1,588 welfare applicants decline to take drug test

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - New figures reveal less than one percent of Florida welfare applicants tested positive for drugs under a new law. But nearly 1,600 applicants did not take the drug tes..
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Woman, 73, tosses coffee on purse snatcher

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Police say a 73-year-old Boca Raton woman threw a cup of coffee at a man who snatched her purse in a grocery store parking lot.    Authoritie..
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Scott: State doesn't need more anthropologists

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott says it isn't a vital interest of the state of Florida to have more anthropologists.    Economically speaking, he may be right: Job grow..
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Fla. county commission debates fluoride in water

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - The commission for one of Florida's largest counties is again debating whether to remove fluoride from the area's drinking water.    During T..
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Edison College VP of Academic Affairs on leave

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Vice President of Academic Affairs for Edison State College, Dr. George S. Atkins, was suddenly placed on administrative leave Tuesday afternoon. In a t..
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Artist born at Edison Estate opens exhibit on site

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A new exhibit it set to open at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates next month and WINK News is giving you a sneak peek. Florence Keen Sansom was born in the caret..
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Tobacco trials begin in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Big tobacco trials begin today in Fort Myers and 150 people are fighting cigarette companies for multi-million dollar payouts. They argue their illnesses were cau..
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7 survive 20 hours at sea clinging to boat, cooler

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - Eight relatives had set out to fish in less-than-ideal conditions off the Florida Keys. It was raining, seas topped 7 feet and winds were whipping up to 38 mp..
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Traffic lights working after an outage in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- The traffic lights are now working after an outage earlier Tuesday at Goodlette Frank Rd. and Golden Gate Pkwy. Traffic was being directed by the Naples police. Motor..
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Rutting Key deer causing problems for drivers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Drivers in the Florida Keys are facing a peculiar road hazard: rutting Key deer.    It's mating season and the male deer are moving around look..
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Dr. Kim: Warning for self injectables

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-In this slow economy, some people are trying to save money on cosmetic procedures by buying injectables online and self-injecting.  Dr. Michael Kim tells us t..
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Construction worker falls off roof on Sanibel

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANIBEL, Fla.- A construction worker fell off of the roof at Blind Pass Condominiums, Tuesday morning. The victim was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital, but his condition is unk..
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Trail of stolen copper wire leads to thief's home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's detective followed a trail of copper wire trimmings right to the thief’s home. Louis Edward “Eddie” Johnson, 34, 2..
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Manatee County may start 'no-kill' animal shelter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Manatee County's commissioners are considering whether to adopt a "no-kill" policy for its animal shelter.    Commissioners will discuss the r..
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Sea turtles fared well in recent count

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - This was a good year for sea turtles in Florida.    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports a record high annual nest ..
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State tax collections expected to fall sharply

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State economists are predicting that Florida's tax collections will fall short by $1.3 billion to $1.7 billion over the next two years.    E..
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Neighbors say stabbing should have never happened.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- Roy Lee Poore remains behind bars after deputies say he stabbed 38 year old Aldolphus Martin in his driveway Saturday night.  Allegedly the altercation ..
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Bonita firefighters awarded for saving colleague

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Some of Southwest Florida's bravest were honored Monday night for saving the life of one of their own.When a fellow firefighter went down on the job in late ..
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Deputies skeptical about roadside mortgage signs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Signs have been popping up around Fort Myers, promising big bucks if a company can assume your mortgage. Most of the handwritten signs read: "We pay $10,000 to t..
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Driver in fatal hit and run charged with DUI

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

NAPLES, Fla.- Steve Duzick's employer says his Monday morning started out like any other."He drove up and parked in the parking lot today and got out, got his sign, got his tea and..
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