Boy threatens mother with knife for a ride to school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- A Lee County mother was threatened with a knife by her son on Wednesday night, after an argument they got into over a ride to school in the morning and the use of her..
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Fla. Gov. wants Facebook users to help sell state

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants Floridians to help him lure companies to the state by giving him suggestions on Facebook.    Scott posted the ..
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Some cancer rates higher in Miami's Little Haiti

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Medical researchers are working with community leaders to improve cancer screenings in Miami's Little Haiti where cervical cancer rates are higher than in neighboring ..
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Fla. seeking 10,000 new advocates for foster kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The state is looking to recruit 10,000 child advocates in a new initiative.    Guardian ad litems are court appointed advocates who weigh in on is..
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Tampa police search for woman who shocked shopper

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa police are investigating a stun gun attack on a shopper wearing an Indian-style tunic.    Police spokeswoman Irene Thomas says authorities w..
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Miami businessman charged in Jesuit school fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami businessman has been charged with defrauding more than 150 investors, including a Jesuit school through a real estate scheme.    Court records f..
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Report: Florida workers' comp market 'competitive'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state's annual report on workers' compensation insurance says Florida's market is "competitive," and its availability is not a significant problem.&nbs..
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Fla. pushes new domestic violence initiative

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Attorney General Pam Bondi and the state child welfare agency are partnering with local organizations on a new initiative to prevent domestic violence.&nbs..
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Central Fla. woman offers reward for stolen fish

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) - Robbers stole a central Florida woman's fish while she was out of town for New Year's.    So she's offering a reward.    The Orl..
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Woman used baby as shield during fight his dad

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a 22-year-old woman held up her year-old son as a human shield during a fight with the child's father.    The Florida Times-Unio..
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Homeless man with murder after fatal food fight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 53-year-old homeless man was decapitated by another homeless man during what they believe started as a fight over food.    Sa..
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Suspended Fort Myers attorney fights for readmission to bar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - While she says it was a misunderstanding, Michelle Berthiaume doesn't deny signing the document that put a hold on her 11-year career. "I was the licensed attorn..
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Fire destroys barn, kills animals

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Trying to keep animals warm on a chilly night might be the reason for a barn fire in Lee County. It happened at Eagle Ranch, just off of Luckett Road Extension ar..
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Heating home is costly for some living in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- People all over southwest Florida are flipping on their heat before they head to bed but not everyone has that luxury.  For some, the cost of heating their..
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Collier Co. firefighter dies from motorcycle crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- A Collier County firefighter has died and a second is in serious condition following a motorcycle crash that happened last Friday night. Wednesday, 25-year-o..
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Alva woman searching for Good Samaritan who saved her life

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla, - A woman from Alva is looking for someone very special tonight, someone she's never met. She wants to thank the woman who she says, saved her life.75 year-old Bar..
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Cold snap not enough to rid waters of toxic red tide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- We're still feeling the effects of toxic red tide. Cold weather can slow the growth of the algae, and even kill it. So, with our recent cold snap, we w..
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Teen reacts to bus stop stabbing ruling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla-  Just days after a judge cleared a teenager of manslaughter, those close to the case speak to WINK News about the ruling. 15-year-old Rafel Rottiers is a sophomor..
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Romney airs first TV ad in Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Mitt Romney is turning his sights to Florida. The campaign announced its airing TV ads in markets across the state. Voters will take to the polls on January 31 f..
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Cold weather heats up business for one local industry

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The cold weather is heating up one local industry. Several cooling and heating companies say they are getting an increase in calls for service. The issues is many..
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