Report: Crime at US public schools on the decline

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Crimes and homicides in public schools nationwide have declined, part of a downward trend seen over the past several years.    Data released Wednesday b..
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Burglary suspect arrested, left cell phone at the scene

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A juvenile was arrested for burglary on Tuesday after his cell phone was located on the victim's property, located on Yvonne Ave. in Lehigh Acres. The victim re..
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Court says man responsible for campaign violations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A former business partner of U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan says he was responsible for improperly reimbursing employees for contributions they made to Buchanan's c..
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Fla. designated as most dangerous state for elderly drivers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Florida is the most dangerous place in the country for elderly drivers. The state tops the list for most traffic fatalities involving a driver 65 or older. 34 mil..
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McCready's custody case to stay in Fla., son to stay in Ark.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Florida judge has declared the custody battle over Mindy McCready's son will be staying in Florida.But 5-year-old Zander will remain in Arkansas. Zander's fathe..
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Man drops 'stand your ground' claim in slaying

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Lawyers for a tow company owner who claims he fatally shot a man in self-defense are dropping their effort to invoke Florida's "stand your ground" law. &nbs..
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University files suit over contraception mandate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Ave Maria University officials have filed suit against the federal government over a contraception mandate that has riled Catholic institutions.  ..
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Judge mulls Fla. governor's worker drug testing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A federal judge in Miami is hearing arguments on the constitutionality of Gov. Rick Scott's executive order requiring drug testing for thousands of state workers. ..
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Fla. superintendents pan school grading changes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - School superintendents say proposed changes to Florida's school grading system would be unfair and cause needless failures.    The Florida A..
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Bill would give teen convicts second chance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Senate panel will consider a proposed law that allows some inmates who were sentenced to life imprisonment as teenagers to get a "second chance." &n..
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North Fla. man kills wife while inspecting rifle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) - Detectives say they're investigating the "suspicious" death of a woman whose husband says he accidentally shot her while cleaning his gun.    ..
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Tampa Bay man charged with 4 rapes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HUDSON, Fla. (AP) - A suspected serial rapist faces additional charges after a fourth victim has accused him of taking her to the woods and raping her at gunpoint.   &nbs..
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Astronomers gather in Fla. Keys for star party

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) - As many as 600 professional and amateur astronomers are peering through telescopes in the Florida Keys.    The 28th annual Winter Star Part..
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Phosphate miner reaches lawsuit settlement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MEADE, Fla. (AP) - The world's largest phosphate miner has reached an agreement with environmental groups that filed suit to block the company's plans to dig up thousands of a..
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Baez no longer attorney for Casey Anthony

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Attorney Jose Baez says he is no longer representing Casey Anthony, the Florida mother whose murder trial last summer made him one of the best known criminal d..
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Convicted felon robs 2 at gunpoint outside his own home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Tuesday, the Fort Myers Police Department arrested Ivere Hugger, 23, of 4117 Washington Avenue in Fort Myers) for a robbery that happened over the weekend. On ..
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2-year-old ejected from car seat dies from injuries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- UPDATE: Eva Daghra has died from her injuries. The police investigation remains active at this time. ORIGINAL REPORT: A crash Wednesday morning left a toddler inj..
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Englewood woman guilty of disturbing sea turtle nest.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- After an hour of deliberating, a jury decided 76 year old Juanita Schultz was guilty of disturbing a sea turtle nest in 2010. Despite the fact that her attorney A..
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Jennifer Stacy's big announcement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. WINK News Anchor Jennifer Stacy surpises everyone with her big announcement.  She is expecting a baby boy in June.
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Shipwreck Treasure

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Leaving nothing to chance, the U.S. military is making sure the transfer of 17 tons of shipwreck treasure to Spain later this week is handled safely. Officials a..
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