..
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