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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Crops are holding up as temps go down

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla - Early estimates show no significant damage from Monday night's cold weather.In Desoto County temperatures dropped to 28 degrees. Remarkably, no frost formed on..
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Florida has less money than expected

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State economists are updating Florida's general revenue estimate, and the outlook is not promising.Preliminary figures Tuesday show the new estimate could ..
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U.S. Marshalls arrest two featured on 'America's Most Wanted'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Marshals arrested a man and a woman featured on America's Most Wanted after a nearly two-year-long manhunt.Officials say Emma Hope Grant and Derrick Paul Ho..
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Lauren Casey's frigid weather forecast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

A frigid, record-breaking cold start to the day and round #2 begins tonight! Wind chills won't have such an impact with a nearly calm wind overnight, but frost is likely.  M..
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Two year freeze in rates for FPL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Public Service Commission has approved a two-year freeze in base rates for Florida Power & Light Co., the state's biggest electric utility.The comm..
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This morning: 10 thousand LCEC customers without power

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY -- It has been one of coldest mornings in Southwest Florida so far and for 10 thousand LCEC customers, they spend their morning without power.
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Home heating safety tips

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- You've probably already turned on your heater or space heater to battle the blast of arctic air moving through Southwest Florida. They may warm you up, but they ..
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