New cubs at Naples Zoo are actually feared predators

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- The Naples Zoo is welcoming four fearless fosa cubs to their facility. The rare carnivores are native to Madagascar and extremely difficult to breed. While the cubs a..
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Rapid HIV testing in Collier Co. raises awareness

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County is kicking off a new campaign to raise AIDS awareness in the community. Tuesday, the Health Department hosted free HIV rapid screening tests, w..
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Ft. Myers intersection congested after 4-car crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Traffic is backed up at the intersection of Gladiolus Dr. and U.S. 41 due to a four-vehicle accident. The lights are functioning again, but traffic is congested. ..
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Local Coast Guard veterans participate in history program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Local veterans of the U.S. Coast Guard are sharing their remembrances of service, going back to World War II. It's part of an effort by the guard to record the hi..
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Facelift begins on Zoomers amusement park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Contractors are making major strides in the renovation of a family amusement park in Fort Myers. Construction on the original Zoomers park stopped when the projec..
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Wildlife refuge sees record attendance in January

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

SANIBEL, Fla.- A popular Southwest Florida destination is busier than ever these days. The J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge has welcomed a record number of visitors in recent we..
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LCSO employee resigns after improper conduct

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County Sheriff’s Office employee has resigned after an internal affairs investigation found he opened an American Express Business Blue credit card fo..
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New documents released in Smallwood's case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- New information is surfacing in the case of the infant who was found in a freezer in a Punta Gorda home. We are warning readers that the following informati..
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CCSO arrests 2 for mobile meth lab

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte homeless couple Monday following a search of their motor home in Charlotte Harbor for a possible..
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Fla. property tax cut proposal dies in committee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A ballot proposal that would further slash local property taxes for Florida homeowners is dead after a tie vote in a House committee.    Opp..
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Naples Zoo welcomes 2 newborns to the family

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- The Naples Zoo is welcoming two newborn cubs to their growing family. For our Kickin' it with Kyle segment on WINK News This Morning, we got a preview of their big de..
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Death investigation happening in Estero

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Police are on the scene of a death investigation on Estero River Circle in Estero. A call came into the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning ..
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Cape PD arrests suspect for 2 indecent exposure incidents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On January 18th, a 14-year-old girl was walking home from her bus stop near the 2000 Block of Del Prado Blvd North when a white two-door car drove past her slowly..
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Medical examiner releases causes of Gateway hot tub deaths

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The causes of death of the couple found dead in their hot tub at their Gateway home in October have been released by the medical examiner. According to our partne..
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Scientists find new feeding hotspots for turtles

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Researchers using satellite tracking have discovered new feeding hotspots in the Gulf of Mexico providing important habitats for at least three separate po..
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Public nuisance bill takes aim at drug and gang crime

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A bill that would crack down on drug dealers and gang activity in Florida is making its way through the House and Senate. HB 1443 would expand the list of locati..
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Season in full swing in Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The official busy season is well underway in Collier County. The Naples, Marco Island & Everglades Convention & Visitors bureau reports not only is t..
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Final Exit Network volunteers exonerated in Georgia ruling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

PUNTA GORDA, Fla -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will drop charges against four right to die activists, including a southwest Florida man. The Supreme Court of Georgia..
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Charlotte County murderer appeals to get off death row

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Dwight Eaglin was sentenced to death in 2006 for killing prison guard Darla Lathrem and inmate Charles Fuston in an attempted escape. Eaglin was behind bars at..
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Trade Secrets Act keeps pepper spray ingredients 'secret'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Law enforcement officers rave about pepper spray as a way to get compliance without drawing their guns. In recent weeks we've seen it gain scrutiny as law enforc..
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