Florida man gets life in prison for burning father

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for burning his father to death.    Prosecutors had been seeking the de..
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Hundreds of cats removed from Florida sanctuary

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE, Fla. (AP) - Officials in the Florida Panhandle say they've removed hundreds of cats crowded in unsanitary conditions at a sanctuary.    The American Society for..
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Fla lawmakers may not wrap up their work on time

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers may not end their annual session on time.    The House budget chief said Tuesday that negotiations with the Senate have gr..
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Man arrested for crushing girl's car with his monster truck

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The pictures and video speak for themselves. The blurry videos which have now gone viral show a 40-year-old man using his jacked up van to crush a 16-year-old gi..
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Sheriff Scott: Drake has problems in jail

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Only WINK News was in court Monday when a Hendry County man spit in the face of his own lawyer.  The dramatic outburst was all caught on camera and it was ..
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Cape says no to pay cuts for 70+ non-union workers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Cape Coral City Council will not move forward with more pay cuts for another group of city employees. The discussion involved about 70 non-union employees, a..
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Deputies and hotel managers work together to cut down crime

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Collier County Deputies bust three people for making and distributing fake credit cards. It happened Friday afternoon at a Naples hotel and detectives are cre..
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FHP begins crackdown on aggressive drivers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Southwest Florida drivers might want to be on their best behavior this week, as Florida Highway Patrol cracks down on aggressive driving. Monday through Wednesda..
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As gas prices soar, Cape Coral cashes in

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL - As Southwest Florida cringes at the sight of rising gas prices city officials in Cape Coral are watching the savings stack up. City financial services director, Vi..
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Fire district's financial battle heats up

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

EAST NAPLES, Fla.- East Naples fire union members are putting out a plea to taxpayers in the district.  The say money is being mishandled by the district's fire commissioners...
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Dial Complete anti-bacterial soap faces lawsuit

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - You might use it in your home to protect you and your loved ones against germs, but a WINK News investigation uncovers you may not get what you pay for from one ..
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Woman told to ask for restraining order on another day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A local woman says she was turned away from the Lee County Courthouse after trying to protect herself and her children. "I wasn't able to get there till 1:30 in t..
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Teen accused in grandfather's death spits at his lawyer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Clinton Drake was dressed in a suicide vest, heavily guarded as he faced a judge in a Lee County courtroom. But no one could stop the 19-year-old from yelling. He..
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Improving Lee Tran could cost $1.2 billion over 25 years

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A task force is recommending improvements to the bus service in Lee County, even though that would cost $1.27 billion dollars over the next 25 years. The group al..
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Health Dept. reorganization clears final panel

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill now heads to the House floor that makes changes to the state Department of Health - though without its most contentious provision that would have sh..
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Fla. lawmakers cut claim sought for paralyzed boy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers have reduced a claims bill that would compensate a Colorado boy for catastrophic injuries caused when he was born at a public hospital in..
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Man gets life in prison for killing wife, sons

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man has received three consecutive life sentences for killing his wife and twin sons.    As part of a deal with Palm Bea..
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Cuban spy wants temporary return home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A convicted Cuban spy still serving probation in the U.S. wants to return home temporarily to visit a critically ill brother.    Rene Gonzalez is asking..
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2 Clerks arrested for sale of alcohol to minors

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Juvenile Operations Unit conducted business alcohol compliance checks last Saturday evening on nine Port Charlotte businesses. ..
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Ex-Tarzan actor arrested, big cats taken from home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two tigers and a panther are being removed from the home of a former Tarzan actor near West Palm Beach.    Florida Fish and ..
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