Solar panel sales soar, as Americans look to curb high electricity bills

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- As the summer heat sizzles, more Floridians are turning to solar energy to offset climbing electricity costs. You may start to notice a spike in solar panels on S..
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Commander Chris Ferguson on the final mission

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--  The final flight of NASA's 30-year shuttle program has landed. The four astronauts on board Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down at Kennedy Space ..
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Atlantis back home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Atlantis is back on Earth, and the shuttle era is over. Atlantis and its four astronauts glided through the twilight Thursday and lan..
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Fire strands hundreds in St. James City

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ST. JAMES CITY, Fla. - A brush fire tangled traffic Wednesday on Pine Island.  The fire near Stringfellow Road and Turtle Trail Lane had been under control sinc..
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LaBelle family of six loses everything in house fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LABELLE, Fla. -- A family of six in LaBelle is starting over after a fire destroyed nearly everything they owned. The fire happened Sunday night and firefighters believe it was st..
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Sales prices improve for Lee County homes and condos

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A new report from Florida Realtors shows hope on the horizon. Even though the number of sales dipped since last year, prices are on the rise for existing homes ..
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Woman helps police catch burglars

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

Cape Coral, FL- A woman's home burglarized but she doesn't sit back and wait for police.The woman checks out pawn shops on her own and helps deputies track down the men respon..
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Rehabilitated manatees released back into Southwest Florida waters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

ESTERO, Fla.- It was a homecoming of massive proportions for two manatees on Wednesday. The mom and calf have spent the past three months at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, rehabilitating ..
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Collier deputies taking on more workload

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff's Office is at one of the lowest staffing levels in seven years, and the Sheriff is cutting more than $4 million from next year's ..
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Prime Minister David Cameron testifies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LONDON (AP) - High drama in the British Parliament today as the prime minister addressed lawmakers about the expanding phone hacking scandal. Prime Minister David Cameron says the ..
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Grandfather of burned Charlotte County boy speaks out.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- 9 year old Logan Nelsons charred clothes were still in his grandparents yard this morning. Logan suffered 2nd degree burns over 80 percent of his body after ..
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LCSO Sgt. sent to hospital after crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-  An accident that occured early Wednesday morning sent Sgt. Robert Kizzire from the Lee County Sheriff's Office to the hospital. The crash happened jus..
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Cape canal project leaves dirt piles in neighborhood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - What started as routine canal maintenance in one Cape Coral neighborhood ended with piles of dirt lining the street. NE 21st Avenue is just one road where the ci..
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Only on WINK: Father of accused internet hacker speaks out

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A North Fort Myers man has been arrested at the University of Central Florida in Orlando after he allegedly illegally accessed a website operated by the F..
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Air in 3 Lehigh Fire Stations Found to be Safe from Mold

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- An air testing company says the air in three Lehigh Acres fire stations is safe to breathe.   Air Quality Services reported late Tuesday that tests sh..
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Collier Co. School Board approves major changes for school district

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- UPDATE: The Collier County School Board unanimously approved the changes proposed by Superintendent Kamela Patton on Tuesday, including the reassignment of ..
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ONLY ON WINK: Naples restaurant destroyed in blast gets ready to re-open

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - Who can forget when a gas explosion destroyed a popular restaurant in the heart of Naples. Three people were injured in the January blast at Mangrove Cafe. Today, WI..
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Thieves steal all 10 tires off construction crane in Bonita Springs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A North Fort Myers construction company was left in a puzzling predicament on Monday-- their construction crane was missing all ten tires and wheels. J&W ..
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FEMA agrees to 1.6 million dollar plan to ease flooding in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- Kevin Doyle has owned the Celtic Ray in downtown Punta Gorda for 15 years and he knows a thing or two about flooding "Weve had 54 floods by now where water has..
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House to vote on tea party-backed debt plan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON (AP) - With a default deadline drawing ominously near, House Republican leaders are giving the tea party what amounts to a symbolic floor vote on a "cut, cap and balance..
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