Fla. deputies searching for gasoline thieves

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A hazardous material team and the bomb squad are at the scene of an attempted gasoline theft in the Tampa Bay area.    Hillsborough County Sheriff..
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FHP asks public's help in locating witness to a car crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Highway Patrol is requesting assistance in locating a witness to a serious vehicle accident in Desoto County. A vehicle crash involving serious bod..
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Fla. teacher dies during Pres. Day fishing outing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Police say a 54-year-old elementary school teacher died during a President's Day fishing trip.    Sarasota police spokesman Paul Sutton says Ca..
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Pastor found dead 5 months after church shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A Florida pastor has been found dead in his home five months after he was shot at a central Florida church.    Polk County Sheriff's officials ..
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Man tries to pass $9,659 tax refund check with fake license

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy arrested a Deep Creek man for trying to pass a $9,659 tax refund check with a fake driver’s license at an Englewood busin..
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FMPD arrests 4 in bust

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Four Lee County residents were arrested on various drug charges after several neighbors complained about ongoing drug activity. Over the weekend, police conducted..
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FL Budget panel considering texting and driving ban

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Caroline Hayden

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Senate's budget panel is expected to consider a statewide texting-while-driving ban that has eluded passage for several years. The Budget Committe..
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Ave Maria University files federal suit

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

NAPLES, Fla.– Ave Maria University announced today that the University is seeking declaratory and injunctive relief from a federal court in Florida, because the U.S. Departme..
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Spring Break camps at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.     We're Kickin' it with Kyle at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium.   The Nature Center has the perfect after school program ..
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2 Universities could have power to decide state tuition

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida universities could soon have wide power to decide how much to charge students. Florida lawmakers are pushing ahead with a plan that would allow..
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WINK News uncovers more victims in Naples Real Estate scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- WINK News uncovers a Naples Real Estate broker arrested for stealing rent money from clients is now accused of ripping off contractors too. 41-year-old Theresia Helt..
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Banks paying homeowners to move out, avoid foreclosure

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Some of the nation's biggest banks are starting to pay homeowners to move out. It's the latest strategy by the country's largest lenders to avoid the long and co..
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Fans frustrated after Jet Blue Park tours sell out early

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Major league frustration.  Hundreds went to Jet Blue Park on Monday for the first day of public tours only to be met with a sign saying sold out.  The..
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Council to vote on waterfront redevelopment

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers City Council is expected Tuesday to vote on final details of the downtown waterfront redevelopment plan. The project has been in the works for years, ..
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Englewood woman on trial for disturbing sea turtle nest.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- Witnesses are testifying against a woman in Charlotte County who is on trial accused of disturbing a sea turtle nest on her Englewood property in 2010. Juanita S..
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Beware of cruise contests

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Who doesn't want to win a beautiful vacation in the Bahamas? But don't pack your bags just yet. A WINK News Call for Action Investigation found one vacation cont..
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SWFL shoppers cash in President's Day sales

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- Consider it paradise for the savvy shopper. "I've seen mostly you buy one, get one free stuff, or you get 50% off," shopper Monica Cruz said Monday. Naples' Coastland..
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Battle of Fort Myers anniversary

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A sliver of American history in our own backyard. The year was 1865 and Fort Myers was known as Fort Harvie. On February 20th, Confederate troops stationed in La..
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Parents sentenced in the death of their infant son

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Michael Clark Junior and Kathleen Jennings each plead no contest to child endangerment after leaving their baby in a hot vehicle, causing his death a short time l..
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Pain at the pump, as gas prices continue to soar

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Floridians are paying an average of $3.70 for a gallon of regular. That's about 14 cents higher than the national average. In the last month, prices her..
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