LEE COUNTY, Fla. - "This is basically kidnapping. And they took her out of the country," said Robert Hernandez. Samantha's father is relieved to know his daughter Samantha is at a ..
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirms Samir Cabrera was released Monday on bond. Cabrera will have to resign his original 100,000 bond. The defense wants all ch..
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A company is taking 100 jobs out of Southwest Florida because of a recent decision by the local government. Last week, Collier commissioners refused t..
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - In Vicky Cross' Vegas Queen Arcade, the action on the video screens is always red hot. But late last week something was different. Vicky's shop and several..
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Is there or isn't there a child in trouble in Port Charlotte? A call reporting a possible child abduction sent cops scrambling for clues Monday, but hours la..
SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A condemned South Fort Myers home will likely be torn down. In June, authorities found the remains of Gail Andrews' mother amid piles of garbage and ..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Congressman Connie Mack is blaming the White House for slowing down the economic recovery. Republican Connie Mack toured the Southwest Florida Enterprise Center ..
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County School District Superintendent Doctor James Browder has accepted a position at Edison State College. Next year, Edison plans to open a K-8 school. Dr...
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Squad was responsible for the arrest of a man wanted on 10 counts of rape in Nashville, Tennesse..
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A Bonita Springs man is in jail after deputies said he molested a pair of young relatives while he was babysitting them. 21-year-old Nicholas Lacombe is accu..
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Leonard Skinner, the basketball coach and gym teacher who inspired the name of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died in Jacksonville. He was 77. Skinner's da..
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News has learned a Collier deputy who's gun was stolen out of his unlocked vehicle could face administrative discipline. Deputy Jason Slapp wrote his su..
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando bass tournament pro, who authorities say was involved in international firearms trafficking, was sentenced to just over two years in prison in Orlan..
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two members of Congress have launched a campaign to defeat a pair of redistricting proposals designed to stop gerrymandering that favors incumbents and the..
ARCADIA, Fla. - An Arcadia police officer has been terminated after hitting a man. According to documents obtained by WINK News, Sergeant William Metcalf punched a man twice in the..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Rev. Stephen McNamara, pastor of Resurrection of Our Lord parish in Fort Myers has been elevated to the title of Monsignor by Pope Benedict the XVI. Msgr. Stephe..
NORTH PORT, Fla. - North Port police are looking for a man who attacked a 76 year old woman in her home. Investigators said the man came to a home on Herbison Avenue, claiming he w..
FWC - A Florida burrowing owl, listed as a species of special concern, was just hours away from becoming a cruise ship stowaway on Saturday. Just before Royal Caribbean Internation..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal food regulators pondered Monday whether to say, for the first time, that it's OK to market a genetically engineered animal as safe for people to eat. The ..
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's inspector general is criticizing the head of the space agency for his contact with an oil company. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is a former ..