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Ex-girlfriend calls Wade Wilson a ‘psychopath,’ says she tried to warn everyone

Cape Coral police confirmed Friday that Wade Wilson is the person of interest in the murders of Diane Ruiz and Kristine Melton. We spoke with...
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Cape Coral neighborhood shaken by 2 murders the same week

Two women murdered—in the same week: Kristine Melton and Diane Ruiz. Cape Coral police have confirmed that Wade Wilson, the person of interest in both...
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Former Cape Coral roofer facing legal troubles with the state

A former Cape Coral roofer, who is accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from clients, is facing legal problems with the state. In...
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As push to ban plastic grows nationwide, how it could work in Florida

Plastic is everywhere. Bags, bottles, even your favorite blouse are all made with plastic that rarely gets recycled. Sarah Hancock knows it's tough to go...
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Empty promises from unlicensed contractor

No work, no license and now, no returned calls. After promising to refund clients, FL Hurricane Protection LLC owner Devin Dobbins of Cape Coral still...
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Roofers with trail of unhappy customers lose their licenses

Two roofers who left a trail of unhappy customers officially lost their licenses. Chris Dutruch with My Affordable Roof and Josh Campbell of Campbell Roofing...
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Robocalls ask for social security numbers, 3 tips to detect them

Robocalls are sounding more and more legitimate. The calls that go out are automated to sound like a real place people do business and...
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Spotting price gouging when Hurricane Dorian threatened SWFL

More than 130 people in Southwest Florida complained of price gouging before Hurricane Dorian. But it is not always clear what constitutes the charge. When...
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Report: Student loan forgiveness program is failing graduates

If you work in public service, one day your massive student loans could go away. It's part of a loan forgiveness program for people like...
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Trust but verify: how to look up a contractor’s license

Jan Haley lives in South Fort Myers for the landscape and lifestyle. "I love the weather, I love the beautiful flowers," Haley said. But she knows...

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