Fort Myers wife charged in murder-for-hire plot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Fort Myers wife is behind bars in Lee County, accused of plotting to have her husband killed. Authorities say she promised the "hitman" money and a motorcycle. ..
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Deputies investigate double homicide, Golden Gate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: Based on their investigation thus far detectives believe that the perpetrator(s) came to the victims' residence between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tues..
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Gator bite victim condition upgraded at hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A follow up after a vicious alligator attack in Collier County.  Tuesday afternoon, Margaret Webb, 90, was upgraded to fair condition at Lee Memorial H..
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State reschedules Valle execution for Sept. 28

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State authorities are rescheduling the execution of a Florida man convicted of killing a Coral Gables police officer 33 years ago.    A Depa..
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Cape Coral City Council election results

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- One of the most interesting and surprising races of Tuesday night in Cape Coral was in district three.  Incumbent Bill Deile came in second behind newcomer..
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Cape Coral man wins 1 million dollar Lottery prize

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A trip to a 7-11 has made one Cape Coral man a rich man. Ken Shaffer says his luck at the Florida lottery will help his family get out of debt! It's a stor..
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Thousands of fish suffocate in act of vandalism

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL- A horrific act of vandalism.Tens of thousands of dollars worth of Tilapia suffocated at a Charlotte County fish farm. Thousands and thousands of fish.The owne..
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I-75 Southbound reopens at Palm Beach Blvd

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southbound Interstate 75 in Lee County has reopened at Palm Beach Boulevard after a fatal crash at the Tice Street overpass (near 140 mile marker). A tractor-trai..
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Plumbers protest permitting process in Collier

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Plumbers are uniting in Collier County over a permitting issue that has them outraged.  They say an expensive permit and inspection fee is not necessary..
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Double amputee gets emotional homecoming

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Beth Styles' home is open to "God, sunshine and friends". In fact, a sign over her front door says just that. But for 12 days, her home was open to complete stra..
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Good-bye hotel, hello assisted living facility

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Shell Point retirement community is renovating a former Country Inn and Suites into an assisted living facility. It will have 105 apartments and according to offi..
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Primary Day in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Tuesday was primary day in Cape Coral. Hundreds of people have showed up to cast their ballot in an election that could very well change the balance of power in t..
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Gail Andrews back in Federal Court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Gail Andrews appeared in Federal Court for a status conference Tuesday afternoon. The 62-year old is accused of hiding her mother's death for 14 months, in order ..
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Plans revealed for WINK News Hunger Walk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Southwest Florida is gearing up for the 4th annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk. The theme this year is "Believe in Magic", and  we're hoping, with y..
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Florida has 3rd highest rate of uninsured

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida, the state which led the challenge to President Obama's heath care plan, has the nation's third highest rate of residents without health insurance. Dat..
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Florida wants early presidential primary date

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - House Speaker Dean Cannon is determined to make Florida the fifth state in the nation when it comes to choosing a presidential nominee. Cannon wants Florid..
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Former MVP Manny Ramirez Arrested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Former World Series MVP Manny Ramirez was released from jail Tuesday after authorities arrested him for allegedly slapping his wife during a dispute at..
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Businesses say road expansion is shrinking income

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Construction is underway on U.S. 41 between Corkscrew Road and San Carlos Boulevard. Crews are about nine months into the project, but nearby businesses are alre..
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College students borrowing more money

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

ESTERO, Fla. -- New students show the rising cost of college, low graduation rates and poor job prospects are causing students to barely keep their head above water when it comes t..
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More controversy ahead in the Cape budget battle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- More fallout is in store in the battle of the budget and Cape Coral's fire unions. New city documents show this fight may end up costing you money.WINK News has o..
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