Marco Police recover stolen boat and caution residents

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- On May 29th, at 6:00 a.m., the Marco Island Police Department received a report of a suspicious vessel in the 1500 block of Caxambas Ct. A resident had observed..
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LCSO seeks identity of convenience store robber

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Deputies are searching for the man that robbed a San Carlos Park convenience store of cash and smokes. Deputies responded to the Valero gas station at 18960 South..
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3 Remain in search for Edison State College president

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Edison State College is whittling away the candidates for the school's president position. Only three people remain in the search. Edison officials are saying the..
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Brian Casey sentenced to life without parole

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Brian Casey was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without parole late Wednesday afternoon. Casey's convicted of murdering South Fort Myers salesman Ryan..
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Suspect charged in 7-11 robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police arrested 44-year-old Elvin Thomas for allegedly robbing the 7-Eleven on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday. According to the..
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LCSO investigates robbery at a N. Ft. Myers CVS

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-"I just saw the tape up and I knew something was going on so I thought I would stay away," said Joan O'Connell. People were turned away at a N..
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Identity of victim in fatal Collier crash released

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The victim of a fatal accident that happened in Collier County on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 16-year-old Daileen Alfonso. Three vehicles were in..
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Police say man gagged, beat 8-year-old son

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Gainesville man is accused of gagging his 8-year-old son and pinning him to the floor before beating him.    Police say 29-year-old Richar..
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Public's misperceptions another hurricane hazard

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Floridians often overestimate their ability to withstand a hurricane - and that puts them in potentially serious danger.    Florida State Un..
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Fla. prison health care privatization challenged

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Lawyers for public employee unions and a pair of nurses urged a judge Wednesday to block a plan for privatizing health care in Florida's prisons. &nbs..
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Florida higher education panel holding 1st meeting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott's task force on overhauling state colleges and universities is getting to work.    The seven-member panel will hold its firs..
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Florida teachers union opposing evaluation rule

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Education Association is challenging a proposed state rule on teacher evaluations that would be used in part to determine who gets merit pay.&n..
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Fourth man arrested in beating of Army sergeant

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A fourth teen has been arrested in the brutal beating of a U.S. Army sergeant on a Tampa street earlier this month.    Tampa police said 18-year-o..
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Prescribed burn planned in South Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) - A prescribed burn is planned for a state park in Palm Beach County.    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Jonathan Dickinson ..
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Suspected cocaine dealer arrested in Rotonda West

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROTONDA WEST, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives Tuesday arrested a Rotonda West Cocaine drug dealer after two previous undercover purchases. Joseph Karl Ayala, 41, of 220..
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Boaters help save puppy, sea turtle off Fla. Keys

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - Officials say boaters rescued a three-pound puppy and a 370-pound sea turtle from the waters off the Florida Keys over the Memorial Day weekend.   &..
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Man found dead inside burning Pinellas Park home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man who was found dead inside a burned out building was a homicide victim.    Pinellas Park firefighters were called to ..
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Baby bear struck, killed on I-4 near Orlando

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Deputies in central Florida say a baby bear was struck and killed on Interstate 4.    Orlando television station WKMG (http://bit.ly/L..
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Public's misperceptions another hurricane hazard

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Floridians often overestimate their ability to withstand a hurricane - and that puts them in potentially serious danger.    Florida State Un..
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Teen killed in Collier County crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News has learned a 16 year old was killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon. It happened at Manatee Road and US 41. Florida Highway Patrol says teen driver D..
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