New home for impounded livestock in Lee County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Max Turnier

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is now using outdoor space at the Ortiz jail complex to store impounded livestock. It's part of a plan to cut costs and put inmat..
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Tropical Depression 1 forms in Carribean

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Chandler Friedman

MIAMI (AP) - The first tropical depression of the Atlantic 2010 hurricane season has formed in the Western Caribbean, but it is unclear if it will pass over the massive oil spill i..
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Thousands expected at SWFL beaches for Hands Across the Sand

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

Bonita Springs, Fla - Thousands of people across Southwest Florida are taking a stand against the oil spill. On Saturday, June 26th people will participate in "Hands Across th..
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Plans for Local Transit Authority Move Forward, with Taxpayers Funding

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

Plans to create a transit authority in Lee County are moving forward, with a planning committee okaying the concept of a governing board, a roughly 60-million dollar a year budget,..
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Collier school district makes costly mistake for taxpayers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - It's your money, and the Collier County School District made a mistake that could cost you millions of dollars. For weeks, WINK News has investigated allegat..
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75 minute Wimbledon loss for longest tennis match record holder

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - One day after winning the longest tennis match ever, John Isner lost in about 75 minutes. The Wimbledon marathon man looked weary from the outset Friday, ..
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Live in Pensacola: Oil clean up and closed beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Thick pools of oil that washed ashore in Florida is what forced government officials to close about a quarter-mile section of Casino Beach on Thursday...
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Free Food Fridays

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-On Friday, June 25th at Lehigh Elementary School, The Salvation Army will once again prepare to put its canteen (mobile feeding unit) into action. From 8am to 12 n..
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Health Alert: Reusable grocery bags

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

TEMPE, Ari.-You might think you're doing the planet good by using reusable grocery bags, but be careful! Researchers at the University of Arizona conducted a study and found that 9..
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Oil spill shuts down beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Kyla Filkowski

     A hotspot for beach goers in the Florida Panhandle is shut down.     Officials closed off a large part of Casino Beach.  &nbs..
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Man dressed as turtle leads protest against woman charged with disturbing turtles' nests

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - A protest against a woman accused of harming protected turtle nests on her beach property caused quite a commotion Thursday morning.Bright and early, the proteste..
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Allegedly abused Port Charlotte child in custody of paternal grandmother

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - New details tonight in a case of two Port Charlotte parents accused of abusing their 10 year old son, and locking him inside his room for months. Thursday, a ju..
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Sidewalks planned for road where teen on bike was killed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A 15-year-old is dead after he was hit by a car while riding his bike. WINK News did some digging and found out the plan for sidewalks is already in the works.....
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Red light camera citations down dramatically

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Red light running cameras aren't bringing in as much green as they used to.  This comes after the commissioners voted to get rid of right on red citatio..
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Urban farm cropping up

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Judd Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  They may not have hundreds of acres, but the non-profit Cultural Heritage Center is getting into the farming business. This week, they're setting up 4..
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Pet Pantry needs donations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL- It's a program keeping more than one thousand pets from going hungry at home.Now that program needs help. Debbie Overholtzer says, "They saved my kitties, they did...
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Lee to Consider Mandatory Furloughs, More for Health Insurance

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

Lee county  planners have released their ideas for balancing the budget for the coming year.  They are recommending 10-days of mandatory, un-paid furloughs for every empl..
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Pensacola Beach closed for oil

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Chandler Friedman

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A popular section of Pensacola Beach has been closed because of oil that washed ashore there. Government officials closed about a quarter-mile section ..
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Mother thanks emergency crews for saving son's life.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Max Turnier

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A mother with her son, who nearly drowned while vacationing on Sanibel Island a few months ago, returned to Lee County to thank first responders for the role the..
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Beware of two new scams!

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla-- Call for Action takes you through some of the new ways that scam artists are preying on you through e-mail. One scam is a twist on the Nigerian scam-- where someo..
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