State: Collier among 36 districts violating state class size rules

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - The Florida Department of Education has released new numbers on class size compliance across the state.Lee and Charlotte Counties perfectly fall in line with the sta..
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Red Dot program goes online

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

PUNTA GORDA, Fla - A life saving program in Charlotte County is getting an upgrade. The County's Red Dot program is now on-line. Fire responders will now be able to view a medical ..
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Attempted abduction in Golden Gate Estates

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Boland

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted abduction attempt in Golden Gate Estates. It happened just after 6:00 pm Tu..
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Looking for work? How about a career in teaching?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Interested in becoming a middle school teacher? The State of Florida predicts it will need to hire more than 3,000 middle school teachers in the next several year..
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Wedding rings stolen from couple married 57 years

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

San Carlos Park- A couple married for more than 50-years has lost priceless treasures in a home burglary.They tell WINK news, it all happened in the middle of the day. 88-Year old ..
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Deputy tases his family, daughter's boyfriend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEE COUNTY, FL- Lee County fires a corrections officer after he admits to using his taser on his family, while he was off the clock. 39 Year old Gene Ulbrich has been working in co..
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Structure fire in S. Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WINK crews were on the scene of a structure fire in the neighborhood of Sail Harbor Complex in South Fort Myers around 4pm. A security guard saw smoke coming from the windows of a ..
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Long-term Unemployed Scramble for Money, after Extended Benefits End

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Nov. 30  amounts to an unwelcome landmark for thousands of southwest Floridians,  and about 2-million Americans in all.    Their extended jobless benefits ..
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Elderly abuse allegations under investigation at Cape facility

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Cape Coral Police are investigating abuse allegations at an elderly care facility. Several people have come forward to claim their family members were assaulted a..
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Cracker Barrell to offer electric vehicle chargers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - Cracker Barrel, modeled to represent a slower time of rocking chairs on old wooden porches, will soon feature a very modern technology - electric vehicle char..
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500 year old canoe found near Tallhassee

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An American Indian dugout canoe believed to be 500 to 800 years old has been recovered from the muck of a lake bed south of Tallahassee.State archeologists..
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Health care costs expected to rise next year, costs passed onto workers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida's health care costs are expected to increase just over 6 percent next year and many employers say they plan to pass that cost on to their workers.The O..
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Home prices falling faster in metro areas

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK (AP) - Home prices are falling faster in the nation's largest cities, and a record number of foreclosures are expected to push prices down further through next year.The St..
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Man arrested, accused of shooting protected bear

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - A Collier County man is arrested and facing charges in the death of a bear.25 year old Ryan Toranzo of Golden Gate Estates is accused of shooting the bear and..
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Investigators: DNA links man to sexual assault of 12 year old girl

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies Monday arrested Jayson Rick Piquette, 20, Punta Gorda, in connection with having sex with a 12 year old girl last..
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Officials warn: Destructive wildfire season ahead

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida survived the hurricane season unscathed but now faces another threat from Mother Nature:  wildfires.State officials marked the end of the hurr..
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Detectives investigating first ever homicide in Celebration

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CELEBRATION, Fla. (AP) - Osceola County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a homicide in Celebration - the first-ever in the young community.Investigators say a neighbor checki..
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Atlantic hurricane season ends

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - A busy Atlantic hurricane season ends Tuesday and the U.S. has been spared any major storms for a fifth straightyear. In all, 19 named storms formed in the Atlan..
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Day two of the Scott Huss murder trial

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – It is day two of the Scott Huss murder trail, and today prosecutors are focusing on what happened after Yana Huss' death. Scott Huss is accused of slashin..
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New travel survey reveals which airline is best

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Thanksgiving travel may be over, but the holiday travel hustle has only just begun. Before you choose an airline for your Christmas flight to grandma's house, yo..
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