Man admits taking Iowa girl, 12, back to Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

DAVENPORT, Iowa- Federal prosecutors say a Florida man accused of taking a 12-year-old Iowa girl back to Florida and having sex with her has pleaded guilty. A news release from the..
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Former Subway employee arrested for stealing from the store

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Brian Joseph Thompson, 23, of  Punta Gorda, in connection with the Jan. 21 burglary of Subway, 1720 S. M..
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Local schools named finalists in Bealls and Whistles program

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BRADENTON, Fla. – Bealls Department Stores, Inc., is proud to announce that 76 Florida schools have been selected by their local Bealls stores as finalists for its newly laun..
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Community to discuss possible town center in North Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-- A meeting planned for Tuesday night will allow residents to debate and discuss a proposed "town center-type" area in North Fort Myers. The North Fort Mye..
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Thousands gather for fallen St. Petersburg officer's funeral

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Funeral services have started for a 46-year-old St. Petersburg police officer shot to death last week, the third city officer killed in the line of duty in a..
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Fla. man on golf cart charged with DUI

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BROOKSVILLE, Fla.- A central Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after authorities say he was caught driving a golf cart the wrong direction on a divided highw..
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DEA sets up Fla. pill mill hotline

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is setting up a hotline in Florida for tips about illegal pill mills. Miami DEA chief Mark R. Trouville says raids and arrests of pi..
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Fla. man hopes thief will return parents' ashes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.- It was bad enough that thieves stole Frank Amato's flat-screen television. But the Zephyrhills man was devastated Sunday when he realized they had also taken the..
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Fla. reopens coastal I-95 stretch closed by fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SCOTTSMOOR, Fla.- The Florida Highway Patrol reopened a 30-mile stretch of Interstate 95 on the state's central Atlantic coast Tuesday but urged motorists to use caution as a 10,00..
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Residents in the Dean Park Community speak up about dangerous intersection

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.-The Fort Myers Police Department is investigating a crash involving an officer's cruiser. The accident happened overnight Saturday in the Dean Park Community. Acco..
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Emergency responders are feeling the pinch at the pump

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Drivers aren't the only ones feeling the pinch at the pump. WINK news discovered that many emergency responders around the area are making changes to their polici..
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The 10 thousand dollar questions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL- A "quality of life", survey will soon be on its way to 12 hundred residents in the Cape. The survey asks a number of questions from what services people want to s..
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Bonita doctor's license restricted after patient dies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A Bonita Springs doctor is being punished after state investigators say he performed a questionable treatment that led to a woman's death. The State Surgeon ..
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Man pleads guilty to internet sex scheme involving Alva mom

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan man posed as a psychologist and persuaded mothers across the country to sexually assault their children as a form of therapy, then send him the images of ..
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Cape Coral woman warns of police impersonator

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral woman has a warning for others after she says she fought off an attacker who was posing as a police officer."He was there to hurt me for some reason..
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2 women killed in fiery crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Two women were killed in a fiery crash in South Florida when their car hit a tree. Hollywood police say 47-year-old Marta Cecelia Castano and her passenger, ..
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Man drowns while fleeing from police

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man who was trying to get away from police died after jumping into the Intracoastal Waterway. Divers with Palm Beach County Fire-Rescu..
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Man sentenced to life for killing deputy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man avoided a possible death sentence by pleading guilty to the murder of a South Florida deputy. A Broward County judge sentenced 45-y..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Who are you hiring?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - People all over Southwest Florida are letting criminals into their homes without even knowing. A WINK NEWS Call for Action investigation uncovers who you're hiri..
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WINK EXCLUSIVE: Woman speaks out against abuse, after neck snapped during sex act

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Lee County woman snaps her neck during a sex act. But she says the story is much more serious. Now, she's speaking only to WINK News about how an abusive relati..
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