Cape Coral experiences NICU troubles

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Imagine having a newborn only to be told the baby will require extra medical care and has to be transferred to another part of the state to get it because of a be..
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Cape leaders meet to discuss re-starting UEP

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral city leaders will once again discuss re-starting the city's controversial U.E.P., or Utilities Expansion Project. The project would affect thousands of..
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Iconic Polk County dome is demolished

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - The 48-year-old Orange Dome in Winter Haven has been demolished to make way for a new retail and residential complex.    Built in 1964, the..
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Santa Rosa County inmates win right to send mail

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA (AP) - Santa Rosa County jail inmates can now send unlimited letters to family and friends.    Judge Casey Rodgers on Monday signed off on an agreement bet..
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Honduran sentenced for worker smuggling

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Honduran man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for conspiring to transport more than 100 undocumented workers around the United States.&n..
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Tampa leaders vocal about proposed cuts at USF

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Hillsborough County Commissioners want leaders in the Florida Legislature to oppose a budget proposal that includes sharp spending cuts for the University of Sou..
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Fla. Senate to take up $70.8 billion budget

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate is planning to consider a nearly $70.8 billion budget.    A Senate budget panel will take up the proposal when it meets o..
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Fla. House voting on consumer, business tax breaks

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Tax breaks for consumers and businesses alike are getting floor votes in the Florida House.    The chamber is voting Wednesday on another in..
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Rolex stolen during South Fla. airport screening

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are looking for a man who took a $6,500 Rolex watch from a plastic bin as he passed through a security checkpoint at Fort Lauderdale-Hollyw..
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Threatened butterfly vanishes from Florida refuge

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BAHIA HONDA KEY, Fla. (AP) - For more than a year, Bahia Honda State Park biologist Jim Duquesnel traversed the nature sanctuary with two hopes. He wanted to see a Miami blue butte..
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Execution looms for killer of Florida woman

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - A man convicted of raping a 29-year-old mother and dragging her into Tampa Bay's surf to drown more than three decades ago is scheduled to be executed Wednesday..
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UPDATE: Toddler recovers after accidentaly shooting self

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- UPDATE: Two-year-old Jacob Graf is home after accidentally shooting himself with his father's gun. Graf was released from the hospital Friday night to his mothe..
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Lee Blvd. at Hanna re-opened after a crash with injuries

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Traffic moving smoothly on Lee Boulevard at Hanna after an earlier crash with injuries. At approximately 10:30 Wednesday morning, a red Mustang was traveling s..
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Bonita residents should expect smoke from prescribed burn

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Residents of Bonita Springs, especially east Bonita Springs, should expect to see and smell smoke in the area for the next few days due to a prescribed burn b..
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Punta Gorda traffic light to be removed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.-  The temporary traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Acline Rd. will be taken out of service and removed on Friday, February 17, 2012, according..
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Edison botanic research laboratory restoration project

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Edison and Ford Winter Estates will cut the ribbon on to celebrate a three-year restoration project Wednesday. Visitors can step inside to see the completion ..
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Students surprise local vet with quilt on Valentine's Day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

ENGLEWOOD Fla.- The class of 8th grade students at L.A. Ainger Middle School in Rotunda pulled off the surprise of the day. The 8th grade History Teacher Mary Murnighan was wringin..
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Businesses tax breaks up for vote

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Majority Republicans have added an anti-union provision to a bill giving Florida businesses tax breaks totaling $121.1 million a year. They actu..
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Cape Coral finalist's bid for ultimate baseball dream job

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - We're just days away from the start of spring training in Southwest Florida, but a young woman from Cape Coral could soon be living the game, all season long. Sh..
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Cancer drug in short supply in southwest Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A cancer drug shortage puts cancer patients in limbo.  It is a scary reality for parents already in a battle for their kid's lives.  WINK News has lea..
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