SB lanes of I-75 closed due to vehicle fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The southbound lanes of I-75 are now open after a vehicle fire at mile marker 138 in Fort Myers earlier today. The call came in at roughly 3:45 p.m. There were no..
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GOP Senate candidates say politicians have failed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Craig Miller says Washington needs more businessmen making decisions instead of career politicians.    The retired res..
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FMPD asks help in identifying assault suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Monday, September 26, the Fort Myers Police Department responded to Lookers located at 4045 Fowler Street in reference to an aggravated assault. Police learned..
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Feds preliminarily OK Fla. water pollution rule

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The federal Environmental Protection Agency has preliminarily approved a state alternative to water pollution regulations EPA had proposed for Florida.&nbs..
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CCSO to introduce cell dog program Thursday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Aimee, Maggie, Dexter, and Chance are untamed and unruly kids, worthy of good homes with loving families.  All they need is lots of attention, care and c..
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A Powerball ticket could make you $245,000,000 richer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The odds are stacked against you. The likelihood you'll match all five numbers and the Powerball is one in 195 million. "I play it every week, twice a week," said..
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Volunteers join the search for missing Cape man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The search continues for a missing Cape Coral man. Jim Arthur, 80, disappeared last Thursday. His stepson, Garrett Kern, is a person of interest in Arthur's disap..
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Fla. pushes adoption for roughly 800 foster kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is launching a statewide initiative to find homes for roughly 800 foster children during National Adoption Month.    The Department ..
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Scott meeting press at AP legislative meeting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott and Florida legislative leaders are meeting the press in Tallahassee.    They are speaking to reporters and editors Wednesda..
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Florida takes advantage of gap in blueberry market

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HAWTHORNE, Fla. (AP) - When you think of Florida fruit, oranges, grapefruit and strawberries come to mind. But blueberries?    Hundreds of small blueberry farms have..
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Sanibel festival will disrupt traffic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANIBEL, Fla.- Due to the 6th annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, motorists may experience traffic delays on the Sanibel Causeway beginning November 3rd through November 6th. ..
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SW Fla. fighting mosquitoes, thanks to rainy Oct.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A rainy October has mosquito control officers buzzing in Southwest Florida.    Officials say they are experiencing the worst mosquito season ..
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Fla. chaplain helps pull victims from crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - A chaplain for the Polk County Sheriff's Office teamed up with his wife and several bystanders to pull victims from a two-vehicle crash near a Lake Wales or..
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Millions of foreclosure cases up for free review

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Millions of foreclosure cases across the country are about to get a second look, and it could result in banks writing a check to homeowners.It's meant as a remed..
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Family says Cape Coral police dropped the ball

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A Cape Coral man has been named southwest Florida's most wanted man.  Garrett Kern is considered a person of interest in his stepfather, James Arthur's dis..
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Naples sex offender arrested in child porn case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

William Bokerman's sister was cleaning out her 90 year old mother's condo in Naples  when she came across a box of photographs belonging to her brother.Inside she found 48 sex..
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Naples sex offender arrested in child porn case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

William Bokerman's sister was cleaning out her 90 year old mother's condo in Naples  when she came across a box of photographs belonging to her brother.Inside she found 48 sex..
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Kern's ex-girlfriend speaks about his abusive past

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

 LEE COUNTY - Fla -- The ex-girlfriend of southwest Florida's most wanted man speaks only to WINK News, and tells us, the father of her child, Garrett Kern, is capable of anyt..
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Casino bill draws new criticism, support

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lawmakers have introduced two similar bills in Tallahassee, which could allow three casinos to break ground in South Florida. The measure could also pave the way..
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Sex offender charged with making child pornography

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Fort Myers, Florida - A 65-year-old Naples man and Ohio native was arrested Thursday, in the Dominican Republic and returned to the United States for his initial hearing Tuesday pe..
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