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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Fancy cars expected to rev up Naples Winter Wine Festival

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla. - Auto aficionados have three very special automobiles to rev up their bids at the Jan. 28 – 30 Naples Winter Wine Festival charity auction. A 1956 Corvette Conv..
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Justice Department sues BP

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has sued BP Exploration and Production Inc. and eight other companies in the Gulf oil spill disaster in an effort to recover billions of do..
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2010 tragic year for boaters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - With just a few weeks remaining in the year, 2010 has proved to be a tragic one for boating accidents. So far, there have been 76 boating fatalities, a 24-percent..
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Another night of freeze warnings ahead

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

A Freeze Warning is in effect for Glades and Hendry counties from 3am to 9am Thursday morning, with freezing temperatures and patchy frost likely. A Freeze Watch is in effect for L..
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Milk Party sets legislative goals

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A children's advocacy effort modeled after the tea party movement has introduced $300 million in legislative priorities that it believes will bolster Flori..
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Attorney General announces settlment with DIRECTV

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced Florida  and 49 other states have obtained settlement for nearly $13.25 million with  DIRECTV resolving..
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