Golden Gloves coach teaches WINK reporter to box

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

News reporter Alissa Reitmeier got in the ring with boxing coach Troy Carter to learn how young athletes prepare for the Golden Gloves competition.
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Family says farewell to tower worker at 3500 feet

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - With his ashes in hand, Kathy Rouskey took one last leap from a plane with her husband Nick. Her son Nick, Jr. and daughter-in-law Amy also jumped, in a final sk..
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Former lawmaker chosen as interim head of Edison State

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The difficult job of rebuilding the image of Edison State College is going to a longtime local resident. Former lawmaker Dudley Goodlette has been hired as the i..
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Robot competition challenges local high school teams

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Hundreds of gadget-minded high school students battled it out Saturday in a robot challenge at Mariner High School in Cape Coral. The task for the teams was to b..
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National Hurricane Center director to retire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MIAMI - The director of the NOAA National Hurricane Center plans to retire later this year. Bill Read announced his plans to retire from the position on June 1, 2012, following&nbs..
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Surveillance camera spots Lehigh robbery suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is releasing new surveillance photos in hopes of catching the suspect in a December robbery. Detectives are looking for a man w..
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Friends: Tampa bomb plot suspect was radical, loner

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NEBI QENA/Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Kosovo-born American citizen accused of plotting bomb attacks around Tampa was a loner who had grown increasingly radical in his M..
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Union calls for hearings on Florida prison closings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The head of the union representing Florida's corrections officers is calling on state lawmakers to hold community hearings on Gov. Rick Scott's plan to close sev..
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South Florida pill mill owner gets 15+ years in prison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The co-owner of South Florida pain clinics responsible for illegally distributing some 20 million pain pills has been sentenced to more than 15 years i..
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FWC reports fourth panther death of 2012

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE, Fla. - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is reporting the fourth panther death of 2012. FWC officials said the panther was found in poor condi..
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Pine Island rallies around Chamber, destroyed by fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PINE ISLAND, Fla. - The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce went up in flames Friday and is being called arson. Now the island community is banding together after the fire destroyed no..
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North Port principal accused of hypnotism pleads not guilty

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- A North Port principal accused of hypnotizing his students pleaded not guilty in court on Friday.  Investigators started looking at Dr. George Kenney when ..
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Former Isles of Capri Fire Chief wants name cleared

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- The former Isles of Capri Fire Chief wants to clear his name. Emilio Rodriguez was suddenly fired last November, but Friday Rodriguez spoke out at a name-cle..
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Former deputy says Sheriff has quotas.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Former Charlotte County Deputy Tim Hamula does not deny that he made mistakes.“I'm not looking for anyone to say we forgive you for what you have done, I..
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Business owner tells Collier County to pay up

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER CO., Fla.- A Southwest Florida mover says Collier County owes him thousands of dollars for work done in July 2010. Frank Dethlefsen owns Suncoast Moving and Storage. His co..
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LCSO needs help identifying a tanning salon robber

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Lee County deputies are looking for the man that robbed a tanning salon in Estero.  Deputies were called to Extreme Tan, located 20321 Grande Oaks Shoppes, at ap..
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A huge candy bar with an even larger message

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

LABELLE, Fla. - Chocolate is always a secret trick to get young school kids to concentrate. And the kids at Country Oaks Elementary in LaBelle were paying very close attention on F..
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Woman, 70, spends night pinned under vehicle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a 70-year-old woman spend a cold night pinned on the ground after her SUV rolled onto her legs as she opened her front gate.    ..
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State officials halt funding for school projects

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State officials say they are halting payments for school construction projects.    Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson and State Universi..
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9 charged in drug trafficking ring

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an employee of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami and eight others have been arrested for participating in a South Florida cocaine and oxyco..
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