Red flag audio recordings obtained by WINK News

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News has obtained the taped conversations that made a deputy a person of interest in a missing persons case. In audio recordings between former Corporal ..
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Punta Gorda sinks the idea of paying for mooring field

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- The Punta Gorda City Council set adrift the idea that the city may have a boat mooring field east of the U.S. 41 bridge. The city council decided to table the ide..
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Red tide prevents rehabilitated manatee from returning home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- You will not find toxic red tide cells floating in southwest Florida waters right now, but their deadly effects still remain. It's preventing a rehabilitated mana..
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Local government workers react to pension battle

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - On Tuesday, a judge said it was unconstitutional for public employees to be forced to contribute to their own pension Teachers, employees from the sheriff's offi..
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Clerks: Fla. budget means layoffs, closed offices

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's court clerks are warning that the new state budget could lead to nearly 900 people losing their jobs and the closing of offices across the state...
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Legislature increases video voyeurism offenses

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers have passed a measure that increases the charges related to the crime known as "video voyeurism."    The House on Wednesda..
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Fla. Legislature passes 'Good Samaritan' bill

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - People who try to get medical aid for drug overdose victims would get new legal protection under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature.   &nbs..
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Peak season road work to begin soon in Lee Co.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Work on a major thoroughfare will begin soon, even though it's is peak season for visitors in Southwest Florida. Workers will re-surface a stretch of Pine Island ..
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Scott gets claims bill for brain-damaged Colo. boy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Aaron Edwards squirmed in delight on his mother's lap in the Florida Senate gallery Wednesday as the chamber passed a bill to compensate him for negligence..
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Fla. Legislature passes public records bill

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Legislature is making it clear that documents and emails sent and received by newly-elected officials are public records.    The..
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Fla. bill lets pharmacists give some vaccinations

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida pharmacists would be able to give vaccinations for pneumonia and shingles under a bill that's going to Gov. Rick Scott.    The measu..
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Surprise training exercise held at a Lehigh hospital

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Are local hospitals ready for a worst case scenario? Lehigh Regional Medical Center surprised its staff with an intense training exercise. The hospital is back to..
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SWFL's newest sports team gets CPR certified

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Tarpons are Southwest Florida's newest professional sports team, kicking off their inaugural season with a game this Friday. But they're not just runn..
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State may buy land near governor's mansion

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers are giving the green light to purchase land near the governor's mansion and the home of the late Gov. LeRoy Collins.    Th..
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Senate sends vastly different PIP bill to House

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Something will have to give for lawmakers to get reforms to Florida's personal injury protection (PIP) law before Friday's adjournment.    T..
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Fla. Senate sends education bill to Scott

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A bill that would cut funding for Florida schools scoring below the state average on certain end-of-course tests is headed to Gov. Rick Scott.    That's just one pro..
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Student arrested for sniffing Ecstasy at school

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A 15-year-old Bonita Springs Middle School student was arrested on Tuesday after it was discovered that she was sniffing liquid MDMA, or Ecstasy, on school pr..
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Spider-Man ride reopening at Universal Orlando

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - As Universal Orlando theme park prepares to open a new and technologically eye-popping version of its iconic 3-D Spider-Man ride this week, creator Stan Lee sa..
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Domino's employee tackles suspect during robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On Tuesday at 10:30 p.m., Cape Coral Police responded to a reported armed robbery at the Domino’s Pizza located at 1609 Andalusia Blvd. Employees reported s..
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FMPD no longer searching for missing woman

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- UPDATE: Foreman has been located. Police are searching for a missing Fort Myers woman. Dorothy Foreman, 51, walked away from her home located on Davis Street. Fam..
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