Qualifying for Florida elections beginning Monday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Now is the time for Florida political candidates to get serious about where they're running.    They have from noon Monday until noon Friday..
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Zimmerman back in jail, attorney seeks new hearing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - George Zimmerman's attorney says he expects to file a motion Monday seeking a new bond hearing for Trayvon Martin's shooter, who surrendered to authorities in central ..
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4-year-old Pasco County boy drowns in pool

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) - A 4-year-old boy has died after deputies pulled him from the bottom of a swimming pool near his home.    The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says ..
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SW Fla. driver reaching for cell phone hits truck

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a 26-year-old driver crashed into a parked fire truck while reaching down to grab his cell phone.    Firefighters..
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Elderly Fla. man dies after falling from boat

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Public safety officials say a 79-year-old man died after falling from a boat that was docking at the downtown Bradenton marina.    The man fel..
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2 die in separate diving incidents in Fla. Keys

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAVERNIER, Fla. (AP) - Deputies say a 64-year-old Tennessee woman and a 66-year-old southwest Florida man died in separate diving incidents in the Florida Keys over the weekend.&nb..
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3 migrant workers killed in van crash identified

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol has identified three Haitian migrant farm workers killed when their van flipped over in central Florida.    Sgt. Kim..
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Dinosaurs return to the Imaginarium

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dinosaurs are back from extinction through a virtual exhibit at the Imaginarium Science Center in Fort Myers.  You can roam the prehistoric world through th..
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Naples doctor fired after arrest

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

WINK News has learned a Naples doctor charged for possession of child pornography has been fired by his former employer. Nicholas Franco was arrested Friday afternoon. Doctor ..
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Tice Community Pool reopens with a splash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

FORT MYERS, Fla. - For nearly two decades, the Tice Community Pool has stood vacant.  Today, however, the pool reopened with a splash. "I'm so happy that the Lee County S..
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5th annual Brotherhood Ride honors Florida's fallen

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

NAPLES, Fla.- The 5th annual Brotherhood Ride took off from Naples this morning, honoring Florida's fallen heroes. North Naples firefighter Jeff Morse started the ride 5 years ago,..
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Defense: George Zimmerman in police custody

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MIAMI (AP) - George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, surrendered to police Sunday and was booked into jail after ha..
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Zimmerman returns to Florida to surrender

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman has returned to Florida and will turn himself in to authorities by Sunday's deadline after a judge revoked his bond in the Trayvon Martin case..
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Sanibel home a total loss after massive blaze

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

Fire officials are still trying to figure out what started a blaze that destroyed a Sanibel home Friday night.  It happened on Cowry Court. The family was out of town at ..
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Zimmerman credibility may be issue in Martin case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The credibility of Trayvon Martin's shooter could be an issue at trial after a judge said that George Zimmerman and his wife lied to the court about their fina..
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Fake officer arrested in Charlotte County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - Charlotte County deputies arrest a man accused of pretending to be a police officer. Deputies say Matthew Scott Depedro, 38, was taken into custody at Holiday Mob..
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Cape man accused of counterfeit sales on Craigslist

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Lee County Sheriff's detectives arrest a Cape Coral man on charges of selling counterfeit products on Craigslist. Deputies say James Michael Lynch, 38, may have ..
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Bonita Dental Care Provides Free Dental Service to Hundreds

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Through the Dentistry from the Heart Program, Bonita Dental Care provided free services to more than 200 people Saturday. Some began lining up for the service..
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Naples doctor arrested for possession of child pornography

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A Golden Gate man has been charged with possession of child pornography following a Collier County Sheriff’s Office investigation. Nicholas Franco, 56,..
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Sanibel house engulfed in flames

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Janet Wilson

Sanibel Island, FLA. - A house on Middle Gulf Drive and Olde Middle Gulf Drive was engulfed in flames after a fire broke out in the attic early Friday evening.  The fire depar..
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