Remembering Challenger: 26 Years Later

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachid Haoues

FORT MYERS, FL - On January 28, 1986  space shuttle Challenger burst into flames after just 73 seconds into flight. All seven crew members in the shuttle died. 26 years later,..
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Tire fire damages two Bonita businesses

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A fire at a Bonita Springs tire store destroyed thousands of dollars worth of tires and caused moderate damage to a nearby business. Bonita Springs firefight..
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Santorum cancels morning events to be with child

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is canceling his Sunday morning campaign events and is spending time with his hospitalized daughter. Sant..
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Herman Cain backs Gingrich's presidential bid

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain is backing Newt Gingrich's White House bid. Cain endorsed his fellow Georgian Saturday, just days before Florid..
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Romney, Santorum to make weekend stop in Southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - Southwest Florida will once again be a political hotbed on Sunday. Both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will make campaign stops.Romney will hold a rally in Sugden Pla..
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Air show attracts area law enforcement agencies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Every day Steve Winters goes to work prepared to transport life-threatening medical cases at a moments notice. "There's a perception that a medical helicopter is ..
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Gingrich says space exploration in US tradition

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

STUART, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich says critics of his call to ramp up U.S. space exploration don't understand the power of science, technology and..
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Romney and Gingrich stay focused on Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The two leading candidates in Florida's Republican primary, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, are staying focused on voters with events around the state this we..
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FL lawmakers propose school changes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Two pieces of education legislation are on the table in Tallahassee. Under the Parent Empowerment Act, parents would have the power to fire school staff if they ..
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Naples lawyer leads the effort to finish Flight 93 Memorial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NAPLES, Fla -- The project to honor the people killed when Flight 93 went down on September 11, 2001 is now in the hands of a Naples lawyer. Phase one of the National Flight 93 Mem..
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WINK Investigation:FHP stands firm saying they have no quota

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A WINK News investigation continues.  Does the Florida Highway Patrol have ticket quotas?  After our first story aired Wednesday, we got new documents..
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Romney to rally in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Mitt Romney will be in Naples for a rally on Sunday, January 29, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Team Florida is hosting the event at the Sugden Plaza, located a..
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Face the Nation host weighs in on Fla. primary race

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News was joined by CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent, Bob Schieffer, the host of Face the Nationon Friday evening. Schieffer will be hosting a special,..
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No sight of an absentee ballot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Thomas Bayuk's absentee ballot is absent from his mailbox. Now it's too late for the North Fort Myers Republican to mail in his vote. "Even if we get them ..
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Crash with injuries causes roadblock on NB I-75 at mm 129

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: The roadway is now clear. A vehicle crash with injures is tying up traffic on I-75 this Friday afternoon. There is a roadblock at mile marker 129 in Fort ..
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FMPD investigates 2nd homicide of the new year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers police are looking for the killer of a man whose body was found in the back yard of a home at 3307 Ellington Ct. It comes at a time when the police are..
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Children make magical memories for donors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- Children made believers out of some adults Friday.  They shared their personal stories with donors of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. "The kids are magicians to..
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Man charged after gun found in bag at airport

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - An Indiana man was arrested after authorities say security personnel at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport found a gun in his bag. &nb..
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FDLE won't open criminal investigation into Christie case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a statement detailing why they will not open a criminal investigation in the case of Nicholas Christie.  ..
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Charges may be dropped against ex-aide to Rubio

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News sat down with Mike Brennan, Marco Rubio's aide who recently resigned following a battery arrest. His wife declined to press charges. The police report s..
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