Child's death after dental sedation ruled accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Officials have ruled the death of a 5-year-old boy after being sedated for dental work as an accident.    The Gainesville Sun reports that t..
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Coast Guard offloads 7 tons of cocaine

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

St. PETERSBURG, Fla.- Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress offloaded seven tons of cocaine, valued at nearly $180 million. The cocaine was seized from a self-propelled s..
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Holder wants crack-down on drugs in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is in Florida to bring attention to the rampant problem of illegal prescription drugs.    The federal prosecutor..
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Wounded warriors relax in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Twenty wounded warriors made it to Southwest Florida around 11:30 Friday morning to a warm welcome from local vets and supporters. The men will be trading in thei..
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Cape police are searching for missing man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Police are asking for help in locating a missing and possibly endangered person, James Arthur, 80.He was supposed to be with his grandson, Garrett Kern, 24.K..
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Federal prosecutors and former astronaut to settle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Federal prosecutors and former astronaut Edgar Mitchell have reached an agreement over a camera Mitchell brought home from his 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission.  ..
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Cox Media to combine jobs at AJC, other newspapers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - Cox Media Group says it will restructure operations throughout its newspaper division.    The company, which operates The Atlanta Journal-Constitution..
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Police arrest 3 Occupy Tampa protestors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Police say three Occupy Tampa protestors have been arrested after an officer was pushed at Curtis Hixon Park.    The incident happened early Frida..
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Downtown costume contest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lindsay dresses up as a skeleton "mummy" and Andy Howl of Howl Galleries dresses up as Zorro to promote this year's Downtown Costume Contest, happening Saturday, ..
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NCAA approves giving $2,000 grants to athletes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ESTERO, Fla. - Big changes are on the way for collegiate scholarship athletes. The NCAA decided Thursday, athletic conferences will now have the option of giving students on full s..
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Bystanders save people from burning van

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- For the first time, WINK News is hearing from the heroes who helped save three people's lives Thursday morning.  A car and a van collided, the van burst in..
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East Naples firefighters offer voluntary pay cuts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - The brotherhood among firefighters is evident in East Naples, where the union is offering voluntary pay and benefit cuts in order to save the jobs of nine of their f..
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More citizens exercising 2nd Ammendment rights.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHAFRLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- Marlene Walters is a new gun owner. "In the last six months I wanted to be active learning how to shoot to protect myself," said Walters She is not alone. A..
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DCF imposters try to take baby

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Authorities are investigating two separate instances of unknown persons impersonatingDepartment of Children and Families' child protective investigators this..
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Calling 911, falling on deaf ears?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla--A Fort Myers couple says their panicked call to 911 about a possible drunk driver fell on deaf ears and they want to know why! Karen and Ed Cooney were driving alo..
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Occupy Fort Myers gets support of NAACP

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Lee County NAACP is considering adding on Occupy Fort Myers protesters to their insurance policy, in order to avert eviction from Centennial Park. "We agree w..
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Rush to run for Congress begins

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

Republicans in SW Florida are lining up to run for congress, now that Connie Mack IV has decided to go for the U.S. Senate. One filed papers to run on Thursday, others are explorin..
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Rep. Connie Mack will shake up Florida Senate race

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - As Rep. Connie Mack IV of Florida prepares to jump into a U.S. Senate race instead of seeking re-election, he is likely to become the instant front-runner ..
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Cape 'New Business Chat' a success

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - From scrubbing walls, to washing counters, the ladies of Conch Construction Cleaning, LLC, will make a dirty house spotless. When we asked how business has ..
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Pet masks donated to Marco Fire Department

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- When firefighters come to your rescue, you probably feel comfortable knowing that they have all the necessary equipment to try to save your life. And now pets a..
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