Racing dogs test positive for cocaine

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida greyhound trainers face possible sanctions after officials said their racing dogs tested positive for small amounts of cocaine.The dogs were ra..
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Mosquito-borne virus hits Key West

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Five percent of Key West residents show evidence that they have been exposed to the virus that causes dengue fever, a mosquito-borne, potentially serious illn..
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Delays stop work on well

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After days of progress on the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, BP said Wednesday that delays have temporarily stopped work beneath the water on both a stopgap solution a..
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Barefoot bandit gets shoes and court appearance

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

MIAMI, Fla.-The American teenager who authorities call the "Barefoot Bandit" will face charges in the U.S. Colton Harris-Moore was deported from the Bahamas on Tuesday and an initi..
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New N. Naples recycling center stinks with some residents

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - Collier County says North Naples is long overdue for a recycling drop off station. Months ago, the county picked a site on Santa Barbara Boulevard, but neighbo..
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Cape Coral man stuck with thousands of phone books

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A man is stuck with thousands of phone books. An old tenant left them in the garage and he said no one will take them off his hands to put them to good use. St..
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Cape Coral firefighters admit they need more help

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL , Fla. - A Cape Coral home is a total loss after a fire. Now the fire chief tells WINK News he needs to increase his staff. With the heat and intense flames, firefighter..
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House on fire in Cape Coral

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

A fire in Northwest Cape Coral became so dangerous at one point, firefighters had to retreat. The roof of the home in the 200 block of NW 10th Terrace has completely burned off and..
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Southwest Floridians react to death of baseball icon, George Steinbrenner

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- "The Yankee family must be hurting right now," said Ron Santos of the death of team owner George Steinbrenner.  He died of a heart attack in Tampa, at the a..
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Commissioner won't close canal, wants safer alternative after teen's hand is chomped off by alligator

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - A teenager is recovering at Lee Memorial Hospital after an alligator ripped off his left hand in a local canal.  Now, officials in Collier County i..
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Collier's fight for Cubs appears to be over

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Negotiations between Collier County and the Chicago Cubs appear to be over.Craig Bouchard today told WINK News, "In our discussions with the Cubs we asked for them to provide our g..
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Fake Veterinarian Busted

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Chandler Friedman

It took the Wolford family a long time to nurse their German Shephard Mona back to health after she was hit by a car. "We took her to doctor Amy's, we had her there for one night,"..
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Fort Myers soldier dies in Afghanistan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Fort Myers Soldier dies in Afghanistan.The Department of Defense announced Tuesday the death of 40 year old Spc. Carlos J. Negron who died July 10 at Asadabad, ..
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Charlotte Commissioners reject outdoor camping ban 3-2

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County talks about a camping ban,  but some feel there's an ulterior motive: cutting down the county's homeless population.It's estimated th..
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FCAT Fiasco: school districts ask for review of scores

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

Lee County, Fla -  Lee County is taking a closer look at the recently released FCAT scores. The district says some of those scores are just plain wrong. They say there's no wa..
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Foreclosure help in Southwest Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- If you've been delinquent on your mortgage payments and are close to losing your home to foreclosure, help could be on its way.  Five major banks will be in..
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Woman cut, detectives looking for home invasion suspect

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion in Charlotte Harbor.A 54 year old woman called and said a man came into her apa..
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Sheriff's office traffic unit recognized by state

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla - The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit received state honors at an awards ceremony held in Orlando. The LCSO Traffic Unit placed in the top three in three sepa..
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BP planning to test new cap on Gulf well

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With a tight new cap freshly installed on its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP planned gradual tests starting Tuesday to see if the device can stop oil fro..
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Man found dead in Lake Okeechobee

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 98-year-old man who had been missing for days has been found dead in Lake Okeechobee.Charles Mayrowetz's body was found Sunday. He had been r..
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