State Rep questions Lee Mosquito Control's big budget

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- $21 million a year in taxpayer dollars is budgeted to keep Lee County's pesky population of mosquitoes under control.State Representative Paige Kreegel (R-Punta G..
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Cape Coral PD in custody of James Arthur's car

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police Detectives have taken custody of James Arthur’s 2009 Volvo. Detectives put out a nationwide BOLO for the vehicle on Thursday October 27th ..
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Dr. Kim: Laser Hair Removal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-70% of US Women use one or more methods of hair removal.  There is an increased demand of laser hair removal by men.  It is estimated that 1 million wome..
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Southbound I-75 reopened at Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Authorities have re-opened the southbound lanes of I-75 at Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers after nearly four hours of delays and shutdowns. Deputies say the crash ..
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Two deadly crashes investigated in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Investigators are looking into two separate, deadly crashes on Sunday morning; one in Fort Myers, the other in Cape Coral. Authorities say Raymond Santiago, ..
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Teen brothers drown near Everglades City

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff's Office says two teenage brothers drowned this morning in Everglades City.Deputies say the brothers were fishing near the DuPont..
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Child Rescued from Caloosahatchee River

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A toddler was rescued from the Caloosahatchee river Sunday afternoon after two bystanders jumped in to save him. Fort Myers Police, Fire and Lee County..
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Cleveland Ave. collision sends 3 to hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers Police are investigating a traffic crash that happened around 2:00 p.m. in the 4800 block of Cleveland Avenue. The crash involved a motorcycle and a T..
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GOP candidates avoid Florida tea party convention

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tea party organizers in Florida are seeking more influence in electing candidates, yet the most prominent Republicans invited to participate in the group..
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Showtime on Wink News Now Weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney


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Local Boy Scout troop guards sandsculptures overnight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - With more than a dozen sandy works of art nearly complete and ready for inspection, 19-year-old Gregory Cain and 11-year-old Paul Walker start their laps a..
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Kern in Chicago courtroom on Saturday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CHICAGO, Ill. - A Cape Coral man was due to appear in a Chicago courtroom Saturday.Garrett Kern, 23, was arrested Thursday in Illinois, suspected in the disappearance of his step-f..
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Thousands attend Collier Heart Walk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Exactly eleven years ago, Carl Fernstrom was at home when he went into sudden cardiac arrest. His wife rushed him to the hospital and because of modern techno..
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Traffic stop leads to liquid drug bust

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County deputies seized 10 pounds of a liquid drug during a traffic stop on Friday night. The Lee County Sheriff's Office said the discovery was made du..
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Driver killed in head-on collision on SR 82

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a Lehigh Acres man has died following a head-on crash Friday night on State Road 82. Deputies say Franck Legrand, 57, was ..
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RNC wants Tampa hotels to lower convention rate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Organizers of the Republican National Convention want hotel operators in Tampa to lower their rates for the event. Hotel operators said the rates they plan to ch..
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Judge: state to stop process to privatize prisons

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Tallahassee judge has ordered the state to stop moving ahead with the initial steps to privatize 29 prison facilities in South Florida. The privatization..
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Body positively identified as that of missing Cape man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Lee County Medical Examiner has been able to positively ID the body that was discovered by CCPD last evening as that of James Arthur. Police will continue to ..
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More communities will be occupied

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Occupy Fort Myers had some company Friday night. As thousands enjoyed the monthly Art Walk in Downtown, the occupiers invited the public to stop by their tents a..
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Arthur family remembers James as man of faith

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- WINK News is learning more about James Arthur, the grandfather, missing for a week.  Police found him dead Thursday night in the woods in Cape Coral. ..
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