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Lab monkeys in Pa. accident were headed to Labelle Florida via quarantine in Missouri

The 100 lab monkeys involved in the Jan. 21 accident near Danville were headed to Labelle Florida by way of a quarantine facility in Missouri. Crates holding live monkeys are scattered across the westbound lanes of state Route 54 at the junction with Interstate 80 near Danville, Pa., Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, after a pickup pulling a trailer carrying the monkeys was hit by a dump truck.
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Lehigh Acres woman arrested after Wendy’s meltdown

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – A 20-year-old Lehigh Acres woman is facing multiple charges for her meltdown at a Wendy’s Thursday night. Lee County deputies arrested Shamia Tillman for Battery Causing Bodily Harm, Simple Battery, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Criminal Mischief, and Robbery by Sudden Snatching. Investigators...
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SWFL Planned Parenthood sees protestors after Roe v Wade overturned

South Fort Myers Planned parenthood saw protestors just as Roe v. Wade was overturned. Along with protesters, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was present. WINK News was also there and spoke with Planned Parenthood and people who are anti-abortion. This Planned Parenthood location in south Fort Myers started like...
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Fort Myers police investigating shooting on Palm Beach Blvd

The Fort Myers Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting that left one person injured. It happened near the intersection of Palm Beach and Veronica Shoemaker boulevards. Police said one person was shot and taken to the hospital but is in stable condition. Multiple cruisers are on scene and the...
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Gov. DeSantis vetoes hospital district conversion bill

Fort Myers-based Lee Memorial Health Systems was the driving force behind SB 1260. Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday vetoed a bill that would have set up a process for independent hospital districts to convert into private nonprofit entities. Fort Myers-based Lee Memorial Health Systems was the driving force behind SB...
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Missing 2-month-old and 2-year-old found in Mexico

2-month-old Genesis and 2-year-old Yazmin Barios have been found safe in Mexico. According to the Fort Myers Police Department, the siblings were located by Mexican Officials with the help of U.S. Marshalls. The children disappeared from their aunt’s home on three days ago. They should be returning to the...
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New rock climbing facility in SWFL

In the latest Gulfshore Business update, a new rock climbing facility opening in SWFL has something fun and challenging for everyone. Fort Rock is an indoor rock climbing facility in south Fort Myers off Alico Rd. Ashley and Vincent Simonelli built the 60,000-square-foot commerce center in 2019. After the pandemic...
FORT MYERS, FL

Forecast: Scattered storms return, seasonal temperatures

After parts of SWFL took on heat advisories Friday, today will be a bit more manageable with seasonal temperatures. Feels-like temperatures won’t reach quite 108 degrees, which is what is required to issue a heat advisory locally, but it will still be rather muggy. Highs will reach the low 90s. Clouds will increase heading into the afternoon.
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