Tampa man sentenced in Charlotte Co. bank robberies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Tampa man will spend almost 25 years in prison for robbing two Charlotte County banks. The federal government sentenced Kevin Stone Tuesday. He pled guilty to ..
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High court drops case against "Taj Mahal" judge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has approved the state judicial ethics panel's dismissal of its case against a Tallahassee-based judge for his involvement in an ..
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Ban on big snakes in effort to save Everglades wildlife

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The federal government is banning four species of giant constrictors. The ban means they cannot be imported into the U.S. and people cannot trade the reptiles acr..
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Edison State's first on-campus housing set to open in August

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Edison State College students will soon have the option of living on campus, and the college's first ever residence hall is a far cry from a dingy dorm room."It's..
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Fla. GOP numbers look good for Romney

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The number of Florida Republicans is up by more than 6 percent compared to the last presidential preference primary four years ago, and voter registration numb..
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2 cities win Fla. open gov't award

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida cities have won an open government award for passing local laws that ensure people's ability to speak at city meetings.    The L..
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Obama to visit Disney World

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - President Obama will announce a strategy for promoting tourism during a visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando later this week.    White House of..
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14-year-old hit by a car in Immokalee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

IMMOKALEE, Fla.- A 14-year-old was hit by a vehicle on Anhingan Circle in Immokalee Tuesday afternoon. The child is conscious and breathing, but was medflighted to the hospital for..
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LCSO alerts public to numerous scams

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida residents are keeping the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Fraud Line very busy in the first few weeks of 2012 as reports of various frauds and..
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CCSO arrests 2 teens for 'carhopping'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested two teen boys for “car hopping” unlocked vehicles in Port Charlotte early Sunday morning. A 16-year-o..
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911 call heard in the case of San Carlos shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- For the first time, WINK News is hearing a 911 call moments after a man allegedly shot his wife at their San Carlos home. Bertalan Bonnyai's lawyers now say his w..
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Repairs will affect Sanibel traffic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANIBEL, Fla.- Lee County Electrical Co-op (LCEC) will be performing repairs to the electrical delivery system in Sanibel on Wednesday, January 18th, from 10 a.m. to approximately ..
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Hunger Walk to benefit Harry Chapin happening Jan. 21

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Come out and pound the pavement this weekend for the WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk, benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Harry Chapin hopes to raise $250..
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Central Fla. teen dies after being shot in head

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 16-year-old central Florida boy who was accidentally shot in the head by a 6-year-old child has died.    The Orlando Sentinel (http://thesent...
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Woman scares away trailer park prowler

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 48-year-old Todd Fadely, on Monday, for loitering, prowling and possession of drug equipment after showing up on a wo..
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Prescribed burn conducted off Corkscrew Rd.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Parks and Recreation will be conducting a controlled burn at the Gator Hole Preserve, off of Corkscrew Road on Tuesday. Thirty acres will be burned. &n..
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Fort Lauderdale airport's gets tall control tower

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is getting a tall new control tower.    The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports (http://sunsent.nl/whOn..
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Coast Guard carries rare turtles to warmer waters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Some endangered green sea turtle hatchlings hitched a ride with the U.S. Coast Guard to warmer waters in the Atlantic.    Sea turtles usu..
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US Rep. David Rivera campaigns hard for Gingrich

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - South Florida U.S. Rep. David Rivera is pressing hard for GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.    Rivera is touting the former House Speaker's nuan..
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Officials to make announcement on invasive pythons

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Officials are announcing new rules banning the importation of four snakes that have been plaguing the Everglades.    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on T..
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