Hunger Walk donations surpass goal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk raised about $215,000 in donations for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. More than 500 walkers laced up their sneakers for the..
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Feds recover $2.5 billion in health care fraud

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - Federal health officials plan to announce new security measures to combat Medicare fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold paymen..
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Police: Man kills 2 Fla. officers in firefight

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A man hiding in the attic of a home sparked an intense firefight with authorities trying to arrest him on a warrant Monday morning, killing two officers..
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Man wanted for beating, choking wife turned himself in

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY- Jermaine Eugene Gibbs turned himself in to the Fort Myers Police Department this evening. -- Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Robbery Unit are searching ..
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CCSO asking for the public's help in identifying two burglars in a Port Charlotte business

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PORT CHARLOTTE- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are asking the public's help in identifying two burglars captured on security surveillance cameras inside Grease Monkey, 2090 ..
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Police: Fla. shootout suspect has criminal record

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Police have tentatively identified the man suspected of killing two Florida police officers and wounding a U.S. marshal during a shootout. St. Petersbur..
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Marshal, 2 officers wounded in St. Petersburg

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A U.S. Marshal and two St. Petersburg police officers have been seriously wounded during a shooting in St. Petersburg. Police spokesman Michael Puetz sa..
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Stranded SWFL boaters rescued by cruise ship

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - A cruise ship came to the rescue after a Naples man was forced to abandon a boat that was also his home.     Severe weather conditions near Cuba ..
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Lee County fugitive arrested after leading troopers on chase

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - An attempted traffic stop leads to the arrest of one of Lee County's Most Wanted.Litray Bell was wanted on drug charges and fleeing police.  He now face..
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Punta Gorda man in Hawaii Ponzi scheme to be sentenced

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

HONOLULU (AP) - A Florida man who pleaded guilty to federal charges of bilking four Hawaii investors out of $250,000 and scores of others in a Ponzi scheme is set to be sentenced.P..
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Tampa man dies after being shot by deputies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Hillsborough County say a Tampa man has died after being shot by deputies responding to an emergency call made by the man's wife.  Osmar Seba..
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Report: Arrested sub had been banned at 2 schools

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - District records show the Sarasota substitute teacher arrested and charged with punching several elementary school students had been banned at two other count..
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15-year-old pedestrian dead in hit-and-run crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a 15-year-old pedestrian is dead and another teenager seriously injured after being struck by a car in Sarasota that then fled..
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Lehigh Acres Marine killed in Afghanistan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Southwest Florida mourns the loss of a hometown hero. Marine Sargeant Jason Amores was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, while serving in Afghanistan. Amo..
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Mulch fire burns in East Naples

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A mulch fire could smolder for days in East Naples.Firefighters were first called to blaze around 2am Saturday.  It's burning about four miles east of T..
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2 arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

NORTH FT MYERS - Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested two men on drug charges during a traffic stop on I-75. LCSO conducted a traffic stop on the 2008 Dodge Nitro after it was driv..
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Man guilty of shooting at sheriff's helicopter

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man has been convicted of firing shots at an Orange County Sheriff's Office helicopter. A jury found 26-year-old Jason Dennis McGuire guilty ..
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Cape Police identify blogger who made threats

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

UPDATE: CAPE CORAL - Cape Coral Police have identified the blogger Hyme407, as John McGarry 48 of Cape Coral.  Cape Coral Police interviewed Mr. McGarry as part of its in..
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How easily your internet comments can be tracked

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - After an anonymous user posted a comment threatening the Cape Coral City Council members on the News-Press website, WINK News took a closer look at how easily th..
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New Macular Degeneration study helps Fort Myers woman see

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Hope for patients suffering from Macular Degeneration: new clinical study helped one Fort Myers woman regain her failing vision. Betty Fuhrman, almost 91, spends..
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