Former Fort Myers preschool director takes plea deal in sex abuse case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Don Trummel plead no contest in court Friday morning, concerning allegations that he sexually abused multiple little girls at Fort Myers Villas Pre-School. As par..
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ACLU sues to stop enforcement of new elections law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is suing to stop enforcement of a new elections law that critics say was written to discourage voters likely ..
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Fla. Gov. Scott signs bill regulating 'pill mills'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott signed a new law Friday aimed at controlling the state's "pill mills" and "shed Florida's reputation as the oxy express" by penalizing ..
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CCSO catches two air conditioner unit thieves red handed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Two Charlotte County Sheriff's District Commanders caught two air conditioner unit thieves red handed Thursday. Thieves have been cutting copper lines to a/c ..
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Cape Police arrest man for Grand Theft Auto and Animal Cruelty

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- On May 27th shortly after midnight, Cape Coral Police were called to the home of Carla St. Surin. St. Surin told police that her boyfriend, Michael Young, told he..
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Preparing seniors for hurricane season

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Older adults may be among the most vulnerable victims when hurricanes strike. That's why Home Instead Senior Care has issued a disaster safety preparation checklist to help prepare..
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Fort Myers car crash leads to murder investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers police are investigating the murder of James Manning, 26, of North Fort Myers in the Dunbar area. The call came in just after midnight on Friday ..
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Law enforcement cracking down on preventable fires

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Fort Myers, Fla-WINK News had reports from all over Fort Myers Thursday night from people smelling smoke... that's from a blaze in another part of the state but it's the fear of fi..
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Local child welfare agency receives funds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Fort Myers, Fla- More than 80% of southwest Florida families who have children in foster care are dealing with substance abuse. Now, Children's Network of Southwest Florida is gett..
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Man Charged With Exposing Himself Via Webcam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - A Central Florida man was arrested Thursday on charges he exposed himself using a Webcam to an undercover Collier County Sheriff’s Office detective he believed..
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Coyote kills family pet in North Fort Myers; Neighbors on alert

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla -  A Lee County neighborhood is on alert after a coyote killed a family's dog. Florida Fish and Wildlife is going to homes around Birkdale Avenue in Nort..
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Homeowner finds house flooded, evidence of squatters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. JAMES CITY, Fla.- Squatters maybe responsible for causing thousands of dollars of damage to a St. James City home. Gordan Willis says he's the neighborhood watchdog. "I go up a..
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VA Inspectors recommend changes at James A. Haley VA Hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Veterans Administration Medical Inspectors have made 11 recommendations for improvement at the James A. Haley Hospital. The report is part an investigation into ..
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Firefighters save baby osprey dangling from Fort Myers light pole

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's anything but the average call for Iona-McGregor firefighters. "It came in as the Sheriff's Office wanting help to get an osprey off of a light pole. It's not..
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WINK News fans and viewers weigh in on appropriate punishment for bullies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News has a follow up to a story we first told you about on Wednesday regarding an 11-year-old Lee County boy who was stripped naked by a group of eighth..
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWFL will likely close

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida will likely close due to a lack of funding, leaving hundreds of children without a mentor. Board member David Lebro..
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Lee Co. School Board negotiates new superintendent's contract

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County School Board is holding a workshop to negotiate the contract for new superintendent, Dr. Joseph Burke. Discussions started at 9 a.m. Thursday. The ..
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Port Charlotte woman arrested for having sexual intercourse with boy, 17

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested a 34-year-old Port Charlotte woman for having sex with a 17-year-old boy. The mother of the b..
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North Port man arrested for Oxycodone pill trafficking

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested a North Port man for trafficking in Oxycodone pills after two undercover purchases in Port Charl..
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Scammers targeting artists in Southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Local artists say they're being taken advantage of by a group of scammers. First the person contacts and artist, asking for them to commission a few painting..
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