Cape police arrest suspect in copper theft from church

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral Police have arrested one suspect in the theft of multiple copper coils from the air conditioning units at Christ Lutheran School on Del Prado Boulevar..
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Neighborhood seeks Cape's help with median maintenance

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral neighborhood paid its own way to beautify their street; but now they'd like the city to chip in to help maintain their new palms.Neighbors paid out ..
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Firefighter positions added, first time in 19 years

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - Despite tough budgets, one city is adding firefighters. Although the city of Naples is looking at cutting four vacant police positions, the proposed budget has them ..
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Stolen AC units a set back for affordable housing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Sprucing up a neighborhood is no easy task especially when you are using tens of thousands of dollars in your own money to help others in need. That's why when s..
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Orientations underway for Lee Virtual Instruction Program

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Orientations are taking place this week for students wishing to go to school at home through Lee County's new virtual schools. Lee Virtual Instruction Program is ..
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Turtles not on the move

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Federal and state fish and wildlife agencies have stopped moving turtle eggs from beaches in the eastern Florida Panhandle to the Atlantic Coast. Officials..
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Police search cars to prevent burglaries

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Police went car door to car door to see what drivers are leaving behind that could tempt criminals. Only WINK cameras were there while detectives peered into ran..
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Homeowners question 'Hardest Hit' program

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Karen White and her husband are 14 months behind on their mortgage. Her husband lost his job and now their house is on the auction block. "To this day, we've bee..
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Taxpayers footing the bill to protect FEMA workers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - It's your money and homeowners in Collier are spending $22 an hour to protect FEMA workers. FEMA representatives are in the area to present new flo..
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Gulf Coast disaster not necessarily over in Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

WASHINGTON (AP) - Researchers are warning that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a bigger mess than the government claims and that a lot of crude is lurking deep below the surface, s..
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Commissioner Bigelow releases e-mails; DeBerry denies wrong-doing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Commissioner Brian Bigelow Tuesday released 50 pages of e-mails involving Don DeBerry, a former top official at the Dept. of Transportation.  &nbs..
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BP will stop accepting claims Wednesday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP plans to stop processing claims from people and businesses hurt by the Gulf oil spill as it prepares to transfer that role to a government-appointed administr..
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Rollover accident in Lehigh Acres

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - WINK News is on the scene of a rollover accident at the intersection of Gunnery Rd. and Sunset Rd. in Lehigh Acres. Witnesses on scene said an SUV, with t..
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Call for Action needs your help

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you're a people person who loves solving problems, CALL FOR ACTION could use your help! We needs people to work with us to help people in Southwest Florida ge..
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Health department reminds parents to get students vaccinated

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It's almost back-to-school for Lee County students, which translates to another dreaded trip to the doctor for student's annual shots. Lee County Health Departme..
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Stolen 'Cookee Monster' van located; WINK talks to van owner

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives report the “Cookee Monster” van that was stolen from Rotonda over the past weekend was found by Arc..
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WINK News viewers weigh in on new school district Facebook guideline

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County School District said teachers should not be friends with students on social networking websites - like Facebook or MySpace. The district said it i..
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Morning fire in Cape Coral ruled accidental

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A morning fire that caused $15,000 to a commercial building in the North Cape Industrial Park has been ruled accidental in nature. The fire most likely was cause..
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'Oil Impact Notice' signs are being taken down

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Panhandle county is removing "oil impact notice" signs from some of its beaches. Escambia County says water analysis by the state shows that levels..
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Health Department reminds parents to get school children immunized

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - School starts soon and in order to attend, all students must be current on their immunizations.  The requirements have changed so parents need to check and ..
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