Bears’ appetites soar in fall, so stash your trash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Florida black bears turn into eating machines this time of year, stuffing their stomachs in preparation for winter. For gluttonous bears, raiding a garbage can may be more appealin..
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Bonita man killed in forklift accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Christian Flores, 30, of Bonita Springs, was working for J & A Loading of Bonita Springs when he was killed in a forklift accident on Wednesday evening. The compa..
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Police arrest 5 in prostitution sting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Thursday night, August 31, 2011, the Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with the assistance of uniformed officers conducted a prost..
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Traffic stop leads deputies to arrests, cocaine

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A traffic stop on Alligator Alley in East Naples led to the arrests of two men on felony charges and more than a pound of cocaine valued at over $17,000 Wednesda..
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Nationwide manhunt for Proctor and missing teacher

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOKEELIA, Fla.- The missing Cape Coral teacher, Amy Patterson, is now believed to be dead. She disappeared in July and authorities are calling her boyfriend the prime suspect. Dani..
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Juvenile delinquency down 10 percent in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Juvenile delinquency is continuing to drop in Florida.    Preliminary figures released this week show a 10 percent decline in delinquency re..
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Forecasters eye Gulf disturbance, could be storm

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A low pressure system over the Gulf of Mexico could become a tropical depression by the weekend, forecasters said Thursday, bringing the possibility of flash flo..
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CCSO asking public to ID armed robber of 7-Eleven

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives are asking the public for assistance in identifying surveillance photos taken in the armed robbery of ..
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Fla. Panhandle boater missing after fishing trip

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard has called off a search for a Panhandle man never returned from a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico.    Authorities say 41-ye..
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CCSO arrests North Port teen in $9,500 theft

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office and North Port Police worked together in solving an Aug. 25 home burglary in the 15000 block of Chamberlain Blvd., Port ..
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Cohabitation still against the law in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

This may come as a surprise to many people, but it is still illegal in Florida for a man and a woman to live together unless they're married. More surprising is that in the last tw..
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North Fla. surfer bitten by shark

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CRESCENT BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old surfer was bitten by shark at Crescent Beach.    Shane Lancaster told the St. Augustine Record he felt some..
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Hurricane Katia continues moving across Atlantic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Katia is making its trek across the Atlantic with little change in strength.    Katia has maximum sustained winds early Thursday near 75 mph (..
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Armed Robbery in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

Wink News on the scene as Cape Coral Police search for a suspect in an armed robbery. It happened just before midnight at the Circle K on Santa Barbara and Veterans.  A perime..
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State may avoid budget shortfall next year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The push by Florida lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott to make deep spending cuts this year may pay off during the crucial 2012 election season. A new fore..
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"The Situation" partners in tan business

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

MIAMI (AP) - MTV reality star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is turning his hobby of tanning into a business venture in Florida. Sorrentino has been named a partner of Boca T..
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Teen accused of school plot to be charged as adult

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Hillsborough County State Attorney says the 17-year-old who is charged with plotting to blow up his high school will be tried as an adult. Jared Cano wa..
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Man with toy gun shot, killed by police in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in North Miami Beach say a man carrying what was later determined to be a toy rifle was shot and killed by police. The incident bega..
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Auditioning for jobs in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Some people in Lee County will do just about anything for a job. That includes singing, dancing and even quacking like a duck. Over the past several weeks, more ..
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LCSO:Teacher likely victim of domestic homicide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Mariner Middle School teacher Amy Patterson disappeared in July.  Now her ex-husband, who she is dating again, Daniel Proctor, is being called a suspect.&n..
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