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 2023-02-04 12:07 

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Sun & Clouds for Saturday...

The Weather Authority expects a blustery Saturday with mix of sun and clouds and highs in the upper 70s. Saturday will cool chilly with temperatures in the 50s....

 2023-02-04 02:57 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Beloved Southwest Florida eagle Harriet missing for more than 24 hours...

A beloved Southwest Florida eagle has been missing for more than 24 hours. M-15 and the two eaglets remain at the nest, but Harriet is nowhere to be found....

 2023-02-04 02:40 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Naples Winter Wine Festival vintners discuss the 2023 event...

The Naples Winter Wine Festival is in full swing. WINK News anchor Lindsey Sablan sat down with vintners to discuss this year's event....

 2023-02-04 01:15 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Naples Winter Wine Festival: Vintners arrive in Naples...

The 23rd annual Naples Winter Wine Festival is a go. On Thursday, 17 vintners, or winemakers, and their guests were welcomed to the Naples Airport from Napa Valley....

 2023-02-03 23:23 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Funds released for those in need following Ian...

Emotions ran high on Friday as Florida's first lady Casey DeSantis was in Fort Myers helping those who lost everything during Hurricane Ian. Christopher Moore spends each day helping others....

 2023-02-03 23:22 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

NubAbility Baseball Camp helping kids with limb differences play ball...

It is a special experience for kids living with limb differences. This weekend, kids ages four to 17 are taking on a baseball camp with the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium, then the Florida Gulf Coast baseball team at Swanson Stadium....

 2023-02-03 23:07 

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Fort Myers Beach Chamber of commerce helping businesses bounce back...

For the businesses that are back, the business itself is booming on Fort Myers Beach. Dozens of people visit the beach every single day, grabbing lunch at the popular spots that have made a comeback, but balancing recovery efforts and business ventures ha...

 2023-02-03 22:48 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Lee County asks residents to conserve water during dry season...

Lee County asks residents to conserve water as Southwest Florida moves into the dry season. There are several factors leading to this — low rainfall combined with more people in the area after Hurricane Ian....

 2023-02-03 22:25 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

College Board releases official framework for new AP African American Studies course: Where does the Governor's administration stand?...

If you have high school-aged children, you've probably seen the headlines. The college board released the official curriculum for its new Advanced Placement African American studies course on Feb....

 2023-02-03 22:15 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Estero's Copperleaf community donates money, food for Ian victims...

Many families took a financial hit from Hurricane Ian, with home repairs and job losses leaving little in the budget for anything else. One community in Estero got together to contribute to the Harry Chapin Food Bank on behalf of WINK News' March to a...

 2023-02-03 22:07 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Signs in Hendry County cemetery give deadline to remove items from some gravesites...

For reasons that aren't yet clear, families are being told they have 30 days to remove precious mementos from loved ones' gravesites at the Fort Denaud Cemetery in Hendry County. WINK News called Hendry County multiple times but could not get in t...

 2023-02-03 21:58 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Naples Winter Wine Festival: Meet the kids day...

There is a renewed focus on children's mental health because of the pandemic and Hurricane Ian. This year, the foundation behind the Naples Winter Wine Festival handed out $1 million to food banks and hospitals to ensure the need for food and care was...

 2023-02-03 21:26 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

ArtFest returns to downtown Fort Myers...

Live performances, some of the best food in Florida, and fun the entire family can enjoy are all happening this weekend. ArtFest Fort Myers is back, and it's taking over downtown....

 2023-02-03 20:09 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Tim Aten Knows: Marina project planned in Old Naples...

A marina project will replace some longtime businesses near the Naples City Dock in Crayton Cove. Napoli on the Bay pizzeria and the Phil Fisher Gallery both have to vacate their building by April 30. The owners of both businesses have known for many year...

 2023-02-03 19:24 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Chips Sports Pub, Topgolf Swing Suites to open in downtown Fort Myers...

The Topgolf brand of entertainment is opening soon in downtown Fort Myers inside a new sports bar. Instead of hitting the ball up to 215 yards surrounded by soaring protective netting, golfers will take their swings inside of a virtual simulation experien...

 2023-02-03 18:17 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Missing Florida Lyft driver's car found with Hardee County slaying suspect...

The car owned by a missing 74-year-old Florida Lyft driver was found in North Carolina, and the man who was driving it is wanted in connection with a homicide last week in Southwest Florida, authorities said Friday. Lyft driver Gary Levin hasn't been ...

 2023-02-03 17:02 

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Collier County deputies seek man connected to distraction theft suspects...

The Collier County Sheriff's Office has released a composite sketch of a man sought in connection with distraction theft suspects who are targeting senior citizens for their jewelry. CCSO says the thieves in recent distraction thefts typically use a r...

