ONLY ON WINK: Naples restaurant destroyed in blast gets ready to re-open

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - Who can forget when a gas explosion destroyed a popular restaurant in the heart of Naples. Three people were injured in the January blast at Mangrove Cafe. Today, WI..
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Despite allegations, some St. Leo parishioners stand behind priest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- A show of support tonight for an embattled priest. Last night, WINK News showed you how Father Stan Strycharz allegedly spent more than a million dollars of..
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Southwest Floridian's cash in as gold prices hit record high

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Business is good at South Florida Gold Exchange in Fort Myers. With gold prices hitting their highest in history, they're paying more for the metal. But they're a..
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Thieves steal all 10 tires off construction crane in Bonita Springs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A North Fort Myers construction company was left in a puzzling predicament on Monday-- their construction crane was missing all ten tires and wheels. J&W ..
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Fla. justices uphold $28.3 million smoker verdict

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has upheld a $28.3 million verdict won by the family of a deceased smoker against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The justices Tuesday ..
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CCSO Narcs arrest methamphetamine dealer after two drug buys

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives Tuesday morning arrested a methamphetamine dealer after two previous drug buys at his home in South Punta Go..
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FEMA agrees to 1.6 million dollar plan to ease flooding in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- Kevin Doyle has owned the Celtic Ray in downtown Punta Gorda for 15 years and he knows a thing or two about flooding "Weve had 54 floods by now where water has..
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Neighbor, friend shocked by Fla. party killings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A neighbor and a high school classmate say they are shocked by allegations that a Florida teen killed his parents with a hammer and then hosted a party..
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Man who shot teacher claims civil rights violated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 24-year-old man serving time for the fatal shooting of his middle school teacher says his civil rights have been violated.  Beach Post reports t..
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Man uses circular saw to remove son's cast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Fort Lauderdale man was charged with aggravated child abuse after using a 10-inch circular saw to try to remove a cast from his son's h..
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Florida man accused of being nude, armed in forest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man faces federal misdemeanor charges after witnesses reported seeing him wandering around a national forest campground naked and ar..
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Board grants waivers for 8 low performing schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Florida Board of Education has approved waivers for eight schools that were in danger of being closed or converted into charters because of low academic performanc..
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Court reverses Fla. school trespass conviction

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An appeal court has reversed a juvenile's conviction because the arresting officer lacked a principal's authorization to enforce Florida's school trespassi..
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Bonita Springs planning "natural" playground downtown

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- The city of Bonita Springs is making plans for a new playground downtown, and it's promising the park will be unlike any other in the area. The Depot Park ..
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Fish kill discovered on Collier County beaches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

NAPLES, Fla.- An investigation is under way regarding a large-fish kill on Vanderbilt Beach that was discovered Monday morning. Sea turtle monitors revealed the fish kill and repor..
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Judge rules in favor of FGCU professor, says Dr. Lounsbury should get job back & pay

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- A judge in Lee County has ruled a fired FGCU professor should be rehired and given back pay. Dr. David Lounsbury was let go after an investigation found that he ..
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Bonita Springs pastor accused of misspending nearly $1 million

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A Bonita Springs church, whose pastor is accused of misspending nearly $1 million, is wrapping up its investigation. The financial review surrounding Father S..
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Lehigh Acres teens arrested for arson and grand theft

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Two young suspects were arrested for arson and grand theft after being accused of stealing two ATV's and then setting the victims' shed on fire to cover up..
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Teen hosts a party with bodies of his murdered parents still in house

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla.- Tyler Hadley is charged with two counts of first degree murder for the deaths of his own parents. Investigators say they found the bodies of Blake and Mary-..
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Oasis charter schools expansion right on track

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A charter school system in Cape Coral is getting ready for the new school year, one desk at a time. In December crews, started building an addition at Oasis Eleme..
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