Rolex stolen during South Fla. airport screening

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are looking for a man who took a $6,500 Rolex watch from a plastic bin as he passed through a security checkpoint at Fort Lauderdale-Hollyw..
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Threatened butterfly vanishes from Florida refuge

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BAHIA HONDA KEY, Fla. (AP) - For more than a year, Bahia Honda State Park biologist Jim Duquesnel traversed the nature sanctuary with two hopes. He wanted to see a Miami blue butte..
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Execution looms for killer of Florida woman

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - A man convicted of raping a 29-year-old mother and dragging her into Tampa Bay's surf to drown more than three decades ago is scheduled to be executed Wednesday..
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UPDATE: Toddler recovers after accidentaly shooting self

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- UPDATE: Two-year-old Jacob Graf is home after accidentally shooting himself with his father's gun. Graf was released from the hospital Friday night to his mothe..
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Lee Blvd. at Hanna re-opened after a crash with injuries

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Traffic moving smoothly on Lee Boulevard at Hanna after an earlier crash with injuries. At approximately 10:30 Wednesday morning, a red Mustang was traveling s..
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Bonita residents should expect smoke from prescribed burn

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Residents of Bonita Springs, especially east Bonita Springs, should expect to see and smell smoke in the area for the next few days due to a prescribed burn b..
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Punta Gorda traffic light to be removed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.-  The temporary traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Acline Rd. will be taken out of service and removed on Friday, February 17, 2012, according..
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Edison botanic research laboratory restoration project

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Edison and Ford Winter Estates will cut the ribbon on to celebrate a three-year restoration project Wednesday. Visitors can step inside to see the completion ..
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Students surprise local vet with quilt on Valentine's Day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

ENGLEWOOD Fla.- The class of 8th grade students at L.A. Ainger Middle School in Rotunda pulled off the surprise of the day. The 8th grade History Teacher Mary Murnighan was wringin..
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Businesses tax breaks up for vote

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Majority Republicans have added an anti-union provision to a bill giving Florida businesses tax breaks totaling $121.1 million a year. They actu..
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Cape Coral finalist's bid for ultimate baseball dream job

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - We're just days away from the start of spring training in Southwest Florida, but a young woman from Cape Coral could soon be living the game, all season long. Sh..
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Cancer drug in short supply in southwest Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A cancer drug shortage puts cancer patients in limbo.  It is a scary reality for parents already in a battle for their kid's lives.  WINK News has lea..
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Bonita Springs woman takes shark concerns to city council

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla --  A Bonita Springs woman wants to put an end to the way people catch sharks on local beaches. Chumming is something people do at night on Bonita Beach to..
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Firefighters deliver flowers to senior women

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A group of women at a Fort Myers assisted living facility got a special surprise today, along with flowers from their brave and generous valentines - South Trail..
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Cheaters keep investigators busy around Valentine's Day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

Valentine's Day is considered the most romantic day of the year. But, it can also be one of the most heartbreaking for those who catch their significant others delivering flowers....
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Disease killing popular landscaping plant

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Known for their beauty and bold hues, impatiens are a favorite for landscaping. "That's kind of the symbol of color in a garden for many folks," said nursery owne..
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Same-sex couples ask for marriage licenses on Valentines Day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Same-sex couples are standing up for what they believe in. Many are using the holiday to ask for a marriage certificate even though they know their requests..
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Senate kills prison privatization

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A divisive bill that would have privatized South Florida prisons has failed to pass the Florida Senate.    The bill (SB 2038) died in a clos..
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Floridians harmed by foreclosure scams are getting relief

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Attorney General Pam Bondi's office has secured restitution of $59,000 for approximately 430 consumers who were harmed by a foreclosure-related rescue serv..
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Road to Pro Football takes a path through SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The road to the National Football League is cutting through Southwest Florida. Some top college football players are gathering in Collier County for an intensive ..
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