Barge tips, leaks oil in Marco Island canal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - Authorities have stopped a fuel leak after a barge tipped over in a canal in Marco Island.Marco Fire & Rescue says the barge is owned by Marco Marine Const..
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Two vehicle crash on Sanibel Causeway

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

SANIBEL, Fla. - A two-vehicle crash slowed traffic Saturday afternoon on the Sanibel Causeway. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened just before 4:30 be..
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Tax-free weekend saves parents $2.28

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Parents from all economic backgrounds will be hitting the stores to take advantage of Florida's first sales tax free weekend in 3 years, but are the crowds they ..
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Wealthy newcomer Scott gains the edge in Fla. GOP race

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Down in the polls for most of the summer and running out of money in a Florida governor's race once considered his to lose, Republican Bill McCollum's long caree..
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Democrats Meek, Greene split on stimulus, Cuba policy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. (AP) - Billionaire Jeff Greene wants to consider lifting Cuban trade and travel restrictions and said the $787 billion stimulus is a failure, points Rep. Kendri..
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NOAA ship rescues pilot after plane crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - The crew of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration survey vessel has rescued a pilot after his plane crashed into the ocean near Key West. &nb..
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Obamas see wildlife during Florida trip to boost tourism

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - It was a trip with a purpose -- and now, a porpoise.      As President Barack Obama wraps up a weekend trip to Florida's Gul..
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Playground to become garden for kids and families

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The kids at Child Care of Southwest Florida will soon be trading in video games for a shovel and getting ready for some hands-on, eco-friendly fun. Instead of mo..
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Lee Co. considering filing claim against BP

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.-- Looking for a room at a Lee County Hotel? You're in luck, but the tourism industry isn't. The area saw 11.2% fewer visitors in June. That translates to a $..
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Only on WINK: Animal services rescues cats from home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla - Lee County Animal Services spent a greater part of Saturday trying to round up dozens of cats and dogs hoarded in a home. The corner of Kindly Road and Rid..
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Crist and Obama meet during President's FL trip

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - There was no hug and little in the way of a photo op, but Gov. Charlie Crist did get a brief pat on the shoulder Saturday from President Barack Obama..
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Charlotte investigators look for Moose Lodge burglar

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Charlotte County investigators are asking for the public's help in finding a burglary suspect.The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says a male suspect broke in..
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Injured Cape Coral soldier now out of ICU

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla, - Encouraging new developments for an injured Cape Coral soldier.The family of Pfc. Corey Kent says the 22 year-old soldier is out of the ICU and in his own room a..
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Arkansas man dies trying to save boys off Florida coast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - An Arkansas man vacationing on the Florida Panhandle has died after trying to save his son and another boy in the Gulf of Mexico.Okaloosa County authorities say..
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Steinbrenner's initials on Tampa football helmets

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - High school football teams in southwest Florida will honor the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner by placing his initials on their helmets this season.Hillsb..
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Final plug on Gulf oil leak at least days away

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The government's point man on the Gulf spill wants additional testing before he orders BP to finish drilling a relief well that will allow the oil giant to plug ..
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Obama in FL: Oil stopped, but Gulf job far from done

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama says the oil may have stopped flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, but the government's job in tackling the environmental disaster..
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ONLY ON WINK: Sheriff Bill Cameron addresses family's 911 concerns

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A Punta Gorda family is upset with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. They said deputies just drove by after their 911 call for help. It's a story WINK News..
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WINK EXCLUSIVE: Triple shooting victim speaks out

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

Just over a week ago someone opened fire at Linda Sullivan's home in the 300 block of Eland Drive in North Fort Myers. 23 40 47 I feel very much in shock. Sullivan is in pain a wee..
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Students of electrical apprenticeship program forced to another county

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Students, many about to finish their education, are now learning days before classes start that they may have to put everything on hold. WINK News first repo..
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