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 2021-10-21 09:44 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Collier County rental assistance available...

There is help for you if you are behind on paying rent because of the pandemic. The Collier County Improved Emergency Rental Assistance Program streamlines the process for those who have been evicted....

 2021-10-21 08:15 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Isolated rain chances return...

Highs will slightly increase today. The majority of our viewing area will reach the upper-80s and lower-90s this afternoon.Rain chances return in the evening....

 2021-10-21 01:15 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters...

U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially....

 2021-10-21 00:24 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Fossil stuck in 100 million-year-old amber is oldest "true crab" ever discovered...

In 2015, two researchers stumbled across a piece of amber jewelry in a market in Tengchong, China, that was found by miners in Myanmar. The piece has a young, five-millimeter-long crab embedded in it....

 2021-10-21 00:17 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

US and EU ambassadors: Enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korea...

The United States and several European countries on Wednesday condemned North Korea's recent missile tests and said Pyongyang's technical advances demonstrate the urgent need to ramp up implementation of U.N. sanctions on its nuclear and missile p...

 2021-10-20 23:21 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Law enforcement looking for 12-year-old girl missing from Collier County...

A missing person alert has been issued for 12-year-old Alaina Godalkowski. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says she was last seen in the area of the 600 block of 110th Avenue North in Naples....

 2021-10-20 23:09 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

'The stakes are enormous': Bannon case tests Congress' power...

The U.S. House is expected to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress....

 2021-10-20 21:27 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Man walks free, gets guns back, after drug trafficking charges are dropped...

Fort Myers Police arrested Brandon Adams last month, seizing more than a dozen guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and a bunch of illegal drugs from his home. Now he is walking free....

 2021-10-20 21:17 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Lee County school board member Chris Patricca said she welcomes investigation from governor...

The Lee County School Board is asking the governor's office to look into the abuse of power regarding Chris Patricca, but Gov. Ron DeSantis said he cannot investigate because she didn't break the law....

 2021-10-20 20:55 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Hallan restos humanos en el parque de Florida donde buscan al novio de Gabby Petito...

Investigadores del Bur Federal de Investigaciones (FBI) encontraron restos humanos y artculos en un sendero de un parque en Florida donde buscan desde hace semanas a Brian Laundrie, que an sigue desaparecido tras el hallazgo del cuerpo de su novia, Gabby ...

 2021-10-20 20:33 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

NCH looking to build a new hospital in Naples, facing challenge over it's height...

NCH is asking the City of Naples to allow them to build a six-story building. The hospital says the new building will allow them to offer more comprehensive cardiac services to a growing and aging population....

 2021-10-20 20:21 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Politifact: Don't fall for social media posts promising thousands in new stimulus money...

A promotion dangling up to nearly $4,000 to American homeowners is spreading online, but it's not real, so please don't get your hopes up. "New GSE stimulus program is giving homeowners up to $3,708 every year," says the headline of a blog...

 2021-10-20 20:07 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Rapid PCR testing for COVID-19 now available in Cape Coral...

There is a new way to get tested quickly for COVID-19 in Cape Coral. Rapid PCR testing is now available at the Curative testing site and you can get those results back in less than four hours....

 2021-10-20 19:35 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL's most wanted suspects; Oct. 20...

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help out the community and give the tip that gets these people off the street....

 2021-10-20 19:21 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Senate GOP again poised to block Democrats' election bill...

For the third time this year, Senate Democrats will force a test vote Wednesday on sweeping elections legislation that they tout as a powerful counterweight to new voting restrictions in the states. Once again, Republicans are certain to block it....

 2021-10-20 17:53 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Workers fed up with nights, weekends seek flexible schedules...

After struggling to hire workers for its outlet store in Dallas, Balsam Hill finally opened on Sept. 1....

 2021-10-20 17:44 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Biden scales back $2T plan: free community college unlikely...

Scaling down his ambitious domestic agenda, President Joe Biden has described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of his $2 trillion package for addressing climate change and expanding social services. Likely to be eliminated or shaved back: pla...

 2021-10-20 17:35 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Queen accepts medical advice to rest, cancels N Ireland trip...

Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days and has canceled a trip to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday. The palace didn't offer specifics on the decision, but says the 95-year-old monarch is ...

 2021-10-20 17:34 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Encuentran "artculos" del novio de Gabby Petito en un parque en Florida y el forense es llamado al lugar...

Investigadores encontraron "varios artculos" de Brian Laundrie, desaparecido tras la muerte de su novia, Gabby Petito, en un sendero de un parque que sola visitar cerca de su casa en Florida, dijo este mircoles el abogado de la familia. Las perten...

 2021-10-20 16:24 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Medical examiner called to Myakkahatchee Park after items of Brian Laundrie found...

Law enforcement officials have once again closed the nature park that has been much of the focus for the search of Brian Laundrie. The Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino told WINK News the Laundrie parents went to the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmen...

 2021-10-20 16:24 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

48 COVID-19 patients in Lee Health hospitals Wednesday, 1 death Tuesday...

Lee Health says it has 48 COVID-19 patients isolated in its hospitals on Wednesday. One death were reported on Tuesday....

 2021-10-20 15:37 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Former volunteer basketball coach arrested for having sex with teen...

A former basketball coach once arrested for sending sexual images to young boys has now been arrested for having sex with one. Brandon Stetson, 28, was arrested on Tuesday by the Collier County Sheriff's Office....

 2021-10-20 14:50 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Denny Grimes: Housing market changes...

Just as we are beginning to feel a slight change in our weather, there's a subtle change in the national news narrative about the housing market: It seems the market is easing a bit. But what does this mean for the Southwest Florida real estate market...

 2021-10-20 14:42 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

2021 Naples International Film Festival...

The 2021 Naples International Film Festival kicks off Thursday. Joining WINK News anchor Therese O'Shea to discuss the event is the filmmaker of "Me to play," Jim Bernfield and festival promoter John Wildman....

 2021-10-20 13:57 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

3rd day of death penalty arguments in Marian Williams trial...

The trial for Marian Williams has entered the penalty phase after a jury found Williams guilty in the arson fire that killed three young boys. The jury will now have to decide if Williams will receive the death penalty....

 2021-10-20 13:04 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Ayuda para vctimas de violencia domstica en Immokalee...

El ao pasado recibieron ms de 1.600 llamas pidiendo ayuda. Hoy el Centro para Mujeres y Nios Abusados (The Shelter) quiere crear conciencia en nuestra comunidad....

 2021-10-20 12:44 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5 to 11...

Children age 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for y...

 2021-10-20 12:16 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers...

New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, giving an ultimatum to public employees who've refused and ensuri...

 2021-10-20 12:12 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Nikolas Cruz set to plead guilty to Parkland massacre...

Nikolas Cruz is scheduled to plead guilty to 17 counts of first-degree murder Wednesday for the 2018 shooting massacre at a Parkland high school, as his attorneys turn their focus to saving him from a death sentence. Cruz, 23, will appear before Circuit J...

 2021-10-20 11:47 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Cape Coral Fire Department asks for new training facility...

The Cape Coral Fire Department, the largest fire department in Southwest Florida, does not have an independent training facility, and is now asking the city for a brand new one. CCFD is evaluated by the Insurance Service Office, which says it needs to tra...

 2021-10-20 11:11 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Cape Coral votes on Sunsplash partnership...

The Cape Coral City Council is considering a plan to save money by having a private company take over the operations of Sunplash Family Water Park. In the past few years, there's been a shortfall between the cost of running the park and the amount of ...

 2021-10-20 07:45 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Dry today, rain chances increasing by the week's end...

Another dry day is in the forecast as high temperatures return the upper-80s. Expect our winds to be breezy under partly cloudy skies.Isolated showers return to our forecast on Thursday with substantial rain chances coming on Friday.Boaters will be met wi...

 2021-10-20 03:00 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Student in Cape Coral hospitalized after vaping...

A student was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after vaping. The School District of Lee County told WINK news that four students from Cape Coral High School were vaping before school started....

 2021-10-20 00:14 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Wife of victim speaks out ahead of Parkland shooter's penalty phase...

On Wednesday, we will learn whether the state will accept Nikolas Cruz's guilty plea for a school shooting in Parkland. Cruz's lawyers said last week that he would be pleading guilty to 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 c...

