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More Florida students look to Bright Futures

More Florida students are taking advantage of beefed-up scholarship programs that help pay for tuition, fees and books at state universities and colleges. The number of...
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Administrative delays impede the start date of Amendment 4

On election night, Lance Wissinger, like millions of other people celebrated the passage of Amendment 4. "It gives me my voice back.," Wissinger said, a...

Suspect arrested for making threats to a Aventura synagogue

Police have arrested a man suspected of making threats to a South Florida synagogue. The Aventura Police Department tweeted Saturday that Nadim Siddiqui was arrested...

Manatee County looking to hire 300 teachers

Are you looking for a job? The School District of Manatee County looking to hire 300 teachers for the 2019-2020 school year with three new...

Audit: Concealed-weapon permit process lacked oversight

A follow-up report on the handling of the state’s concealed-carry permitting process pointed to a lack of management oversight by the Department of Agriculture...

Two men arrested for stealing Sarasota detective’s weapons

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested two North Port men in connection with the burglary of a detective’s unmarked vehicle in which several pieces...

Florida company helps parents track teens with ankle monitors

A new trend that may surprise people: parents are putting ankle monitors on their teenagers. A Florida-based company said most of its customers are...
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Weapons stolen from Sarasota County detective’s unlocked agency car

Several firearms and pieces of duty equipment were stolen from a Sarasota County Sheriff's Office detective and SWAT team member's agency car. Detectives were notified...
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Atlanta Braves stadium bringing jobs and enthusiasm to North Port

For the first time, WINK News is giving you an inside look at the new Atlanta Braves training ballpark in North Port. The stadium is...

Wealthy sex offender settles suit, averting victim testimony

A last-minute settlement has been reached in Florida in a long-running lawsuit involving a politically-connected financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls. The...

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