Port Charlotte man arrested for burglary thanks to description by victim and and neighbor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE  COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man who was knocking on doors to see if anyone was home, then burglarizing them. Arreste..
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Florida fails at helping smokers quit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- A report released Thursday by the American Lung Association gives Florida an "F" for its efforts to prevent smoking and help current smokers quit. The State of T..
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Police: Officer wounded during Miami shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say a Miami-Dade police officer was wounded in a shooting and transported to a local hospital. Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Cmdr. Nancy Perez says she doe..
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Reported Plane Crash Was Crop Duster Making Rounds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Chandler Friedman

Firefighters scrambled to a reported plane crash in Alva around 11am this morning, only to find the plane still flying overhead. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a witness saw ..
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Cape Coral Police arrest two suspects from weekend armed robbery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL- Cape Coral Police Detectives have arrested two suspects from an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday January 16th. On that date, the victim called an acquaintance to p..
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How the Harry Chapin Food Bank turns every donated $1 into $6 worth of food

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla- Many of you have called and e-mailed us about how the Harry Chapin Food Bank can turn every donated dollar into six dollars worth of food. With the WINK News Feed ..
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Police officer accused of taking seized marijuana

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - A Winter Haven police officer is accused of pilfering a "marijuana bud" following the department's seizure of marijuana plants from a home. Authorities sa..
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Child dies after being run over by her mother

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

HOLT, Fla. (AP) - A 4-year-old girl was killed when her mother backed over her near the River's Edge RV Campground in Okaloosa County. The Florida Highway Patrol says Sally Melissa..
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School bookkeeper accused of grand theft

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

GREENACRES, Fla. (AP) - An elementary school bookkeeper is accused of taking more than $13,000 from the school's safe. Police arrested 36-year-old Kim Griffin of Lake Worth Tuesday..
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WINK NEWS Feeds Families Walk

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Ft. Myers, Fla.-Help stomp out hunger at the 3rd Annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk. It's happening Saturday, January 22 at Miromar Outlets. Just follow the signs from the..
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Ft. Myers RV show rolls into town

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Entering a new decade of traveling adventure and outdoor family fun, the Fort Myers Recreation Vehicle Show motors into the new year at the Lee Civic Center this J..
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Miami officer shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez says a second officer has died at a hospital being a shooting in Miami. Another officer had died at the scene in the Thursday shooting ..
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New programs addressing need for nurses in SWFL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Nursing jobs remain in high demand across the nation and in Southwest Florida.The Florida Center for Nursing expects a steady increase in the need for nurses ove..
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Girl wakes up to burglar in home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

SAN CARLOS PARK, FL- A girl home sick from school gets a terrifying visit from a burglar!   Julina Delorenzo says she woke up yesterday morning after hearing noises in he..
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Religion OK to have in Collier schools today

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Religious groups got a chance to represent themselves inside Collier County high schools Wednesday. It's the first year the district is allowing this for Rel..
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Home burglaries have Cape community on edge

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL- A series of home break-ins has one Cape Coral community on alert. In the past few days several homes near Orchid Boulevard have been burglarized. Sandwiched in this nei..
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Haridopolos says billions in cuts are priority

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's new Senate president says he'd like to cut taxes in addition to slashing more than $3 billion from the state budget. Republican Mike Haridopolos ..
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Teachers Grading Parents? One Lawmaker says it's a Great Idea

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

A bill introduced in the Florida House of Representatives would require some public school teachers to grade parents.    The teachers would send home 'report cards' ..
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After 30 years, Coast Guard volunteer 'retires'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - A woman who has volunteered to work dispatch for the Coast Guard will be stepping down from her station after 30 years and 170,000 hours. Betty Riddle bega..
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Sheriff Mike Scott's daughter decked; man on trial today

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 21 year-old man is on trial for punching a woman during a haunted house event at Florida Gulf Coast University. Prosecutors say Jerome Joseph ended up decking L..
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