Oil prices surge 6 percent as Libya protests mount

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW YORK- Oil prices soared to the highest level in more than two years as Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi urged his supporters to attack protesters who are violently challenging his..
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Fla. bill would ban doctors from asking about guns

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE - A bill that would prohibit doctors from asking patients if they own guns or denying treatment if patients refuse to answer questions about gun ownership earned its fi..
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2 north Fla. teens killed when boat strikes tree

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIDDLEBURG- Two teens were killed when the boat they were riding in struck a tree on the north bank of Black Creek in north Florida. Authorities say the 17- and 15-year-olds were i..
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Gateway bomb suspect is in custody

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY- A Fort Myers man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in bombing a Gateway home last week. Philip Suenkel, 19, of Fort Myers has been charged with one count of..
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Head of agency for people with disabilities quits

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE- Gov. Rick Scott's pick to head the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities has resigned amid questions about sexual activities at a group home overseen by the age..
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Enrollment on the rise at Fla. public universities

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Enrollment in Florida's 11 public universities grew by another 3 percent in the fall of 2010, and overall SAT and ACT admission scores increased as well. Data r..
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Scott sticks with plan to kill Fla. drug tracking

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has rejected appeals from out-of-state politicians to drop his opposition to a prescription drug tracking system. Scott on Tuesday stuck with ..
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Fla. girl home alone helps nab burglary suspects

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

HIALEAH, Fla.- Two would-be burglars got more than they bargained for when they broke into what they thought was an unoccupied home on President's Day. Authorities say 12-year-old ..
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WINK news investigation: Government protects you from getting ripped off

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

MIAMI, Fla. - There are scam artists out there trying to take you for thousands of dollars. But thanks to one government agency, you'll never know.  The U.S. Postal Inspection..
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Tampa mom makes son wear sign announcing 1.22 GPA

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TAMPA - A Tampa mother is defending her decision to stick her teenage son on a street corner with a sign that said, among other things, "GPA 1.22 ... honk if I need education." Ron..
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Multi-car crash ties up traffic on SR 80

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Traffic was tied-up for more than an hour Tuesday morning because of a multiple car pile-up along Palm Beach Blvd. in Lee County. WINK crews on the scene counted..
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Last Hurrah for City of Palms Park; Future Uncertain

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

The Boston Red Sox held a public open house to begin their final season of spring training at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers.  The stadium, only 18 years old and not paid fo..
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Couple's luck goes from bad to worse

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

San Carlos Park, Fl - It was supposed to be a new beginning for Ryan Bower's and his family. Bower's says his home in New York burned to the ground. So he gathered his family and m..
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Rep. Mack hopes lawmakers can avoid shutdown

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Congressman Connie Mack says Democrats need to stop saying "no, no, no" and help reach a compromise on spending cuts. The Representative from Florida's 14th Cong..
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Road Closure: Chamberlin Parkway in Lee Co. closed to traffic

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- As part of the widening of Daniels Parkway, Chamberlin Parkway in Lee County is closed. The closure began Monday, February 21, 2011 and is expected to be in..
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Traffic Alert: I-75 lane closure in Charlotte Co.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-- A southbound lane along I-75 in Charlotte County will be closed beginning Tuesday night to clean up an oil spill. Crews will begin excavation of the contamin..
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Three Naples companies honored as FL Companies to Watch

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

  NAPLES, Fla. -   It's been tough for businesses struggling through the recession, but three Naples companies have plenty to celebrate. They've been honored, amo..
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Lee County woman's foreclosure fight targets banks, courts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - An Estero woman is battling both the banks and the courts as she fights to save her home from foreclosure.Linda Bassett started collecting evidence after foreclo..
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Southwest Florida athlete takes bronze medal at U.S. Open Championship

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - A Lee County high school student is celebrating a top showing at a national taekwondo tournament in Texas.Chris Kreis won a bronze medal in sparring in the 14-17 ..
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DCF promises review after girl's death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Documents show a Miami man who is accused of putting a toxic chemical on his 10-year-old twins faced a sexual abuse allegation in 2005. According to re..
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