GOP candidates avoid Florida tea party convention

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tea party organizers in Florida are seeking more influence in electing candidates, yet the most prominent Republicans invited to participate in the group..
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Showtime on Wink News Now Weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney


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Local Boy Scout troop guards sandsculptures overnight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - With more than a dozen sandy works of art nearly complete and ready for inspection, 19-year-old Gregory Cain and 11-year-old Paul Walker start their laps a..
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Kern in Chicago courtroom on Saturday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CHICAGO, Ill. - A Cape Coral man was due to appear in a Chicago courtroom Saturday.Garrett Kern, 23, was arrested Thursday in Illinois, suspected in the disappearance of his step-f..
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Thousands attend Collier Heart Walk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Exactly eleven years ago, Carl Fernstrom was at home when he went into sudden cardiac arrest. His wife rushed him to the hospital and because of modern techno..
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Traffic stop leads to liquid drug bust

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County deputies seized 10 pounds of a liquid drug during a traffic stop on Friday night. The Lee County Sheriff's Office said the discovery was made du..
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Driver killed in head-on collision on SR 82

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a Lehigh Acres man has died following a head-on crash Friday night on State Road 82. Deputies say Franck Legrand, 57, was ..
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RNC wants Tampa hotels to lower convention rate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Organizers of the Republican National Convention want hotel operators in Tampa to lower their rates for the event. Hotel operators said the rates they plan to ch..
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Judge: state to stop process to privatize prisons

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Tallahassee judge has ordered the state to stop moving ahead with the initial steps to privatize 29 prison facilities in South Florida. The privatization..
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Body positively identified as that of missing Cape man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Lee County Medical Examiner has been able to positively ID the body that was discovered by CCPD last evening as that of James Arthur. Police will continue to ..
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More communities will be occupied

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Occupy Fort Myers had some company Friday night. As thousands enjoyed the monthly Art Walk in Downtown, the occupiers invited the public to stop by their tents a..
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Arthur family remembers James as man of faith

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- WINK News is learning more about James Arthur, the grandfather, missing for a week.  Police found him dead Thursday night in the woods in Cape Coral. ..
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ONLY ON WINK: Federal authorities search pharmacy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers pharmacy was shut down Friday after being searched by Federal authorities. WINK News had the only camera there during the operation.  Box after..
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Garrett Kern remains in custody in Cook County, IL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- Garrett Kern, one of southwest Florida's most wanted men, remains in custody in Chicago. He was arrested Thursday as he walked out of an area shelter.  Cap..
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Lee County teacher arrested for DUI at school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County teacher is accused of driving to work drunk and crashing into another car in the Dunbar Middle School parking lot.30-year school district veteran Chr..
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Naples city leaders still set on improving US 41 & 5th Ave

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla. - Naples city leaders say they are focused on making changes to the intersection of US 41 and 5th Avenue South. This comes days after plans to re-route 41 entirely we'..
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2 prescription drug rings busted in Pasco County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - Pasco County narcotics investigators say they've busted two drug rings responsible for the sale and distribution of thousands of pain pills.  ..
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Fasano bill would end NFL TV blackouts in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida lawmaker wants to end all television blackouts of NFL games played in the state.    Republican State Sen. Mike Fasano of New Port ..
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Ex agent pleads guilty to impersonating agent

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A former Secret Service agent for the U.S. has pleaded guilty in Miami to impersonating a federal law enforcement officer.    Federal prosecutors say Sa..
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Toddler dies after being run over by lawnmower

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in central Florida are investigating the death of a toddler who was run over by a lawnmower.    Titusville police say the 18-mont..
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