ACLU challenges Fla. law limiting minor donations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a state law that limits how much minors may contribute to state and local political ..
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Scott defends candidate with Holocaust quote

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has used a famous quote about the Nazis and the Holocaust to explain his disregard for the current political attack culture. He men..
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Organizations teach locals healthy eating on a budget

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Hunger has been a persistent problem in Southwest Florida, but even with so many people going without, the obesity and type two diabetes epidemic continues to spr..
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Lehigh woman found guilty in stabbing death of her husband

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres woman has been found guilty of manslaughter in the stabbing death of her husband in 2010. Leatha James was accused of stabbing her husband in the b..
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GOP candidates are busy ahead of Thursday's debate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The candidates are getting in some last minute campaigning ahead of Thursday night's debate. They have already been busy in the central and northern part of the state.  &..
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Good Samaritan hit by car while helping motorist

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKE HELEN, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a man was struck and killed on Interstate 4 as he tried to help a motorist who had run out of gas.    FHP spo..
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Millions now manage aging parents' care from afar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - As lifespans lengthen and the number of seniors rapidly grows, more Americans find themselves struggling to care for an elderly loved one from hundreds..
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Man arrested in Miami for Pt. Charlotte drive-by shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Fugitive Apprehension Unit reported the arrest by U.S. Marshal Agents in Miami this morning of a man wanted in connections with a ..
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Couple fined $1.6 million for cutting mangroves

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - A Palm Beach County couple's decision to chop down 109 mangroves from their property along the Loxahatchee River may cost them $1.6 million.    ..
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Barker seeks end to UVa's use of cats in training

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Former game show host Bob Barker is asking the University of Virginia to stop using live cats in medical training.    Barker says in a le..
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Poll: Romney and President Obama even in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama's popularity among Florida voters appears on the upswing as Republican candidates fight it out in hopes of a victory Tuesday that wo..
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FMPD seizes guns, drugs and cash in bust, 2 arrested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers police arrested two individuals on drug charges Wednesday, seizing guns, drugs and money in the process. The Fort Myers Police Department’s Speci..
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Cape men sentenced after dozens of burglaries in 2011

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A pair of Cape Coral Burglars has been sentenced to lengthy prison terms today. John Coppertino, 33, of Cape Coral, who was arrested by Cape Coral Police Detectiv..
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CCSO helicopter follows fleeing suspects' car, arrests made

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff’s helicopter crew was instrumental in catching three burglars that were breaking into a Whidden Industrial Park business la..
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Candidates fight for Florida votes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FLORIDA - We're less than a week away from the Florida Primary, and Republican Presidential Candidates are wasting no time spreading their messages in the Sunshine State.As the gap..
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Housing report shows market is rebounding in Naples area

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- The housing market in Collier County is rebounding. That's according to a report by the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR). They say 2011 was the best in terms of..
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WINK Investigation: FHP works overnight to get DUI arrests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A WINK News investigation.  We learned Florida Highway Patrol troopers who failed to make DUI arrests are being put on overnight shifts until they get one...
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Trial continues for Lehigh woman accused of manslaughter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

FORT MYERS, FL - Leatha James, is facing her second trial for the death of her husband Arthur James. In her first trial the jury was not able to render a verdict. Today jurors list..
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House committee passes fertilizer bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A state bill that would give landscapers more leeway with fertilizing has some Southwest Floridians concerned about the future of the area's water quality. HB421..
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Gingrich vows to establish a colony on the moon

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COCOA, Fla. (AP) - Newt Gingrich is promising to establish a permanent base on the moon by 2020 if he's elected president.    Gingrich, the former House speaker, tol..
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