Gift to FMPD honors Officer Andrew Widman's life, legacy

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By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - July 18th marks six years since Fort Myers Police Officer Andrew Widman was shot and killed in the line of duty.It  is a tough day for the department and es..
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Advocacy group wants charges dropped against produce workers

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Jennifer Jones

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A group wants all of the charges dropped against the 105 people accused of using fraudulent documents to work at 2 companies. Advocates are calling Wednesday..
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Upper Captiva plane crash: salvage operations begin today

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

BOKEELIA, Fla.-  Salvage operations began Friday to bring a Piper PA-32 passenger plane back to shore after it crashed off Upper Captiva Island. Sea Tow in Charlotte..
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Sharon's medical miracle

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -  It can treat an aneurysm and even stop a stroke in it's tracks all in less than 20 minutes. Sharon Warwick is calling it a medical miracle, "I mean I tell ..
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Same sex couples in florida looking to the future

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

FLORIDA - "I always thought that Florida was going to be one of the last states that that was going to be accepted," says Carlos Rivera, who supports gay marriage. Jerry Dunn and C..
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Charity event for 4-year-old boy with rare genetic disease

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Morgan Frances

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla - A child with a rare genetic disease has a chance to be cured, but needs some help before he is allowed to receive treatment. Michael Gonzalez was born with..
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Elderly woman targeted in Naples burglary

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

Naples, Fla,. - Naples Police just put out a warning about a distraction burglary in Park Shore.  Neighbors tell Wink News this isn't the first time its happene..
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SWFL Fugitive back behind bars

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Samantha Smink

FORT MYERS, Fla -- Convicted felon Octavius Pullen is back in jail. This time, after deputies say, he broke into a Bonita Springs home, stealing at least ten guns.Trish Routte of S..
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Small business owner says sign permits are too pricey

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Morgan Frances

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A lot of local businesses use signs outside their establishment to attract customers, but after a run in with code enforcement, one man found out that putting up..
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Governor Scott makes big jobs announcment

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Megan Contreras

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.,- Governor Rick Scott is in Southwest Florida and he has just made the biggest jobs announcement since he's been in office. The Governor's announcement got him..
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Human remains mistakenly brought to Fla. landfill

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Erin Sheehan

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) - Two men hired to clean out a vacant Tampa Bay area house thought they found a mannequin hanging in the garage. They cut it down and hauled it to the local ..
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Mango Mania kicks off on Pine Island

Updated 5 days ago   
By: John Trierweiler

PINE ISLAND, Fla. - For the 19th year in a row, Pine Island is welcoming nearly 10,000 people the annual summer festival known as Mango Mania. Visitors to the island will experienc..
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Florida Man pleads guilty in bomb threat, bank robbery

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Rachel Rothe

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida man has pleaded guilty to attempted bank robbery using a fake bomb and making bomb threats against the Publix supermarket chain in a $50 million extortion ca..
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Alachua Co. students receiving free meals

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Rachel Rothe

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - All students at 24 Alachua schools will receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of their family income or ability to pay - thanks to a federal program...
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Life After the Limelight: Mike Greenwell

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Chelsa Messinger

By Chelsa Messinger Professional athletes have an average career of just 5 years. According to Sports Illustrated, a whopping 78% of NFL players are broke just two years after reti..
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Expert says more identity theft victims still out there

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

 COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News was there Thursday as relatives spent hours at the Collier County Jail waiting for their loved ones to get out. "They have a lot of paperwork ..
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Proposal to beautify parts of Fowler St.

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Morgan Frances

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Along the downtown section of Fowler, a number of businesses have recently popped up. "He, She and Me, Wisteria Tea House, Ma Peggy's Emporium," Listed Rob Johns..
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Customer: Mail delivery stops because carrier can't U-turn

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

ARCADIA, Fla.- An Arcadia man claimed his mail has ceased for several days in the last two months because the postal deliverer refused to U-turn in his driveway. Hendrik Dolleman l..
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Car salesmans man is carjacked and left on road

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Megan Contreras

FORT MYERS, Fla.,- It started off as a vehicle test drive, but, in a quick turn of events, a car salesman was carjacked. Only WINK News sat down with the salesman who describes the..
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Money flows and ads air in costly race for Lee Commission

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Money is flowing in record-setting fashion in a race for a Lee county commmission seat. Three republicans want the nomination to face a democrat in November. ..
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