Sean strengthens and could become hurricane

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Sean continues to strengthen and could become a hurricane as it makes a turn to the northeast toward Bermuda. Warnings so far have focused on strong sur..
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Pinellas County has a new sheriff

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Pinellas County has a new sheriff.    Bob Gualtieri was sworn in Wednesday during a 25-minute ceremony. The 50-year-old Republican was appointed b..
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Former county commissioner convicted of corruption

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A former Hillsborough County commissioner could be facing prison time after being convicted of seven public corruption charges in Tampa.    A jury..
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Police on the scene of a Lehigh shooting, 1 injured

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Police are on the scene of a shooting on the 1900 block of Nora Avenue in Lehigh Acres. Police say one person has been shot in the leg and did not sustain life ..
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Governor Rick Scott in Immokalee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

IMMOKALEE, Fla - Governor Rick Scott is in Southwest Florida for his sixth "Let's Get to Work" Day.  Kyle Jordan joins us live from Immokalee High School, where Governor Scott..
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Former Miracle player, Wilson Ramos, kidnapped in Venezuela

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Washington Nationals catcher and former Fort Myers Miracle player, Wilson Ramos, was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela.&n..
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One person killed in crash in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- One person was killed Wednesday night in a violent crash on Palm Beach Blvd in Fort Myers.WINK News was told a car pulled into the path of a pickup truck at Sou..
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11-11-11 weddings helping to boost local economy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Call it a bridal bonanza.  Friday is proving to be a very busy day if you're getting married or in the wedding industry.  Friday is 11-11-11 and it is..
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Naples neighborhood ready to shell out $1.8 million

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - With the beach only feet from their doorsteps, the residents along Gulfshore Dr. have some of the nicest views in Southwest Florida. But they want to improve the vie..
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Pollution threat in your beach bag

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A lot of Floridians voiced outrage at the BP oil spill and for good reason.The massive spill did a lot of damage and posed a threat to beaches in Florida. But mos..
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'VIZ Forum' educates community of new Cape clinic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- People met at the new Veterans Outpatient Clinic in the Cape that could soon pave the way for hundreds of new jobs. It's located at the northwest corner of Diplom..
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Fort Myers leaders question purpose of referendum

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

FORT MYERS, Fla -- Voters in Fort Myers said yes to an ordinance prohibiting the city from discriminating based on age, race and sexual orientation. Fort Myers city leaders say the..
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Pine Island patriots repair damaged flagpole

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

PINE ISLAND, Fla.- It's been a long time coming, but Pine Island's "Four Points" flag is finally flying straight.The pole at the corner of Stringfellow and Pine Island Road was bad..
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Florida's state parks to be free on Veterans Day

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Admission will be free for everyone at Florida's state parks on Friday in recognition of Veterans Day.    The only exception will be the Sky..
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Garrett Kern will be extradited to Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral man wanted in connection with his stepfather’s death will be headed back to Lee County soon, according to our partners at the News-Press. Garre..
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Ft. Myers man sought again after being arrested 31 times

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- CrimeStoppers is seeking the public’s help in putting a Fort Myers man behind bars for what will be his 32nd stay in Lee County Jail, according to our partn..
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CCSO investigate shots fired in Gulf Cove

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GULF COVE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives continue their investigation into two shots being fired into a Gulf Cove home early this morning. CCSO rece..
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Former commissioner guilty on corruption charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A former Hillsborough County commissioner accused of taking brides has been convicted on corruption charges.    A federal jury in Tampa found 46-y..
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Fla.'s largest municipal pension plans graded

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Tallahassee think tank is giving 67 percent of the municipal pension plans in Florida's 100 largest cities a grade of C or better.    Only..
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Gov. Scott vows to reform PIP insurance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is vowing to make changes that will combat fraud in Florida's no fault auto insurance system.    Scott met Wednesday in Tampa with..
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