Immokalee referendum passes, others back to drawing board

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- Voters in three Collier County Fire Districts were asked to pay more in taxes to help out the struggling fire districts. In Immokalee, voters were asked if t..
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Business blooming in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL - The city of Cape Coral is excited to see business slowly but steadily coming back to the city. Christy Vogt of the Cape's economic development office says the numb..
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WINK News helps Cape Coral widow after murder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- WINK News gets help for a Cape Coral widow after her husband is murdered.  Sally Arthur's husband, James Arthur, was murdered last fall.His step-grandson, ..
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Romney sounds like party's nominee after Fla. win

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A victorious Mitt Romney is sounding like the presumptive Republican nominee after thrashing Newt Gingrich in Florida.    Romney says he is ready ..
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Hypnotist principal avoids jail with plea deal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Florida (AP) - A southwest Florida high school principal accused of using hypnosis on students will avoid jail time on two misdemeanor charges.    As par..
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Hasner to drop Senate bid, run for Congress

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Former state Rep. Adam Hasner will drop out of the Republican Senate primary and instead run for Congress.    A source close to the campaign said Hasner..
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Election results available

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Mitt Romney won the Republican primary race in Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties, with Newt Gingrich coming in second, Rick Santorum coming in third and Ron Paul in fourth. Incum..
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Florida GOP voters consider debates, economy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Voters in Tuesday's Florida Republican primary mirror those in other early-voting states, with nearly half saying the most important quality a candidate can have is the ability to ..
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If Gingrich loses in Fla., can he come back again?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Can Newt Gingrich come back a third time?    If he loses Tuesday in Florida's primary, Gingrich will spend the next month trying to prove the an..
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'Inspirational message' bill moves forward

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill that would allow prayer and other "inspirational messages" to be delivered by students at school assemblies is moving forward in the Senate despite ..
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Fla. Senate panel kills immigration tuition bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida bill that would have allowed in-state college and university tuition for certain U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants is dead.   &n..
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Romney eyes Florida victory; Gingrich to fight on

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney collided with Newt Gingrich on Tuesday in the Florida primary, by far the biggest so far, in a Republican presidential race growing steadily more neg..
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Gingrich raises nearly $10M, owes more than $1M

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CELEBRATION, Fla. (AP) - New campaign finance reports show that Newt Gingrich raised nearly $10 million in the final three months of last year, but was about $1.2 million in debt.&..
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Successful German company Animod expanding to Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A successful company is branching out from Germany into Cape Coral. Animod.com is an online hotel voucher company that offers you deals when you travel. It s..
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Case closed against former Rubio aide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The case against Michael Brennan, Marco Rubio's Southwest Florida Regional Director, has been closed. The Office of the State Attorney website says that the case ..
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Charlotte man arrested in Miami for drive-by shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff Major Crimes detectives reports that Herbert Earl ”Dooney” Battle Jr., 39, formerly of North Port, was returned to Charlotte..
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Fla. man sentenced in Conn. child sex abuse case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A former Connecticut travel company vice president accused of sexually abusing girls in the U.S. and Nicaragua has been sentenced to 85 years in prison.&nb..
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Education: States should do more to reach students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not..
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Florida man named to lead Anchorage schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A Florida man has been named the new superintendent for Alaska's largest school district.    Board President Gretchen Guess announced Tuesda..
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Voter turnout report for Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County has reported that as of 4:00 p.m., 21,840 people had voted. Collier County expects a total of 57,720 voters to turnout Tuesday. WIN..
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