Officials say farmworkers weren't paid properly

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Federal labor officials say they've recovered more than $131,000 in back wages for almost 400 farmworkers in central Florida who weren't paid for work they did.&..
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6 Florida teens arrested in gang rape case

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Six students at Winter Springs High School are accused of raping a 16-year-old girl.    The teens were arrested at the school on Wednesda..
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Record number of tourists keep flocking to Florida

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida keeps getting a record number of visitors.    Gov. Rick Scott will announce Thursday that nearly 24 million tourists visited the sta..
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20-year-old under arrest for sex crimes against minor

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A man is in the Lee County Jail for sex crimes against a minor. 20-year-old Carlos Williams was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim between the ..
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VA admits to WINK, they lost SWFL veteran's paperwork

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By: Samantha Smink

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charles T. Walsh served 4 years in the Marines, 6 years in the National Guard. "I'd do it all over again," said Walsh. Walsh jumped out of helicopters, and worked ..
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Police: Gunman killed after shooting at FSU

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Erin Sheehan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early Thursday in a shooting that left three students wounded as hundreds study..
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Comer and Thompson set records in win

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Bill Halter

By Jason MacBain, Florida Gulf Coast Backed by a career- and Division-I program record 34 points from Bernard Thompson, the FGCU men's basketball team (3-0) raced out to a 25-..
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Cape Coral gets rematch against Island Coast

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By: Bill Halter

Cape Coral will play at Island Coast in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs on Friday night. The Gators won the regular season game, 23-3.   
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New details into Tara Robert's personnel file

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News is digging deeper into the background of 28-year-old Tara Roberts, a former fifth grade teacher at River Hall Elementary School in Alva. The Night Beat ..
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Charities benefit from LPGA event in Naples

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Morgan Frances

NAPLES, Fla.- Despite the chilly weather, dozens of professional female golfers are in town for the biggest LPGA event of the year.It's the CME Group Tour Championship and with $1...
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NPD sergeant's gun stolen from desk

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By: Jennifer Jones

NAPLES, Fla.- The Naples Police Department said someone stole a sergeant's gun. It was allegedly taken from the sergeant's desk inside the police department sometime over the weeke..
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Immokalee farm workers profiled in national documentary

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By: Amanda Hall

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Southwest Florida farm workers will be featured in a nationwide documentary when it hits theaters Friday. The documentary "Food Chains" profiles the Coalition of ..
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Turkey pop-tup timer test

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By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - Looking to prepare the perfect bird this Thanksgiving? You might want to reconsider relying only on pop-up timers. Turkey needs to be cooked t..
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Digging deeper into background checks for school employees

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Dave Culbreth

LEE COUNTYF, Fla.- WINK News is digging deeper into how background checks are conducted on school employees after Dunbar High School assistant coach Patrick Boston was accused of a..
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Veterans and seniors take to the air for special tribute

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By: Megan Contreras

LEE COUNTY, Fla.,- Only on WINK-- taking local veterans to brand new heights! WINK News was there today for a tribute like no other, as pilots honor war vets on a much higher level..
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New details in death of Lee County father, 4-year-old

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Carolyn Brewster

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News is getting new details about the night 4-year-old Sophie Medina was killed by her father John Medina, moments before he took his own life. According to ..
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Police search for cell phone tower copper thieves

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help tracking down one or more individuals who have stolen more than $100,000 worth of copper from Lee..
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TSA holds bomb training drill in Punta Gorda

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By: Dave Culbreth

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Transportation and Safety Administration held a simulated bomb training drill Wednesday morning. Residents living near Zemel Road heard various explosions. B..
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Elementary teacher makes first appearance in court

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- An elementary school teacher made her first appearance in court Wednesday. Tara Roberts is accused of sending inappropriate pictures to a student. Roberts was in ..
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Cape police continue investigation in store manager killing

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral police are still searching for the person who shot and killed a TJ Maxx store manager on Tuesday night. Police tell WINK News an officer on patrol hear..
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