3 Flee a traffic stop and are arrested for home invasion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested three after they took off from a traffic stop, crashed the car and two of them fled on foot Saturday at 2:20 a...
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Man runs over and smashes car at Redneck Yacht Club

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy arrested a Fort Myers man at the Redneck Yacht Club early Saturday morning for driving over a small car several times. C..
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Clewiston teen lashes out during competency hearing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  Clinton Drake was in court Monday for a competency hearing to establish whether or not he will be able to stand trial. The 19-year-old from Clewiston admitt..
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Student brings gun and other weapons to school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A student at Sunshine Elementary School was arrested on Wednesday for being in possession of a firearm at school. It was discovered that the 12-year-old brought..
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Daytona 500 now set for 7 p.m. start

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 7 p.m.    Heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on..
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Another artificial reef project set for Panhandle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Another new artificial reef project has been announced in the Florida Panhandle.    Okaloosa County officials say a cluster of pre-fabricated con..
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Man dies after trash bin hits him in bizarre crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Officials in north Florida say a man was killed when a trash bin struck him in a bizarre crash at a grocery store parking lot.    Jacksonvi..
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ACLU looking into arrest of Occupy Sarasota man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union says it will investigate the weekend arrest of an Occupy Sarasota member.    The group's Sarasota chapter ch..
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Free admission with food at the Lee County Fair

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Monday, Feb. 27th  is designated as “Harry Chapin Food Bank Night” at the Lee County Fair. All you need to do is bring in a donation of two nonpe..
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Arm wrestlers flex in Southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Dozens of competitive arm wrestlers flock to Cape Coral to compete in the national arm wrestling circuit. It was once a way to settle disputes in high school... o..
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Firefighters battle brush fire in Lehigh Acres neighborhood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Lehigh Acres neighborhood is a little shaken after a vacant lot caught fire Sunday afternoon. It happened near the intersection of Barcelona Street and Clemson..
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FGCU student hit while riding bicycle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - An FGCU student was hit by a car while riding his bicycle Sunday night, according to Lee County deputies. It happened near the university campus, at the intersec..
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Veterans and others flock to see old warbirds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - More than 40 old warbirds took the skies in Charlotte County this weekend as part of a show at the Charlotte County Airport."It brings back memories and the sad..
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NASCAR postpones Daytona 500 to noon Monday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR postponed the Daytona 500 because of rain, the first time in the 54-year history of the event that it has been delayed a day.    He..
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Troopers warn motorists of smoke along Alligator Alley

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Florida Highway Patrol warns drivers of possible smoke along Alligator Alley in Collier County. Troopers are reporting the possibility of smoky cond..
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Suspected drug dealer busted with young son in car

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County deputies say a man was operating a vehicle with more than 12 grams of cocaine and his young son inside. According to arrest reports, Wesley Jea..
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Gulf oil spill civil trial delayed for settlement talks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - People close to case the case say the Gulf oil spill trial has been delayed, to allow another week for settlement talks. Billions of dollars are on the line in t..
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One dead in early morning crash in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- One woman is dead after a single vehicle crash on Lely Resort Boulevard. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the vehicle she was driving was traveling south on L..
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Campus police investigating hazing at UF fraternity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - University of Florida police are investigating hazing at a fraternity in which members repeatedly struck and paddled pledges as part of an initiation ritua..
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Brigadoon at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Brigadoon is in town performing at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater.Two of the lead actors, Jason Fleck and Jeannie Shubitz came to WINK News Weekend to talk about the show.
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