Still waiting for a check

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, FLA-- A WINK NEWS investigation uncovers many people who filed well before the November 23th deadline to receive Emergency Advanced Payments from the BP Oil Spill fund ..
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105-year old gets cut off from Social Security, declared dead in mix-up

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- One Fort Myers centenarian got an unexpected early birthday surprise- Social Security, cutting her off. The agency thought she was dead...but as Gladys "Toots" Ma..
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Lee County leaders doubt feds would grant loans for gas outage losses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

lEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee county leaders got a briefing Tuesday on the gas main rupture, explosion and fire from 12 days ago.     They learned:   they cou..
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A look at US airports using full-body scanners

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Some of the U.S. airports that have full-body security scanners: Albuquerque International Sunport Airport Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Baltimore-Washingt..
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Lawmakers ax budget turkeys in time for Thanksgiving

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Just in time for Thanksgiving, Florida legislative leaders say they're axing budget "turkeys."Turkeys are legislative parlance for what most folks just cal..
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Jobs added in 41 states in October

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Businesses and other employers added jobs in 41 states in October, the best showing in five months, the Labor Department said Tuesday.The figures indicate the job..
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Judge dismisses Greer lawsuit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Florida Republican Party by its ousted former chairman.Circuit Judge Alan Dickey granted the party's motion to dism..
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Plan approved, millions on its way to Lee and Collier County Public Schools

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee County Public Schools received notification from the Florida Department of Education that its full work plan has been approved and the distrtict will receive ..
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Man claims credit card fraud, investigators say video proves otherwise

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - A Lehigh Acres man claims someone stole his debit card and used it to drain hundreds of dollars from his bank account. But authorities say surveillance video sho..
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Last-minute donation boosts local food bank

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- A last-minute donation makes a Thanksgiving meal possible for hundreds of local families. Tuesday, more than 400 turkeys were delivered to the Harry Chapin Food ..
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Fort Myers duplex fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WINK crews were on the scene of a fire that started just before noon at 3165 East Riverside Drive in Fort Myers. Firefighters arrived on the scene of a fire that may have started i..
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Cole Bros. Circus is in town.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Cape Coral Fla. The Big Top is in town today and tomorrow.     We are talking about the Cole Brothers Circus in the Cape.     And our Kyle J..
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What if security holdups make you miss your flight?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla - We're embarking on one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Up to 2.5 million passengers are expected to fly each day. While airlines are advising people to a..
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Golden Gate Estate residents tired of panthers killing livestock

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - Residents in the Golden Gate Estates are fed up with panthers attacking their livestock. It's costing them hundreds of dollars and they want something d..
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Governor-elect Rick Scott talks jobs, tax cuts with state legislators

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - Creating jobs was the top campaign priority for incoming Florida Governor Rick Scott, and it's a message he's sticking to while preparing to take office."I believe t..
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Pole dance fitness getting high marks with the ladies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - It's an exercise raising some eyebrows, yet many women are turning to it to get in shape...pole dancing. Ladies even say they'e leaving class with more than ..
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85 year old man wrestles with robber

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL- An 85 year old man is wrestled to the ground by a robber!The attack happened at the McDonald's on Palm Beach Boulevard after the elderly man agreed to help the susp..
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800 still without gas

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Kyla Filkowski

FT MYERS, Fla-- 800 TECO customers are still without gas. Are you one of them? We want to hear from you, email desk@winktv.com.    
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Restaurant helps family involved in triple-murder

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A local restaurant has been collecting donations to help family members return to the scene of a gruesome triple-murder. Victory Lane Cafe in North Fort My..
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Shakespeare Festival showcases the performing arts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Several hundred people came out to downtown Fort Myers this weekend to check out the Shakespeare Festival. The showcase featured dance performances, costume workshops and demonstr..
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