Vacant Cape Coral lot transformed into community park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- Neighbors and city leaders called a vacant Cape Coral lot a dust bowl, and a blight to the city. But now, it's much more: a park, and a potential boost in proper..
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Fla. man charged with Obama threat on Facebook

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Miami man is charged with using Facebook postings to threaten to harm or assassinate President Barack Obama during his visit to South Florida last we..
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Charges in burning of 3,500-year-old Fla tree

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida woman is in jail, charged with setting a fire that burned one of the world's oldest cypress trees.    Investi..
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Fla. board reverses denial of 3 school charters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida State Board of Education has reversed the denial of charters for one regular and two virtual schools.    Charter schools receive..
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Domestic violence victims could collect unemployment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lawmakers are considering legislation that offers financial protection to victims of domestic violence. The bill proposes victims of abuse be allowed to collect u..
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Red light cameras renewed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -The Collier Commission votes to continue the contract for red light cameras even after a WINK NEWS investigation uncovered no real numerical evidence proving ..
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Collier County Commission votes to keep red light cameras

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County's controversial red light cameras will continue to catch red light runners for now. The majority of County Commissioners voted in favor of keep..
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Maine man arrested in missing firefighter's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSON, Maine (AP) - Maine State Police say they've arrested a man in the death of a missing firefighter from Florida.    Police say they charged 24-year-old Daniel..
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Small businesses plan more spending for 2012

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Small businesses are showing more confidence in the economy, with nearly a third planning to increase spending this year. A Wells Fargo/Gallup survey says 28 per..
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Alico Rd. at Devore Ln. re-opened after crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A vehicle crash with injuries left the road blocked on Tuesday afternoon at Alico Rd. and Devore Ln. in Fort Myers.  Alico Road is now open, alternating traf..
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All lanes open after 4-car crash in downtown Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- UPDATE: Police have cleared the crash and the roads have reopened. The crash is still under investigation.  ORIGINAL REPORT: The Fort Myers Police Department..
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New building codes will affect SWFL soon

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

New building codes go into effect March 15 in Florida, and they could have a major effect on homeowners throughout the region.  The new codes are designed to better protect pe..
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Charges filed against driver in Punta Gorda hit & run death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charges have been formally filed against 19-year-old Joseph L. Howard, who was the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash resulting in the death of Linford Dale..
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Fugitive search leads FMPD to guns and drugs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Tuesday, the Fort Myers Police Department arrested one person and seized guns, drugs and cash. The task force received information that a wanted felon was visi..
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Flight from Ft. Myers makes emergency landing in Orlando

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla.- Delta flight 1166 from Fort Myers to Cincinnati, Ohio made an emergency landing around 1 p.m. Tuesday, following the pilot's request to land. The pilot landed a..
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CCSO searches for armed robbery suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.-  The Collier County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who robbed a North Naples convenience store early Tuesday. Nobody was injured in the robbery,..
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Security planning under way for conventions

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Security plans are taking shape for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., efforts that wi..
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Man apologizes for crushing 16-year-old's car

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla.- A news conference was held Tuesday with the man accused of running over a car at the Redneck Yacht Club in Punta Gorda over the weekend. Norman Nowling was arrest..
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Scott signs death warrant for serial killer Gore

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is ordering the execution of a central Florida serial killer who raped and dismembered five women before murdering a teenager almost 30 yea..
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Bonita man allegedly robs Hallmark and Subway one day apart

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Bonita Springs resident William Schiller was arrested Monday for allegedly robbing both a Hallmark store and a Subway restaurant one day apart. At 9:15 a.m. o..
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