Trial begins for Florida's largest cockfighting operation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

FORT MYERS, FL - Jury selection is underway in what investigators described as Florida's largest cockfighting operation. In 2010, Pedro Lopez and William Roman after a tip that fig..
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President Obama to campaign at Harborside Event Center

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla.- President Obama's staff has chosen the Harborside Convention Center for his campaign rally on Friday. President Obama will continue a two-day tour across Florida ..
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'Believe to Achieve' program helps people learn job skills

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers program is finding success in getting people working again. "Right here in the Dunbar community, it can happen," said Lisa Cheeseborough, a recent g..
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Controversial 'no gay scouts, leaders' ban upheld

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

A controversial policy regarding gays and the Boy Scouts of America.  The national organization announced Tuesday that they will keep their ban on gay scouts and gay lead..
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Nate Lee lawsuit moves forward.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- After two days of screening a jury has been seated in the civil suit that Nathan Lee has brought against the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.  Lee alleges ..
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State drops charges against Naples real estate broker

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Grand theft charges have been dropped against a Naples real estate broker accused of renting out a Bonita Springs home. Ernest Armitage of New Jersey hired Theres..
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Spirit Airlines' new routes a home run for baseball fans

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  Spirit Airlines is spreading its wings and offering more service out of RSW.  The low-cost airline has added non-stop flights to Dallas, Boston and Mi..
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Septic tank spills into North Fort Myers home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Some renters in North Fort Myers are in a stinky situation, after their septic systems overflowed during last night's storm. Tami Davis lives in a stone cot..
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VA Hospital makes changes after WINK News Investigation

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Outrage over new pictures of deplorable conditions at a veterans hospital has WINK News getting answers. We first showed you the photos from inside the James A Ha..
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Fla. moving ahead with prison health privatization

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is going ahead with privatizing prison health care services.    The decision Tuesday by Department of Corrections Secretary Ken Tuck..
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2 killed, 2 injured in central Florida crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two people were killed and two others were injured in central Florida when one vehicle went into an oncoming lane and crashed into another.&n..
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Prosecutor calls motion to recuse judge 'absurd'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case says a motion by George Zimmerman's attorney asking the judge to disqualify himself is without merit.   &nb..
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Manatees released following recovery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) - Marine mammal experts have released the first of three recovered manatees back into the wild after two were treated for lacerations caused by boat propeller..
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Fla. ex-lawmaker admits to recent cocaine use

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A former state lawmaker has admitted to recent cocaine use while free on bail awaiting sentencing on federal tax evasion charges.    The South Florida S..
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Commission rejects SeaWorld whale ban appeal

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A federal panel will not reconsider a judge's ruling to prohibit SeaWorld animal trainers from having unprotected contact with killer whales.    ..
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Fla. board OKs 1 virtual charter school, rejects 4

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida State Board of Education has approved one virtual charter school application but rejected four others.    The board, meeting..
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Naples City Dock searching for the owner of mystery boat

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- A mystery is brewing at a Naples marina. The city's Harbor Master says someone slipped a 30-foot Catamaran into the Naples City Dock in the overnight hours of June 7t..
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Local veterinarian warns against dog treats made in China

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A local veterinarian is warning pet owners to avoid chicken jerky treats, made in China. Dr. Michelle Patrick of SW Florida Veterinary Specialists of Bonita Sprin..
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LCSO searches for Lehigh convenience store robbery suspect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Detectives are searching for the man that robbed a convenience store in Lehigh Acres. On July 15, 2012, at approximately 11:30 p.m., deputies responded to a rob..
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Carroll's accuser rejects plea deal

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE- New developments tonight in the case of Carletha Cole. Cole is the former employee of Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll charged with distributing an illegal recordi..
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