Dozens in Fla. caught poaching wildlife

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Undercover wildlife investigators have arrested dozens of people in northeast Florida and charged them with poaching and selling wildlife illegally.  ..
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Man struck by train while fishing off bridge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man fishing off a railroad bridge was struck and killed by a passing train during rush hour in South Florida.    The Miami He..
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Fla. teen arrested after gun found at school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A student was arrested at a central Florida high school after he was found with a gun at school.    A Polk County Sheriff's deputy received a t..
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N. Fla. man arrested in dog fighting ring

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida man faces 17 counts of possessing dogs used to fight after an investigation by Jacksonville police and the Humane Society of the United St..
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Canadian woman missing from Bahamas cruise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A cruise line says the FBI is investigating the disappearance of a Canadian woman aboard a Bahamas cruise.    Celebration Cruise Line spok..
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Disney shutters childhood obesity exhibit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Walt Disney World says it is retooling an Epcot exhibit targeting childhood obesity after critics complained that it stigmatized fat kids.    Th..
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Resident reports suspicious man, burglar arrested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man on six charges this morning after he was caught in the act of burglarizing vehicles at Maria..
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Fla. teacher charged with having sex with boy, 12

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MANGO, Fla. (AP) - A 29-year-old elementary school teacher is being held without bond at the Hillsborough County Jail after being charged with having a sexual relationship with a 1..
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US Postal truck bursts into flames in SW Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A U.S. Postal Service truck burst into flames following a fender-bender in southwest Florida.    Naples Fire Battalion Chief Pete DiMaria says th..
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Red Sox players saddle up to help children with disabilities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Bibey

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Players shined the spotlight on Special Equestrians, Inc. in Fort Myers. It's part of the team's "100 Acts of Kindness", which is a program during Fenway Pa..
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Lehigh Acres shooting now investigated as homicide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Lee County deputies are now investigating a Wednesday afternoon shooting as a homicide. Investigators say Abraham Caballero, 18, died after being shot off Leel..
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Thieves using satellite images to steal diesel fuel

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. -- Thieves are finding ways around paying for the high price of fuel.  They're using the internet to steal diesel.  WINK News has learned crooks are u..
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Bicyclist listed in critical condition after accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A 45-year-old Naples woman is listed in critical condition after being hit by a truck Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened just after 3 p.m. Deputies on scene ..
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Thinking about a hybrid? Do a little homework

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Southwest Florida drivers seeing red over prices at the pump might be considering going green, but before investing in a hybrid or another fuel-efficient vehicle..
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Plant eating fish keeping Cape Coral canals clean

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- It's your money, and the city of Cape Coral is spending it to protect plant eating fish. Public works officials are installing grates in select canals across th..
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Lee County Leap Year babies celebrate long overdue birthday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's a day donning your calendar just once every four years: February 29th. While Leap Year is a Houdini-like-happening for us all, today is especially big for th..
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Sarasota bank robbed, suspect sought

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is searching for the man who robbed Synovus Bank, 4775 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses say a man..
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Probation check leads to drugs and arrest in Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Wednesday, at 5:36 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department’s Community Offender Probation and Education Unit (COPE) was assisting the Florida Department of..
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CALL FOR ACTION helps family with unusual request

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - WINK News Call for Action gets results for all kinds of requests, but we want to tell you about one so unusual it really struck a cord with us. A woman asked..
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Meth lab discovered in south Ft. Myers duplex

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County deputies discovered a meth lab in a south Fort Myers duplex. The lab was found at a home off Eighth Avenue and Palm Avenue, near Summerlin Road. Deputi..
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