Couple who rode freight trains found dead in coal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A couple who romanticized trains and lived a modern-day adventure by riding railroad cars across the U.S. were killed when a train dumped its load of coal at ..
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Sightings of black bears on uptick; plan debated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials are trying to figure out how to deal with a burgeoning population of bears in Florida.    The Florida Times-Union ..
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Scott, labor officials hoping for more improvement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott and state labor officials are hoping for some good holiday news when Florida's unemployment numbers for November are announced.  ..
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Troopers: Sneezing attack caused truck crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer driver had a sneezing attack just before he veered off Interstate 95 and jackknifed.    The cr..
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Music Walk: 'Cookies and Milk' part 2

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Next year, Music Walk will be on the 3rd Friday of every month.  December's event is the final Music Walk scheduled for a Saturday.  The band Cookies an..
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Music Walk: 'Cookies and Milk' part 1

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The bluegrass-inspired band Cookies and Milk performed in the WINK Studio ahead of Saturday's Music Walk.
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Fitness Friday: Are carbs your enemy?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fitness on the Move Expert Mike Drumm tells us the difference between good and bad carbs...and why you shouldn't eliminate them from your diet altogether.
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Naples man paying parts of layaway accounts anonymously

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- A WINK News exclusive with a story of paying it forward.  A Naples man is helping out those in need this holiday by giving an anonymous gift.  He doesn't ..
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Cupcake business proves to be recession proof

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- The cupcake business is booming and that has one local shop expanding. Thursday, Grace & Shelly's Cupcakes opened a new store on 5th Avenue in downtown Naples. "..
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Naples knife store closing after 27 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A longtime Naples business is going out of business. The tough economy has forced Cutlery World to call it quits. The specialty knife store in the Coastland Center M..
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Meat from overturned tractor trailer doesn't go to waste

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A tractor trailer carrying tens of thousands of pounds of food overturned this afternoon. What could have been a huge loss of meat turned into a blessing for loc..
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"Mimi" coins inspire another anonymous donor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

Yesterday we told you about a gold coin that was dropped in a red kettle in Indiana.  Today, someone dropped a silver one in a southwest Florida red kettle. That makes it the ..
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Robb & Stucky: life after bankruptcy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Months after Robb & Stucky files for bankruptcy, remnants of the furniture retailer are breathing new life. Three entrepreneurs have taken three former Robb &..
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Full ban on driver calls could be tough to enforce

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A driver in the next lane is moving his lips. Is he on a hands-free cell phone or just talking to himself? If lawmakers follow the advice of a federal ..
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Fort Myers military family reacts to end of war in Iraq

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's a happy day in the Keller household.Three of their four children have made the military their career, with sons Gary and Kyle still active duty."It's tense. ..
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WINK News goes shopping with coupon expert

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- It's almost time to decide on those New Year's resolutions. For many of you, saving money is on your to-do list for 2012. Clipping coupons could be your key to s..
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Multi-million dollar Chinese drywall settlement announced

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Relief is finally in sight for Richard Kampf's family. The Cape Coral man is expecting more than a hundred grand from the manufacturer of defective chinese drywa..
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Fla. can continue 5-county Medicaid pilot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Federal health officials are giving the green light to continue Florida's controversial five-county Medicaid privatization pilot program.    But there's..
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Iraqis view US departure with relief, apprehension

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BAGHDAD (AP) - The Stars and Stripes were lowered, the Iraqi flag raised, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declared the U.S. role in the Iraq War officially over. Muhsin Mohammed..
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Woman robbed 5 central Florida Winn Dixie stores

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HAINES CITY, Fla. (AP) - Police in central Florida are looking for a woman they say robbed at least five Winn Dixie stores in as many days.    The most recent robber..
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