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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Teen accused of shooting parents may have mental illness

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - New details emerging that a boy accused of shooting his parents to death in Collier County may have mental health issues. Fourteen year old Alex Crain appear..
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ONLY ON WINK: Credit card burglar caught on cameras

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Surveillance cameras catch a thief walking out of a Wal-Mart after spending hundreds on stolen credits. Investigators say the man has the same routene with each ..
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Florida's citrus crop estimate increases

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- A report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Florida's orange crop estimate has increased by 4 million boxes to 142 million boxes. The report ..
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Man arrested for dealing crack cocaine near Port Charlotte High School

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives arrested Devontino “Teno” Brown, 23, of Port Charlotte on Thursday. Detectives waited in th..
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Water Warning for South Floridians: Conserve Now or Face Mandatory Restrictions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Water managers have a warning for everyone in south Florida:   Cut back on water use now, or face mandatory restrictions later this spring.    The governin..
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Buckingham woman claims a tornado struck her house

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY- Throughout our viewing are, we've had heavy rain, strong winds, thunder and lightning. This morning's storms left quite an impression, especially one in Buckingham. A h..
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Disney World to end Grad Nite after this year

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla.- Walt Disney World is ending its annual Grad Nite festivities for high school seniors after this year because of concerns about scheduling and handling extra spring a..
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Florida's January unemployment at 11.9 percent

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida's unemployment improved slightly in January, nudging down one-tenth of a percentage point to 11.9 percent - nearly three percentage points above the nati..
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Teacher pay-tenure bill passed in Florida Senate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- A new version of a teacher merit pay and tenure bill that was vetoed last year after statewide protests is on a fast track to passage in 2011. The Florida Senate..
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Wishmaker's ball grants wishes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida invites you to attend the Wishmaker's Ball on March 18, 2011 at the Club at The Strand of Naples.  The fifth annual..
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Spring boat show drops anchor at Lee Civic Center

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The 22nd Annual Fort Myers Spring Boat Show runs Thursday, March 10th through Sunday, March 13th at the Lee Civic Center. One of three shows produced annually by..
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Calusa Heritage Day

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Pineland Fla.     We're Kickin' with Kyle.    And if you  ever wonder what southwest florida was like hundreds of years ago,  the..
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Charlotte County firefighters battle several brush fires

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Smoke filled the sky Wednesday afternoon as several brush fires burned in Charlotte County. One, near Chamberlain Blvd in North Port, was just shy of 5 acr..
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Robb & Stucky employees speak out

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.- UPDATE: The liquidation of Robb and Stucky will not occur today.  Only WINK News was invited inside the Robb & Stucky Headquarters today. The long time F..
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Proposed changes to personal watercrafts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla - Jan Royland says without a doubt his 14 year old son has no business operation a personal watercraft. Royland and his family are on vacation from Norway and..
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Collier County Commissioners scale back million-dollar bathroom plan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Some Naples residents oppose plans for a million dollar bathroom facility on Vanderbilt Beach. While the current restroom is almost 20 years old, some argue t..
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Cape Police crack down on insurance fraud

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL- Cape Coral Police are teaming up with insurance companies to crack down on fraud. Wednesday police units hit the streets looking for people who have expired or fake aut..
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