North Fort Myers Fire Dept. taking a hit so they don't have to increase residents taxes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Monday night the North Fort Myers Fire District Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting to discuss the millage rate increase that was slated to be..
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Charlotte County woman arrested for trafficking Oxycodone

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Members of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics unit arrested Kristine M. Baldridge, 30, for Trafficking in Oxycodone at approximately 6:1..
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Commissioners approve taking out bonds to pay for new Red Sox stadium

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County Commissioners approved taking out bonds to pay for construction of a new Red Sox stadium. The new stadium and training facility will be built on 100 a..
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Cameras set up by Fla. authorities enable arrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. (AP) - Surveillance cameras installed in a central Florida home after an unsuccessful robbery helped deputies nab three men who allegedly returned to burglarize..
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Fla. man wanted in porn setup of former priest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - South Florida investigators are looking for a counselor and former Catholic priest who allegedly planted child pornography on the computer of another former..
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Lions, tigers, bears - and a couple hundred homes?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) - A Palm Beach tourist attraction with zebras, lions, giraffes and other exotic animals may soon be getting new inhabitants: hundreds of homes filled with pe..
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Palm Beach airport cleared after bomb threat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A concourse at Palm Beach International was evacuated for about an hour as officials investigated a bomb threat. The Transportation Security Administra..
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Fla. justices hearing Ecuadorian's death appeal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A businessman with dual U.S.-Ecuadorian citizenship is appealing his death sentence and four murder convictions to the Florida Supreme Court. A lawyer hire..
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11 injuries on rides at Fla. theme parks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Two new roller coasters topped the list for rider injuries in the second quarter of this year. The list of injuries released this week by Florida's Department ..
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More public schools requiring uniforms

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - More public schools are asking their students to wear uniforms. Children at Rosemont Elementary School in Orlando and at least 10 other central Florida schools..
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Surfer who died on Florida's East coast identified

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SATELITTE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who died while surfing over the weekend on Florida's East coast. Brevard County officials say 47-year-old Tazewell Br..
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Man charged with coin-machine tampering

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - A Zephyrhills man was reportedly able to get $400 out of a coin machine at a car wash with a single bill. Police say 24-year-old Dallas "Cash" Hancock atta..
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Man charged with neglecting miniature horses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A St. Petersburg man is accused of neglecting two miniature horses found starving in a back yard. Paul J. Morell faces two counts of animal cruelty. Acc..
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Airman's name to remain on Florida's memorial wall

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) - The name of a senior Air Force bomb technician killed in Iraq in 2007 will remain on a memorial wall at the Florida school that trains bomb dispos..
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Fla. school owner gets prison time for visa fraud

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - The owner of a South Florida language school will serve 15 months in prison for helping illegally obtain student visas for foreign nationals who never came to class. L..
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Radio-TV Marti director resigns

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - The director of Radio and TV Marti has resigned after more than seven years at his post. Pedro Roig wrote in his resignation letter Friday that, during his tenur..
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Pet Connection: Milo

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Dr. Whitney Whitford stops by WINK News Now This Morning with Milo, a cat that's ready for adoption at the Gulf Cost Humane Society. Pet Connection airs every Tuesday in the 7 o'cl..
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American Muslims launch web site

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

WASHINGTON (AP) - American Muslims have launched a new web site they hope will defuse hostility over a proposed Islamic center near ground zero. Washington attorney Hassan Ahmad (H..
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Lee considers first round of budget cuts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County Commissioners need to make major cuts to balance a nearly $70 million budget shortfall. Tuesday is the first of three scheduled budget workshops for t..
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Family blames 'hero' for sons near drowning

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

EAST NAPLES, Fla. - A woman is hailed a hero after rescuing a drowning 6-year-old and giving him CPR in East Naples. But now, the boy and his parents tell a much different story. T..
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