Man accused of leading deputies on chase arrested in Bonita Springs
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A man was arrested in Bonita Springs Wednesday morning after a brief chase by Collier County deputies who say he refused to pull over. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, deputies attempted to pull over Alvaro Gutierrez, 48, at Railhead Boulevard and Old US-41 Road around 11 a.m.
Mom accused of threatening to wear fake bomb to graduation ceremony because her child can’t graduate
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A 39-year-old Cape Coral woman is under arrest for threatening to wear a fake bomb to her child’s school for not letting her child graduate due to disciplinary issues. Tracy Marie Adeline Carter was taken into custody on Wednesday and faces a charge of “planting a hoax bomb.” A press release from the Cape Coral […].
Cape Coral man sentenced to 10 years for drug, felony firearm possession
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A Cape Coral man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for drug possession and for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Joe McCant III, 39, was adjudicated guilty as a habitual felony offender for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and […].
How to talk to your child about school shootings
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The Uvalde school shooting that killed 19 students and two adults is difficult to understand for grown-ups. But it’s even harder for children to grasp.
Most Wanted Wednesday: Featuring some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; May 25
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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.
Man killed in collision with traffic camera pole off I-75 in Lee County
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A 33-year-old man from Lehigh Acres was killed in a crash with a traffic camera pole off of I-75 in Lee County Wednesday morning. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was traveling north in an SUV in the outside lane of I-75, at mile marker 139, around 8 a.m.
Cape Coral finding new ways to explain upcoming fertilizer ordinance
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Preventing harm to our waterways is the goal of Cape Coral’s fertilizer ordinance. You can’t use any fertilizer with nitrogen or phosphorus on your lawn.
LCSO, county leaders to hold news conference on school safety
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Lee County leaders, including Sheriff Carmine Marceno, will hold a news conference on Wednesday addressing school safety and security. The press conference is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.
‘Long COVID’ symptoms affect 1 in 4 seniors after infection, study finds
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As many as one in four seniors and one in five adults under 65 experienced “long COVID” or “post-COVID” symptoms after surviving a coronavirus infection, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday. The study — published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report — is the latest to […].
Southwest Florida reacts to deadly Texas school shooting
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Tuesday’s deadly school shooting in Texas is the deadliest since the Parkland shooting in 2018. After the Parkland shooting, Florida acted fast to make changes to improve school safety.
U.S. bases that honored Confederate leaders to receive new names
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The commission tasked with renaming military assets bearing the names of Confederate leaders released new recommendations for nine military installations, with some names honoring women and African Americans. Until now, these posts have exclusively been named for White men.
Where to find more baby formula hitting Southwest Florida shelves
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Light is in sight at the end of the tunnel for those waiting on more baby formula coming to America: More than 100,000 pounds of infant formula will soon be stocked on store shelves. The second flight of Operation Fly Formula will leave Germany Wednesday morning.
Southwest Florida reacting to deadly Texas school shooting
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Tuesday’s deadly shooting in Texas is the deadliest school shooting since the Parkland shooting in 2018. After the Parkland shooting, Florida acted fast to make changes to improve school safety.
Community want change to dangerous intersection after couple dies
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A dangerous intersection has a Lee County community pushing for change. The intersection is off of Palm Beach Blvd.
Deputies stepping up patrols on Sanibel Causeway for holiday weekend
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Deputies are stepping up patrols on the Sanibel Causeway ahead of the holiday weekend, but the push for more safety measures at the beach park isn’t new. Lee County and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office say together they will be watching the Sanibel Causeway like a hawk this Memorial Day weekend.
Important numbers & websites
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Contact phone numbers, online information, and resources you’ll need most before, during, and after a hurricane. Emergency Operations Centers Lee: (239)533-0622 Collier: (239)252-3600 Charlotte: (941)833-4000 DeSoto: (863)993-4831 Glades: (863)946-6020 Hendry: (863)674-5400 Hotlines FEMA Disaster Assistance/ Registration: 800-621-3362, TTY:...
Two suspected burglars arrested in Lee County, one had a GPS monitor on
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A suspect wearing a GPS monitor was arrested for burglary on Tuesday. Another suspect was arrested after calling from jail and asking another suspect to get more stuff from the house.
On the spot offers will be made at job fair in Fort Myers Wednesday
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The Joblink 2022 Job Fair in South Fort Myers with companies like Amazon, Hope Healthcare, and Lee County Schools attending. There will be at least 28 featured employers attending the Fort Myers event on Wednesday.
People with disabilities and special needs
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From the Lee County Department of Public Safety: Estimates vary, but as many as one in four people live with some type of disability. Sometimes signs are obvious, such as a wheelchair, a guide dog or a cane.
10 questions for assisted living/nursing care facilities
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From the Lee County Department of Public Safety: Does the facility have an approved Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan? If yes, may I see a copy of the approval letter.
Fort Myers woman faces child neglect charge after arrest in ‘filthy’ apartment
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A Fort Myers woman faces a child neglect charge after officers intervening in a domestic dispute say they found her with a newborn in a “filthy” apartment Wednesday morning. According to the Fort Myers Police Department, officers were called to an unidentified Fort Myers apartment complex around 6:30 a.m.
Money stress putting pressure on SWFL residents’ mental health
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In a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, 87% of people say most of their stress comes from the cost of groceries, gas and rent, and Southwest Florida residents, especially senior citizens, are telling WINK News the same thing. The number of people stressed about money just keeps going up.
Big Hickory Island landowner looks to restrict waterway access
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Big Hickory Island’s landowner owner is causing controversy over access to waterways around the popular island. The Bonita Springs island’s new landowner posted signs in the mangroves that say “Private property,” but he may have overstepped.
Exámenes sobre el autismo en niños
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El hospital infantil Golisano se asoció con la organización Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida para proporcionar pruebas de detección gratuitas de trastornos del espectro autista en niños. El hospital dice que las evaluaciones son para infantes y niños entre 18 meses y cinco años.
El gobernador visitó Cape Coral y anunció un programa que busca reconocer la labor de socorristas y educadores a...
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“Ante los problemas que estamos viendo con el mercado de las casas y los precios de alquiler, un nuevo programa se asegurará de ayudar a nuestros héroes alrededor del estado. Ese fue el anuncio que dio el gobernador Ron DeSantis.