Norman Love busy with Valentine's Day orders

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was a mad rush on Monday afternoon for chocolate at Norman Love in Fort Myers.The popular sweet treat store had a line out the door late in the afternoon bef..
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Baseball business is booming in southwest Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- We're days away from the start of spring training.  Both the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox trucks have arrived.  Business owners say the upco..
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Pair of bills would allow drilling for oil in state parks

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- Environmentalists hope to halt legislation they say would be detrimental to the ecosystem in southwest Florida. They are upset over a pair of bills that woul..
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Scammers target Valentine's Day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FT. MYERS, Fla. - Authorities say thieves are targeting your online v-day purchases in an attempt to steal your identity. This Valentine’s Day cybercrooks are adapting s..
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SWFL Republicans react to President's budget plan

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - President Barack Obama unveiled his 2013 budget plan Monday, calling for deficit reductions and taxes on the wealthy.  It's setting up an election year figh..
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Bail bondsmen use social media to find fugitives

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - When tracking down a person who has missed a court date, Melody Celec says it helps to know as much about where they live and work, and who they know. Celec, the..
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Walmart evacuated after man pulls gun

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida Walmart was evacuated after a man pulled a gun during a fight.    Orlando police report that three men got int..
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Ala., Fla. take water fight with Ga. to high court

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - Alabama and Florida asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to decide a long-running feud with Georgia over how much water metro Atlanta can take from a reser..
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Migrant workers fill jobs at local orange groves

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla.- In Hendry County, orange trees outnumber people, more than 600 to one.      "Polk and Hendry counties have more orange trees than any count..
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FMB channel marker prompts questions about depth

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News is investigating the aftermath of the dredging project on Fort Myers Beach. A viewer sent us photos showing a channel marker on dry land. That's a poten..
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Felon sentenced to 36.5 years after robbing a detective

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Monday, 36-year-old Eddy Luis Jose Estrella, of Fort Myers, was sentenced to 36½ years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery affectin..
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$232M proposed for Everglades restoration

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Some environmentalists are cheering President Obama's budget proposal for Everglades restoration projects.    The budget request unveile..
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Lovers Key Condo board members plead guilty to grand theft

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Charles Bennett and Ken Marwick, both former members of the condominium board for Lovers Key Condominium in Estero, Monday pled as charged to charges of First Degree ..
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Local school wins award as top arts school in U.S.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts has won a prestigious award, as the top arts school in America. A group called Arts School Network picked the local sc..
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Illegal immigrant pleads guilty in firearm possession

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla.- Luis Javier Farias-Mendoza, 20, of Ocoee, entered guilty pleas in federal court Monday to charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition by an illegal immigrant a..
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Florida House panel rejects food stamp sweets ban

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida House panel has rejected a proposal to ban using food stamps to purchase sweets, potato chips and other junk food.    An appropria..
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5-acre fire burns in Punta Gorda

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Fire EMS workers were on the scene of a five-acre fire burning on Prairie Creek Blvd. Punta Gorda Monday afternoon. A Firefighter worked quickly..
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3 arrested after raid in a Pt. Charlotte home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives served a search warrant Friday on a home at 21275 Midway Blvd. in Port Charlotte; three arrests were made..
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N. Ft. Myers woman and child involved in rollover accident

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Monday, a woman and her small child were involved in a rollover vehicle accident, according to our partners at the News-Press..
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Panel to let Fla. bar committee write snitch rules

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A state panel on wrongful convictions agreed to let a Florida Bar committee resolve differences over a proposed court rule on jailhouse snitches. &nbs..
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