Pilot, wife die after plane crash in central Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a pilot and his wife have died a day after their small plane crash in central Florida. Palm Bay spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said Sunday that the..
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Authorities identify woman with gunshot wound outside Punta Gorda church

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A Charlotte County church becomes the scene of a shooting investigation Sunday morning. Deputies say a pastor found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds outsid..
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14th annual A Midsummer Night Sing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.-  Residents can help feed the hungry while enjoying an evening of music and fellowship at the 14th Annual A Midsummer Night’s Sing, presented by Fi..
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EXCLUSIVE: Family members of Lookers shooting victims speak

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The family of 2 men gunned down in the parking lot of a strip club speak out about what happened the night of the shooting, and their disgust about not being inf..
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Fort Myers ranked #2 for lowest travel taxes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A national travel group says the City of Fort Myers has some of the lowest travel taxes anywhere in the U.S. The survey by the Global Business Travel Association..
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Backpack giveaway draws thousands

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Fort Myers, Fla.-- Lee County's largest back to school outreach event happened at Harborside Event Center today. Over 10,000 people showed up to get free backpacks and school suppl..
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Bank Robbery In North Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - Deputies are searching for a robber who held up a North Naples bank shortly after noon Saturday. The robbery at Fifth Third Bank, 8771 U.S. 41 N., was reported..
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Fingerprints lead detectives to robber

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A Bonita Springs robber may have gotten away with the loot, but he left something important behind.  His fingerprints. On July 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm, deput..
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LSCO arrests 2 on marijuana charges, looking for third suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A tip received by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers has led to the arrest of two men for selling marijuana out of a Ft Myers apartment. The tip stated that many p..
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Fundraising race to benefit 2 year old

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Fort Myers, Fla.-- For Carolena Long, a rare birth defect has shaped most of her life. Born with half a heart, she also faces digestive problems.. requiring her to receive food and..
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North Fort Myers trailer goes up in flames

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- An abandoned trailer went up in flames early this morning on the corner of Garden Street and Ruth Ann Road in North Fort Myers. Responders say the home was ..
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Lehigh home invaded by bees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - It was a happy ending for a Lehigh woman whose home became its own bee hive. Lottie Strange called WINK News Thursday, saying thousands of the insects infested..
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Deadly ATV crash report shows vehicles were speeding

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- WINK News has learned that speed may have played a factor in a deadly ATV and dirt bike accident earlier this week. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office..
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PERC rules in favor of city in Cape Police educational pay dispute

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- 11 Cape Coral police officers will continue to have their wages garnished to pay back extra pay for college credits they never got. This is after nearly a year..
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Local opinions on looming possibility of partial FAA shutdown

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- It's your money, and the clock is ticking. Congress must come to an agreement on legislation to extend the FAA's operating authority by midnight. If not, milli..
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Bus carrying Lovett volleyball teams wrecks in Fla

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Lovett School in Atlanta says a bus carrying the school's volleyball players wrecked in Florida, where 17 players and two coaches were treated ..
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Dozens of puppies recovering at Naples Humane Society, breeder target of multiple DAS investigations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Dozens of lab and retriever puppies are recovering after being surrendered by a Golden Gate Estates breeder facing foreclosure. The dogs were infested with fl..
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Four SWFL state parks considered for RV camping

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The state says the proposal to add camping and RV sites in some state parks that don't allow them is still on the table. Earlier this month, state officials scr..
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Unemployment numbers rise in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The statewide unemployment rate is holding steady, but the June figures show an increase in the number of people out of work in Southwest Florida.  &nbs..
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Solving mysteries, one unmarked grave at a time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

  NAPLES, Fla. - A team of archaeologists is solving mysteries for a Collier County family. The group spent Friday looking for unmarked graves at the historic Kirkland Cemeter..
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