Shed fire damages several golf carts at Whiskey Creek Country Club

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla -   A barbecue grill may have started a dramatic fire at the Whiskey Creek Country Club on Wednesday night.The fire started inside the golf cart barn and ..
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Woman claims she was raped, husband beaten in home invasion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEHIGH ACRES, FL-Lee County deputies are searching for at least five suspects in a brutal home invasion and sexual assault.It happened at a home in Lehigh Acres.resident Jimmy Irwi..
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New study shows 19% of Lee County businesses looking to hire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Finally, some good news for job seekers this summer. "We're seeing a lot more recruitment activity now. It's not only that they're talking about hiring, they actu..
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LEAPP marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- They're part of what's known as the "Greatest Generation", but often times it's our seniors who are the greatest target for abuse and scams.    &n..
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Home Sweet Home for North Fort Myers family

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla -  A North Fort Myers mother and son are spending their first night in their newly renovated home. They're both wheelchair-bound and had a hard time gett..
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Lee May Step up Effort to Root out Wild Hogs from Parks, Preserves

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

Lee County may spend up to 90-thousand dollars a year to trap and remove wild hogs from public parks and preserves.   Officials say the animals are destroying too much na..
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Sheriff dedicates new Operation Medicine Cabinet program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron gave details for the agency’s new “Operation Medicine Cabinet” program at the District-4 office in Por..
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Salt water fish for free on Father's Day weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Father’s Day is just around the corner, and one great way to celebrate is by planning a fishing trip off of the waters of Florida.  So if it has bee..
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Governor in Estero talking to citrus growers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ESTERO, Fla - Governor Rick Scott made his way to Estero Wednesday to talk to over 600 members of the Florida Citrus Mutual members, an industry that has created 76-thousand jobs t..
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FPL bills to go up to pay for renewable energy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Power and Light Co. customers will pay $56 million in 2014 to purchase power from an expanded renewable energy facility.    State Pu..
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for SWFL until 8:00

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FT. MYERS, Fla. - The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire WINK News viewing area until 8:00 tonight. A watch means conditions are favorab..
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State rests its case against Casey Anthony

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

ORLANDO, Fla.-The state rests its case against accused killer Casey Anthony. Now it's the defense's turn but not before trying to persuade the judge to throw out the case. The juro..
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NASA fueling space shuttle as part of test

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is fueling space shuttle Atlantis. But it's only a test.    The last launch of the shuttle program isn't until July 8. But shuttle m..
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Economists looking at oil spill tax losses

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - How much did Florida lose in sales tax and other revenue due to last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill?    State economists will try to answer..
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Four fires burning in Big Cypress National Preserve

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BIG CYPRESS PRESERVE, Fla - The Division of Forestry and Big Cypress personnel are fighting four fires currenlty burning in the Big Cypress National Preserve. DOF used two units on..
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Cape Police arrest two would-be burglars

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Cape Coral Police arrested two teens Tuesday night on charges of Loitering & Prowling. The suspects are 14 and 17 years old therefore we are not releasing ..
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Crimestopper tip leads to arrest of man in robbery of 93 year old

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives report an arrest has been made in the June 7 robbery of a 93 year old woman, thanks to a Crime Stopper tip, and a tra..
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Saltwater fishing free this weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Saltwater fishing will be free in Florida this weekend to honor fathers and their families. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ann..
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Pre-Father's day event at the White House

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  WASHINGTON (AP) - Ahead of Father's Day, President  Obama will host military fathers and their children for a screening of the movie "Cars 2" at the White House Wednesd..
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Governor Rick Scott visits WINK News

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ola Alak

Gov. Rick Scott talks job creation and Florida's future. After a trip to Canada he explains the connections  hemade with companies there, connections he says will bring more j..
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