SWFL is ready for the 'Silver Tsunami'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- In this economy, it seems like every program has taken a hit, but one state-wide initiative still has all it's funding in tact. The Florida Alzheimer's Disease In..
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Ga. police receive tips on fugitive siblings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - Investigators say they received a tip that three Florida siblings accused of firing shots at a Florida police car and then robbing a bank in south Georgia may have t..
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Offshore investors snapping up Fla. real estate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Offshore investors are flocking to Florida's distressed real estate prices as major companies with ties to Hong Kong, Spain, Argentina and Malaysia are snapping up pro..
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Rapper Big Boi arrested on drug charges in Miami

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Grammy-winning OutKast rapper Big Boi has been arrested in Miami on charges of illegally possessing drugs including ecstasy and Viagra pills.    The rap..
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1 dead after explosion at Fla. utility substation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - One person has died and two others were seriously injured after fire officials said a transformer exploded at a central Florida utility substation. &nbs..
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King Fisher Fleet supports National Library Month

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- King Fisher Fleet, headquartered at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, announces that it will support National Library Month (September) in Charlotte..
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US athlete, defies age in swim across FL Straits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HAVANA (AP) - Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad stroked through the Florida Straits early Monday, trying to accomplish at 61 years old what she failed to do at 28: swim more than 100 mi..
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Naples dog locked in hot car

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- On Friday at nearly 3 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1900 9th St. N in Naples in reference to a dog locked in an unattended vehicle without air conditioning. Upon ..
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Naples Lens Crafters hit by thieves

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- On Sunday, around 3 p.m., Deputies responded to Lens Crafters, located at 2628 Tamiami Trail North in Naples, in reference to a theft complaint.Upon arrival, officers..
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Fla. mom jailed for allegedly biting son

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A Lakeland mother has been arrested for child abuse after family members said she bit her son.    Police investigated 26-year-old Ann Marie Kan..
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Underwater art exhibit debuts in Florida Keys

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - An underwater art exhibit has debuted on a former Air Force missile tracking ship sunk in the Florida Keys.    Austrian art photographer Andrea..
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Would-be victim shoots man who tried to rob him

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a would-be victim pulled a gun and shot a man who tried to rob him in a restaurant parking lot in St. Petersburg.    St. ..
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4 injured in Miami nightclub shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Police say four people were injured in a shooting at a Miami nightclub.    The shooting happened about 3 a.m. Monday at the 90 Degree club in downtown M..
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Gov. Scott makes special delivery to WINK News

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Gov. Rick Scott visited the WINK News studio with a donut delivery Monday to promote his "work days" campaign. "Like most Floridians, I have worked hard all my li..
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Students and parents ready for school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Some Fort Myers kids got one last taste of summer Sunday afternoon. The Covenant Presbyterian Church on McGregor gave the kids a treat before their first day of ..
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1 dead after explosion at Fla. utility substation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - One person has died and two others were seriously injured after fire officials said a transformer exploded at a central Florida utility substation. Kiss..
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September 11 memorial tours SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

A southwest Florida artist is paying tribute to the victims of September 11 in a big way. As the 10th anniversary approaches, she is memorializing each of those who lost their life..
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Mother charged $20K for late son's body

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A teenager dies in China and now his mother says the country is charging her $20,000 to get his body back - money she doesn't have. Paula Kemp's 19 year old son,..
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Teen accused of killing sister in fight over phone

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Investigators say a 17-year-old girl shot and killed her 14-year-old foster sister in a fight over a cell phone. The girl appeared in a Pensacola c..
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Bail denied for 3 charged with financing Taliban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami federal judge has ensured that an elderly Muslim cleric and both of his sons will remain in custody until trial on charges of financially supporting the Pakist..
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