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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Man arrested trying to eat illegal tax return checks

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - When a man arriving in Fort Lauderdale on a flight from Haiti was found in possession of illegal tax returns, authorities say he tried to eat them. The..
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Gulf oil spill settlement

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW ORLEANS - BP and a team of plaintiffs' attorneys on Wednesday presented a federal judge with the formal terms of a proposed class-action settlement designed to resolve billions..
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Fire crews battle house fire in North Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Janet Wilson

LEE COUNTY, Fla -A home burned to the ground in North Fort Myers on Wednesday. No one was living in the home on Pine Tree Drive, and officials on the scene tell WINK News that no p..
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Grant money helping Lee County cultural milestones

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Some big money is on the way for two Lee County cultural milestones.  $1 million in grant funding will be used to complete the Sidney and Berne Davis Art C..
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Naples broker still renting homes despite revoked license

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A WINK News investigation uncovers new details about a Naples real estate broker. Thereisa Helton is actively renting out homes, even though her license was revoked ..
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Brush fire destroys home of local pastor, family

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

BUCKINGHAM, Fla. -- Fast moving flames of a brush fire leaves a Lee County pastor and his family homeless.  It happened off Orange River Boulevard in Buckingham.  WINK Ne..
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Brush fire threatens homes off Gator Circle in Cape Coral

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Firefighters are still investigating the cause of a four acre brush fire that came very close to homes near Gator Circle in northern Cape Coral on Tuesday aftern..
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City inundated with calls from realtors over new property

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- Its been more than a week since Cape Coral closed the deal on $13 million worth of property. But since the announcement, city staff says, they've been bombarded ..
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Parents call for change after child hit near Lehigh bus stop

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres child is lucky to be alive after he was struck by a car on the way to his bus stop earlier this month.At one point, Bryson Covey's parents didn..
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Tax filer taken for money and identity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Making Tuesday's deadline isn't the only worry for tax return filers.  A Naples woman was taken for thousands of dollars and her identity. Dana Matthews,..
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National Equal Pay Day highlights gender pay disparity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The average working woman in the U.S. would have to work from the start of 2011 until April 17, 2012 to earn what a man earned last year. That's why President Oba..
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Conservation 20/20 to go on, as commissioners give support

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Conservation 20/20 program in Lee County will go on, as commissioners are voicing support for the land-buying effort. Tax payers in Lee support the program. E..
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Drugs found stashed under babies' crib

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County deputies busted a suspected drug dealer's home business after uncovering a hefty stash in a child's bedroom. Joshus Barajas was arrested on fel..
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Pt. Charlotte meth house raided, 3 arrested

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office conducted a raid of a meth drug home Tuesday morning in Port Charlotte that led to the arrest of three people. Following..
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Brush fire burns on Gator Cir. in the Cape

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A four-acre brush fire is under control at 4020 W. Gator Circle at NE 40th Terrace in Cape Coral. The fire jumped 10th St., leaving some people concerned. Trust W..
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Englewood man arrested for home invasion with a firearm

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested an Englewood man for home invasion Monday evening of an apartment at 7439 San Casa Boulevard in En..
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Fraudster found guilty after Christmas scheme arrest

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Jorge Gutierrez of Cape Coral was found guilty on Monday, receiving five years of probation and restitution for uttering $22,000 in bad checks. Gutierrez received..
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