Poll: Romney opens lead in Florida primary contest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has increased his lead over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich among likely Republican voters going into Florida's pr..
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Lee County sees a rise in canine parvo-virus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) is urging all pet owners to vaccinate their dogs for parvo-virus.  The shelter has seen a rise in parvo cases amo..
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FMPD arrests suspect accused in Thanksgiving shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department has arrested a suspect for the Christopher Ramirez homicide that happened last November. Police arrested Joquinn Benjamin, 23, of..
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1 fugitive Dougherty sibling planned escape from jail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DENVER (AP) - One of three siblings who was part of a multistate crime spree and nationwide manhunt planned to escape from a Colorado jail with his sister, telling jailers that he ..
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FMPD arrest 4 for suspicious activity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Mid-January the Fort Myers Police Department began an operation to address graffiti occurring in the City of Palms Parking Garage. The goal of the operation was t..
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Republicans hit the road in Fla. ahead of primary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

After a lively debate Thursday night, the Republicans hit the road again in Florida ahead of Tuesday's primary.WINK News has been following the candidates and are in Jacksonville w..
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Fla. man find $8,000 cash, returns it to owners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa man is being called a Good Samaritan after he found a briefcase full of cash and returned it to its owner.    Frank Colla spotted the blac..
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Fla. House rolls out plan to keep building schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida House Republicans are rolling out a plan to replenish the state's depleted school construction account.    A House panel on Thursday..
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Marco Rubio: national consensus on dream act youth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he hopes Republicans will take the lead in trying to resolve the legal status of illegal immigrants who go to college or join the m..
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Felon arrested for the 15th time, in possession of firearm

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Friday, during the early morning hours, probation officers with the Florida Department of Corrections and officers with the Fort Myers Police Department’..
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CCSO arrests 4th suspect in Port Charlotte burglary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives Thursday night located and arrested the fourth person in the Whidden Industrial Park business burglary case. A 17-year..
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Cape police need help identifying theft suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Cape Coral Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a Grand Theft investigation. The unidentified male is a s..
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Hispanics in focus as GOP race intensifies in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - More than a million Hispanic voters are the prize as Republican presidential rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaign hard in Florida after a feisty,..
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Tornado damages houses in Charlotte County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-  A tornado touched down in Charlotte County Friday morning, causing significant roof damage to a single family home and an apartment complex. This happen..
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I-75 Re-opened after fatal crash in Collier Co.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- All lanes of I-75 near the Collier and Lee County lines have re-opened after an earlier crash.  Take caution, as there is still a lot of slowing moving t..
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Fallen power line causes slow commute for some

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Traffic lights at Bonita Beach Road and US 41 are now functioning after a downed power line caused traffic headaches Friday morning. Traffic is moving success..
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Grandmother's remains found inside storage unit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Police in Florida found a woman's skeletal remains, which were being kept in a storage unit. The discovery Thursday came after the manager of the self-..
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Police investigate homicide in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police are investigating an overnight shooting death in a Fort Myers neighborhood. The shooting happened around 1:30 am Friday on Henderson Ave. near Ellington Co..
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People in SWFL using coupons for medical care and treatments

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - Deal seekers are turning to the Internet for more than just restaurant coupons. they're getting medical services at a fraction of the price. And people in South..
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Winter Wine Festival gears up for another successful auction

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla -- WINK News got a sneak peak inside the lot room for the Naples Winter Wine Festival. The charity wine event is now considered the most successful in the world. From w..
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