Vandals sink Pineland man's air boat, causing thousands of dollars in damage

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

PINELAND, Fla.- A Pineland man came home to a disturbing discovery on Thursday- his prized air boat, completely underwater. Now, Lee County deputies are investigating who caused th..
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Deans on leave have been at school for two decades

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The two administrators on paid leave at Edison State College, after the course swapping scandal, are not talking. WINK tried all day to get their side of the sto..
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Roller hockey championships bring thousands to SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

ESTERO, Fla. -- One of Germain Arena's largest and longest events, the North American Roller Hockey Championships, is back in town. The tournament has proven to be a big boost for ..
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Thieves steal food from young mother and her baby

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The groceries were worth a little more than one hundred dollars but for a Lehigh Acres mom, they meant the world. The victim tells Crime Stoppers she had just u..
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Fort Myers police ask help in identifying suspect in connection with car burglary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department needs help identifying a person wanted in connection with a car burglary. In early July, the victim parked her car in the Target ..
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2 detained after gun scare at Melbourne City Hall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Two people were detained following a gun scare at Melbourne City Hall.    Police say an employee reported seeing two men exchanging a gun in t..
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Scott grants pardon to Gainesville soldier

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Gainesville soldier serving in Afghanistan who was convicted of driving on a suspended license has been pardoned by the state. Lane Wright, a spokesman f..
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Fla. mom charged with pouring chemicals on son

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida woman has been arrested after authorities say she doused her toddler with bleach, chlorine and other pool chemicals. Sandra Freeman was ar..
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Juvenile justice workers on leave after teen death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Six juvenile justice employees have been placed on paid leave after a teen died at a West Palm Beach detention center. A spokeswoman for the agency sai..
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Fla. supply firm sues German company over drywall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida building supply company is suing a German conglomerate for $100 million over defective Chinese drywall installed in tens of thousands of homes. Banner Supply..
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Victim shot in Fla. foreclosure eviction

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) - One person has been shot while authorities were serving an eviction notice at a South Florida home. Broward Sheriff's authorities said deputies went to ..
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CCSO Narcs arrest father and son in raid on Punta Gorda home Friday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives arrested a father and son Friday after raiding their home at 6:20 a.m. in Punta Gorda at 3021 Roma Court. The N..
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Harry Potter fans say farewell

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

A case of "muggle" madness at theatres in Southwest Florida and across the country, as Harry Potter fans came out in droves to say a final farewell to their favorite boy wizard. Th..
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Astronauts fix another failed computer on shuttle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The pilots on NASA's last space shuttle flight fixed another one of their main computers Friday after it failed and set off an alarm that shattered thei..
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Judge questions proof in Fla. terror finance case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A federal judge is raising questions about the strength of the U.S. case against two suspects in a Florida terrorism financing case. U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jord..
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Florida man charged in NC with kidnapping son

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - U.S. marshals say a Florida man has been arrested in Greensboro and accused by authorities with kidnapping his 3-year-old son last month. Deputy U.S. Marsha..
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CCSO Narcs arrest 4 in undercover drug buy; supplier mom brings boy to deal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives, assisted by Street Crimes deputies, arrested four in an Oxycodone drug sting; supplier mom brought her 9..
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Edison State College students speak out on core course swap scandal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Two top administrators at Edison State College are on leave after WINK News learns they allowed a number of students to skip over core classes needed for their d..
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Business owners notice dead fish in canals near destroyed warehouse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- New questions tonight about about a fire that destroyed Stan's Coffee. Business owners say they are starting to notice dead fish surfacing along canal banks n..
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Dog days of summer taking toll on pooches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.-- Heat stroke isn't just for humans. The Southwest Florida sun is proving to be more than many dogs can handle. At the Animal Medical Center of Lehigh Acres, a c..
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