Revised Italian cruise lawsuit adds new plaintiffs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A revised lawsuit has been filed in Miami adding more plaintiffs and claims that seek millions of dollars in damages in last month's Italian cruise ship disaster. ..
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Florida only state in US with an official chef

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The air in the parking lot of Orlando's Citrus Bowl smells like fresh cut oranges, shrimp and barbecue. A crowd has gathered before the game around a guy in a ..
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Number of applicants double for FAU medical school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Florida Atlantic University's new medical school has received almost 3,000 applications for 64 slots.    The South Florida Sun Sentinel (http..
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Downtown roads closed for Edison Grand Parade

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

On Saturday, February 18th the Fort Myers Police Department will close the following roads beginning at 5:00 p.m. for the Edison Grand Parade, unless otherwise noted: Cleveland Ave..
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40 couples plan to marry at West Palm Beach event

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Dozens of South Florida couples are planning to tie the knot in a Valentine's Day ceremony in West Palm Beach.    About 40 couples are e..
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Caylee Anthony bill moving in Florida House

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill inspired by 2-year-old Caylee Anthony's death is moving in the Florida House after being changed to match the Senate's version.    Th..
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Cape police ask for help identifying person of interest

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 person of interest in a check fraud investigation. On January 12th a..
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Prison Privatization

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate has kept alive a South Florida prison privatization bill by voting down an amendment that would have killed the plan in favor of m..
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Local florists prepare for busiest day of the year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- Local florists are working overtime to get all of their orders together for Valentines Day. Workers at Naples Floral Design worked until midnight Monday night. Th..
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Norman Love busy with Valentine's Day orders

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was a mad rush on Monday afternoon for chocolate at Norman Love in Fort Myers.The popular sweet treat store had a line out the door late in the afternoon bef..
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Baseball business is booming in southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- We're days away from the start of spring training.  Both the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox trucks have arrived.  Business owners say the upco..
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Pair of bills would allow drilling for oil in state parks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- Environmentalists hope to halt legislation they say would be detrimental to the ecosystem in southwest Florida. They are upset over a pair of bills that woul..
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Scammers target Valentine's Day

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FT. MYERS, Fla. - Authorities say thieves are targeting your online v-day purchases in an attempt to steal your identity. This Valentine’s Day cybercrooks are adapting s..
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SWFL Republicans react to President's budget plan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - President Barack Obama unveiled his 2013 budget plan Monday, calling for deficit reductions and taxes on the wealthy.  It's setting up an election year figh..
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Bail bondsmen use social media to find fugitives

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - When tracking down a person who has missed a court date, Melody Celec says it helps to know as much about where they live and work, and who they know. Celec, the..
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Walmart evacuated after man pulls gun

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida Walmart was evacuated after a man pulled a gun during a fight.    Orlando police report that three men got int..
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Ala., Fla. take water fight with Ga. to high court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - Alabama and Florida asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to decide a long-running feud with Georgia over how much water metro Atlanta can take from a reser..
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Migrant workers fill jobs at local orange groves

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla.- In Hendry County, orange trees outnumber people, more than 600 to one.      "Polk and Hendry counties have more orange trees than any count..
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FMB channel marker prompts questions about depth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News is investigating the aftermath of the dredging project on Fort Myers Beach. A viewer sent us photos showing a channel marker on dry land. That's a poten..
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Felon sentenced to 36.5 years after robbing a detective

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Monday, 36-year-old Eddy Luis Jose Estrella, of Fort Myers, was sentenced to 36½ years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery affectin..
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