Deadly ATV crash report shows vehicles were speeding

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- WINK News has learned that speed may have played a factor in a deadly ATV and dirt bike accident earlier this week. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office..
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PERC rules in favor of city in Cape Police educational pay dispute

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- 11 Cape Coral police officers will continue to have their wages garnished to pay back extra pay for college credits they never got. This is after nearly a year..
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Local opinions on looming possibility of partial FAA shutdown

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- It's your money, and the clock is ticking. Congress must come to an agreement on legislation to extend the FAA's operating authority by midnight. If not, milli..
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Bus carrying Lovett volleyball teams wrecks in Fla

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Lovett School in Atlanta says a bus carrying the school's volleyball players wrecked in Florida, where 17 players and two coaches were treated ..
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Dozens of puppies recovering at Naples Humane Society, breeder target of multiple DAS investigations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Dozens of lab and retriever puppies are recovering after being surrendered by a Golden Gate Estates breeder facing foreclosure. The dogs were infested with fl..
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Four SWFL state parks considered for RV camping

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The state says the proposal to add camping and RV sites in some state parks that don't allow them is still on the table. Earlier this month, state officials scr..
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Unemployment numbers rise in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The statewide unemployment rate is holding steady, but the June figures show an increase in the number of people out of work in Southwest Florida.  &nbs..
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Solving mysteries, one unmarked grave at a time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

  NAPLES, Fla. - A team of archaeologists is solving mysteries for a Collier County family. The group spent Friday looking for unmarked graves at the historic Kirkland Cemeter..
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Tributes come in for long-time rescue mission director, diagnosed with cancer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Tributes are coming in for 62-year-old-Rev. George Schaefer, the long-time director of the Fort Myers Rescue Mission. Family and friends say that Schaefer has bee..
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ONLY ON WINK: Camp owners fight to rebuild after massive wildfire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Today trails inside the Big Cypress National Preserve finally opened back up to the public, after nearly 40,000 acres burned in a wildfire in May. Many of th..
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CCSO needs public's help to ID hotel burglar from surveillance video

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are asking the public for help in identifying a burglar caught on surveillance video June 13 at the Microtel Inn &..
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Significant weather advisory for Charlotte and Desoto

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A significant weather advisory has been issued for central Charlotte and Desoto counties for strong thunderstorms with strong wind gusts valid until 4:30 pm. At 3..
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US 41 reopens after accident at Corkscrew Road

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

UPDATE:  All lanes of U.S. 41 are now open. ESTERO, Fla.- All southbound lanes of US 41 are closed at Corkscrew Road due to an accident. FHP is responding. Traffic is being r..
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CCSO 'Operation Medicine Cabinet' collects 133 pounds of unused meds since June 15

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's “Operation Medicine Cabinet” has been a huge success. Since June 15, 133 pounds of expired or unused medications ha..
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Missing 4-year-old boy found in Orlando drugstore

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - A 4-year-old central Florida boy missing since mid-July has been found.    Kissimmee police say Tatum Contosta was found Friday morning in a W..
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CCSO arrests business burglar thanks to three witnesses in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man thanks to two witnesses who saw him flee from a business broken into east of Punta Gorda. Deputies responde..
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Deputies locate missing North Naples girls

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

UPDATE:  The two North Naples girls have been found safe.  Authorities located the girls shortly after asking the public for help in finding them.  The girls are in ..
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CCSO arrests man for possessing alligator in his Port Charlotte home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy arrested a Port Charlotte man Thursday evening for possessing an alligator found in the man’s living room. The dep..
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Florida's June unemployment figures released

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE- Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June 2011 is 10.6 percent. This represents 982,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,234,000. The state&rsq..
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DNC launches Spanish language advertisement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Democratic National Committee is launching a Spanish language ad which will run in several markets across the country, including Florida. DNC officials say the ad ..
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