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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Unwanted Distinction: Hendry Co. ranks among worst in economic stress

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. - A new index of economic stress finds that Hendry County in Southwest Florida, ranks among the worst in America. The index, compiled by the Associated Pre..
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Punta Gorda Police make arrest in late night robbery of elderly man

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - At approximately 2:00 a.m. on August 29, 2010, Punta Gorda Police responded to the IHOP restaurant, located at 1501 Tamiami Trail in reference to a report of a ..
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Police warn residents to be aware of electric bill payment scam

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral Police are warning residents to be aware of a scam involving an offer to help with electric bill payments. On September 8, a citizen contacted Cape Po..
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Beach at Cape Coral Yacht Club safe to swim in again

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - On August 25, 2010, we issued a health advisory for Cape Coral Yacht Club Beach because tests indicated that the beach water quality did not meet the criteria fo..
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Preacher convicted of trying to hire hit man dies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A former conservative preacher convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill his lover's husband has died in Florida. George Crossley collapsed Wednesday at t..
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Lee County libraries close due to furloughs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - People in Lee County hoping to hit the library were met with locked doors and locked drop boxes! All Lee County library branches were closed due to a county-wide..
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Travel alert issued in response to planned burning of Quran

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON - The State Department has now issued a travel alert to warn US citizens of the potential for anti-American demonstrations in many countries in response to the planned b..
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