Fla. property tax cut proposal dies in committee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A ballot proposal that would further slash local property taxes for Florida homeowners is dead after a tie vote in a House committee.    Opp..
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Naples Zoo welcomes 2 newborns to the family

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- The Naples Zoo is welcoming two newborn cubs to their growing family. For our Kickin' it with Kyle segment on WINK News This Morning, we got a preview of their big de..
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Death investigation happening in Estero

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Police are on the scene of a death investigation on Estero River Circle in Estero. A call came into the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning ..
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Cape PD arrests suspect for 2 indecent exposure incidents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On January 18th, a 14-year-old girl was walking home from her bus stop near the 2000 Block of Del Prado Blvd North when a white two-door car drove past her slowly..
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Medical examiner releases causes of Gateway hot tub deaths

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The causes of death of the couple found dead in their hot tub at their Gateway home in October have been released by the medical examiner. According to our partne..
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Scientists find new feeding hotspots for turtles

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Researchers using satellite tracking have discovered new feeding hotspots in the Gulf of Mexico providing important habitats for at least three separate po..
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Public nuisance bill takes aim at drug and gang crime

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A bill that would crack down on drug dealers and gang activity in Florida is making its way through the House and Senate. HB 1443 would expand the list of locati..
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Season in full swing in Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The official busy season is well underway in Collier County. The Naples, Marco Island & Everglades Convention & Visitors bureau reports not only is t..
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Final Exit Network volunteers exonerated in Georgia ruling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

PUNTA GORDA, Fla -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will drop charges against four right to die activists, including a southwest Florida man. The Supreme Court of Georgia..
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Charlotte County murderer appeals to get off death row

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Dwight Eaglin was sentenced to death in 2006 for killing prison guard Darla Lathrem and inmate Charles Fuston in an attempted escape. Eaglin was behind bars at..
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Trade Secrets Act keeps pepper spray ingredients 'secret'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Law enforcement officers rave about pepper spray as a way to get compliance without drawing their guns. In recent weeks we've seen it gain scrutiny as law enforc..
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Cape Coral city council votes in favor of union agreements

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral's police officers and firefighters will be taking a pay cut as part of a new contract that was approved by the city council on Monday night. The 6-2 v..
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Suspects, Inmates commonly pepper sprayed multiple times

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's a tool for law enforcement officers to gain compliance in a less-lethal way but how many times is too many times to spray someone with pepper spray? Chief i..
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Federal judge orders return of stolen painting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A U.S. judge is ordering the return of a nearly 500-year-old Italian painting to the family that owned it before Nazis stole it.    U.S. aut..
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Ave Maria University caught in contraception controversy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

AVE MARIA, Fla.- A national controversy over contraception is hitting home in Southwest Florida."You talk about religious intolerance, this is about as bad as it gets," Ave Maria U..
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Cape approves wall for Everest facility

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral City Council has approved the construction of a wall to cover the Everest water reclamation facility. The wall passed unanimously in a vote of 8-0. It ..
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Lee Co. in talks with Washington Nationals baseball team

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County officials have met with the Washington Nationals baseball team, regarding possible use of City of Palms Park.Commissioners Tammy Hall and Ray Judah met..
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Dead panther found in Southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Officials say dead panther has been found along U.S. 41 in Southwest Florida.    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports th..
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Lawsuit filed against Lee Co. alleging discrimination

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Lee County, saying it discriminated against three Hispanic employees.   &nb..
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Brighter times for storm protection; credit energy savings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- We have an encouraging note about the local economy. It appears that storm protection companies are selling well, and one of the biggest of those firms credits an..
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