LCSO investigates a homicide in Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide. The victim has been identified as 50-year-old Richard Reese. On Sunday at approximately 6:20 a.m., Le..
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Large fire off Alligator Alley still burning

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Florida Forest Service reports that the wildfire burning in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge is 90 percent contained, as of Monday. The fire span..
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Lehigh Acres Firefighters respond to 1/2 acre brush fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Firefighters responded to a brush fire on 24th Street Southwest in Lehigh Acres, near the intersection of Gunnery Road and State Road 82. The half-acre fire cam..
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Dunbar hosts 68th Annual Easter Parade

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Hundreds of spectators swarmed Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Sunday for the 68th Annual Dunbar Easter Parade. The annual outing featured floats from an..
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Help recognizing scams

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - There are so many scams out there, it's hard to keep tabs on every single one. That's why it's so important to recognize all of those red flags warning you of a ..
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Investigation into fishing show host's crash continues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. - Crime scene tape still surrounds the empty field next to the Everglades City Airport, where Jose Wejebe's airplane crashed Friday evening. Investigators wit..
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Scott repeals 45-year-old ban on dyeing of bunnies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill that lifts a 45-year-old ban on the dyeing of bunnies, chicks and other animals. The provision was part of a wide-ranging..
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Pharmacists allowed to give some vaccinations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida pharmacists can now give vaccinations for pneumonia and shingles under a bill sign by Gov. Rick Scott. The measure (HB 509) was signed into law Fri..
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Scott signs bill inspired by Caylee Anthony's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill inspired by 2-year-old Caylee Anthony's death. The bill (HB 37) was signed Friday. The new law increases the maximum pena..
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Gov. Scott vetoes prisoner rehabilitation bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed a bill that would have let nonviolent felons get sentence reductions by completing rehabilitation programs. Scott also vetoed tw..
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Cape Coral hoping for winning bid in county auction

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL - At a special meeting, Cape Coral's city council voted to allow staff to participate in a county land auction on Monday. The 491 parcel package deal contains land s..
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Deadly crash blocks part of Daniels Pkwy.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A semi-truck and Ford Mustang collided on Daniels Parkway and Riverside Center Court this morning around 4. One person was killed in the crash. Investigators bloc..
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Only on WINK: Kern writes letters to Sally Arthur

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A WINK News exclusive.  A letter of confession.  Cape Coral man, Garrett Kern, wrote the letter to his step-grandmother.  In it, Sally Arthur say..
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Host of Spanish Fly dies in Everglades City plane crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla -- The host of a popular fishing show Spanish Fly was killed in a plane crash in Everglades City Friday afternoon. Jose Wejebe was flying his single engine pla..
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Zoomers opening date pushed back to June

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- WINK News has confirmed the new owners of Zoomers Amusement Park have pushed back the opening date.The amusement park near Fort Myers Beach has been under const..
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Letter Carrier Hailed Hero

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Gailhard

Letter Carrier Melanie Pierce was dropping off mail at the Driftwood condos Monday when she heard something startling. "I heard someone call out. I kept saying where are you, where..
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Spring migration begins, visitors head back North

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The annual spring-time migration has begun; seasonal visitors to Southwest Florida are packing up and heading back north. Many will leave this weekend, or right a..
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Cape Coral VA clinic expected to bring business boom

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL - The area's newest VA clinic is months away from opening and some are questioning, where are all the businesses that city leaders said would come with the new medic..
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Officers respond to shooting at Jones Walker Apartments

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Fort Myers police officers have responded to the Jones Walker Apartments on Blount Street for reports of a shooting.Officers tell WINK News, a person was shot m..
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75 interchange will open if evacuation is needed in Estates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

I-75 interchange will open if evacuation is needed in EstatesGolden Gate Estates, Fla -- It has been more than 24 hours and a massive fire burning along Alligator Alley has only go..
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