23,000 pounds of trash collected from Charlotte homeless camps

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County inmates helped clean up nearly 23,000 pounds of trash from seven abandoned homeless camps in Port Charlotte."The debris collected in these..
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Children rescued from locked vehicle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office says two young children were rescued from a locked vehicle in Fort Myers Saturday afternoon.  Their father has been arrested..
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Tip leads to Lee County robbery suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Crime Stoppers tip lead Lee County Sheriff's deputies to a robbery suspect.Gregory Brock was wanted in connection with a Tuesday robbery in south Fort Myers. &..
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Community event aims at curbing crime in Dunbar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers community plagued by crime is trying take back their neighborhood...one child at a time. A range of organizations and ages came together in Dunbar to..
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Bar owners push for change in closing time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS-  Congested streets and aggressive patrons. Downtown Fort Myers bar owners blame a law that forces bars to close at 2 a.m.Now there's a new push for a chan..
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Palin: Momentum of elections is with Republicans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin rallied with Florida voters, telling a jubilant crowd the momentum of the midterm elections is with Republicans...
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Florida woman hospitalized with West Nile Virus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Residents in Brevard County are being alerted to take extra precautions against mosquitoes after a woman was hospitalized with the West Nile virus. The Breva..
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Alligator attacks Sarasota family's dog

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A Sarasota County family is warning its neighbors to be on alert after an alligator pounced on their dog and dragged it into a lake. An alligator killed Darry..
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Lawsuit seeks to revive deepwater drilling ban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - An environmental group wants a federal judge to put a freeze on deepwater oil drilling back in place.      The Center for Biological Dive..
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Collier deputy shoots, kills self in Naples park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla - The Collier County Sheriff's Office confirms a 29 year old deputy shot herself in the chest Friday evening in Sugden Regional Park . According to authorities,&nb..
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Victim identified in fatal Fort Myers car crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - We now know the name of a woman killed in a crash in Fort Myers Friday afternoon. 39 year old Heather Bruneau died when she crashed her car into a tree at the in..
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Immokalee woman fights off her attacker

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - A story you'll only see on WINK, a pregnant woman fights for her life, trying to get away from a man she says was trying to rape her. It happened in broad dayligh..
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25th annual Oktoberfest takes over Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- When thousands show up for a two weekend event that has barrels of beer, potato pancakes and traditional German garb- it has to be Oktoberfest. Droves of peo..
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Police planting posters to prevent DUI

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS, Fla. - Those going to downtown bars Friday night might notice some additional decorations. Police are hanging up posters in hopes of curbing DUIs this holiday ..
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Local law enforcement hears from soldier portrayed in 'Black Hawk Down'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Local law enforcement got quite a show Friday. Motivational speaker, Colonel Danny McKnight, participated in part of their leadership training this week. McKnigh..
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Lee County pursues lost tax claim against British Petroleum

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County is asking British Petroleum for 140,000 dollars. The county claims that money was lost to oil spill cancellations last summer. The money wou..
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Man accused of murdering South Fort Myers father shows violent past

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News is uncovering new details about the suspect in the murder of a South Fort Myers father. Deputies arrested 37-year-old Brian Casey in connection to Ryan..
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Personal injury fraud on the rise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Employees of a Fort Myers chiropractor face insurance fraud charges for billing insurance companies for office visits for a man who was actually in jail. Luiz He..
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SunTrust Bank warns of bogus e-mail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - SunTrust Bank officials are warning of a potentially dangerous email finding its way to customer in-boxes. The message begins "Dear Suntrust client," and goes on..
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NEW DETAILS ONLY ON WINK: Deputies use taser on parent at bus stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Collier Deputies deployed a Taser on a man in front of his daughter and a bus full of middle school students. The Sheriff's Office tells WINK they were calle..
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