Last stranded whales won't be released into wild

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - The last of nearly two dozen pilot whales that became stranded off the Florida Keys will not be released back into the wild because it has developed scoliosi..
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Changes made to Harry Potter roller coaster

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Universal Orlando is making a change to its roller coast ride at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter after a second park patron was injured in two weeks. ..
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Fla. spending $2 million on job training programs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida will spend $2 million on three new training programs for seaport, air cargo and other international trade jobs.    Workforce Florid..
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2 Lee County nurses obtain controlled substances

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Ft. Myers Regional Operations Center and the Florida Highway Patrol arrested two registered nurses yesterday for ..
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Animal hoarder case discovered in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A disturbing discovery was made inside a Punta Gorda home on Wednesday. Dead cats and ferrets were found in a home filled with trash and the homeowner is nowhere..
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Tampa student arrested in school bomb plot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa police arrested an expelled student after thwarting what they called a "catastrophic" plot to set off a bomb at his former high school next week, they said..
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Full Hurricanes squad practices amid allegations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Hurricanes' entire team is on the practice field as allegations mount regarding a former booster and convicted Ponzi schemer who claimed he trea..
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Scott defends tax cut in face of bond downgrade

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott defended a tax cut that has resulted in a bond rating downgrade for the South Florida Water Management District.    Scott on..
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Fla. students inch up on ACT, still among lowest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's high school graduates improved slightly on this year's ACT college entrance test, but they still rank near the bottom nationally.   &nb..
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Congressman wants changes to Cuban Adjustment Act

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Embattled South Florida freshman U.S. Rep. David Rivera is calling for an overhaul of the Cuban Adjustment Act, the decades-old law that grants most Cubans U.S. reside..
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Chase by land, air and sea in North Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- One man has been taken into custody after this morning's chase. Aaron Harnage, 24, was wanted for a series of burglaries on Fort Myers Beach. His accomplice..
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NCAA is 5 months into Miami investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — With investigators five months into checking allegations that a Ponzi scheme artist spent freely on University of Miami athletes, the NCAA president..
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Oxycodone deaths up over 20 percent in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron says in the last 20 years, fighting illegal drugs has changed in Florida.  "Drug dealers, insetad of being in back..
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Both lanes re-opened on SB I-75 after AM crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Both lanes have been re-opened on southbound I-75 at Tucker's Grade after Wednesday morning's crash. An 18-wheeler hauling two trailers overturned on the in..
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Volunteers, families support SWFL service members

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A small group of volunteers has met every month for eight years to support Southwest Florida service members, and each other.It's a labor of love that includes m..
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Quran-burning pastor speaks to WINK News

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Florida's Quran burning pastor is moving to Fort Myers.  Dr. Terry Jones told WINK News Tuesday via telephone, he's ready to leave Gainesville and he's bri..
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Religious leaders react to Pastor Jones's move

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Mohamed Al-Darsani finds a little humor in the strange twist that brings a man best-known for his anti-Islamic sentiments into his own backyard. "My initial reac..
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New bus route scheduled between Lee and Collier

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.-- Using state and federal grant money, LeeTran will run the new route for two and a half years without dipping further into its budget."By re-engineering our r..
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CCSO: Beware Comcast phishing e-mail scams

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

   COLLIER COUNTY - Fla. -- The Collier County Sheriff's Office is warning you to be aware of fraudulent e-mails asking for personal information. These e-mails appear to ..
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8 injured from lightning at SeaWorld

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Officials say eight people have been injured by a lightning strike at SeaWorld's Discovery Cove water park in Orlando.    SeaWorld spokesman Nic..
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