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  1. Miraclea s Aussie in the outfield shares baseball journeyRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    "He doesn't like to sleep much, I don't think," said Travis Blankenhorn, third baseman for the Fort Myers Miracle. "He plays music until 1 a.m." While his home country isn't known for producing players in his favorite sport, Whitefield was determined to carve out a career for himself.

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  2. Boats are in the thick of it when it comes the...Read the original story

    Friday Jul 13 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    As thick blue-green algae creeps across waterways in Southwest Florida, many are wondering if it's bad for their boat? Boat captain Matthew Trottier with Paradise Boat rentals knows how frustrating this slimy mess can be, "Really just gives us a hard time when the algae's in the water We constantly have to pull the boats out of the water and pressure wash this green algae off or else it's going to stain the boat." Trottier says the green water is turning off customers and piling on extra expenses, "We have to put our money into the acid which isn't cheap and we also have to use gas for the pressure washer.

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  3. Residents say conditions at Fort Myers apartment complex a horribleaRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 12 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Stairwells are blocked off at an apartment complex in Fort Myers after one of them completely collapsed on July 6. A federal housing agency told WINK the stairwell that collapsed at Sunrise Towers in Fort myers would get fixed Thursday, but families say nothing happened. People living at sunrise towers are living in unsafe conditions.

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  4. Algae outbreak forces North Fort Myers family out of their homeRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 12 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Thick blue-green algae is getting worse by the day and a family who lives on a canal says they've been forced out of their own home. Joanne Kreise says she and her family have no other choice but to pack a bag and leave., "We're basically held captive inside our home."

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  5. Safety concerns surface for another Fort Myers apartment complexRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    County and state records show the same man who owns Sunrise Towers runs another property right down the street in Fort Myers, and people say they aren't happy either. WINK News spoke with people who called to say this same man isn't fixing their problems also.

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  6. Researchers test correlations between algae catfish; SWFL still has looming questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    It's giving these fish an advantage, but now they're testing to see if this reaction could be a threat to the environment. Taylor Hancock, a Florida Gulf Coast University student and researcher, is studying the strange phenomenon of the bottom feeders moving to the surface.

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  7. Homeowners with Irma damage can possibly receive tax reliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Almost a year after Hurricane Irma struck, residents in Timberwood Village in South Fort Myers are still picking up the pieces. "The initial shock and then trying to figure out, 'OK, how are we going to tackle this problem?'" Alfred said.

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  8. Armed robber suspect arrested following situation at Fort Myers Circle KRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    A 20-year-old man accused of walking into a Circle K on Cleveland Avenue, brandishing his weapon and demanding money was arrested Wednesday. A person left the convenience store around 8:30 a.m. on the 3600 block of Cleveland Avenue and flagged down police to alert them a man had pointed a gun at a store clerk, according to police.

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  9. Algae smell forcing families out of their homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Neighbors are escaping to the beach to get away from the smell of that blue-green algae covering Southwest Florida's waterways. One man said tonight it was so bad inside his house, he packed up his belongings and found a place to rent on the beach.

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  10. Algae blooms across SWFL leave residents wondering if tap water is safe to drinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Algae blooms cover Southwest Florida waterways, leaving many residents wondering if it is safe to drink water from the tap or not. The smelly blue-green algae bloom in North Fort Myers is keeping neighbors inside, like father and son Mark and Colton Richey, respectively.

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  11. North Fort Myers man says coral snake killed dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 10 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    North Fort Myers resident William Bonfirm said both of his dogs were bit by a coral snake in his backyard. "It's frustrating because its one of my pets if it was one of my kids it would be very very bad situation.

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  12. Man gets life in prison for 2016 Fort Myers homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 10 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    A 24-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for a 2016 killing of a 25-year-old man in August 2016, the state attorney's office said Tuesday. Davontae Dashwon Harris had been previously released from prison after five months of a 49-month sentence for burglary prior to the crime, according to the state attorney's office.

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  13. HUD, code enforcement investigating Fort Myers apartment complexRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 10 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    "I seen the property manager out here yesterday walking around looking around trying to I guess figure some stuff out," said Fort Myers resident Tannayjah Addison. "Code enforcement came today."

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  14. Veterana s killer still on the looseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 10 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Twenty-one years after his death, the man who killed a Marine Veteran is still on the loose. Keith Brown was training to be a police officer when he was murdered at a Fort Myers motel.

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  15. SWFL humane society offers to keep pets safe in summer tempsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 9 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    The Gulf Coast Humane Society is stepping up its efforts to remind drivers to keep their pets out of hot cars, starting with something you can hang inside your vehicle. "I've seen too many deaths of dogs left in the car even for just a few minutes," Remillard said.

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  16. a You need to fix ita : Stairwells in SWFL apartment deemed a dangerousaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 9 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Tenants living at Sunrise Towers in Fort Myers say they're fed up after a flight of stairs collapsed last week. "If you continue to pay rent here, more power to you but my mom, she has to go," said Brittany, a Fort Myers resident who did not wish to give her last name.

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  17. Rising gas prices: How to save at the pump with appsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 9 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Feeling the pain at the pump? You're not alone. We're paying more for gas than we were a year ago.

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  18. a We dona t know whata s in the watera : algae blooms cover SWFL waterwaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 7 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    New video shot over the Caloosahatchee River between Fort Myers and Cape Coral shows just how bad the massive bloom of blue-green algae has gotten. Swirls of green slime are slowly making their way downstream.

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  19. More stairwells closed after one collapses at Fort Myers apartment complexRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 7 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    A total of three stairwells are now blocked off at an apartment complex in Fort Myers after one completely collapsed Friday afternoon. Addison says she's being extra careful where she steps after three out of five stairwells at the complex have been deemed unsafe.

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  20. a Totally violateda : SWFL woman scammed by thieves posing as her bankRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    A Fort Myers woman says she received a call from her bank, alerting her that she was the victim of a scam. But it turns out, it wasn't her bank that was calling at all.

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