LCSO sets up roadblocks for Romney's visit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office has blocked off 17th St. SW in Lehigh Acres in preparation for Romney's visit Tuesday afternoon.  He will be speaking in fr..
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Wife accused of manslaughter goes to trial a second time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Prosecution against Leatha James for Manslaughter begins this Tuesday. The Lehigh Acres woman is holding onto her innocence in the 2010 death of her husband. She'..
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7-Eleven clerk held up at knife point for $36 and cigarettes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral man was arrested Tuesday for holding up a convenience store clerk at knife point for $36 in cash and cigarettes. At 1:30 a.m., Cape Coral Police resp..
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Charlotte man stabs deputy during domestic disturbance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy was stabbed during a domestic disturbance Monday evening. His bullte-proof vest stopped the blade from injuring him. CCSO ..
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What to expect out of President Obama's address

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The President will use Tuesday's address to frame the message of his re-election campaign.He will propose tax reforms so that wealthy Americans pay more and the B..
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Teen in critical condition after being struck by van

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County teenager was hit by a passenger van while trying to cross Palm Beach Boulevard. The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Off..
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SWFL author, doctor share message of help for Haiti

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Two years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, we're getting a new look inside the disaster, through the eyes of two men from Southwest Florida.A doctor..
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Heated charges, counter-charges in Florida debate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

STEVE PEOPLES/Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich clashed repeatedly in heated, personal terms Monday night in a cr..
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Non-profits thankful for Winter Wine Festival's success

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- Hundreds of people will gather in Naples this weekend for the Winter Wine Festival. The annual event held at the Ritz at Tiburon is much more than celebrity chefs, e..
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Fort Myers police reminding home owners to lock doors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Since January 1, five home burglaries have happened near McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers.  It serves as a reminder to lock your home doors, car doors and ..
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State will seek death penalty against man accused of murder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH PORT, Fla. - New developments in the murder case of a North Port teacher.  The state attorney's office confirms they're seeking the death penalty against the man accused..
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No fly zone for model airplane enthusiasts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Seahawk Airpark is usually buzzing. But not fter a freak crash that charred a field nearby. The dry conditions meant the small fire caught on quickly and the air ..
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2011 Crime Report out for Southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- We're learning 2011 was a bad year for crime in Fort Myers. The city's overall crime rate jumped up nearly 12% last year compared to 2010. But at the same time Ca..
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GOP candidates make stops in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The GOP candidates will be making stops across Southwest Florida on Tuesday, January 24th and Wednesday, January 25th. Below are the details for the respective candidates. Tuesday,..
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Prison privatization bills move forward in Senate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Senate committee has cleared two bills allowing for the privatization of prisons in South Florida.    The rules committee approved the bil..
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Social Security to resume statements for some

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Social Security Administration says it will resume sending some annual benefits statements that is had halted as a way to cut costs.    Last y..
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CCSO seek suspect in credit card fraud case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are again asking the public to help identify new surveillance photos of a credit card fraud and grand theft suspect. The..
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Disney will allow park workers to have beards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Workers at Disney's theme parks will be allowed to grow beards and goatees for the first time ever.    A Disney spokeswoman said Monday that the..
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World War II widow gets free home makeover

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- Builders in Collier County are helping an East Naples widow regain her independence. Janice Bronstein, whose late husband served in World War II, is living with Multi..
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Out-of-business bookstore donates books

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

ESTERO, Fla.- Most of the shelves at Book Warehouse in Estero were empty when WINK News stopped by early Monday, as the growing e-book trend continues to force brick and mortar sho..
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