FHP investigates 2 crashes on SR 82, 1 dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating two crashes along a stretch of State Road 82 in Lehigh Acres.  The first is a fatal accident at the intersectio..
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Lee Co. teacher's aide charged with distributing child porn

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- WINK News has uncovered a man arrested and charged with distributing child porn has been working at a local elementary school.  Ryan Nichols has no crimina..
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Naples City Council approves $1.6 million for new pool

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- The Naples City Council has given the green light to spend $1.6 million on a new community pool. There's one thing everyone agrees with when it comes to running a co..
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Hundreds turn out for Naples Christmas Parade

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Collier County.  The 10th annual Christmas Parade was held Tuesday on 5th Ave. South. People brought their lawn ch..
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Singers audition to sing National Anthem at Red Sox games

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dozens of singers in Southwest Florida are giving their best shot at singing the National Anthem. You can't have a baseball game without the Star-Spangled Banner..
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98 year-old Pearl Harbor survivor recalls attacks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Monica Benning remembers the moment she realized Pearl Harbor bad been bombed. "All of Pearl Harbor was on fire. All those boats all those ships. Everything was j..
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St. Pete coach caught in underage sex sting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The head baseball coach at St. Petersburg College has been arrested in Orlando as part of an underage sex sting.    Robert Francis was charged W..
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Fort Myers pup will soon take to national spotlight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers pooch is gearing up to compete in one of the most prestigious dog shows in the country.Forget the sidewalk. Sirius, a purebred Vizslas, is choosing t..
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Experts say Mindy McCready will have trouble getting custody

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Mindy McCready walked out of an Arkansas courtroom after a closed-door custody hearing celebrating. She told reporters, "I'm a happy girl." The Arkansas judge pla..
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Crooks siphon gas, steal metal and tires from RV business

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Thieves hit a Charlotte County RV business over the weekend, stealing gas, tires, and metal from the property. Skip Eppers, owner of Skip Eppers RV, says w..
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Man charged with having gun in carry-on luggage

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida man had a handgun in his carry-on luggage when he tried to pass through security at Orlando International Airport.  ..
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USF library evacuated after grenade found

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Campus police evacuated parts of the University of South Florida library after workers found an old grenade in a box with other donated items.    ..
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Can you identify this woman?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH NAPLES, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying this woman from a store video surveillance image taken from the T..
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Fla. Gov. unveils proposed budget for 2012

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants more money for schools but he's proposing $4.6 billion in spending cuts for other parts of the state budget to get it. &..
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Last full lunar eclipse for 3 years this weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The last total lunar eclipse of the year is Saturday. And there won't be another one for three years.    Viewers in the western half of t..
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Cuban exiles say flotilla not a provocation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A small coalition of Cuban exile groups says their plans to park off the coast of Havana and shoot fireworks over the water to highlight human rights violations on the..
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Study: Fla. companies underpaying corporate tax

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A report says eight large Florida-based companies are among 265 firms underpaying corporate taxes owed to states.    Three liberal think tan..
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City official fired after sex change fired again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) - A city official who was fired after her plans to have a sex change became public has been fired again from her post as city manager for Lake Worth. &nb..
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Cape Iwo Jima statue re-dedicated on Pearl Harbor Day

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Iwo Jima statue that sits along Veterans Parkway in Cape Coral was officially re-dedicated on Wednesday, Pearl Harbor Day. This statue is one of the most reco..
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Lee school district considers health clinics to cut costs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Even with the governor looking to spend more on education, local school districts are doing their best to keep costs down. Lee County is looking to cut spending o..
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