Cape Coral hoping for winning bid in county auction

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL - At a special meeting, Cape Coral's city council voted to allow staff to participate in a county land auction on Monday. The 491 parcel package deal contains land s..
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Deadly crash blocks part of Daniels Pkwy.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A semi-truck and Ford Mustang collided on Daniels Parkway and Riverside Center Court this morning around 4. One person was killed in the crash. Investigators bloc..
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Only on WINK: Kern writes letters to Sally Arthur

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A WINK News exclusive.  A letter of confession.  Cape Coral man, Garrett Kern, wrote the letter to his step-grandmother.  In it, Sally Arthur say..
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Host of Spanish Fly dies in Everglades City plane crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla -- The host of a popular fishing show Spanish Fly was killed in a plane crash in Everglades City Friday afternoon. Jose Wejebe was flying his single engine pla..
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Zoomers opening date pushed back to June

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- WINK News has confirmed the new owners of Zoomers Amusement Park have pushed back the opening date.The amusement park near Fort Myers Beach has been under const..
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Letter Carrier Hailed Hero

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Gailhard

Letter Carrier Melanie Pierce was dropping off mail at the Driftwood condos Monday when she heard something startling. "I heard someone call out. I kept saying where are you, where..
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Spring migration begins, visitors head back North

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The annual spring-time migration has begun; seasonal visitors to Southwest Florida are packing up and heading back north. Many will leave this weekend, or right a..
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Cape Coral VA clinic expected to bring business boom

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL - The area's newest VA clinic is months away from opening and some are questioning, where are all the businesses that city leaders said would come with the new medic..
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Officers respond to shooting at Jones Walker Apartments

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Fort Myers police officers have responded to the Jones Walker Apartments on Blount Street for reports of a shooting.Officers tell WINK News, a person was shot m..
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75 interchange will open if evacuation is needed in Estates

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

I-75 interchange will open if evacuation is needed in EstatesGolden Gate Estates, Fla -- It has been more than 24 hours and a massive fire burning along Alligator Alley has only go..
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Only on WINK: Man pistol whipped, tied up & robbed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Only on WINK: A North Port man is recovering after being tied up and pistol whipped while he was closing a local Dollar General.  The two suspects are behi..
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Punta Gorda looks at filling million dollar budget shortfall

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY Fla.- Punta Gorda city leaders are throwing around ideas on how to make up for a budget shortfall of more than a million dollars. Mayor Bill Albers says the city n..
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Lee County tourism gets digital makeover

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County's top tourism agency is upping the ante online, in hopes of drawing in more tech-savvy travelers. The county's Visitors Bureau is gearing up to launch ..
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Grace Baptist Church makes agreement with tennis club

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - An old tennis club in Cape Coral is transforming into a church. Grace Baptist is moving into the facility on Ceitus Terrace. But what about all the tennis courts..
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NY judge: Ex-Soviet arms dealer will get 25 years

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge at a sentencing hearing for a former Soviet arms dealer dubbed the Merchant of Death said Thursday she would sentence him to 25 years in prison for ..
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Military recruiting holds steady here, local woman joins

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A local woman is trading her ice cream scoop for wings; she is joining the Air Force. Military recruiters in Fort Myers say recruiting is holding steady, despite ..
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Burglary suspect returns to the scene on his bike

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 48-year-old Fort Myers man was arrested for burglary after returning to the scene of the crime on his bicycle. On Wednesday, the Fort Myers Police Department re..
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Downtown Ft. Myers graffiti suspect arrested

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Recently a Fort Myers Police Department mobile graffiti camera proactively placed downtown caught two suspects writing on a window behind a business on First Stre..
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Human remains found in Collier, believed to be missing man

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Detectives say human remains found Thursday in a thickly wooded area in Golden Gate Estates are believed to be 59-year-old Oland Rowe of Golden Gate Estates, ..
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Cape police search for suspect in id theft case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A victim reported to the Cape Coral police department that on March 20, 2012, an unknown person removed her wallet from her purse and stole her debit card, credit..
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