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  1. Farmers markets sprout into seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Fall is here and that means more and more people are starting to arrive in Southwest Florida along with several farmers markets.

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  2. PolitiFact: Is Charlie Crist to blame for the recession?Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    FORT MYERS, Fla.- In 2010, Rick Scott ran for Florida Governor on the promise of jobs, so it's no big surprise Scott is blaming Crist for losing jobs as he seeks re-election. Our research team at PolitiFact Florida says the Scott campaign's math on job loss is correct, but PolitiFact also says blaming Crist for the recession misses the mark.

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  3. New FL law protects unborn babies from violence, other crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    FORT MYERS, Fla. - 32 new laws go into effect in Florida on Wednesday. They cover a broad range of topics from computer crimes to parasailing regulation.

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  4. New FL law deals harsher penalties for human traffickersRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Wednesday, laws are changing around the state of Florida, including those that involve human trafficking. It's a crime that happens more than people realize, here in southwest Florida.

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  5. Gas prices spike in SWFLRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    FORT MYERS, Fla.- After a month of the lowest September gas prices in four years, things spiked overnight in Southwest Florida. The jump at the pump is a shock for local drivers who'd gotten used to those low prices we saw all September.

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  6. Soldier returns home to meet daughter for the first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Sergeant JR Mock is returning to the U.S. after finishing a tour of duty in Afghanistan. This homecoming is a special one for the soldier.

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  7. Authorities look for suspect who broke into FM barRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person who broke into the Elbow Room four times in September. Police say each time the suspect smashed through the store's glass front door, then targeted the video gaming machines at the back of the establishment.

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  8. Southwest Florida eagle cam up and runningRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    As nesting season begins, people around the world can keep up with the adventures of bald eagles Ozzie and Harriet thanks to a camera mounted above their nest in southwest Florida. The pair has drawn some 20 million views over the past two bald eagle breeding seasons.

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  9. Friday Night Highlights Game of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    The District 7A-11 showdown between Fort Myers and Port Charlotte is the Friday Night Highlights Game of the Week. The WINK Sports Game of the Week crew will be at Fort Myers High School to provide full coverage including pre and post game interviews.

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  10. PolitiFact: Does Crist's education claim pass or flunk?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    FORT MYERS, Fla.- Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are now neck and neck in the race for Governor, with Crist trying to get an edge by making a stand on his education record. A pair of ads airing right now bash Rick Scott's record on school and scholarship funding, so our research team at PolitiFact Florida put the claims to the truth-o-meter.

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  11. SWFL realtors take protective measures while showing homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    SOUTHWEST, Fla.- The disappearance and death of an Arkansas realtor has WINK News talking to local realtors about their safety. We found out some are taking self defense classes and others are even arming themselves! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics violence against realtors is on the rise in the U.S. In 2011, 11 realtors were killed and almost 1,000 reported being assaulted.

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  12. Senator Nelson speaks out about election problems in SWFLRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    FORT MYERS, Fla.- A federal study shows one in four polling places in Lee County had people waiting in line more than three hours after the polls closed in November 2012. The release of the study's findings brought a U.S. senator to Southwest Florida to talk about the election problems.

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  13. Lee Memorial Hospital raises flag in honor of SWFL teenagerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Dozens of family and friends gathered to honor a North Fort Myers teenager. Nikki Wiercinski died after a golf cart accident.

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  14. Fall in love with a dog this OctoberRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Now might be the perfect time to take home a puppy. As The Animal Refuge Center in North fort Myers gears up for Pit Bull Awareness and Adopt a Dog Month.

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  15. SWFL Crime Stoppers looks for sunglass thiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    FORT MYERS, Fla.-Officials are looking for a woman who allegedly stole several pairs of sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut at Tanger Outlets Monday morning. Detectives say the woman entered the store shortly after 11:30 a.m. Surveillance videos show the woman holding the sunglasses and then slipping them into her purse before walking out of the store.

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  16. Fantasy 5 winner in Fort MyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Three "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $64,106.14 each. The Florida Lottery said Tuesday the winning tickets were purchased in Clearwater, Fort Myers and Miami.

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  17. Sen. Nelson in town to talk long voting lines from 2012Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    FORT MYERS, Fla.- Sen. Nelson will be in Fort Myers today to meet with a small group of voting rights advocates from The meeting is to take place as the investigative arm of Congress releases a study on how long voters had to wait in line to cast their ballots in the 2012 election. One of the jurisdictions under the national microscope was Lee County.

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  18. FMPD offers first look at officer body camerasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News received a sneak peek at the recently purchased body cameras police officers will soon be carrying. Taser, the company providing the cameras, says the cameras have already decreased officer complaints by double digits in other department using them.

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  19. Developer looks into building on Lofton's IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Some people envision homes and perhaps even a high-rise condominium on the island. Others are saying, leave this piece of nature alone.

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  20. After tragic golf cart accident, teen gives gift of lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A WINK News exclusive. Family and friends are saying goodbye to a 16-year-old girl after a horrible accident.

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