Fire departments combine efforts to battle boat fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A call came into the Bonita Springs Fire Department around noon in regards to an anchored boat on fire on the east side of Big Carlos Pass. All of the passeng..
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CCSO arrests man for sexual battery on 10-year-old girl

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Gregston David Haynes, 49, of Hammond, Indiana, and charged him with Sexual Battery on a 10-year-old girl. CCSO r..
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Ralph Lauren employee arrested for coordinating thefts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- On Wednesday, 19-year-old Patrick B. McCray Jr., an employee of Polo Ralph Lauren, was arrested for coordinating others' retail thefts to the tune of over $3,000...
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Warrant issued in Pt. Charlotte Christmas stabbing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives issued a warrant for the arrest of Leon Akeem Mercurius, 23, of Port Charlotte. He is wanted for a stabbing incident Chr..
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New, sweeter, strawberry variety developed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WIMAUMA, Fla. (AP) - Researchers have developed a sweeter, earlier-blossoming strawberry variety that has Florida farmers excited about future growing seasons.    Th..
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Miami officials seek end to New Year's gunfire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Miami city officials are urging residents not to celebrate New Year's Eve with gunfire.    Mayor Tomas Regalado, Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa and oth..
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Fla. man with 3 DUIs pulled over for driving drunk

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - Police say a 30-year-old man with three previous DUI convictions is accused of driving impaired while speeding away from authorities with unrestrained ch..
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2 arrests in death of woman found floating in lake

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Two 21-year-old men are accused of killing a woman whose body was found floating in a St. Petersburg lake on Christmas Day.    St. Peters..
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Crash kills 1, closes I-95 north in central Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) - The northbound lanes of Interstate 95 are closed following a crash involving three tractor-trailers and a passenger vehicle. One person is confirmed dead.&..
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Last shuttle flight is Fla.'s top story

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The end of the space shuttle program after more than three decades of flights to low-earth orbit launched past Gov. Rick Scott's shakeup of state government an..
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Christmas Eve robber writes letter to victims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida robber wrote an apology to his victims, saying he broke into their cars on Christmas Eve to feed his crack cocaine habit.&n..
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Family remembers worker who died on radio tower

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Nick Rouskey's family say he'll be remembered for many things -- earning a Bronze Star for his service in the Vietnam War, being a dedicated family man and an al..
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Fans line up to meet Regis in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

NAPLES,Fla– The Naples economy is getting an extra boost from a well known celebrity. Regis Philbin is in town to promote his book and perform at the Philharmonic. Wednesday ..
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WINK News welcomes newest addition to the family

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FT. MYERS, Fla. - WINK News is excited to announce the arrival of Micah Collin Spinetto, born at 4:18 on Dec. 28, 2011, to morning anchor Lindsay Liepman and her husband, reporter ..
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Traffic camera repeal filed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The traffic cameras meant to keep motorists from blowing through red lights could come down, if some state lawmakers get their way. Representative Scott Plako..
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Call For Action gets back thousands

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla.- When you have a problem, our CALL FOR ACTION Volunteers work to make it right. This year they recovered more than $90,000 for people in Southwest Florida. Our vol..
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FL voter registration deadline nears for GOP primary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Voters only have a few days left to register or change their party affiliation in order to cast a ballot in the Florida primary. Shirley Geuther says filing out ..
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Dredging may be needed again at Blind Pass

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

SANIBEL, Fla.- A multi-million dollar project to open Blind Pass may have reached its limit. The beautiful blue waters of the pass separate Sanibel and Captiva. In 2009, Lee County..
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Lehigh Acres rental home stripped of all appliances

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- It's a burglary with a bizarre twist: someone stripped a Lehigh Acres rental home of all it's appliances."They got the stove, the refrigerator, the washer, the ..
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Lee County Health Department issues warnings about red tide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Health Department has a few precautions for you before you take a walk on the beach. Over 100 dead fish were counted just floating near the Punta R..
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