Tornado damages houses in Charlotte County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-  A tornado touched down in Charlotte County Friday morning, causing significant roof damage to a single family home and an apartment complex. This happen..
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I-75 Re-opened after fatal crash in Collier Co.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- All lanes of I-75 near the Collier and Lee County lines have re-opened after an earlier crash.  Take caution, as there is still a lot of slowing moving t..
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Fallen power line causes slow commute for some

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Traffic lights at Bonita Beach Road and US 41 are now functioning after a downed power line caused traffic headaches Friday morning. Traffic is moving success..
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Grandmother's remains found inside storage unit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Police in Florida found a woman's skeletal remains, which were being kept in a storage unit. The discovery Thursday came after the manager of the self-..
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Police investigate homicide in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police are investigating an overnight shooting death in a Fort Myers neighborhood. The shooting happened around 1:30 am Friday on Henderson Ave. near Ellington Co..
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People in SWFL using coupons for medical care and treatments

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - Deal seekers are turning to the Internet for more than just restaurant coupons. they're getting medical services at a fraction of the price. And people in South..
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Winter Wine Festival gears up for another successful auction

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla -- WINK News got a sneak peak inside the lot room for the Naples Winter Wine Festival. The charity wine event is now considered the most successful in the world. From w..
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Lee County stadiums will not be used for homeless shelters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Lawmakers in Tallahassee are talking about requiring professional sports stadiums to open their doors to the homeless.  With two professional teams playing..
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A Light to Remember: luminary tribute for Alzheimer's

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- A touching tribute to families affected by Alzheimer's and dementia. Dozens gathered in Centennial Park for the Light to Remember ceremony.   We'..
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Fire chiefs appeal to voters on tax referendums

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Voters in Immokalee, Golden Gate, and East Naples Fire Districts are being asked if fire services warrant higher taxes. All three districts have referend..
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Grant puts families in homes, contractors to work

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Habitat For Humanity directors helped the Cruz family dedicate their new home this morning on Warne St. in Port Charlotte. But their home is unique because it ..
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Judge: BP contract shielded Transocean in spill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that the rig owner involved in drilling the ill-fated well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico was shielded by its contract with BP fro..
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Candidates unloved in FL town hit by foreclosures

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) - At Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, the conversation often centers on real estate. Once taboo details - home values and what people paid for their properties ..
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First lady visits Fla. on heels of GOP candidates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With Republican presidential candidates aggressively campaigning in Florida in advance of next week's primary, Michelle Obama visited the state Thursday to tout ..
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Local seniors rally against cuts to Medicare

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Retired Steelworker Don Badie will tell you Medicare is the most important issue to him this year. The Cape Coral resident isn't a fan of any of the top leading ..
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Lehigh fire threatens homes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A fire in Lehigh Acres threatened homes at E. 6th St. and Hines Ave. Thursday afternoon. The fire was approximately five acres, but firefighters put it out in a..
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Lee Co. may pay Cape Coral's bill for Planning Council

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Lee County is poised to pay the membership dues for the city of Cape Coral to have a seat on the SW Florida Regional Planning Council. Some Cape leaders have crit..
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Florida water pollution legislation on fast track

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Water pollution rules supported by business, agriculture and utility interests but opposed by environmentalists, who say they are too weak, appear headed f..
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Obama to visit Miami in February

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to make an official visit to Miami on Feb. 23.    A White House official confirmed the plans Thursday, though did not want ..
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ACLU challenges Fla. law limiting minor donations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a state law that limits how much minors may contribute to state and local political ..
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