Trial date set for man accused of duping homeowners

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Southwest Florida man accused of duping homeowners out of thousands will soon go to trial. Erick Heckler is facing more than 60 counts of mortgage fraud stemmi..
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Southwest Florida farmers push oil spill solution

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FELDA, Fla. - Southwest Florida farmers say they may have the solution for cleaning up the Gulf oil spill.     It's an idea WINK News first showed you last week..
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Lee tentatively hikes millage, or property tax, rate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Lee county is tentatively increasing the millage rate, or the rate used to set property taxes.    It will go up in the general fund and library fu..
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Fort Myers Beach under boil water notice

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Parts of Fort Myers Beach are under a boil water notice. The beach experienced a water main break on Strandview on Tuesday forcing the utility to issue the precautionary boil wa..
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Checks mailed to Citizens Property Insurance may have been fraudulently redirected

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - When you move from one house to another, you go to the post office and have them forward your mail. That's how simple it was for someone to redirect potentiall..
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UPDATE: Former Cape cop sentenced two years in prison

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

Fort Myers, Fla - Former Cape Coral Police officer Stephen Petrovich will serve 24 months in prison for real estate fraud. in March, Petrovich pled guilty to bank and wire fraud as..
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WINK News takes a look at millions of mosquitoes in Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -  The Collier County Health Department (CCHD) and the Florida Department of Health are issuing a mosquito-borne advisory after a second positive report of..
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Woman defends home from burglar

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

NORTH FORT MYERS, FL- A North Fort Myers woman scares a burglar right back out of her house.The man dove though a glass window to get away.      Judy Sorre..
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Southwest Florida Restaurants Inspecting Seafood

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Chandler Friedman

Restaurants like Pinchers say safe seafood is always a top priority. The disaster in the Gulf has every catch under the microscope. But their latest battle isn't with oil. Managers..
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NASA contractor to layoff 1,000 workers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

HOUSTON (AP) - NASA's top space contractor plans to lay offabout 15 percent of its shuttle-related work force, effective Oct.1      Houston-based United Sp..
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Motorcycle crash shuts down Cochran Boulevard in Charlotte County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

The Charlotte County Sheriff's office received a call about 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday about a traffic crash on Cochran Boulevard near the Books a Million store.The accident involved a m..
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Holiday game creates 5 new millionaires in Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

The Florida Lottery today held the Firecracker MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE drawing, randomly selecting 2,540 winning numbers worth more than $7.5 million in cash prizes. Lottery players wit..
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High school graduates in Florida increasingly skipping college

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - High school graduates in Floridaare increasingly skipping college.      That's according to a recent report from the state Dep..
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Lee County Commissioners set maximum tax rate.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla- The Lee County Commission set the maximum millage rate on Tuesday, giving taxpayers their first idea of how much they might have to pay when tax bills arrive in No..
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Man arrested for stealing electricity from neighbor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - A Port Charlotte man is arrested for stealing electricity from his neighbor. The sheriff's office got an anonymous tip that 57 year old Frank Massey had str..
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Fraud puts Citizens Insurance policy holders at risk of identity theft

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Florida's public insurance carrier says someone fraudulently changed its address through the U.S. Postal Service. Citizens Property Insurance is trying ..
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Former Cape cop sentenced to 24 months in prison

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Fort Myers, Fla - Former Cape Coral Police officer Stephen Petrovich will serve 24 months in prison for real estate fraud. in March, Petrovich pled guilty to bank and wire fraud as..
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Port Charlotte woman fights motorized bicycle ticket

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A Port Charlotte woman is fighting to stay out of jail, after getting a ticket for riding her bicycle without a driver's license."One for driving on a suspen..
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Oil cleanup landlocked as good weather eludes Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) - Across a wide stretch of the Gulf of Mexico, efforts to limit the damage from the region's worst-ever oil spill have been essentially landlocked for mo..
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Teen stabbed outside North Fort Myers library

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a North Fort Myers teen was stabbed over the holiday weekend.Michael Cannon, Jr., 17, is recovering in Lee Memorial Ho..
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