Coast Guard advises boaters, swimmers to exercise caution

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

TAMPA - The Coast Guard is strongly urging boaters and swimmers to stay off, and stay out of, ocean waters along the Florida coastline until Tropical Storm Debby has passed and sea..
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Forecasters: Debby trains sights on Fla., Ala.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Parts of Florida and Alabama were under a tropical storm warning Sunday as Debby churned off the Gulf Coast, leaving wary residents to closely watch a storm syst..
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One dead, homes destroyed from storms in Lake Placid

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LAKE PLACID, Fla. - Highlands County Emergency Management has confirmed to WINK News at least one woman died and one child was hurt in the town of Venus from Sunday's severe weathe..
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Tropical storm watch now extends to Englewood

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Weather Service has discontinued a tropical storm warning for Louisiana after forecast models indicated that the state is under less of a threat fro..
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Tornado Watch until 5am Monday for all of SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 5am for much of southwest Florida, including Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hil..
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Tornado touches down in Collier County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touchdown Sunday in Collier County. The weather service said a member of the public reported that a tornado f..
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Ham Radio Operators hold field day event this weekend

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

NAPLES, Fla.- Amateur radio operators across the country and here in Southwest Florida participated in field day this weekend. The group gathered at Veterans Park in Naples to go t..
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Tolls increase on Alligator Alley starting Sunday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - New, higher toll rates began Sunday on many of Florida's major toll highways, including Alligator Alley. The new rates increase the cost of driving on Alliga..
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Power restored on Marco Island

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - LCEC crews spent Sunday morning working to restore power to Marco Island, after a major transmission line went down in the early morning hours. Marco Island Fi..
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Lee Co. water main break closes roads, cuts service

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A water main break in south Fort Myers closed a major road, and left several customers without water service on Sunday morning. Lee County Utilities said th..
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Storm carries trampoline down Fort Myers street

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

FORT MYERS, Fl. - Residents in Fort Myers also saw some heavy winds and what they say looked like a funnel cloud Saturday. That wind even carried a trampoline onto a power line off..
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Severe weather doesn't stop Sanibel shellers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fl. - No funnel clouds spotted on Sanibel Island Saturday but folks there did see much choppier surf off of the gulf than they're used to. Despite the rainy weather..
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Tornado rips through Naples neighborhood

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

COLLIER COUNTY, Fl - "All of a sudden the wind just picked up you could see the trees from the backside just turning sideways," says Joannie Christopher. Downed fences, uprooted tr..
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Search resumes in mysterious disappearance

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - With the K 9's leading the way, dozens of volunteers spent Saturday morning searching the wooded medians along I-75, near mile marker 104, just south of Naples. They..
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Tropical Storm Debby forms in Gulf

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Debby has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and forecasters say it will bring rain to the Gulf coast from southern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. &..
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Tornado Warning in Hendry County until 6:15pm

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - The National Weather Service has now issued Tornado Warning for southern Hendry County until 6:15pm. The National Weather Service reports a possible tornado touchdo..
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Prosecutor: Thomas 'admitted' to crimes in 9 day spree

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Lee County judge ordered no bond for Antonio Thomas at his first appearance Saturday morning.  Thomas faces a total of 14 charges including murder, ki..
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Suspect accused in rash of violent crimes in custody

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The suspect allegedly responsible for a string of violent crimes in the last nine days has been arrested and identified as 29-year-old Antonio Thomas. A press con..
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Man arrested in violent 9-day Lee County crime-spree

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - 29-year old Antonio Thomas is behind bars, linked to a rash of violent crimes across three jurisdictions that spans nine days. He faces a host of charges includi..
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Jet Blue wants direct flights from New York to Naples

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla - A big announcement from airline giant Jet Blue. They want to expand and include non-stop flights from New York to Naples. The idea is in the very early stages, but it..
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