Possible change in autism diagnosis worries some in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

An expert committee of the American Psychiatric Association is drafting much narrower definitions of autism, the development disorder that has exploded in numbers in recent years. ..
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CCSO Narcs arrest 2 more for 'doctor shopping'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives continue their investigations and crackdown on “doctor shopping” with two more arrests. Lawrence James Adams..
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Occupy the Courts happening in SWFL and nationwide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A major protest against the Supreme Court. People are gathering in more than a hundreds cities across the U.S. It's being called Occupy the Courts. One of those p..
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Scott announces improved good news on more jobs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's unemployment has dropped below 10 percent.    Gov. Rick Scott personally handled the conference call on Friday to boast that Flori..
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Wisniewski takes the stand in his defense

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The teen accused of shooting his girlfriend in 2010 is taking the stand to defend himself. Dylan Wisniewski is facing manslaughter charges for the death of Ashlee..
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Pt. Charlotte man arrested for recklessly flying his plane

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man for flying his aircraft very low over Port Charlotte Thursday night. Around 9 p.m., the CCSO..
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4 more charged with hazing at Fla. A&M University

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Four Florida A&M band members have been charged with hazing in connection with a series of beatings and paddlings last year at a private home in Tallah..
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Amber Alert cancelled for West Palm beach infant

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

UPDATE: The Amber Alert has been cancelled and the child has been located safely. A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Mar'Quan Johnson, last seen in the area of the 1400 bloc..
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$17k in stolen property confiscated from shoplifting crew

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- An organized Miami shoplifting crew, on a return trip from a shoplifting adventure, was intercepted during an I-75 traffic stop Thursday afternoon. Three suspects..
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CCSO arrests 2 teens in burglary investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested two teens Thursday for Burglary and Grand Theft. Jeremy Cole Jackson, 18, of 4615 La Gorce Drive, and a 17-year-ol..
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27th annual RV Show happening in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY  Fla.  Luxury condos on wheels fill the parking lot at the Lee Civic Center this weekend. The largest RV dealer show in Florida is back for a 27th year.&n..
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SCSO captures Kentucky murder suspects

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- Three people have been arrested in connection with a murder that happened at a Kentucky McDonald's on Sunday. Deputies located Michel Vega Cartas, 23, and Janzel Ve..
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North Fla. woman scammed by caller seeking cash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Police in north Florida are urging people to be cautious if they get a phone call from someone claiming to be a relative in trouble.    Authoritie..
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Florida redistricting moves to House committee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The redistricting spotlight moves to the Florida House.    The chamber's Redistricting Committee on Friday is reviewing an array of maps pro..
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Scott hoping for more good news on unemployment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott always looks forward to the third Friday of each month in expectation of good news on the labor front.    That's whe..
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Passengers stranded for 10 hours at Charlotte County Airport

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- Airline travelers were stranded for nearly 10 hours in Punta Gorda Thursday night so they turned to WINK News for help.Allegiant Air told WINK News it was an u..
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Lehigh couple warns of loan troubles

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lehigh couple down on their luck tried to get a loan, but found themselves in more trouble than when they started. Now they're sharing their story, hoping no..
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Fundraiser aims to help educate kids in Immokalee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES, Fla -- Hundreds of people gathered in Naples to raise money for a program central to the Immokalee community. For nearly three decades, the Guadalupe Center has improved th..
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New and natural downtown Naples business

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

NAPLES, Fla.- A European vitamin company is expanding their business halfway around the world in Naples. The company, Doctors Natural, was founded by an orthopedic surgeon and his ..
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Man arrested in online child sex sting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- An accused sexual predator is behind bars after he tried to meet an underage girl for oral sex. Using the anonymity of online instant messaging, detective say..
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