Kern facing charges in death of James Arthur, family speaks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Garrett Kern is on his way back to southwest Florida.  He is the man accused of killing his step-grandfather and then dumping his body in the woods in Cape..
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Church offers Occupy Fort Myers its property

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Occupy Fort Myers has been forced out of the city. But protesters have not given up. They've been offered a new home base, where they are planning their next mov..
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State unemployment rate at lowest level in 28 months

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - Unemployment in Florida is at its lowest level in more than two years. The rate, which now stands at 10.4%, is still higher than the national average of 9%.In Collie..
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Son of Fort Myers couple part of historic NASA launch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Colby Robertson

FORT MYERS, Fla -- Next Friday, NASA will launch it's newest rover to Mars. Five thousand people have worked on every aspect of the mission for nearly five years, including the son..
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Habitual offender terms for Fla. juveniles nixed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Juveniles convicted as adults cannot be sentenced in Florida as habitual violent offenders.    The 1st District Court of Appeal issued that ..
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Sheriff: Occupy must go

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office had said they would start arresting Occupy Fort Myers protesters who were not leaving the old county courthouse by 5 p.m. on Frida..
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Shooting near Page Field leaves 1 injured

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Friday, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to shots fired at 206 2nd Street, near Page Field. A short time..
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CCSO seeks missing baby and mother

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Deputies are asking for the public's help in locating a 29-year-old Collier County woman and her 1-year-old daughter. Mari Lehr and her daughter Dalila Cornel..
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Fla. official who got overpayment abruptly resigns

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An official with Gov. Rick Scott's administration who had been given three years to repay the state more than $21,000 is no longer on the job.   ..
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Woman stabs boyfriend with a paring knife

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Janet Sivak was arrested on Friday for aggravated battery domestic violence after stabbing her 54-year-old boyfriend in the stomach with a paring knife. Both indi..
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FMPD looking for suspect who stole items out of parked truck

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On November 4, 2011 the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a vehicle burglary at a convenience store located at 2948 Hanson Street. Sometime between 9:30 a..
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Noise battle could drive out restaurant

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A restaurant that plays karaoke in Downtown Fort Myers may be evicted, because of concerns about noise. The building owners claim What's Up Dog is bothering peopl..
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State Supreme Court removes central Florida judge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has removed a central Florida judge from the bench.    The justices on Friday unanimously ruled Circuit Judge N. Jam..
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SWFL job fair & new bill offers vets opportunity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News and several community partners have teamed up to host a huge job fair, but this employment expo has a special twist: it's aimed at serving those, who've..
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Kern faces Second Degree Murder charge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Upon arrival in Lee County, Garrett Kern will be charged with Second Degree Murder in the case of James Arthur. Arthur, Kern's step-grandfather, was missing for a..
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Man stabs girlfriend and her dog, too

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Dennis Hemingway, 40, was arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and animal cruelty after stabbing his girlfriend and her dog. Hemingway was arguing..
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Fla. man admits role in telemarketing scheme

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A Florida man accused in a federal crackdown on telemarketing fraud faces sentencing next spring now that he's admitted having a role in bilking $30 mil..
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CCSO arrests man for burglary at Peace River Fish Camp

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives Thursday arrested Phillip George Mullin, 45, 29214 Snook Circle, Punta Gorda, for burglary to a shed. The shed is located a..
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Florida's Oct. jobless rate drops to 10.3 percent

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's unemployment rate is continuing to fall.    State officials on Friday said the seasonally adjusted rate dropped by 0.3 percentage ..
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Ft. Myers Occupier arrested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Occupy Fort Myers protester, Constance Galati, was arrested in Centennial Park Thursday night after arguing with police officers. Officers from the Fort Myers Pol..
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