New information released in deadly Punta Gorda crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- WINK News is learning more about a crash that killed three people over the weekend in Punta Gorda. It happened Saturday at the intersection of Commerce Parkway a..
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GED student petitioning against new Florida tuition bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A student studying to get his GED is gathering signatures against a new bill passed in Florida requiring students to pay for classes that were formerly free. J..
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Suspect sketch released in Cape Coral homicide investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral Police have released two sketches of a possible suspect in a murder that happened last weekend. The suspect is described as being 30-35 years old; he ..
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Victim identified in North Fort Myers homicide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County Sheriff's deputies have identified a man found dead Thursday in North Fort Myers.     Deputies say Jesse Eugene Stokes, 38, ..
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Defense expert: Autopsy on Caylee Anthony 'shoddy'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A renowned forensic expert testified Saturday that the autopsy done on 2-year-old Caylee Anthony was "shoddy" and that the duct tape Florida prosecutors conten..
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State bans campfires in Florida wildlife areas

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has banned campfires on lands under its control.    The agency ordered the ban effecti..
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2011 moving up in rankings for bad wildfires in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Drought conditions in Florida are pushing 2011 up the list of the all-time worst years for wildfires. The Florida Division of Forestry said Friday tha..
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Discounted pet adoptions in June

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

If you're still looking for the perfect Fathers Day gift, you may be in luck. Lee County domestic animal services is offering discounted adoption fees. Cats are marked down to $10 ..
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Man steals flight attendant's identity, lands flight attendant job

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

MIAMI, Fla.- A Miami man is in hot water after he was caught stealing an identity and getting a job as an airline attendant.  Not only was he able to steal the identity, he go..
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Man arrested on airplane for saggy pants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

PHEONIX, Ariz.- A man's choice of clothes may have gotten him sent to the slammer. Now he's speaking out about the ordeal. He says his pants weren't around his ankles, but sitting ..
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United Airlines: Computers coming back online

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines says it's computer systems are up again. The airline made the announcement on Twitter more than five hours the systems went down, grounding fli..
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Reduced adoption fees at Lee County Animal Services

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Animal Services is offering reduced rates for dogs and cats this weekend. It's one of the busiest times of the year for them as they try to get hundred..
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LCSO: Submerged car belongs to missing woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla--Lee County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a car found in a retention pond at the intersection of Edison and College Parkway. They have also discovered a body..
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A race against time and Mother Nature to move a historic Punta Gorda home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- Built in 1924 by the Quindo family, it's 1624 square feet of Punta Gorda history. The quaint yellow house sits at 220 Goldstien street just off of U.S. 41 in the ..
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Unemployment rate stays steady in SWFL;new businesses hope to add jolt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

FORT MYERS, Fla - There is some good news for Florida's job market. New numbers released Friday show the state's unemployment rate dropped in May for the fifth straight month...
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National resources called to help control 5 wildfires burning within Big Cypress National Preserve

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Firefighters from eleven different states are currently en route to help local resources fight five separate fires all burning on Big Cypress National Preserv..
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Firefighters train for busy brush fire season

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -Firefighters from Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos and Naples suited up for the two hour training under scorching heat. The exercise is coming as ..
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State investigating possible cheating on FCAT results

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State officials suspect possible cheating on nearly 7,000 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests.    The Department of Education on Friday c..
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Florida's jobless rate drops again

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's unemployment rate dropped slightly in May, decreasing for a fifth straight month, and the state continued to add rather than lose jobs, labor off..
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Summerlin flyover now open

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The flyover at Summerlin Road and College Parkway is now open to traffic. The flyover opened Friday morning. The project overseen by Posen Construction has been ..
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