Surprise inspections on scrap dealers could stifle metal thefts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-A team of law enforcement across Southwest Florida is going all-out to combat metal thefts, and that includes going after scrap metal dealers. Thursday, an unannou..
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Surprise inspections on scrap dealers could stifle metal thefts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-A team of law enforcement across Southwest Florida is going all-out to combat metal thefts, and that includes going after scrap metal dealers. Thursday, an unannou..
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Mesac Damas in court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

NAPLES, Fla.-During a hearing for accused killer Mesac Damas, the judge said he will decide by next Thursday if Demas is competent to stand trial. Damas is accused of killing his w..
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Southwest Florida brush fire season extended due to drought

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida is weathering its busiest brush fire season in at least four years. "We recognize that conditions are as bad as they've ever been. Our numbers a..
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Newly renovated park and old museum unite future and past

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Fort Myers kicked off "Juneteenth" celebrations Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the revitalized Roberto Clemente Park and reopening of the Williams Ac..
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Warning added for Lee County waters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.-FL-The Lee County Health Department is adding to its Caloosahatchee River warning that all natural bodies of fresh untreated water where algae is present should be..
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Bonita Springs city employees receive 3 percent pay raise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- The Mayor of Bonita Springs says the recent three percent pay raise for all city employees won't impact the city's finances. The city council voted 4 to 3 Wed..
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Whiskey Creek Country Club fire ruled accidental

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla -  Investigators were on scene for most of the day sifting through the charred debris. After taking a closer look, investigators say the fire is accident..
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Fire blocks roads in the Tropical Gulf Acres subdivision

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TROPICAL GULF ACRES- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies are blocking roads in the Tropical Gulf Acres subdivision south of Punta Gorda. CCSO received the call at 4:19 p.m. and fir..
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10-acre fire burns near Rotunda Airport

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.-A 10-acre fire is burning near Gasparilla Road near the Rotunda Airport. Three tractors are en route to the scene.  Trust WINK News for the latest infor..
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Higher Menu Prices Could be Coming to a Restaurant Near You

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

You might have to dig deeper into your pocketbook to dine out at some of your favorite, local restaurants.    Some eateries are raising prices, to cope with higher f..
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Mom, sons behind bars accused of stealing appliances

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEHIGH ACRES, FL-A mother and her two sons accused of burglary are behind bars tonight, thanks to a quick thinking minister. The Jehovah witness minister, who did not want us to sh..
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Dump the Pump: Try public transit Thursday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

June 16 marks the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) sixth annual National Dump the Pump Day.  The purpose is to highlight public transportation as an e..
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Whiskey Creek Country Club loses cart barn in fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A fire started at around 6:30 pm Wednesday night inside the cart barn at Whiskey Creek Country Club. Neighbors first smelled the smoke and called 911.  last ..
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Man injured after aggravated robbery and assault in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.-A call came into the Fort Myers Police Department at 3:23 p.m. regarding an assault and aggravated robbery at 3909 Seminole Avenue in Fort Myers.  One man was..
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75-acre brush fire burns in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A 75-acre fire is burning at Zemel Road and U.S. 41 in Punta Gorda, according to Division of Forestry.  Trust WINK News for the latest details. 
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Police make arrests at Cape Coral metal dealer business

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A task force made up of law enforcement personnel from the Cape Coral Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Myers Police Department ma..
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Warning continues for Caloosahatchee water

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County Health Department is maintaining its warning for people, pets and livestock to avoid contact with the Caloosahatchee River water despite toxicity..
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Speeding tickets in Charlotte County drop dramatically

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- Getting a speeding ticket is never fun and in Southwest Florida it's not cheap either. In Charlotte County speeding fines range from 126 dollars to 458 doll..
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Man arrested after threatening airport mechanic with shard of glass

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who threatened a Punta Gorda Airport mechanic at Air Trek Ambulance Services with a shard of broken glass. CCS..
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