Late night 'robo' calls upsetting thousands of residents

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Political calls in the middle of the night wake up thousands of Cape Coral residents. The "Robo" calls came from the Southwest Florida Labor Council and asked th..
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Occupy Ft. Myers moves back to Centennial Park

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FT. MYERS, Fla.- Occupy Fort Myers protesters are packing their bags and leaving the courthouse in downtown Fort Myers. But they aren't moving far. The group is returning to Centen..
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Taking teacher attendance at the polls

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEE COUNTY, Fla-- Teachers have long been seen as a "voting block" that will turn out on election day. A WINK news investigation challenges that assumption. It also uncovers a prob..
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Video & pictures show dramatic river rescue

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

FORT MYERS, Fla - Three men are being called heroes after they saved a toddler from nearly drowning in the Caloosahatchee River. Two year-old Nicholas Garrett fell into the water w..
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CCSO investigates $35,000 worth of quarry equipment stolen

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are investigating theft of $35,000 in large electric cables to rock quarry equipment in southern Charlotte County. CCSO rec..
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Alleged scammer trolled bars for victims

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- New court documents reveal how Gary Brooks allegedly found his victims. He ran across Mickey Ross and his family at a local sports bar. Ross says he seemed legiti..
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State Rep questions Lee Mosquito Control's big budget

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- $21 million a year in taxpayer dollars is budgeted to keep Lee County's pesky population of mosquitoes under control.State Representative Paige Kreegel (R-Punta G..
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Cape Coral PD in custody of James Arthur's car

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police Detectives have taken custody of James Arthur’s 2009 Volvo. Detectives put out a nationwide BOLO for the vehicle on Thursday October 27th ..
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Dr. Kim: Laser Hair Removal

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-70% of US Women use one or more methods of hair removal.  There is an increased demand of laser hair removal by men.  It is estimated that 1 million wome..
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Southbound I-75 reopened at Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Authorities have re-opened the southbound lanes of I-75 at Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers after nearly four hours of delays and shutdowns. Deputies say the crash ..
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Two deadly crashes investigated in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Investigators are looking into two separate, deadly crashes on Sunday morning; one in Fort Myers, the other in Cape Coral. Authorities say Raymond Santiago, ..
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Teen brothers drown near Everglades City

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff's Office says two teenage brothers drowned this morning in Everglades City.Deputies say the brothers were fishing near the DuPont..
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Child Rescued from Caloosahatchee River

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A toddler was rescued from the Caloosahatchee river Sunday afternoon after two bystanders jumped in to save him. Fort Myers Police, Fire and Lee County..
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Cleveland Ave. collision sends 3 to hospital

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers Police are investigating a traffic crash that happened around 2:00 p.m. in the 4800 block of Cleveland Avenue. The crash involved a motorcycle and a T..
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GOP candidates avoid Florida tea party convention

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tea party organizers in Florida are seeking more influence in electing candidates, yet the most prominent Republicans invited to participate in the group..
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Showtime on Wink News Now Weekend

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney


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Local Boy Scout troop guards sandsculptures overnight

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - With more than a dozen sandy works of art nearly complete and ready for inspection, 19-year-old Gregory Cain and 11-year-old Paul Walker start their laps a..
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Kern in Chicago courtroom on Saturday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CHICAGO, Ill. - A Cape Coral man was due to appear in a Chicago courtroom Saturday.Garrett Kern, 23, was arrested Thursday in Illinois, suspected in the disappearance of his step-f..
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Thousands attend Collier Heart Walk

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Exactly eleven years ago, Carl Fernstrom was at home when he went into sudden cardiac arrest. His wife rushed him to the hospital and because of modern techno..
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Traffic stop leads to liquid drug bust

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County deputies seized 10 pounds of a liquid drug during a traffic stop on Friday night. The Lee County Sheriff's Office said the discovery was made du..
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