School supplies giveaway helps students start on the right foot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Monday marks back to school for Lee County students, and a big bash at Edison Mall is helping kids start the year off on the right foot. It's that time of year ag..
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Tropical depression forms over the central Atlantic

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MIAMI, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Depression Six has formed in the central Atlantic Ocean.As of the Hurricane Center's 5pm update, the depression is moving ..
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Charlotte County Sheriff's Office cleans up homeless camps

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

(Photos courtesy Charlotte County Sheriff's Office)PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office began clean-up work at 20 homeless camps in the Port Charlotte area ..
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Port Charlotte pizzeria owner robbed at gunpoint

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who robbed a pizzeria owner at gunpoint early Saturday morning.It happened just after midnight a..
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Legislative races overshadowed by statewide races

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - There are few competitive primary races for seats in the Florida Legislature.      The biggest name facing opposition in Tuesday's..
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Democrats Meek, Greene campaign ahead of Senate primary

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Democratic Senate candidates are campaigning for the final weekend before Tuesday's primary.      Rep. Kendrick Meek begins t..
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GOP governor candidates focus on Panhandle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - With time growing short, the Republican candidates for governor are traversing the Florida Panhandle looking for votes.      Locke..
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Government: 23,000 workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WASHINGTON (AP) - A six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico would directly put more than 9,000 people out of  work and indirectly affect another 14,000 jobs,..
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Advice for understanding your TRIM Notice

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Property owners in Lee County can now get an idea of how much they'll pay in property taxes. Friday, these TRIM notices,  or "Truth in Millage" notices were..
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Angry protesters camp outside Lehigh animal hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla - Rain couldn't silence the cries of some who say what vets at Lehigh Acres Animal Hospital did was heartless. Protesters gathered outside the animal hospital a d..
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Burglary suspect arrested

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Boland

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County Deputies arrest a burglary suspect who got away with nothing. Investigators says 19 year old Cedric Robinson and another man tried burglarizing a hous..
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Lee County TRIM notices are in the mail

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Homeowners in Lee County will soon get an idea of how much they'll pay in property taxes. TRIM notices, or truth in millage notices, are scheduled to be mailed o..
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Local organization helps grandparents faced with second turn of parenting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Many grandparents these days are finding themselves as the primary providers for grandkids.One Southwest Florida woman is giving her time, and money, to ease the..
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Regulators shut 3 banks in Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators have shut down two Florida banks and one in Virginia, lifting to 113 the number of U.S. bankfailures this year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on ..
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WINK reporter goes through virtual training with Cape Coral police

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -  A routine traffic stop can turn violent in a split second. Police face real life, horrifying crimes like this every day. Cape Coral Police officers are usi..
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Fort Myers mom missing for one week, family concerned

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's been a week since a Fort Myers mom disappeared. Debra Lewis says, "This is not normal, she would have come right home to me, cried to me,ya know, that's our..
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$7 million boat ramp facility now open in Goodland

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GOODLAND, Fla. - It's your money and Collier County spent $7 million of it to build a new boat ramp facility that opened its doors on Friday.   It boasts 75 boat trailer space..
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Support for Colonial Elevated Toll Expressway appears to wane

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Support appears to be eroding for a Colonial Boulevard Elevated Toll Expressway. The idea would be to build a series of flyovers, so drivers could pay a toll and..
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New unemployment rates show increase in SWFL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - New numbers out today show more than a million Floridians remain out of work. In Southwest Florida, the unemployment rate inched up again. That has some worried ..
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Boy survives and gets a piece of the shark

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - A boy swimming at the beach survives a shark attack.Earlier this week, Seth was swimming with his family at Crescent Beach when a shark attacked him in the sh..
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