Jeb Bush headlines Orlando GOP rally

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ORLANDO (AP) - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush rallied the Republican faithful during a rally attended by several GOP candidates.      At a rally Saturday..
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Officials: Panther attacks 4 calves near Naples

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials are trying to capture an endangered Florida panther that has attacked at least four calves at a ranch near Naples.     &n..
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Tomas becomes Atlantic season's 12th hurricane

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MIAMI (AP) - Tomas has strengthened to become the Atlantic season's 12th hurricane, and it is expected to get even stronger as it heads near the islands of St. Lucia and St. Vincen..
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Repairs delay Discovery's final launch another day

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery's final launch is now off until Wednesday.      NASA on Saturday delayed liftoff an extra day because o..
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Local Jewish communities on alert

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Multiple terror attacks aimed at the U.S. were foiled Friday. Two explosive packages shipped on cargo planes were intercepted before reaching their final d..
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Scientists talk oil and Naples coastline

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - The oil is gone, but could Southwest Florida still see devastating impacts from that spill? Friday evening, residents, business owners, and world renowned scientists..
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Local veterans respond to accusations of dirty conditions at Tampa VA hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Wounded Cape Coral solider Pfc. Corey Kent is now being cared for at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, after his family requested he be moved from a Tampa V.A. Ho..
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Why wait? Black Friday holiday shopping deals start now

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It may be hard to believe, but the holiday shopping season officially started Friday, Oct. 29. Several major retailers offered the first of their so-called ..
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Fort Myers area will lose fire station when staffing is low

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - People living in Fort Myers near Winkler and McGregor Boulevard are concerned. Money has a fire district in that area intermittently shutting down on days staffi..
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Recovered fingerprint leads to arrest in 2008 Cape Coral burglary

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A fingerprint recovered at the scene of a 2008 burglary in Cape Coral has led to the arrest of a suspect in the 2 ½-year-old case. Darryl Joseph Byrd (DOB..
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Golden Gate Estates family wakes up to alligator

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - A Golden Gate Estates family had an early trick-or-treater on Friday morning. A ten foot gator laying down on the front steps. The homeowner in the..
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Only WINK News goes inside jail cell explosion site

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - WINK News gives you the first look inside the jail cell where a massive explosion originated Thursday inside the Lee County Justice Center . A construction crew ..
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Fla. governor candidate Alex Sink rallies Democratic base in South Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Democrat Alex Sink is reaching out to black and Hispanic voters in South Florida as her campaign for Florida governor enters the home stretch. The 62-year-old Si..
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Fla. governor candidate Rick Scott targets base in conservative Panhandle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Republican Rick Scott kicked off the final weekend of campaigning in the Florida governor's race among supporters in the heavily conservative Panhandl..
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Former GOP presidential nominee, Bob Dole, says he's 100 percent behind Crist's US Senate bid

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - At least one prominent Republican is still behind Charlie Crist's Senate bid: Bob Dole. The 1996 Republican nominee for president phoned Crist on his campa..
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Officials detonate suspicious device in South Fla.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PALM SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities detonated a suspicious device found in the back of a man's car in South Florida. Authorities say no one was injured during the detonation. A d..
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Heavy early voting may boost Florida turnout

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials say heavy early and absentee ballot voting may be a sign of a record or near-record turnout for a mid-term election. Department of State ..
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Samir Cabrera moving to Miami for job

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Samir Cabrera is being allowed to move to Miami for a job. The convicted real-estate broker was let out of prison because of legal questions with the law he was ..
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Senator Nelson sends staffer to Tampa VA hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. - WINK News just learned a staff member from Senator Bill Nelson's office visited the Tampa VA Friday. WINK News took the pictures of dirty, moldy rooms directly to Sen..
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Smaller banks may offer fixed-up foreclosures

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - According to real estate statistics released this week, the Ft. Myers-Cape Coral metropolitan area ranks second in the country in foreclosed ..
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