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3 high school seniors talk directly to Charlotte school district on mask mandates

Three Lemon Bay High School seniors are requesting a mask mandate in Charlotte County Public Schools after a surge in COVID-19 cases this school...
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Why are people so angry right now? We sit down with psychologists to find...

The worldwide battle against COVID-19 has researchers finding another epidemic gripping America – a crisis of collective rage and divisiveness. We wanted to get at the...
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Lee County Schools superintendent responds to claims of underreporting ‘disruptive, violent’ incidents

The interim superintendent at The School District of Lee County responded to us after we investigated school safety at a District school. This comes...
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School’s reporting of potentially violent incidents could lead to student safety issues

After the Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, the state completely revamped its school safety protocols. A WINK News investigation revealed at...
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Trust & Verify: The heightened concerns during 9/11 anniversary

On a sunny southwest Florida afternoon, we asked the public to tell us what they wanted to know. A white dry erase board with...
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Southwest Florida sees rise in DUI cases

A WINK News investigation shows Southwest Florida is on pace to set records for drunken driving this year. It's a trend law enforcement and drunk...
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SWFL real estate market hit by thieves trying to steal and sell land

A growing problem in Southwest Florida's hot real estate market is thieves stepping up to steal and sell land that doesn't belong to them. It...
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Couple sues handyman company for never starting job

Home repairs and remodels are a hot ticket right now but what happens when you pay and the work doesn't get done? One couple in...
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‘Dangerous’ seawalls? Naples sues property owners, turns out, City owns them

Over the last three years, hundreds of thousands of tax dollars were spent by the City of Naples to sue property owners along seawalls...
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Fort Myers nursing home forced to close after gov’t says it failed to meet...

A nursing home in Southwest Florida that experienced a number of coronavirus cases and deaths will be forced to close soon, affecting dozens of...

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