Banks paying homeowners to move out, avoid foreclosure

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Some of the nation's biggest banks are starting to pay homeowners to move out. It's the latest strategy by the country's largest lenders to avoid the long and co..
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Fans frustrated after Jet Blue Park tours sell out early

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Major league frustration.  Hundreds went to Jet Blue Park on Monday for the first day of public tours only to be met with a sign saying sold out.  The..
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Council to vote on waterfront redevelopment

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers City Council is expected Tuesday to vote on final details of the downtown waterfront redevelopment plan. The project has been in the works for years, ..
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Englewood woman on trial for disturbing sea turtle nest.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- Witnesses are testifying against a woman in Charlotte County who is on trial accused of disturbing a sea turtle nest on her Englewood property in 2010. Juanita S..
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Beware of cruise contests

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Who doesn't want to win a beautiful vacation in the Bahamas? But don't pack your bags just yet. A WINK News Call for Action Investigation found one vacation cont..
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SWFL shoppers cash in President's Day sales

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- Consider it paradise for the savvy shopper. "I've seen mostly you buy one, get one free stuff, or you get 50% off," shopper Monica Cruz said Monday. Naples' Coastland..
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Battle of Fort Myers anniversary

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A sliver of American history in our own backyard. The year was 1865 and Fort Myers was known as Fort Harvie. On February 20th, Confederate troops stationed in La..
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Parents sentenced in the death of their infant son

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Michael Clark Junior and Kathleen Jennings each plead no contest to child endangerment after leaving their baby in a hot vehicle, causing his death a short time l..
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Pain at the pump, as gas prices continue to soar

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Floridians are paying an average of $3.70 for a gallon of regular. That's about 14 cents higher than the national average. In the last month, prices her..
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Senior senator opposes proposed lawmaker immunity

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The incoming Senate president is opposing a proposal that would allow state lawmakers to wrap themselves in absolute immunity from having to testify in law..
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Obama to raise cash, pitch economic agenda in Fla.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to raise money in Florida this week, including a $30,000 a person event at the Windermere, Fla., home of Dallas Mavericks guard Vince..
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What you missed: Edison Festival of Lights Parade in photos

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Miss the Edison Festival of Lights Parade over the weekend? Our partners at the News-Press have you covered. Check out their amazing picture gallery by clicking h..
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Golden Gate man gets 25 yrs in prison on child porn charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: Julio Marin-Rios was sentenced to 25 years in prison at a hearing in Collier County Circuit Court on Monday morning. Marin-Rios took a plea deal inste..
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Suspect in Port St. Lucie slaying found dead

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A suspect in the slaying of a Port St. Lucie man has been found dead alongside a busy Broward County road.    Coral Springs police told th..
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Naples doctor accused of domestic violence

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples physician, is under arrest, accused of domestic violence. Collier County Sheriff's Office lists Andrew Guidry, as a doctor at Physican's Regional Hospital. A..
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More than 50 arrests made in Fla. drug sweep

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida sheriff's office says it has arrested more than 50 drug dealers in a crackdown on street-level drug sales.    St. Lucie Co..
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UF and FSU could get wide power over tuition

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida universities could soon have wide power to decide how much to charge students.    Florida lawmakers are pushing ahead with a pla..
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Job fair offers paid internship opportunities

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Southwest Florida Job Works is trying a new approach to attacking unemployment. They held a job fair for paid internships. The goal is for those who attend to walk aw..
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Tampa Bay Rays check in for spring training

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Camp is now open for all three of our spring training teams in Southwest Florida. Pitchers and catchers for the Tampa Bay Rays are checking in Monday at the C..
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Cape Coral teen shoots mother with a crossbow

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A 17-year-old Cape Coral boy was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center after shooting his mother with a crossbow during an argument Sunday ni..
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