Study recommends way to create Florida jobs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Chamber of Commerce study recommends enhancing the state's seaports and airports to create143,000 jobs.The study released Wednesday dovetails wit..
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Suspect arrested for bank robbery at First National Bank of the Gulf Coast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY -- WINK Crews are on scene of a robbery at First National Bank of the Gulf Coast at 50 Joel Boulevard in Lehigh Acres Wednesday morning. The Lee County Sheriff's Office..
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State Projects Property Value Rebound in some of SW Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

     THE ESTIMATING BOARD SAYS LEE CO. TAXABLE PROPERTY VALUES, SHOULD BE FLAT  THE COMING YEAR.   THAT MEANS:    N..
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Fancy cars expected to rev up Naples Winter Wine Festival

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla. - Auto aficionados have three very special automobiles to rev up their bids at the Jan. 28 – 30 Naples Winter Wine Festival charity auction. A 1956 Corvette Conv..
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Justice Department sues BP

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has sued BP Exploration and Production Inc. and eight other companies in the Gulf oil spill disaster in an effort to recover billions of do..
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2010 tragic year for boaters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - With just a few weeks remaining in the year, 2010 has proved to be a tragic one for boating accidents. So far, there have been 76 boating fatalities, a 24-percent..
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Another night of freeze warnings ahead

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

A Freeze Warning is in effect for Glades and Hendry counties from 3am to 9am Thursday morning, with freezing temperatures and patchy frost likely. A Freeze Watch is in effect for L..
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Milk Party sets legislative goals

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A children's advocacy effort modeled after the tea party movement has introduced $300 million in legislative priorities that it believes will bolster Flori..
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Attorney General announces settlment with DIRECTV

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced Florida  and 49 other states have obtained settlement for nearly $13.25 million with  DIRECTV resolving..
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Airtran preparing for delays, cancellations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla. - AirTran Airways is advising passengers on Wedensday that a winter weather system is expected to affect the Southeast U.S. and could result in flight delays and/or c..
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Farmers assess damage after two freezing nights

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- The freezing temperatures were just too much for some local produce to handle. At 31 Produce in Lee County, farmers say they lost about $50,000 worth of squash, ..
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Fla. Panhandle retailers want oil spill tax break

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Panhandle retailers want BP to pay an estimated $25 million for a series of sales tax "holidays" to compensate them for business lost due to the Gu..
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Gunman fires at Fla. school board, kills self

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - An ex-convict calmly held a school board at gunpoint, complaining about taxes and his wife being fired before shooting at close range as the superintendent..
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Cold weather and tourism

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Fort Myers Beach Fla.    This cold spell is not only making us bundle up, but it's leaving our beaches bare.     Our local tourism is taking..
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Nursery owners protect inventory and their business

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-Nursery owners are protecting their inventory after dealing with several days of freezing temperatures.  Danny Yates Nursery in Cape Coral is covering trees a..
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Citrus growers await impact of second below-freezing night

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla. - Florida citrus growers are waiting anxiously to check on the impact of a second consecutive night of below-freezing temperatures.  Any significant damage..
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With cold temperatures arrives busiest time of year for power companies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It was a chilly wakeup call for thousands in Lee County. "I got up and turned the coffee pot on, and it magically got done just as the power went off," Joann Hou..
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Tips from LCEC to conserve energy in cold weather

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LCEC is operating business as usual Wednesday morning. We will have crews on stand-by in the early hours of the morning to address any issues that may occur but we are not expectin..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Roads Repaved

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Call for Action gets action for a woman whose home was surrounded by giant potholes.  She told us that driving over the potholes caused her disabled daugh..
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Brush fire in Alva

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY- WINK crews were at the scene of a brush fire at 18710 River Estates Lane in Alva. Trust WINK News as we will bring the latest details.
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