Junior Parade celebrates 65th year in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers tradition continued Sunday, as hundreds lined the streets of downtown to watch the Edison Festival of Light Junior Parade. The largest youth parade ..
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Charlotte County cold weather shelters open tonight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Janet Wilson

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - In preparation of cold weather on Sunday night, Charlotte County's Office of Emergency Management has announced the opening of three Cold Weather shelters...
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Tomato workers return focus to Publix

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - Fresh off its victory with Trader Joe's the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is turning its focus back to Publix. Dozens of tomato workers and other activists proteste..
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Rhode Island player wins $336 million Powerball jackpot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Lottery officials say someone who played the Powerball in Rhode Island has won the $336.4 million jackpot. The new multimillionaire has not stepped forward ..
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Crown Princess departs after norovirus outbreak

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A cruise ship that returned early to port after a stomach virus outbreak has departed again after an extensive sanitization. The Crown Princess departe..
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Texting-while-driving ban up again in Florida Legislature

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Joyce Concklin has 10 good reasons why every state should pass a ban on texting while driving: That's the number of bones she broke when a texting driver r..
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Inmate set to die for slaying of St. Pete woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MITCH STACY/Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A twice-convicted murderer who has lived on Florida's death row for more than three decades is scheduled to die by lethal i..
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Coast Guard rescues 2 men from capsized boat

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued two men whose boat capsized off the coast of St. Petersburg. Authorities received a mayday call from the men Saturday aftern..
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Former Marco fire inspector found dead in his home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - Marco Island police are investigating the discovery of a man found dead in his bedroom. Officers found the body of John Armstrong, 34, in his Marco Island home..
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Downtown statue gets needed repairs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Robert E. Lee received a much needed facelift and is now sporting a freshly polished look.The Monroe Street statue, which has been around since the '60's, has ha..
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Driver crosses median, hits lamppost, tree, another car

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The eastbound lanes of Colonial Boulevard are shut down after a 3-car crash, according to Fort Myers Police. Police tell WINK News the driver of a black Mustang ..
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2-1-1 program launches in Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Collier residents needing assistance from health or social service agencies now have the option of dialing 2-1-1. The 24/7 call-in database went online Satur..
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Cape police investigating two deaths in hot tub

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police responded to a home on SE 21st Avenue this morning at 7:45 for a death investigation. Officers were called to the home and discov..
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Local Komen branch holds first fundraiser after controversy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

ESTERO, Fla. - Think of the annual Race for the Cure, but slow down the pace and add a little art, and you have the newest fundraiser for the local branch of the Susan G. Komen Fou..
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Florida's Blood Centers appeal for O negative donors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida's Blood Centers are making an urgent appeal for O-negative blood donations. Officials say the state's supply of O-negative blood has reached critically low ..
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Sarasota man arrested in triple murder of family members

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SARASOTA, Fla. - Sarasota deputies have arrested a man accused of killing three members of his own family. Deputies say Thomas Moak, Jr., 58, of Sarasota, called a relative on Frid..
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Man dies in parking lot after Naples traffic accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - Naples police are investigating the death of a man found shortly after a traffic accident. Police were called to the parking lot of Naples Preserve on US 41 around 9..
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Lawyer wants BP spill documents released

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government's lead lawyer in an upcoming trial over fault in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill urged judges on Friday to make public sensitive busines..
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Man sentenced in fatal beating outside Walmart

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally beating another man outside a Walmart. A Palm Beach County judge sentenced 29..
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Mystery monkey of Tampa possibly found

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A monkey that has eluded capture for nearly two years has seemingly put down roots in a family's backyard. The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly..
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