Firefighters respond to restaurant fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

MATLACHA, Fla. -- Firefighters are responding to a fire at The Toucan Seafood Restaurant, formerly Moretti's Seafood, at 4200 Pine Island Road in Matlacha. The fire broke out aroun..
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Tarpon Tournament helping more than just sport of fishing

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. -- The Ding Darling Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament this weekend is bringing awareness to more than just the sport of fishing.  Anglers have a chance to ta..
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After fire, Pine Island Chamber opens new Welcome Center

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - It was celebration of triumph over devastation. With the cutting of a yellow ribbon, Pine Island Chamber of Commerce officially opened its new Welcome Center. Th..
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Charlotte Schools face personnel cuts

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Charlotte County School Superintendent Dough Whittaker had the unenviable task today of delivering the message to his staff on how he intends to make up for a ..
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Take an exclusive look inside the Cape's new VA Clinic

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- We've been showing you the exterior for months, and now, for the first time, only our WINK News cameras are taking you inside Cape Coral's new VA f..
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Look! Up in the sky! It's Supermoon! Due Saturday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual.    But don't expe..
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Watchful neighbors lead to bust of burglars in S. Ft. Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Watchful, attentive neighbors prevented the cleaning-out of a home in a neighborhood near Bishop Verot High School. Two Good Samaritans challenged two people who ..
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Marco Island considers 'emergency' declaration for beach

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - Severe erosion at one Marco Island beach is prompting city leaders to consider declaring an emergency there. Within a matter of years, the shoreline at Hideawa..
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Collier County voted best tasting water in state

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Collier County Water Department produces the best tasting water in the state, so said a panel of judges on Tuesday, May 1, at the 2012 Florida Water Reso..
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Teen held in parents' killings signs autographs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A teenager accused of bludgeoning his parents with a hammer before hosting a party at their home signs jailhouse autographs exclaiming "It's hammer tim..
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Third victim identified in fatal Collier accident

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The third victim in a fatal accident that happened Tuesday on Immokalee Rd. has been identified as 35-year-old Arkom Chaidee of Naples. All three people invol..
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Early probation release for Hulk Hogan's son

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Nicholas Bollea, son of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, has been granted early release from his five-year probation sentence that resulted from a 2007 accident..
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Fla. county's tourism director sought for fraud

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - A manhunt is under way for a Florida Panhandle county's tourism director accused of stealing $710,000 in tax money to buy a luxury yacht.    The ..
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Clemson star Watkins arrested on drug charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Clemson All-American receiver and South Fort Myers grad, Sammy Watkins was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and a controlled substance on Fri..
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New Sanford police chief promises A to Z review

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The new chief of the Sanford Police Department says he'll conduct an "A to Z" review following fallout from the Trayvon Martin case.    Chief Ri..
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Scott panel to recommend Fla. university changes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new task force being created by Gov. Rick Scott will propose changes in the Florida's university system.    Scott named Florida Chamber of..
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Group protests Fla. DCF chief's emailed prayer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Freedom from Religion Foundation is objecting to the use of state email by the head of Florida's Department of Children and Families to send a prayer t..
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Cape family keeps business open & legacy alive

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- After 36 years in business, Awis Auto in the Cape was forced to closed its doors after the death of it's owner, Jimmy Awis. Awis' relatives were not sure they cou..
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First suspect arrested in Pin Street Bowling Alley robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police have arrested one of the suspects from a brazen bowling alley robbery earlier this week. Eric Fletcher is being held at the Lee County Jail with..
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Officers cleared after returning fire on a suspect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The State Attorneys Office has cleared two Fort Myers Police officers of wrong doing after they have returned fire on a Fort Myers man last year. This conclusion ..
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