Call For Action looks back on 2011 successes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Call for Action fights to right wrongs for people in Southwest Florida. This year we were able to recover $90,000 for viewers. But we solve many other problems yo..
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Marine recovers after online ad prompts shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A U.S. Marine Corps officer who survived tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan without a scratch is recovering after being shot in Florida while trying..
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CCSO Narcs arrest 2 drug dealers on 19 charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested two drug dealers Wednesday on a total of 19 charges. Roger Junior Dawkins, 23, of 25161 Paraguay..
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Ring in the new year without breaking the budget

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Floridians are taking advantage of a number of options to celebrate on New Year's Eve, without busting their budgets. Some places are offering special d..
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Naples man arrested for sexual battery on an infant

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Deputies have arrested a Naples man accused of sexually abusing an infant girl, according to our partners at the News-Press. Mario Hernandez Morin, 24, is cha..
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Baby giraffe born at Tampa's Busch Gardens

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A baby giraffe has been born at Busch Gardens in Tampa.    Tampa Bay's Fox 13 News (http://bit.ly/v4G6Nf) reports the 5-foot-7, 127-pound female w..
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New year, new minimum wage for Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Workers earning minimum wage will ring in the new year with a new pay rate. Florida is one of eight states where the minimum wage is going up on January 1. &..
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Battling rising crime statistics, whose job is it?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers City Council member is taking violence in the city into his own hands. Councilman Johnny Streets has added a discussion to next week's agenda. He's h..
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Near-drowning sends 1-year-old to the hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

 CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A near-drowning incident has sent a one-year-old child to the hospital Thursday afternoon. The child was airlifted to HealthPark. WINK News will bring you m..
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Fire departments combine efforts to battle boat fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A call came into the Bonita Springs Fire Department around noon in regards to an anchored boat on fire on the east side of Big Carlos Pass. All of the passeng..
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CCSO arrests man for sexual battery on 10-year-old girl

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Gregston David Haynes, 49, of Hammond, Indiana, and charged him with Sexual Battery on a 10-year-old girl. CCSO r..
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Ralph Lauren employee arrested for coordinating thefts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- On Wednesday, 19-year-old Patrick B. McCray Jr., an employee of Polo Ralph Lauren, was arrested for coordinating others' retail thefts to the tune of over $3,000...
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Warrant issued in Pt. Charlotte Christmas stabbing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives issued a warrant for the arrest of Leon Akeem Mercurius, 23, of Port Charlotte. He is wanted for a stabbing incident Chr..
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New, sweeter, strawberry variety developed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WIMAUMA, Fla. (AP) - Researchers have developed a sweeter, earlier-blossoming strawberry variety that has Florida farmers excited about future growing seasons.    Th..
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Miami officials seek end to New Year's gunfire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Miami city officials are urging residents not to celebrate New Year's Eve with gunfire.    Mayor Tomas Regalado, Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa and oth..
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Fla. man with 3 DUIs pulled over for driving drunk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - Police say a 30-year-old man with three previous DUI convictions is accused of driving impaired while speeding away from authorities with unrestrained ch..
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2 arrests in death of woman found floating in lake

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Two 21-year-old men are accused of killing a woman whose body was found floating in a St. Petersburg lake on Christmas Day.    St. Peters..
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Crash kills 1, closes I-95 north in central Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) - The northbound lanes of Interstate 95 are closed following a crash involving three tractor-trailers and a passenger vehicle. One person is confirmed dead.&..
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Last shuttle flight is Fla.'s top story

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The end of the space shuttle program after more than three decades of flights to low-earth orbit launched past Gov. Rick Scott's shakeup of state government an..
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Christmas Eve robber writes letter to victims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida robber wrote an apology to his victims, saying he broke into their cars on Christmas Eve to feed his crack cocaine habit.&n..
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