Man killed while working on stalled car on I-75

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a driver who veered onto the shoulder of Interstate 75 because of a "medical incident" struck and killed a man who was working on..
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3 generations of Fla. family face meth charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CROSS CITY, Fla. (AP) - Four people representing three generations of a north Florida family are behind bars after deputies say they were working together to manufacture methamphet..
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2 get life in prison for filming rape for porn

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Two South Florida men will serve life in prison after they were convicted of drugging women and filming rapes of them for sale as pornography.    U.S. D..
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FMPD arrests robbery suspects

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Thursday, the Fort Myers Police Department arrested Brandt Diaz, 26, of Fort Myers, and Gregory Brown, 45, of Fort Myers, for a purse snatching. Late January, ..
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Man arrested on 3 child abuse charges and domestic battery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man on two counts of Aggravated Child Abuse, one count each of Child Abuse, and Domestic Battery..
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NASA Celebrates 50 Years in Orbit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Bibey

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The first American to orbit Earth will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his space flight today at NASA events in Cape Canaveral. John Glenn's first journey ..
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Governor Rick Scott to visit SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott will be in Southwest Florida Friday. First, he makes a stop at Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda from 11:15a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Then, he'll ..
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Charter school protests homeless shelter with mass message

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Carol Hughes says she was just one of the parents at Bonita Springs Charter School who got an automated message from the principal Thursday afternoon. Hughes..
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SWFAS fighting 'severe' budget cuts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The proposed Florida Senate budget, if adopted, would have disastrous consequences for Southwest Florida residents, officials with Southwest Florida Addicti..
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WINK News investigation uncovers Naples broker stole before

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A WINK News investigation uncovers a Naples real estate broker, arrested this week for grand theft, has been accused of stealing rent money before. Theresia Helton w..
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Only on WINK: Sketching suspect composites using computers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- WINK News investigates the technology authorities are using to track down suspects.  It's nothing like what you see in the movies.  Instead, inves..
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Victim of attempted kidnapping in East Naples speaks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- The 7-year-old victim of an attempted child abduction recounts the terrifying moments, as Collier County deputies continue to try to find a suspect. Sabrina Greenman ..
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FGCU facing serious budget cuts in the battle for funding

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- Florida Gulf Coast University is on the proverbial chopping block. The school is facing millions of dollars in budget cuts while facing an increase in tuition of..
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WINK investigation reveals dangerous Lehigh intersection

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A car hit a Lehigh teen as she crossed the major intersection of Lee Boulevard and Gunnery Road to get to school. A WINK News Call for Action investigation rev..
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Million dollar milestone for one community's generosity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - At the Shadow Wood Country Club, teeing off and building homes go hand in hand. The Bonita Springs community has donated more than a million dollars through ..
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Home builders sound cautious, but hopeful

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Home builders in Southwest Florida believe region finally is emerging from the recession, and people are actually buying new homes again. It's quite a contrast fr..
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Pet Visitation Program links shelter pets and seniors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Meet Max; he's arguably, one of Barkley Place's most vibrant visitors.The rescued Siberian Husky is the poster pup for Gulf Coast Humane Society's newly-launched ..
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CCSO looks for suspect in attempted abduction

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Sheriffs deputies need your help to track down a man who attempted to kidnap a 7-year-old girl. A composite sketch has been released. To read t..
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Blackmore found not guilty in death of infant daughter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Miklos Ovon Blackmore has been found not guilty of Aggravated Manslaughter in the death of his 8-week-old daughter. Cape Coral Police arrested 26-year-old Blackm..
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Possibly fatal single-car crash closes Hancock Bridge Pkwy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A possibly fatal single-car accident has closed the eastbound lane of Hancock Bridge Pkwy. just west of Moody Rd.in North Fort Myers. Motorists should seek ..
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