Work underway to install underground power lines in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- A project ten years in the making is now one step closer to completion in Cape Coral. Work started this week to install three vaults housing underground transmis..
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Alleged 'pill mill' operator nabbed during traffic stop in Lee Co.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Investigators have made an arrest in the Operation Open Dollar investigation. Dr. Jacinta Irene Gillis, 41, of 12405 Green Stone Court, Fort Myers, was arrested ..
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Florida Senate passes property insurance overhaul

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate has passed a property insurance overhaul aimed at creating more competition in the private marketplace and also cut down on fraudulent s..
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Police arrest two in parking lot, one charged with possession of cocaine

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department were patrolling in the area of Edison Avenue and Central Avenue when they observed a Cadillac at the intersection W..
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Man accused of recording women in tanning booth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Starke, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man secretly videotaped women using a tanning booth he set up in the barn outside his home in Starke. Bradford County Sheriff's deputies arres..
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Fla. Senate passes another class size revision

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A revised plan to loosen Florida's class size limits has passed the state Senate with little of the opposition that's accompanied past proposals. The Senat..
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Florida Senate approves abortion funding bans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate has approved a proposed state constitutional amendment and a bill to ban abortion funding with public and insurance exchange dollars. Th..
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220-acre Glades Co. brush fire consumes two homes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

MUSE, Fla. - A 220-acre wildfire tore through Glades County Wednesday Afternoon, totaling 2 homes in its path of destruction.By the evening, it was 80% controlled, but at one point..
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More brush fires blaze in Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Three more wildfires swept Southwest Florida this afternoon, fueled by extremely dry conditions and spreading dangerously close to homes and roadways. "It's scary..
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Red Cross works to help those evacuated from homes in Collier County; Many return home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- It was a constant flow of local people and Red Cross volunteers coming in and out of Max Hesse Park in Collier County Wednesday. Volunteers worked to get bo..
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Golden Gate Estates fire triples in size Wednesday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - Additional firefighting help is expected in Collier County on Thursday to help battle a 1,700 acre brush fire in Golden Gate Estates.Firefighting crews ..
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Two men go before judge, accused of murdering grandma

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

SOUTH CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL- Two Lee County men, answer to charges, they murdered a grandmother. The body of Mary Ann Zarb was found in a wooded area in South Charlotte County off o..
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WINK NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Governor Rick Scott Part 2

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A WINK News exclusive: We go to the governor's mansion for a special one-on-one interview with Governor Rick Scott about his first few months in office. He rare..
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100-125-acre brush fire has been contained in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A brush fire burned in Charlotte County Wednesday afternoon and evening. The fire started at Florida 31 and Bermont Road in Punta Gorda. The fire was a..
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Brush fires flare up in Collier Co. burning 1,500 acres in two days

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A brush fire in Golden Gate Estates burns Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters say the 560-acre fire that burned yesterday has rekindled.   At this time, th..
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WINK NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Governor Rick Scott Part 1

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A WINK News exclusive: After weeks of calls and requests to talk with him, Governor Rick Scott invited only WINK News to the governor's mansion for a special on..
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Police search for killer of 13-year-old boy in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Update: FMPD are looking for a possible second witness to the Desmond Jones homicide. The witness is described as a thin, light-skinned black male in his early to ..
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Ft. Myers Beach man arrested on grand theft and fraud charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla- A Ft. Myers Beach man is under arrest for selling a boat he wasn't authorized to sell and pocketing a few thousand dollars along the way. On February 7, the Lee Co..
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CCSO raids Port Charlotte home, arrests man for distributing marijuana

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Street Crimes and Narcotics units raided a Port Charlotte home at 22362 Hernando Avenue Wednesday at 8:05 a.m. Detectives served..
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Sea turtle nesting season starts Sunday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Sea turtle nesting season officially starts Sunday, May 1st. But some turtle mothers couldn't wait that long. Eve Haverfiled with Turtle Time, a group that monit..
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