Controversy over possible changes to Lee Tourism board

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Controversy is beginning over possible changes to the make-up of the Lee County. Tourist Development Council. Some people from the beach communities want more of ..
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Suspect convicted in 2010 Cape Coral homicide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On Thursday, Terry Ragland was convicted of Second Degree Murder with a Firearm, Attempted Home Invasion Robbery and First Degree Burglary while Armed. He will be..
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LCSO searches for suspect cashing in on others' tax returns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Authorities are looking for a man who's cashing in on a tax fraud scheme. Investigators say the man used tax refund debit cards to steal thousand of dollars in ca..
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Bill renames Gulf of Mexico as Gulf of America

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State Rep. Steve Holland wants to rename the Gulf of Mexico as the Gulf of America for "official purposes within the state of Mississippi."    ..
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Vehicle crashes into building in N. Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A vehicle collided with a building in North Fort Myers on U.S. 41. Three people were injured when a car crashed into the Kimberly's Hallmark store in Mercha..
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Cape police crackdown on uninsured drivers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral police are cracking down on uninsured drivers. Thursday, they saturated the streets, tracking down these criminals. People have been known to make frau..
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Man lured to a Marco home, beaten with a baseball bat

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- A Marco Island resident was arrested for aggravated battery after using his wife's phone to lure a man to their home and beat him with a baseball bat. On Thursd..
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Prescribed burn in Lehigh reduces chances of wildfires

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The Caloosahatchee Forestry Center is conducting a prescribed burn Thursday, Feb. 9th in Lehigh Acres at 58th St. W and Gene Ave. N. residents should be advised..
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Wings of Freedom Tour lands in Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Wings of Freedom Tour has made its way to Fort Myers. It's honoring World War II Veterans with fully restored bombers and fighter jets. Visitors will even hav..
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Pedestrian killed on White Blvd. in Golden Gate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed just before 6 a.m. on Thursday morning at the intersection of White Blvd. and 31 St. SW in Golden Gate. The victim ha..
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Body found identified as that of missing Lehigh woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- At approximately 3:30 Wednesday, afternoon the body of a female was located in the area of 56th Street West and Ida Avenue in Lehigh Acres. It has tentatively b..
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Senate proposes $30 billion health budget

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state Senate's health budget proposal will increase funding to hire more child welfare investigators and boost programs for people with developmental d..
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Fla. man gets prison for coffee machine fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida man has been sentenced to just over a year prison for a fraud scheme involving coffee vending machines.    Prosecutors said Wednesday th..
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Drug use among Fla. youth drops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Child welfare officials say the number of Florida middle and high school students experimenting with marijuana, alcohol and prescription drugs has dropped...
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Districts meet some criteria, fall short on others

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida's proposed redistricting plan for congressional districts improves on two newly-required standards for reshaping the state's political boundaries but f..
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Charter schools one step closer to more state funding

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.- At Pivot Charter School in Fort Myers, Principal Gary Iker is banking on the passage of Senate Bill 1852."It really is a necessity," Dr. Iker said. "Especially wh..
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Florida and 9 other states free from 'No Child Left Behind'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law..
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Stacey Adams gives birth to baby boy, Brandon Michael

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Wednesday, WINK News went to visit the newest member of our news family.  Stacey Adams and her husband welcomed Brandon Michael on Tuesday.Stacey says her ..
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Florida House considers plan to speed up foreclosures

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lawmakers are taking another look at tackling Florida's backlog of foreclosure cases, by speeding up the process. "We do have a tremendous delay in foreclosures,..
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Four dead in Collier County crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

OCHOPEE, Fla -- Four people are dead following a collision at a Collier County intersection Tuesday night. The crash happened around 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of State Road 29 ..
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