Fla. to double-check names on voter purge list

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials, responding to skeptical comments this week from county election supervisors, said they are now going to double-check whether or not 182,..
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FCAT Scores Out Today

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The first batch of scores on the new, more rigid Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test are set for release. The Department of Education said it would annou..
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Disco Queen Donna Summer dies in Naples; fans pay tribute

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- Neighbors and fans of Donna Summer remember the disco icon as a private person, but a music legend they'll never forget. Thursday, Summer died in her Naples Condo at..
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Kowiachobee Animal Preserve seeks support to keep gates open

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Collier County animal preserve has been forced to shut its gates, not because of what it does, but because of where it's located. Kowiachobee Animal Preserve h..
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No charges to be filed in death of biker on Sanibel Causeway

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. -- The parents of Tracey Kleinpell say they're heartbroken to hear that the woman who hit and killed their daughter will not face charges.  Kleinpell was ..
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Insurance you don't need

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A WINK News investigation uncovers insurance policies most experts say you just shouldn't buy. Two people who paid for mortgage insurance got in touch with us wh..
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Autopsy: Evidence of marijuana in Martin's blood

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Medical examiners found evidence of marijuana in Trayvon Martin's system after he was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer, an autopsy report release..
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A special graduation for eight local students

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Amanda Hoyle never thought she would be walking across the stage to get her diploma. But after four years at the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy, she now has a degree ..
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No charges to be filed in Sanibel Causeway bike accident

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- No criminal charges will be filed in a deadly bike accident that happened more than a year ago on the Sanibel Causeway. Prosecutors say there's not enough evidenc..
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Alzheimer's study has local ties

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Gailhard

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- "I have to do everything for him. I am his caregiver," said Phyllis Johnston, also the patient's wife. Bob Johnston is 76 and has Alzheimer's disease. It changed ..
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Local man survives flesh-eating bacteria

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Doctors are working to save the life of a young Georgia grad student who's suffering from a flesh-eating bacteria. It has already taken her left leg and the..
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Dump truck snaps power pole

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A dump truck struck a power pole on Laredo at Ortiz in Fort Myers Thursday afternoon. The driver did not have his or her bed down and clipped the power line, snap..
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Man hits another driver with a bottle of chocolate milk

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man following a road rage incident that resulted in his hitting the woman driver in the head several times with a ..
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FMPD searches for mentally ill missing woman

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, the Fort Myers Police Department received a report of a missing person. Dorothy Foreman, 51, of Fort Myers, was last seen at the Family Dollar Store ..
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Families fight with school district over bus stop

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- There's a bitter battle happening between parents in one Lee County community and the school district. Families in the Cross Creek neighborhood are outraged the s..
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$81,450 in cash & 4.25 lbs. of pot seized in Naples bust

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Deputies arrested a 44-year-old Naples man Wednesday after 4.25 lbs. of marijuana, grow equipment, guns and $81,450 in cash were seized from his residence at 3860 14t..
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Man arrested on marijuana charges & for fake licenses

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SOUTH GROVE CITY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested a South Grove City man Wednesday on drug charges and for manufacturing fake driver’s lic..
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State set to close local detention facility

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- The Crossroads detention facility at the Charlotte and Glades county line has been rehabilitating teenage boys for nearly a quarter of a century.  The f..
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Agency for disabled people rates Fla. providers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state has updated its Medicaid provider ratings for Floridians with developmental disabilities.    The Agency for Persons with Disabilit..
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Workshops set for gopher tortoise conservation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Wildlife officials will be conducting regional workshops for gopher tortoise conservation.    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission made..
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