AirTran Airways no longer flying from Sarasota

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - AirTran Airways will no longer be flying out of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports the airline's final flight from ..
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Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive honors WWII veterans

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Keeping the Spirit of '45 Alive! A Collier County group is making sure America's greatest generation is not forgotten, dedicating a weekend to special cerem..
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News-Press poll shows Radel, Kreegel leading Dist. 19 race

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An exclusive, scientific News-Press poll shows Trey Radel and Paige Kreegel in a statistical tie in the Congressional District 19 GOP primary. Six candidates are ..
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Early morning Lehigh house fire considered suspicious

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Fire officials are calling an early morning house fire suspicious in Lehigh Acres. Fire Fighters arrived on scene at a duplex that was fully engulfed in flames ..
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Lighting the way for foster parents

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers couple has been recognized for their work as foster parents.  Rebecca and Charlie Hoskins have helped dozens of children in Southwest Florida, ..
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Last day for early voting in Fla. primary

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The final day for early voting in the state's primary elections has arrived. Saturday is the last day registered voters can cast an early ballot in th..
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Orange Co. deputy hits, kills pedestrian responding to call

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a pedestrian in central Florida is dead after being struck by a deputy sheriff on her way to a call. Officials report two deputies were re..
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Three teens arrested in two separate Lehigh robberies

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office made three arrests in two separate robberies that happened last week in Lehigh Acres. All three suspects are teenagers. The tee..
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WINK News wants you to "stuff the bus" today

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News and 96.9 FM want your help to fill a school bus with school supplies today. We'll be at the Carmax on Colonial Boulevard and Metro Parkway from 10 a.m. ..
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Driver named in San Carlos Park bus stop hit and run

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A 21-year-old driver has been named in the hit and run accident took place near a San Carlos Park bus stop early Thursday morning. Officials say Chelsie Dahlbeck,..
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Will Obama's healthcare law raise restaurant prices?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NAPLES, Fla. - The price of pizza is going up for at least one major chain. It's not because the cheese or the sauce are more expensive, but because they now have to pay more to pr..
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Friends rally around hit and run victim Keisha Bienamie

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

LEE COUNTY, Fl. - WINK News is learning it could be several months before before 16-year old Keisha Bienamie recovers from a hit and run crash.  Deputies say Bienamie was hit ..
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Woman hurt in crash with St. Pete police cruiser

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a woman sustained minor injuries in a collision with a St. Petersburg police cruiser.    Police say the officer was patroll..
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New rules to protect mortgage borrowers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Unexpected costs and shoddy service from your mortgage service company could be a thing of the past under new proposed rules from a national consumer watchdog gr..
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Fla. political parties rake in millions

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Republicans took in more than $9 million in the crucial run-up to this year's primary elections.    That's significantly more than t..
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1 eastbound lane closed at Cape Coral bridge toll plaza

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.– Starting at 9:30 a.m., Friday, August 10th, the inside eastbound lane of the toll plaza will be closed while crews remove the foundation of the existing can..
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Punta Gorda PD officer fired after 10 department violations

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Punta Gorda Police officer has been fired after his supervisors say he violated 10 different department policies in the course of a single evening.Corpral Harv..
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Remaining suspects arrested in kidnapping of Englewood man

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD EAST, Fla.-  Two other men allegedly involved in the July 2nd kidnapping of an Englewood East man have been arrested on warrants. Eric Devon Lazenby, 22, of 360..
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Shotgun located in Cape nursing home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On Wednesday around 4:40 p.m., Cape Coral Police responded to Coral Trace Health Care, located at 216 Santa Barbara Blvd S., after a shotgun was located in t..
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Tropical Storm Seven to become tropical storm

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

At 5:00 p.m. the center of Tropical Depression Seven was located near Latitude 13.7 North, Longitude 51.9 West. The depression is moving toward the west near 24 mph and this genera..
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