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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Local actress gets lead role in Hollywood movie

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Nicole Crowther of Fort Myers has won the leading role in a major motion picture. The 22-year-old has been chosen to star in the movie, which will start shooting ..
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Habitat for Humanity gets donation from unexpected source

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Contraband seized during a Lee County Sheriff's highway interdiction is now going toward a good cause.Habitat for Humanity was hard at work on Wednesday, taking i..
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Tuition-setting dispute reaches Fla. Supreme Court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A dispute over who has the power to set state university tuition and fees has arrived in the Florida Supreme Court.    A group that includes..
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Fla. justices: Don't talk to us on redistricting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Supreme Court justices are warning the public not to talk to them about redistricting.    That's because the high court is require..
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Florida man reunites with lost kitty in Colorado

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A Florida cat is going home after being reunited with its owner in Colorado.    Waylon, orange-striped tabby cat, ran away from home in the Napl..
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Tourists looking for a day at the beach get a cold surprise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- With the cold snap, many tourists are getting more of a chilly vacation than they planned for. It's a stark contrast to the last couple of weeks when the beach wa..
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Manatees flock to warm water to escape cold stress

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The latest numbers are discouraging to many who go to Manatee Park to enjoy the unique experience of seeing so many sea cows at once. The FWC reports out of 453 m..
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Cold causes damage at Worden Farms, but not all is lost

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Some of the crops at Worden Farms in Punta Gorda sustained damage over night. But despite damage from the cold weather, there is some good news. Several acres of..
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Fla. Ponzi schemer implicates many in crime

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Convicted Florida Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has laid out in incriminating detail how far the tentacles stretched in his $1.2 billion fraud during two weeks of swor..
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Biologists report 453 Fla. manatee deaths in 2011

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State wildlife officials are reporting the third straight year with high numbers of manatee deaths.    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserv..
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Handy Pantry burglar flees with cash register and cigarettes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police are searching for a suspect who broke into the Handy Pantry in Fort Myers, fleeing with the cash register and multiple packs of cigarettes. The suspect sma..
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Florida high school grades have been announced

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Florida’s high schools increased in the number of schools achieving high marks for the 2010-11 school year, according to results released today from the Florida Department of..
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