Collier County voting machines pass the test

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County elections officials tested voting equipment Wednesday ahead of the state's upcoming primary. During a public Canvassing Board Committee Meeting..
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Call monitoring company plans 3-day job fair

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - One of the countries leading call monitoring companies is hosting a three-day job fair this weekend. Over 90 percent of J.Lodge’s staff are persons with a ..
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New economic council focuses on Bonita-Estero

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A new economic council is focusing on helping businesses in Bonita Springs and Estero. The Economic Development Council will work with Bonita and Lee County to sp..
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Ft. Myers bookkeeper allegedly stole from boss to pay bills

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An investigation has led to the arrest of a Fort Myers woman who stole approximately $25,000 from her own boss to pay a mounting credit card bill. Cathy Krupp, 53..
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Senate panel approves Fla. redistricting maps

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate is set for floor action on redistricting next week after final votes by its Reapportionment Committee.    Republicans wer..
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Republicans to expand Latino outreach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is stepping up party efforts to mobilize Latino voters.    Priebus on Wednesday announced the appo..
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Fla. man gets year in prison for spill claim fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to attempting to defraud the BP oil spill claims fund.    T..
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Bill to deny drug felons benefits moves through House

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The House Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee voted 9-6 in favor of a bill that would require the Department of Children and Families to deny cash assistance benefits and..
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Small group in Miami area protests Guantanamo

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - A small handful of members of the Miami chapter of Amnesty International are calling for the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.    About fi..
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Fla. bill to require public comment at meetings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Governmental bodies would have to give citizens a chance to be heard before acting on public issues under a bill moving through the Florida Legislature.&nb..
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Psychiatrist: Anthony had no mental illness

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A psychiatrist says in newly-released depositions that Casey Anthony had no evidence of mental illness.    The depositions of two psychiatrists ..
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Fla. DCF releases contractor report card

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The state child welfare agency is releasing a new report card rating its 20 private contractors that oversee foster care.    Wednesday's scorecard is pa..
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Fla group sues for documents on Haiti deportations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Immigrant advocates in Miami are suing the federal government to access documents about the decision to resume deportations to Haiti amid a cholera epidemic in the Car..
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Englewood 6th grader arrested for bomb threat at school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a 12-year-old Englewood boy and charged him in connection with a bomb threat at his school Nov. 7. The threat was ma..
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Collier election officials make sure your vote will count

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County election officials are making sure your vote counts. WINK News got an inside look at how they test the recording equipment. They selected, at r..
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New LeeTran transfer station opens at Edison Mall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Bus riders in Lee County now have a bigger, better place to seek shelter while waiting for their ride. A new transfer station is now open at the Edison Mall in Fo..
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Road reconstruction project planned for Estero Blvd.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- A big makeover is in the works for Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. Just last night the Lee County Board of Commissioners approved a reconstruction pro..
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Rollover on Airport Pulling causes traffic slowdowns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- An accident on Airport Pulling Road at Golden Gate Parkway slowed traffic Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured.  The roadway is now clear.    
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Man booked into Charlotte Co. jail for 25th time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested Sadikey Roland Jennis, 20, of 21106 Meehan Ave. in Port Charlotte, and charged him with Armed Robbery with a Fi..
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Man arrested for threatening women through Facebook

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Jacobe Swanson, 31, was arrested after threatening two former female co-workers through Facebook. Swanson sent increasingly severe messages to the women from Octo..
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