Rare American crocodile found in St. Petersburg

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Residents of a St. Petersburg gated community have a new and unusual neighbor: an American crocodile.    Shondra Farner in the Caya Costa..
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Trainers were told to use caution with whale

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A SeaWorld animal trainer says the whale that pulled a trainer into a pool and drowned her last year was possessive of objects and that tr..
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Miami-Dade officials confirm 1st case of West Nile

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Health officials are asking Miami-Dade County residents to be on the alert for mosquitos after a 27-year-old man was diagnosed with West Nile virus.    ..
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Perry present favorite among Florida Republicans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Republicans currently prefer Texas Gov. Rick Perry by a slight margin over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in their party's battle to find a ..
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Census: Floridians are poorer than 3 years ago

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Floridians had the biggest drop in income among residents in any state other than Nevada during the past three years of a recession and anemic economic recover..
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Smoke detectors could've prevented disaster in PC

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- This morning, at roughly 8:00 a.m., Charlotte County Fire and EMS responded to the report of a single-family residential structure fire located at 19903 Midwa..
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Healthy Kids: Pregnancy Questions Part 1

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fl.-The laundry list of do's and don'ts when you are pregnant can seem daunting.  But Dr. Annette MacKoul answers your questions in a multi-part series starting wi..
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School bus crash on Pine Island Road

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- A crash involving two cars and a Lee county school bus sent two people to the hospital and is blocking traffic on eastbound lanes of Pine Island Road. The bus co..
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Driver flees accident, child left in the backseat

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A car and young child are left abandoned after an accident on Buckingham Rd. near Orange River Rd. A passerby, who saw the car, called deputies around one o'..
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Neighbors, family react to gruesome murder details

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Many neighbors so distraught hearing that the rumors they've heard over the last few months are true that they didn't want to speak on camera.  Rumors ..
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Motorcycle crash kills 1 brother, injures another

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A crash between two motorcycles left a Port Charlotte man dead, and his brother critically injured. According to Florida Highway Patrol, Anthony Semprevivo..
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Into the mind of accused killer Christopher Serna

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - We're learning more of the gruesome details in the murder of Suzanne Bishop, who was found dead and dismembered inside a North Naples apartment. What we read i..
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Big Brothers Big Sisters returns to SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Big Brothers Big Sisters is back in southwest Florida. When the local office closed in June, nearly five hundred kids in the area were left without services."For ..
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Manatee and calf released after rehabilitation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPTIVA ISLAND, Fla.- An amazing story of survival. A mother manatee and her calf are released back into the wild today. It took about 20 people to lift the almost 1,100 pound moth..
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Mother finds inspiration in son's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Chad Arnold is known for one of the longest standoffs in Cape Coral history.  In April of 2003, Arnold held off police for nearly 24 hours before taking his ..
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Immokalee High student gets surprise scholarship

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

IMMOKALEE, Fla.-- Dozens of Immokalee High School students support the Miami Dolphins.Not just for their play on the field, but for the touchdown they scored in Immokalee Wednesday..
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Gibson will be Northeast Florida state senator

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Audrey Gibson is going to be the next state senator from Northeast Florida.    State officials on Wednesday canceled an October special elec..
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Rescued Clewiston puppies up for adoption soon

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- New developments in a story WINK News first broke Tuesday night. Dozens of dogs rescued from a suspected puppy mill in Clewiston are now finding safety right here..
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Details emerge in the case of Christopher Serna

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Suzanne Bishop was found dismembered in a Collier County apartment in July. Now, nearly two months later, gruesome details are emerging about her death. WINK News has..
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CCSO trying to identify attempted burglar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are asking the public for help in identifying a man involved in an attempted burglary of jewelry store Sep. 12 in Port C..
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