ONLY ON WINK: DCF chief talks about challenges facing agency

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The head of the Department of Children and Families met with local social services advocates to talk about the future of the agency. Secretary David Wilkins laid..
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Families pick up the pieces after devastating fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Families displaced by Friday's fire at the Palm Vista Apartments on Central Ave in Fort Myers are now trying to pick up the pieces.But thankfully help arrived as ..
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Crime Stoppers led to arrest of purse snatching suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

 FORT MYERS, FL-  A tip to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers has led to the arrest of a purse snatching suspect.  Brian Paul Naumann, 24, was positively identified a..
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YMCA campers mark end of NASA Shuttle Program with a show of their own

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Local YMCA campers mark the end of NASA's Shuttle Program with a bang! Dozens of kids crafted their own rockets, sending them skyward as Atlantis took off for its..
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Possibly fatal car accident in North Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- There has been a possibly fatal vehicle accident at Hart Drive and Cantor Lane in North Fort Myers. Two vehicles were involved. The driver of the truck, a m..
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Thief steals cigarettes via gas station pass-through window

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Reminiscent of “Thing” from the “Adams Family,” surveillance video shows a man’s arm grabbing packages of cigarettes by way of a gas..
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Winter Park school bus overturned

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WINTER PARK, Fla. - A school bus overturned on Interstate 4 east of Fairbanks Avenue Friday afternoon. Children and adults were on the bus, the Florida Highway Patrol said. FHP sai..
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Dismal national jobs report does not surprise some SW Floridians

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The nation's jobless rate rose to 9.2% in June, adding a paltry 18-thousand jobs.That disappointing report does not surprise some southwest Floridians. They know ..
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Why shuttles are being retired, what's next

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Thirty years of flight by NASA's space shuttles will end once Atlantis returns home from this last mission. The space agency will be looking to deeper space ..
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From astronauts to the boss, thoughts on shuttle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- One thing about the end of space shuttle flight: Everyone has an opinion. A look at some of the views from those close to the space program: "The shuttle is a..
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Wife calls fatal Vegas casino punch self-defense

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The wife of a Florida high school football coach being held on a murder charge said Friday her husband was defending himself when he threw a single punch that auth..
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Atlantis launch snapshots from onlookers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- Couldn't make it to the final shuttle launch? These photos showcase the Atlantis launch beautifully. A combination of viewer photos posted to the Nasa Tweetup..
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Detectives search for suspects involved in Fort Myers purse snatching

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's assistance identifying suspects in a recent Robbery by Sudden Snatching. On July 7, 20..
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NASA's last space shuttle blasts into history

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Atlantis has blasted off on NASA's last space shuttle launch. The historic liftoff occurred Friday morning, 30 years and three months after the very fir..
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CCSO Narcs arrest mom who brought son to oxycodone undercover drug buy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested a mom who brought her 9-year-old son to an undercover drug buy Thursday. Detectives made the fir..
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Cape police detectives arrest suspect after 2 years on the run

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Mark Richard Vann has been arrested in relation to a two-year-old crime that took place in Cape Coral after fleeing to avoid capture. On September 9, 2009 a husba..
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USF has new dorm options for transgender students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The University of South Florida is offering transgender students the opportunity to live alone or with a friend of a different gender in campus housing. Beginnin..
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Collier parents arrested for illegal grow operation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - Two parents are behind bars after authorities find 52 marijuana plants growing 5 feet from a baby's bedroom. Collier county deputies seized the plants Wednesday nigh..
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Rain and clouds block SWFL's view of launch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - NASA predicts up to a million spectators will be watching Atlantis head up to space at Cape Canaveral. If you can't make it out to the Cape for the big show, you..
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Launch is on for now

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Stormy weather is still threatening to delay NASA's final space shuttle launch. Mission managers met well before dawn and, despite the poor forecast, ga..
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