New Port Charlotte Walmart looks to hire associates

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By: Eileen Cofre

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Walmart will hire up to 95 associates to work at a new store slated to open this winter. A temporary hiring center has opened at 1825 Tamiami Trail, Unit F5. ..
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FMB votes in favor of open containers at Pirate Festival

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By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Open containers will once again be allowed at this year's Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival.Attendees will be able to walk around with a drink in hand. This ..
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Authorities investigate NFM attempted kidnapping

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By: Megan Contreras

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Authorities are investigating an attempted kidnapping that occurred yesterday on the 100 block of Brooks Road.The 13-year-old victim says she was walking we..
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Port Charlotte bookstore argues against removal of sign

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By: Matt Dougherty

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A book store owner says he's been the target of vengeful Athiests.Today a code enforcement officer removed the sign outside of Jim Melo's Christian bookstore ..
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Pay bills easily with new mobile apps

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By: Stacey Adams

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Tired of paying bills online, entering all of that data, or writing checks and mailing them? There is a new feature of mobile banking, apps that let you pay your ..
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Fundraising begins for WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk

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By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Fundraising has begun for the WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk. It is the 7th year for the walk to raise money for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Flo..
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FMPD receives grant to investigate more cold cases

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By: Christina Lusby

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department was awarded a grant to help solve more than 120 cases that have gone cold in the city. The department is getting more than $260,0..
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Driver gets 10 years in killing of street side advertiser

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By: Jennifer Jones

NAPLES, Fla.- The driver convicted of killing a Collier County street side advertiser will spend the next 10 years in prison. Etem Alajbegu was sentenced by a judge this morning. L..
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Middle school student attacks school resource officer

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By: Andrew Scheinthal

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Murdock Middle School student is accused of attacking a school resource officer and trying several times to take the deputy's gun. Police say it all began w..
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NASA announces contract with two companies

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By: Eileen Cofre

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- This afternoon, NASA named two private companies to relaunch Americans into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Central Florida. Under this new agreement, ..
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State suspends 'FAIR' assessment exam for grades K-2

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By: Nicole Papageorge

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart suspended the Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading (FAIR) test for kindergarten through second graders. She se..
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Alert for missing pregnant, Hialeah teen

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By: Eileen Cofre

HIALEAH, Fla.- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a missing child alert for a pregnant South Florida teen. Officials say they are looking for 15-year-old Lindsey ..
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NTSB releases report on plane crash that killed couple

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By: Eileen Cofre

 LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Federal investigators have released a preliminary report to WINK News about a plane crash that killed a part-time Southwest Florida couple. Larry and Jane G..
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Officials charge two people with trafficking MDMA, marijuana

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By: Eileen Cofre

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Two people were arrested on several drug charges, including Trafficking in MDMA and Trafficking in Marijuana, following an early morning search warrant at a resi..
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Man who killed student sentenced to death

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By: Eileen Cofre

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.- An escaped Louisiana inmate convicted of killing a Florida State graduate student in northeast Florida has been sentenced to death.    Following..
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29 Cuban migrants reach land in Florida Keys

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By: Eileen Cofre

LOGGERHEAD KEY, Fla.- Twenty-nine Cuban migrants have been rescued after reaching land in the Florida Keys.    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ..
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Man accused in 4 slayings to appear in Fla. court

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By: Eileen Cofre

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla.- A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend and leaving their bodies in a field is expected to appear in a Florida court.&n..
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Universities want boost in aid for needy students

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By: Eileen Cofre

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida universities say they need millions to deal with the fallout from changes to the state's popular Bright Futures scholarship program.    Th..
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Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard

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By: Eileen Cofre

MIAMI, Fla.- U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms str..
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Florida marks 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan

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By: Eileen Cofre

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida is marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan, which remains one of the costliest tropical storms to ever make landfall in the U.S.    ..
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