Weekend of walking dead means business alive downtown

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

FORT MYERS, Fl. - The weekend of walking dead meant business was alive downtown.  Zombicon organizers are still cleaning up while merchants are cashing in on what many ca..
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Suspect sentenced in check fraud investigation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Another suspect in a major check fraud ring involving the Lee County School district was sentenced Monday.  Tabish Bellot, 24, was given probation and order..
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Student debate generates interest in Presidential politics

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Students and teachers at Florida Gulf Coast University organize student debate ahead of Monday's final presidential showdown. Representatives from FGCU's College ..
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Face to face: It's the final Obama-Romney debate

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Foreign policy took command of the campaign spotlight Monday at the third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, two we..
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Potential for voter fraud big for absentee ballots

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It is the most common form of voter fraud, but what kinds of protections exist to stop absentee ballot fraud? Wink News Call for Action investigates the vulnerab..
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LSCO searches for driver in Metro Ext. crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County deputies want to speak with a driver who may have been a contributing factor in a serious accident that occurred on the new Metro Parkway extension now..
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Evacuation lifted after threat to Dunbar Middle School

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Dunbar Middle School received a threat that caused an evacuated Monday afternoon, according to Lee County Schools. On October 22nd at approximately 3:15p.m., the ..
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Suspect accused of having child pornography on his computer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police arrested 31-year-old Chetsada Srisanthia after friends allegedly found child pornography on his computer. Srisanthia's friends were staying at h..
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Statewide voter intimidation effort uncovered

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A statewide voter intimidation effort is targeting registered Republicans, election officials warned on Monday. Several Southwest Florida residents have receive..
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Commissioner says Hawes is finishing a separation agreement

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann says County Manager Karen Hawes is completing a separation agreement that will be presented tomorrow. Hawes has been sharply cr..
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Escambia County man latest to contract meningitis

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An Escambia county man is the latest Floridian to contract meningitis from a tainted steroid shot.    State health officials said Monday tha..
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2 men with local ties wanted by the D.E.A. for smuggling

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to help locate two men with strong family ties in the Charlotte County area that are wanted on Fed..
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Fingerprints lead to arrest in 2005 fatal hit-and-run

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- An Immokalee man was arrested Sunday after deputies found him asleep in his vehicle with a bag of cocaine in his lap and learned there was a warrant for his a..
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Hazmat contains fuel leak in Port Charlotte

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Circle K, on U.S. 41 at W. Tarpon Blvd., re-opened at 1:50 p.m. after a a vehicle fuel leak caused them to shut down the parkign lot. Hazmat crews contained t..
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Crash with injuries causes roadblock on Briarcliff Rd.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The new Metro Parkway Extension just opened yesterday and already, there has been a crash with injuries. A man on a scooter was taken away by ambulance in the acc..
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Salvation Army accepts applications for holiday assistance

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- For some Southwest Floridians, knowing the holidays are just around the corner brings the added pressure to provide gifts for their kids. Some people just don..
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LCSO investigates allegations of severe child neglect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested 21-year-old Mirinda Buyce and 22-year-old Guy Kearns, both of 248 San Diego St., on child neglect charges after sever..
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Zombies fill the streets of Ft. Myers for a good cause

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- One of Fort Myers' signature events scared up quite a crowd downtown on Saturday. People of all ages were made up in creepy costumes. Professional make-up artists..
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Deputies search for Asian Market armed robbery suspect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public to help identify an armed robbery subject who used a knife to demand money from the owner of t..
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Advocacy groups want Scott to investigate insurer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two advocacy groups are asking Gov. Rick Scott to have Florida's chief inspector general investigate what led to the firing of an employee unit charged wit..
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