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In-custody deaths spawn questions, lawsuit

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – WINK News teamed up with the Charlotte Sun Newspaper to investigate deaths at the Charlotte County Jail. Tom Ireland seemed reluctant...
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Hundreds of SWFL students living with mold, without roofs after Irma

IMMOKALEE, Fla. Mold covering walls. Roofs completely gone. And for hundreds of students, this is home. "I'm living here because I have nowhere else to go," Greg...
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Child-abduction expert: Don’t say ‘stranger danger’

FORT MYERS, Fla. Two words commonly used to describe attempted child abduction may be putting children at risk. The term "stranger danger" is ineffective, and...
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Are crimes in Southwest Florida going unpunished?

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. There are cupcakes, balloons and gifts scattered around. Everything needed for an anniversary celebration. Kayla Stone and Eddie Powell’s one year...
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Furniture Frustration: Upset customers say local store failed to deliver on promise

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. Upset customers reached out to WINK News Call for Action after waiting months for their furniture, some waiting as long as...
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Body cameras help close cases in Southwest Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. Images from police body cameras showed police on the Las Vegas strip rush into danger when a gunman opened fire on...
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Remains of 8 humans were found in Fort Myers a decade ago, 5 still...

FORT MYERS, Fla. It was once said to be the largest excavation of human remains in Florida history. And Fort Myers Police call it...
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FMPD, LCSO deputy under investigation, implicated on corruption allegations

FORT MYERS, Fla. Members of the Fort Myers Police Department and at least one Lee County Sheriff's Office deputy are implicated in corruption allegations. An audit released...

Building code helped shield SWFL during Irma, but changes coming

FORT MYERS, Fla. Signs of Hurricane Irma linger in the form of debris piles, mangled signs and older homes deemed unlivable. But it’s a stark...
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Flood insurance rates could spike as federal program drowns in debt

FORT MYERS, Fla. The federal program for paying out flood insurance claims is severely in debt. And some in the industry believe an increase in rates...

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