New fitness requirements for Lee County Deputies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEE COUNTY, FL- Is law enforcement fit for the job?.WINK News uncovering major changes at the Lee County Sheriff's Office to make sure deputies, are in shape. Lifting, punching, an..
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Property Insurance Rates Could Go up after Legislative Action

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Property owners should get ready for higher rates on windstorm insurance.  The legislature passed a bill, awaiting Governor Rick Scott's signature, that would allow companies ..
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New MEDSTAR helicopter will join fleet in coming weeks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - MEDSTAR will soon have a new helicopter in its fleet. The county purchased the BEL 430 from a hospital in Portland, Oregon last fall. The price tag of the helico..
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Conservancy of SWFL undergoes major facelift with $38.5 million in donations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NAPLES, Fla. - Imagine Central Park in the middle of Naples. The largest environmental campaign in the state is on it's way to making that happen. Tuesday, the Conservancy of South..
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SWFL used car dealerships seeing spike in demand for small, fuel efficient cars

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Thanks to high gas prices, used car dealerships are having a hard time keeping fuel efficient cars stocked on their lots. The spike in demand is costing dealershi..
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Lee County Animal Services facing major shortage of cat and dog food

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Animal Services is facing a major shortage of cat and dog food. They're now asking for the public's help to keep supplies stocked. The shelter's Pet Pa..
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Empty food bags arriving in area mailboxes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Do you have your nonperishable food set aside for this Saturday’s “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive?The 19th annual National Association of Letter..
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21-year-old case is cold, but not inactive

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- Tuesday marks the the 21st Anniversary of the brutal murders of 11 year old Robin Cornell and 32 year old Lisa Story. The two were killed in their apartment in C..
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Fla. Olive Garden warned for serving kid sangria

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Inspectors say a central Florida Olive Garden accused of accidentally serving a 2-year-old boy sangria instead of orange juice has been warned but not fined. ..
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Navy: Va. carrier move to Fla. still has 2019 goal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy plans to maintain its 2019 timeline for moving a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier from Virginia to Florida despite pressure from Florida lawmakers to s..
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Florida State Hospital accused of mistreatment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A lawsuit alleges Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee has mistreated mental patients accused of crimes by putting them in solitary confinement a..
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A Dream Come True for a Young Boy Battling Illness

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Twelve-year-old Travis Tate was diagnosed with a very aggresive cancer last year. Since that time, Travis has gone through rounds and rounds of Chemotherapy. The..
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Speed politics in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-   It's like speed dating, political style. Tuesday you have a chance to mix and mingle with city leaders in Cape Coral at a unique event. ..
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Homeowners in Naples have message for those responsible for vulgar spray painting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- Vulgar vandalism is showing up in an east Naples neighborhood. Words and images were spray painted on homes and cars over the weekend. Even though police don't ha..
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Family members of local bicyclist killed react to the loss of their loved one

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The family of a woman hit and killed while riding her bicycle over the weekend is talking to WINK News. They say 46-year-old Tracey Kleinpell was a light to the ..
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Fire destroys east Naples apartment complex

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- Several families are without a home after a fire guts an east Naples apartment complex. The fire happened just after 12 a.m. Monday on Washington Avenue. Tenant Je..
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Cape Coral considers raises for council, mayor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Cape Coral city council heard a committee's suggestions for changes to the city charter on Monday night.  Among the 11 proposals: pay council members mo..
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DeSoto County residents worry about state plans to close correctional facility

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

ARCADIA, Fla.- The DeSoto Juveline Correctional Complex in DeSoto County is home to about 130 teenage criminals and is the work place for more than 400 residents. The state wants..
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Woman with Alzheimer's disease found dead in Cape Coral canal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -  A person kayaking a Cape Coral canal found a woman floating in the water, unconscious.   According to Cape Coral Police Patricia Stiner was found in t..
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Pregnant Fort Myers woman stabbed over 30 times, now recovering at hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News is learning more about the stabbing of a pregnant Fort Myers woman. Brand new details reveal the suspect, someone the pregnant woman knew, stabbed..
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