Man charged with murder plot against brother

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Fort Lauderdale man is jailed on charges of plotting to hire a hit man to kill his brother in a dispute over their parents' $20 million estate. Polic..
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Fla. AG: 6 states will join health care law suit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Attorney General Pam Bondi says six additional states will join Florida and 19 other states in a lawsuit against the Obama Administration's health care law. ..
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Reporters say Fla. gov's media rules too tight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Journalists who cover Florida's capital say the new administration of Gov. Rick Scott is skirting free-press traditions and attempting to control their wor..
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CCSO looking for a man that went missing Dec. 19; bolo issued

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating a man last seen at his Port Charlotte home on Dec. 19, 2010. An attempt to l..
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Lee County Government Workers get First Shot at Red Sox Tickets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WINK News has learned:   Lee co. government employees get first dibs at Boston Red Sox spring training tickets.  It's part of a program called  Early Bird Sales..
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December's cold weather affected Fla. oranges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Researchers say December's cold weather affected one-third of Florida's early orange crop varieties and nearly half of the mideseason crop. In a report ..
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Lee County Commissioners support WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The Lee County Commission Tuesday threw its support behind the WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk.Commissioner Ray Judah read a resolution and urged Lee County ..
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First-ever citrus genome sequences assembled

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A University of Florida-led group of international scientists has assembled the genome sequences for two citrus varieties. The sequencing, which was announ..
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David Cassidy scheduled for DUI hearing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - Former teen idol David Cassidy is scheduled for a status hearing stemming from his November DUI arrest. The hearing begins at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Luci..
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Education commissioner takes on class sizes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Board of Education says the state's education commissioner and the Legislature will deal with school districts violating class-size limits. Meeting..
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Deputy kills pit bull that attacked woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - A Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a pit bull that attacked a drug suspect's girlfriend.  Deputies had just arrested Michael P. Walker..
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Lee County forums begin for school superintendent

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The Lee County School Board is holding community forums to get input from the community on what they want to see in the district's next superintendent. Those foru..
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Suspicious package cleared after Wachovia after bank was robbed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS- WINK crews are at the scene of the Wachovia Bank on 7128 Estero Blvd in Fort Myers Beach where a package was left behind after the bank was robbed this morning. The She..
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K9 traces "Car Hopper" straight to his home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

DEEP CREEK- Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Deep Creek man Sunday after a K9 bloodhound tracks from the scene of a vehicle burglary (car hopping) to his apartm..
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Charter boat captains banned on gag grouper

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS BEACH, FL- Charter boat captains are in an uproar over a ban on gag grouper that goes into effect on February 1st. Fish and wildlife officials say studies show the fish ..
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Freeze report due out today

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Crops here in Southwest Forida took a major hit during December's cold snaps.    And today the Florida Field Office is expected to release a citrus freeze dama..
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Thieves targeting tax time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Authorities say tax time presents a prime time for thieves.The Lee County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention unit is out with its annual warning for tax time frau..
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Fly from Charlotte County to Destin, FL for $49

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Images of thick black oil tarnishing the Florida panhandle's snow-white beaches aren't easy to erase. After the Deepwater Horizon spill, tourism tanked. Ho..
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Inexperienced boaters or bad design, who's to blame for boat ramp issues?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Some boaters say the brand new boat ramp built in Goodland is better to look at than use. They're complaining to the county the multi-million dollar ramp is ..
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Citizens Insurance Corp. dropping homes with Chinese drywall again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's a story WINK first uncovered in 2009. Now homeowners with Chinese drywall are losing their insurance coverage again. Citizen's Insurance Corp., Florida's pub..
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