North Port Police arrested man in teacher killing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla.- Police have arrested Katrelle D'Mario Johnson, 19, of 1220 Waycross Street in North Port, in connection with a shooting that took place in March of this year. Joh..
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Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An anonymous tip to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers has resulted in the arrest of Hector Benitez. He was arrested at 2:38 p.m. today at Ebson Lane and Bahia Driv..
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Report highlights need to clean Gulf

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOUSTON (AP) - A task force appointed by President Barack Obama says coastal states must work together to restore elements of the Gulf of Mexico that have made it a backbone of the..
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2 Miami-Dade officers credited with saving dog

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Two Miami-Dade police officers are credited with saving a German shepherd that was hit by a vehicle and left to die in the street.    Detective Roy Rutl..
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Report: 2 dead, 4 injured in Calif quarry shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say an employee has opened fire at a meeting at a Northern California quarry, killing two people and injuring four others.    KG..
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Governor Rick Scott in Southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -  Today October 5th, The News-Press Media Group is producing a landmark regional Market Watch Education Summit and Governor Rick Scott will provid..
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President proposes more access for debt collectors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Part of President Obama's $3-trillion deficit-reduction plan includes a measure that would make it easier for private debt collectors to contact people overdue o..
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Cape church creates jobs with thrift store

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral church has found a unique way of helping boost the local economy: by converting other people's old stuff into jobs. Cape Coral Community Church star..
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Grandmother fights for teens enrollment in Collier

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

NAPLES, Fla.- When Sheila Reaas brought her granddaughters down to Naples in late August, she was hoping to give them a fresh start.But while compiling the right documents to enrol..
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Fla. PSC cuts telephone regulatory fees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State fees paid by telephone companies in Florida are dropping due to deregulation.    The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday agreed..
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Texas drought could impact Florida beef prices

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla.- Mother Nature is messing with Texas' cattle industry. Experts say the record drought there, could cause roller coaster beef prices here in Florida. The devasta..
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New airport security program kicks off today

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Starting today, select passengers may be able to breeze through security lines at major airports like Miami, Detroit, Atlanta, and Dallas. Reporter Sarah Pusateri..
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Talks continue of expanding Centennial Park

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  The city of Fort Myers is discussing using taxpayer dollars to purchase land once meant for a high-rise condo. The land sits right next to Centennial ..
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Jury begins viewing 6 hours of child porn evidence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A jury in a Collier County courtroom is wrapping up for the day, but not before having to view child pornography evidence in a case.  Daniel Guavara-Vil..
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Red tide bloom off coast of Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

GULF OF MEXICO, Fla.- Local biologists are on the hunt for red tide.  WINK News went out on the water Tuesday as a local biologist sampled for the algae that has been spotted ..
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Vehicle crash on NB I-75 affecting traffic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A vehicle has crashed into the Terry overpass on northbound I-75 at mile marker 117. Two people have been injured. All three lanes of traffic are open and mov..
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Pinellas County to stop putting fluoride in water

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - The Pinellas County Commission has voted to end its seven-year practice of putting fluoride into the county's drinking water.    Commissioner..
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New speed limits effect 3 Collier County roads

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Collier County motorists may notice changes to some speed limit signs as new speed limits along sections of three county roads are now in effect. The Collier County B..
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Biden touts jobs bill at Tampa-area school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAND O'LAKES, Fla. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says Congress must pass the president's American Jobs Act to stop the widespread teacher layoffs made necessary by local budget s..
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Lee to hire consultant to work with Mn. Twins

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County will pay up to 200,000 dollars to hire a consultant to find out what the Minnesota Twins want and need for their spring training home. The consultant w..
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