New marine species discovered off Gulf of Mexico

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla.-  A new marine species has been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Thursday the discovery o..
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Interim Lee County superintendent takes vacation leave

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Interim Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lawrence Tihen, is utilizing vacation leave to address a family issue, said Joe Donzelli, a representative of Lee County Pu..
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Bonita Bench Battle: Cafe of Life has Dispute with City over Removal of Tables

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Call it the Bonita battle of the benches.    A group that gives food to needy people in a community park, is upset that the city of Bonita Springs removed tables and..
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Tornado Watch for SWFL extended until 8 p.m.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

A Tornado Watch is in effect for all of Southwest Florida until 8:00 p.m. Thursday. The line of storms that brought severe weather to central Florida is weakening as it moves into..
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Court: Ex-spouses get share of property increase

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida's Supreme Court says that an ex-spouse is entitled to a fair share of the increase in value of the couple's home if the other spouse bought the house bef..
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Tent collapse in Lakeland injures 7 during rough weather

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LAKELAND, Fla. - Central Florida authorities say seven people were injured when a tent collapsed during severe weather at the Lakeland Linder Airport. Polk County Sheriff Grady Jud..
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Housekeeper accused of cleaning more than dust bunnies from clients' homes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla.- Authorities say a housekeeper took as much as $100,000 in jewelry from her elderly clients and sold it at southwest Florida pawn shops. Collier County Sheriff's deput..
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Severe weather hits Tampa Bay region

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- High winds, severe thunderstorms and small tornadoes are sweeping across Tampa Bay and central Florida. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue says Thursday that a tracto..
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Local bank exec indicted on fraud charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla - A federal judge released Jerry Williams on $250,000 bond today. The former CEO of Naples-based Orion bank was indicted by a grand jury on ten count of bank fraud,..
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Casey Anthony's defense has cost $103,000 so far

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla.- The defense team for an Orlando woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony has billed the state more than $103,400 in the year since she was dec..
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Lee, Collier schools cancel outdoor activities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- All outside sporting events and activities scheduled after 2 p.m. at Lee County schools Thursday are cancelled, according to Joe Donzelli, a representative of Lee..
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Sand Bash Kicks off today

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

   Fort Myers Beach Fla.     Today  the Fort Myers Beach Sand Bash kicks off!     Over 40,000 people are expected to head to ..
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Southwest Florida school loses beloved teacher

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NORTH PORT, Fla. - Hours after a teacher was killed at his North Port home, students and teachers at Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto grieved over the loss of a teacher and ..
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Neighbors react to teacher being shot, killed in North Port

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- It's a story you first saw on WINK. A Manatee County teacher is shot and killed. Now the North Port community where the teacher lived is trying to piece togethe..
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Two arrested in Wednesday fuel spill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FORT MYERS - On Wednesday, March 30 a Fort Myers Police Officer spotted a white, Dodge pickup truck pulling a trailer with a black fuel tank on the flatbed of the trailer. The tank..
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Former veteran cop sues City of Marco Island and Police Chief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- The City of Marco Island and it's Police Chief are under fire. A former veteran cop is suing, claiming he was unfairly fired for being a whistle blower within t..
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Man who barricaded himself in home is in LCSO custody

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

LEHIGH ACRES - On Wednesday evening, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call to check on the well-being of an individual. The caller said the subject was acting irrationall..
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People fear Cape Coral intersection

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - People in Cape Coral are fearing for their safety and want something done. Those living near Kismet Parkway and Nelson Road say traffic in the area is dangerous ..
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FWC captures bear terrorizing neighborhood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Florida Fish and Wildlife helps capture a bear that terrorized a Collier County neighborhood for weeks. The bear was on the loose in the Enchanting Shores co..
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Edison State trustee, Dr. David Klein, resigns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The controversy at Edison State College has convinced a trustee to quit. Dr. David Klein of Port Charlotte confirmed to WINK News this afternoon that he has turne..
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