Fire leaves family homeless

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- This morning a family is looking for a new home after a late night fire destroys their. The fire happened on  Sharon Circle and the State Fire Marshall i..
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SWFL reacts to NTSB cell phone recommendation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - ??Many drivers see the benefits in curbing distracted driving but wonder, how far is too far? Tuesday, the NTSB handed down its recommendation to ban all cell ph..
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Loved ones remember Barron Collier grad murdered in Arizona

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- WINK News is learning a brutal homicide in Arizona has a direct connection to Collier County. A 28-year-old Naples woman is allegedly murdered by her husband while w..
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Suspect in North Port murder case confessed to police

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- There are new developments on the murder of a North Port man.  Teacher Ken Ellis was shot and killed at his home in March.  Deputies told WINK News, w..
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Bonita Springs caregiver allegedly beats woman with cane

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A Bonita Springs woman is recovering in the hospital tonight after a brutal assault, allegedly at the hands of her caregiver.Tuesday night, the Lee County Sh..
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Bahama Mamma's possibly paved to make way for Chase Bank

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- It seems anywhere you drive these days, a Chase Bank is popping up somewhere. It's a welcome sign of development, but not for one Cape Coral business owner. Baham..
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Tempers flare between residents and county leaders

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER CO., Fla.- Tempers flared Tuesday between Collier County leaders and supporters of ousted Isles of Capri Fire Chief Emilio Rodriguez. Commissioners decided not to request a..
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Laid off firefighters offered jobs back

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- Five laid off East Naples firefighters received phone calls Wednesday offering them their jobs back. Nine East Naples firefighters were laid off a few months ago save..
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'Operation Santa' reaches out to families in need

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Heart-wrenching letters from needy kids to Santa Claus are being answered in a big way. "We are the only ones who have access to Santa's mail so we have a unique ..
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GOP, Dems take sides on AG Holder voting remarks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is warning politicians not to pass election laws that benefit themselves and their parties and to draw political district..
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Career criminal gets 15 years in East Naples burglary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A 28-year-old career criminal was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday in connection with a 2009 residential burglary in East Naples. Marshall Franklin Jenkins was..
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Accused killer could plead guilty

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Andrew Castor is accused of killing his 19-year-old neighbor in 2008 by stabbing her to death. WINK News obtained video showing him just moments after the allaged..
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LCSO makes 4th arrest,violent home invasion, sexual battery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with a violent home invasion and sexual battery that occurred in Lehigh Acres in June. Terrell McClendon, 19, o..
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Woman receives kidney after posting Craigslist ad

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A woman is recovering in a Miami hospital after receiving a new kidney after posting a plea for help on Craigslist.    Selina Hodge posted a plea online..
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Edison State College trustee Washington Baquero resigns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Dr. Patricia Land, Acting District President, Edison State College, announced today that Dr. Washington D. Baquero, a Board of Trustees Lee County member, submitt..
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Construction workers file back wage complaint

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) - Three dozen construction workers who were fired earlier this month are seeking back wages from a contractor building apartments in a Miami suburb. &nb..
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Fallout from FAMU: Ga. high schools suspend bands

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta-area school district is suspending all marching band activities over concerns of "inappropriate physical activity" between students.    The..
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Boston Red Sox items go on sale Saturday morning

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Boston Red Sox will sell a variety of items from their old spring training home, City of Palms park in Fort Myers. The yard sale begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday,..
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1 dead, 1 injured in overnight Charlotte motorcycle accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Port Charlotte. The late night wreck happened along Kings Highway just before midnight.  &n..
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Amendment at least temporarily off Fla. ballot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A proposal that would repeal a ban on public funding of churches and other religious organizations is off the ballot, at least temporarily.   &nb..
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