Pirate Fest Columbus Day weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Fort Myers Beach will be overrun with pirates this weekend. Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew take over As the 6th annual Pirate Fest hits the beach. It a s..
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Fatal crash in Lehigh Acres

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- FHP Troopers are on the scene of a fatal crash at Greenwood Ave. and Leeland Heights Blvd. in Lehigh Acres. Police are not releasing the woman's name yet, but s..
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Federal juror charged with soliciting bribe

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say a 55-year-old juror in an ongoing federal trial has been charged with soliciting a bribe in exchange for convincing other jurors to vote not guilty.&nb..
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CCSO arrests suspect shot by homeowner in invasion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested the man who was shot by the homeowner during a home invasion Sep. 3 in South Punta Gorda Heights..
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Information sought in decapitated dog case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Lee County Domestic Animal Services is seeking information in the case of a decapitated dog found in Lehigh Acres on Tuesday night, October 4, 2011.  The b..
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SWAT situation resolved peacefully

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Caroline Hayden

A wanted felon is back in custody after a standoff with Fort Myers police.  Andrew Sosa surrendered around two this morning.The swat situation started late last night whe..
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Keeping kids safe on the internet

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- It's been just over 24 hours since one of the largest child pornography busts in Lee County's history ended with nine men behind bars.  WINK News started d..
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IMMBIZ turning ideas into jobs in Immokalee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - Immokalee is becoming a breeding ground for new, growing businesses. If you've got a vision, they've got the tools. After only six months, Immokalee Business Deve..
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Local casino would need support from State, voters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Thousands of jobs could be coming to Southwest Florida if a casino-style resort at The Forum in Fort Myers becomes a reality, but there are two main hurdles the ..
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Catalytic converter crooks make a quick buck

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - It only takes a couple minutes for thieves to rip you off and the catalytic converter under your car is a popular target. Collier County Sheriff's Deputies s..
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Domino's founder starts new franchise in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- Domino's founder Tom Monaghan is at it again. The master-mind behind the national pizza chain and Ave Maria University is making a return to the food industry, at age..
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Downtown business getting booted, called nuisance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL- "What's Up Dog" in downtown Fort Myers is getting evicted because the restaurant's landlord claims it's too loud. The restaurant isn't going down without a fight. M..
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2 arrested for sex offense during undercover sting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On October 6th, 2011, members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics/Vice Unit conducted an undercover operation at 18021 John Morris Road (Bunche Beach), d..
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Mother risks illegal crossing to save daughter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FT. MYERS, Fla - "They think you are the fixer for everything, there is nothing impossible for you," said Castillo. One mother risked everything to save her daughter's life, even ..
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Guilty conviction for Sims in 1981 manslaughter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Lee County jury has convicted James Edward Sims of manslaughter with a firearm.Sims had been a fugitive for 29 years in connection with a shooting outside a For..
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Accident on SB I-75 causing slow downs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.-UPDATE: Roadway has been cleared. A vehicle accident with injuries on southbound I-75 at mile marker 128 has traffic backed up. Motorists should seek an alternate rout..
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CCSO release name for remains found in Port Char.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives have identified the skeletal remains found September 18 along the Como Waterway near Cedarwood Street and Young Avenue in Po..
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Lee Co. projects 2.5% increase in hotel rentals

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County is predicting a 2.5 percent increase in bed tax revenues, from hotel room rentals, in the coming fiscal year.   That was revealed today at th..
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Fla. legislative leaders warn of more cuts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida legislative leaders are warning that schools, health care and other programs could get cut again in 2012.    Gov. Rick Scott and the..
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Guevara-Vilca found guilty

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Daniel Guevara-Vilca, the 26-year-old man accused of downloading hundreds of sexually explicit pictures and videos of children, has been found guilty on all 4..
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