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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Middle-schoolers avoid jail in rape of classmate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The two alleged ringleaders in the locker room sexual assault of a Tampa-area middle-school student are going to spend the next five years on adult probation. Pr..
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Fenway Park scoreboard coming to new Fort Myers stadium

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers architect Jeff Mudgett told WINK News he thinks the old Fenway Park scoreboard will be brought into the new Boston Red Sox spring training stadi..
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Strengthening La Nina could mean more hurricanes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The La Nina climate phenomenon is strengthening, increasing the likelihood an active hurricane season could get even busier. The update from the National Oceanic ..
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Punta Gorda man arrested for masturbating over sleeping neighbor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Punta Gorda Police announces the arrest of Richard Albert Roy, 38, Punta Gorda, on charges of occupied burglary, exposure of sexual organs, and voyeurism. Detec..
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Highway deaths fall to lowest level since 1950

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Traffic deaths have plummeted across the United States to levels not seen in more than a half century, spurred by technology, more safety-conscious drivers and to..
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President calls for minister to cancel Koran burning

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is exhorting a Florida minister to "listen to those better angels" and call off his plan to engage in a Quran-burning protest this weekend...
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