Naples Tea Party on immigration reform

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - Members of the Naples Tea Party group have become a fixture in streetside protests but instead of the group's usual tax message Saturday, they rallied on immigration..
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Woman leaves kids in hot car, gets facial

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Deputies say a 6-year-old and 7-year-old were taken to the hospital after their older sister left them locked in a car while she was getting a facial. This..
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BP collects 6,000 barrels of oil in first 24 hours of using new well cap

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

GULF OF MEXICO - Saturday, June 5 marked day 46 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Tran..
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Prostitution bust nets 13 arrests

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Max Turnier

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Undercover deputies arrested 13 people Thursday in an undercover prostitution sting targeting internet solicitors. Many of the arrests were made at locations set..
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How to help oil-distressed birds locally

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - "It's heart wrenching to see oiled wild life," Brad Cornell of the Collier Audubon Society says. When the first pictures out of Pensacola hit the airwaves Th..
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BREAKING NEWS: Brush Fire Threatens Alligator Alley

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

Crews have contained a 60-acre brush fire near Alligator Alley in Collier County. The Division of Forestry tells WINK News the fire broke out near Mile Marker 87 earlier tonight. R..
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Neighbors worried about proposed quarry

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES - Neighbors in Golden Gate Estates are worried about a proposed rock quarry that would be right in their community.Lennar Homes applied for a permit with the Ar..
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Victim tells deputies they charged wrong men with murder, burglary

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida State Attorney's Office dropped charges of second degree felony murder in the case of two burglary suspects. This new development came after the Flor..
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WINK's Kyle Jordan live in Pensacola as tar balls wash ashore

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. - WINK News' Kyle Jordan is reporting from Pensacola Beach, where tar balls washed ashore Friday. Children played with tar balls, hotels reported some cancell..
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County selling compost made from waste

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

HENDRY/LEE COUNTY LANDFILL- It's your money and Lee County is using it to make compost from human waste.     The county is selling it and says it's perfectly sa..
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Anger grows as disaster reaches Panhandle beaches

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The smell of oil hangs heavy in the sea air. Children with plastic shovels scoop up clumps of goo in the waves. Beachcombers collect tarballs as if the..
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BP plans more payments for oil-related losses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. - BP says it's preparing to send a second round of payments to Gulf Coast residents and businesses facing a loss of income or profit because of the Gulf of Me..
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NOAA opens 16,000 square miles of previously-closed fishing area in Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

GULF OF MEXICO - NOAA has opened more than 16,000 square miles of previously closed fishing area off the Florida coast. The most significant opening is a 13,653-square mile a..
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66 new oiled birds at rescue center, more expected

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - After six weeks with one to four birds a day coming into Louisiana's rescue center for oiled birds, 53 arrived Thursday and another 13 Friday morning. And,..
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Crews battle 40-acre fire in Picayune Strand State Forest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

PICAYUNE STATE FOREST, Fla. - Authorities are aggressively battling a 40-acre fire in the Picayune Strand State Forest. As of 5:00 p.m. Friday, it was about 30% contained, though t..
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Murder charges dropped in case of man killed during police chase

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida State Attorney's Office dropped charges of second degree felony murder in the case of two burglary suspects. This new development came after the Flor..
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Lab tests confirm underwater layers of Gulf oil

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Scientists with the University of South Florida say laboratory tests have confirmed that oil from a spewing Gulf of Mexico well has accumulated in at least ..
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Florida governor asks BP for another $100 million

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist wants another $100 million from BP. A day after asking the company for $50 million, Crist sent a letter to BP America President Lama..
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Florida man among 3 accused of trafficking 160 pounds of marijuana

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A Florida man is among three people accused of trafficking 162 pounds of marijuana found in the trunk of a Cadillac they occupied during a traffic stop in..
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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A multimillionaire's test rocket blasted off on its maiden voyage Friday and successfully reached orbit in a dry run for NASA's push to go commercial. S..
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