Fla. consumer advocate wants state investigation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's insurance consumer advocate is seeking a state investigation of homeowner policy cancellations and claim denials that are based on credit informa..
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Last night for Haunted Walk in Bonita Springs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Wednesday night is the last chance to check out the Haunted Walk in Bonita Springs. It runs from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Depot Park, located behind Riverside ..
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Search for Missing Captain of Replica H.M.S. Bounty

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard has searched for a second night for the Florida captain of a doomed tall ship that sank during Hurricane Sandy. Coast Guard s..
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Parents want to know more about area educators after bust

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

LEE COUNTY, Fl. - One day after a major sex predator bust in Lee County, parents are demanding to know more about area educators.  Of the 40 people arrested, two men..
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Fire sparks at Lehigh Acres group home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lee

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Flames sparked in a Lehigh Acres group home Tuesday night, leaving two caretakers and their patients homeless for the night. The fire broke out at 713 McKi..
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UPDATE: Possible drowning investigation in Cape Coral

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Megan Wood

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-A child nearly drowned at a home on the 3000 block of Southwest 28th Avenue around 8:30 Tuesday night.   When WINK crews arrived at the scene there were two p..
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New Jersey family escapes to SWFL, waiting to assess damage

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla - Evan Ward and her sister Kyle Lipshutz were told to evacuate their homes in Brigantine New Jersey just north of Atlantic City. Saturday they came down to Southwest Fl..
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Florida U.S. Senate candidates push for votes in final week

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Southwest Florida was at the center of the U.S. Senate race Tuesday, as both Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Rep. Connie Mack were in Fort Myers just a ..
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FMFD awaits grant approval

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Megan Contreras

FORT MYERS, Fla.- For the second year, the Fort Myers Fire Department is waiting to receive a grant allowing them to keep more boots on the street. The "SAFER" grant prov..
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Coast Guard searches on for tall ship's captain

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard will search a second night for the captain of a doomed tall ship that sank during Hurricane Sandy.    Coast Guard spokesm..
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Naples Film Festival to feature 'Honor Flight' documentary

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

NAPLES, Fla.- The Naples International Film Festival will host the east coast premiere of 'Honor Flight' on Thursday, a documentary following a group of World War Two veterans as t..
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Privacy vs. profit: Drone rules and regulations in the U.S.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

NAPLES, Fla. - Drone use in the U.S. is expected to skyrocket over the next decade and the American public is on the fence about their use, especially when it comes surveillance an..
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Commissioners join Metro Extension light fight

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Commissioners are joining the call to get a traffic light installed at the Metro Extension and Briarcliff Road intersection. In fact, one commissioner ..
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Victim rescued from burning building in Ft. Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- One woman was injured in a structure fire on Collier Ave. Tuesday afternoon.The woman was transported as a trauma alert, after being removed from a front window o..
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Family will receive new home before Thanksgiving

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

FORT MYERS, Fla.-  "Get rid of the old and go with the new, that's the way things are."These are the pieces of Bob Garcia's home and what remains of his hard work. "But in 85 ..
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Cape Coral city council now in control of CRA

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A controversial city take-over is expected to save taxpayers thousands of dollars. Last night Cape Coral's city council voted to take over the Community Redevelo..
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Coast Guard searches for missing windsurfer in Sanibel

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

 LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The U.S. Coast Guard confirms two reports of a missing windsurfer off Bowman's Beach in Sanibel. Trust WINK News to bring you more information as it becomes..
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Fla. scuttles deal to build education website

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is terminating a $20 million contract to build a website intended to help students, parents and teachers master new academic standards going into p..
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Meningitis outbreak toll: 363 cases, 28 deaths

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.    ..
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Crews respond to fatal accident on Prosperity Way

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Tuesday at 2:39 p.m., the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian on Prosperity Way within the Colonial Country Club n..
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