A year after spill, Gulf Coast is healing, hurting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW ORLEANS - It was the catastrophe that seemed to crush a way of life, an oil rig exploding in the darkness and plunging the Gulf Coast and its people into months of chaos. One y..
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Golden Gate Estates turning to residents for new fire station

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Golden Gate Fire District is turning to it's residents to help build a new much-need station. The district is looking for at least a five acre donation o..
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At Last, An Eagle for Old Oak Tree, but not without Heated Debate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

We finally know what is going to happen to the trunk of an old oak tree in front of the historic Lee Co. Courthouse in Downtown Ft. Myers.    An artist will carve an..
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Job seekers hope for golden opportunity at McDonald's

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- A popular fast food chain was serving up more than just Big Macs and fries today. It was also handing out jobs to qualified applicants. As part of McDonald's Nat..
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NASA: April 29 for next-to-last shuttle launch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's next-to-last space shuttle flight is set to begin late next week. Spaceflight managers gathered Tuesday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and set Apr..
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AirTran flight lands safely after reporting engine problem

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Officials at Southwest Florida Int'l Airport tell WINK News a passenger jet experiencing engine problems landed safely this afternoon. AirTran flight 6..
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Police make second arrest in toddler shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.-  UPDATE: Police have arrested Da'waun Williams, 21, for culpable negligence. Police have learned that the gun used in the shooting belonged to Williams. More..
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FGCU president says 'time-out' to football program proposal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Football will not be added to the athletics programs at Florida Gulf Coast University, at least for now. Board members met to discuss the proposal and President W..
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Englewood crack cocaine dealer makes 37th appearance in jail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives this morning arrested an Englewood Crack Cocaine dealer. Detectives said they purchased 1.3 grams of Cra..
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Sarasota mulls outdoor smoking ban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SARASOTA, Fla. - The city council in Sarasota is considering a smoking ban in parks and outside municipal buildings. The Sarasota Herald Tribune reported Monday that the ban would ..
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More than a week after car accident, Lee County band teacher has died

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  A Lee County band teacher has died after he was involved in a car accident on Monday, April 11. The Florida Highway Patrol says 60-year old Willie Perry was..
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US seeks 15 percent drop in prescription drug abuse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI - A new national strategy being unveiled Tuesday by the White House drug czar to combat prescription drug abuse aims to cut misuse of powerful painkillers like oxycodone by 1..
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Candidates for Collier Superintendent of Schools now down to two

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The Collier County School Board has invited three superintendent candidate finalists to attend an afternoon public reception and evening public forum Tue..
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Pet Connection: April 19th

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- 2-month-old Adrien is available for adoption now at the Gulf Coast Humane Society. The terrier/chihuahua mix was surrendered recently. He is neutered, but still ..
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Mcdonald's restaurants in Southwest Florida will hire 180 employees today

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  Today  Mcdonald's goes on a hiring spree. The fast food giant  plans to add 50,000 new workers across the ,and 180 new employees in southwest florida&nbs..
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Overnight fire destroys trailer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Fort Myers Fla.   A fire destroys a trailer in Fort Myers overnight.    WINK cameras caught the aftermath on east buell drive.   ..
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Search continues for missing Estero woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ESTERO, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office says there is still no sign of Mary Ann Zarb, one full week after she disappeared from her Estero home.Adding to the mystery is the a..
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April marks alligator mating season, giant reptiles more active

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- As the thermometer continues to creep upward, Florida's signature reptile is snuggling into the sizzling weather. April marks the start of alligator mating season. Th..
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Late filers hit the post office to mail tax returns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Last minute tax filers rushed to get their tax returns in the mail by Monday's midnight deadline.Procrastinators had three extra days to file their returns this ..
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Hometown soldier killed in Afghanistan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

IMMOKALEE, Fla.- The war in Afghanistan claims the life of another hometown soldier. Sgt. Linda Pierre died during combat in Afghanistan on Friday. Sgt. Pierre was born and raised ..
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