SR80 reopens after earlier crash at Joel Blvd

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- State Road 80 at Joel Blvd has reopened after an earlier crash with injuries. Traffic was diverted around the scene for several hours, but the scene is now clear...
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World's Largest swimming lesson set for June 14

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday June 14th, thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the globe will unite to set a new global record for THE WORLD’S LARGEST SWI..
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St. Matthew's House gets $2 million land gift

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

NAPLES, FL - St. Matthew's House needs room to expand...now they have the land to do it. An anonymous donor put up the money to purchase more than 2 1/2 acres of property directly ..
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FAMU hazing suspects to be formally arraigned today

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alex Fruin

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A judge will formally read the charges against the 11 Florida A&M band members facing felony charges in the hazing death of a drum major. They're bein..
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FGCU considers tuition hike for next school year

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - FGCU students might have to shell out more for their degree next year. With the university facing 5 straight years of cuts to state funding, trustees are expecte..
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One man dead after an altercation in Lee County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Janet Wilson

Lee County Sheriff's deputies responded to a disturbance on the 5400 block of 10th Avenue in the Pine Manor Community of Fort Myers on Wednesday. Deputies responded to an ..
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Phoney check cashing scam exposed in Charlotte

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Officials in Charlotte County say they may have cracked a forged check cashing scheme that could have victims that number into the hundreds. This week, depu..
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Camp for Champions offers fun for kids in foster care system

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Children's Network of Southwest Florida is hosting "Camp for Champions" this week, a summer camp for kids in the child welfare system. 50 kids, ages 5 to 13, ..
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Attorney: Cape demolished home without owner's knowledge

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - WINK News first told you the city of Cape Coral tore down a man's home without his permission. Now, for the first time, we're hearing from&nb..
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Terror support charges against Fla. man dismissed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Charges have been dropped against a South Florida man accused of raising tens of thousands of dollars with his father and brother for the Pakistani Taliban terror grou..
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Gov. Scott insists voter purge is 'the right thing' to do

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- With a lawsuit from the federal government looming over the state of Florida, Governor Rick Scott says he's not backing down from a fight in his push to purge ill..
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5 arrested in 2 Fort Myers drug busts

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Wednesday, at 6:30 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department conducted two search warrants, stemming from a police investigation targeting street level drug sales...
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Cape Coral woman celebrates 103 years

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- It's a birthday to remember and Lorena Schmidt has had quite a few. The longtime Cape Coral resident turned 103 years old on Wednesday. She tells us her secret to..
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Lit cigarette leads to man's death, ruled accidental

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Investigators have ruled the death of 79-year-old Paul Anghel an accident after he sustained burns from a fire started by his lit cigarette. Anghel was residing i..
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Burglars ransack Lehigh home, leave carpet soaked

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres homeowner, who had been out of town for four days, returned to his residence on Tuesday to find his door open, carpet soaked and furniture missin..
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Bear tracks spotted on a Marco Island pool deck

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- Wednesday morning, muddy bear tracks were spotted on a pool deck at a residence on the East end of the Island on Sheffield Dr. on Marco Island. This is the firs..
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160 Rare parrots stolen from Ft. Myers home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Gailhard

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Rare parrots, worth an estimated $150,000, were stolen from a Fort Myers home on Tuesday. The victim alleged that someone climbed the fence to her yard on Skates ..
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Gov. Scott meets with citrus growers in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Governor Scott was in Southwest Florida, meeting with citrus growers from all across the state for an annual conference.      The Governo..
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Airboat captain may have provoked alligator in attack

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

Everglades City, Fla.- FWC officers say a man whose hand was ripped off by the jaws of an alligator may have provoked the reptile.Tuesday afternoon, 63-year old Wally Wea..
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Final suspect arrested in Pin Street Bowling Alley robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police arrested the third and final suspect in the Pin Street Bowling Alley robbery on Tuesday. Sydney Gartrell, 20, is facing charges of robbery with ..
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