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8 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Grand jury indicts 13 year old Yoel Munoz on murder charges

FT. MYERS, Fla.-The State Attorney's Office says because of his age, Yoel Munoz is not eligible for the death penalty.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Death Penalty, Cape Coral, FL

8 hrs ago | NBC2 News

Man arrested in Whiskey Creek home burglary

Deputies arrested a man in connection with Sunday morning's home burglary that occurred in the Whiskey Creek community in Fort Myers.

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Related Topix: Whiskey Creek, FL, Fort Myers, FL

8 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Man caught on camera breaking into Whiskey Creek home arrest

As a result of expedient investigative work, combined with anonymous tips, detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office have identified and arrested Robert Conant, DOB 3/31/76, in connection with Sunday morning's home burglary in the Whiskey Creek community.

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Related Topix: Whiskey Creek, FL

9 hrs ago | Lehigh Acres Gazette

Republicans 'Scrambling' To Protect Senate Incumbents

People trying to push Florida's Republican Party further to the right say the state organization is "scrambling" as it defends a pair of incumbent lawmakers from primary opposition.

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Related Topix: US News, Florida, Bokeelia, FL, Guns

13 hrs ago | NBC2 News

RV fire briefly shuts down Sanibel Causeway

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to an RV on fire on the Sanibel Causeway at around 1:45 p.m. Fort Myers police are searching for two men who they said helped rob another man during a Facebook meet up Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sanibel, FL, Fort Myers, FL, Desoto County, FL

14 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

13 y/o to be charged as an adult in homeless man's killing

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The State Attorney's Office will be charging the 13-year-old accused of killing a homeless man in Cape Coral as an adult.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Cape Coral, FL

20 hrs ago | NBC2 News

Is a massive red tide bloom headed toward SWFL?

We have new information in a massive red tide bloom that we have been tracking. More testing done Tuesday shows the algae was 10 miles off Pinellas County's shore.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, Florida, Sanibel, FL, Charlotte Harbor, FL

22 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Last day to request absentee ballot for primary election

If you don't want to head to the polls in person on Tuesday, you can also vote early.

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Related Topix: Collier County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors, Bonita Springs, FL

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NBC2 News

Vehicle fire snarls traffic on I-75 South

Traffic is stopped and a car is smoking along I-75 southbound near mile marker 118 in Lee County before Bonita Beach Road.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL, Fort Myers, FL

NBC2 News

Boil Water Notice rescinded for Bimini Basin area of Cape Coral

The precautionary boil water notice issued for the Bimini Basin area has been rescinded by the Lee County Health Department.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Bonita Springs, FL, Fort Myers, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Man caught on camera breaking into Whiskey Creek home

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying an unknown suspect who broke into a Whiskey Creek area home early Sunday morning.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Mystery company could be revealed today

We are learning more about a mystery company that could be expanding its operations in Southwest Florida.

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Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Some SWFL hospitals affected by cyber attack

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News is getting new details into a major cyber attack that stole patient records from a hospital system with locations here in Southwest Florida.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Water main break affects Three Oaks Elementary

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's the first day of school across Southwest Florida and already one elementary school has hit a bump.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

School back in session across Southwest Florida

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Students across all of Southwest Florida are back in the classroom today for the start of a new school year.

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NBC2 News

Suspect in Fort Myers Walgreens robbery sought

Deputies responded to the Walgreens at 17065 Pine Ridge Road shortly after 10:30 p.m. They spoke with two store employees who said they were attempting to close the business for the night.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Riot

Sun Aug 17, 2014

NBC2 News

Daylight break-in investigated in Lehigh Acres

Detectives are looking for two Hispanic males who broke into a home in the 3000 block of 25th Street SW about one Sunday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL, San Carlos Park, FL, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Naples Daily News

Early voting slow on Day 1 in Lee Rosalie Ruth cast her ballot for...

"As long as I can make it here to vote and when I can do the mail-in, I will," Ruth said.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Collier County, FL, Bonita Springs, FL, Estero, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Lee County Sheriff's investigate road rage incident

San Carlos Park, FL.- One person is injured after a road rage incident Saturday morning near a Circle K gas station in San Carlos Park.

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Related Topix: San Carlos Park, FL

NBC2 News

Early voting begins in Lee County

The polls opened at 10 a.m. in Lee County Saturday morning for the first day of early voting.

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Related Topix: Collier County, FL, Naples, FL

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