Witness email: Sansom's project had "cover"

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A consultant testifying in the corruption trial of former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom said he wrote to Sansom that justifying a multimillion-dollar st..
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2 Lee County residents indicted on Social Security fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Fort Myers, Fla. - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces the unsealing of two indictments, one charging Gail Christine Andrews, 62, of Fort Myers with theft of publi..
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Edison State Trustee Calls on Governor to Investigate the College

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

The vice-chairman of the board of trustees of Edison State College is callling on Governor Rick Scott to investigate the school.   Dr. David Klein will become trustees ch..
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Saying goodbye to a SWFL favorite

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

   An era is coming to an end in LaBelle.     A landmark pie  marker is closing it's door.    Our Kyle Jordan is live at Flora&nbs..
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Japan tsunami benefit concert

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-If you'd like to help the victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan, there's a benefit concert planned by Japan native Reiko Niiya and concert master at the S..
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ONLY ON WINK: Woman claims neighbor unleashed dog to kill her

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A woman says her neighbor unleashed his dog on her in an attempt to kill her following a dispute about the dog getting loose in the neighborhood. Carlie Cargile,..
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Scott signs Florida teacher pay, tenure bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill that would put Florida teachers on merit pay while ending tenure for new hires. Scott went to a charter school in Jacksonville ..
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Forum allows you to weigh in on Lee County schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, in partnership with WINK News and The News Press Media Group, is launching a new initiative called "Community Conve..
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Community Conversation: School Choice vs. Neighborhood Schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Lee County residents will get to voice their opinions regarding school choice versus neighborhood schools Thursday night at the first-ever Community Conversation..
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$500,000 in marijuana seized during grow house bust

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit, assisted by Bravo (East) District deputies, responded to 3101 7th Street W, Lehigh Acres, on Tuesday in..
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A tiny bird is causing a large problem in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A big controversy is growing in Cape Coral over a tiny bird. It's called a Scrub Jay. Eight of the the federally-protected birds have taken up residence in ..
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Deadly car crash kills one; driver charged with DUI Manslaughter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to West Bay Boulevard and Marsh Turtle Trail in reference to a single vehicle accident within ..
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Undercover agent thwarts conspiracy to export jet engines from Miami to Iran

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

MIAMI, Fla. - A major crime operation is busted right here in Florida. What one group was selling inside a Miami warehouse could have threatened the nation's safety, had it not bee..
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20 Charlotte County families left out to dry

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- About 20 families in Charlotte County say they feel like they have been left out to dry. The water was shut off in over 20 rental units after the owner fail..
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Heartbreaking 911 tape details frantic moments after ATV hit boy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - New details about the 5-year-old boy injured when an ATV ran him over. Tonight Jake Gelormine is recovering from surgery at a Tampa hospital. The normally pl..
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School bomb threat leads to arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- At approximately 8:39 a.m. on March 22, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from someone stating a bomb was planted in a classroom at Cypress Lake..
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Boys who broke in to elementary school turned themselves in

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: Both suspects have turned themselves in to the Lee County Jail. WINK News is not identifying the young men, because they are under the age of 18. The..
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Mandatory Water Restrictions Come to SW Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

The south Florida water management district is imposing mandatory restrictions on the use of water throughout the region.    It means:  Homeowners can water the..
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Fort Myers girl, 12, accused of choking mom with belt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Authorities say a 12-year-old girl was arrested for choking her mother with a belt at their Gulf coast area home. Authorities say the mother had bruises around h..
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Drug House Odyssey hopes to teach kids good decision making

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- Local children are getting a realistic look at the consequences of drug use and drinking and driving. Cape Christian Fellowship at 2110 Chiquita Blvd. South in C..
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