Adults may be responsible for whooping cough outbreak

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Health officials in Tampa say adults are likely unknowingly responsible for an outbreak of whooping cough. A spike in the disease is being seen nationwide. One local pediatrician b..
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Local business offers on-the-spot interviews at job fair

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Southwest Floridians struggling to find a job, have an opportunity Wednesday. A local business is holding an open house that guarantees applicants an interview. D..
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Victim takes the stand against accused child molester

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, FL - Trial began Wednesday in the case against accused child molester Mark Douglas. Investigators say Douglas offered the child Justin Beiber tickets to keep the incide..
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Capitol Police investigating threat against Rubio

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Capitol Police force is investigating a reported threat against U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is often mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick ..
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Murder suspect found guilty of 2009 homicide

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, a jury found Keith Tanofsky, 38, guilty of Second Degree Murder, Attempted Murder and Home Invasion Robbery. On October 19, 2009 the Fort Myers Polic..
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Father and son arrested for garage grow house operation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives executed a search warrant Tuesday and found a small grow house operation in a garage and arrested a fathe..
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Cape burglars sentenced to nine years in prison

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A pair of Cape Coral burglary suspects who Detectives arrested last summer for a string of break-ins, has been sentenced to nine years each in state prison. Both ..
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Imaginarium hosts fundraising gala

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Imaginarium's signature fundraising event is returning to the museum and science center Saturday, April 28th at 7 pm.  The "Cherish Gala" is your chance..
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Tolls set to rise by on central Florida expressway

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - If you're traveling to the Orlando area this summer, you may want to pack a little more cash. Transportation officials say cash tolls on the BeachLine Exp..
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Trial set to begin for man accused of molesting pre-teen

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LEE COUNTY, FL - A jury has been seated for the trial of accused child molester Mark Douglas. Douglas is accused of performing lewd and lacivious acts on a pre-teen. Investigators ..
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Drivers begin to see relief at the pump

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- For the first time in a long time, there's some relief at the pump. Prices have been dropping this month and now, gas is cheaper than it was one year ago across much..
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Construction update on Cape Coral toll plaza & McGregor Blvd

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- WINK News gets answers after viewers come to us with concerns about two ongoing Lee County road projects.  There is construction at the toll plaza at the C..
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Lee County Commissioners to Look at Sign Laws

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

As you drive down the road in Lee County, you often see signs littering the streets. A WINK News viewer contacted us to say those signs are ruining the appearance of Lee County roa..
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Habitat for Humanity gets Neighborhood Stablization assets

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County will soon give Habitat for Humanity dozens of foreclosed properties and millions of dollars in federal funding. It's part of Commissioners' vow..
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Charlotte Schools face deep budget cuts.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- With a decrease in enrollment, lower property values and less money coming from the State, School budgets are facing a triple whammy. The Charlotte County Scho..
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Tip leads Cape Coral police to stolen Fort Myers truck

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A wedding present mysteriously disappears! A Fort Myers woman woke up to find her truck, a gift from her father, gone. Thanks to some handy police work she..
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Edison reaches settlement with former president

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - There are new developments in the ongoing battle between Edison State College and fired president Kenneth Walker.  Late Tuesday afternoon the board of ..
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Lee to apply for $15 million for stadium upgrades

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee county will go after 15-million dollars from the state, to improve Hammond Stadium, spring training home of the Minnesota Twins.   They could use th..
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Florida to appeal hotel tax ruling

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A lawyer for 17 Florida counties says they will appeal a court ruling on hotel taxes won by online travel companies. Bob Nabors on Tuesday said the countie..
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Despite rain, Florida at dramatically high risk for fires

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's agriculture commissioner says the entire state is at a dramatically high risk of wildfires because of a continuing drought. Commissioner Adam Put..
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