Crack cocaine dealer arrested after fleeing traffic stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Punta Gorda man was arrested after running a stop sign, fleeing an officer and tossing crack cocaine out of the car window. A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy..
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Residents upset that County is removing stop light

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- The days are numbered for the two way stop light on U.S. 41 and Acline Road. According to Charlotte County engineers, the stoplight will be taken down on Frida..
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Kickin it with Kyle: Children's Museum of Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

NAPLES, Fla.- The Golisano Children's Museum of Naples, is scheduled to open to the public on February 28th. At North Collier Regional Park. C'mon is committed to nurturing bo..
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Governor Rick Scott Today

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

HAVANA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater are getting a first-hand look at the kind of staged automobile accidents that are costing Floridians mi..
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Four month investigation lands Naples realtor behind bars

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- A Naples realtor is arrested and charged with grand theft after a four month investigation. Lee County Sheriff's Deputies began investigating Theresia Helton in Octo..
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Deputies search for man who tried to abduct 7 year old girl

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

EAST NAPLES, Fla -- Deputies are searching for a man they say attempted to abduct a 7-year-old girl from her East Naples neighborhood. The girls parents tell WINK News their 7-year..
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Cape Coral council votes to restart utilities expansion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Utility expansion is officially back on in Cape Coral. On a 5-to-2 vote on Wednesday night, the council decided to push ahead with some early planning for utilit..
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Only on WINK: Crooks caught on camera in LaBelle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LABELLE, Fla. -- Only on WINK: The quick thinking of a LaBelle man, along with the click of his camera, helps solve a crime.  He did it with some old fashioned police work and..
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8-time cancer survivor lives out golf dream in Ace Pro-Am

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- Dave Bierbrauer crossed an item off his bucket list Wednesday when he played in the Ace Classic Pro-Am golf tournament in Naples. Known affectionately as "Disco Dave,..
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Fla. Senate panel passes $70.8 billion budget

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Senate panel is signing off on a nearly $70.8 billion budget.    The Senate Budget Committee approved the budget on Wednesday, even though..
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Bonita Springs city council tackles shark fishing debate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A controversy over banning shark fishing from the beach in Bonita Springs. The city council heard arguments from both sides today and settled on a possible, ..
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Electric cigarette explodes in Fla man's mouth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A faulty battery caused an electronic cigarette to explode in a Florida's man's mouth, taking out some of his front teeth and a chunk of his tongue and sever..
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Body scanners arrive at SWFL Intl. airport security points

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Security checkpoints will change soon at Southwest Florida International Airport. Body Scanners have arrived to screen travelers. The government says, the scanner..
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Collier Blvd. has re-opened after an SUV hit a bicyclist

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.-  A vehicle crash with injuries left Collier Blvd. at Capri Blvd. on Marco Island closed Wednesday afternoon. The roads were blocked for roughly 35 minute..
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New air traffic control tower in effect in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Wednesday, pilots at the Charlotte County airport may be a bit surprised to find that they are expected to follow a new set of rules. Pilots landing or taking of..
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Human and humanoid robot shake hands in space 1st

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronauts and robots have united in space with a healthy handshake.    The commander of the International Space Station, Daniel Burbank,..
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Judge grants acquittal in murder case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A former central Florida teacher accused of killing her husband more than two decades ago has been acquitted of first-degree murder.    Followin..
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Random drug testing bill in trouble

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A bill that would have allowed state agencies to randomly test their employees for drugs has narrowly escaped death.    The measure (HB 1205..
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Criminal mischief suspects' identities sought

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Naples police are trying to identify four individuals, captured on surveillance video, tresspassing at St. Ann's School on Friday, Sunday and Monday between 2:00 and ..
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Bonita YMCA scheduled to re-open

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- The Bonita Springs YMCA is scheduled to re-open at 27200 Kent Road, according to our partners at the News-Press.  The YMCA of the Palms closed the branch..
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