Fla. man charged with trying to shoot police

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A man with a lengthy criminal background has been charged with attempted murder after Orlando Police say he fired several shots at them during a hotel standoff..
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Tampa officer shoots man family said was suicidal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a Tampa police officer shot a man who was reportedly suicidal and pointing his weapon at police. Police spokeswoman Laura McElroy says 74-year-old ..
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Lawsuit: Chase Bank declared Fla. woman dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida woman says she's having numerous financial troubles because of a bank error that caused Chase Bank USA to declare her dead last November. Wre..
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Punta Gorda store reopens after driver crashes through window

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- A Punta Gorda business is back open after a man drove his car into the front of the store. Pies and Plates is a specialty coffee shop and bistro in the shopping ..
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Single spacewalk left for NASA's shuttle era

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - It's the last spacewalk of the shuttle era. But it will be conducted by a pair of space station residents. Astronauts Michael Fossum and Ronald Garan Jr..
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Overnight fire in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-   An investigation is underway after an overnight fire in Cape Coral. WINK News was on the scene as it happened around 1a.m. at NE 2nd Avenue and NE 4th..
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Cameras catch thieves swiping purse in bar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Nancy Martin was sitting at the bar of Wicked Wings 'N' Things Friday night with family and friends. Her purse was under her seat when she got up to sing karaoke...
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2-year-old drowns in Immokalee swimming pool

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- Collier County deputies are investigating the apparent drowning death of a 2-year-old girl in a pool in Immokalee on Monday evening. Andrea Meza Santana was fou..
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Collier County deadly shooting suspect charged with second-degree murder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - WINK News has learned the suspect in last week's deadly hospital shooting in Collier County is now behind bars. The Collier County Sheriff's Office said Jeffr..
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USDA commits $11 million to stop devastating citrus tree disease

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla. - The federal government is stepping in to try to stop the latest threat to Florida's citrus industry.  The USDA announced $11 million will go toward resea..
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Cape Coral Canal Watch volunteers talk about program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The city of Cape Coral says it has more canals than Venice, Italy! You can imagine, monitoring 400 miles of residential canals is a tough job. So for years, loca..
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Back to school...Already!

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - No more pencils, no more books...it's more like no more summer break! This morning nearly 700 kids in Collier County started school a month earlier than usua..
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Federal judge rules Samir Cabrera can't be retried

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Robert Mengle says he invested with former real estate agent Samir Cabrera-- and paid the price. "He's not an honest person," he said. He says cabrera took hi..
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Cape Coral drivers dealing with new roadwork

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- Cape Coral drivers are dealing with yet another road construction project. Cape Coral Parkway is getting a much-needed face lift. The more 40,000 motorists who t..
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On time and on budget to finish the Red Sox stadium in Jan. 2012

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The project manager says workers are on time and on budget to finish Jet Blue Park, the new stadium for the Boston Red Sox spring training, on Jan. 12 of next yea..
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AFCAAM Digital U educates students about technology

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - More than a dozen local students in the Dunbar community have a tighter grip on technology, thanks to a free class. The African Caribbean American Center partner..
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Naples duck survives for weeks with blow dart through head

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- Talk about having a headache. A Muscovy duck in Naples has been waddling around with a blow dart stuck square through its head, for three full weeks. Experts say the ..
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Murder investigation under way after body found in N. Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Detectives are asking that anyone with information concerning Tony Churchwell’s whereabouts between July 8 and July 11 to call the Lee Count..
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'2 dads' case goes to Supreme Court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A gay rights organization is seeking Supreme Court review of the case of a gay couple who wanted both their names to appear on the birth certificate of the Louis..
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House fire in Lehigh Acres causes damage to garage and kitchen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On Monday afternoon, a home on 6th Street SW caught fire. The fire was contained to the garage and kitchen, and the cause is still unknown. WINK News will bring..
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