Floral shop owner arrested for credit card fraud

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHAROTTE COUNTY, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff’s Economic Crimes Unit detectives this afternoon arrested the owner of  Parker’s Florist in Port Charlotte.Rosella ..
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Today is the historical peak of hurricane season

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE-- Today, September 10th,  marks the annual historical peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and Florida emergency management officials are urging residents and vis..
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Florida has never elected female governor, but that could change in November

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla  -  Florida's female candidates for statewide office include mothers, lawyers, a retired Navy Commander and a former bank president.Democrat Alex Sink wa..
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Alert neighbor helps deputies nab burglar

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested Shane Allan Burchell of Grove City, after he was broke into, and was burglarizing a home at on Annapolis Lane,..
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Florida jetBlue flight makes emergency landing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A New York-bound jetBlue flight landed safely at a South Florida airport after the pilot reported smelling smoke in the airplane.JetBlue flight 578 too..
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Florida veterans get help finding a job

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  - Florida's 1.6 million veterans can turn to a new job-hunting site in their search for a job.      Governor Charlie Crist a..
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Police plan funeral service for police dog

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - A funeral service for Fort Myers Police K9 Rosco will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., at McGregor Baptist Church located at 3750 Colonial ..
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Lee schools superintendent in talks regarding Edison State College job

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla -  Doctor Jim Browder, Superintendent of Lee County Public Schools, is being considered for a new job.Dr. Kenneth Walker, longtime President of Edison State Co..
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September 11th anniversary likely to be contentious

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK (AP) - In the past, the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was marked by somber reflection and a call to unity, devoid of politics. No more.This year's commemor..
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Oil drilling moratorium not likely to be extended

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A key U.S. government official said Friday the moratorium on deepwater oil drilling likely won't be extended past Nov. 30, but whether it is cut short will be ..
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Police, bomb squad surround Cape Coral home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Cape Coral Police have shut down a major grow house operation in the Northeast Cape after officers confiscated 35 fully matured marijuana plants found in the gara..
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Pizza shop owner apologizes to teen over arrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The owner of a Fort Myers pizza shop has apologized to a teen for deciding to press charges after he cut loose a blimp outside his business. 18 year old Jonathan ..
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Gainesville minister cancels burning of Qurans on 9/11

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida imam says that no deal has been reached to move the site of a mosque at the site of ground zero in exchange for a Florida minister to call off pl..
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Teenager facing felony for releasing Little Caesars blimp balloon

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla. - 18 year old Jonathan Fischer says, "I never thought I'd be arrested for cutting an advertising blimp in front of a pizza place." It was rude service at the ..
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Father says Cape Coral soldier tried asking for help in Afghan civilian killings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SEATTLE (AP) - The father of a U.S. soldier serving in Afghanistan tells The Associated Press he tried to warn the Army that troops in his son's unit had killed civilians. By the t..
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Lee County Schools transportation audit released

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News summarized the findings. First, school choice make bus routes longer and increases drivers working overtime. The good news? The district accident rate ..
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Palm Auto Mall ''keeping it local''

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - As Southwest Florida's unemployment rate stays at record highs, one Punta Gorda company has a plan to expand, and they're making sure, only people from our comm..
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McDonald's robbery suspects make first court appearances

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - "I don't agree with any of this. He should be home with us and his family," said Danielle Downer. Leandro Fermin's girlfriend begged a judge to grant her boyfrie..
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Homeowner takes two men to court for stealing fruit from her yard

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NAPLES, Fla. - A Naples woman is up in arms after she says bandits took fruit from an expensive, exotic tree in her yard. But the suspects tell WINK News, the crime doesn't match t..
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Body cooling treatment saves two lives in Charlotte County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Hypothermia, the extreme cooling of the body, sounds like something you'd typically want to avoid. But in some cases, it can save your life. You've ..
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