Fla. dog eats $1,000 cash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida dog has ingested an expensive meal after devouring $1,000 cash.    Christy Lawrenson said she and her husband have been saving c..
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Car fire on I-75 disrupts traffic, no injuries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An earlier car fire disrupted traffic on I-75. Southbound I-75 at exit 131/ Daniels Parkway was closed until 9:08 a.m. The southbound ramp was closed until 9:51 a..
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Mack Leading in New Poll

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Congressman Connie Mack IV hasn't entered the Senate race and he's already jumped ahead of the field in a new poll. A Quinnipiac University poll relea..
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Scoutmaster recovering after catching fire during ceremony

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - A Naples Scoutmaster is recovering after a firey brush with death. The second and third degree burns on Tom Birch's right elbow and wrist are wrapped and covered. "T..
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Deputy: Child abuse marks some of the worst I've ever seen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A Collier County woman is behind bars, accused of beating a child so bad, even deputies were taken back.  Argelia Estevez, 27, faces aggravated child a..
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Memorial service set for James Arthur

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A date has been set for a memorial service to remember a Cape Coral man found dead last week.  James Arthur's body was found off Old Burnt Store Road in Ca..
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SuperPACs emerge early with campaign ads

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic SuperPAC is targeting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with a new Internet campaign that raises questions about his economic agend..
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New picture shows deceased man moments after OC sprayed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla.-WINK NEWS has obtained a new photo showing Nicholas Christie moments after he was pepper sprayed in the Lee County Jail. Christie died in Mach of 2009 after being ..
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Businesses want compensation one year after gas explosion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- This Friday will mark the one-year anniversary of the gas line explosion that impacted thousands of people and hundreds of businesses in both Lee and Collier Coun..
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New military organization aims to help all veterans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- The family of wounded solider Corey Kent is launching a new military organization aimed at helping our nation's heroes. The hope is to help any all veterans, jus..
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Increase of Sanibel seniors falling prey to scammers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

SANIBEL, Fla. - A disturbing trend is spreading across Sanibel. We're told, more seniors are getting caught in the crosshairs of scammers. Some believe the down economy is fueling ..
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14 recommendations for reaccreditation issued to Edison

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has been on Edison State College's campus for the last several days determining if the co..
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Quran-burning pastor delays move to SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Gainesville Dove Outreach Center, that is best known for its Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones, has delayed its move to Southwest Florida. A spokesperson told ..
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Naples woman arrested in extreme child beating case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples woman has been charged in what a detective calls one of the worst child beatings he's ever come across, according to our partners at the the News-Press.Argel..
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The green revolution: when does it become reality?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Dozens of Southwest Floridians attended a sustainability conference in South Fort Myers on Thursday. They saw displays of renewable energy technologies. But WINK ..
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Detectives need help identifying homicide victim

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- On May 4, 2010, the skeletal remains of an adult male were found at the east end of Bonita Beach Road. The autopsy and subsequent investigation determined tha..
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Miami cops chief disputes talk of tension with FHP

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Miami's police chief is disputing reports of tension between his department and Florida Highway Patrol.    Last month, an FHP trooper arrested a Miami p..
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LCSO keeps an eye out for 'purple drank'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office says the drug known as "purple drank" is more popular in other areas of the country, but it is keeping an eye on it here in Southw..
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Gov. Scott teaches classes in Immokalee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

IMMOKALEE, Fla.- He's been a lawyer, a corporate CEO and now a politician. But on Thursday, Governor Rick Scott took on the role of teacher at three Collier County schools. Gov. Ri..
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3 arrested on drug charges after invited into man's home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested three of seven people on drug charges Wednesday after they were invited into a man’s home by his caretaker...
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