Man dies after firing gun he thought was unloaded

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies say a 19-year-old man died when he fired a round on a handgun that was being passed around by friends in a house near Tamp..
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Fla. county reviews reverse 911 system

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - When a 9-year-old girl went missing this week, authorities used a reverse 911 system to alert residents.    But a glitch in the system apparentl..
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Suspect arrested for allegedly following children in his van

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police Department arrested 62-year-old Pedro Miguel Martinez-Leon, of Fort Myers, Wednesday for one count of luring and enticing a child. On Monday, at..
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Judge: Fla. worker drug testing unconstitutional

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A federal judge declared Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for some 85,000 state workers unconstitutional Thursday, saying the governor showed no evidence..
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Rodeo fundraiser for two girls with Type 1 Diabetes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

LABELLE, Fla. - Get ready for some top notch ropin' and ridin' at a rodeo this weekend, raising money to help two southwest Florida girls suffering from Type 1 Diabetes.  Magg..
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Crash Report Out Today

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol is releasing a report on the fog- and smoke-shrouded Interstate 75 crash that killed 11 people in January. The inspector general..
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Collier's three largest fire districts discuss consolidation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- Collier County's three largest fire districts are looking for ways to save money while improving emergency services. Wednesday, fire commissioners for East N..
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Lee County EOC creates evacuation smartphone app

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Hurricane season begins June 1, so Lee County Emergency Management is going high tech to keep you safe.  They've created a free evacuation app for your sma..
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Financial aid scam warning from Lee County Sheriff's Office

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A warning from the Lee County Fraud investigators.  Do your homework when you're applying for grants.  A student, 19, says she was scammed out of near..
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Cold case tip leads investigators to N. Naples field

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - An 8-year-old cold case heats back up. Collier investigators spent hours Wednesday searching a North Naples field after getting a tip about the disappearance o..
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Veteran, 86, killed while crossing street driving golf cart

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A deadly crash after a man on a golf cart is killed when he drove into the path of a truck.  John Young, 86, died while driving the cart near the intersect..
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Grieving Cape father to speak at gun safety seminar

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A grieving Cape Coral father is on a mission to prevent tragedy. Dave Swazey is opening up about the day his daughter Ashlee was shot and killed by her..
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Report lists suspect in case of bludgeoned dog

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

ENGLEWOOD Fla.- Earlier this month we told you about the tragic end of Ginger,  a Jack Russell Terrier in Englewood.   The dog was taken from her home on April 6th.&..
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Great deals for a great cause

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

NAPLES, Fla.- Get an oil change, a car wash, even a hair cut, for just a few bucks. Students at Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology are offering the services for donations. Anyt..
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Accident near SR 29 and US 41 under investigation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Crews are on the scene of a vehicle accident, near the intersection of SR 29 and US 41 in Everglades City. Trust WINK News to bring you more information as it..
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Report: painkiller abusers start at home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - More than two-thirds of first-time prescription drug abusers find the pills in the medicine cabinet, according to a recently released federal survey.The National..
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Citizens Bank in $137.5M deal on overdraft fees

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Citizens Bank has reached a $137.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit claiming customers were charged excessive overdraft fees through debit card and ATM tra..
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Florida crime victim advocates receive awards

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi have presented awards to victim advocates and law enforcement officers for aiding crime victims and their fa..
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CCSO conducts search for cold case disappearance victims

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office conducted a search in North Naples, due to a tip they received in the cold case disappearance of Terrance Williams and Fel..
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Sea turtle nesting season heating up early

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

BONITA BEACH, Fla.- Sea turtles are getting a head start on nesting season on Southwest Florida's shorelines. Normally, the crawling creatures begin nesting on May 1st.Warmer water..
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