Charlotte County woman arrested for attempting to escape jail, injuring deputy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested an inmate for attempting to escape from the Charlotte County Jail Thursday around 4:30 p.m. Jourdan Nicole M..
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Lawsuit claims Citizens wrongly awarded contracts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A class-action lawsuit contends that Citizens Property Insurance Corp. improperly awarded dozens of no-bid contracts worth more than $49 million. The lawsu..
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Spanish-language media campaigns to get out vote

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Spanish-language media is revving up massive get-out-the-vote campaigns to ensure the nation's Hispanics wield their power at the polls. The move comes as a Republican..
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McCollum: no appeal to keep Fla. gay adoption ban

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's attorney general has decided against appealing a court ruling that overturned the state's gay adoption ban. Attorney General Bill McCollum waited until Frida..
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Lee Co. MPO shuts down Colonial flyover project

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A controversial road construction project is dead, for now. The Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization decided Friday not to move forward with the Colonia..
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Florida investigating 5 for-profit colleges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is investigating five private, for-profit colleges to determine if they engaged in unfair practices and misled students about financial aid. Ryan W..
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Diabetes cases in U.S. expected to soar

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA (AP) - A new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says as many as 1 in 3 adults in the United States could have diabetes by 2050.That would be a sharp..
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Suspicious package ends up being kittens

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COCOA, Fla. (AP) - A suspicious package at a central Florida Social Security office turned out to be a box with two kittens.Authorities say the box was found early Friday on the fr..
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Another area of Gulf opened to fishing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Another area of the Gulf of Mexico has been reopened to commercial and recreational fishing after tests found seafood in the area to have no oil contaminatio..
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All lanes open after vehicle fire on I-75 SB at MM 167

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office received a call at 11:01 a.m. of a fully engulfed vehicle on fire on I-75 southbound on the bridge (MM 167) over the ..
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Charlotte County man arrested for having sex with helpless minor at party

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested an Englewood East man on sex charges involving a 15 year old girl. DNA was responsib..
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Off the Hook Comedy Club presents...

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. - WINK News had two comedians in the studio Friday morning. Adam Hunter and Jay Davis both headliners are performing this weekend together at Off  the Ho..
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US dismisses UBS criminal tax case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - U.S. prosecutors have dismissed the criminal tax evasion case against Swiss bank UBS AG, effectively taking the bank off probation after it paid a huge fine and agreed..
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Fla. pastor to pick up car for canceled Quran burn

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The Florida pastor who canceled plans to burn a Quran is coming to New Jersey to pick up a new car. Car dealer Brad Benson made the offer to Terry Jone..
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Fla. company hired to study Miss. port expansion

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Florida contractor has been hired to complete an environmental-impact statement on a Mississippi port's plans to expand and elevate to the south. The state..
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TS Richard is moving erratically in the Caribbean

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Richard has been moving erratically in the Caribbean but is expected to begin moving slowly west. Richard's maximum sustained winds Frid..
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Autopsy planned for body found off Florida coast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The body of a man wearing a black wet suit found 12 miles off Florida's Atlantic coast may be a kayaker reported missing a week ago. A fisherman discove..
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April trial for man accused of killing 2 Chileans

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting two Chilean students in the Florida Panhandle is scheduled to stand trial in April. Dannie Baker is being held at th..
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Audit faults Broward schools for '05 storm claims

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Auditors say Broward County school officials can't prove they properly spent $15 million in federal disaster aid for 2005 hurricane cleanup. According ..
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Florida man accused of choking his puppy to death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is accused of choking his puppy to death. Shane Michael Thompson of Boca Raton was charged Wednesday with animal cruelty. The Palm Beach Count..
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