School board candidate weighs in on "opt out" decision

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By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News has team coverage, including reaction from Steve Tueber, who's running against current school board member Don Armstong. Teuber calls high stakes testin..
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Veterans prepare to head to Washington for Honor Flight

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By: Rachel Spangenthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- In their largest trip to date, 75 veterans from Southwest Florida are headed to Washington D.C. next month for Collier County's third Honor Flight. The organi..
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More arson fires in East Naples community than first thought

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By: Nicole Papageorge

EAST NAPLES, Fla.- WINK News has confirmed even more cases of cars being intentionally set on fire in the Heron Park community off of Airport-Pulling Road.  Lynn Arbeiter watc..
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News-Press celebrates 130 years

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By: Megan Contreras

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County's biggest newspaper, The News-Press, is celebrating 130 years! The paper hasn't missed a day of delivery since it started back in 1884. Tonight, WINK N..
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Traffic stop leads To $350K cocaine bust

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By: Eileen Cofre

NAPLES, Fla.- A Miami man is under arrest after deputies say they found over 20 pounds of cocaine worth $350,000 during a routine traffic stop. 62-year-old Francisco Gato Jr. was s..
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Police discover grow house in Cape Coral

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By: Eileen Cofre

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Two men were arrested after police officers discovered a grow house used to cultivate marijuana.36-year-old Juan Lopez and 46-year-old Sean Merrigan were arrested..
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Wind insurance rates could increase for Florida homeowners

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Living on Florida's Gulf Coast might get more expensive for tens of thousands of homeowners.   A state-backed company that provides wind-only insurance to co..
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Officer tied to deadly shooting asks for her gun back

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By: Eileen Cofre

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Naples police officer tied to deadly shooting is asking for her gun back. Officer Amy Young was injured in a domestic shooting back in July during which her boy..
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Lee School Board's opt-out vote "sparking a discussion"

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By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County School Board's vote to opt out of state-mandated testing has sparked a statewide conversation. And, some education leaders in Tallahassee are conc..
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Cape Coral PD looks for fraud suspect

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Authorities are asking for help in identifying a check fraud and identity theft suspect. The woman in the picture above is a suspect in several cases through..
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Special delivery of heroin found inside flower shipment

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

MIAMI, Fla.- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered a special delivery inside a batch of flowers.The officers seized more than three pounds of heroin with an estima..
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Police look for FM thief who drove away with big rig

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Officers are looking a man who cut his way into a locked parking area of a business and drove off with a $25,000 custom painted truck. Surveillance cameras captur..
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Coalition appeals ruling on new map for Congress

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By: Eileen Cofre

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- A coalition challenging Florida's congressional districts is taking its legal challenge to an appeals court.    The groups - which include the Lea..
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Rothstein Ex-CFO gets 5 years prison in fraud

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By: Eileen Cofre

MIAMI, Fla.- The former chief financial officer of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's law firm has been sentenced to five years in prison for her role in the $1.2 billion fr..
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CCSO busts Punta Gorda grow house

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By: Eileen Cofre

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A woman was arrested after a search warrant led authorities to a marijuana grow house. 27-year-old Orleydis Gonzalez was arrested at a house located on the 30000..
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Board member wants to rescind vote to opt out of testing

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By: Eileen Cofre

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- One of the Lee County School Board members who voted to opt out of state standardized testing now wants to rescind her vote. School board member Mary Fischer has ..
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Youth pastor faces child pornography charges

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By: Eileen Cofre

TITUSVILLE, Fla.- A Florida youth pastor is facing child pornography charges. 30-year-old Lucas Brandenburg was arrested for viewing and sharing child pornography. According to aut..
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Crocodile that bit 2 men dies during capture

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By: Eileen Cofre

CORAL GABLES, Fla.- An American crocodile suspected of biting two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died.    Wildlife officials say the croc named Pancho died Fr..
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Chief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison

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By: Eileen Cofre

MIAMI, Fla.- The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.&n..
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Man faces life sentence for fatal robbery

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By: Eileen Cofre

BARTOW, Fla. - A central Florida man is facing a mandatory life sentence after being convicted in a fatal home invasion.    A Polk County jury found 33-year-old Chri..
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