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Homelessness in Lee County: Millions of dollars provided, but is it helping?

For the last four years, Vicky Bond has carried her past and her belongings with her, sleeping on a bamboo mat at Lions Park. "I...

QAnon: What it is, who believes it, and why it’s hurting people

Over the last few months, we've been hearing a lot about right-wing conspiracy groups. One - called "QAnon" - is pushing the idea that...
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Cape Coral man suing Lee County Sheriff’s Office after typo leads to wrongful arrest

An innocent Lee County man is suing the Lee County Sheriff's Office over a typo that led to his wrongful arrest. Carlos Javier Lobos, 44,...
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Deadly by Design? Why so many people are hit by cars in Lee County

More people died walking down the street last year in Lee County than riding motorcycles. Among the 22 pedestrian lives lost: a 15-year-old who...
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Proposed bill aims to rein in property insurance costs, curb abuse

Homeowners' insurance prices are climbing, with one report saying Florida's property and casualty industry is "spiraling toward collapse." Now, Florida lawmakers are trying to make...
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Half a home: Family missing half their belongings after movers fail to deliver

Approximately 950 people are moving to Florida each day, according to the 2020 ISG World Miami Report. Stacy and Jim McCool are some of those...
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9-year-old girl with autism put in police custody during behavioral episode

The family of a 9-year-old girl with autism is considering legal action against the City of North Port after a January incident where police...
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Pandemic Academics: How SWFL students are performing one year later

Whether online or in-person, learning looks different in the age of COVID-19, and parents in Southwest Florida are worried about their kids' education. How have...
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Florida vaccine supply insufficient to support population

It will take another 15 weeks to get shots in the arms of the rest of Florida’s 65 and older population if supply does...
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Where’s the money? Government investigating Fort Myers entrepreneur

According to records obtained by WINK News, a young Southwest Florida entrepreneur who made headlines in 2017 with his plans to develop a rundown...

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