Fla. to spend money for interstate warning signs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers want to spend $2 million to put up large signs that will warn motorists about dangerous driving conditions. House and Senate budget negot..
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Motorcyclist involved in fatal crash on SR 776 in Englewood

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Englewood. The victim has been identified as 59-year-old Henry Kirsten. The collision happened on McC..
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BP settlement includes new health claims process

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

BOOTHEVILLE, La. (AP) - A settlement that BP is hammering out with victims of the massive Gulf oil spill finally provides a system for monitoring health concerns and compensating p..
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FGCU women's basketball team gets warm welcome home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - An historic victory for the FGCU women's basketball team has the athletes celebrating and the school excited about the potential "ripple effect" from the win. Su..
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Red Sox top Twins in stadium's debut

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Opening day is finally here. The Red Sox hosted the Twins Sunday for the first Major League spring training game at the the brand new JetBlue Park. Much to the d..
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BP settlement includes new health claims process

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAIN BURDEAU/Associated Press BOOTHEVILLE, La. (AP) - A settlement that BP is hammering out with victims of the massive Gulf oil spill finally provides a system for monitoring heal..
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Girl scouts hold yard sale to buy badges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

The yard sale will run on Sunday, March 4 at  21187 Glendale Ave., in Port Charlotte. The sale will open at 8:00 am.
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High number of manatee deaths prompts boating crackdown

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Law enforcement is cracking down on speeders on the water, after an unusually high number of manatee deaths this year. In the first 2 months of the year, 7 manat..
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BP expects to pay $7.8 billion in Gulf spill suit deal

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

HARRY R. WEBER/Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's settlement of lawsuits filed by more than 100,000 victims of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history goes a long way to..
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Losses mount from scams targeting older Americans

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

DAVID CRARY/AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Boomers beware: Scams, frauds and other financial exploitation schemes targeting older Americans are a growing multibillion-dollar in..
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Justice Dept wants trial on Florida voting changes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PETE YOST/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is opposing changes in Florida voting procedures and says it wants a trial in the dispute, a move that could imp..
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FGCU knocks off Mercer 62-58 in A-Sun Tournament

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Sherwood Brown scored 14 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 35 seconds left, as Florida Gulf Coast knocked off second-seeded Mercer 62-58 Friday nigh..
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BP, plaintiffs reach Gulf oil spill settlement

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP PLC reached a settlement late Friday night with a committee representing the largest group of plaintiffs suing over the 2010 Gulf oil spill, a federal judge s..
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Southwest Florida families watching deadly storms in Midwest

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Here in southwest Florida, people are watching the amazing footage of the tremendous twisters and waiting for the storms to pass.  Quite a few families her..
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Collier commissioners to discuss county's background checks

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

  COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- A WINK News investigation gets answers following the sixth DUI arrest of a Collier County limo driver.   WINK News discovered the county's backgr..
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SWFL Transportation Group going green with propane

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Just in time to fight off the rising gas prices, Southwest Florida's largest taxi fleet is going green. They're now using a bi-fueling system consisting of gasoli..
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Big names join search for missing Collier men

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Civil Rights activist Al Sharpton and movie mogul Tyler Perry have made it their missions to warm up two cold cases in Collier County. Perry appearing as a gu..
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Fitness guru celebrates 104th birthday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- Many Americans make New Year's resolutions to get in shape, but one man has made it his life mission, and it seems to be working out. You'd never guess Francis Smith ..
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Local United Way falls short of fundraising goal

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The United Way is delivering a desperate plea for help after falling short on their annual fundraising goal for the first time in 18 years."If we don't reach the ..
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Tammy Hall won't be running for Congress

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Tammy Hall announced her decision not to run for the U.S. Congress Friday.  "I've spent the last several months meeting with many Southwest Florida residents..
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