School faces court hearing after banning Bibles on Religious Freedom Day

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Tuesday Liberty Counsel will meet the Collier County, Florida, School Board in the Fort Myers federal courthouse. This lawsuit challenges the board's recent ban ..
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Gulf residents struggle in aftermath of oil spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The oil has stopped flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, but many of the people hit hardest by the huge spill are struggling as badly as ever. Large charities provid..
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Tropical Storm Danielle grows to Hurricane

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Danielle has formed far from land in the Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), and it's expected to strengthen in the next couple of day..
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Hundreds of kids not allowed back to school because of immunizations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A number of kids weren't allowed back to school Monday because they didn't have the proper immunizations to attend class. The Lee County Health Department was pa..
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Injunction denied for Everglades/US Sugar deal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A federal judge has denied the request by the Miccosukee Indians to stop the state from purchasing agricultural land in the Everglades. Judge Federico Moreno ruled Mon..
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Man accused of vehicular homicide has charges dropped

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The State Attorney's Office has decided to drop all charges against Ralph Loosman. 21-year-old Looseman faced manslaughter charges in Alex Teehee's death. ..
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Fort Myers man busted in the middle of break-in

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A burglary suspect confessed to a handful of other crimes after being busted in the act. 28-year-old Christopher Carlisle is in jail. Fort Myers police officers ..
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Military announces Marine death in Afghanistan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - Military officials say a North Carolina-based Marine has been killed in combat in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced on Monday that 19-year-..
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Federal, Fla. officials to review Medicaid pilot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - The federal agency that is overseeing Florida's controversial Medicaid pilot program says it will work with the state to review the program. In 2005, Florida's Agency ..
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Accidental shooting kills East Naples woman

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

EAST NAPLES, Fla. - A 39-year-old woman was found dead inside her East Naples residence Sunday in what appears at this time to be an accidental shooting. Kelly A. Rowles was discov..
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Businesses trashed in Cape Coral

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Vandals trashed several businesses at a Cape Coral strip mall. It happened on Del Prado Boulevard South. Over the weekend, vandals spray painted the wall back of..
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Bad weather caused Cape officer to crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Police believe bad weather is to blame for a crash involving a Cape Coral police officer Monday morning. It happened around 7:00 on Del Prado Boulevard South, so..
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Clewiston woman charged with murder after running over 'wrong' man

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. - A Clewiston woman has now been charged with second degree murder after police say she ran over a man she thought was her accused rapist, but deputies say Ambe..
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Early voting numbers released in SWFL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WINK News tallies early voting totals. In total, 26,889 people voted early in SWFL. 56,934 voted via absentee ballots. Lee County: Early Voting - 13,360 Absentee - 24,296 (41,973 s..
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Tiger Woods, wife officially divorced

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods and his wife are officially divorced. The lawyers for Woods and Elin Nordegren say in a statement that the divorce became official Monday in Ba..
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Plea hearing set for defendant in $880M fraud case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A Florida man accused of running a $880 million Ponzi scheme may have reached a deal with federal prosecutors. Nevin Shapiro is due in court Sept. 15 for a plea..
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Coast Guard responding to barge aground on Gasparilla Island

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Coast Guard is responding to a barge that ran aground on the southern tip of Gasparilla Island at about 11:30 a.m., Monday. The 25-foot tug Renee, owned by A..
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Hearings into cause of oil spill begin in Houston

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HOUSTON (AP) - The official in charge of identifying and dealing with risks of BP's offshore Gulf marine operations today acknowledged he rarely had contact with a key manager at t..
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UF student's hand severed in accident

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A University of Florida student had her left hand severed over the weekend in an accident involving a horse. Authorities say the student was sitting in a vehicle..
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Crist expected to get Fla. PSC nominees this week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist is expected this week to receive a slate of seven finalists to replace two incumbent utility regulators spurned by a nominating panel. C..
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