SWFL horse rescue fundraiser

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By: Victoria Kasselman

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- SW FL Horse Rescue is a local 501c non-profit horse rescue located right here in SW Florida.  The farm has recently acquired 40 acres on State Road 31..
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Gov. Scott to visit SWFL school

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By: Victoria Kasselman

Charlotte County, Fla.- Governor Rick Scott will participate in Commissioner Pam Stewart’s Back-to-School tour.  Vineland Elementary School in Charlo..
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Man gets life in prison for death of Lakeland police officer

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By: Erin Sheehan

Bartow, Fla.- A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a Lakeland police officer.    A Polk County judge sentenced 21-year-old Kyle Wil..
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Zuckerberg impersonator lures in man to scam

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By: Corey Lazar

FORT MYERS, FL.-A warning for Facebook users who may fall victim to a scam. "They scammed me and I knew better," said the southwest Florida victim.We're hiding the identity of a ma..
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Lee County school board opts out of state mandated testing

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By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's a historic decision affecting children in southwest Florida. Lee County became the first school district in Florida Wednesday night to opt out of standardize..
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CCSO investigating nursing home after man outside for hours

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By: Rachel Spangenthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Only WINK News went inside a North Naples nursing home Wednesday, pressing administrators for answers after detectives said a 90 year old resident was left ou..
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Deputy involved in crash with student on admin. leave

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's deputy involved in a crash last week that killed a high school student is on administrative leave. Corporal Douglas Hood was driving alon..
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Class ring sparks search for mystery student

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Morgan Frances

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The faculty at Bishop Verot has some homework to do, and they need your help. A school administrator discovered something that had been hiding in the school's saf..
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Sleep and your teen: Should SWFL schools start later?

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Jamie Ostroff

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A lack of sleep could mean trouble in school to teens, according to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.The study says high schools across..
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Battle for Isles of Capri Fire Department continues

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

Collier County, Fla., - The primary is over, but the battle for one local fire department continues.  The Isles of Capri Fire Department will stay open after firefighters won ..
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Lee County parents rally around Opting Out of Testing

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Samantha Smink

LEE COUNTY. Fla- Some Lee County parents, have had enough of high stakes testing. A group rallied in red outside Wednesday night's school board meeting, there to support the board'..
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Nursing home leaves 90-year-old outside in heat for hours

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Jennifer Jones

NAPLES, Fla.- A 90-year-old-man nearly died after being left out in the heat for several hours. Deputies say staff at the Aristocrat Nursing Home on Immokalee Rd. put Robert Bernar..
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Fixes that can save you thousands on home insurance

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. Home insurance is one of the priciest bills you'll pay each year. But, did you know you could easily slash it by 30, even 50-percent? All it takes is a few quick f..
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Program teaches kids to be safer pedestrians

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's happening more and more in Lee County and across the country. Teenagers walking across the street with their phones in their faces and that can lead to serio..
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Florida boating deaths on track for a record high

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By: Matt Dougherty

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- This could be the deadliest year ever for Florida boaters. So far this year, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reporting 43 confirmed boati..
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Lee County Mayors meet to talk lightning safety

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Megan Contreras

LEE COUNTY, Fla.,- Southwest Florida storms can turn deadly with a single lightning strike, but local leaders say it doesn't have to be that way. Talk of lightning detectors in our..
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Ex-Expressway board member guilty of bribery

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

ORLANDO, Fla.- A former Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board member has been found guilty of offering a multi-million dollar agency contract to a consultant on the cond..
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Lehigh man recovering after getting stuck in storm drain

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A man is recovering after getting stuck in a storm drain and nearly drowning. It happened around 10 a.m. on Wings Way, right outside the Hope Hospice Center. Fi..
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Fort Myers company gets more time to buy old hotel

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A private company is getting more time to come up with millions of dollars to buy a vacant building in Fort Myers. The city is giving the the MacFarlane Company a..
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Sarasota tanker crash closes down portion of I-75

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

UPDATEl: Two northbound I-75 travel lanes at the mile marker 210 are now back open.   SARASOTA, Fla.- A big rig filled with fuel burst into flames today after it was involved ..
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