Fla. official who got overpayment abruptly resigns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An official with Gov. Rick Scott's administration who had been given three years to repay the state more than $21,000 is no longer on the job.   ..
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Woman stabs boyfriend with a paring knife

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Janet Sivak was arrested on Friday for aggravated battery domestic violence after stabbing her 54-year-old boyfriend in the stomach with a paring knife. Both indi..
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FMPD looking for suspect who stole items out of parked truck

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On November 4, 2011 the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a vehicle burglary at a convenience store located at 2948 Hanson Street. Sometime between 9:30 a..
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Noise battle could drive out restaurant

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A restaurant that plays karaoke in Downtown Fort Myers may be evicted, because of concerns about noise. The building owners claim What's Up Dog is bothering peopl..
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State Supreme Court removes central Florida judge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has removed a central Florida judge from the bench.    The justices on Friday unanimously ruled Circuit Judge N. Jam..
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SWFL job fair & new bill offers vets opportunity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News and several community partners have teamed up to host a huge job fair, but this employment expo has a special twist: it's aimed at serving those, who've..
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Kern faces Second Degree Murder charge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Upon arrival in Lee County, Garrett Kern will be charged with Second Degree Murder in the case of James Arthur. Arthur, Kern's step-grandfather, was missing for a..
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Man stabs girlfriend and her dog, too

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Dennis Hemingway, 40, was arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and animal cruelty after stabbing his girlfriend and her dog. Hemingway was arguing..
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Fla. man admits role in telemarketing scheme

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A Florida man accused in a federal crackdown on telemarketing fraud faces sentencing next spring now that he's admitted having a role in bilking $30 mil..
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CCSO arrests man for burglary at Peace River Fish Camp

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives Thursday arrested Phillip George Mullin, 45, 29214 Snook Circle, Punta Gorda, for burglary to a shed. The shed is located a..
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Florida's Oct. jobless rate drops to 10.3 percent

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's unemployment rate is continuing to fall.    State officials on Friday said the seasonally adjusted rate dropped by 0.3 percentage ..
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Ft. Myers Occupier arrested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Occupy Fort Myers protester, Constance Galati, was arrested in Centennial Park Thursday night after arguing with police officers. Officers from the Fort Myers Pol..
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Scott says health law won't prevail in court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott says he's convinced the landmark federal health care law will not prevail at the U.S. Supreme Court.    In an editorial ..
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Sarasota police bust 2 Italian citizens for grow house

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested two Italian citizens for operating a grow house in a Sarasota neighborhood. Narcotics detectives with the Special ..
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CARES 5K Walk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-So far this year 99 people have committed suicide in Lee County.  But there is a local group working to prevent suicides and help families cope.  Joanne ..
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CCSO investigates dismembered cats found on golf course

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-Employees at the Port Charlotte Golf Club,22400 Gleneagles Terrace, made the gruesome discovery Thursday. A dead, mutilated cat was discovered in the rough beh..
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Thanksgiving thin-tervention

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Fitness on the Move Membership Director Mike Drumm gives us tips on how to maintain during the holidays instead of gaining weight.
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Inaugural Pigs in Paradise Barbecue festival

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 IMMOKALEE, Fla.  They will be pullin' pork and slingin' sauce this weekend at the Seminole Casino in Immokalee.  It's the inaugural Pigs in Paradise Barbecue festiv..
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Occupy Fort Myers kicked out overnight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police overtake Occupy Fort Myers overnight. The protesters were given two choices,  leave or go to jail.  The group obeyed peacefully although one pers..
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FMPD to Occupy protestors: leave at night or be arrested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dozens of tents have filled Centennial Park for a month as the home base of Occupy Fort Myers. But Thursday night, that all changed.Around 11 p.m., Fort Myers Po..
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