Collier County considers parking garage in Marco Island

Updated 14 hours ago   
By: Jennifer Jones

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- Collier County is looking for $4 million to ease headaches on Marco Island.Right now visitor parking at the beach is limited and the county says building a park..
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Man under arrest for trespassing onto middle school

Updated 14 hours ago   
By: Morgan Frances

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A Port Charlotte man is under arrest for allegedly making a scene inside a school.Officials say 43-year-old Steven Harvey walked into the cafeteria at Punta..
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Lawmakers look into funding for Everglades restoration

Updated 15 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- A stalled project to restore the Everglades could be getting back to action soon.Today Florida lawmakers in both the House and Senate filed legislation to give m..
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Father of toddler found wandering faces neglect charges

Updated 15 hours ago   
By: Christina Lusby

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News is learning new details about the toddler found wandering around by himself in an apartment complex yesterday. Both parents of the child, Wade Edwards J..
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Consumer Reports rates best portable generators

Updated 16 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Sales of portable generators spike every time a storm threatens our coast. Consumer Reports puts them to the test to see which ones work best.Consumer Reports sa..
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Man gets 30 years in Bonita Springs killing

Updated 14 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The man accused in the brutal killing of a young Bonita Springs woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Thursday afternoon Robert Toribio, 41, changed his..
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Police on scene of shooting in Cape Coral

Updated 16 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Officials are on the scene of a possible shooting at a house located at 969 SW 15th Place. Officials responded to a call made around 12 p.m. One person was transp..
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Fla. Gov. appoints legislator as utility regulator

Updated 19 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- State Rep. Jimmy Patronis is being appointed to the panel that regulates Florida utilities.    Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday appointed Patronis to a..
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Court rules Florida virtual school can sue rival

Updated 19 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- The state's highest court is ruling that Florida's main online school can sue over trademark infringement.    The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thur..
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Authorities investigate car vandalism in NFM

Updated 21 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Authorities are investigating an act of vandalism that occurred outside a business on the 4100 block of Hancock Bridge Parkway. Police say the victim left h..
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Parents suing center for deaf, autistic children

Updated 21 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

ORLANDO, Fla.- The families of three children who spent time at a school for deaf and autistic students are suing the facility after they say their children experienced neglect and..
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Steam being used to kill deadly citrus bacteria

Updated 21 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- A group of University of Florida researchers are using steam in an attempt to kill a deadly citrus disease that's ravaging the state's groves.   &nb..
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2 in Keys charged with $300M vacation rental fraud

Updated 21 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

KEY WEST, Fla.- Two people are facing fraud and other charges in the Florida Keys for operating what authorities say was a $300 million vacation rental scheme.    Fe..
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Census: Floridians better educated in 2013

Updated 21 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

ORLANDO, Fla.- Floridians became a little better educated last year, were middle-of-the-pack in having access to the Internet and had the nation's highest concentration of retail w..
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Coast Guard seizes $23 million worth of cocaine

Updated 21 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.- The Coast Guard is reporting an operation in the Caribbean that netted more than $23 million worth of cocaine.    Roughly 719 kilograms of cocaine..
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Florida student dies from meningitis

Updated 22 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

CORAL GABLES, Fla.- A Florida student attending Georgetown University has died from meningitis.    Andrea Jaime graduated from Coral Gables Senior High School. She w..
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Bodies of 2 women found along Jacksonville road

Updated 16 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Authorities have identified two young women whose bodies were found alongside a Jacksonville road.    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reported ..
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Ocala police officers will get body cameras

Updated 22 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

OCALA, Fla.- A central Florida police department will soon be issuing body cameras to its officers.    The Ocala City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved spendin..
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New runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport

Updated 22 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- Officials say a new runway opening at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport should help reduce flight delays and bring more tourists to South Flori..
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Girl involved in bullying suicide plans to sue

Updated 22 hours ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

LAKELAND, Fla.- Lawyers for a 13-year-old girl accused of bullying a classmate have filed notice that they intend to sue Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and his office.    The Le..
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