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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Businesses take financial hit after standoff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A four hour police standoff near Fowler Street cost businesses big on Monday."You see a bunch of police cars and activity, and it's like, I don't want to stop. Le..
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Republican debate in Tampa expected to be heated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla.- Monday night's debate has people talking already. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has picked up a key endorsement. Meanwhile, Texas Governor Rick Perry is su..
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Fla. insurer agrees to phase in hefty rate hike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's largest insurer of homes and businesses, state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp., is lowering a proposed rate increase for providing cover..
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Rudi Dekkers tells his story to WINK- Part 2

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Before September 11, 2001, a Dutchman by the name of Rudi Dekkers was on top of the world.His florida flight school was booming, and the money was flowing.But after the attack, his..
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Eternal flame missing from Punta Gorda monument

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- On any given day, you are likely to see visitors paying homage to fallen soldiers at the Kiwanis Veterans Garden in Punta Gorda. What's more significant is what ..
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Where were you on 9/11? Part 2

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PART 2: There are few days in American History that America, as a Nation, will never forget.September 11th, 2001 is one of them.This morning, we're telling the story of that day by..
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Lee Struggles with maintenance of private roads

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee county commissioners want more study of private roads, some of which flood every rainy season.   Right now, Lee spends an average of about 50-thousa..
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