 2021-10-19 22:32 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Leader of Guatemala US-FL Chamber of Commerce asks Chris Patricca to resign...

The Guatemala U.S. Florida Chamber of Commerce is the latest to demand a resignation from Lee County School Board member Chris Patricca....

 2021-10-19 21:56 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Child recovers after being mauled by 2 dogs in Fort Myers...

A 7-year-old says two rottweilers attacked him while he was playing at a park. Ryker Hayes, 7, is scarred but alive....

 2021-10-19 21:11 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Naples Beach Hotel sells, ready for transformation to Four Seasons luxury resort...

The Naples Beach Hotel has seen better days. But soon, a new owner will transform the hotel into a luxury beachfront Four Seasons resort....

 2021-10-19 20:55 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

The dangers of cane toads and how to spot them...

Cane toads are invasive here in Southwest Florida and they can be lethal to pets. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is tracking and trapping toads with the help of overseas tech....

 2021-10-19 20:42 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

A step forward for those in support of sports betting...

This week, a win came for those who want sports betting to come to Florida sooner rather than later. A judge dismissed a lawsuit from the owners of a Florida poker room....

 2021-10-19 20:41 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Resources on supporting child emotional, behavioral, and mental health in COVID-19 era...

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education released a new resource: Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health to provide information and resources to enhance the promotion of mental health and the social and emotional ...

 2021-10-19 19:58 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Greater Naples Fire District denies it misused CARES Act money...

A lawsuit alleges the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District misused CARES Act money and that a whistleblower lost his job for reporting the misuse of funds. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of former employee Kevin Nelmes, former division chief at the fire d...

 2021-10-19 19:50 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Where's the Money? Local bank closes homeless man's account...

John Leeman, 22, opened a savings account at SunTrust Bank (now Truist) in 2020 in Fort Myers so he could deposit two government checks: a tax refund check and a stimulus check, totaling nearly $2,000. When he tried to make a withdrawal soon after, Leeman...

 2021-10-19 19:28 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Cape Coral's utility extension project set to resume next summer...

The City of Cape Coral is trying to make sure a big construction project doesn't turn into a nightmare for the people who live in the area. In the past, the cape utility extension project (UEP) led to ripped-up roads and a muddy mess for residents nea...

 2021-10-19 19:27 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Feature on Charlotte County Sheriff's Office app to help families find missing loved ones...

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has a program known as "Take Me Home." Through CCSO's app, they allow families to add pictures and information of loved ones if they ever get lost or go missing. This information helps deputies know wh...

 2021-10-19 19:25 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

'English Caf' programa para practicar el ingls de forma gratuita...

Las bibliotecas del Condado Lee iniciaron este mes de octubre su programa 'English Caf' dedicado para todo aquel que desee practicar el idioma ingls. Son tutorias de aproximadamente 90 minutos, en las que puede practicar y perfeccionar su ingls co...

 2021-10-19 18:45 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Lee County Sheriff's holds a news conference on a 'recent investigation'...

The Lee County Sheriff's Office along with Sheriff Carmine Marceno is scheduled to hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Tuesday....

 2021-10-19 18:19 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

900-year-old sword dating back to the Crusades found at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea...

An Israeli amateur diver found a large, 900-year-old sword dating back to the Crusades at the bottom of Mediterranean Sea last week, Israeli researchers said on Monday. The diver, identified as Shlomi Katzin from Atlit, Israel, discovered the weapon on Sa...

 2021-10-19 18:18 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Plane with 21 on board runs off runway and catches fire while attempting to take off near Houston...

No one was seriously hurt when an airplane bound for Boston ran off a runway and burned Tuesday morning near Houston, authorities said. The McDonnell Douglas MD-87 was carrying 21 people when it rolled through a fence and caught fire while trying to take ...

 2021-10-19 17:29 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

Thanks but no: UK queen turns down "Oldie of the Year" title...

Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch. But don't call her an oldie....

 2021-10-19 16:35 

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[ Southwest Florida ]

USDA rethinks approach to controlling salmonella in poultry...

Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year, and on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced several steps ...

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