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Golden Gate Estates parents worry for children’s safety amid gunfire

Parents in Golden Gate Estates are worried for their kids’ safety as bullets fly through their neighborhood. A recent Facebook post shows a bullet tore through the tire of a family’s truck while it parked in their driveway on 47th Avenue Northeast. The parents say they have 1-year-old twins who run and play outside. Gunfire […]

Survivors, victims’ families mark 5 years since Parkland high school massacre

Valentine’s Day 2023 marks five years since the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland killed 17 people and injured 17 others. Just one night before, a gunman killed three people and himself at Michigan State University. Tweets are coming from some of the Parkland survivors who are now reliving their brutal memories of the […]

New bill aims to make Florida 26th ‘constitutional carry’ state

  A new bill proposes to make Florida the 26th constitutional carry state, eliminating the need to get a license and pass a firearm safety course to carry a gun. If House Bill 543 passes, Floridians would no longer need a license to carry a concealed firearm, nor the safety training that goes with it. […]

How Florida Department of Transportation dispatchers handle road safety

  The dispatchers for the Florida Department of Transportation are unsung heroes, watching out for us on the roads and ensuring traffic is moving the way it’s supposed to. Dispatchers working for FDOT have their eyes are on the roads at all times using a series of cameras. Whether it’s a rollover, rain on the […]

Florida officials: ‘Alarming increase’ in sextortion of minors

Officials are warning Floridians about an alarming increase in sextortion targeting minors. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Sextortion cases are on the rise nationwide, and thousands of minors are being targeted and victimized. Parents and guardians, please talk to your children about this disturbing crime and make sure they know not to take or […]

Fort Myers police: Don’t celebrate New Year’s Eve with gunfire

  New Year’s Eve is always a big celebration, but it isn’t always celebrated in a safe, smart way; every year, celebratory gunfire hurts people on New Year’s Eve, even in Southwest Florida. In only seconds, innocent people’s lives are changed forever, and it’s easily preventable. Capt. Shawn Yates with the Fort Myers Police Department […]

Cape Coral parents see little progress on missing signs, lights near schools

Many Cape Coral parents are still contacting WINK News about people breaking the rules of the road near elementary schools without being held accountable. Dozens of parents have spoken out about speeding in school zones and all of the damaged or displaced road signs and traffic lights. This time, she set out to answer two […]

Cape Coral Elementary crossing guard warns of missing school zone light

After WINK News’ previous story about drivers speeding near Cape Coral Elementary School, many of our viewers reached out with further concerns. A crossing guard says speeding will continue to be a problem until a more significant issue is fixed. A school zone light pole can be seen at the corner of Vincennes Boulevard and […]

DeSoto County issues burn ban

DeSoto County issued a burn ban on Monday morning. The county says burning won’t be permitted at this time “for the safety of our community and to reserve the fire & EMS resources.”