Southwest Florida reaction to Osama bin Laden's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News wanted to get your reaction to the breaking developments of Osama Bin Laden's death.  Kyle Jordan went to Bennets Fresh Roast Coffee in downtown Fo..
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Pooch pictures give dogs second chance at life

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- They say a picture's worth a thousand words. But if you ask a dog-- and it could talk-- it would tell you a picture may be worth a second chance at life. One loc..
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Bin Laden's demise: Long pursuit, burst of gunfire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON (AP) - Osama bin Laden, the terror mastermind killed by Navy SEALs in an intense firefight, was hunted down based on information first gleaned years ago from detainees a..
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Port Charlotte woman's creations to blast off into space

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A part of Southwest Florida will be heading to space on the Shuttle Endeavour. Terri Fout of Port Charlotte is one of a hand full of artists picked for the "..
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Florida House and Senate budget chairs closer to agreement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Budget negotiators for both the Florida House and Senate are getting closer to agreeing on a compromise spending plan after meeting over the weekend. ..
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Brush fire threatening homes in Port Charlotte

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Firefighters are on the scene of a brush fire that's threatening homes in central Port Charlotte. The fire is burning near Tulane Avenue and Troutdale Street..
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Red Cross supporting residents evacuated from Glades wildfire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

GLADES COUNTY, Fla. - Those evacuated from their homes as a result of the wildfire currently impacting Muse in Glades County are urged to go to the reception center located at the ..
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Central Florida Hispanic population gaining

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Rubio. Martinez. Alvarez. Diaz-Balart. Cruz. Gonzalez. The list of prominent Florida politicians with Spanish surnames is growing, a reflection of the state's ..
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Sen. Rubio says no way he'll be on GOP 2012 ticket

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - First-term GOP Sen. Marco Rubio says he won't be on the Republican presidential ticket in 2012 under any circumstances.    The tea party favorite d..
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NASA: Endeavour's last launch delayed again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Endeavour's final launch is off until at least the end of the week because technicians need to replace a switch box in the engine compartm..
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Brush fire smoke impacting highway travel in parts of SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GLADES and COLLIER COUNTIES, Fla. - Smoke from a growing brush fire is heading toward U.S. Highway 27 in Glades County.The fire is burning north/northwest of Moore Haven.  The..
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Florida Power & Light Crews from southwest Florida helping in Alabama

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The number of dead still rising this weekend, days after tornadoes tore across seven states.  At least 340 people killed Wednesday, most in Alabama.Volunte..
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Pedestrian killed watching shuttle launch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a spectator waiting for the space shuttle to launch was hit by a car and killed.    Police said 70-year-old John Devoles was walki..
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NASA to know Sunday whether shuttle can fly Monday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Engineers should know Sunday whether Endeavour's six-man crew and their families - including wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - need to stick around for ..
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Floriad budget chairs try to resolve last budget issues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Legislature's top two budget leaders on Saturday tried to work out final details of a compromise spending plan after joint conference committees settle..
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Recovering from the storm: WINK News in tornado-ravaged Alabama

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Tornado survivors continue to sift through the damage following Wednesday's string of severe weather that tore across seven states. Volunteers from around the co..
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Immokalee soldier laid to rest in emotional ceremony

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -  Hundreds gathered Saturday for the funeral of Sgt. Linda Pierre, who died following a suicide bombing earlier this month.Dozens of veterans held flags in fr..
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Rain helps firefighters battling Golden Gate brush fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - Rain helped firefighting teams to focus on mopping up the giant Golden Gate Estates brush fire.The Florida Division of Forestry says the fire remains 70..
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Fort Myers man accused of killing father in Pinellas County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. - A Fort Myers man is accused of killing his father in a Pinellas County hotel on Friday night.Pinellas County detectives say James Allen Davis, 41, of Fort M..
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Firefighters battle Day 4 of 2,800 acre brush fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

GOLDEN GATE, Fla.- Fighters spent Friday monitoring and mopping up a 2,800 acre brush fire in Golden Gate Estates. The Division of Forestry says the blaze is 70% contained, but wea..
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