Real estate matters: A new market for snowbirds

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla-  Snowbirds returning to Southwest Florida are finding a much different real estate market than the one they left in the spring.  WINK News Real Estate Co..
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McCready case raises awareness about parental abductions

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - New developments in the Mindy McCready child custody war. The country singer went on national television talking about what happened when US Marshals took her so..
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2 semi-trucks collide, closing southbound I-75 at mm 150

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Two semi-trucks collided on I-75 at mile marker 150. One travel lane has re-opened southbound. Traffic is no longer being diverted at the 158 exit. Drivers shoul..
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Trash can troubles in Cape Coral due to shortage of cans

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- There is a trash can shortage in Cape Coral.  The company contracted to collect trash and recycling in the Cape told WINK News, they don't have enough cans..
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$500,000 grant helps revitalize Naples Manor neighborhood

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- Wells Fargo and Habitat for Humanity are teaming up to help homeowners in one Naples community. Thursday, the bank gave the non-profit a half a million dolla..
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Help local group bring Christmas cheer to Suncoast children

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - We're about three weeks away from christmas. But one local group that delivers Christmas cheer to the children of Suncoast Estates needs a lot of help to c..
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Scams on the rise over holiday season

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- As the holiday shopping season revs up, criminals are trying to take advantage of that desire to spend. Scams of all shapes and sizes are circulating southw..
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Jellyfish caused nuclear plant shutdown

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Officials say Florida Power & Light's St. Lucie nuclear power plant was forced to shut down for two days in August after jellyfish clogged the plant..
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1 seriously injured in Pt. Charlotte accident

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-  A single vehicle accident, involving a scooter, has left one seriously injured in Port Charlotte. A male in his twenties suffered head trauma and is bei..
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Deputies searching for missing East Naples woman

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's Office deputies are looking for a 30-year-old East Naples woman. Shannon Bermingham lives on the 27000 block of Jackson Ave. Her mother, who ..
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Another manatee found dead in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A large male manatee was found dead near Big Hickory Pass Thursday morning. The manatee was eight feet long and showed no sign of propeller trauma. Fish and W..
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Suspects on the loose after armed robbery at Citgo

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Three males dressed in all black, including gloves and ski masks, stormed into the Citgo on Lee Blvd. in Lehigh Acres shortly before 1:00 a.m. Thursday, with a..
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LCSO searching for suspects who vandalized church

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Safe Harbor Community Church on Plantation Road in Fort Myers got an unwanted paint job Wednesday afternoon. Lee County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the ..
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Witness provides new testimony in Saavedra's case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- New testimony is being heard in Jorge Saavdedra's self-defense case. The Collier County teen is charged with stabbing a classmate to death at a  school bus s..
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Ed commissioner: Raise passing FCAT reading score

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson is recommending the state raise the score needed to pass the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.   &nbs..
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Poll shows 2012 presidential race close in Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Many Americans have memories of the 2000 recount in Florida that settled the presidential election and wouldn't want to go through that experience again.&n..
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3 Fla. teens praised after rescuing drowning boy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARGATE, Fla. (AP) - Three South Florida teenagers are being hailed as heroes for saving a three-year-old boy who fell into a backyard canal.    The teens received t..
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FHP makes arrest in crash that killed 5-year-old

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested a 39-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a five-year-old girl.    Kimora S..
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Fla. authorities say man stabbed his parents

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - Detectives are investigating after a southwest Florida man allegedly stabbed his parents and was also stabbed in the process.    Pinellas ..
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Fla. mom charged with threatening student online

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 33-year-old Orlando mother has been charged with making written death threats to a middle school student on a social Internet site.    Orange ..
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