Fla. to execute Valle for killing police officer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A man who killed a Coral Gables police officer 33 years ago is set to finally serve his death sentence.    Manuel Valle is scheduled to be e..
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Philippe spins in Atlantic, far from land

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Philippe is heading northwest with little change in strength and the storm is still far from land.    The U.S. National Hurricane Center ..
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Ice cream shop drops mascot over Klan controversy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida ice cream shop has had to get rid of its costumed ice cream cone mascot because passers-by kept mistaking him for something less innocent - a h..
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25 bricks of cocaine wash up near Cape Canaveral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Officials say 25 packages of cocaine washed up on a military beach just south of Port Canaveral.    Brevard County Sheriff's officials so..
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Dad serves as bailiff for new Miami-Dade judge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Miami-Dade County Court Judge Bill Altfield had a special guest bailiff on his first day on the job -- his 81-year-old father.    The Miami Herald repor..
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Panama City Beach to undergo beach renourishment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Panama City Beach is about to get a makeover.    Officials say a $13.5 million beach renourishment program is slated to begin early ne..
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Florida couple among Nepal plane crash victims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A University of Miami surgeon and his fiance were among the victims of a tourist plane crash in Nepal.    Dr. Jagajan "JJ" Karmacharya was a professor o..
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'Bentley Bandit' enters guilty plea

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CALCASIEU PARISH, La.- On September 16, 2011, Justin Durbin, known by the local media as the "Bentley Bandit," entered a guilty plea to Aggravated Flight from an Officer and Illega..
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Homicide suspect arrested in Sorendino case

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Monday, September 26, Melissa Christine Webb, 28, was arrested at the Lee County Jail for the murder of Bryan Sorendino. Following the identification of Sorend..
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Friends, family remember man killed in robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Muhammad Ali was supposed to get married next month but instead friends and family buried him Monday after he was shot and killed in a violent armed robbery ove..
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Lee schools could get $35 million with jobs plan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Lee County schools stand to gain nearly $35 million for school improvements and technology upgrades as part of President Obama's American Jobs Act, if it passes..
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Flooding continues in Everglades City

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla.- Rain and floods took even residents of Everglades City by surprise Monday. The area got hit harder than anywhere else in Collier countyleaving some roads com..
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Thieves make off with woman's ashes in memorial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, FL- Stealing the dead. A Lee County family says crooks stole a bird bath that contained the ashes of a loved one. "You would never think that someone would steal someon..
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Tea party darling Sen. Marco Rubio writing memoir

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican and tea party favorite, says he's writing a memoir.    The 40-year-old Rubio told The Associated Press on..
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Changing fitting room doors coast to coast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A WINK News investigation into your privacy in department store fitting rooms has gone nationwide. We found that fitting room doors in Macy's were leaving custom..
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Elderly woman charged with killing nephew

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - A 96-year-old northeast Florida woman has been charged with killing her nephew.    Jail records show that Amanda Rice Stevenson was booked..
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State does not pay court rulings on canker

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The state of Florida has not paid homeowners for the losses of their citrus trees, under the canker eradication program of the early 2000's. Two courts have ruled..
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Fate of Coral Oaks Golf Course decided tonight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral city leaders are meeting to discuss a number of issues, including the future of the city run, Coral Oaks Golf Course. It hasn't been performing up to p..
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Florida reports illness linked to outbreak

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials are saying that a 70-year-old woman got ill after eating cantaloupes linked to an outbreak of listeria.    The Florida Dep..
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Fla GOP lawmaker calls for repeal of marriage law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has signed onto a new effort to repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.    The bill's sponsor, Brooklyn Democrat ..
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