Beached pygmy sperm whale on central Fla. coast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A necropsy is underway to determine why a pygmy sperm whale beached itself on central Florida's Atlantic coast. Beachgoers tried to keep the 10-foot-long m..
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Dozens of parrots found neglected at Florida home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) - Dozens of parrots have been found dead or dehydrated and starving at a central Florida home. Jeff McLain of Orlando-based Parrots As Pets Rescue says he was co..
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American Black Film Festival starts in Miami Beach

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The American Black Film Festival returns to Miami Beach to recognize the contributions of black directors, writers and actors to the film industry. Now in ..
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Casey Anthony acquitted of murder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Casey Anthony was found not guilty Tuesday of killing her 2-year-old daughter in a case that captivated the nation as it played out on national television from..
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Deputy crashes car into pedestrian in Orlando

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol says an Orange County Sheriff's deputy struck and killed a pedestrian with his patrol car while attempting to disperse a crowd. Accordin..
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S. Fla. police officer accused of selling drugs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Boynton Beach police officer honored as an "Officer of the Year" in 2010 has been accused of selling drugs. The U.S. Attorney's Office and the Drug Enf..
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Attorney: Casey Anthony hasn't spoken with parents

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The attorney representing Casey Anthony's parents says they haven't spoken with their daughter about her acquittal. George and Cindy Anthony's attorney, Mark L..
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Let's Eat: Carrabba's Chicken Bryan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Chicken Bryan Serves Four Ingredients 4 Chicken Breasts Pinch of Salt & Pepper Olive Oil 2oz Goat cheese (sliced from a log works best) Lemon Butter Sauce (see recipe) 10-12 pi..
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Hospital visitors describe lockdown after shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- People visiting Physicians Regional Medical Center during Tuesday afternoon's shooting and building lock-down say, at first, they thought it was a drill. Lo..
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Husband walks into Collier County hospital, shoots & kills estranged wife

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A Collier County woman is dead and the gunman is seriously injured, after shots are fired inside Physicians Regional Medical Center in Collier County. Deputi..
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Naples cupcake shop makes it to reality TV show

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - A Naples cupcake shop is duking it out on the tube for the sweetest treats around. Sassy Cakes was featured on a reality television bake-off on the Food Network Tues..
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Warm weather, construction causing snakes to slither toward SWFL homes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Watch your step... and maybe your seat. Warmer weather and construction projects are sending snakes right into some Southwest Florida homes. Experts say most of t..
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Exclusive: WINK News takes you inside an undercover drug bust

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Undercover narcotics detectives risk their lives to get drugs and dealers off the streets. WINK News got a rare and first-hand look into the high-paced life of lo..
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Casey Anthony acquitted, prosecutor announces retirement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

ORLANDO, Fla.- After almost three years of intense scrutiny, Casey Anthony is acquitted in the death of her 2 year-old daughter Caylee Anthony. Her family released a statement via ..
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Fort Myers Beach renourishment progressing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

The beaches on Estero Island are getting a makeover. Beach re-nourishment crews are starting the third phase... behind the Pink Shell resort. Using pipes, contractors will pump a t..
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Punta Gorda man tips off Police Officers about his crime spree.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- A Punta Gorda man may have inadvertently tipped off police about a crime he was committing. According to Police reports it all started when Martin Chiaravalloti c..
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Freedom swim brings hundreds to Charlotte Harbor on Independence Day.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PORT CHARLOTTE Fla.- Hundreds of people gathered on Independence day morning on the shore of the peace river.  They came to swim across the Peace River. The freedom swim is a..
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Area animal shelters full after 4th of July holiday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Every month about 1000 animals enter Lee County Domestic Animal Services. Statistics show around the 4th, those numbers increase, especially when it comes to dog..
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Naples budget cuts include summer camps and after school programs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The city of Naples is slashing its budget and making cuts to save money and your kids may be the ones who suffer. One summer camp program and an after school ..
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Neighbors worry about speeders, lack of sidewalk in area of fatal crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.-- A pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday morning while walking along Deep Creek Blvd. at Compana Court in the Deep Creek area of Port Charlotte. Florida ..
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