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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Chad Moreland's family talks for the first time

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Twenty seven year-old Chad Moreland could face the death penalty if he's convicted in the murder of convenience store clerk Jerry Rabon. The Eagle Scout and Sherr..
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From Tallahassee to Key West, Florida feels the cold

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - For as cold as it feels in Southwest Florida, it's worse in other parts of the state.  The National Weather Service predicts the potential for record-s..
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Lee asks More Time to Decide Buy-out of Huether Property

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Charlie Huether will not get his 8.9-million dollars, at least not yet.  Lee County wants more time to study the claims he is making before possibly making a settlement with t..
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Back-to-back cold nights make landscaping vulnerable to damage

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Back-to-back chilly nights make landscaping particularly vulnerable to the cold, but some simple steps can go a long way in protecting your plants. The best way t..
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Most crops survive the bitter temps

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Southwest Florida farmers are considering themselves and their crops lucky after what some are calling the earliest area freeze ever. Collier county farmers..
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Official: Gunman killed at Fla. school meeting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - School officials say a gunman who opened fire during a Florida Panhandle school board was fatally shot by the district's safety manager. District spokeswom..
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Three state water fight takes new turn

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Gov.-elect Nathan Deal said his state budget proposal will contain borrowing for new reservoirs as Georgia tries to resolve a long-standing three-state water dis..
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New water restrictions for strawberry growers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - An agency that regulates water use has approved pumping restrictions on strawberry growers who spray millions of gallons of water on their fields during co..
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Tips from LCEC and FPL on how to save money on your electric bill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NORTH FORT MYERS, FL– While the temperatures are dipping in Southwest Florida, residents are turning on the heat. Here are a few tips from LCEC to help manage electric bills ..
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