National Heatstroke Prevention Day today

Updated 17 mins ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- National Heatstroke Prevention Day presents the ideal opportunity to remind everyone to pay attention and stay vigilant in protecting their tiny passengers. Tempe..
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CiCi's Pizza & Special Olympics Florida, "Cover the Cruiser"

Updated 30 mins ago   
By: John Trierweiler

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - 14 CiCi's Pizza locations have teamed up with local law enforcement to help raise funds for Special Olympics Florida in an event with a fitting name. For just $..
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Governor Rick Scott visits Southwest Florida

Updated 57 mins ago   
By: Janna Rowell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Governor Rick Scott is visiting Southwest Florida today. He's stopping in Bonita Springs as part of his "Jobs for the Next Generation" tour. The governor will be..
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One person dead after car crash in Port Charlotte

Updated 3 hours ago   
By: Janna Rowell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-- One person was killed in a late night crash in Charlotte County. It happened Wednesday night, just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of Melbourne Street and..
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Ex-wife of slain officer granted restraining order

Updated 4 hours ago   
By: Janna Rowell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- The ex-wife of a Naples police officer, killed in a domestic violence shooting earlier this month, has been granted a restraining order. The Collier County Clerk..
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FMPD makes arrest for the homicide of transgender man

Updated 2 hours ago   
By: Corey Lazar

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police have made an arrest for the homicide of a transgender man on June 19th of this year. FMPD detectives linked 45-year-old Terry Lynn Brady to..
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Burning trash sparked Golden Gate Estates brush fire

Updated 10 hours ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Fire Chief of the East Naples Golden Gate fire department said the fire started by a resident who was burning trash on the property. Fire fighters worked ..
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Lee Co. Health Dept: oysters in restaurants, markets, safe

Updated 10 hours ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

A brand new case is just confirmed of a deadly bacteria off the Florida coast. State health officials say a seven-year-old girl in Duval County near Jacksonville contracted Vibrio ..
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FGCU's Azul needs your help in A-Sun Mascot Cup

Updated 11 hours ago   
By: Bill Halter

FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU’s Azul The Eagle is in the Atlantic Sun Mascot Cup Final against Scrappy the Owl from Kennesaw State. Voting on Facebook, Twitter and Insta..
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Naples masseuse busted offering sexual services to detective

Updated 12 hours ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

Naples, Fla., -  A Naples masseuse was busted for offering sexual services to an undercover officer.  It happened on Tuesday at the Queen Spa at U.S. 41 and Central Avenu..
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Make telemarketers pay you

Updated 14 hours ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News found you can sue telemarketers up to $1,500 per call. According to the Telephone Consumers Protection Act or TCPA, it is illegal for a telemarketer to ..
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Homes evacuated in Collier neighborhood due to brush fire

Updated 14 hours ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Forest Service has contained a 50-acre brush fire on Woodland Grade Rd. One home was damaged, and nine others were evacuated. The call originally ..
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Abandoned boats get removed from Lee County waterways

Updated 14 hours ago   
By: Megan Contreras

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Ugly, abandoned boats are being removed from Lee County waterways. Today, crews pulled out this boat from Hurricane Pass, near Fort Myers Beach. The boat ha..
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Case closed in suspected voter fraud in Ft. Myers

Updated 15 hours ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Investigators have closed a case of alleged voter fraud in Fort Myers, and authorities will not file charges.  FDLE and the FBI looked into an unprecedented ..
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Victim of hit and run crash at Scarlett's dies from injuries

Updated 15 hours ago   
By: Samantha Smink

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The victim of a hit and run accident in the parking lot of Scarlett's Cabaret yesterday, has died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash. Fort Myers P..
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NTSB: Plane was carrying hundreds of pounds of tiles

Updated 15 hours ago   
By: Matt Dougherty

CAPTIVA, Fla.- The National Trasportation Safety Board has released its preliminary investigation report into the deadly of a small plane off of Upper Captiva. Pilot Gregg Howard, ..
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Golf courses to get faster 911 response

Updated 16 hours ago   
By: Morgan Frances

ESTERO, Fla. - A medical emergency can happen anywhere. If someone gets hurt on the golf course, sometimes that means it they are a long distance from the clubhouse...
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Algae bloom the size of Rhode Island lurks in the Gulf

Updated 16 hours ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Fear of red tide is spreading among beachgoers in Southwest Florida. A massive patch of the algae bloom is located off the Gulf coast, just north of Saint P..
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Protesters 'Rally Against the Banks' in Punta Gorda

Updated 16 hours ago   
By: Jamie Ostroff

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Picketers from across Florida gathered on the steps of the Charlotte County Justice Center Wednesday morning to have their voices heard."There's a lot of folks ..
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3 people contract flesh-eating bacteria from Gulf of Mexico

Updated 16 hours ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- There's a new warning for beachgoers after a person died and another got sick from being infected by a flesh-eating bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico. The infections h..
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