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New bill aims to make Florida 26th ‘constitutional carry’ state

  A new bill proposes to make Florida the 26th constitutional carry state, eliminating the need to get a license and pass a firearm safety...
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How Florida Department of Transportation dispatchers handle road safety

  The dispatchers for the Florida Department of Transportation are unsung heroes, watching out for us on the roads and ensuring traffic is moving the...

Florida officials: ‘Alarming increase’ in sextortion of minors

Officials are warning Floridians about an alarming increase in sextortion targeting minors. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said, "Sextortion cases are on the rise nationwide,...
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Fort Myers police: Don’t celebrate New Year’s Eve with gunfire

  New Year's Eve is always a big celebration, but it isn't always celebrated in a safe, smart way; every year, celebratory gunfire hurts people...
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Cape Coral parents see little progress on missing signs, lights near schools

Many Cape Coral parents are still contacting WINK News about people breaking the rules of the road near elementary schools without being held accountable. Dozens...
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Cape Coral Elementary crossing guard warns of missing school zone light

After WINK News' previous story about drivers speeding near Cape Coral Elementary School, many of our viewers reached out with further concerns. A crossing...

DeSoto County issues burn ban

DeSoto County issued a burn ban on Monday morning. The county says burning won't be permitted at this time "for the safety of our community...

Cape Coral firefighters urge EV owners to beware fires after submersion

The Cape Coral Fire Department urges electric vehicle owners to beware of possible fires if their EVs were at some point submerged in water...

Cape Coral declares State of Local Emergency; emergency responses suspended

The City of Cape Coral declared a State of Local Emergency at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Due to Hurricane Ian's predicted increasing strength, rainfall and...
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Sand, sandbag locations in Southwest Florida ahead of Hurricane Ian

Here is a list of some locations where you can acquire sandbags (sometimes bags and sand separately) for your storm preparations ahead of Hurricane...

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