Florida unemployment numbers improve in November

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott and state labor officials are getting a bit of cheerful holiday news with Florida's latest unemployment report.    State lab..
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'Drug House Odyssey 2012' needs your vote

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Maybe your child's been to the Drug House Odyssey in Cape Coral. And now, you have the chance to help bring more money to the house and all you do to vote on line..
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CVS armed robber sought

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County deputies are searching for a man who committed an armed robbery at a North Fort Myers CVS. Deputies were called to the CVS located at 13991 North..
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Couple who rode freight trains found dead in coal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A couple who romanticized trains and lived a modern-day adventure by riding railroad cars across the U.S. were killed when a train dumped its load of coal at ..
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Sightings of black bears on uptick; plan debated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials are trying to figure out how to deal with a burgeoning population of bears in Florida.    The Florida Times-Union ..
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Scott, labor officials hoping for more improvement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott and state labor officials are hoping for some good holiday news when Florida's unemployment numbers for November are announced.  ..
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Troopers: Sneezing attack caused truck crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer driver had a sneezing attack just before he veered off Interstate 95 and jackknifed.    The cr..
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Music Walk: 'Cookies and Milk' part 2

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Next year, Music Walk will be on the 3rd Friday of every month.  December's event is the final Music Walk scheduled for a Saturday.  The band Cookies an..
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Music Walk: 'Cookies and Milk' part 1

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The bluegrass-inspired band Cookies and Milk performed in the WINK Studio ahead of Saturday's Music Walk.
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Fitness Friday: Are carbs your enemy?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fitness on the Move Expert Mike Drumm tells us the difference between good and bad carbs...and why you shouldn't eliminate them from your diet altogether.
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Naples man paying parts of layaway accounts anonymously

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- A WINK News exclusive with a story of paying it forward.  A Naples man is helping out those in need this holiday by giving an anonymous gift.  He doesn't ..
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Cupcake business proves to be recession proof

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- The cupcake business is booming and that has one local shop expanding. Thursday, Grace & Shelly's Cupcakes opened a new store on 5th Avenue in downtown Naples. "..
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Naples knife store closing after 27 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A longtime Naples business is going out of business. The tough economy has forced Cutlery World to call it quits. The specialty knife store in the Coastland Center M..
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Meat from overturned tractor trailer doesn't go to waste

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A tractor trailer carrying tens of thousands of pounds of food overturned this afternoon. What could have been a huge loss of meat turned into a blessing for loc..
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"Mimi" coins inspire another anonymous donor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

Yesterday we told you about a gold coin that was dropped in a red kettle in Indiana.  Today, someone dropped a silver one in a southwest Florida red kettle. That makes it the ..
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Robb & Stucky: life after bankruptcy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Months after Robb & Stucky files for bankruptcy, remnants of the furniture retailer are breathing new life. Three entrepreneurs have taken three former Robb &..
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Full ban on driver calls could be tough to enforce

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A driver in the next lane is moving his lips. Is he on a hands-free cell phone or just talking to himself? If lawmakers follow the advice of a federal ..
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Fort Myers military family reacts to end of war in Iraq

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's a happy day in the Keller household.Three of their four children have made the military their career, with sons Gary and Kyle still active duty."It's tense. ..
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WINK News goes shopping with coupon expert

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- It's almost time to decide on those New Year's resolutions. For many of you, saving money is on your to-do list for 2012. Clipping coupons could be your key to s..
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Multi-million dollar Chinese drywall settlement announced

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Relief is finally in sight for Richard Kampf's family. The Cape Coral man is expecting more than a hundred grand from the manufacturer of defective chinese drywa..
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