Smoke causes alarm for some

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A controlled burn at Babcock Ranch is causing smokey conditions for Southwest Florida drivers Tuesday morning. It is believed that the northeast wind is blowing t..
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CCSO investigating theft of 8 pool pumps in Englewood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of eight pool pumps from two resorts and one condominium in the Englewood area that were reported..
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Former prison guard sentenced on porn charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A former federal corrections officer charged with child pornography has been sentenced to five years in prison after agreeing to a plea deal with prosecutors. Ci..
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Oil-spill workers sought for study

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHAUVIN, La. (AP) - Federal researchers will be in Terrebonne Parish on Wednesday, looking for cleanup workers willing to participate in a $17.8 million study of long-term health e..
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Police investigate Tampa shooting that injures 5

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say five people were injured following a shooting outside a nightclub in Tampa's Ybor City district.    Tampa police say a gunman star..
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Voters head to polls Tuesday in Cape city council races

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Voters hit the polls Tuesday in a contentious Cape Coral city council election, which features half of the council seats on the ballot.Incumbents Peter Brandt (D..
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Black Friday fever hitting SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The clock is ticking if you're a Black Friday shopper.  Only 18 days stand between you and one of the biggest shopping days of the year.  Stores are d..
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East Naples firefighter accused of soliciting a minor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

NAPLES, Fla.- East Naples firefighter Eric Lentovich was arrested Thursday on charges of soliciting a minor and traveling to meet a minor. Investigators with the Hardee county sher..
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Friends mourn Immokalee brothers who drowned while fishing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -Friends are mourning the loss of two Immokalee brothers who drowned while fishing in Everglades City Sunday morning. "We went, thinking we were just going to ..
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Supporters rally for laid-off firefighters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

EAST NAPLES, Fla.- They're usually working to save lives, but these days East Naples Firefighters are fighting for the livlihoods of nine of their own. East Naples Firefighters are..
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Late night 'robo' calls upsetting thousands of residents

Updated 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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