Cashier's check scam hits Lee County woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

BUCKINGHAM, Fla.-  Donna Shankin was trying to sell her condo on Craigslist.  When she got a buyer, she brought the cashier's check down to the bank. But the check was fo..
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Estates residents applaud man shooting at crooks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Two of the three suspects arrested in a brazen Golden Gate Estates home break-in faced a judge today. Only WINK News got video inside the courtroom as family..
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Controversy surrounds Fort Myers Beach library expansion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Despite months of opposition, construction continues on the 18,000 square foot addition to the Fort Myers Beach library. Library officials say the new addition is needed and will b..
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ONLY ON WINK: The first 48

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News followed homicide detectives with the Fort Myers Police Department during the first 48 hours of a murder investigation. "When officers got on scene they..
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29th St. SW in Lehigh Acres closed due to vehicle crash with injuries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A boy, 4, was struck by a truck and has been taken to Lee Memorial Hospital, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The accident happened at approximately 4 p.m. ..
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New details in Cape murder suicide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-  Two months ago, Tara Brissette's family saw her life come to an end too soon. "It's hard because they both were so happy. It makes it harder to deal with th..
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LCSO: Lehigh motorcycle UPS truck crash still under investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- WINK News is learning more about a man who died in a fiery motorcycle crash in Lehigh Acres. Gerardo Perez was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday after au..
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Cape Coral salt water dredging permit renewed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

CAPE CORAL, FL- Cape Coral residents say several weeks out of the year, they can't even use the canals behind them because the water is too shallow. "This boat needs 3 foot 2 inche..
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Child rescued from North Fort Myers pool

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A boy sinks to the bottom of a crowded North Fort Myers pool and stays there for nearly five minutes while nobody above the water notices. A North Fort Myer..
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Thieves burglarize Cape Coral home, use new technique to enter through garage

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral couple can't believe their eyes, after crooks got away with thousands of dollars of their belongings. But it's how the thieves entered the home, that..
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Conservation group says "clock is ticking" to save Pine Island property

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A local conservation group is in a race against time to save hundreds of acres of Pine Island land from development. The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coa..
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Fla. murderer found in Colo. 32 years after escape

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A murderer who escaped from a Florida prison in 1979 is now in custody in Colorado.    Frederick Barrett escaped from the Union Correctional..
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Changes coming to bus routes in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Whether you ride public transportation or not, changes to Lee Tran service will affect you. The plan is to better utilize existing routes and get rid of those tha..
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Trash fees lowered for Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County is making good on millions in bonds for a trash sorting facility and they're now passing the savings onto residents. Nearly two decades after the count..
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Cape Coral neighborhood watch gears up for National Night Out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Cape Coral Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch is gearing up for next week’s “National Night Out." Cape Coral’s “National Nig..
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Judge hears challenge to Fla. campaign law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge is considering a challenge to a Florida campaign law regulating political committees and similar groups.    U.S. District Ju..
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Suspect who played a role in scammed auto sale sought

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying a man who picked up cash from a money transfer, sent from an unsuspecting victim ..
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Riverview man found inside SUV submerged in river

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

RIVERVIEW, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says boaters found the submerged SUV that belonged to a Riverview man who was reported missing in June.    The body..
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Reputed mob boss appeals Florida fraud sentence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A reputed captain of the Gambino crime family's South Florida operations who prosecutors say is linked to the infamous hit that led to John Gotti's rise to power is ..
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Poultry maker expands chicken recall to nuggets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A voluntary recall of thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat chicken was expanded over concerns that the meat could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause ..
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