Burglary suspects strip in beachside restaurant

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is looking for a group of men who broke into a beachside restaurant in their underwear on Sunday and stole a case of hamburge..
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2 inmates back in Fla. jail after brief escape

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONIFAY, Fla. (AP) - Two escaped inmates are back in a Panhandle jail after they escaped.    Holmes County law enforcement officials say Jeffery Morrill and David Ch..
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Miami Seaquarium fined by OSHA

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Seaquarium has been issued a $7,000 fine for allowing trainers to work with a killer whale without sufficient protections.    The Occupational..
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Fla gets $42M in refunds under new health law

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Federal health officials say nearly 1 million Floridians who bought insurance under the Affordable Care Act will receive roughly $42 million in refunds thanks to a pro..
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NJ man dies in Fla. Keys diving accident

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - A New Jersey man is dead following a diving trip in the Florida Keys with his teenage children.    Monroe County Sheriff's officials say 45-ye..
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Lightning strike survivor out of hospital, other critical

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office has released the identities of the three individuals struck by lightning on Fort Myers Beach yesterday. The man who died on ..
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Florida man accused of scamming Apple out of $309,768

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Erin Sheehan

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa man is accused of scamming Apple stores out of $309,768 through a scam using fake authorization codes for debit cards. The Tampa Bay Times says 24-year-o..
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EXCLUSIVE: CCSO creates community video watch program

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- "It's an added resource for us, to have eyes available where we ordinarily wouldn't have eyes." The Collier County Sheriff's Office needs your help solving cr..
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Lawn care crew attacked by bees in Cape Coral

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Corey Lazar

CAPE CORAL Fla.- A painful night for a group of lawn care workers. Four of them were swarmed and stung by hundreds of bees.It happened on Southeast 47th Terrace in Cape Coral off S..
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Naples, Cape Coral rank top 10 in Forbes jobs report

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Southwest Florida may be one of the hottest spots in America for job growth, and it's affecting home values. As prices have increased over the past 4 years, the ..
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Laser strikes: "A real threat to aviation safety"

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - It's a prank that can send you to prison: aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft.In the last few years, reports of laser strikes have gone up at alarming levels ..
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A lightning prediction system could soon come to FMB

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Megan Contreras

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.,- That deadly lightning strike is igniting a push to bring a lightning prediction system to the beach. WINK News has actually been following this idea for mo..
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SWFL 17U Wins Perfect Game State Championship

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Chelsa Messinger

By Chelsa Messinger Local high school baseball players hit the field at Jet Blue Developmental Park for the Perfect Game 17U Florida State Championship. Southwest Florida 17U Gray ..
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Abandoned SWFL prison to get military makeover

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Jennifer Jones

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. - An abandoned prison will soon be the latest military training facility in the country. Last month, a Naples business man bought the property from the state. ..
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Witnesses relive the moments a deadly storm came onto FMB

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Megan Contreras

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.,- Today, WINK News talked to a father vacationing on Fort Myers Beach with his family. his young children witnessed yesterday's strike. He, like many beachgo..
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Protecting your home from lightning

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Jamie Ostroff

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - When a storm brews, it's always a good idea to take cover.  But sometimes, lightning can even be dangerous indoors.WINK News Chief Meteorologist Jim Farrel..
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Poll shows voters aren't happy with Crist or Scott

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new poll shows that Florida voters aren't pleased with either Republican Gov. Rick Scott or former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is trying to win his job back...
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City council approves $40,000 for Gardner Park improvements

Updated 7 days ago   
By: Morgan Frances

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Today was a "win" for some businesses downtown along Fowler Street. City Council approved the use of $40,000 toward redevelopment in the Gardner Park area. Peopl..
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Vehicle rollover on SB Bayshore Rd. exit ramp injures 2

Updated 7 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a vehicle rollover on I-75 at Bayshore Rd. The southbound exit ramp to Bayshore Rd. was closed for over an hour.&n..
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Tropical depression weakens to tropical wave

Updated 7 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression in the Atlantic has weakened to a tropical wave as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.    I..
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