Ding Darling goes high-tech on Tuesday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla.-- Your phone can do just about anything these days, from paying your bills and to checking emails and of course making phone calls. Beginning Tuesday, June 28,..
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Low water levels at Lake Okeechobee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LAKE OKEECHOBEE, Fla. - WINK news paid a visit to Lake-O on Friday to get a first-hand look at how low water levels are in the current drought. On average, the lake should be at 15..
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Lehigh mom and son pulled to safety after car plunges into a canal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla -  Around 6:30 Friday morning, 34 year-old Roselin Jean was turning the corner on Ann Avenue North, when her brakes failed. It sent her car careening into a ..
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Atheist claims harassment by Fla. sheriff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida atheist says Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd keeps having her arrested because she's not a Christian. EllenBeth Wachs sued Judd Friday in federal court ..
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Florida panel rejects federal funds for elderly

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A legislative panel has rejected a $2.1 million federal grant designed to help remove patients from nursing homes and provide them with similar care in the..
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Rising numbers of Venezuelans seek exile in US

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Oliver Gaviria was driving along a highway in Caracas when two men dressed in black pulled up alongside him on motorcycles and told him to stop the car. One held a gun..
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As schools cut budgets, strains on counselors grow

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) - High school counselors are finding themselves with higher caseloads as districts across the country trim their budgets.    A South Florida h..
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Doctors seek to block Fla. gag law on guns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI (AP) - Thousands of Florida doctors and an anti-gun violence group want a Miami federal judge to immediately block enforcement of a new state law barring physicians from disc..
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Governor Scott signs Silver Alert Bill to protect vulnerable seniors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today signed into law the Florida Silver Alert Plan, which helps protect Florida’s vulnerable senior citizens, according to ..
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Mother and child rescued by local man after car plunges into Lehigh Acres canal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team assisted in the recovery of a vehicle from a Lehigh Acres canal following the rescue of a mother and child by a ..
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Fla. Gov. Scott names insider as new staff chief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who campaigned as a political outsider last year, named Tallahassee insider Steve MacNamara as his new chief of staff Friday. MacN..
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Tuition at Florida universities to go up 15%

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Board of Governors that oversees Florida's 11 public universities approved Thursday to add a 7 percent tuition increase to an 8 percent raise already ordered..
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Fort Myers Police practice driving to stay sharp

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

BUCKINGHAM, Fla. - Fort Myers Police take over the runways of the Buckingham Airfield to practice their driving skills. Instructors put officers through several courses to test rea..
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City road project gives neighbors headache

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- People living the in Brookhill neighborhood say a construction project, intended to improve their lives, has become a nightmare. The city of Fort Myers is insta..
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SWFL weekend events

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ola Alak

There is plenty happening around Southwest Florida this weekend. These are just a few of the events you can check out. "Hands Across the Sand" is an event that spans the nation and..
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North Fort Myers couple conquers $80,000 in debt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A North Fort Myers couple has conquered $80,000 in debt. How'd they do it? By turning it all over to someone else. Joseph and Erna Sullivan said its no..
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School bus attendant arrested for sending racy photos to teen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - A 20 year old school bus attendant is behind bars for sending pictures of his genitals to a 13 year old middle school student. On Thursday, June 23rd the Criminal In..
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Lawn equipment stealing thieves caught on camera

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS BEACH, FL- Residents of a Fort Myers Beach retirement community are sick and tired of being the victims of theft. Their lawn maintenance equipment has been stolen three ..
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Crooks use familiar phone numbers for scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Payday loans are often a last resort for people hit hard by the economy. Stacey Payne with the Lee County Sheriff's Office says those people often fall victim to ..
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GOP candidates make campaign stops in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

NAPLES, Fla. - The race for the White House made a stop in Southwest Florida. Atlanta businessman Herman Cain met with local business owners at a private event on Fifth Avenue Sout..
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