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Earl Hjertstedt laying in the hospital, recovering from his wound. (Credit: WINK News)video

North Port man nearly loses his leg from rattlesnake bite

Excruciating pain and a bite so devastating that a victim nearly lost his leg. As Earl Hjertstedt  recovers from a rattlesnake bite, he share his...
John Bloodsworth, 37. (Credit: Daytona Beach Sheriff's Office)

Florida dad says he tossed boy in ocean to teach him to swim

A drunken Florida man is accused of throwing his 5-year-old son into the Atlantic Ocean as a swim lesson, then doing back flips off...

Insects released into the wild to control invasive Brazilian peppertree

Several local and federal agencies today took another step in protecting America's Everglades by releasing an insect reared to combat the invasive Brazilian peppertree. The...

Hurricane Irma flood insurance payments top $1 billion in Florida

Nearly two years after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has paid more than $1 billion towards 21,949 flood insurance...
Parked school buses. Photo via AP/Seth Perlman.video

Florida school bus drivers must now be CPR and first aid certified

The Florida State Board of Education passed a measure Wednesday requiring all bus drivers be certified in CPR and first aid. The current rule requires...
Mailbox, stop signs, the American flag have all been vandalized. (Credit: WINK News)video

Spray paint vandalizes American flag, public property in DeSoto County

The American flag, mailbox, stop signs, have all been vandalized – spray-painted with hateful words and offensive symbols. Now, the hunt is on to...
Man teaches classroom full of children. (Credit: Neonbrand Unsplash)

Florida shrinks teacher bonuses, lawsuit alleges

Lawyers representing teachers are accusing the Florida Department of Education of improperly allowing school districts to deduct employer taxes from teacher bonuses, cutting into...
Water being released from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River on October 29, 2018. (Credit: WINK News)video

Corps tests new technology turning blue-green algae into fuel

A group many criticize for causing the water crisis now has an idea to help end it and use it to our benefit. Ted Dobrie...

Letters from Social Security offering cost savings are not too good to be true

Tens of thousands of seniors receiving letters from Social Security offering cost saving programs for their coverage are actually legitimate offers, according to Department...
In this July 20, 1969 image made from television, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong steps onto the surface of the moon. Millions on Earth who gathered around the TV and radio heard Armstrong say this: “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But after returning from space, he immediately insisted that he had been misquoted. He said there was a lost word in his famous one-liner from the moon: “That's one small step for ‘a' man." It's just that people just didn't hear it.” (NASA via AP)video

Apollo 11 astronauts returning to launch pad 50 years later

Apollo 11's astronauts are returning to the exact spot from where they flew to the moon 50 years ago. NASA has invited Buzz Aldrin and...

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