March of Dimes event Saturday Sept. 24

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- This Saturday you have a chance to enjoy a great meal prepared by some "celebrity chefs" including WINK News anchor Stacey Adams  and help babies right here ..
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Charlotte man steals 68 cases of frozen steaks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man for breaking into a business, stealing $2,040 in frozen steaks and $394 in cash. Arrested wa..
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Romney was darling of Fla. donors, pre-Perry

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney was the overwhelming favorite of Florida donors to GOP presidential candidates - at least before Texas Gov. Rick Perry threw his cowboy hat into th..
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Glare from Marlins new stadium will soon be dimmed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A glare that's bothered drivers on Interstate 95 and State Road 836 in Miami will be dimmed soon.    Some drivers have complained of the strong glare si..
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Report: 3 Sarasota inmates took smuggled cocaine

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's officials say three inmates on suicide watch were taken to a hospital last month after overdosing on cocaine that had been smuggled into the Sarasot..
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Florida governor's poll numbers slowly improving

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott remains burdened with a low standing among the state's voters, a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows..
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Wildlife officials say panther killed in SW Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida panther was struck and killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida.    The driver reported the Monday night incident to..
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New rehab facility for NCH patients

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

  NAPLES, Fla.- Rehabilitation patients at NCH downtown hospital in Naples will soon have a new place to recover. The new 54 bed facility is located at the north Naples campus..
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Only on WINK:200 puppies taken from Clewiston home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CLEWISTON, Fla. -- Only on WINK - Hundreds of puppies are on their way to animal control offices throughout south Florida.  Authorities confiscated more than 200 dogs from a s..
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Advocates protest at animal services meeting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Less than two months after Arthur Perkins surrendered nearly 50 dogs from his Golden Gate home, outraged animal advocates filled the domestic animal services ..
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FMPD searches for man who approached child

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Fort Myers Police Department is investigating a "stranger danger" incident that occurred on Central Avenue.  A 10-year-old boy, riding his skateboard, was app..
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Fort Myers PD arrest 26 at checkpoints

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Fort Myers Police caught more than 100 people for traffic violations in Tuesday's checkpoint blitz across the city. In the largest checkpoint operation they've ..
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County leaders sound off on revealing audit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - "Just absolutely no care given to insure things were done correctly." Collier Clerk of Courts, Dwight Brock, calls the county's Housing Department deficient ..
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Pilots 'N Paws rescues dogs doomed to die

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

NAPLES, Fla- More than 150 dogs will soon be up for adoption, thanks to one of the largest animal rescues in US history. Last weekend, a group called Pilots N Paws flew the animals..
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Company expansion brings jobs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - While some companies are shutting their doors, a Collier County company is expanding and bringing new jobs to the area. GoldCoast Salads started only about t..
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CCSO Sheriff Bill Cameron rescues seas turtle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron, his wife Canda and daughter Jessica were out in their boat recently in the Florida Keys off Marathon when they saw somethi..
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Miami-Dade to Florida: let feds solve immigration

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Miami-Dade County Commissioners oppose an Arizona-style immigration bill in Florida and wants Tallahassee to pressure Congress to pass comprehensive reform instead.&nb..
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Fla. PSC approves Progress Energy renewables pact

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Regulators have approved a renewable energy contract for Progress Energy Florida.    The Florida Public Service Commission gave the go-ahead..
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Angel Food Ministries shuts down service for month

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

UPDATE: Angel Food Ministries, an agency offering discounted groceries for the at-need, is officially out of business. At the start of this month, Angel Food temporarily shut down ..
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Fla. lawmakers warned about possible protests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is bracing for possible protests at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.    Jim Madden is the assistant commissioner fo..
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