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Three kids arrested, accused of burglary, stealing cars in Lehigh Acres

Three kids have been arrested by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and are accused of several burglaries and stealing two cars. Deputies say the kids, ages 16, 15, and 12 stole the cars and broke into several homes in the Mirror Lakes community on Monday. WINK News is not naming or showing the kids’ faces due to their age.
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Lehigh Acres ‘Hot Dog Guy’ back in the hospital after suffering ‘massive pain attack’

LEHIGH ACRES, Fl. (WBBH) – The man simply known as the Lehigh Acres “Hot Dog Guy” is back in the hospital and facing surgery, according to his family. Kelvis Maiguel, who is well known in the Lehigh Acres community, experienced what his family called a “massive pain attack” while working his hot dog stand on Tuesday. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors found a buildup of mass and liquid on his liver, a family member told NBC-2’s Gage Goulding.
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2nd man arrested in connection to shooting death of Tampa rapper outside apartment

TAMPA, Fla. — A second person has been arrested in connection to the deadly shooting that killed a Tampa rapper on July 22. Demon Speed, 29, was arrested on Aug. 9 in Lee County, on an out-of-county arrest warrant by the U.S. Marshals Service, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Speed is charged with pre-meditated first-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm.
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Fort Myers man guilty of Canal Street hit-and-run

A Fort Myers man was found guilty of striking a woman with his car in a hit-and-run crash on Canal Street in 2021. According to the state attorney, Andrew Bertyl Carter, 48, was found guilty as charged of leaving the scene of a crash involving personal injury. The jury returned the guilty verdict just after 7 p.m. Tuesday night following a one-day trial in Lee County.
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Most Wanted Wednesday: Featuring some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Aug. 10

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. These suspects need to be found – and you can help. If you have seen them, reach out to Crime Stoppers or your local law enforcement. Call 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).
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Human fecal bacteria found in Lee County waters

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Human fecal bacteria, signs of untreated sewage, has been detected in Lee County waters and it’s not the first time. A study by Florida Atlantic University in Lee County has founded traces of it in North Fort Myers, but it’s coming from a very specific source.
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2 women sought for suspected use of stolen credit card across Lee County

Deputies are looking for two women suspected of using a stolen credit card, most recently at a clothing store in Iona in March. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the two women seen in a still from surveillance footage used a victim’s credit card at the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store located at 20350 Summerlin Rd. Ste. 7110 on March 22. The suspects may have also used the credit card numerous times across Fort Myers, Estero and Lehigh Acres at several retailers.
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Child hit by vehicle on Summerlin Road

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A child was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle near Summerlin Road and Pine Ridge Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the incident happened at approximately 2:20 p.m. The 7-year-old Fort Myers girl was standing in the grass median south of the...
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Energy company gives insight on why energy bills continue to surge

Most South Florida homes run on energy created largely from natural gas and unlike a car’s fuel, this gas price isn’t getting coming down yet. “Last month it jumped to $400. I understand prices go up on things but wow we were like ok,” said Whitehawk Jack, a retired Army Veteran who lives in Cape Coral. He said he’s just looking for relief from his high energy bills that skyrocketed over the summer months.

Child hit by vehicle while crossing Summerlin Road

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A child was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle near Summerlin Road and Pine Ridge Road. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), an adult and the child crossed the road without using a crosswalk. The child suffered non-life threatening injuries and...
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Back to school for Southwest Florida students

Teachers, students, parents—the day is here: Southwest Florida is headed back to school. With all the hustle and bustle of getting children to and from school, district administrators say they are making student safety a primary concern. “We’re doing a great job of making sure that anybody who tried...
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