Blessing of the fleet

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. - With Fall, comes an original Florida treat. Foodies will be cracking Stone Crab claws later this month. But for the next two weeks the Stone Crab Fisherman ..
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Sea Tow Naples Rescues 21 People from Sinking Boat

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Sunday night around 7 p.m., Capt. Dan Mercier, Jr. of Sea Tow Naples and his brother and Mate Chris Mercier were returning from patrolling the Gulf Coast waters north..
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Fla. state senator wants answers from pension fund

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida state senator wants to force the state's massive pension fund to turn over records related to a $125 million investment.    State ..
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Employers picking up the tab for loans to states

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - States that borrowed billions from the federal government to keep unemployment benefits flowing through the recession now have to start paying those loans back, a..
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Robbery at Ft. Myers Domino's

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Sunday at approximately 9:15 p.m., a man entered Domino's Pizza on Constitution Blvd. and demanded money from Champion Stafford, the assistant manager on duty...
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Miami teachers get Race to the Top merit pay

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Miami-Dade Public Schools, the nation's fourth largest school district, will be handing out Florida's first Race to the Top merit pay checks for teachers.&..
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Suspect in Cape shooting sentenced to 25 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Jarrett Mundle, 21, has been sentenced for his role in a 2009 case in which he and several other suspects attempted a home invasion robbery in Cape Coral. Cape Co..
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Car driven by woman, 88, crashes into apartment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a woman and three young children were injured when a car driven by an 88-year-old woman crashed into their apartment in the Tampa Bay area. ..
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Chief Baker speaks about deadly shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Chief is talking to WINK News today about the officer involved shooting from last week. He's asking for everyone's patience during the inves..
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'Operation Medicine Cabinet' going on now

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- "Operation Medicine Cabinet" is under way in Lee County this week. The Lee County Sheriff's Office will accept anything: syringes, patches, inhalers or anything e..
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Former Fla. Gov. Kirk mourned on Palm Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Former Gov. Claude Kirk is being mourned with a funeral on Palm Beach.    Kirk died Wednesday at the age of 85. Current Gov. Rick Scott is am..
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Fla. senate committee considering Caylee's Law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A special hearing is under way in Tallahassee that could determine whether Florida legislators will pursue additional laws to protect children.  ..
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Police participate in Community Engagement Program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- As part of the Cape Coral Police Department’s Community Engagement Program, members of the Patrol Bureau’s 2nd Platoon met with school children last w..
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Coastguard seizes 2,927 lbs. of cocaine

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI- The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence interdicted 2,927 pounds of cocaine during two separate cases while patrolling the Caribbean Sea.  While con..
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Scheduled water outage in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Utilities will be shutting off the water from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to complete a water main tie-in. The water wil..
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After 2 Months, Teen Finally Buried

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A 19 year old who died in China was laid to rest after family member fought for 2 months to get his body returned. Tylar Dobbins' body returned to SWFL last week..
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Register Your Emergency Contact Info Week in FL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - If you are involved in a crash, who would you want police to notify? In Florida, residents have the ability to make that decision before an emergency strikes. T..
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Norman Love Confections on WINK

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Chef Norman Love and pastry Chef Nathaniel Reid made appearances on WINK News Weekend
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SWFL chocolatier expands business and products

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Over the last ten years the hand made chocolates crafted by Chef Norman Love have made a sweet impression on southwest Florida and around the world."Over the years..
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Green expo shows new technology, schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Something looked strange at the Southwest Florida Green Futures Expo. A solar panel was charging, indoors.The technology is being installed on a 10-year-old Dod..
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