Senate approves states receiving Gulf spill fines

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has approved using the bulk of water pollution fines stemming from the 2010 Gulf oil spill to pay for restoration in five Gulf states.   &nbs..
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2 Arrested for as many as 25 burglaries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron Thursday held a press conference to announce that two arrests have been made in a rash of some 25 home burglaries in the Ea..
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Bonita doctor involved in homicide investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is serving a warrant in the 9500 block of Bonita Beach Rd. as part of a homicide investigation. Cardiologist Dr. Zannos Grecko..
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Guns, drugs and cash seized from 1 man in Sarasota

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 57-year-old Glen Connolly, of 2932 McIntosh Road in Sarasota, on drug and weapons charges. Detectives served a sea..
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9 arrested in Bonita prostitution sting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Nine individuals were arrested on Wednesday in an undercover prostitution sting performed by the Lee County Sheriff's Office in Bonita Springs. By using the w..
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Cape Fire & Rescue runs life-saving drills at Sun Splash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- With spring break just around the corner, kids will no doubt be flocking to the pool and the beach. Their safety in the water is top of mind for emergency respond..
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Man charged with threatening officer on Facebook

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SWEETWATER, Fla. (AP) - A man charged with threatening a South Florida police officer on Facebook says he did so after breaking up with his girlfriend who was dating an officer.&nb..
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Crash with injuries slows traffic in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A vehicle crash with injuries slowed down traffic on Santa Barbara Blvd. at Davis Blvd. in Naples on Thursday morning. Two women sustained minor injuries in ..
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Fla. expected to have dry spring

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Residents in central and South Florida can expect to have a dry spring.    Forecasters with Accuweather.com released a spring weather forecast T..
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Bill would resolve Fla. growth management suit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill that would resolve tiny Yankeetown's lawsuit challenging part of a new Florida growth management law is going to Gov. Rick Scott.    ..
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Girl, 6, recovering from combined transplant

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Six-year-old Angela Bushi is recovering in Florida after receiving a combined transplant: liver, kidney and pancreas.    Bushi has Wolcott-Rallison Synd..
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Woman injured trying to save cat from burning home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DEBARY, Fla. (AP) - Fire officials say a central Florida woman is in critical condition after running back into her burning home to rescue her cat.    Orlando televi..
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Fla. Legislature passes UF and FSU tuition bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's two major research universities would gain wide power over how much to charge students under a bill sent to Gov. Rick Scott.    Th..
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Family wants answers in teen's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida teen who was fatally shot after an encounter with a neighborhood watch leader is filing a public records lawsuit in an effort to get mo..
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Cloned credit card shopping spree comes to an end

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Two Tampa men using credit card information belonging to other people had their interstate spending spree brought to an abrupt halt following a traffic stop by th..
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ECHO Global Farm gets ready for Farm Day

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  - ECHO Global Farm is preparing for its annual "open house" day.  You'll find demonstrations, tours, activities, and workshops at Farm Day 2012 coming ..
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Company considers bringing hundreds of jobs to SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - Collier County is under consideration as one of five sites in the United States for an Organic Agriculture-Renewable Energy Project to demonstrate the integr..
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Local special needs cheer squad wins again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.--Southwest Florida is home to plenty of championship teams. The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays play here. The FGCU women's basketball team just won their first ..
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Food stamp fraud: Man tries to sell EBT card on Craigslist

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A WINK news investigation finds people in southwest Florida selling their EBT cards for cash!  It's a federal offense that can land you in prison. WINK New..
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Naples real estate agent accused of embezzling nearly $4,000

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A Naples rental company says they were ripped off by a former employee. The woman is accused of embezzling nearly $4,000, forging leases and stealing rent money. Nap..
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