Local man waits in hospital bed for opening at nursing home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Mike Hines wants to get on with his life. But for now, the 57-year-old is stuck in a bed at Lee Memorial Hospital, because there are no nursing homes locally that..
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LCSO searches for missing woman believed to be in Orlando

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a missing person’s investigation into the whereabouts of 34-year-old Carrie Taylor who has mad..
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Fashion raises money for girls programs in Collier County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Fashion raised money for girls on Friday in Collier County. The Zonta Club of Naples held its annual fundraiser to benefit the PACE Center for Girls in Immoka..
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Englewood woman sentenced for disturbing sea turtle nest

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- An Englewood woman, found guilty of disturbing a sea turtle nest in 2010, will not be serving any time in prison. Juanita Schultz faced up to five years in priso..
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Collier project leaves only wake behind

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

ISLES OF CAPRI, Fla.- Collier County leaders and local conservationists have turned trash into treasure. An old dumping site is the home of the new Paddle Creek Park at Capri and C..
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Burglary suspect startled by homeowner

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Wednesday, the Fort Myers Police Department responded to the burglary of an apartment located at 5247 Red Cedar Drive. Upon arrival police learned that the res..
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Lehigh woman drives into the path of an oncoming train

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A 61-year-old Lehigh woman was killed Friday in Palm Beach County when she tried to beat an oncoming train and drove through the down crossing arm, onto the tra..
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Punta Gorda PD investigate a stabbing on Taylor Rd.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Police are investigating a stabbing in the 2700 block of Taylor Rd. that happened Friday afternoon. The victim was transported by ground as a trauma alert with t..
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2 Teens allegedly burglarized home of a 93-year-old woman

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested two Port Charlotte boys Friday morning who broke into and stole items from a 93-year-old woman while she slept...
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Survey aims to improve traffic flow in Lee County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Tired of sitting in traffic in Lee County? The Metropolitan Planning Organization is asking motorists to complete a traffic congestion survey on which parts of th..
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Motorcycle crash on I-75 leaves 1 dead

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Joseph Wandolowski has died from his injuries after a motorcycle crash at mile marker 164 on I-75 Friday afternoon. The 61-year-old was riding his motorcycle sou..
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LCSO seeks identities of 2 in credit card fraud case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On February 13, 2012, a victim met with deputies at Lee County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers to report the fra..
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Surf & Song raises money for Children's Hospital of SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Recent studies show that autism diagnoses are on the rise. This weekend, a festival in Fort Myers is aiming to draw attention to what the children's families face..
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Homicide suspect may have fled the country

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Detectives believe a man suspected of killing a 24-year-old man in Immokalee on Monday may have fled to Mexico.Detectives secured an arrest warrant Friday mor..
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Brush fire causes a scare for some Pt. Charlotte residents

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Some homes were in danger on Racoa Ave., Friday afternoon, as a brush fire drew near. A heavy column of smoke was seen in NW Port Charlotte, near Chamberlain ..
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Suspect arrested for allegedly shooting a man in the buttock

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 23-year-old Fort Myers man was arrested after an argument escalated, leaving one victim with a gunshot wound to the buttock. Fort Myers Police arrested Joseph W..
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BBQ, Band & Brew returns to Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

FORT MYERS, Fla. - BBQ, Bands & Brew is back for another year in Fort Myers. Sample some of the best in local BBQ April 1st at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Local barbe..
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Gov. Scott hopes for good news in unemployment figures

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is hoping for more good news in Florida's February unemployment figures. The state's newest numbers are scheduled for release Friday, and t..
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Only on WINK: Woman spit on in traffic holds no grudge

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Only on WINK, a road rage incident has a Cape Coral woman needing a shower after another driver actually spit on her in traffic.  That woman, Lois Artino, ..
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Two different brush fires contained in Lehigh Acres

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- On the Fire Watch, for the second time in two days, brush fires break out in Lee County.  This time in happened in eastern Lehigh Acres.  The flames..
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