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Naples man receives double-lung transplant after contracting COVID

A Naples man had to get a double-lung transplant after he contracted COVID-19. But he tells WINK News it was really music that helped...
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The state of bridges and overpasses in Southwest Florida

The Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse has many wondering what the bridges in Southwest Florida look like. There is a 24-page long list of bridges in Southwest...
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Woman files lawsuit against SWFL company for husband’s plane crash

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a Southwest Florida company for its work on a plane that crashed and killed three people...

Coast Guard suspends search for migrants off Florida

The Coast Guard said it suspended its rescue operations at sunset Thursday after announcing earlier that afternoon that it had found four additional bodies...
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How to protect yourself and your pets from the upcoming freezing temperatures

Most of us aren't used to dealing with low temperatures in Florida. Health experts want to remind you to take precautions when venturing into...

He won a trip to space. Then he gave it away to a friend

He told his family and a few friends. He dropped hints to a couple of colleagues. So hardly anyone knew that the airline pilot...
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A warning for parents after a North Port man is arrested for preying on...

Parents are being warned to be careful with their kids' online activities after a North Port man was arrested, accused of luring and blackmailing...
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FWC feeding program provides short-term help for hungry manatees during cold weather

A chilly weekend is on tap for the Sunshine State, which means manatees will have to seek warmer water for refuge. But what if...
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Senate bill targeting what teachers can and cannot say gets committee approval

A bill making its way through the Florida legislature could limit what teachers can and can't say in the classroom. Senate Bill 148 cleared its...
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Committee votes to approve Dr. Joseph Ladapo as Florida surgeon general, confirmation process continues

Florida's surgeon general is one step closer to officially being the state's top doctor. On Wednesday, the Committee on Health Policy voted to recommend Dr....

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