Cape Coral sees increase in people recycling

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- One person's recycling is Cape Coral's treasure. The city says its single-stream recycling program with Lee County is generating thousands of dollars back ..
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Student volunteers wipe out years of graffiti

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Deputy Iris Sullivan knows that graffiti is more than just an eyesore, it can also be a gateway to criminal activity. "We find that when you have this sort ..
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Southwest Floridians donate to Gov. Scott Walker's campaign

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- As people in Wisconsin head to the polls to make their voices heard in the recall election of Governor Scott Walker, people in Southwest Florida are making th..
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LCSO arrest Ft. Myers man for hoax bomb

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 47-year-old Barry Kevin Thompson for allegedly planting a fake bomb in his own mailbox, causing a neighborhood evacuation. ..
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Stolen tricycle leaves senior citizen without wheels

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A senior citizen is missing her set of wheels. "I held my breath," said Virginia Jones. "Oh my God. My bike is stolen." Virginia showed us the very spot in the dr..
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Ft. Myers woman allegedly beats child in Walmart

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers Police arrested a 27-year-old woman in Walmart on Monday for abusing a small child. Carmella Birchum faces charges of cruelty toward a child after sev..
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North Port PD searches for burglary suspect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla.- North Port Police are searching for two suspects involved in a burglary this morning. A police sketch of one of the suspects has been released. On Tuesday morning..
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Man charged in 4 DUI deaths pleads guilty

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area man accused of killing four people in a drunken driving crash has pleaded guilty.    With jury selection set to begin in..
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Lee to spend $729,000 to study traffic flow on beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY. Fla.- Lee County will spend $729,000 to hire a company to find ways to improve traffic flow onto and off Fort Myers Beach. The company will look at more use of bicycles..
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Miami man arrested for 2010 theft

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Deputies arrested a Miami man wanted for a Bonita Springs theft dating back to 2010. On February 3, 2010 Lee County deputies responded to the L.A. Fitness loc..
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FMPD hosts community cleanup

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department’s Juvenile Arrest and Monitoring Unit (JAM), the Florida Department of Juvenile Ju..
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Remaining Lee Co. FCAT results released

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The State has released the remaining grade-level results from the 2012 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and they indicate that Lee County students are..
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Sanibel fire investigation stalls, home unsafe to enter

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANIBEL, Fla.- WINK News is continuing to follow a fire in Sanibel that destroyed a Chicago couple's dream home. It's been four days since the blaze and the State Fire Marshals hav..
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$3,000 water system stolen from Lehigh Acres home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Lee County Sheriff's deputies responded to a grand theft call in reference to a stolen water system in Lehigh Acres on Monday.The owner of the home stated the ..
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Suspect steals $19,000 in jewelry from Ft. Myers home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's Deputies continue to search for a suspect who burglarized a woman's Fort Myers on Monday afternoon. The victim arrived at her home on Steambo..
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Sarasota considers wild hog hunt to cull animals

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A proposal in Sarasota County to allow hog hunts on a Sarasota wilderness preserve is being criticized by animal rights activists.    According..
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Biden delivers commencement speech in Miami

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden urged a newly minted class of high school graduates not to believe those who say the future of the United States will not be as bright as its ..
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Zimmerman delays filing for new bond hearing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin is delaying his request for a new bond hearing.    G..
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2 dead, deputy and K-9 wounded in Palm Beach Co.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been fatally shot by Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies after killing a woman and then shooting and wounding a deputy and a..
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Florida officials releasing final 2012 FCAT scores

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Madison Wagner

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The final set of scores from this year's more rigorous Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test are being released.    State education official..
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