BP expects to pay $7.8 billion in Gulf spill suit deal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

HARRY R. WEBER/Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's settlement of lawsuits filed by more than 100,000 victims of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history goes a long way to..
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Losses mount from scams targeting older Americans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

DAVID CRARY/AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Boomers beware: Scams, frauds and other financial exploitation schemes targeting older Americans are a growing multibillion-dollar in..
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Justice Dept wants trial on Florida voting changes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PETE YOST/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is opposing changes in Florida voting procedures and says it wants a trial in the dispute, a move that could imp..
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FGCU knocks off Mercer 62-58 in A-Sun Tournament

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Kyle Jordan

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Sherwood Brown scored 14 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 35 seconds left, as Florida Gulf Coast knocked off second-seeded Mercer 62-58 Friday nigh..
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BP, plaintiffs reach Gulf oil spill settlement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP PLC reached a settlement late Friday night with a committee representing the largest group of plaintiffs suing over the 2010 Gulf oil spill, a federal judge s..
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Southwest Florida families watching deadly storms in Midwest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Here in southwest Florida, people are watching the amazing footage of the tremendous twisters and waiting for the storms to pass.  Quite a few families her..
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Collier commissioners to discuss county's background checks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

  COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- A WINK News investigation gets answers following the sixth DUI arrest of a Collier County limo driver.   WINK News discovered the county's backgr..
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SWFL Transportation Group going green with propane

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Just in time to fight off the rising gas prices, Southwest Florida's largest taxi fleet is going green. They're now using a bi-fueling system consisting of gasoli..
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Big names join search for missing Collier men

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Civil Rights activist Al Sharpton and movie mogul Tyler Perry have made it their missions to warm up two cold cases in Collier County. Perry appearing as a gu..
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Fitness guru celebrates 104th birthday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- Many Americans make New Year's resolutions to get in shape, but one man has made it his life mission, and it seems to be working out. You'd never guess Francis Smith ..
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Local United Way falls short of fundraising goal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The United Way is delivering a desperate plea for help after falling short on their annual fundraising goal for the first time in 18 years."If we don't reach the ..
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Tammy Hall won't be running for Congress

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Tammy Hall announced her decision not to run for the U.S. Congress Friday.  "I've spent the last several months meeting with many Southwest Florida residents..
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Cape Coral family takes love of lobster to a new level

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Eat, pray and love lobster! That's one Cape Coral family's motto. Their lives and business revolve around the seafood delicacy starting with the creation of a lo..
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Accident leaves 1 lane blocked on Cypress Lake Dr.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.-UPDATE: Roadways now clear. The eastbound lane of Cypress Lake Dr. has a road block due to a vehicle crash with injuries. Traffic is congested on Cypress Lake Dr. ..
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Pedestrian succumbs to injuries sustained in crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- On Saturday at 11:50 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a traffic crash with serious injuries between a vehicle and a pedestrian at S...
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Man gets life sentence for setting wife on fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to life in prison for setting his estranged wife on fire, leaving her severely burned.    A Hillsbo..
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Fla. House OKs bill to fight personal injury fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill aimed at cracking down on rampant fraud in the state's personal injury protection insurance was passed Friday in the Florida House of Representative..
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Fla. House passes Health Dept. reorganization

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida House has passed a bill that makes changes to the state Department of Health - without a previously contentious provision that would have shift..
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Graduating from Florida college could change

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Going to college in Florida may be changing in a big way.    State lawmakers this year are pushing a plan that could change how long it take..
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Sarasota pain clinic worker arrested for fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Kelly Braunstein, 42, of 5591 Rosehill Road in Sarasota, and charged her with 14 counts of Obtaining a Controlled ..
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