WINK News is with TECO as they try to restore gas to customers; it may take a week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Around 2 p.m. Thursday, November 11, a heavy-equipment contractor damaged an eight-inch natural gas line in Ft. Myers, causing a major break in the southwest Flo..
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Collier County businesses improvising after gas line break

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Restaurants, healthcare facilities and hotels are all being affected by the gas line break. AZN Restaurant at the Mercato in North Naples is offering a gas-f..
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'Bandit' Midpoint Madness 5k winner disqualified

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The seven-year winner of the annual Veteran's Day Midpoint Madness 5k, John Biffar, came in second... but Biffar is the official winner again. Here's why: t..
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Markers near gas line moved before explosion; Who is to blame?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Gas restoration order is listed below. Officials caution customers to utilize only trained authorized personnel to work with natural gas transmission lines, mete..
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Hero neighbor helps catch burglar

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Carribean Boulevard was anything but paradise on Thursday. "That's pretty scary. That's really scary," said Donna Bunn. Bunn say her quiet street in Fort Myers S..
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Charlotte man arrested for stealing copper from Habitat for Humanity home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Harbour Heights man this morning shortly after he stole copper from an air conditioning system in and ..
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Man gets 22 years for trying to hire hit man

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Lakeworth man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend. A Palm Beach County judge sentenced 32..
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Find out what businesses are open/closed after gas explosion

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - With thousands of business closed or offering shortened meals, you may want to know who is up and running... and with what. Click here to get all the information..
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Rays release spring training schedule

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Clayton Ferraro

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays have released their 2011 spring training schedule.  The Rays will host the Red Sox and Yankees twice each.  The Rays will also..
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Thurman quits as Florida Democratic Party leader

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Karen Thurman is quitting as Florida Democratic Party chairwoman. The former congresswoman and state lawmaker announced her retirement Friday, just 10 days..
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Man sentenced to life for football player's death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 19-year-old convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a rising Pahokee football player has been sentenced to life in prison. A West Palm Beach..
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State seeks doctors to monitor pain clinics

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's new program to inspect pain-management clinics will pay doctors $100 an hour to visit those centers and review patient records. Health News Flori..
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Scott asks EPA to delay Fla. water pollution rules

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's incoming governor and other newly elected Republican officials have joined a chorus of politicians and others urging the Environmental Protection..
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Second Lehigh Middle School student arrested for having gun at school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEHIGH ACRS, Fla. - A second Lehigh Middle School student has been arrested and is facing multiple charges in connection with a case where a gun was found in a students back pack o..
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Local teacher named music educator of the year

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Music Educators Association has named Gretchen Wahlberg as the 2011 FMEA Music Educator of the Year. Gretchen Wahlberg is a member of the staff at Ve..
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Sand sculpting championship at the beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Competitors at the 24th Annual American Sand Sculpting championships are hard at work trying to make beautiful works of art along our beaches. 16 comp..
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Suspected felon found after allegedly stealing knife in Charlotte County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy arrested Nickolas Edward Scharmberg, 19, of Port Charlotte, after a BOLO was issued for his arrest. Scharmberg was arre..
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Man burned in explosion in critical condition; Gas outages may last another week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News is reporting breaking developments in the huge gas explosion that left a man in critical condition and closed Colonial Boulevard for hours Thursday. It..
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Help raise money for lung cancer research

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in Florida and this weekend you have a chance to put on your walking shoes and help raise money for cancer research. To talk ..
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'Operation Medicine Cabinet' this weekend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It's time to gather up all of your unused or expired medication. The Lee County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Florida Crime Prevention Association for "Ope..
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