Firefighters battle fire at Fort Myers Beach restaurant

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

A Fort Myers Beach restaurant is recovering from damage suffered in a late-night fire. WINK News captured the scene at Anthony's on the Gulf on Estero Boulevard  just as firef..
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Cape Coral begins CodeRED registration

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Cape Coral Fire Department is urging Cape residents to make sure their phone number is registered in the CodeRED Emergency Alert System database.  Hurri..
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Robot Subs Begin Gulf Work

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Grand Isle, La.-Robot submarines are busy in the Gulf of Mexico taking equipment to the gulf's bottom, and cutting small pipes as BP prepares to take that next step on that blown-o..
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Update: Three missing canoeists in Everglades City found safe

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

4am Update: The Collier County Sheriff's Office tells WINK News the three canoeists have been found safe.  11pm Update: EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. - Collier County Sheriff's Office..
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Southwest Florida Memorial Day Events

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Southwest Florida-Local Memorial Day Events are planned throughout Southwest Florida. In Cape Coral, a statue will be unveiled to honor war vets. The statue, titled "Tribute to a S..
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Memorial Day 5K Run On The Green is today

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The annual 5K Memorial Day Run On The Green kicked off at 7:30 Memorial Day morning at Eastwood Golf Course in Lee County. The course is home to some lush fairwa..
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Ash Covers Airport

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

A blanket of volcanic ash has closed Guatemala's international airport. The ash came from the nearby Pacaya volcano which began erupting on Thursday, killing at least one person. T..
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BP Gears Up For New Method To Stop Spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Six weeks after oil began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, BP engineers are still trying to come up with a way to stop the flow. Their so-called "top-kill: method failed over the w..
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There's an ocelot in the WINK News studio!

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

Sasha Tetzlaff from the Naples Zoo brings an ocelot to the studio Friday morning.  Ocelots are beautiful wild cats usually found in South and Central America, as well as Mexic..
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Common Cents: Is Your Family Fiscally Fit?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Is your family fiscally fit? Find the answer on a great website www.myfloridacfo.com/familyfiscalfitness. We have a link under the hot links section. It has thousands of common cen..
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Home buyers should watch something other than falling prices

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

There have been a record number of home buyers taking advantage of bargain basement prices but there are still countless fence-sitters waiting for prices to fall even further. Thes..
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Fla. lawmaker considering Arizona immigration law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The head of the Florida House's criminal justice committee says he's considering the introduction of an Arizona-style law against illegal immigrants. R..
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Obama heading to Louisiana for oil spill update

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama is heading to coastal areas of Louisiana for an update on the latest efforts to stop the devastating spill of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexic..
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Congress moves to end ban on gay ban in military

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has taken two big steps toward ending the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. In quick succession Thur..
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Coast Guard searching for missing boater off Fort Myers Beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

A massive search effort is underway to find a missing boater off Fort Myers Beach.The Lee County Sheriff's office says two men in their 20's were on a 20 foot boat in the area near..
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Local businesses will give one SWFL couple a free wedding

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

Fort Myers - Local companies are joining together to offer a free wedding to an engaged SWFL couple facing "sour times" in this current economy. Couples who want to get married but..
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Common Cents: Successful Haggling

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Consumer Reports conducted a poll that found most consumers who ask for a discount, get it! Among the most successful targets: hotel bills, cell phone bills and clothing. Here is C..
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Congress to make landmark vote on gays in military

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is headed toward landmark votes on whether to allow gays to serve openly in the military. The House was expected to vote as early as Thursday on a propos..
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Tests underway on tarballs found on Florida beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Testing is under way on about 100 suspected tarballs found on a Pensacola-area beach. If the material found Wednesday is sourced to the Gulf of Mexico oil sp..
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Is "Top Kill" maneuver working in the Gulf?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

ROBERT, La. (AP) - One of BP's top executives says crews trying to plug a massive Gulf oil leak are pumping mud into a blown-out well as effectively and efficiently as they had hop..
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