38 weather warnings issued ahead of Tuesday's storms

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Some say it was a tornado that damaged mobile homes in Alva on Tuesday night, but emergency management officials tell WINK News we may never know ..
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Lee Co. to Consider Moratorium on new Pain Clinics

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Now it's Lee County's turn.    Commissioners will consider whether to enact a one-year moratorium on new pain care clinics.    Collier and Charlotte c..
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Alleged tasering victim afraid former fired Lee Deputy will get job back

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEE COUNTY, FL- A Lee County deputy is fired after being accused of tasing family members and his daughter's boyfriend.Now the family of the alleged victim says the deputy is tryin..
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Lightning strikes house, barely misses family inside

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Cape Coral Fire Department had a busy night as strong storms swept through the city.  Fire units responded to reports of four residential structure fire..
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Several homes damaged after severe weather

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ALVA, FL - Strong winds and heavy rains tore through the Oak Park Village mobile home community last night. Several homes sustained severe damage in the storm. While many residents..
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Study: No higher mental health risk after abortion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new study suggests having an abortion does not increase the risk of mental health problems, but having a baby does. The research by Danish scientists is one of..
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Deputy charged with unlawful compensation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LAND O'LAKES, Fla. (AP) - A Pasco County deputy faces charges after authorities say he let inmates' girlfriends visit them during a work detail. The sheriff's office reports that 3..
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Bygone phone chain helps BPD reduce crime

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - The phrase "phone tree" calls to mind a quaint period of communication long before e-mail blasts and reverse 911. But officials with the Bradenton Police Dep..
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More than 1500 people reading to students for Literacy Week

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - In continuation of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, representatives from state and local law enforcement agencies, the Florida Department of Health (DOH)  ..
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Fla. PSC approves $1.43 monthly increase for FPL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Power & Light Co.'s rates will increase by $1.43 per month for a typical residential customer from March through May and then by another 17 cen..
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Ford recalls Windstar minivans over steering

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ford is recalling more than 400,000 Windstar minivans in cold-weather states to fix brackets and mounts which could separate from the vehicle's subframe and could..
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Color coded terror alerts to be eliminated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government officials say the colors in the nation's terror alert system will be gone by April 27.The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ..
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Facebook to let advertisers re-publish user posts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook users who check in to a store or "like" a brand may soon find those actions re-transmitted on their friends' pages as a "Sponsored Story" paid for by adver..
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Oil prices follow stock market higher

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Oil prices rose past $87 a barrel on Wednesday, as investors focused on President Obama's ideas for more jobs and overhaul corporate taxes. Benchmark oil for February delivery rose..
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New home sales fall in 2010, rebound in December

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Buyers purchased the fewest new homes last year on records going back 47 years.The Commerce Department says 2010 sales totaled 321,000, down 14 percent from 2009...
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Advocates make renewed plea to save sea turtles

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A report from three wildlife organizations is urging lawmakers to take steps to protect sea turtles. The National Wildlife Federation, the Sea Turtle C..
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Rooney introduces bill to protect Everglades from invasive snakes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney Wednesday introduced legislation to protect the Everglades and surrounding communities from dangerous, imported snakes like African ro..
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Violent fugitive busted in Lehigh Acres

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - A violent fugitive dodging sentencing for an involuntary manslaughter charge out of North Carolina was taken into custody last night, after an anonymous Crime Sto..
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Last night's weather left it's mark this morning

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CLEWISTON- High winds were one of the biggest threats last night. Reports of half a dozen mobile homes were damaged in Alva and Clewiston. Residents at the Tropical Mobile Home Par..
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Former Fla. college system head Clark Maxwell dies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Clark Maxwell Jr., the first head of Florida's community college system and a former state legislator, has died at his Palm Coast home. He was 76. The Rev...
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