ONLY ON WINK: Woman seeking changes with DAS after dog is killed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - An Immokalee woman's dog is killed right in front of her by dangerous dogs in the neighborhood, but she says the whole incident could have been avoided. Now, this..
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Golden Apples handed out in Lee County classrooms

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Six Lee County public school teachers were surprised in their classrooms Friday with the prestigious Golden Apple Award.  Each year, the Golde..
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Spring breakers arrested taunting gator

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PANAMA CITY, Fla.- Two college students on spring break have been arrested for taunting and trying to steal the live alligators at a Panama City restaurant's pond. The Panama City ..
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Local Fundraiser to go World-wide, to help Children of Special Operations Service Members

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

A local fundraiser is going world-wide, to raise more money for children of special operations service members, killed in training or military action.   The goal is to ge..
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Lawmaker wants state-backed insurer's role reduced

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida lawmakers can't stop worrying about the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance company. Sen. Alan Hays of Umatilla said Friday the time has come to get..
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Florida Senate panel limits pension contributions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Senate may be on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott and the House over how much public employees should contribute to their pensions. Scott wan..
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Governor: Child welfare cuts needed to create jobs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

DAVIE, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott defended proposed budget cuts to education and child welfare Friday, saying they were necessary to make good on his plan to create 700,000 jobs in Flo..
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Panel considers Fla. oil spill relief legislation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Legislation designed to help the Florida Panhandle recover from economic damage cause by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill may soon be headed for a floor vote in the ..
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Search for missing man off Boca Grande continues

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY- The Coast Guard and other law-enforcement agencies are searching for a missing man in the waters just offshore from Boca Grande on Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard ..
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Multi-car crash kills 1 in Cape Coral

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- A crash involving nine cars on Veterans Parkway at Country Club Blvd. in Cape Coral left one man dead Friday morning. A green Jeep Cherokee was traveling westbou..
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8.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

   TOKYO (AP) - The largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history has slammed the eastern coast. The 8.9 magnitude jolt then spawned a powerful tsunami, sweeping away bo..
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge to Fort Myers Beach will be closed Saturday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.-- The bridge to Fort Myers Beach will be closed Saturday, March 12th for the Shrimp Festival. The Matanzas Pass Bridge is schedule to close at 9am for the Li..
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Bullying in Southwest Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - President Barack Obama and the First Lady addressed an issue that parents say is getting worse. Thursday, they held a White House summit on bullying, gatheri..
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New bill calls on voters to decide on legalization of medical marijuana

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- It's the latest issue lighting up the Legislature: whether or not voters should decide on the legalization of medical marijuana. Similar bills have already passed in ..
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Teacher pay-tenure bill passed in Florida Senate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A less rigid version of a bill that would begin merit pay for teachers and end tenure for new teachers is on a fast track to passage after it cleared the F..
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Cape police officer and soldier returns home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral Police officer is home from fighting in Afghanistan. Officer Christian Munoz-Luna landed late Thursday afternoon to a big homecoming celebration. Abo..
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Punta Gorda Police train for live-fire situations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA- It's every police officers worst nightmare: Walking into a situation where shots are fired. That's exactly what officers at the Punta Gorda Police Department face..
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Punta Gorda Police train for live-fire situations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA- It's every police officers worst nightmare: Walking into a situation where shots are fired. That's exactly what officers at the Punta Gorda Police Department face..
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Female bodybuilder arrested in prostitution sting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

BONITA SPRINGS, FL-Deputies arrest a female body builder who goes by the name "Miss Sparkle" during a prostitution sting. They say it's part of a continuing effort to crack down on..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Bank keeps earnest money

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A Port Charlotte woman signed a contract to buy a foreclosed home but the bank backed out of the deal. The bank also kept her money. That's when she called f..
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