Commissioner promises penalties for FCAT delay

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State Education Commissioner Eric Smith says he'll impose "significant financial penalties" on a new contractor who has been late in grading the Florida Co..
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Praying and singing for hope in the Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

As the early morning beach cleanup crew hit Pensacola Beach, we spotted another crew dotting the shoreline.It was the choir group from McFarlin United Methodist Church in Norman, O..
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President Obama to return to Gulf Coast for oil update

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will return to the Gulf Coast next week for a two-day update on the Gulf oil spill, reacting to Americans' rising frustration with the gove..
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Cape considers new waste-to-fuel facility

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A plan led by a long time Cape Coral resident could help the city become a pioneer in renewable energy.  The idea would convert the city's trash into a chea..
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Tar balls spotted in Perdido Key waters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

Florida officials are posting the first signs on a western Panhandle island warning swimmers to stay out of the water because of pollution caused by the Gulf oil spill. The signs p..
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Traffic tie ups decades in the future

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

Lee County, Fla - State officials are at a cross-roads saying looking two decades into the future is short sighted. A blue print of what roadways might look like 50 years from now ..
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Contractor takes money, does no work

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

CAPE CORAL, FL- Two more victims have come forward claiming a local contractor took their money and didn't do the work.We first told you in May about a woman who says she paid Dyna..
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An inside look at 'firefighter survival'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

NAPLES - Wink News suited up as the Naples Fire Department performed once-in-a-lifetime training designed to prevent tragedy. "We certainly have firefighters dying over and over fo..
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Home buyer hold up

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

CAPE CORAL, FL- First time buyers are playing a waiting game with the government on flood insurance and it could end up costing them big money.The government backs all flood insura..
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FCAT results delayed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

COLLIER COUNTY - The scores for the most important test of the year, the FCAT, are long overdue. The company handling the test says there's a glitch. " I'm very upset," says parent..
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Lee Government to ban smoking by employees on county property

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Lee county wants employees to kick some butts -- cigarette butts to be exact.The county government is banning the use of tobacco by employees who are on the cloc..
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Florida AG expresses frustration in oil spill response

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Letter from Attorney General Bill McCollum: Yesterday I visited Escambia and Bay Counties to see and hear firsthand how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is impacting communities in ..
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BP executive to appear before Congressional committee

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tony Hayward, the embattled CEO of BP, willmake his first appearance on Capitol Hill since the catastrophicGulf oil spill when he testifies before a congressional..
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Couple sentenced for student loan scam

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - A Virginia couple has been sentenced for astudent loan scam that defrauded lending institutions in Colorado,Massachusetts, Florida and New York.  &nb..
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USF scientists say oil plumes discovered in Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - University of South Florida scientists are planning to talk about their discovery of large underwater plumes discovered during a recent research trip to..
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Seven-foot alligator removed from Tampa middle school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 7-foot alligator was caught in the parking lot of a Gulf coast middle school. Authorities say the alligator turned up in front of Stewart Middle School's cafet..
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WINK News in the Panhandle: Tarball worry

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In sensitive marshes on the Louisiana coast, oil thick as pancake batter suffocates grasses and traps pelicans. Blobs of tar the size of dimes or din..
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First night of Summerlin Road overpass work finished

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Summerlin Road is open this morning after overnight work to begin installing an overpass at the College Parkway intersection. More closures are expected d..
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SWFL businesses consider billing BP for oil-related losses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SANIBEL, Fla. - There's new criticism of BP from Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink.  She says the $5,000 check many businesses are getting for their claims of lost inc..
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Man drives 5 hours daily to and from law school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LABELLE, Fla. - A Hendry County man just graduated from law school. That's an accomplishment in itself, but his story is different. He commuted 294 miles every day to attend Florid..
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