15 horses evacuated in Bonita Springs brush fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla -- The call came in just before 5:00pm and fire crews have been working to contain this fire ever since. The latest information we have is that the fire is st..
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Governor Scott to start task force to look at gun law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is ready to have a state task force begin looking at Florida's gun laws.    Scott on Thursday will announce the make..
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Democratic Sen. Rich plans 2014 run for governor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich isn't waiting for the presidential election to be over before setting her sights on challenging Republican Gov. Rick Scot..
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Bonita approves moratorium on homeless shelters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla -- The battle over bringing a homeless shelter to Bonita Springs reaches a turning point. Wednesday afternoon, the city council approved a one year moratorium o..
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Squirrel-related brush fire isn't first in Lee County

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The squirrel-related brush fire that destroyed a home in Buckingham and shut down traffic on Orange River Boulevard Tuesday afternoon wasn't the first in Lee Cou..
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Lee DOT examining road where Lehigh student struck

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Lee County's Department of Transportation is re-examining a stretch of road where a Lehigh Acres little boy almost lost his life.Bryson Covey was struck by a ca..
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Brush fire in Bonita Springs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- Brush fire on East Terry and Bonita Grande Drive.  We have crews there and working on getting more info. Turn to WINK News for the latest info we are g..
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Naples ranked 9th best small town in America

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- If you live in Naples, you're living in one of the best small towns in America according to Smithsonian Magazine. Art, music, the shopping and restaurant district of ..
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Books-A-Million closes in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- Bookworms will have one less place to get their fix in Naples. The Books-A-Million in Naples Plaza will close for good on Saturday, April 21st. The location on U.S. 4..
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Kayaker sets sights on world record and giving back

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- A local man is on a mission to break a Guinness World Record.  The Marco Island native will battle rain, wind, and even sharks to paddle 24 hours in his ka..
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Charlotte deputies arrest suspected drug dealer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives Tuesday arrested a suspected heroin and methamphetamine dealer in Port Charlotte. Arrested was 34 year ..
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Man arrested trying to eat illegal tax return checks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - When a man arriving in Fort Lauderdale on a flight from Haiti was found in possession of illegal tax returns, authorities say he tried to eat them. The..
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Gulf oil spill settlement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW ORLEANS - BP and a team of plaintiffs' attorneys on Wednesday presented a federal judge with the formal terms of a proposed class-action settlement designed to resolve billions..
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Fire crews battle house fire in North Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Janet Wilson

LEE COUNTY, Fla -A home burned to the ground in North Fort Myers on Wednesday. No one was living in the home on Pine Tree Drive, and officials on the scene tell WINK News that no p..
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Grant money helping Lee County cultural milestones

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Some big money is on the way for two Lee County cultural milestones.  $1 million in grant funding will be used to complete the Sidney and Berne Davis Art C..
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Naples broker still renting homes despite revoked license

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A WINK News investigation uncovers new details about a Naples real estate broker. Thereisa Helton is actively renting out homes, even though her license was revoked ..
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Brush fire destroys home of local pastor, family

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

BUCKINGHAM, Fla. -- Fast moving flames of a brush fire leaves a Lee County pastor and his family homeless.  It happened off Orange River Boulevard in Buckingham.  WINK Ne..
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Brush fire threatens homes off Gator Circle in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Firefighters are still investigating the cause of a four acre brush fire that came very close to homes near Gator Circle in northern Cape Coral on Tuesday aftern..
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City inundated with calls from realtors over new property

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- Its been more than a week since Cape Coral closed the deal on $13 million worth of property. But since the announcement, city staff says, they've been bombarded ..
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Parents call for change after child hit near Lehigh bus stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres child is lucky to be alive after he was struck by a car on the way to his bus stop earlier this month.At one point, Bryson Covey's parents didn..
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