Local woman pays tribute to late mother, a WINK pioneer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachid Haoues

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A local woman is paying tribute to her late mother, who worked as a newscaster on WINK radio during and right after World War II. Gail Krauss even has some of the..
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Fla. Gov. wants colleges to review hazing rules

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling on university presidents to examine hazing rules in the wake of the death of a Florida A&M University drum major.&nb..
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World AIDS Day 2011 goal: 'Getting to Zero'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Today marks the 23rd Annual World AIDS Day. Currently, more than 56,000 Americans are newly infected each year. While much has been done in the last two decades t..
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Clock is ticking for McCready to return son to Lee Co.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Mindy McCready has until 5 p.m. today to return her son, Zander, to Lee County. McCready does not have legal custody of her 5-year-old son, but reportedly took hi..
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2 ex-Rothstein associates charged in Ponzi scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Two more former associates of convicted Florida Ponzi scheme operator Scott Rothstein are facing federal charges.    Prosecutors said Thursday that 66-y..
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LCSO: interstate counterfeiting ring brought to abrupt end

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Two brothers engaged in a counterfeiting money operation have been arrested. Their operation was brought to an abrupt end during a traffic stop on I-75 in N..
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No plea deal for Neuberger

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- One of the men charged in the brutal murder of an Estero woman stood before a judge Thursday. So far, the state has not offered a plea deal for Christopher N..
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Pitfalls of trying to be the 'perfect' parent of a newborn

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Parents of newborns show poorer adjustment to their new role if they believe society expects them to be "perfect" moms and dads, a new study shows.  Here to ..
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Ex-Peru airline exec guilty in price fixing scheme

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A former executive at a Peruvian airline has become the latest to plead guilty in a broad U.S. investigation into price fixing in the air cargo industry.   &..
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Suspect in Cape sexual assault sentenced to life

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On November 15, 2010 Cape Coral Police received a 911 call from a home on SW Embers Terrace at 9:39am. The caller told dispatchers that she had just been violentl..
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Cape police partner with Harry Chapin for holiday food drive

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Cape Coral Police Department is partnering with the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida for a Holiday Food Drive. The department will be collecting no..
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Giordano denies involvement in Aruba disappearance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - An American businessman suspected in the presumed death of his traveling companion in Aruba says he had nothing to do with her disappearance.    Du..
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WINK goes behind the scenes at Shrek the Musical

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Thursday on Kickin' It With Kyle, WINK News got a behind-the-scenes look at Shrek the Musical. The performance will be running at the Barbara B. Mann Performing A..
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Prime suspect in missing mom case gets custody of children

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Bibey

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The prime suspect in the disappearance of a missing Orlando mom now has custody of their two children. Michelle Parker has been missing for two weeks and now h..
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Michelle Bachmann visits Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Bibey

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann is bringing her presidential campaign to Florida. The Minnesota Republican plans to meet with reporters in Fort Lauder..
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Happy Birthday Governor Rick Scott

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

Happy Birthday Governor Rick Scott!  He's turning 59 today!  Governor Scott was born in Bloomington, Illinois, raised in Kansas City, and moved to Florida in 2003.  ..
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Two suspects arrested after attempted robbery in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- New video into the WINK Newsroom as officers surround a home in Fort Myers.  WINK News is told officers were investigating an attempted robbery on State Ro..
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Charter fishing captain weighs in on red tide bloom

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla -- Thousands of sea creatures are found dead off the southwest Florida coast and red tide is to blame. Dead fish washed ashore on Sanibel Island. Officials say the..
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Forestry officials fear busy brush fire season is ahead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla -- We're still months away from brush fire season, but already there are fears next year could be the busiest season in more than a decade. Experts say we ..
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Lee County Corrections deputy's son killed in shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The hunt continues for the shooter that targeted two sons of a Lee County Corrections deputy.  One man died at the scene and two teens are recovering from ..
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