Sarasota man sentenced in Ponzi scheme

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Sarasota man convicted for his role in a Ponzi-scheme that cost investors millions of dollars was sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison.   &n..
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Fla. Hispanic congressional district proposed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state Senate's reapportionment proposals include a potential Hispanic district in central Florida.    The Senate on Monday released prop..
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CCSO investigates home invasion robbery in Pt. Charlotte

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives are investigation a Port Charlotte home invasion robbery that was reported at 8:40 a.m. this morning. ..
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Money raised at Sandsculpting Competition helps troops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- The sand sculptures are gone, but the money raised at the American Sandsculpting Competition is going to last just a little longer than the works of ar..
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4 Men Survive 23 Hours in the Water After Boat Capsizes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- Four men, whose boat capsized Sunday morning off the coast of Marco Island, are finally going home.Yadir Padron, Alexis Delgado, Fabian Rodriguez, and his son F..
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Kickin' it with Kyle, Palm Cottage prepares for the holidays

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

NAPLES, Fla.- Kyle Jordan gives us a sneak peek of the Palm Cottage in Naples as it gets ready for the holiday season.
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CCSO arrests homeless man for having sex with a 12-year-old

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested a homeless man for having sex with a 12-year-old girl in his Port Charlotte camp. Michael Jos..
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Kern back in court over violation of probation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Garrett Kern was back in front of a Lee County judge Monday morning. Kern wore a suicide protection suit and said nothing as he stood in front of Judge Edward Vol..
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Fire damages Fort Myers duplex

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Firefighters swarmed the scene of a duplex fire Monday morning. It happened on the 1900 block of South Pine Drive, just off of U.S. 41 in South Fort Myers. South ..
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Motorcyclist dies in traffic fatality in Pt. Charlotte

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A section of U.S. 41 in Charlotte County was closed off early Monday morning as the Florida Highway Patrol investigated a traffic fatality.Officers told WIN..
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Two suspected pimps in jail, accused of coercing young girls

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - Two suspected pimps are in jail after a prostitution sting. The two east Naples men are accused of soliciting minors for prostitution. One of the female victims is a..
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Cyclist fatally shoots dog in Davie

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - No charges have been filed against the cyclist who fatally shot an unleashed dog in Davie. Police say a Doberman pinscher in training to be a therapy dog at..
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World champion of sand sculpting crowned

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Master sculptor Charlie Beaulieu has spent the last 30 years knee-deep in sand creating masterpieces. But for this years competition he was on the other sid..
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Boaters making waves as stewards of National Seashore

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE, Fla. (AP) - Far from the frenzied crowd, about a mile due south of the crowded flight line of the recent Blue Angels Homecoming show at Pensacola Na..
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Jellyfish may help sea turtles make a comeback

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Researchers say massive blooms of jellyfish in Volusia and Brevard counties may be helping leatherback sea turtles make a comeback. The Orlando Sentinel re..
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Concerns raised on interstate python trade ban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida wildlife officials are concerned that a possible ban on interstate python trade could force dealers to dump the snakes into the wild. Sen. Bill..
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Highly dangerous drugs stolen from West Palm paramedics

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Palm Beach County authorities have recovered a stolen box of medications that included some highly dangerous drugs.    The box was retur..
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Michael Lohan in Fort Myers hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News is learning that Michael Lohan, the father of actress Lindsay Lohan is in Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers. He's awaiting heart surgery.&nbs..
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Fatal accident on Mcgregor Blvd and Pine Ridge Road reported

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Janet Wilson

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A fatal accident is being reported at the intersection of McGregor Blvd and Pine Ridge Road in south Fort Myers, near the Gulf Harbour Country Club ent..
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Another day, another shopping theme

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Chances are you have been shopping in recent days. The Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend brings plenty of Turkey and spending. But the non-stop shopping spree refuses..
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