Fla. 3rd graders score lower on FCAT as predicted

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Fewer third graders have passed the tougher new Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test's reading and math exams, just as predicted.    Result..
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No injuries when sea plane crashes into Fla. lake

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A sea plane has crashed into Lake Jesup in central Florida.    The Seminole County Sheriff's office says there were no serious injuries from the..
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Number of school check fraud arrests continues to grow

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Yet another suspect has been arrested in the Lee County School District check-cashing fraud scheme. A 20-year-old Fort Myers man is the latest to be arrested. Jon..
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Forecasters: 9 to 15 storms this hurricane season

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Federal forecasters predict there will be about nine to 15 storms during this year's Atlantic hurricane season.    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ..
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Gun and drugs seized in bust, 1 arrested

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers man was arrested on drug charges Thursday morning, after an investigation due to citizen complaints of street level drug sales. Fort Myers Police con..
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Deputies, FBI investigate kidnapping scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of a kidnapping that turned out to be an attempt to get cash from a Marathon couple.   &..
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Civil rights leaders cry foul over poll closures

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Sarasota-area civil rights leaders say plans to eliminate dozens of voting precincts in the southwest Florida county amounts to voter suppression.  ..
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Fla. town's ex-comptroller gets prison for theft

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MIAMI (AP) - The former comptroller of a South Florida town will serve more than two years in prison for stealing more than $200,000 in town money.    Authorities sa..
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Revised Florida gopher tortoise goals proposed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Proposed changes in Florida's gopher tortoise management plan are aimed at restoring its population so it'll no longer need threatened species protection.&..
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Legal experts discuss FAMU band member interviews

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Legal experts say band members' statements to investigators that a Florida A & M University drum major willingly got on a bus where he e..
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Boy, 12, dies days after crashing car at track

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 12-year-old who crashed in to a wall during a children's race at a central Florida race track has died.    The Tampa Ba..
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Mack opens big lead in Florida GOP Senate contest

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV of Fort Myers has become the frontrunner in a three-way contest for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, a Quinnipiac Un..
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Police: Cab driver shot passenger in self-defense

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a Titusville cab driver likely won't be charged with fatally shooting a passenger.    Authorities did not identify the driver, who..
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Everblades win first ever Kelly Cup

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

ESTERO, Fla.- After 14 years of existence and two previous trips to the finals, the Florida Everblades have finally won the Kelly Cup. The Everblades defeated the Las Vegas Wrangle..
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David Lawrence Center gets $200,000 grant

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- Each year, the Naples Winter Wine Festival raises millions of dollars to help children in Collier County. In 2012, the Winter Wine Festival raise $12.2 milli..
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Local attorney arrested, charged with steal $830,000

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A local attorney is in jail accused of stealing his former partner's identity.  Investigators say he stole nearly $1 million from clients.  Sebastian ..
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Arcadia boy injured in race track wreck dies

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ARCADIA, Fla. - A 12-year-old Arcadia boy died Wednesday, days after a crash at the Auburndale Speedway near Winter Haven.  People in Arcadia tell WINK News Morr came from a f..
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War widow linked back to late husband through bracelet

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's a love story, sixty years in the making. An unexpected turn of events linked a Fort Myers war widow with a beloved bracelet she gave to her late husband, bef..
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Cape man recovering from surgery has savings stolen

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The victim of a heartless theft is speaking only to WINK News. Cape Coral Police say a woman, in her 60's to 70's, stole thousands of dollars. It's money, and a ..
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Family pet poisoned by toad

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Gailhard

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers family almost lost their beloved pet after it was poisoned by a toad. Poisonings like this one are on the rise this year.  "My wife knocked..
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