Human head found in Broward Co. canal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's officials say a human head was found on the bank of a canal in South Florida.      The Broward County Sheriff's office s..
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TECO: Gas service restored to 1,000 customers, businesses first priority

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - TECO and Peoples Gas crews have now restored natural gas service to more than 1,000 customers in Southwest Florida.6,000 homes and 1,200 businesses in Lee and Co..
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Hotels reporting thousands of dollars in losses due to gas outage

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Gas is still cut off to hundreds of businesses in Lee and Collier County. Many restaurants and hotels are weathering thousands of dollars worth of lost revenue in..
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Natural gas slowly restored to SWFL customers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Crews from Peoples Gas and Tampa Electric have restored natural gas service to 80 businesses, as well as some residential customers affected by a gas line break ..
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Thousands of unused prescription drugs collected in Lee County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County deputies collected more than 57,000 pills during a special drug collection effort Saturday."Operation Medicine Cabinet" gave the public a chance to tu..
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Threats called into Lee County bingo halls

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Deputies are investigating threats called into two Lee County bingo halls just minutes apart on Friday night.The first threat was called into Pondella Bingo in N..
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Five DUI arrests at Lee County checkpoint

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County sheriff's deputies arrested five people for DUI during a sobriety checkpoint on Friday.Deputies stopped more than 600 vehicles at the checkpoint at US..
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Caterers get creative to cook without gas for dozens of events

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A wedding, a party, a big event. Just because the gas is out doesn't mean these events stop. Caterers all over Lee and Collier County are scrambling to impro..
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Some businesses still with gas service experiencing boost

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - It's one of the busiest weekends at Fort Myers Beach with the Sand Sculpting Festival, and businesses are doing their best to adapt to the circumstances wi..
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Lee County businesses suffering in the aftermath of gas explosion

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Businesses up and down U.S. 41 are shutdown because they simply can't function without gas to power up. State health inspectors checked in at establishments choos..
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Posen Construction paid more than $100,000 for violations in the past 5 years

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - According to public records, The Dept. of Labor's Occupational & Safety Health Administration - or OSHA - has inspected Posen Construction on nearly two doze..
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FIRST ON WINK: Man arrested in connection with Alva woman who molested her own children

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ALVA, Fla. - Steven Demink, 41, of Redford, Michigan was indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on Wednesday on 13 counts related to the Sexual Exploitation of Children. This ..
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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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