LCSO keeps an eye out for 'purple drank'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office says the drug known as "purple drank" is more popular in other areas of the country, but it is keeping an eye on it here in Southw..
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Gov. Scott teaches classes in Immokalee

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

IMMOKALEE, Fla.- He's been a lawyer, a corporate CEO and now a politician. But on Thursday, Governor Rick Scott took on the role of teacher at three Collier County schools. Gov. Ri..
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3 arrested on drug charges after invited into man's home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested three of seven people on drug charges Wednesday after they were invited into a man’s home by his caretaker...
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Fla. jury awards $100M in priest abuse case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami jury has returned a $100 million verdict against a Roman Catholic priest in a child sex abuse case, but the money may be nearly impossible to collect. &nb..
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Board approves market tuition rate for 18 programs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - The board that oversees Florida's State University System has approved market rate tuition for 18 programs at five universities.    The Board..
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Threat of rip currents along Fla's Atlantic coast

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Emergency management officials say beachgoers and boaters should watch out for high waves and riptides up and down the Atlantic coastline over the Veteran'..
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Cape police arrest a pedophile caught on Facebook

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- In mid-September, a Cape Coral couple discovered that their 14-year-old daughter was having inappropriate contact online via social media with a person believed t..
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No hunting in Florida black bear management plan

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida black bears may become hunting targets in the future, but not now.    Hunting would continue to be banned under a proposed black bea..
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CCSO arrests grandmother for child abuse, home in 'squalor'

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy this morning arrested a grandmother for child neglect who has custody of her six-year-old grandson after finding their hom..
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Sean strengthens and could become hurricane

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Sean continues to strengthen and could become a hurricane as it makes a turn to the northeast toward Bermuda. Warnings so far have focused on strong sur..
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Pinellas County has a new sheriff

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Pinellas County has a new sheriff.    Bob Gualtieri was sworn in Wednesday during a 25-minute ceremony. The 50-year-old Republican was appointed b..
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Former county commissioner convicted of corruption

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A former Hillsborough County commissioner could be facing prison time after being convicted of seven public corruption charges in Tampa.    A jury..
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Police on the scene of a Lehigh shooting, 1 injured

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Police are on the scene of a shooting on the 1900 block of Nora Avenue in Lehigh Acres. Police say one person has been shot in the leg and did not sustain life ..
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Governor Rick Scott in Immokalee

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

IMMOKALEE, Fla - Governor Rick Scott is in Southwest Florida for his sixth "Let's Get to Work" Day.  Kyle Jordan joins us live from Immokalee High School, where Governor Scott..
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Former Miracle player, Wilson Ramos, kidnapped in Venezuela

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Washington Nationals catcher and former Fort Myers Miracle player, Wilson Ramos, was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela.&n..
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One person killed in crash in Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- One person was killed Wednesday night in a violent crash on Palm Beach Blvd in Fort Myers.WINK News was told a car pulled into the path of a pickup truck at Sou..
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11-11-11 weddings helping to boost local economy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Call it a bridal bonanza.  Friday is proving to be a very busy day if you're getting married or in the wedding industry.  Friday is 11-11-11 and it is..
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Naples neighborhood ready to shell out $1.8 million

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - With the beach only feet from their doorsteps, the residents along Gulfshore Dr. have some of the nicest views in Southwest Florida. But they want to improve the vie..
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Pollution threat in your beach bag

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A lot of Floridians voiced outrage at the BP oil spill and for good reason.The massive spill did a lot of damage and posed a threat to beaches in Florida. But mos..
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'VIZ Forum' educates community of new Cape clinic

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- People met at the new Veterans Outpatient Clinic in the Cape that could soon pave the way for hundreds of new jobs. It's located at the northwest corner of Diplom..
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