Woman hit by lightning in Tarpon Springs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A woman was struck by lightning as she and a man were walking along A Tarpon Springs causeway      Fire rescue officials say th..
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One injured in North Fort Myers shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County deputies say one man was injured in a shooting in North Fort Myers. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says the victim was walking outside near his..
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Six arrested in Fort Myers prostitution sting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Six arrests are made after Fort Myers Police conduct a prostitution sting.  The five women and one juvenile were arrested and charged with solicitation of p..
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Flea Market Vendors Getting the Boot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - Nearly 40 vendors at the Big Cypress Market Place have less than a week to find a new place to go... and they're not happy about it. "Long faces, disappointment, peo..
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Bonnie now barely a tropical depression in Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MIAMI (AP) - Bonnie is barely a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico and the storm with winds near 30 mph (50 kph) is not expected strengthen as it heads toward the site of th..
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Ships head back to oil spill as Bonnie breezes by

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's evacuation of the Gulf of Mexico was called off Saturday and ships headed back to resume work on plugging the leaky well as remnants of Tropical Storm Bonni..
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How much do bogus suspicious packages cost you?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - It's your money and WINK News is pushing to find out just how much you pay every time agencies respond to investigate suspicious packages. Our own investigat..
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Cape Coral insurance rates could rise

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Councilman Marty McClain said when it comes to fire cuts, he is treading carefully.Cape resident Margery Mather does not approve of what she calls wasteful spend..
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New state law exempts kitchen inspections

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A new state law exempts child care centers fro kitchen inspections. The newly renovated Early Head Start Center for low income children in Tallahassee is sittin..
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Budget deficit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

WASHINGTON, D.C. - New estimates from the White House on Friday predict the budget deficit will reach a record $1.47 trillion this year. The government is borrowing 41 cents of eve..
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Health Care Amendment causes problems

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -  A judge says the state cannot place just the text of a health care amendment before voters without the ballot summary. Circuit Judge James Shelfer rejecte..
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Cape Coral juvenile crimes unit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Police officers are working with parents to help keep their kids out of trouble. The J-Crimes unit focuses on mentoring, monitoring, and enforcing the law.The go..
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Bonnie now a Tropical Depression

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Tropical Depression Bonnie has finished crossing the Florida peninsula, leaving little damage in in it's path.Bonnie, the second storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season, made landfa..
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Local councilman dog attacked

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Former Bonita Springs Councilman Robert Wagner and his dog Baxter, an 11 lbs. Daschund, were attacked on their walk on Thursday.After passing the Vacuum Depo..
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Deputies: drivers aren't obeying

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

COLLIER COUNTY - Deputies tell Wink News they're being put in danger because drivers aren't moving over. "When you've got a car passing you at 120 feet/second it can be unnerving a..
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Unemployment benefits for Floridians...granted

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Governor Charlie Crist issued an executive order approving unemployment benefits in Florida. This circumvented the need for state leaders to hold a spe..
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Lee County deputy driving under the influence

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Todd Brownson was arrested for driving under the influence Thursday night. Brownson was off-duty last night when he rear-ended a car at the intersection of Cypre..
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Car crash in Charlotte Harbor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

CHARLOTTE HARBOR, Fla. - Three northbound lanes of US 41 are reopened at Kings Highway after a two vehicle crash. The call was received at 3:23 p.m. and deputies quickly ..
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Deepwater Horizon next stop for Bonnie

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Chandler Friedman

Tropical Depression Bonnie is on track to cross over the site of the massive oil spill in the Gulf. Although not expected to hit until Sunday, clean up crews are get..
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Citizens create website to boost Cape Coral economy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  Cape residents are going global. They are trying to make Cape Coral a better place to live and work and they want your help. A group of residents started th..
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