Fort Myers woman subject of possible Internet Scam

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Tuesday, a Fort Myers woman contacted the Lee County Sheriff's Office to report a Grand Theft and an Internet Scam. The woman is originally from Lithuania and ..
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Reward offered for arrest in speared turtle case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - Residents, businesses and advocacy groups have cobbled together more than $10,000 in cash and services to offer as a reward for information leading to the arr..
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Police say man robs 2 stores on his birthday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man pulled off two armed robberies in the Daytona Beach area on his birthday.    Daytona Beach police arrested Charles W. She..
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Woman leaves infant at Lake Mary fire station

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) - Firefighters were finishing up lunch when a woman rang the doorbell and asked to leave her baby under the state's safe-haven program.    Lake ..
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Pedestrian hit, killed by car in St. Petersburg

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A pedestrian was hit by a car and dragged for a short distance after collapsing in a St. Petersburg crosswalk.    Police say the incident..
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UF begins eating disorders program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The University of Florida is establishing an eating disorders program.    The university's College of Medicine announced Tuesday that Dr. Ke..
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Nebraska firm seeks incentives to move to Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SYRACUSE, Neb. (AP) - Documents say a southeastern Nebraska company is seeking tax incentives to move its operations to Florida.    The Lincoln Journal Star reports ..
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Golden Gate bank robbery Wednesday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the man who robbed a Golden Gate bank Wednesday morning. Deputies responded to a re..
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Cape Metal-Theft Taskforce makes arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On July 29th Officers responded to a report of copper theft at the Lee County School District construction site for the ALC building located at 1429 NE 15th Avenu..
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Tracking the bottom line in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With the big swing on Wall Street over the last several days, WINK News wanted to know if people are worried and spending less.  We went straight to people..
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Salvation Army seeing record amount in need

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Terry Norberg is unemployed and homeless. Like many others, he joins the line at the local Salvation Army kitchen for a free meal."The restaurant where I wo..
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Womens shelter in need of school supply donations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

As kids in Collier county get ready to head off to school, families are flocking to local stores crossing off their lists of needed supplies.. But for those seeking shelter from do..
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Cape Coral Mayor: photo is 'misleading, unethical'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

 CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Cape Coral's mayor is fired up over a photo. John Sullivan says a photo of him taken years ago is now being twisted into meaning something for which it wa..
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Jail's top 5 "frequent flyers" cost taxpayers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEE COUNTY JAIL- Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott is sounding off about "repeat offenders."After WINK News did the math and found five criminals have been arrested 873 times! "If this..
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Woman cited for rear-ending state trooper

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida woman has been cited after authorities say she crashed into a state trooper who was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 4.    ..
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Will turmoil have impact on local real estate?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- "This is not good news for the real estate market long term," says realtor Denny Grimes. But he says we are not seeing the effects yet. Stocks crashed and debt ce..
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Miami-Washington flight diverted to South Carolina

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An American Airlines flight from Miami to Washington, D.C., has landed in Charleston after encountering what an airport official called severe turbulence.&n..
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Bowditch Beach off limits to swimming

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - A popular area on Fort Myers Beach is off limits to swimming after health officials discovered dangerous levels of bacteria in the water during routine wee..
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SWFL Ghostbusters look into Capt'n Con's

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOKEELIA, Fla.- Have you ever heard things go bump in the night and you can't explain it? Have you seen a ghost? You may be interested to know that right here in Southwest Florida ..
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Recovered hoarder takes WINK inside transformation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- One Fort Myers woman takes WINK News inside her home to witness a true turnaround. The recovering hoarder's house was once stacked to the ceiling in filth, but th..
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