Scammers use flowers to profit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - It's your money and scammers are cashing in. Deputies said the scammers are promising victims flowers for a year. Deputies are still looking for the men they s..
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Charlotte County women build a home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Dozens of women in Charlotte County hammered and sawed all day as part of National Women Build Week. They showed what a little instruction and a lot of heart ca..
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New credit cards and passports put your identity at risk

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - Technology designed for convenience could be putting your identity at risk. It's called RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification; it's a little chip showing up in ..
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In-house health clinic a hit with Charlotte Public Schools employees

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

It's your money, and Charlotte County Public Schools employees are trading doctors' visits for in-house clinic visits. Officials say it's not only saving time, it's also saving mon..
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Business owners fear flyovers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

Business owners say a county plan to cut your commute, will force them to close.The proposal is to build several flyovers above Colonial Boulevard between the forum, east of I-75 a..
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Volunteers want to help in Gulf but can't for now

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

Sanibel Island, Fla - Animal advocacy groups across Southwest Florida say they are ready to help with clean up efforts across the Gulf following the oil spill. The Clinic for the R..
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200 students protest Collier's new grading policy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

NORTH NAPLES - Students at Gulf Coast High School say they were kept in the dark about the district's new grading policy.  Some students say it could affect their scholarships..
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7 Cape Coral officers cleared in fatal shooting on Dec. 20

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Seven Cape Coral police officers have been cleared in a December 20 shooting, which has been ruled "justified" by the state attorney's office. The shoot-out occu..
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BP announces $25M grants for states hurt by spill -- including Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

MOBILE, Ala. - An executive with BP PLC is saying that the company has announced $25 million grants for four Gulf coast states affected by the oil spill. BP Chief Operating Office ..
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Cape Coral resident arrested for check washing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral man is in hot water, as he's now facing charges after allegedly altering a check. Police allege that Clair Smith used "check washing" methods &mdash..
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Crews search for missing boater near Fort Myers Beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - A missing shrimper has still not been found after officials said he fell off a shrimping boat near Fort Myers Beach Monday night. It happened just before 1..
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Breaking News: Body Washes Ashore on Fort Myers Beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Fort Myers Beach, Fla.- 8:30 a.m Update: A Lee County worker discovered the body on the beach near Lynn Hall Park.  He called deputies to the scene.  They suspect the bod..
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Common Cents: Insurance Savings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

WINK News Now This Morning is bringing you a tip a day in May to save you money. Did you know that when you pay your insurance could save you money? Insurance companies may charge ..
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Breaking News: Pedestrian hit in Lehigh Acres

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

FHP and Lee County Sheriff's Deputies are on the scene of a pedestrian that was hit by a car on Haviland Avenue and 21st St SW. No word on the condition of the pedestrian. Haviland..
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April foreclosures fall below 1,000 in Lee County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

Good news about Lee County's foreclosure crisis. The number of filings is at it's lowest level since June of 2007. The number of foreclosures in April dropped below 1,000 for the f..
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Scammers exploit oil spill disaster

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Attorney General is warning that scam artists are using the devastating oil spill to steal your money. Thieves may offer to clean off your property ..
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Judges choose WINK News storybook Mother's Day contest winners

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Fort Myers, Fla.-It's official!  The WINK News Storybook Mother's Day Contest is over. The judges have weighed in and we want you to watch WINK News Now This Morning on Friday..
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Is Florida seafood safe to eat?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Right now Florida seafood is safe to eat. That's according to Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson. He says all seafood being harvested in Florida is safe and hasn't been impac..
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Woman says she is ready for oil if it comes to SWFL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - If that oil comes here, Southwest Florida is ready to handle it - thanks to one woman. She has the equipment, experience, and volunteers to keep the oil off our ..
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Local crabbers worry next season will be shut down

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. - It's your money... And crabbers say you should get ready to see prices of stone crabs and other seafood skyrocket. They tell WINK News, because of the oil s..
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