Arrest made in deaths of 4 found in burning home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Marion County Sheriff's officials say they've arrested a man suspected of killing two women and two children whose bodies were found inside a burning home. ..
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US promises more money for Everglades restoration

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - More money is coming to help with restoration of the Florida Everglades, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Florida officials announced Thursday dur..
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Fla gang trial turns deadly with witness' killing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The day Eguel Geffrard was supposed to testify in the trial of the man accused of leading one of South Florida's most violent gangs, police found his b..
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Lee County boat ramp to close for repairs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Pine Island, Fla.— The public boat ramp in Bokeelia on the north tip of Pine Island will close for repairs Sept. 6 so Lee County Parks & Recreation can add cement slabs t..
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Sandy Parrot burglars sought

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On August 1, 2011 Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burglary at The Sandy Parrot Tiki Bar and Grill, located at 17200..
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Beach water testing cut back to save money

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Florida Department of Health is making budget cuts, and beach water testing will be taking a hit. Some beaches will only be tested twice a month, instead of o..
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Police investigating suspicious incident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police are investigating a possible kidnapping, but have not received a missing child report and the incident is being called "suspicious." On Wednesday, August 1..
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Cape traffic strategy leads to decline in crashes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Traffic Citations are down 34 percent from this time last year, and that’s fine with the Cape Coral Police Department. That’s because traffic crashes ..
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Men charged with break-in at Rays players' home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) - Detectives say they've caught two southwest Florida men who burglarized a home shared by three Tampa Bay Rays players during spring training in March.&n..
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One dead in trailer fire in Grove City

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

GROVE CITY, Fla.-- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives and the State Fire Marshall are investigating the death of person found inside a mobile home trailer ..
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Counterfeit credit card arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriffs Deputies have arrested a man with cloned credit cards inside his shoes. The discovery was made Wednesday during a routine traffic stop o..
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News-Press changes comment policy, sparks debate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Changes to how people comment on the News-Press's online articles has a lot of people talking. Wednesday night, the newspaper's website launched a Facebook featu..
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Major flooding in Cape Coral due to heavy rainfall

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Wednesday proved to be a wet day throughout most of southwest Florida and even though the rain let up by nightfall, it left a mark in parts of Lee County includ..
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Another round in Ten Commandments fight hits Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CROSS CITY, Fla. (AP) - The folks who live in this sparsely populated rural region along Florida's upper west coast don't like outsiders butting in, especially when it comes to the..
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Hug an alligator

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - When you think of Downtown Naples you probably think of the shops and restaurants. But do you ever think about alligators? Mike Sturgill, better known as Gatorman Mi..
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Downtown Fort Myers dedicates 'eagle tree'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Downtown Fort Myers has a new landmark: an eagle tree.Late Wednesday afternoon, Lee County leaders officially dedicated the tree and what a sight it is.It stands ..
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Pet acupuncture: the new splurge for animal lovers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's normally reserved for people, but some animal lovers are now purchasing acupuncture for their pets. The ancient Chinese treatment is pricey, but promises a m..
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Lee County weatherization funding available

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Weatherization Program is helping families across Southwest Florida become more energy-efficient, without paying a dime. "We will do windows, doors..
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Behind the scenes at Cirque Du Soleil

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A weekend of body bending, high flying fun is in store at the Germain Arena. Cirque Du Soleil's Alegria kicks off Wednesday night. WINK News' Lauren Pastrana got ..
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Lehigh fire leaves family homeless

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Crews in Lehigh are still working on a massive house fire at this hour. Mid-Wednesday afternoon, smoke and flames were shooting from 745 Mirror Lakes Drives. T..
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