No sight of an absentee ballot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Thomas Bayuk's absentee ballot is absent from his mailbox. Now it's too late for the North Fort Myers Republican to mail in his vote. "Even if we get them ..
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Crash with injuries causes roadblock on NB I-75 at mm 129

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: The roadway is now clear. A vehicle crash with injures is tying up traffic on I-75 this Friday afternoon. There is a roadblock at mile marker 129 in Fort ..
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FMPD investigates 2nd homicide of the new year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers police are looking for the killer of a man whose body was found in the back yard of a home at 3307 Ellington Ct. It comes at a time when the police are..
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Children make magical memories for donors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- Children made believers out of some adults Friday.  They shared their personal stories with donors of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. "The kids are magicians to..
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Man charged after gun found in bag at airport

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - An Indiana man was arrested after authorities say security personnel at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport found a gun in his bag. &nb..
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FDLE won't open criminal investigation into Christie case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a statement detailing why they will not open a criminal investigation in the case of Nicholas Christie.  ..
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Charges may be dropped against ex-aide to Rubio

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News sat down with Mike Brennan, Marco Rubio's aide who recently resigned following a battery arrest. His wife declined to press charges. The police report s..
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Naples boat show sails in for the weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- Marine enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the Naples boat parade going on now through Sunday. The 45th annual event, sponsored by the Marine Industries Association ..
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Poll: Romney opens lead in Florida primary contest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has increased his lead over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich among likely Republican voters going into Florida's pr..
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Lee County sees a rise in canine parvo-virus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) is urging all pet owners to vaccinate their dogs for parvo-virus.  The shelter has seen a rise in parvo cases amo..
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FMPD arrests suspect accused in Thanksgiving shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department has arrested a suspect for the Christopher Ramirez homicide that happened last November. Police arrested Joquinn Benjamin, 23, of..
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1 fugitive Dougherty sibling planned escape from jail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DENVER (AP) - One of three siblings who was part of a multistate crime spree and nationwide manhunt planned to escape from a Colorado jail with his sister, telling jailers that he ..
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FMPD arrest 4 for suspicious activity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Mid-January the Fort Myers Police Department began an operation to address graffiti occurring in the City of Palms Parking Garage. The goal of the operation was t..
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Republicans hit the road in Fla. ahead of primary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

After a lively debate Thursday night, the Republicans hit the road again in Florida ahead of Tuesday's primary.WINK News has been following the candidates and are in Jacksonville w..
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Fla. man find $8,000 cash, returns it to owners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa man is being called a Good Samaritan after he found a briefcase full of cash and returned it to its owner.    Frank Colla spotted the blac..
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Fla. House rolls out plan to keep building schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida House Republicans are rolling out a plan to replenish the state's depleted school construction account.    A House panel on Thursday..
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Marco Rubio: national consensus on dream act youth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he hopes Republicans will take the lead in trying to resolve the legal status of illegal immigrants who go to college or join the m..
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Felon arrested for the 15th time, in possession of firearm

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Friday, during the early morning hours, probation officers with the Florida Department of Corrections and officers with the Fort Myers Police Department’..
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CCSO arrests 4th suspect in Port Charlotte burglary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives Thursday night located and arrested the fourth person in the Whidden Industrial Park business burglary case. A 17-year..
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Cape police need help identifying theft suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Cape Coral Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a Grand Theft investigation. The unidentified male is a s..
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