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At least 20 trespass incidents documented on SWFL school campuses in 2018

Schools across Florida have beefed up security in the past year: including surveillance cameras, new video door locks and the present of additional law...
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The war within: Veterans face a different battle re-adjusting to civilian life

If you're feeling alone, reach out. That’s the message one local retired service member has for other veterans. At 31, Tyler Crane thought he’d still...
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Why was an accused police shooter still on the streets?

The man accused of killing Fort Myers police officer Adam-Jobbers Miller had a lengthy arrest record, and was apparently living in the country illegally. After...
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Robocalls are a nuisance and they’re on the rise, but there’s something you can...

Robocalls are already a major problem and experts say, we can all expect more of them in the future. Adam Diederich works out of his home...
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Why millions of dollars set aside to protect Florida schools is going untouched

Millions of dollars that could be spent keeping children safe isn't doing its job. The money, roughly $58 million, is sitting in Tallahassee because it...
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“Skim Reaper” is heading to SWFL and turning the tables on crooks at the...

In a matter of seconds, crooks can compromise credit card readers at gas pumps, ATM's and even store checkouts, but a new tool will...
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Devastating images emerge out of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path

The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida’s Panhandle left wide destruction and at least two people dead and wasn’t nearly finished Thursday...

Family says suspect has gotten away with murder for 14 years

UPDATE: After the first report on this story in May 2018, WINK News obtained exclusive interrogation video with murder suspect Terry Daniel McDonald. The video...
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Five arrested following investigation that lead to search warrant of home

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested 5 after obtaining a search warrant through an investigation into suspicious drug activity. CCSO served a search warrant after...

Family says suspect has gotten away with murder for 14 years

NOTE: Due to the length of the Judge Brett Kavanaugh Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, WINK News was unable to air exclusive interrogation video of Terry...

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