Crime Stoppers serves as grinch for the bad guys, but profitable for tipsters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

As 2010 nears its end, Cime Stoppers has experienced an unprecedented last-minute rally with anonymous tips, and, consequently, with a spike in rewards being handed out to its cal..
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Feds sue BP, other companies for oil spill damages

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A powerful plaintiff has joined the hundreds of people and businesses suing BP and other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill: the Justice Department. The go..
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20 states ask judge to throw out Obama health law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge Thursday it will expand the government's powers in dangerous and unintended way..
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Ft. Myers off top ten foreclosure list

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of U.S. homes taken back by lenders dropped to the lowest level in 18 months in November, the result of foreclosure freezes enacted by several banks f..
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New property tax just for 5th Avenue South

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - Businesses on 5th Avenue South in Naples have been suffering with the addition of other dining and shopping districts, like Mercato. So what have the property owners..
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Desoto County High basketball player apologizes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla--He was the player shown attacking a referee during a high school basketball game Now, he wants to apologize to his coach, his teammates, and most importantly th..
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Stranger donates sailboat to man who lost everything in boat fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - A Good Samaritan offers a huge helping hand to a man who lost nearly everything in Tuesday's boat fire. Flames tore through 2 boats near Bowditch Point. On..
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After the freeze: 'Almost 100% percent of the crop is affected'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LABELLE, Fla. - Hendry County says every farmer was affected in some way from two nights of below-freezing temperatures, meaning potentially millions of dollars lost overnight."I w..
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Suspended Cape Coral Principal speaks out to WINK News

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL - Cape Coral's Alternative Learning Center west's principal, Derrick Donnell speaks out after being suspended by the Lee County school board. Donnell says someone ma..
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Thief runs off with Toys-for-tots donation box, $300

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NAPLES, Fla. - Police say a man ran out of a restaurant with a toys-for-tots donation box, which inside had between $200-$400 for the organization. According to a police report, em..
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South Fort Myers High School students make blankets for the homeless

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla.- With a snip here...and a knot there...one group of high school students are hoping to make the winter a little warmer for Lee County's homeless. "They need blanke..
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WINK EXCLUSIVE: Former teacher arrested for molestation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Former Lee County school teacher Richard Doucette stands in front of a judge, accused of fondling a ten year-old girl at her own birthday party. The girl's f..
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Dead sea creatures wash ashore on Sanibel Island

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

    LEE COUNTY-- A large number of dead sea creatures are washing ashore on Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel Island. The dead invertebrates could be seen piled up ashore ..
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Holiday Travel: The best and the worst

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Forget traveling over the river and through the woods if you plan to make it home on time for the holidays.  But a WINK News investigation finds, if you pla..
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Christmas gifts stolen from Lehigh family

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEHIGH ACRES, FL- A thief steals Christmas gifts from right under the tree. Now, a Lehigh couple says they have nothing to give their children. "I can't tell you how I feel right n..
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Flying on time

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Judd Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Forget traveling over the river and through the woods if you plan to make it home on time for the holidays. But a WINK News investigation finds, if you plan on f..
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School board gunman had troubled past; planned attacked

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - The ex-convict who calmly held a school board at gunpoint and then began randomly firing had circled the date on a calendar found in his mobile home, evide..
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Study recommends way to create Florida jobs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Chamber of Commerce study recommends enhancing the state's seaports and airports to create143,000 jobs.The study released Wednesday dovetails wit..
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Suspect arrested for bank robbery at First National Bank of the Gulf Coast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY -- WINK Crews are on scene of a robbery at First National Bank of the Gulf Coast at 50 Joel Boulevard in Lehigh Acres Wednesday morning. The Lee County Sheriff's Office..
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State Projects Property Value Rebound in some of SW Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

     THE ESTIMATING BOARD SAYS LEE CO. TAXABLE PROPERTY VALUES, SHOULD BE FLAT  THE COMING YEAR.   THAT MEANS:    N..
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