Controversial billboard on its way to I-75

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FLORIDA - A billboard is going up by what some consider to be an assisted suicide organization. In a couple of months, you could be driving past it every single day.   &n..
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Unemployment benefits restored

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

WASHINGTON, DC - Federal checks could be sent out as early as next week for the millions of jobless people who lost up to seven weeks of unemployment benefits, but not in Florida.P..
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Tropical Storm could hinder well cap progress

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Authorities working on the Deepwater Horizon disaster are considering their options as a tropical storm heads toward the gulf.Work on the site has already stoppe..
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DAS seeking custody of 21 malnourished horses in Golden Gate Estates

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - A woman who gave-up more than a dozen horses because they were malnourished may lose all of her animals. Collier County Domestic Animal Services is taki..
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Rick Scott Promises to Cut Size of Government and Attract Jobs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

The southwest floridian who wants to be governor, campaigned on his home turf on Thursday.   Republican Rick Scott stopped his bus tour in Collier County, to meet with ab..
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Tropical wave becomes depression

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Chandler Friedman

Visit WINK News Hurricane Central for more information FORT MYERS, Fla- The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical depression advisories at 11am on the tropical wave ..
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Woman arrested for doctor shopping 37 times

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives this week arrested 60 year old Vickie Lynn Flood of Punta Gorda, on 10 felony charges concerning “Doctor S..
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Crime drops in Southwest Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-Crime drops dramatically in some local cities, even amid budget cuts. We just got our hands on crime statistics for Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Both cities report l..
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$20,000 reward for recovery of gun that killed police officers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The FBI is offering $20,000 for information leading to the recovery of the handgun used to kill two police officers and a third victim.FBI agents in Tampa said T..
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Murder suspect held without bond

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-A murder suspect that sparked a 24 hour manhunt is being held in the Lee County jail without bond. Timothy Tuttle Jr. made his first appearance in court Thursday v..
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LeBron James making economic impact on South Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

MIAMI (AP) - The new Miami Heat combination of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh is already making a mark, at least in the business sense. The waiting list for Heat season t..
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Timothy Tuttle making first court appearance Thursday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla- Charged with murder, Timothy Tuttle is going to court this morning. He's locked up in the Lee County Jail after a 24 hour manhunt. Tuttle is accused of killing C..
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Threat of severe weather stops relief well work

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Crew members aboard dozens of ships in the Gulf of Mexico prepared Thursday to evacuate as a tropical rainstorm brewing in the Caribbean brought the de..
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Deputies discuss arrest following 24 hour manhunt

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The manhunt for wanted murder suspect Timothy Tuttle ended Wednesday afternoon as he was arrested in a wooded area near I-75 just west of Treelive Avenue. "It so..
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Floridians will wait for unemployment extension

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

FLORIDA, An unemployment nightmare in Florida. Laid-off Americans here may not see any immediate relief. Right now, the state can't do anything with extended benefits until congres..
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Murder suspect in police custody

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rachid Haoues

     An all out manhunt for one of Southwest Florida's most wanted criminals is now over.     Deputies have caught murder suspect Timothy Tu..
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Swimming instructor may lose business because of complaints

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

SOUTH FORT MYERS - Kathy Cole teaches children survival skills in the water. Sounds pretty noble. But it's the sounds that are coming from her home's pool that have some of her nei..
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Long-Term Unemployed Have to Wait for Extension of Benefits

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WINK News has confirmed that the long-term unemployed in Florida will have to wait for extension of their benefits, even though an impasse in the U.S. Senate has been broken. ..
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Unlikely Hero wins it in Extras

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Dario Melendez

PORT CHARLOTTE-On Monday, the Charlotte Stone Crabs played their longest game in franchise history, against the Daytona Cubs, taking a 3-3 tie in to the 15th inning. The Cubs pitc..
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Local Patriot Collecting Phone Cards for Troops

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A local man is willing to do anything to support our troops.He's taking his creativity to the Iwo Jima Memorial in Cape Coral to try and bring overseas troops cl..
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