Repairs will affect Sanibel traffic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANIBEL, Fla.- Lee County Electrical Co-op (LCEC) will be performing repairs to the electrical delivery system in Sanibel on Wednesday, January 18th, from 10 a.m. to approximately ..
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Hunger Walk to benefit Harry Chapin happening Jan. 21

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Come out and pound the pavement this weekend for the WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk, benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Harry Chapin hopes to raise $250..
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Central Fla. teen dies after being shot in head

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 16-year-old central Florida boy who was accidentally shot in the head by a 6-year-old child has died.    The Orlando Sentinel (http://thesent...
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Woman scares away trailer park prowler

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 48-year-old Todd Fadely, on Monday, for loitering, prowling and possession of drug equipment after showing up on a wo..
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Prescribed burn conducted off Corkscrew Rd.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Parks and Recreation will be conducting a controlled burn at the Gator Hole Preserve, off of Corkscrew Road on Tuesday. Thirty acres will be burned. &n..
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Fort Lauderdale airport's gets tall control tower

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is getting a tall new control tower.    The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports (http://sunsent.nl/whOn..
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Coast Guard carries rare turtles to warmer waters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Some endangered green sea turtle hatchlings hitched a ride with the U.S. Coast Guard to warmer waters in the Atlantic.    Sea turtles usu..
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US Rep. David Rivera campaigns hard for Gingrich

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - South Florida U.S. Rep. David Rivera is pressing hard for GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.    Rivera is touting the former House Speaker's nuan..
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Officials to make announcement on invasive pythons

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Officials are announcing new rules banning the importation of four snakes that have been plaguing the Everglades.    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on T..
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Fla. audit suggests possible fraud and waste

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new state audit is finding that thousands of Floridians were collecting unemployment checks while also getting taxpayer help for child care.   ..
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Fla. Power & Light wants $6.80 monthly rate hike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Power & Light Co. wants to raise its base rate by $6.80 a month for the typical residential customer.    The state's largest ele..
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School Choice starts today

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The county is divided into three zones. Parents can choose which school they want their child to apply within their zone...but then the lottery system assigns the..
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Ave Maria law student accused of attempted murder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- An Ave Maria School of Law student is behind bars being held on a million dollar bond. Robert Ringley, 25, is accused of attempted murder and aggravated assault. Rin..
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Businesses concerned with construction on McGregor Blvd

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Beginning Tuesday, an already busy road in Fort Myers will get even more congested.  Crews will start resurfacing parts of McGregor Boulevard which means l..
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BMW of North America is recalling Mini vehicles

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

PORTLAND, Ore. - BMW of North America is voluntarily recalling nearly 89,000 Mini vehicles because of a water pump malfunction that could cause a fire. The company says in a r..
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Chamber fire joins list of unsolved arsons on Pine Island

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Scott Adams says Friday's blaze at the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce was like history repeating itself. "It makes you think of everything that happened in the ..
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New Sanibel bicycle Welcome Center under construction

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

SANIBEL, Fla.- Sanibel Island is taking a step to help its growing biking community. The island's bike club is building a new hub for bicyclists. As soon as you drive into Sanibel ..
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Don't forget about water restrictions, or it'll cost you

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- We are officially in the dry season and city officials want to make sure you conserve water and resist the urge to keep your sprinklers on all day. Melanie Perr..
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Sources say Arkansas judge is fighting for McCready case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Mindy McCready is breaking her silence via text message to WINK News. Today McCready said she's been winning her custody battle in Arkansas, but because of a..
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More information released in Cape shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- At approximately 5:33 a.m., officers responded to 4928 Viceroy Court in reference to a male subject shot in the leg. The victim told officers “Ace” br..
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