Gov. Scott wants review of tests and standards

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Sam Mount

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday will roll out a series of education proposals that touches on everything from high-stakes testing to the cost of college and r..
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Ex-Medellin cartel boss gets another appeal

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Sam Mount

MIAMI, Fla.- One of South Florida's most notorious drug lords is getting another chance to appeal his 2003 conviction on cocaine trafficking and other charges. The 11th U.S. C..
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Sen. Marco Rubio boosting SC Republicans

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Sam Mount

ANDERSON, S.C.- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is scheduled to speak at a fundraising barbecue for South Carolina Republicans. Earlier this summer, U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan announced that..
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Ocala officials seek repeal of 'saggy pants' ban

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Sam Mount

OCALA, Fla.- Two Ocala officials want to repeal the city's so-called "saggy pants ban," an ordinance that prohibits anyone on city property from wearing pants that sag well below t..
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Police: Legally blind Tampa man shoots nephew

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Sam Mount

TAMPA, Fla.- Authorities say a legally blind Tampa man shot an intruder who had broken in through a window in the house. According to Tampa police, 50-year-old Melchisedec Wil..
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Jellyfish sting 406 swimmers off New Smyrna Beach

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Sam Mount

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla.- Jellyfish were a nuisance to swimmers in the Atlantic Ocean off New Smyrna Beach over the weekend. Volusia County's Beach Safety Ocean Rescue reported ..
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Hearing set in Jacksonville loud music death case

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Sam Mount

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- A man accused of killing a teenager during an argument over loud music appeared in court briefly for a hearing in Florida.    State attorney's of..
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Man, 50, dies in Zephyrhills skydiving accident

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Sam Mount

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.- An experienced skydiver from Tampa has died in a landing accident at Skydive City in Zephyrhills. The facility's general manager David "TK" Hayes said in a ..
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Community calls for safer roads after teen's death

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Jamie Ostroff

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral residents are demanding change, after 15-year-old Austin Dukette was hit and killed by a Lee County Sheriff's Deputy's cruiser.Friends told WINK News ..
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FGCU women's soccer wins first game of the season

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Morgan Frances

FORT MYERS -- The FGCU Women's Soccer team took home a win during its first game of the year against Pac-12 Arizona. Tabby Tindell gave the Eagles their first goal with a low shot ..
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Two young panthers found dead in Collier County

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

COLLIER COUNTY, Fl.- The remains of sibling 4-month-old panthers were found on Immokalee Road, near the entrance to Bonita Bay Club East Sunday. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Con..
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Power surge forces evacuation at Gulf Coast Town Center

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

ESTERO, Fl.- Dozens of shoppers were forced to evacuate restaurants, stores and a movie theater at Gulf Coast Town Center Sunday afternoon. Shortly after 12 p.m., San Carlos Fire C..
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USGS: 6.0 earthquake in Northern CA, people from SWFL there

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SONOMA, Calif.- Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in California's northern San Francisco Bay area.    Leslie Gordon o..
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Bonita city council to evaluate beach ownership

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Morgan Frances

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- It is safe to say, during peak times of the year, Bonita Beach entertains a lot of people. Those visitors have to pay $2 an hour to park at the beach. "I thin..
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UPDATE: Bicyclist involved in Friday morning crash dies

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Jamie Ostroff

CAPE CORAL, Fl.- The teenage bicyclist involved in a traffic crash with a marked Lee County Sheriff's Office patrol car has died. 15-year-old Austin Dukette was riding his bike ne..
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Former CIA director advises SWFL to be wary of ISIS

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Adam Wright

FORT MYERS, Fla. - WINK News is getting a better understanding of what the situation in Iraq means for us thanks to a local expert with extensive knowledge on the matter.   Fo..
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Potentially deadly virus found in central FL chickens

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SANFORD, Fla.- Three chickens in central Florida have tested positive for the potentially fatal West Nile virus.    The Florida Department of Health in Seminole Coun..
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Attempted kidnapping suspect: family, military man

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla, - A Cape Coral man arrested for trying to kidnap a woman and expose himself to her is now back on the streets. WINK News confirms Curtis Cornelison, 28,  bond..
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Miracle beat Stone Crabs for sixth straight win

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Bill Halter

Fort Myers beat Charlotte 5-2 in the series opener at Charlotte Sports Park on Friday.  Matt Tomshaw (11-5) earned his team-leading eleventh win with seven strong innings for ..
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Device prevents drivers from texting while driving

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- "This is the best thing that I've come across." Joe Rivera, the owner of the Golden Gate Traffic School said this device called DriveID blocks drivers from be..
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