Port Charlotte man arrested for having sex with girl, 12

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested James Richard Lenart, 20, of Port Charlotte Tuesday on 10 felony counts of Lewd or Lascivious sex offenses on a..
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Livestock at large calls increasing in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- With the warmer and dryer weather moving into the Sunshine State, Florida's livestock is looking to greener pastures. That has the potential to create some ser..
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4 people and 2 children found living inside vacant home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Three people are in jail and two children in protective custody after an early morning raid on a North Naples home that was supposed to be vacant. Ryan Kiska..
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American bald eagle shot in Lehigh Acres; Reward offered

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla -  A symbol of American freedom has been shot in Lehigh Acres. X-rays show the bald eagle was shot once in the wing and the body. According to Florida Fish and..
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$5,000 reward for information on dead panther found in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

VERO BEACH, Fla.- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are asking anyone with information about a dead Florida..
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Witness email: Sansom's project had "cover"

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A consultant testifying in the corruption trial of former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom said he wrote to Sansom that justifying a multimillion-dollar st..
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2 Lee County residents indicted on Social Security fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Fort Myers, Fla. - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces the unsealing of two indictments, one charging Gail Christine Andrews, 62, of Fort Myers with theft of publi..
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Edison State Trustee Calls on Governor to Investigate the College

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

The vice-chairman of the board of trustees of Edison State College is callling on Governor Rick Scott to investigate the school.   Dr. David Klein will become trustees ch..
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Saying goodbye to a SWFL favorite

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

   An era is coming to an end in LaBelle.     A landmark pie  marker is closing it's door.    Our Kyle Jordan is live at Flora&nbs..
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Japan tsunami benefit concert

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-If you'd like to help the victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan, there's a benefit concert planned by Japan native Reiko Niiya and concert master at the S..
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ONLY ON WINK: Woman claims neighbor unleashed dog to kill her

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A woman says her neighbor unleashed his dog on her in an attempt to kill her following a dispute about the dog getting loose in the neighborhood. Carlie Cargile,..
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Scott signs Florida teacher pay, tenure bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill that would put Florida teachers on merit pay while ending tenure for new hires. Scott went to a charter school in Jacksonville ..
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Forum allows you to weigh in on Lee County schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, in partnership with WINK News and The News Press Media Group, is launching a new initiative called "Community Conve..
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Community Conversation: School Choice vs. Neighborhood Schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Lee County residents will get to voice their opinions regarding school choice versus neighborhood schools Thursday night at the first-ever Community Conversation..
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$500,000 in marijuana seized during grow house bust

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit, assisted by Bravo (East) District deputies, responded to 3101 7th Street W, Lehigh Acres, on Tuesday in..
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A tiny bird is causing a large problem in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A big controversy is growing in Cape Coral over a tiny bird. It's called a Scrub Jay. Eight of the the federally-protected birds have taken up residence in ..
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Deadly car crash kills one; driver charged with DUI Manslaughter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to West Bay Boulevard and Marsh Turtle Trail in reference to a single vehicle accident within ..
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Undercover agent thwarts conspiracy to export jet engines from Miami to Iran

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

MIAMI, Fla. - A major crime operation is busted right here in Florida. What one group was selling inside a Miami warehouse could have threatened the nation's safety, had it not bee..
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20 Charlotte County families left out to dry

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- About 20 families in Charlotte County say they feel like they have been left out to dry. The water was shut off in over 20 rental units after the owner fail..
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Heartbreaking 911 tape details frantic moments after ATV hit boy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - New details about the 5-year-old boy injured when an ATV ran him over. Tonight Jake Gelormine is recovering from surgery at a Tampa hospital. The normally pl..
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