Stand your ground law to be scrutinized

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's self-defense laws - including a measure known as the "stand your ground" law - will be examined over the next year by a task force put together b..
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Pilot identified in Gulf of Mexico plane crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A pilot flying a Cessna across the Gulf of Mexico stopped responding to radio calls including those from two F-15 aviators who flew alongside and monitored t..
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Father, Son Arrested for Odometer Tampering

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

Lee Sheriff's deputies have arrested a father and son from Cape Coral on charges of odometer tampering.  Investigators say the pair advertised what they could do, to turn back..
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Gulf oil spill threatens fish

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alex Fruin

   BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - Two years after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists say they're finding trouble with sick fish that dwell along offshore reefs a..
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Brush fire in Bonita causes kids and horses to evacuate

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla -- Firefighters have contained a 50 acre brush fire that broke out near Bonita Grande Road and East Terry Street. No homes were ever in danger but a dozen kids ..
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Local woman shares "American Bandstand" memories

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

NAPLES, Fla. -  It's the end of an era.  Dick Clark, the entertainment icon who introduced some of Rock and Roll's biggest acts and hippest dance moves has passed away. I..
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Homeless man in Ft Myers charged with second degree murder

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A homeless man now faces second degree murder charges.  Police say Damon Snider beat Jonathan Obenauer to death.The crime happened in the woods behind Hobb..
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Army denies early release for Cape Coral soldier

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

SEATTLE (AP) - The Army has denied early release for a soldier who tried to blow the whistle on a plot to kill Afghan civilians in 2010, only to later be convicted in the plot hims..
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Crain expected to accept plea deal, sentenced on Thursday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Thursday morning, the Collier County teen accused of killing his parents is expected to accept a guilty plea.  Alex Crain faces two charges of manslaug..
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15 horses evacuated in Bonita Springs brush fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla -- The call came in just before 5:00pm and fire crews have been working to contain this fire ever since. The latest information we have is that the fire is st..
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Governor Scott to start task force to look at gun law

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is ready to have a state task force begin looking at Florida's gun laws.    Scott on Thursday will announce the make..
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Democratic Sen. Rich plans 2014 run for governor

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich isn't waiting for the presidential election to be over before setting her sights on challenging Republican Gov. Rick Scot..
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Bonita approves moratorium on homeless shelters

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla -- The battle over bringing a homeless shelter to Bonita Springs reaches a turning point. Wednesday afternoon, the city council approved a one year moratorium o..
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Squirrel-related brush fire isn't first in Lee County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The squirrel-related brush fire that destroyed a home in Buckingham and shut down traffic on Orange River Boulevard Tuesday afternoon wasn't the first in Lee Cou..
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Lee DOT examining road where Lehigh student struck

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Lee County's Department of Transportation is re-examining a stretch of road where a Lehigh Acres little boy almost lost his life.Bryson Covey was struck by a ca..
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Brush fire in Bonita Springs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- Brush fire on East Terry and Bonita Grande Drive.  We have crews there and working on getting more info. Turn to WINK News for the latest info we are g..
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Naples ranked 9th best small town in America

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- If you live in Naples, you're living in one of the best small towns in America according to Smithsonian Magazine. Art, music, the shopping and restaurant district of ..
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Books-A-Million closes in Naples

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- Bookworms will have one less place to get their fix in Naples. The Books-A-Million in Naples Plaza will close for good on Saturday, April 21st. The location on U.S. 4..
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Kayaker sets sights on world record and giving back

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- A local man is on a mission to break a Guinness World Record.  The Marco Island native will battle rain, wind, and even sharks to paddle 24 hours in his ka..
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Charlotte deputies arrest suspected drug dealer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives Tuesday arrested a suspected heroin and methamphetamine dealer in Port Charlotte. Arrested was 34 year ..
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