Aide arrested after child left on Fla. school bus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) - A Hillsborough County school bus driver has been placed on leave and an aide was fired after a 3-year-old special needs child was left alone on a school bus ne..
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Gov. Scott pushing lawmakers on insurance issues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott wants lawmakers to fix a pair of auto and property insurance issues that are costing Floridians hundreds of millions of dollars but have el..
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Stranded woman rescued from Everglades

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Broward County fire rescue officials used an airboat to rescue a woman who was stranded in the Everglades.    Sheriff's office spokesman..
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LCSO seeks Metro PCS robber who's missing a front tooth

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public’s help in apprehending a suspect wanted for a robbery that occurred at the Metro PCS store at 2..
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Keeping a promise on the roof

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A group of teachers are back in class after spending the night "occupying" the roof of of Lehigh Elementary. Principal Dwayne Courtney and the rest of the male ..
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Man shot in hand outside Fort Myers Rib City

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Lee County Sheriff's Office tells WINK News a man was shot in the hand Monday night at the Rib City off Palm Beach Blvd in Fort Myers just before 10:30 p.m.A se..
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Cape Coral officer in U.S. Army thanking those at home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A Cape Coral police officer and an Army Captain is thanking those at home in southwest Florida for their support.Joe Wayland is wrapping up a tour of duty in Af..
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2011: Busy year for Red Cross & volunteers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The numbers are in and 2011 will go down as a year filled with natural disasters.  Between flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes, volunteers stay..
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East Naples teen hit by car says intersection need light

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -- A Collier County teen hit by a car says more needs to be done to make the intersection he was hit at safer. Robert Oliver, 16, was riding his bike home from ..
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Historic Shangri-La Resort reopens for the holidays

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- The historic Shangri-La Resort in Bonita Springs is reopening this week after setting dormant for more than 18 years. The current owners, Heather Burch and Ad..
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Suspect charged in 20-year-old North Port murders

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

NORTH PORT, Fla. - Monday marks 20 years since a North Port family was murdered, and now one man is finally charged with their deaths. Jeremy Sly, 41, is being held in the Sarasota..
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Beware of doorstep thieves when shipping holiday packages

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Just a couple shopping days left before Christmas and you may be trying to beat the crowds by buying online. You may want to think twice before you type out the ..
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Math, science incentives urged for Fla. colleges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A panel of higher education and business leaders says Florida's colleges and universities should offer incentives for studying science, technology, enginee..
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LCSO searches for suspect in grocery store robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s help in apprehending a suspect wanted for a robbery that occurred at the parking lot of the Swe..
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Charlotte inmates hit the books for high school diplomas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Prisoners in Charlotte County are hitting the books in order to get  their high school diplomas. "It'll be the ultimate goal for me and then I can take..
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Florida's foreclosure mediation program ends

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's statewide managed mediation program for residential mortgage foreclosures is finished.    Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Char..
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Reverend cut off by Panhandle city council

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A reverend was abruptly cut off by Pensacola's city council president and surrounded by police while talking about his free speech rights.    ..
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Cape Coral child involved in lawnmower accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A 6-year-old boy has been involved in an accident involving a riding lawnmower on Academy Blvd. in Cape Coral. Cape Coral police have reported that the boy became..
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Diocese of Venice helps build homes for needy elderly

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Diocese of Venice is building a new home for southwest Florida's most needy residents. In fact, construction is going on right now across from the Blessed Pop..
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Bokeelia man accused of stealing neighbor's power

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

BOKEELIA, Fla.- A Bokeelia man is behind bars for allegedly stealing his neighbor's electricity."It just totally amazes me that someone could take advantage of somebody like that,"..
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