 2023-02-03 16:49 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Lehigh Acres man facing charge after 8-year-old accidentally shot...

A 56-year-old Lee County man is facing a misdemeanor charge after one of his children was shot with a firearm that wasn't stored properly. According to a warrant request affidavit, Pedro Luis Estevez did not secure two guns properly which led to the a...

 2023-02-03 15:41 

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Cape Coral woman faces prostitution, drug possession charges...

A Cape Coral woman was arrested Wednesday after police say she offered sex for money, agreed to sell methamphetamine and was found with drugs. According to the Cape Coral Police Department, 31-year-old Monika Lucic was arrested after an investigation reve...

 2023-02-03 14:51 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Florida recreational marijuana proposal clears initial hurdle...

Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the recreational use of marijuana have passed a preliminary hurdle to get on the 2024 ballot, submitting more than enough petition signatures to trigger a Florida Supreme Court review of the ...

 2023-02-03 14:32 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Lowdermilk Park reopening with limited amenities...

Friday afternoon brings a major milestone in Hurricane Ian recovery: Lowdermilk Park in Naples is reopening. The beachfront hotspot was left unrecognizable after the storm plowed through, but it has come a long way in five months....

 2023-02-03 14:10 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Increased Fort Myers police presence around Edison Mall after shooting threat...

The Fort Myers Police Department will have an increased presence in the area of the Edison Mall after it says a shooting threat came through a confidential tip line Thursday night. FMPD says it is investigating the call, but the investigation will allow t...

 2023-02-03 13:05 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

FHP: Woman found transporting man with 21 out-of-county warrants on Alligator Alley...

A woman and a man were arrested on Alligator Alley Thursday afternoon after troopers say the woman was pulled over and found with drugs, and the man was found to have 21 out-of-county arrest warrants. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Yasmin Nicole...

 2023-02-03 10:10 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Breezy Friday with isolated rain chances...

High temperatures will climb to the low 80s and upper 70s under mostly cloudy skies. It will become notably humid in the afternoon, with dew points in the low 70s....

 2023-02-03 02:42 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Four-day Naples Automotive Experience kicks off with a lineup of exotic cars...

Maseratis, Buggatis, and Lamborghinis were all gathered for a good cause in Naples on Thursday. "This is the kickoff party to our four-day Naples Automotive Experience," said Steven Brooder, CEO at St....

 2023-02-03 02:39 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Trust & Verify: Gov. Ron DeSantis takes steps to ban diversity, equity and inclusion programs at Florida colleges...

Governor Ron DeSantis announced his plan to ban diversity, equity and inclusion programs, including critical race theory, at Florida colleges. He made his intentions clear at a press conference on Jan....

 2023-02-03 00:42 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

FGCU students tasting wine for a lesson on life...

College kids have been known to take a drink or two, but for some students at FGCU, it's helping them make the grade. Wine in the classroom is not something you see every day....

 2023-02-03 00:00 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

2023 Naples Winter Wine Festival: In Perfect Harmony, a WINK News special...

The 2023 Naples Winter Wine Festival begins on Saturday, Feb. 4....

 2023-02-02 23:03 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

FGCU researchers want to understand alligators that live close to humans...

Most research on alligators is done in large preserves like the Everglades, but a team from Florida Gulf Coast University wants to learn more about the alligators that live closer to humans. Encountered in the wild, alligators can be frightening—bea...

 2023-02-02 22:46 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Beach Baptist Church continues to help Fort Myers Beach community...

A beacon of faith and a landmark for volunteerism. The Beach Baptist Church on Fort Myers Beach is still giving out supplies and hot meals on a daily basis....

 2023-02-02 22:05 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Deliberations begin in trial for man accused of fleeing deadly Collier County boat crash...

A jury is deliberating the fate of a man on trial, accused of leaving the scene of a boat crash that killed 57-year-old Onofrio Sozio neat Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park and north of Vanderbilt Beach in North Naples. James Allen, 78, is accused of leaving...

 2023-02-02 21:52 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

How to lower the chances of fire during the dry season...

A brush fire that has been burning since Wednesday is now about 38 acres in Cape Coral. Crews are still out there near El Dorado and Southwest 5th Terrace working to put it out....

 2023-02-02 21:37 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Police: Boy found in Texas likely not Adji Desir...

Police in Midland, Texas, provided an update on the unidentified boy found wandering alone. Many people in Southwest Florida have been wondering if it might be a child missing from Collier County since 2009....

 2023-02-02 21:32 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Yucatan Beach Stand operating without power on Fort Myers Beach...

Businesses on Fort Myers Beach have let creativity take control in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Some restaurants have set up food trucks, while others have brought shipping containers....

