Witnesses describe fast-moving Lehigh Acres brush fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A 20 acre brush fire caused minor damage to at least one home, but frightened dozens of people in an east Lehigh Acres neighborhood. The fire was first reporte..
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Man & baby in stroller hit in Lehigh Acres, injuries minor

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- Danger for a man and his baby talking a walk along a Lehigh Acres road on Tuesday night.Florida Highway Patrol troopers tell WINK News, the man was at Lee Str..
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25 acre fire threatens homes in North Naples

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NORTH NAPLES, Fla -- Firefighters have contained a 25 acre fire in North Naples. The fire broke out around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon near the the gated communities of Mediterra and ..
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Only on WINK: Rays player involved in two crashes day of DUI

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.  -- WINK News has learned the Tampa Bay Rays player, Matthew Bush, who is accused of DUI and a hit and run that left a Charlotte County man in the hospi..
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New lead in Collier missing persons cases

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The national spotlight is now shining down on the search for answers in the disappearances of two Collier County men, and it's led to at least one new tip. Th..
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15-Acre fire in Lehigh Acres damages one home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A 15-acre fire at Mary Ave. and Estate St. in Lehigh Acres is 15 percent contained, according to the Florida Forest Service. One home sustained moderate damage ..
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Assault suspect claims she was armed with a cane

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- A wheelchair-bound woman is facing charges over what she tells WINK News is a terrible misunderstanding. Mary Ashley, 61 will be arraigned on a felony assault charge ..
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Multi-agency weapons bust yields 14 arrests

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fourteen people have been arrested in a major Fort Myers weapons bust. Local, state and federal officials Tuesday announced the conclusion of a six-month operatio..
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New affordable housing for seniors opens in Punta Gorda

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Seniors on a tight budget now have another housing option in Charlotte County. Tuesday, developers and community leaders celebrated the grand opening of Charlot..
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Tampa-based WellCare agrees to $137.5M settlement

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Tampa-based health care provider has agreed to pay $137.5 million to settle four lawsuits involving fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid cl..
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Homes evacuated in N. Naples due to brush fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A 25-acre fire burned at Old 41 and Sun Century Rd. in North Naples Wednesday evening. The Collier County Sheriff's Office evacuated homes at Frescott Lane an..
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New details and a survey on Ft. Myers trolley system

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Surveyors are stopping people on the streets of downtown Ft. Myers, and asking their opinions about trolleys. Meantime, officials are revealing a few more tentati..
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ATV accident victims' names released

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The names of the two young victims hospitalized after the ATV they were riding was struck by a vehicle have been released. The driver of the ATV was 14-year-o..
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Mosquito population on the rise earlier than usual

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- With warmer than average temperatures, the mosquito population is on the rise. The heavy season doesn't usually start until May, but as the temperatures have crep..
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Kindness of stranger helps soldier see mom before deployment

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Denise Dewitt was desperate to see her son before he is deployed to Afghanistan on May 3rd. She was expecting a very special visit last month when her son purchas..
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2 bodies discovered after North Port house fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla.- A fire in North Port left two dead and a house in ruins on Tuesday morning. A 911 call came in about 5 a.m., reporting a house on fire on Duar Terrace. North Port..
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LCSO investigates a body found in the Cape

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death at a homeless camp on NE 24th Ave. south of Pine Island Rd. in Cape Coral. LCSO reported that the victim ..
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Man arrested for stealing brass and copper from Home Depot

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A homeless Naples man was arrested for grand theft after shoplifting fro Home Depot on Tuesday. Lonnie Heckelman slipped multiple brass fittings, copper tubing cutter..
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Cape Coral woman wins a new home thanks to Fuccillo Kia

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- It was a huge night for one Cape Coral woman. Sara Bramhall is now the proud owner of a new home, thanks to Billy Fuccillo. The 20-year-old and others registered ..
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Mom speeding in a school zone leads to drug charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy saw a woman driver speeding in an East Elementary school zone at 8:36 a.m. Monday and made a traffic stop that led to multipl..
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