Judge won't delay sentence for ex-House candidate

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A judge has refused another delay in sentencing for a failed South Florida congressional candidate in a campaign finance fraud case linked to former U.S. Rep. David Ri..
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Rehabbed sea turtle released off Honeymoon Island

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

HONEYMOON ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - A green sea turtle named Bubba Gump is back in the water.    The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/VF5JgI ) reports the rehabilitated turtle..
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Fla. judge won't dismiss Medicaid lawsuit

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami federal judge has refused the state's request to drop a years-long lawsuit alleging the state is providing inadequate care to children in its Medicaid program...
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Woman reportedly punches victim who got her wet at the beach

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Naples Police arrested a 35-year-old woman, accused of punching another woman who accidentally wet her while rinsing off a beach chair at a public shower on 6th Avenu..
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Police investigate armed home invasion on Central Ave.

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police are investigating a home invasion that happened on the 3500 block of Central Ave. around 10:45 p.m. yesterday. A couple was home at the time. Th..
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Man escapes through window after fire on Melaluca Dr.

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- One man was forced from his home after a fire broke out around 2:00 a.m. in the 5000 block of Melaluca Drive. Firefighters from the Tice Fire Department said the ..
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Coast Guard rescues woman off cruise ship near Boca Grande

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A 65-year-old woman was rescued off a cruise ship by a Coast Guard helicopter, 71 miles west of Boca Grande today. The captain of the cruise ship, Carn..
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Investigation continues into deadly crash on 41 near Daniels

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The investigation continues this morning into a deadly crash on US 41, just south of Daniels Parkway, near the Tilted Kilt restaurant Monday afternoon. David Smit..
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Cape Lee County Tax Collector's Office reopens

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Lee County Tax Collector's Office in Cape Coral has reopened. The building on SE 9th Place was closed because of flooding. Efforts to fix rain damage have bee..
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President Obama asks for emergency funds

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

IMMIGRATION OVERLOAD    UPDATE: Obama to push for immigration money    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more th..
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Stick a fork in cancer on July 8th

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Brad Wilson

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - For the fifth year in a row, the American Cancer Society has teamed up with several Southwest Florida restaurants to "Stick a Fork in Cancer".With 59 restaurants..
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FMPD investigating after bread truck crashed into light pole

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The road is back open on Cleveland Avenue from MLK Blvd. to Johnson Street after an early morning crash sent two people to the hospital. Fort Myers Police tell WI..
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How can parents forget their children in hot cars?

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Corey Lazar

FORT MYERS, FL.--Case after case of parents leaving their children in cars unattended are being reported."We tend to see a high number of cases usually between May to August, Octob..
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US Airways pilot arrested for DUI

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- He's been a US Airways pilot for seven years.  But now, the company tells WINK News, Jimmy Carrillo is suspended while they investigate the 35 year old's..
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Girl mauled by dogs, arrives in Naples for artificial eye

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- "We'll be able to help her, it's gonna be a long journey for her." Victoria Wilcher's journey to repair her eye is starting in Naples, after a pair of pit bul..
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Mother says man bites one-year-old boy as a punishment

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  Andrew Sosa was arrested after deputies say he bit a one-year-old. The mother of that child tells WINK news she wants Sosa punished. "I want this man to re..
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Naples man to help Mississippi girl mauled by pit bulls

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Victoria Wilcher, the 3-year-old whose story made national headlines, has arrived in Naples to meet with a doctor donating a prosthetic eye. She was mauled by her gra..
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Consumer Alert: What your phone's apps are tracking

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

Your smartphone’s apps may be tracking your location, contacts and other personal information. The average American has 32 apps on their phone, but many are not aware of what..
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Judge sentences food stamp fraud ringleader to 3 years

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The ringleader of a Southwest Florida food stamp fraud operation will spend three years in prison. Michael Schnatter is the owner of Blue Ribbon Steak and Seafood..
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Homeless veterans build models, in new therapy program

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Building a model airplane or ship can be time consuming and fun! For some of our American heroes, it also acts as therapy. A few men with the Veteran's Village ..
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