 2023-02-02 21:19 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Dunbar residents consider Black present, future as well as history...

As Black History Month begins in 2023, people who live in the Dunbar community say they've come a long way, but there's more to do. Keoshia Brown, a science teacher at Dunbar High School, has a message for Black parents and anyone else who wants t...

 2023-02-02 20:54 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Thousands of street signs in Cape Coral still need repairs after Ian...

Street signs ripped down by Hurricane Ian add to the problems that remain after the storm. Eight thousand stop signs are down in Cape Coral....

 2023-02-02 20:42 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

March to a Million Meals: Inflation affecting food pantries in SWFL...

Inflation is making more families turn to food pantries to make ends meet. But now, those food pantries are feeling the pinch....

 2023-02-02 20:14 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Cape Coral's mayor explains why the city manager's contract won't be renewed...

The city manager for Southwest Florida's largest city is out after scoring only slightly above average on the yearly evaluation. Cape Coral City Council voted against extending Rob Hernandez's contract on Wednesday....

 2023-02-02 18:59 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Estero residents split over Bonita Estero Rail Trail project...

Village of Estero hosted a workshop Wednesday for the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization to provide an update on the Bonita Estero Rail Trail project. The project could transform a 12-mile portion of the Seminole Gulf Railway into a recreationa...

 2023-02-02 18:55 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Traffic stop leads to drugs and arrest of Collier County man, woman...

A 35-year-old man who deputies say is a convicted felon was arrested during an overnight traffic stop for having more than 100 grams of fentanyl. Omar Conde faces a charge of trafficking fentanyl 4 grams or more, possession of amphetamine and possession o...

 2023-02-02 18:52 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Insomnia Cookies to celebrate grand opening Saturday at University Village...

Insomnia Cookies, a growing brand specializing in serving warm, late-night cookies, is opening its 10th store in Florida on Saturday at University Village, just south of Florida Gulf Coast University's campus. At 19800 Village Drive, Suite 230-B, in s...

 2023-02-02 18:27 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

North Fort Myers man faces charges for drug, felony firearm possession...

A man was arrested early Wednesday morning after Cape Coral police say he pulled out a gun during a fight and was later found with narcotics in his vehicle. According to the Cape Coral Police Department, Bryant Keith Redfield, 40, of North Fort Myers, was...

 2023-02-02 16:48 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Small aircraft makes emergency landing on North Fort Myers golf course...

On Thursday morning, a small aircraft made an emergency landing on a golf course in North Fort Myers. The Lee County Port Authority confirmed that the pilot was uninjured after landing the aircraft, a Piper PA-28R-200, at Del Tura Golf & Country Club....

 2023-02-02 15:36 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

3 Lee County women arrested as suspects in Port Charlotte tequila theft...

Three Lee County women suspected of stealing around $700 in tequila from a Total Wine in Port Charlotte were arrested on Wednesday. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, Tyra Denise Whitfield, 19, Jah'nauria Oraion Deana Foster, 18, ...

 2023-02-02 14:59 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Lighthouse nonprofit helps 10-year-old Naples girl live with eye disorder...

The Naples Winter Wine Festival, a charity wine auction that raises millions of dollars for children in Collier County, kicks off on Thursday before Saturday's auction. The group behind the festival, the Naples Children and Education Fund, gives grant...

 2023-02-02 12:49 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Punxsutawney Phil's Groundhog Day prediction: 6 more weeks of winter...

A furry critter in a western Pennsylvania town has predicted six more weeks of winter during an annual Groundhog Day celebration. People gathered Thursday at Gobbler's Knob as members of Punxsutawney Phil's "inner circle" summoned him from...

 2023-02-02 12:42 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

DeSantis injects politics into $115B Florida budget proposal...

Gov. Ron DeSantis promised tax relief Wednesday on children's books, pet food and even the gas stoves that have become a rallying cry for Republicans while assuring that the state has plenty of reserves to withstand any economic downturn....

 2023-02-02 12:33 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Woman identified 37 years after she went missing in Florida...

Law officers say they've identified a woman who went missing in Florida and died in south Georgia after 37 years of not knowing who she is. The woman, who suffered blunt trauma to her head and died after being injured, has been identified as Mary Anga...

 2023-02-02 12:23 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Florida could end unanimous jury requirement for executions...

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers proposed legislation making it easier to send convicts to death row by eliminating a unanimous jury requirement in capital punishment sentencing — a response to anger from victims' families following a ver...

 2023-02-02 12:12 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Jacksonville highlights conflicts over local gerrymandering...

Not far from the postcard images of Jacksonville — the white sand beaches, the riverfront fountain, the upscale shopping district — is another side of the city. Here, neighborhood roads are pitted with potholes and sometimes unpaved....

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