Man gets life for participating in teen's murder

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for participating in a teen's slaying.    A Marion County judge sentenced 21-year-old Jus..
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Injured panther kitten dies despite rehabilitation efforts

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla.– An injured, wild, Florida panther kitten, rescued in April in Southwest Florida, died under anesthesia just prior to a MRI scan to look at his brain for abnormal..
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Man gets 35 years for fatal robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for fatally shooting a man during a robbery.    A Hillsborough County judge sentence..
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Man gets life in prison for fatal shooting, arson

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison killing a man and setting fire to his home.    A Lee County judge sentenced 39-y..
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Man arrested in slaying of Tampa college student

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Police say they've made an arrest in the 2009 slaying of a University of Tampa student.    Tampa police announced Wednesday that they've charged 2..
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More documents released in FAMU hazing case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - New documents released in the case of a Florida A&M drum major who died after being beaten by fellow band members show that being ritually hazed was what i..
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Man accused of killing kitten, hurting others

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man faces an animal cruelty charge after authorities say he killed at least one kitten and bit the lips off another.    Fla..
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Fla. man guilty in tax case with secret accounts

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A retired Florida businessman has pleaded guilty to filing a false U.S. tax return in a case involving millions of dollars in secret Swiss bank accounts.   &..
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SpaceX Dragon leaves space station for trip home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The SpaceX Dragon capsule left the International Space Station on Thursday and aimed for a Pacific splashdown to end its historic flight.   &n..
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I-75 rollover in Bonita Springs leaves 1 dead

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A single-vehicle rollover on northbound I-75 at mile marker 119 left one person dead Thursday morning. It happened just before 9:20 a.m. Maria Villa Fuerte Ju..
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Fla. Gov. seeking ok to greet airport visitors

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants a state ethics panel to say it's OK for him to greet visitors with recorded messages at Tampa International Airport. &nb..
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SWFL pays tribute to automotive legend

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

FORT MYERS, Fla - The Gulfshore Mustang Club of SWFL participated in a nation-wide salute to former automotive legend Carroll Shelby this evening. It was a month ago when the iconi..
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Family members react to Miami causeway cannibal attack

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MIAMI, Fla. - There are new revelations about Saturday's causeway cannibal attack in Miami, coming from family members of both the attacker and the victim. The victim's family hadn..
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Zoomers to open in 2 weeks

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The final preparations are being made at the Zoomers Family Amusement Park. It's set to open on Friday, June 15th. What was once a vacant, overgrown lot, a..
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'Bath salts' possibly to blame for Miami face-eating attack

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A crazed Miami man was shot dead by police Monday, but not before ripping apart a homeless man's face... with just his teeth.We're learning what could have lead to the bloodshed. O..
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'Explosive' new billboard turns heads

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- An "explosive" advertisement near the beaches of Lee County is reminding Southwest Floridians of a dark chapter for the Gulf Coast. The billboard is certainly eye..
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Cape firefighters dive train to prepare for cars in canals

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral has 400 miles of canals, more than Venice, Italy. And every year the fire department responds to dozens of calls of cars in those canals. Firefighters..
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Friends remember 16-year-old killed in Collier crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

NAPLES, Fla.- 16-year-old Daileen Alfonso was killed Tuesday afternoon when she ran a red light at U.S. 41 and Manatee Road. She was a sophomore at Palmetto Ridge High School. Toda..
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Lee County class of 2012 earns $44.2 million in scholarships

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Robarge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Thousands of Lee County seniors are heading off to college in the fall, some of them for free. The class of 2012 earned more than $44 million in scholarship mone..
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Ft. Myers firefighters use Knox Boxes to help save lives

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Kristen Skovira

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Firefighters say during an emergency where there's a will, there's a way.  Now, however, they're armed with a new tool to get into your home witho..
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