Bear spotted sitting in the trees near apartments

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Garbage bins outside an Orlando apartment complex may have been what attracted a black bear to climb a tree nearby. The bear was spotted early Thursday morning..
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Shark sighting clears beach swimmers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A shark sighting sent Cocoa Beach swimmers ashore. The shark was spotted Thursday afternoon by Brevard County Ocean Rescue staff. Lifeguards had to order a..
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Tropical Storm Colin lives another day

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Colin is moving slowly over the Atlantic on a course for Bermuda.Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say the center of the storm is located Fri..
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Florida faces harm from Obama health care reform

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Twenty states and the nation's most influential small business lobby said Friday a federal court in Florida must hear their challenge to President Barack Oba..
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Schools get their report cards, many questioning results

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Fewer of Florida's elementary and middle schools have received top grades this year.  They are down from a record year in 2009. The grades came out Friday -..
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Charlotte County detectives raid home, arrest 6 on drug charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, assisted by the Street Crimes Unit, raided a Tee & Green Estates home this morning at 6:30 a.m., a..
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Water main break in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Crews are working on a water main break in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn located between the Winkler Avenue extension and Colonial Boulevard in Fo..
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3 people shot in North Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Three people were shot in North Fort Myers Thursday night.The trio were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment. One victim was a female and the other..
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Bonita Springs priest fathers child

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A Bonita Springs Priest is under investigation for fathering a child. The Diocese of Venice told WINK a Bishop went to St. Leo Catholic Church and told the p..
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Chinese drywall insurance headaches

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Families with Chinese drywall that had their insurance dropped, are having a tough time finding coverage elsewhere. One Cape Coral family tells WINK news they we..
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Mentally handicapped girl says she was forced to perform sex acts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A mentally handicapped woman tells WINK News she was forced to perform sex acts on at least nine men. Tonight, one of them is in jail. "They threaten me...te..
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WINK News at McCollum/Scott debate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Republican candidates for governor Bill McCollum and Rick Scott are meeting for what likely will be their last face-to-face debate before the Aug. 24 primary. Th..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK gets house back after Bank of America mishap

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - WINK News Call for Action saves a Cape Coral woman's home after a bank screw-up caused her house to get auctioned off!Call for Action uncovered two families in C..
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Historic golf course looks for city funding to stay open

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The greens are lush, and the grounds, manicured...but one thing at Fort Myers Country Club is missing- the golfers. "I don't understand it. Why aren't more peopl..
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Heat wave bakes the Nation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous heat wave baked a large strip of the nation, from Texas to New York on Thursday, forcing football players to move practice sessions into the..
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Medicare looking good in coming years

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare is in better shape because of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul, and the hospital fund for elderly Americans will stay afloat a doze..
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School grades released tomorrow

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - State school grades will be released on Friday. These grades, partially based on FCAT scores determines how much extra state funding the public schools will rec..
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Charlotte County firefighter arrested for assault

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A Charlotte County Firefighter is arrested for assault and we're learning, the altercation started over a scratched car.Gerhard Klemme is 80 years old, no ..
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Crashes on I-75 bring traffic to a stop

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - There were two crashes on I-75 at mile marker 142. The crashes were on a bridge and traffic was moving slowly. Things were back to normal around 5:00 pm. Deputie..
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Fort Myers man accused of shooting infant is arrested

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The man accused of shooting a 1-year-old baby is now behind bars. Felipe Escalante was formally arrested after being released from the hospital. 19-year-old..
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