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Devastating images emerge out of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path

The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida’s Panhandle left wide destruction and at least two people dead and wasn’t nearly finished Thursday...

Family says suspect has gotten away with murder for 14 years

UPDATE: After the first report on this story in May 2018, WINK News obtained exclusive interrogation video with murder suspect Terry Daniel McDonald. The video...
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Five arrested following investigation that lead to search warrant of home

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested 5 after obtaining a search warrant through an investigation into suspicious drug activity. CCSO served a search warrant after...

Family says suspect has gotten away with murder for 14 years

NOTE: Due to the length of the Judge Brett Kavanaugh Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, WINK News was unable to air exclusive interrogation video of Terry...
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Attorney General takes action against furniture store as owners scramble to make amends

After more than two years of gathering complaints, the Florida Attorney General takes action against local furniture store Sofa Beds and Recliners Unlimited. Unfair, Misleading...
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Roofer accused of not delivering, leaving families out of thousands

Nearly a year after putting down a hefty deposit for a roof, customers say they are fed up with answering machines and excuses as...

Is spraying weeds in Central Florida lakes, contributing to Southwest Florida’s water crisis?

Scott Wilson is not a scientist. He’s a pastor and a fisherman with a passion for the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes where he spends...
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New car seat guidelines for keeping your kids safe

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 23-29 and many organizations like AAA are encouraging parents to take a minute to review car seat safety...
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Family of 5 looking to build their dream home left high and dry, out...

What should be a brand new home filled with children's laughter is still an empty lot, all because one family says the builder they...
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Irma victims may not have home rebuilt for another year

Like thousands of Southwest Floridians, Hope Daley and Matthew Dykes got out of town before Irma rolled ashore. They weren’t expecting to come back to...

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