WINK News has confirmed that the long-term unemployed in Florida will have to wait for extension of their benefits, even though an impasse in the U.S. Senate has been broken. ..
PORT CHARLOTTE-On Monday, the Charlotte Stone Crabs played their longest game in franchise history, against the Daytona Cubs, taking a 3-3 tie in to the 15th inning. The Cubs pitc..
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A local man is willing to do anything to support our troops.He's taking his creativity to the Iwo Jima Memorial in Cape Coral to try and bring overseas troops cl..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida state attorney's office has released new details on the death of an 18 month old girl. Reggie McKinnon has pled not guilty to the death of his daught..
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron turned over keys this morning to a 2001 used cruiser to Edison State College President Dr. Patricia Land and Cam..
MIAMI (AP) - A former Florida state trooper is going to jail after admitting he wrote numerous fake traffic tickets.Paul C. Lawrence pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Miami courtroom t..
BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say three young boys spent two days alone with their father's body inside a central Florida trailer home.Flagler County sheriff's deputies f..
WASHINGTON (AP) - The administrator of a $20 billion oil spill compensation fund said Wednesday he's been besieged by real estateagents and brokers, demanding that they become elig..
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The wife of a slain Tampa Police officer gave birth to a stillborn baby girl. Sara Kocab was nine months pregnant when her husband, Jeffrey Kocab, and another of..
A construction worker lost his leg and died in an accident at a construction site Wednesday.The Lee County Sheriff's office confirms the accident in a residential neighborhood in S..
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Former Florida Gators standout Maurkice Pouncey is denying allegations that he took money from a representative of a sports agent while he was still at the..
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Storms are threatening to delay BP's undersea efforts to permanently plug the leaky well in the Gulf of Mexico.The federal government's oil spill chief says if a..
ESTERO, Fla.- The search for a murder suspect is being scaled back in Lee County. Authorities are looking for Timohty Tuttle, Jr. Tuttle who is wanted for murder after a deadly hom..
Ria Brown with Lee County Domestic Animal Services introduces WINK viewers to Nikki and tells us about a July adoption special.
ESTERO, Fla.-A Lee County couple is in jail after deputies say they helped a murder suspect hide out. Deputies are still searching for Timothy Tuttle, Jr. The search is centered ar..
DENVER (AP) - A United Airlines jetliner was diverted to Denverafter 30 people onboard were injured, one critically, when theplane hit severe turbulence while flying o..
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla- A woman and her son escaped injury overnight when fire broke out in their Lehigh Acres duplex. A candles is believed to have started the fire in the 5100 block ..
CAPE CORAL, FL - Several Cape Coral families are worried that a city ordinance may force them to say good-bye to their beloved family pets. WINK News spoke to Wayne Wilson wh..
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - It's your money and utility rates are about to skyrocket for people on Marco Island. The city has to raise water and sewer rates by 10.5 percent. Tuesday, city..
7:30am Update: Collier Sheriff's Office reports that 17 year old Vanezza Damaso is safe and sound this morning. No information yet about where she was but she is OK. &n..