Punta Gorda PD unveils newest patrol vehicle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.-- Punta Gorda Police Officers have a new energy-efficient, stealth-like vehicle to complement patrol vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles. The Punta Gorda Police ..
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Man arrested for trafficking Oxycodone in Port Charlotte public park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested a Harbor Heights man on drug trafficking charges after selling an undercover detective Oxycodone..
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Collier County Sheriff's Office makes another online sexual predator arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's Office nets another online sex predator. An undercover detective posing as a 14-year old girl helped get a registered sex offender ba..
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Local church teams up with Salvation Army for community garden

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Members of the Next Level Church are partnering with the Salvation Army to help grow a community garden. The site will be next door to Sally's Cafe on the corner..
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10,500-acre fire burns in Big Cypress National Preserve

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

OCHOPEE, Fla.- The Oil Pad Complex is comprised of several fires caused by lightning burning in Big Cypress National Preserve located in Southwest Florida, said Bob DeGross with th..
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Union files lawsuit against Governor Scott

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's statewide teachers union is taking the lead in a lawsuit that seeks to block a requirement for teachers, state workers and many local government ..
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3 suspects in custody following robbery in Collier Co.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Three people have been arrested who are believed to be involved in a robbery at a Collier County Handy Market Monday morning. Those arrested are Randal Johnso..
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Punta Gorda brush fire update

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Punta Gorda, Fla.-- Fire crews are  back out in Charlotte County mopping up another brush fire.  Our Kyle Jordan is live in Punta Gorda with the latest.
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Lightning blamed for brush fire in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The Division of Forestry says lightning is to blame for a brush fire near U.S. 17 and Interstate 75 near Punta Gorda in Charlotte County. Forestry official..
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Low water levels increase risk to Florida's manatees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida wildlife officials are urging boaters in north Florida to be extra vigilant about protecting manatees.    Drought conditions have ma..
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Dads trade aftershave for Naples zoo admission

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

This Father's Day weekend, dads can trade some of those half-empty bottles of aftershave for a day of wild fun with the family. Dads can redeem cologne for free Zoo admission by br..
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New information released in deadly Punta Gorda crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- WINK News is learning more about a crash that killed three people over the weekend in Punta Gorda. It happened Saturday at the intersection of Commerce Parkway a..
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GED student petitioning against new Florida tuition bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A student studying to get his GED is gathering signatures against a new bill passed in Florida requiring students to pay for classes that were formerly free. J..
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Suspect sketch released in Cape Coral homicide investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral Police have released two sketches of a possible suspect in a murder that happened last weekend. The suspect is described as being 30-35 years old; he ..
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Victim identified in North Fort Myers homicide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County Sheriff's deputies have identified a man found dead Thursday in North Fort Myers.     Deputies say Jesse Eugene Stokes, 38, ..
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Defense expert: Autopsy on Caylee Anthony 'shoddy'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A renowned forensic expert testified Saturday that the autopsy done on 2-year-old Caylee Anthony was "shoddy" and that the duct tape Florida prosecutors conten..
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State bans campfires in Florida wildlife areas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has banned campfires on lands under its control.    The agency ordered the ban effecti..
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2011 moving up in rankings for bad wildfires in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Drought conditions in Florida are pushing 2011 up the list of the all-time worst years for wildfires. The Florida Division of Forestry said Friday tha..
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Discounted pet adoptions in June

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

If you're still looking for the perfect Fathers Day gift, you may be in luck. Lee County domestic animal services is offering discounted adoption fees. Cats are marked down to $10 ..
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Man steals flight attendant's identity, lands flight attendant job

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

MIAMI, Fla.- A Miami man is in hot water after he was caught stealing an identity and getting a job as an airline attendant.  Not only was he able to steal the identity, he go..
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