Fla. cops: Ga. man forces 7-year-old to smoke pot

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say a McDonough, Ga., man is accused of hitting his wife and forcing a 7-year-old boy to smoke pot at gunpoint.    T..
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Cape Coral veteran preserves WWII history on YouTube

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - You might think of Youtube as a place to watch silly videos or even find your favorite shows. But now, for the first time, you can watch the story of World War ..
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Early voting begins Monday in Collier, Hendry

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - Early voting begins Monday in Collier and Hendry counties for Florida's primary election. These counties start a week earlier than most other counties in the state, ..
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Airboat captain charged after alligator attack

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A Collier County airboat captain attacked by an alligator last month is now facing charges. The Collier County Sheriff's Office says Wally Weatherholt was ar..
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Elderly man's body found in Broward canal

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) - An autopsy is being done on the body of an elderly man found floating in a Broward County canal. Broward Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are investig..
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Teen strikes, kills elderly woman at laundromat

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) - Volusia County authorities say a 17-year-old boy accidentally struck and killed an elderly woman outside a Laundromat. The crash is still under investigat..
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Police: 3 shot in Miami after man visits family

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

MIAMI (AP) - Miami police say they are searching for a man who shot at least three people in an apparent domestic dispute. Detective William Moreno said Sunday that 23-year-ol..
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Multicultural Centre gives out free backpacks

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida gave out more than 2,000 free backpacks and school supplies to students Sunday morning. The organization hosted..
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Stars Complex holds annual lock-in promoting family values

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

FORT MYERS, Fla. - With 15 murders already this year in Ft. Myers, an annual event gathered teens, community members, and local role models together in an effort to promote educati..
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Sen. Marco Rubio tweets about plane's emergency landing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Florida Senator Marco Rubio tweeted Saturday night that his campaign trip was interrupted when his plane had to make an emergency landing in Albuquerque. Rubio wa..
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Cars damaged, driver injured in high speed crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Witnesses say a car traveling at a high rate of speed hit a rock and slammed into several parked cars Saturday, injuring at least one man.It happened at Ba..
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New school promotes Science and Technology

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Like a nervous actor backstage, Principal Alane Adams quickly scrambles minutes before she greets her large awaiting crowd."My biggest nightmare was that nobod..
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Cape Coral breaks ground on Army Reserve Center

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral and military officials broke ground Saturday on a new Army Reserve Center. With golden shovels in hand, officials moved the first piles of dirt. The $1..
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EXCLUSIVE: Fort Myers Police crack down on prostitution

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

FORT MYERS, FL- More than a dozen Fort Myers Police officers spent the day working to clear the streets of prostitutes and the "johns" that seek out their services. WINK News was t..
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ONLY ON WINK: Stolen box returned 5 years later

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's an incredible story of lost and found. A Southwest Florida couple was burglarized five years ago, and one item they never expected to see again, is back hom..
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EXCLUSIVE: Family of slain salesman heartbroken over loss

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- For the first time, family members of a slain salesman are speaking about their son. It's a story you'll see only on WINK News.  Nick Rainey was shot ..
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Fort Myers police beef up violent crime patrols

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - With 15 murders in Fort Myers this year, police are putting more officers on the streets. The Fort Myers Police Violent Crimes Task Force, which is charged with ..
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Shellie Zimmerman enters not guilty plea

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The wife of Trayvon Martin's shooter has entered a written plea of not guilty on a perjury charge.    Shellie Zimmerman will be arraigned Tuesda..
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Community rallies behind Fort Myers boy who nearly drowned

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

FORT MYERS, Fla - A 4-year-old Fort Myers boy needs your help. Blake Sutor nearly drowned two years ago. Doctors diagnosed him with severe brain damage. Now, Blake's parents a..
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1 dead in N. Ft. Myers mobile home fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A large structure fire has claimed the life of one person at Bayshore Rd. and Lamplighter Ln. in North Fort Myers. "He was a good man... I just feel so..
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