A trip to the skies for kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Pint sized pilot Doug Short has been in the air more times than he can count. Short is part of the Young Eagles, a program sponsored by the local chapter of the ..
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Open house party penalties strengthened

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It was nearly 4 years ago when 18 year old Florida Gulf Coast University student Mary Taaffe was killed after she drank at an underage house party and got behind..
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Jurors see scant evidence in Casey Anthony trial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - After more than 33 days of testimony, 400 pieces of evidence and sweeping promises from attorneys to prove how 2-year-old Caylee Anthony died, neither prosecut..
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Teen charged in fatal graduation party shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida teen has been formally charged with fatally shooting a man during an Osceola High School graduation party last month. Prosecutors say ..
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Naples police search for suspect in Saturday bank robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - Naples police are searching for a man who robbed a Wachovia Bank on Saturday morning.The robbery happened around 11am at the Wachovia on 820 Parkshore Drive.  O..
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Cape Coral officer dragged by vehicle during warrant stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral officer is recovering from minor injuries after being dragged by a car during a warrant stop. Cape police say an officer responded to the Petro Ame..
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Southwest plane returns to gate because of suspicious note

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Southwest Airlines plane headed for Alabama returned to its gate at Tampa International Airport before takeoff after a suspicious note was found.   &..
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Green market workshop teaches amateur gardeners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Local farmers rolled out everything from peppers to parsley at the Alliance of the Arts Saturday morning offering fresh, organic products to green market-goers. Grower Bob Donnelly..
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Protection groups ask holiday beach-goers to look out for turtle nests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

NAPLES, Fla. --Maura Kraus says being on sea turtle patrol is full-time work during nesting season, and with the Fourth of July expected to pack the beaches, this weekend won't be ..
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South Carolina man survived sixth lightning strike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

SENECA, South Carolina- Dressed in a gown, Melvin Roberts takes his first few steps inside Oconee Memorial Hospital since his fateful encounter with mother nature. "My feet are bur..
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NASA sues former astronaut

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla- NASA wants former astronaut Edgar Mitchell to return a camera that went to the moon on the Apollo 14 mission. The suit was filed in Miami federal court. NASA c..
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Duck Tape Creations Live in Studio

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney


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Only on WINK: Family of slain officer speaks about execution

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

BUCKINGHAM, Fla. -- With less than one year in office under his belt, Governor Rick Scott signed his first death warrant. Manuel Valle murdered a Coral Gables police officer more ..
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Florida laws get tougher to crack down on prescription drug abuse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi issued the following statement on the State of Florida’s implementation of the pill mill law and Florida Department of Hea..
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Mundle found not-guilty on felony murder charge

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A man accused of murder in a case where he didn't even pull the trigger was found not guilty Friday afternoon in Lee County court. But, Jarrett Mundle will head ..
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Florida's controversial Rocket Docket for foreclosure filings ends

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County courts credits the state's Rocket Docket initiative for clearing out a system, swamped with foreclosure filings. "We got rid of that giant boulder hang..
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New Lee County superintendent sworn in

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Dr. Joseph Burke was joined by family and friends as he was sworn in this morning at school district headquarters. Principals, teachers and staff from across the..
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Immigrant street theater part of national protest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Community and immigrant advocacy groups participated in a national effort to protest Georgia's new immigration laws with a silent theater performance in downtown Miami..
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FMPD to issue tickets for good deeds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Kids in Fort Myers may actually look forward to their next encounter with the "heat" this summer, thanks to a program developed by 7-Eleven® stores that rewar..
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Gov. Scott: Media should pay for public records

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott told newspaper editors that public records requests have skyrocketed since he's taken office and that fees he's charging to provide docu..
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