Boaters making waves as stewards of National Seashore

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE, Fla. (AP) - Far from the frenzied crowd, about a mile due south of the crowded flight line of the recent Blue Angels Homecoming show at Pensacola Na..
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Jellyfish may help sea turtles make a comeback

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Researchers say massive blooms of jellyfish in Volusia and Brevard counties may be helping leatherback sea turtles make a comeback. The Orlando Sentinel re..
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Concerns raised on interstate python trade ban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida wildlife officials are concerned that a possible ban on interstate python trade could force dealers to dump the snakes into the wild. Sen. Bill..
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Highly dangerous drugs stolen from West Palm paramedics

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Palm Beach County authorities have recovered a stolen box of medications that included some highly dangerous drugs.    The box was retur..
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Michael Lohan in Fort Myers hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News is learning that Michael Lohan, the father of actress Lindsay Lohan is in Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers. He's awaiting heart surgery.&nbs..
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Fatal accident on Mcgregor Blvd and Pine Ridge Road reported

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Janet Wilson

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A fatal accident is being reported at the intersection of McGregor Blvd and Pine Ridge Road in south Fort Myers, near the Gulf Harbour Country Club ent..
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Another day, another shopping theme

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Chances are you have been shopping in recent days. The Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend brings plenty of Turkey and spending. But the non-stop shopping spree refuses..
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2 Volusia Co. deputies shot, not seriously injured

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

DEBARY, Fla. (AP) - Two Volusia County deputies who were shot while responding to a domestic-violence call are being treated at a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. ..
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3 face prison time in toilet paper scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Three people face up to two decades in prison in a $1 million toilet paper scam in Palm Beach County. Federal prosecutors say the trio conned elde..
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NASA launches super-size rover to Mars: 'Go, Go!'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A rover of "monster truck" proportions zoomed toward Mars on an 8½-month, 354 million-mile journey Saturday, the biggest, best equipped robot eve..
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Bonita Springs man dies from early Nov. accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

ESTERO, Fla. - A Bonita Springs man has died from injuries suffered in a crash two weeks ago. 72-year old Floyd Griffin was one of two people seriously injured in the collision on ..
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Packed house for Gingrich book signing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

NAPLES, Fla.- Hundreds of people waited in line for hours at Books-A-Million in Naples for their few seconds with the former house speaker."We showed up at four in the morning, the..
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Santa visits WINK News Now Weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.- - The holiday season in the Fort Myers River District officially kicks off on the day after Thanksgiving(Nov. 25), when the Festival of Trees opens at the Sidney ..
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Cape Coral man, 90, rings Salvation Army bell 6 days a week

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- The Salvation Army red kettle campaign depends mostly on volunteers, giving up their time to ring bells throughout southwest Florida during the holiday season.&..
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Newt Gingrich garners large crowd in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - The latest front-runner in the race for the GOP Presidential Nomination defiantly defended his immigration policies at a town hall in Naples. Former House Speaker Ne..
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Spending Black Friday at local shops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - While many lined up at the large retail stores, others spent their Black Fridays and money at smaller local stores like The Franklin Shops."I am not a mall perso..
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Car shopping on Black Friday? 'Tis the Season

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Some people spent Black Friday shopping for a new vehicle. And they will be glad they did, because prices are the best of the year, according to a website that ca..
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CCSO arrests man for Fifth Third Bank robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Deputies have arrested a 28-year-old man on charges that he robbed a Golden Gate bank Friday morning. The robbery at Fifth Third Bank, on Golden Gate Parkwa..
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Thief steals $20,000 worth of crystal from Kay's Hallmark

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A local business owner had a Thanksgiving, that he'd probably like to forget. Someone broke into the Kay's Hallmark store in South Fort Myers. The owner told depu..
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3 face courts-martial in death of Eglin airman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) - Three Air Force sergeants face courts-martial for safety violations involving the death of a Florida-based airman killed while helping dispose of ..
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