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Lindsay Logue to traffic at WFTS….

Lindsay Logue has been named as the new traffic reporter at Tampa’s WFTS. Logue officially signed on at the station today, taking over traffic duties and the Twitter feed @TampaBayTraffic.

Logue replaces Meredyth Censullo, who  left the station back in April. Censullo was the creator of the @TampaBayTraffic feed, which she grew to over 23,000 followers since 2009. Meteorologist Bill Logan has been managing the traffic desk while the station searched for Censullo’s replacement.

Logue joins WFTS from Fort Myer’s WBBH, departing that station just two weeks ago.

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06 2014

Lindsay Logue to leave WBBH…

WBBH-TV 4pm and 11pm anchor Lindsay Logue has announced that she will be leaving the Fort Myers station to spend more time with her new baby daughter. She will sign off from the station this coming Friday.

Logue said on Facebook:  “After almost 5 years at NBC2, I’ve decided to take a break and spend some QT with this sweet girl (posting pictures of her daughter).

This wasn’t an easy decision to make, (in fact it took months) but I know it’s what’s best for our family right now.”

Logue joined WBBH in 2009 from KEVN-TV in Rapid City, SD as a reporter, but was promoted to her current anchor position in 2011.

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06 2014

Jim Reif dies after bicycle accident…

UPDATE: 04/08/14 @ 15:03 – We are sad to report that WBBH’s Jim Reif died at 10:38pm last night. The meteorologist died of brain injuries suffered in a bicycle accident this past Sunday. Read the story below the video.

04/07/14 (edited from NBC-2.com) – WBBH NBC2 Director of Meteorology Jim Reif was involved in a tragic bicycle accident Sunday afternoon and is currently in grave condition.

While riding his bike on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, his bicycle hit a sign, throwing him to the ground. Jim hit his head on the curb and suffered traumatic injuries to the head.

First responders were able to get to the scene in a matter of minutes because the accident happened less than a mile away from the fire station. It’s unclear what caused the accident.

Jim Reif is a household name in Southwest Florida. In 1979, Jim began his television career in Fort Myers and he quickly earned his reputation as a hurricane specialist. He joined Waterman Broadcasting in 1999 as the Chief Meteorologist for ABC7, and more recently he moved to NBC2 and became the Director of Meteorology for the company’s television stations….Cont….

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04 2014

Jim Syoen and wife sued for $2 million…

(edited from NBC-2.com) – A well-known celebrity photographer in New York has filed a lawsuit against his daughter, a communications director with the State Attorney’s Office in Fort Myers, and son-in-law, WFTX Fox4 weatherman Jim Syoen, claiming the couple stole $1 million worth of his property while he was gravely ill and in the hospital.

A summons was issued for Samantha Syoen and her husband by a New York court, where Frank Ross is suing them for elder abuse, fraud, conversion, trespass to property and unjust enrichment.

Ross alleges in the lawsuit that Samantha Syoen got him to sign papers giving them control of his property last year when he was critically ill….Cont….

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03 2014

UPDATE: WINK microwave van rolls over on I-75…

09-11-13 – UPDATE – As we reported yesterday, a WINK-TV station microwave van blew a tire and rolled over on I-75 near Naples. Both reporter Vanessa Ruffes and station photog Lucas Bogg were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. Ruffes suffered a broken clavicle (collar bone) in the crash. Vanessa responded today via Facebook:

I wanted to thank all of you for your kind words and support following a very scary accident yesterday. I’m very glad to report my photographer Lucas Bogg and I are resting up and doing well today after our news truck rolled on I-75. Right now, I’m home nursing a fractured collarbone and can’t wait to return to work.

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(edited from WINKTV.com) – 09-10-13 – A WINK News van crashed on I-75, near mile marker 112, around 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, injuring two people. All lanes of traffic have re-opened.

Florida Highway Patrol said the van lost control after a tire blew out, causing the van to flip.

Sources tell Florida News Center that the crash involved reporter Vanessa Ruffes and photographer Lucas Bogg. They are both being treated at Naples Community Hospital for minor injuries.

Pic above & video below from WBBH/WZVN

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09 2013