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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Fla. jury awards $100M in priest abuse case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami jury has returned a $100 million verdict against a Roman Catholic priest in a child sex abuse case, but the money may be nearly impossible to collect. &nb..
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Board approves market tuition rate for 18 programs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - The board that oversees Florida's State University System has approved market rate tuition for 18 programs at five universities.    The Board..
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Threat of rip currents along Fla's Atlantic coast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Emergency management officials say beachgoers and boaters should watch out for high waves and riptides up and down the Atlantic coastline over the Veteran'..
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Cape police arrest a pedophile caught on Facebook

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- In mid-September, a Cape Coral couple discovered that their 14-year-old daughter was having inappropriate contact online via social media with a person believed t..
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