Port Charlotte worker struck by lightning

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Worker, Jesse Maxwell, 29, was struck by lightning Monday morning. The event took place at the Raleigh House, located on Brinson Avenue in Port Charlotte near..
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Fla. public hearings on redistricting to begin

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Public hearings that will allow South Floridians a chance to weigh in on the future of their state and congressional districts are gearing up.    The he..
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South Fla. officer shoots man in self-defense

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Homestead police officer shot a man in a pickup truck in self-defense.    Miami-Dade County police spokesman Javier Baez say..
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Man killed when car plows through fruit stand

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a driver lost control of a BMW and plowed through a roadside fruit stand in Jacksonville, killing a bystander and injuring a child.  ..
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Fraud tugs at heartstrings of Lee County churches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office fraud line recently received a dozen calls from area churches reporting phone calls they received from a man claiming to nee..
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Suspected carjacker shot by Riviera Beach police

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a suspect was shot by a Riviera Beach police officer after they say he fled from a routine traffic stop, carjacked a vehicle before running fr..
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Horse dies after falling from trailer on I-75

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a horse was severely injured when it fell out of a trailer traveling on Interstate 75 near Ocala.    The accident ..
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75 year-old woman rescued from Gulf

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The U.S. Coast Guard was on a rescue mission this afternoon after receiving calls a 75 year-old woman went overboard. Crews searched the water, about 3 miles..
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Publix, Winn-Dixie recall ground beef

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) - Publix would like consumers in Southwest Florida to be aware that the impact of the ground beef recall is county-specific and does not include Publix locati..
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WWII veterans honored during national ceremony

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Communities from all over the country took Sunday to celebrate, and honor veterans from one of the most important wars in American history. Dozens of WWII ..
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Lehigh family's belongings thrown out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lehigh Acres family says their landlord threw out all of their belongings while they were out of town. Family members showed up earlier this month to find th..
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Remembering Charley

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

ST. JAMES CITY, Fla. - Seven years ago this Saturday, countless lives were changed when Hurricane Charley slammed into Southwest Florida. 10 people were killed in the storm, which ..
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Fort Myers Police investigating multiple shootings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Shots fired at three separate Fort Myers locations all before 5:30 Sunday morning, leaving one dead, three others injured and police wondering how or if they..
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Tropical Storm Franklin forms well away from land

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say the sixth named storm of the Atlantic season has formed well off the U.S. East Coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said early Saturday morni..
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3-year-old collapses at Fla. store, dies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old child who collapsed at a cell phone store. They say that at about 8 p.m. Friday, a couple and their..
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Stuff the bus event helps Lee county students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

The school year is underway but some families can't afford school supplies.WINK-TV and 96.9 WINK FM partnered with the Lee county School District to "stuff the bus" and get school ..
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Stuff the bus event helps Lee county students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

The school year is underway but some families can't afford school supplies.WINK-TV and 96.9 WINK FM partnered with the Lee county School District to "stuff the bus" and get school ..
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Bank customers concerned robbers still on loose

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla -- Friday morning three men walked into a Fort Myers Wells Fargo Bank and they are still on the loose.  The crooks were armed with handguns and an AK-47, holdi..
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Seminole Boosters, university to swap land parcels

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet are being asked to approve a land swap that would give the "Seminole Boosters" a prime piece of property to develop..
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Death sought for mom accused of killing teens

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors in Tampa say they will seek the death penalty for a woman accused of killing her two teenage children in January.    State Attorney Ma..
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