Florida ranks 45th nationwide in college tuition

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida remains among the states with the lowest public university tuition.    The College Board released a report Wednesday ranking Florida..
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Hunger problem growing for local senior citizens

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Startling statistics show seniors in Southwest Florida are going hungry. Thousands of elderly people need help from emergency food pantries every month. Looking a..
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Fire destroys East Naples home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

EAST NAPLES, Fla.- The East Naples Fire Control & Rescue District (ENFD) responded to a structure fire at 2755 70thSt., SW at 7:03 AM Wednesday. Fire rescue personnel extinguis..
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Judge hearing Fla. retirement contribution case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A judge is considering a challenge to a new Florida law on public employee pensions.    It requires teaches was well as state and local gove..
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CCSO arrests man who sics pit bull on deputy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy arrested a Port Charlotte man Tuesday after the man sic’s his pit bull on the officer. Arrested was Phillip James Te..
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New contractor takes over delayed Metro expansion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News has learned a new contractor has been chosen to take over the Metro Parkway expansion project. Work on expanding Metro from Six Mile Cypress to U.S. 41,..
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Lee Co. 'Christmas Cheer' registration under way

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- More holiday help is on the way, this time, for families in need throughout Lee county. Christmas Cheer sign-ups are under way this week. The wait to get to the l..
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Legislature asked to ok 3 casinos in South Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - South Florida could be getting three mega-casinos if Florida state lawmakers approve a sweeping gambling bill.    Two Republicans filed a me..
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Beach advisory lifted at Charlotte County beaches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Florida Department of Health, Charlotte County Health Department removed the beach advisory today at Englewood Beach North, Englewood Mid Beach, Englewood..
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Naples man creates breast cancer chair

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla --A Naples man has created a special chair to remind anyone touched by breast cancer they're not alone Furniture designer Glenn Mident created an Alyce chair a cou..
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Shop for Success

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Come support the non-profit Dress For Success at the first annual "Shop for Success" event at Bell Tower Shops, Thursday, October 27th 5 - 9 pm.  You can also..
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Christmas Cheer Registration at The Salvation Army

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Christmas Cheer Registration at The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties The Salvation Army10291 McGregor Blvd.Fort Myers, FL 33919(239) ..
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Smoking ban partially lifted in Fla. prisons

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Prison officials have lifted a ban on smoking for Florida prison employees. But inmates are still banned from smoking under the new policy put in plac..
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Edison State shakeup continues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Big developments in the scandal rocking Edison State College.  The school's president was almost fired Tuesday night, another high ranking V.P. did get fir..
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Replace dollar bill to reduce national debt?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Could the all-American dollar bill be disappearing?It's one of the cost-cutting ideas being considered by the Washington super-committee that's trying to cut dow..
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Local community ranked '4th Worst Housing Market'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Another dubious distinction for Southwest Florida real estate: one community is ranked in the top five in the nation, on a list of the "Worst Housing Markets."D..
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Amy Patterson's mother reveals new details

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

PINE ISLAND, Fla.- Its been just more than two months since Amy Patterson was reported missing.The Lee County Sheriff's Office brought in outside help to search the land and water ..
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Surging travel trend across SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

NAPLES, Fla. -- Local leisure, and travel. If you're strapped for cash - those are usually the first to go on your list. But AAA says, this October, something is different. Pe..
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Report: Fort Myers police discriminated

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police Chief Doug Baker is under fire as a group of activists calls for him to step down, following a new report out that shows his force discriminated..
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Perry lays out economic plan ahead of SWFL visit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

GRAY COURT, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry proposed dramatic tax and spending changes Tuesday, saying he would let Americans choose between a 20 percent f..
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