Districts meet some criteria, fall short on others

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida's proposed redistricting plan for congressional districts improves on two newly-required standards for reshaping the state's political boundaries but f..
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Charter schools one step closer to more state funding

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.- At Pivot Charter School in Fort Myers, Principal Gary Iker is banking on the passage of Senate Bill 1852."It really is a necessity," Dr. Iker said. "Especially wh..
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Florida and 9 other states free from 'No Child Left Behind'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law..
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Stacey Adams gives birth to baby boy, Brandon Michael

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Wednesday, WINK News went to visit the newest member of our news family.  Stacey Adams and her husband welcomed Brandon Michael on Tuesday.Stacey says her ..
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Florida House considers plan to speed up foreclosures

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lawmakers are taking another look at tackling Florida's backlog of foreclosure cases, by speeding up the process. "We do have a tremendous delay in foreclosures,..
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Four dead in Collier County crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

OCHOPEE, Fla -- Four people are dead following a collision at a Collier County intersection Tuesday night. The crash happened around 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of State Road 29 ..
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What is the busiest intersection in Lee County?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- In the last week, nearly half a dozen people have been killed on southwest Florida roads.  Some of the deadly accidents happened at what are considered the..
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Thieves steal two dozen guns from charlotte gun store

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- The search is on for nearly two-dozen guns, on the streets after a brazen Charlotte County burglary. Masked thieves smashed through the store's front door at ..
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Parents wish Lee County's Pay or Appear would re-appear

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Parents desperate for help getting child support payments are running into roadblocks. A Lee County program meant to force people to pay up or possibly ..
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Washington bill calling for legalization of gay marriage

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state Legislature passes bill calling for legalization of gay marriage.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may..
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Teen charged with killing his grandmother

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida teen killed his grandmother, who was found stabbed nearly 100 times, struck in the face with a wrench and shot in the head..
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Collier EMS worker arrested for stealing from a patient

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A Collier County EMS worker was arrested Tuesday for stealing from a patient in January. Roger Alfonso was charged with grand theft after it was discovered by..
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Wisconsin governor sparks protest in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- Embattled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was met by protesters at a speaking engagement in Naples Wednesday. Democrats in his home state are trying to force a recall..
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Grass-fed beef movement is gaining momentum

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

BRADENTON, Fla. - Beef may be what's for dinner but for a growing number of families, the type and quantity of beef they're buying is changing. The grass-fed beef movement is gaini..
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Soldier surprises daughters at Cape Elementary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- It was the surprise of a lifetime- all caught on camera.  WINK News was there as a Cape Coral soldier shocked his family, after a year of separation while he..
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Panel narrowly OKs Fla. food stamp sweets ban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Legislation that would ban the use of food stamps to buy candy and other junk food remains alive in the Florida Legislature after a close call.  ..
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2 lanes of Golden Gate Pkwy. closed due to crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Two westbound lanes of Golden Gate Parkway are closed at Santa Barbara Blvd. due to a vehicle accident that happened just before 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday. ..
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Crash leaves 1 pedestrian dead in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police are on the scene of a fatal crash on Cape Coral Parkway and SE 17th Avenue, just East of Del Prado Blvd. All lanes are open, but traffic is slow..
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Court says Lee Grace Dougherty has plea deal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) - Court officials in Colorado say one of three siblings accused in a multi-state crime spree has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.    Lee ..
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Lee County celebrates its 125th anniversary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, and a local historian is sharing his views about how this area grew and what made the people here achie..
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