Spring training to begin in Charlotte County Monday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.-- Southwest Florida is buzzing with ball players. Pitchers and catchers for the Twins and Red Sox reported this weekend. Pitchers and catchers for the Tampa ..
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Fast food not fast enough for 1 angry driver

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay-area police say a woman angry about the time it was taking to get service in a fast-food restaurant's drive-thru lane rammed another car and then sped ..
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Big wheels earning big bucks for a man with a big battle

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Monster Trucks have always been a favorite hobby for Mark Smith. He's built several of them through the years and many of them were battling other big rigs in a ..
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ONLY ON WINK: Crews save dolphin stranded on sandbar

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Crews came to the rescue Sunday afternoon, after a dolphin was stranded on a sandbar in the Caloosahatchee River. Rescuers tell WINK News the animal was first sp..
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Red sox pitchers and catchers start workouts

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Fans lined the fields at Jet Blue Park to get a glimpse of the first wave of Red Sox players reporting for spring training. "It's the best day of the year. When..
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Twins pitchers and catchers report for spring training

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Minnesota Twins fans huddled outside of Hammond Stadium hoping to get a first glimpse of their favorite players. Many traveled all the way from Minnesota to watc..
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FUEL Tap & Tavern Interview

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Bibey

Proceeds from the event will benefit Mark Smith, a local man battling cancer.
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Thousands line city streets for Grand Parade

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - For the 74th year, Southwest Floridians were dazzled by the sights and sounds of the Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade. Thousands lined the city streets for ..
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Ft. Myers prepares for the Edison Festival of Light parade

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Edison Festival of Light grand parade will march through downtown Fort Myers Saturday evening. The 5k run starts at 5:45 p.m. with the parade starting at..
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Woman, 20, dies after freak church shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida pastor's daughter who was accidentally shot in the head in a church died Saturday at a hospital. The Pinellas County Sheriff's..
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Mercury workers gather 50 years after Glenn launch

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Veterans of NASA's Project Mercury reunited Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's momentous orbital flight, visiting the old launch..
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A look inside the upcoming children's museum

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - Nine years in the making, the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples is giving its first look inside the 30,000 sq. foot facility."We had 88 phone calls the other day ..
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Greek fest raises major funds for Port Charlotte church

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Festivities were in full swing in Port Charlotte today for the 19th annual Greek Fest.Chefs whipped up traditional Greek fare while dancers in ethnic costumes..
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Marco boat explosion damages units in nearby condo

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

MARCO ISLAND, Fla --  A restoration company estimates it will take three weeks to clean up dozens of units damaged by a boat explosion.Friday afternoon, a dramatic explosion s..
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Sanibel reminds beach-goers about shelling rules

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

SANIBEL, Fla. - Shells are free for the taking on Sanibel Island, but selling them under the wrong circumstances could land you in hot water. The city has already caught wind of pe..
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Fans, media & Lee Co. commissioners get look at JetBlue Park

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's a day Red Sox fan have had marked on their calendar since last year and Friday, WINK News got an inside look of Jet Blue Park at Fenway South.  It's t..
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Take a tour inside the new Red Sox JetBlue Park

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The wait is over for Red Sox fans. For the very first time WINK cameras are getting a special look inside the brand new JetBlue Park, the new spring home for the..
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Bush family makes a stop in SWFL to promote literacy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Former first lady Barbara Bush is in Southwest Florida, along with her son, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who's speaking now from Coconut Point.They're speaking i..
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Mobile food pantry feeds 90 seniors in N. Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The line formed early at the Hatton B. Rogers Retirement Complex in North Fort Myers. 90 people, most of them on fixed or limited incomes, received more th..
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2 corrections deputies hurt in jail incident

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: Youfman Robinson was arrested Monday on felony charges in connection with this incident. Robinson, 29, of 407 S. 3rd St. in Immokalee, was arrested at..
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