Teen faces 50 years for attack on student

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A 16-year-old accused of stomping a middle school student in the head faces a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison. Prosecutor Maria Schneider agreed..
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Gov. Scott visits South Florida charter school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott and Michelle Rhee are in South Florida touting their agendas for more education choices. Rhee is the former head of public schools in Washing..
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Lee County Public Safety building goes green

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Solar panel arrays previously installed on the roof of the Lee County Public Safety building are now harnessing the power of the sun. County officials and a crew..
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One northbound lane is shut down between Luckett and Palm Beach Blvd.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

One northbound lane is shut down between Lucett (mm 139) and Palm Beach Blvd (mm 141)  due to a motor vehicle accident. Expect heavy traffic. Trust WINK News for the latest on..
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Lehigh burglar sentenced to 15 year prison term

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY-- Jose Maldonado (DOB 09/18/1984) has been sentenced to 180 months in prison for two burglaries committed in 2009. On October 30th, 2009 an alert resident notified the L..
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Costa Rica Coast Guard searches for Cape Coral student

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral college student is missing after classmates say he got caught in a rip tide off the coast of Costa Rica. We've learned, Erik Downes, originally from..
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Long-term impact of recent deep freeze

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Kyla Filkowski

DESOTO COUNTY - A grove south of Arcadia is picked clean, as growers try to salvage what they can after the damage from the freeze.  That damage is becoming more obvious in te..
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Recovering economy means small businesses are hiring

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

More customers and sales mean businesses need to hire more employees to keep up. And forecasts show it may be more than just tourist season. According to payroll processor ADP, sma..
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Smoke from a prescribed burn may drift to Golden Gates Estates

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - The Division of Forestry wants residents in the Golden Gate Estates area to be aware of a prescribed burn that may send smoke into their neighborhoods.&..
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Area known for speeders to get new speed limit?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A stretch of road in Bonita Springs known for catching those with a lead foot may soon get a new speed limit. It's a mile long area, right after Livingston R..
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Cape Coral city leaders to employees: Turn in your cell phones

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL-  Cape Coral officials say they want city employees to give up their employee cell phones... for good. In return the city will offer a stipend of up to 50 dolla..
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Red Sox fans line up days before training tickets go on sale

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS- Boston Red Sox fans have already lined up to get first picks of this season's training tickets. Tickets aren't up for grabs until Saturday morning, but fans told WINK N..
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Children hide in closet while thieves invade home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL-Two children arriving from Haiti to live with their father are forced to hide while burglars invade their home. Father of two Serge Labissiere says,"He come and ring..
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Charlotte Co. mulch fire continues to smolder

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.-- The fire along Gasparilla Road and Linwood Road in Rotonda is under control, but the fire chief says it could smolder for weeks, or even months. Charlotte ..
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Murder suspect wants confession thrown out

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla.- "The whole time we were taking gunshots left and right and I'm just laying on the ground like this," said Jarrett Mundle. Jarrett Mundle todl investigators h..
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Cape commission against rebuilding Ceitus barrier and boat lift

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  New details in the battle over the Ceitus barrier and boat lift in the North Spreader Canal. The issue boils down to tax payers shelling out millions of dol..
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Governor gets to work; Will need legislature's help

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As Gov. Rick Scott rounds out his first full day in office, he's already taking steps to fulfill his promise of bringing new businesses and thousands of jobs to..
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Estero Blvd accident now a fatal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS-- On Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at approximately 2:41 P.M., deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, near Lover's ..
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Police: School principal wounded in Omaha shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police say a 17-year-old who opened fire in an Omaha, Neb., high school fatally shot himself after leaving the school. Omaha police Chief Alex Hayes identified t..
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Treasure hunters hit government over WikiLeaks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Florida deep-sea explorers are using WikiLeaks documents to try to force the U.S. government out of its ongoing legal battle with Spain over a valuable shipwreck..
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