Big Backpack Giveaway gives supplies to 2,000 students

Updated 22 hours ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- This weekend is the Big Backpack Giveaway in Fort Myers.It's the 15th year that the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida has been able to help the kids in ou..
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16 y/o lightning strike victim speaks about the incident

Updated 23 hours ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- WINK News is learning new details about that deadly lightning strike on Fort Myers Beach, as we hear from one of the victims for the first time.Chelsea Gill..
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Suspect allegedly crashes SUV, flees scene to steal beer

Updated 20 hours ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The driver of an SUV caused a two-vehicle accident in the area of Palm Beach Blvd. and Van Buren St. around 9:45 this morning, before fleeing the scene on foot to..
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Traffic pattern changes on Pine Island Rd. due to roadwork

Updated 23 hours ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Drivers in Cape Coral will notice some changes along Pine Island Road today.The widening project from Chiquita Boulevard to Burnt Store Road is still underway. Th..
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LCSO investigates reported carjacking near Tice St.

Updated 23 hours ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a carjacking that reportedly happened on Ortiz Ave. near Tice St. around 2:20 a.m. yesterday. The victim said she ..
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CCPD: Man threatens patrons with a gun at Diamond Billiards

Updated 24 hours ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police arrested 25-year-old Gregory Page last night after witnesses said he aimed a gun at patrons inside Diamond Billiards and then fired two shot int..
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Marco Island names acting police chief

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- Marco Island has appointed Al Schettino as acting police chief. Schettino has been in law enforcement for 37 years, and has been with the Marco Island Police De..
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Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.&..
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Georgia man fires bullet through Fla. hotel wall

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a 59-year-old Georgia man shot his handgun inside his room at the Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort in Daytona Beach and a 12-year-old boy in an adjoi..
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Boater missing in water after Dry Tortugas crash

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Chel Bell

DRY TORTUGAS, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife crews are searching for a person in the water following a boat collision near the Dry Tortugas.  ..
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Tampa woman sentenced to prison for marriage fraud

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa woman is heading to federal prison for 15 months after her conviction on charges of conspiring to commit marriage fraud.    U.S. District ..
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LCSO arrests 14 suspected drug dealers in Bonita

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A two-month narcotics investigation has culminated in the arrests of 14 suspected drug dealers in the Bonita Springs area. "Operation Bonita Blast" was launch..
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Free admission to Lee County Parks this weekend

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County commissioners have designated Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27, as dates during which parking fees will be waived at Lee County-managed boat ramp..
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Man dies after watercraft crash

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Rachel Rothe

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 25-year-old Arkansas man is dead after a personal watercraft he was riding on collided with a commercial boat off Panama City Beach.   &n..
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Crews finish power line repairs in Charlotte County

Updated 24 hours ago   
By: Erin Sheehan

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - All Florida Power and Light customers in Port Charlotte have their power back after electricians fiXed frayed power lines in the area. The power lines were..
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Man dies while snorkeling off Key Largo

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Rachel Rothe

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - A 71-year-old Georgia man has died while snorkeling off Key Largo.    The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that John Marshall of Johns C..
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Clean-up continues after paint washes into storm drains

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

NAPLES, Fla.- Sanitation crews are cleaning up a sealant that leaked into storm drains, that eventually lead to the Gordan River.A roofing company was putting a sealant on the roof..
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Naples man proposes to girlfriend, scuba diving underwater

Updated 1 day ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Surrounded by family on a boat in the Florida Keys, then with quick wave to the camera, Naples man Alex Montgomery and his girlfriend Lauren Schuhle head deep..
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Fort Myers Derby Girls ranked 55th in the country

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Bill Halter

Roller Derby is a fast growing international sport, no longer is it staged for television like it was 25 years ago. Now the competitors are dedicated amateur participants.  Th..
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Heroin arrests at an all time high in Cape Coral

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Heroin arrests are hitting a new high in Cape Coral.  In the latest bust, police say Marcus Dale, 33, asked his young daughter to hide his stash of heroin...
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