Florida justices to hear serial killer's appeal

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from a serial killer, who is set for execution next week.    Lawyers for 58-year-old David Go..
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6 sickened by baby turtles in Md.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland health officials are warning people to take care when handling baby animals after six people fell ill after being exposed to baby turtles.   &nb..
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Mom arrested after 'joke' pic of baby found

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a young South Florida mother is accused of child cruelty after pictures were discovered of her 5-month-old daughter with a plastic bag over her head.&..
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Sanford police investigating 2 drive-by shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Police in central Florida say three people were injured in a drive-by shooting, including a pregnant woman.    Sanford police spokesman David Mo..
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Teen allegedly steals weapons from 2 vehicles

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for stealing weapons from two vehicles in Port Charlotte. Thomas David Solesbee, 18, of 21882 Calvin Lane..
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Traffic rerouted after truck & motorcycle collide

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies and FHP were on scene of a truck vs motorcycle crash on Veterans Boulevard and Atwater Street Wednesday morning. CCSO got ..
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2 Mich. teens on spring break save Fla. couple

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - Deputies say two Michigan teens on spring break in north Florida pulled a couple from a burning car following a crash.    The Flagler Coun..
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Lehigh child struck by a car while walking to bus stop

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On Wednesday, around 8:20 a.m. the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident involving a Pontiac Grand Am and a 9-year-old child at 8th Street ..
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Witnesses describe fast-moving Lehigh Acres brush fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A 20 acre brush fire caused minor damage to at least one home, but frightened dozens of people in an east Lehigh Acres neighborhood. The fire was first reporte..
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Man & baby in stroller hit in Lehigh Acres, injuries minor

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- Danger for a man and his baby talking a walk along a Lehigh Acres road on Tuesday night.Florida Highway Patrol troopers tell WINK News, the man was at Lee Str..
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25 acre fire threatens homes in North Naples

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NORTH NAPLES, Fla -- Firefighters have contained a 25 acre fire in North Naples. The fire broke out around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon near the the gated communities of Mediterra and ..
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Only on WINK: Rays player involved in two crashes day of DUI

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.  -- WINK News has learned the Tampa Bay Rays player, Matthew Bush, who is accused of DUI and a hit and run that left a Charlotte County man in the hospi..
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New lead in Collier missing persons cases

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The national spotlight is now shining down on the search for answers in the disappearances of two Collier County men, and it's led to at least one new tip. Th..
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15-Acre fire in Lehigh Acres damages one home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A 15-acre fire at Mary Ave. and Estate St. in Lehigh Acres is 15 percent contained, according to the Florida Forest Service. One home sustained moderate damage ..
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Assault suspect claims she was armed with a cane

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- A wheelchair-bound woman is facing charges over what she tells WINK News is a terrible misunderstanding. Mary Ashley, 61 will be arraigned on a felony assault charge ..
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Multi-agency weapons bust yields 14 arrests

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fourteen people have been arrested in a major Fort Myers weapons bust. Local, state and federal officials Tuesday announced the conclusion of a six-month operatio..
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New affordable housing for seniors opens in Punta Gorda

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Seniors on a tight budget now have another housing option in Charlotte County. Tuesday, developers and community leaders celebrated the grand opening of Charlot..
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Tampa-based WellCare agrees to $137.5M settlement

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Tampa-based health care provider has agreed to pay $137.5 million to settle four lawsuits involving fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid cl..
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Homes evacuated in N. Naples due to brush fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A 25-acre fire burned at Old 41 and Sun Century Rd. in North Naples Wednesday evening. The Collier County Sheriff's Office evacuated homes at Frescott Lane an..
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New details and a survey on Ft. Myers trolley system

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Surveyors are stopping people on the streets of downtown Ft. Myers, and asking their opinions about trolleys. Meantime, officials are revealing a few more tentati..
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