State unemployment numbers due Friday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Labor Department says Florida last week had the biggest drop in applications for unemployment benefits of any state. They were down by 2,580 due t..
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Local gold brokers react to high gold prices

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The price of gold hit another record high Thursday at more than $1,800 an ounce.  Locally, more people are looking to gold for investment purposes.  L..
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Fort Myers housing: Is it recession proof?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Not all of the economic news is bad.  A report by Forbes.com revealed Fort Myers has some of the most recession proof housing in the nation.  But WINK..
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WINK uncovers thousands wasted in Collier program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Missing and broken items, vandalism, and homes left wide open!  WINK News found thousands of your dollars wasted on a Collier County-run program to reha..
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St. Matthew's House scraps plans at Bonita site

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Opening a proposed Bonita Springs homeless shelter has been anything but a smooth ride for St. Matthew's House. Their original site was scrapped, after overwh..
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Chicken controversy in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lehigh Acres woman is banding together with other families to keep chickens in their backyard. Dianna Caminos and her husband are both unemployed and the chi..
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New style of report cards for Collier Co. students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

NAPLES, Fla -- On Monday, Collier County students will be going back to school, and for some students, they will be greeted with one major change. This year, some reports card..
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Lee County teacher honored after 42 yrs of service

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's a bitter-sweet start to the school year for one Lee County teacher. Riverdale High English teacher Mary Hill is receiving a lifetime achivement award after s..
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New group deal website launching in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - There's a new chicken in town. And in a couple of weeks, this bird will save you plenty of cash at local restaurants and businesses. Just about everyone's heard ..
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Contest winners to get hotel stay and Scott visit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is giving away on his Facebook page tickets to an upcoming Republican presidential debate as well as a chance to spend time with him. &..
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Horse rescue in North Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A large animal rescue has taken place on 19351 Meredith Road near Henderson Grade in North Fort Myers.A 7-year-old horse, named Zippy, was walking across a ..
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West stands by comparing self to Harriet Tubman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida congressman is being criticized for comparing himself to an abolitionist hero of the Underground Railroad and the Democratic Party to a..
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CCSO donates cars to department in need

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron Thursday donated two 2005 model Ford Crown Vic cruisers to the Trenton Police Department in Gilchrist County. On June ..
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Six Mile Cypress re-opened

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Six Mile Cypress has now been re-opened in both directions. Police officers had to manually push one of the railroad crossing bars out of the way. The bars were s..
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TRIM notices go out; local woman helps taxpayers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Very soon, you should be able to learn the value of your property in Lee County, and the proposed taxes for the coming year. The appraiser's office is supposed to..
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Reports show troubles of teen in Fla. school plot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Two years before he was accused of plotting to bomb his high school, Jared Cano confronted police with a metal baseball bat when they came to his apartment looki..
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Fla. specialty license plate sales on decline

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Sales of specialty license plates in Florida are on the decline.    The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/nIK1Ns ) reports that 1.4 million specialty p..
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Hispanic population more than doubles in Lee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Over the last decade, Southwest Florida's population has grown considerably. Hispanics have made up much of that increase.     The demographic..
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Fire destroys food for sick, poor in Pensacola

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A fire has destroyed thousands of dollars worth of food belonging to a Pensacola group that helps feed people with terminal illnesses and children in a summe..
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Fla. VA employees arrested for selling drugs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities have arrested several employees at a Veterans Affairs medical center in South Florida for selling prescription drugs and narcotics around the facility.&nbs..
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