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  1. Southwest Florida International launches flights to Puerto RicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Sun Country Airlines launched its first flight from RSW to San Juan, Puerto Rico Sunday afternoon. Originally, the airline had only planned to offer the direct flight for the summer months, but it announced Sunday it will be running the flights for an entire year.

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  2. Flakka, synthetic drug behind increasingly bizarre crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.

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  3. Florida Senate votes to limit access to police camera videosRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Amid an ongoing national debate about police tactics, Florida may soon place limits on who is allowed to access video taken by body cameras worn by law enforcement officers. The Florida Senate on Wednesday voted 36-2 for a bill that would keep confidential police videos that are shot in a house, a health care facility or any place that a "reasonable person would expect to be private."

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  4. MGNRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Authorities say eight people are being treated for injuries after a sports utility vehicle slammed into a dry cleaning business in Fort Lauderdale. Deputy Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Chief Tim Heiser told the Sun Sentinel seven people were injured in the Friday morning crash.

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  5. 4 dead after plane crashes in Fort LauderdaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    The crash took place on airport property along the south side of Cypress Creek Road around 4:30 p.m. Cypress Creek Road is closed. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area from around the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Northwest 62nd Street in Fort Lauderdale.

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  6. Florida officer facing charges for homeless man slappingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    A Fort Lauderdale police officer is facing three misdemeanor charges after he was caught on video apparently slapping a homeless man. Broward County prosecutors said Monday that Officer Victor Ramirez is charged with two counts of battery and with falsifying a police report.

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  7. Suspended NYPD officer pleads guilty in Florida cocaine dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    A suspended New York Police Department officer has pleaded guilty to playing a role in a $200,000 South Florida cocaine deal. Phillip LeRoy could get anywhere from 10 years to life in prison after pleading guilty Friday to a drug-trafficking conspiracy charge.

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  8. Stepmother of dead South Florida boy held on $230,000 bondRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    A judge said the bond for the stepmother of a dead 3-year-old South Florida boy should remain at $230,000 and ordered her to have no contact with her husband. Analiz Rodezno Osceola wore a suicide prevention suit and wept during the Thursday hearing.

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  9. 2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing. Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are two of the most destructive termite species in the world, responsible for much of the estimated $40 billion in economic losses attributed to termites annually.

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  10. Crews rescue man impaled on fence in Fort LauderdaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    A man who was trying to scale the wrought-iron fenced parking lot around the Fort Lauderdale Police Department was impaled by a 14-inch spike on top of an electronic rolling gate. Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Heiser says the man's legs were on one side of the gate and his body on the other when nearby rescue crews found him after hearing his screams Sunday night.

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  11. Search continues for missing cruise ship passengerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    The search continues for a man who fell from the Liberty of the Seas cruise ship about 20 miles off the coast of the Florida Keys. The U.S. Coast Guard says they don't know whether the man jumped or fell from the ship on Sunday night.

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  12. Fort Lauderdale police lose job over racist videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Officials say four Fort Lauderdale police officers have lost their jobs following an investigation into a racist video and text messages. Police Chief Frank Adderley said during a news conference Friday that the officers didn't engage in criminal conduct, but their behavior was inexcusable.

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  13. Officer investigated after pushing, slapping homeless manRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Police have opened a criminal investigation into an officer who was videotaped pushing and slapping a homeless man at a bus terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale - a city that made national headlines for its ban on feeding homeless people in some public areas. In the video, Officer Victor Ramirez confronts a man who had been sleeping on a bench inside the open-air terminal.

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  14. Florida appeals court reconsiders ex-FBI agenta s murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    A former FBI agent convicted in a decades-old South Florida slaying linked to Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger should be freed from prison because he was improperly found guilty and wrongly sentenced, his attorney told a Florida appeals court Thursday. A three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal agreed last year, tossing out John Connolly's second-degree murder conviction and 40-year prison sentence.

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  15. JetBlue announces additional flights to Cuba and HaitiRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    The Friday flights from Tampa to Havana will begin June 5. Travelers have to make arrangements directly with JetBlue partner ABC Charters. Some restrictions on travel to Cuba were eased in January.

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  16. 5 boaters rescued off Fort Lauderdale BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    When crews arrived four people were clinging to the boat while one was missing in the water. Rescue divers found him and he was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

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  17. 3 charged with feeding homeless in Fort LauderdaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    A 90-year-old man and two South Florida ministers have been accused of breaking a new ordinance that severely restricts public feeding of the homeless in Fort Lauderdale. Police arrested homeless advocate Arnold Abbot and ministers Dwayne Black and Mark Sims on Sunday as they handed out food to homeless people in a Fort Lauderdale park.

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  18. Maverick Rowan dunks for two in Cardinal Gibbons' win over Mariner.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Mariner, the No.3 team in 5A, took on Florida's No. 1 team in 5A, Cardinal Gibbons out of Fort Lauderdale.

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  19. MGN OnlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to all their students, the White House said Monday. The school districts encompassing New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, Houston and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are committing to offer the course in high school or middle school.

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  20. 3 dead, 8 injured after vehicle hits, kills bearRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Three people died and eight were injured in a crash that happened after a motorist in a Cadillac Escalade hit a bear and stopped along a two-lane road in the Florida Everglades. Seminole police spokesman Gary Bitner told The Associated Press that people traveling in a second vehicle Sunday evening had stopped to help when a third vehicle plowed into them.

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