Dad charged with neglect after son hit by truck

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have charged a man with child negligence after his 5-year-old son was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle.    The Sarasota Hera..
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3 Injured in Pt. Charlotte rollover

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A vehicle rollover left three injured in Charlotte Harbor Wednesday morning. The crash happened at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Harborview Rd. Investigators bel..
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Three Inductees for Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Tallahassee, Fla. – As a part of this month’s Black History Month celebration, Governor Rick Scott announced the selection of Mary McLeod Bethune, Claude Denson Pepper ..
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New Disney Cruise Ship

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

 PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Disney Cruise Line's newest ship has arrived in the United States and will be sailing for its home port in Florida next month. The cruise line sai..
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Florida Redistricting Hearing Today

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Bibey

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments over redistricting maps the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature has drawn for itself. The just..
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Habitat for Humanity helps families burn through mortgages

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It was a milestone for eleven Southwest Florida families on Tuesday night, as their mortgages went up in flames. It was symbolic ceremony as families paid off th..
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Vacant Cape Coral lot transformed into community park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- Neighbors and city leaders called a vacant Cape Coral lot a dust bowl, and a blight to the city. But now, it's much more: a park, and a potential boost in proper..
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Fla. man charged with Obama threat on Facebook

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Miami man is charged with using Facebook postings to threaten to harm or assassinate President Barack Obama during his visit to South Florida last we..
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Charges in burning of 3,500-year-old Fla tree

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida woman is in jail, charged with setting a fire that burned one of the world's oldest cypress trees.    Investi..
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Fla. board reverses denial of 3 school charters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida State Board of Education has reversed the denial of charters for one regular and two virtual schools.    Charter schools receive..
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Domestic violence victims could collect unemployment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lawmakers are considering legislation that offers financial protection to victims of domestic violence. The bill proposes victims of abuse be allowed to collect u..
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Red light cameras renewed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -The Collier Commission votes to continue the contract for red light cameras even after a WINK NEWS investigation uncovered no real numerical evidence proving ..
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Collier County Commission votes to keep red light cameras

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County's controversial red light cameras will continue to catch red light runners for now. The majority of County Commissioners voted in favor of keep..
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Maine man arrested in missing firefighter's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSON, Maine (AP) - Maine State Police say they've arrested a man in the death of a missing firefighter from Florida.    Police say they charged 24-year-old Daniel..
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Small businesses plan more spending for 2012

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Small businesses are showing more confidence in the economy, with nearly a third planning to increase spending this year. A Wells Fargo/Gallup survey says 28 per..
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Alico Rd. at Devore Ln. re-opened after crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A vehicle crash with injuries left the road blocked on Tuesday afternoon at Alico Rd. and Devore Ln. in Fort Myers.  Alico Road is now open, alternating traf..
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All lanes open after 4-car crash in downtown Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- UPDATE: Police have cleared the crash and the roads have reopened. The crash is still under investigation.  ORIGINAL REPORT: The Fort Myers Police Department..
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New building codes will affect SWFL soon

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

New building codes go into effect March 15 in Florida, and they could have a major effect on homeowners throughout the region.  The new codes are designed to better protect pe..
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Charges filed against driver in Punta Gorda hit & run death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charges have been formally filed against 19-year-old Joseph L. Howard, who was the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash resulting in the death of Linford Dale..
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Fugitive search leads FMPD to guns and drugs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Tuesday, the Fort Myers Police Department arrested one person and seized guns, drugs and cash. The task force received information that a wanted felon was visi..
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