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Dr. Bart Rossi discusses rising fear as virus spikes

The number of Coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country, with the total number of people in Florida testing positive rising to over 100 thousand. Right now, a new level of fear among Americans is rising with it. Political Psychologist Dr. Bart Rossi joins us to discuss what you can do to stay physcially and mentally healthy… Read More »

Chuck E Cheese files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) Chuck E Cheese, the restaurant chain that became a Mecca for children and a crucible for many of their parents, is filing for bankruptcy protection. CEC Entertainment Inc. has reopened 266 of its 612 company-operated Chuck E Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants, but did not elaborate on how willing parents are to again host… Read More »

Cape Coral police seek suspect in attempted homicide

CAPE CORAL Cape Coral police are looking for a suspect in an attempted homicide. The suspect is Juan Kendrick Nieves, 47, a black male described as 5’8” and 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen driving a red 2018 Chrysler Pacifica bearing Florida tag 6999VC. He is wanted in an attempted homicide investigation,… Read More »

NASCAR investigating noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall

TALLADEGA (CBS) A noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday afternoon, NASCAR announced. Wallace is NASCAR’s only black full-time driver and recently led the push to ban the Confederate flag from NASCAR events. The race itself — the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 — was postponed until Monday due to rain. “We are… Read More »

Gwen Margolis, Florida’s first female Senate president, dies

TALLAHASSEE (AP) Democrat Gwen Margolis, the first woman to serve as the leader of a state Senate, died early Tuesday. She was 85. Margolis served 30 years in the Florida Legislature, including three different times in the Senate. She served as Senate president from 1990 to 1992, and was the last Democrat to lead the chamber. “President Margolis… Read More »

Rooney says he’s considering a vote for Biden

Some big-name Republicans said they’re thinking they may not vote for President Donald Trump this fall. One of them is Rep. Francis Rooney, who represents a large portion of Southwest Florida. Rooney said the president has mishandled the coronavirus pandemic and is taking the wrong approach to the recent demonstrations across the country. For decades, Rooney has voted… Read More »

Tropical Storm Cristobal Update Statement

Issued at 510 PM CDT Sun Jun 07 2020 000 WTNT63 KNHC 072209 TCUAT3 Tropical Storm Cristobal Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032020 510 PM CDT Sun Jun 07 2020 …CENTER OF CRISTOBAL MAKES LANDFALL IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA… Satellite, radar, and surface data indicate that the center of Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall at… Read More »

SWFL under Flood Watch through at least Sunday morning

WINK NEWS The Weather Authority confirms Southwest Florida is under a Flood Watch through at least Sunday morning. Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties are all under Flood Watch through tomorrow, as Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf causes wet weather to move toward the region and the state. More showers and thunderstorms will continue to create… Read More »

Experts: ‘Operation Warp Speed’ is fueling vaccine fears

WASHINGTON (CNN) The federal government’s “Operation Warp Speed” vaccine program, with its emphasis on quick production and testing of experimental coronavirus vaccines, is fueling fears already stirred up by vaccine skeptics, two experts said Friday. The approach itself is not unreasonable, said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics and… Read More »

RSW adds new flights; travelers feeling more comfortable at airport

LEE COUNTY There are new flights at Southwest Florida International Airport in Lee County. While air travel has plummeted, one airline is adding new routes to and from Fort Myers. Watch the video above for the full story by WINK News Reporter Brea Hollingsworth, who explains travelers are beginning to feel comfortable about flying.

With NFL in limbo, Dolphins stadium unveils drive-in movies

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) It’s as close to the end zone as Miami Dolphins fans are going to get for now. Months after hosting the Super Bowl, Hard Rock Stadium is converting into both a drive-in and open-air movie theater. The stadium’s new drive-in will accommodate up to 230 cars, while the open-air theater offers a more intimate viewing… Read More »

Monday’s Coronavirus Updates: 50,867 positive cases recorded in Fla.

As of 7 a.m. Monday, there have been 50,867 positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 49,547 Florida residents and 1,320 non-Florida residents. There are 2,237 deaths reported and 9,381 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health. There have been 872,916 tests administered in Florida. A total of 50,867 tests have come… Read More »

J&J to stop selling talc-based baby powder in US, Canada

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) Johnson & Johnson is ending sales of its iconic talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the U.S. and Canada, where demand has dwindled amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it has caused cancer. The world’s biggest maker of health care products said Tuesday the talc-based powder will still be sold outside the U.S. and Canada. “Demand… Read More »