US Sen. Marco Rubio heads to Haiti

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is headed to Haiti to review U.S.-backed efforts to help the Caribbean country rebuild two years after a devastating earthquake.   &nbs..
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Body found on Barefoot Beach identified

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A body that was found Friday morning on Barefoot Beach has been identified as that of 51-year-old Samuel Schenkl.The Collier County Sheriffs Office has said t..
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Publisher sees reality of homelessness

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Before he published community newspapers, Bill Sharpe sold RVs. He was neither newspaper crusader nor do-gooder. He never liked giving money to panhandlers. He k..
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FL pair: Rafts crowded aboard stricken cruise ship

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida couple says they tried to board several crowded lifeboats before finding one that would let them off a cruise ship that capsized off the Italian coast. ..
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Biologists: 32 Florida panthers born in 2011

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State wildlife officials say the number of Florida panthers born last year appears to offset the number of documented panther deaths.    Acc..
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Updated: Fla law student being held on $1M bond in shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A law school student at the Ave Maria School of Law is being held on $1 million bond after authorities say he shot at his roommate and threatened his ex-girlfri..
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MLK commemorative events under way in Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Hundreds around Southwest Florida are remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Fort Myers, people gathered for a commemorative march along Martin Luther King Jr..
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Historic tree catches fire in central Florida park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Firefighters say one of the world's oldest cypress trees has caught fire and collapsed in central Florida.    It's unknown what caused a 118-fo..
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Small plane's landing gear fails on landing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane's landing gear failed while landing at Key West International Airport.    Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswo..
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Bank foreclosing on O.J. Simpson's Florida house

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A bank is foreclosing on the Florida home of O.J. Simpson, who is serving time in a Nevada prison for kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges.    Mi..
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Rita Cosby stops by WINK

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.  Rita Cosby is a familiar face to TV audiences, but today she joins us from behind the scenes.    She has written a book about her father'..
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Shooting in Cape sends one man to hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- At 5:30 a.m. Cape Police responded to 4928 Viceroy Court for a shooting investigation. The victim, identified as Nelson Milton, told police that two males known t..
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Pilot dies after suffering heart attack at airport

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A friend says the pilot who died after suffering a heart attack at a Fort Lauderdale airport still managed to steer the plane away from everyone. ..
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FAMU band member says he was verbally harassed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida A&M band member says he was verbally harassed by another member for not joining a subgroup of the band's trombone section known as "Thunder."..
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Cruise tragedy conjures memories of doomed Titanic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The first interviews of survivors - and the first impressions of people across the world - of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise liner that ran aground and t..
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Thank you Myra Daniels

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - A party for Myra Daniels must have music and art. The daughter of a musician and singer founded the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts 30 years ago. She served ..
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Air potatoes exchanged for native trees on Sanibel

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla.- Richard Richter says an aggressive, viney plant called an "air potato" is plaguing his Sanibel property."I've been fighting them for 15 years on the island an..
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Military outreach program offers reward in PI fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

PINE ISLAND, Fla. - A Southwest Florida military outreach program is offering a reward in last week's fire that destroyed the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce building. Operation Op..
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Brazilian suspect in cruise rape held without bail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Brazilian man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl on a cruise ship is being held in the Broward County Jail without bail. Broward Circuit J..
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Florida Legislature could give Gov. Scott more power

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GARY FINEOUT/Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott, the outsider who at one point railed against the political establishment, may soon start getting the kind of..
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