Pine Ridge Rd. closed, pedestrian hit by a vehicle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Both lanes of Pine Ridge are re-opened after a vehicle struck a bicyclist at Safety Ln. (Gulf Waters RV Park). The bicyclist sustained an arm injury and was trans..
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New debate: When is medical marijuana "usable?"

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (AP) - When police knocked on Josh Brewer's door to check for marijuana, even one of the nation's most liberal medical marijuana laws was put to the test. &n..
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Towel used to incriminate Fla. robbery suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A towel used by a robbery suspect to cover his head gave Manatee County Sheriff's investigators the clue they needed to find him.    Deputies ..
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Fla. Senate considers taxing Internet sales

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Some Florida lawmakers want to force online retailers to collect the state's sales taxes.    A Senate committee on Thursday agreed to move a..
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Englewood men rescued after boat capsizes in Gulf of Mexico

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. -- Amazing imagines of a Coast Guard rescue just west of Stump Pass in Charlotte County.  Two men, stranded, waving for help while clinging to their submerged ..
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Teen struck by car in Estero dies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

ESTERO, Fla -- A 17 year old girl has died following an accident on US 41 in Estero. Lee County officials tell WINK News the teen was walking across US 41 at the intersection of Sw..
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ONLY ON WINK: No charges filed against former Rubio aide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - A former aide to Senator Marco Rubio is telling his side of the story after being arrested, accused of beating up his wife late last month. At first, Michael Br..
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Fatal shooting in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Travis Burton died in a shooting incident Wednesday evening in Fort Myers. On Wednesday at 7:19 p.m., the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a call in refe..
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Eliminating surprises on your medical bills

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.- When you order at a restaurant, there's no confusion. You know what you're getting and how much it will cost you thanks to printed menus or posted signs. Now, leg..
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Lee Co. Commission pass measure for slot machine referendum

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The bitter battle over expanding gambling in the state is now taking root in Southwest Florida. On Tuesday, Lee County Commissioners passed a measure that would a..
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The answer to bringing jobs to SWFL: build a brewery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

AVE MARIA, Fla. - They say beer and work don't mix, but don't tell that Ernest Sittenfeld. The Naples Realtor is working to build a $40 Million brewery in Ave Maria. "The idea was ..
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Naples shelter offers free cat adoptions in February

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- The Naples Humane Society wants you to feel the love this February.  They're waiving adoption fees for cats all month long, in hopes you'll give them a "forever ..
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Immokalee has big plans for the future

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - The future of Florida. Officials in Immokalee are working hard to attract new businesses and make some needed changes. At the Community Redevelopment Agency, Exec..
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'Special districts' bill moving through Florida Senate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

The "special districts bill," making its way through the Florida Senate, is getting a lot of attention in Collier County. A budget subcommittee unanimously approved the bill Wednes..
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Parents,educators react to school prayer bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

A bill that would allow prayer and other "inspirational messages" to be delivered by students at school assemblies cleared the Florida Senate Wednesday. Senators voted 31-8 to pass..
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Huge tax-cut proposal clears Fla. House panel

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A ballot proposal that would cut local property taxes by about $570 million annually and possibly much more has cleared its first committee hurdle in the F..
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DEA: sharp drop in Fla. oxycodone purchases

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A combination of tough new laws and a high-profile crackdown is chipping away at Florida's dubious distinction as the nation's leading illicit source of powerful presc..
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FMPD seizes marijuana during traffic stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers man was arrested after police found 466 grams of marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop. On Tuesday at 8:59 p.m. Officer Richard Carpenter wi..
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Rental scam catches homeowner by surprise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUN TY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Fraud Line recently received a phone call from a local homeowner who discovered the home she has for sale is also being adv..
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Lee may institute lower impact fees on new construction

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

Lee county is getting a recommendation for lower impact fees on many types of new construction. However, the cuts would be modest, and some in the building industry are disappointe..
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