Scholarship dollars on the chopping block for in-state private school students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- State scholarships that pay to send Florida students to in-state private universities are on the chopping block. The Florida Resident Access Grant provides $83 millio..
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Punta Gorda seniors trade drugs for peace of mind

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla- Seniors from South Port Square in Charlotte County made a field trip on tuesday to drop off some drugs. About two dozen senior citizens from the South Port S..
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Edison College President Willing To Discuss Pay Reduction

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A developing story WINK has been watching. The president of Edison State College announced Wednesday that he will take a pay cut to get back on track with facul..
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Lee County school superintendent search narrowed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County narrows the list of candidates vying to be the next school superintendent.  They cut the list from forty-two down to eight.   Still on t..
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Hurricane forecast released

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Weather forecasters at Colorado State University are predicting an above-average hurricane season for the Atlantic Ocean.    The forecast ..
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Alleged teen killer's attorney talks to WINK News about investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The attorney for the 14-year-old boy accused of shooting his parents to death in the Golden Gate Estates is sounding off on newly released details of the inv..
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How a federal government shutdown would impact you

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FT. MYERS, Fla. - The clock is ticking in the nation's capitol, where lawmakers still have not reached an agreement on how to fund the government.  The deadline is Friday at m..
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Cape woman shoots at burglary suspect inside her home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla- A Cape Coral woman awoke to someone knocking loudly on her front door Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.As she approached the door, she was startled by the sight of two men lo..
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Cooking oil thieves steal $4,000 from Port Charlotte restaurants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested two men caught in the act of stealing cooking oil from several Port Charlotte restaurants early Wednesday..
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Fla. lawmakers exchange insults in 'uterus' flap

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida's Republican House speaker and a Democratic lawmaker have exchanged insults in a dispute over the use of the word "uterus" in floor debate. Speaker Dean ..
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Chief justice, Scott agree on Florida court loan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Chief Justice Charles Canady and Gov. Rick Scott's office have agreed on a plan to loan money from reserves to Florida's court system to avoid furloughs and curt..
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Wednesday is National Start! Walking Day in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Wednesday is National Start! Walking Day – the American Heart Association invites all Lee County residents to join them for a walk in the park. By doin..
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3 Port Charlotte residents arrested for possession of Meth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives raided a Port Charlotte home Tuesday at 3267 Pine Tree Street, and arrested three individuals. A 5-..
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6 kids taken to hospital after school bus crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla.- Florida Highway Patrol says six central Florida students were transported to a hospital with minor injuries after their school bus was involved in a crash. Authoriti..
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City of Palms considering speed limit drop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - City leaders are considering a proposal that would drop the speed limit on residential and downtown roads by 5 mph. The change would turn 30mph areas into 25mph ..
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Fla. Senate passes bill to honor slain police

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Two Tampa Bay area roads would be designated as memorial highways honoring five law enforcement officers who recently lost their lives in the line of duty under ..
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Hearings resume in New Orleans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

METAIRIE, La. - Maintenance on a safety device that failed to stop last year's BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the focus as a federal panel resumed hearings on the disaster ..
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No honeymoon for new Florida governor with voters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Gov. Rick Scott's honeymoon with Florida voters didn't last long, a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows. The survey showed 48 percent of 1,499 re..
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Autism Seminar offers free help

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

FORT MYERS, Fla.--April is Autism Awareness Month.  Saturday, April 9th, 2011, there is a free opportunity for parents to get help and guidance, called "Promising Pathways"&nb..
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Sean Taylor shooting suspect wants media barred from key hearing.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Today in miami a hearing is scheduled for the case involving the 2007 murder of former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor.    The alleged shooter,  Er..
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