Common Cents: Trimming transportation costs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- This morning we want to trim your transportation costs. We got these common cents tips from kiplinger.com. AAA says the average cost of owning and driving a car ..
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Viewer's View: 5-year-old boy handcuffed, threatened with jail

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

It's a dramatic case of discipline in Lehigh Acres.  A mother has a sheriff's deputy handcuff her 5 year-old son and threaten to send him to jail.  She hoped it woul..
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Second spacewalk will replace batteries, cables on ISS

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

Astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis are set for their second spacewalk Wednesday.  Astronauts will replace station batteries and fix a camera cable on today's spacewalk, ..
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Robot patrols Florida coast for oil

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

GULF OF MEXICO - A robot is underwater this morning patrolling the shoreline collecting water samples for signs of the oil spill and chemicals used to disperse it. Scientists fr..
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Asbestos cleanup begins on Lee County road project

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

Work begins Wednesday to remove asbestos-contaminated soil from a Lee County road project. It's on the south side of the intersection of Summerlin and College Parkway.  Work s..
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Bringing new life to Port Charlotte's Medical District

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - For people who live or work in Port Charlotte's Medical District, getting around on foot isn't always a walk in the park. "There is a lack of sidewalks and a..
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Beach businesses look at local oil spill potential

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Beach businesses are looking for answers about the potential of the oil spill impact here. The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce called a special meetin..
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ONLY ON WINK: Was a deputy threatening to arrest a 5-year-old in cuffs going too far?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A five-year-old in handcuffs was threatened to be hauled off to jail... and the boys mother told the deputy to do it. She said it was her way of teaching him a..
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Contents of box thought to be a bomb in Naples have some laughing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The entrance to the La Costa Apartments on Pine Ridge Road was blocked off for nearly three hours Tuesday afternoon due to a bomb scare. The bomb squad, fire..
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School board watches girl fight video from school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County School Board is getting their first look at a video WINK News showed you a couple weeks ago. It is a fight between two girls at Riverdale High Sch..
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Man charged with stealing from 10 neighbors

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested Matthew J. Michaels, 28, of 1233 Hurtig Ave., Port Charlotte, in connection with burglary to eight vehicles, t..
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Lee signs contract with pay raise re-opener clause

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Lee county is agreeing to a new contract that grants paramedics and emergency medical technicians, the right to re-open the deal, and ask for pay raises in the s..
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Fears of oil tar balls on beach put to rest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

Fort Myers Beach, Fla - Dozens of shiny, black liquid filled shaped balls are turning up on Fort Myers beach, but marine experts say its not oil.Residents and tourists reported see..
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VIDEO: Mom of handcuffed boy stands by her decision

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - The mother of a five-year-old boy who was handcuffed by authorities from the Lee County Sheriff's Office says she'd do it all again. "If more parents did what ..
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Hurricane first responders: Not what you might think

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- When you think of first responders you may think: Emergency crews.  But when it comes to hurricanes, think again.  That's because when a storm strikes,..
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Investigators: Bonita Springs shooting victim was bound, gagged

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

BONITA SPRINGS - Authorities have released new details on a shooting at a Bonita Springs hotel over the weekend. The victim was seen handcuffed, tied up and gagged before he was hu..
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Oil spill shuts down 19 percent of Gulf fishing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

 NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal officials say they've expanding the area of the Gulf of Mexico where fishing is shut down because of a massive oil spill. They had already shut dow..
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Authorities: Initial swab of suspicious package was positive for explosives

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Authorities are seeking the individual who left a cooler in downtown Fort Myers near the courthouse; the discovery spurred evacuations of the entire neighborhood..
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Suspicious package investigation underway in Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

NAPLES, Fla. - Authorities are investigating a suspicious package, reported in the vicinity of the La Coste Apartment complex in North Naples shortly after 5:00 p.m. The east bound..
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Caught on camera: Young boy handcuffed in Lehigh

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - WINK News viewers were shocked to see a disturbing scene unfold outside of a Lehigh Acres 7-11 Tuesday, May 18. A young boy stood handcuffed and crying beside ..
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