Speed politics in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-   It's like speed dating, political style. Tuesday you have a chance to mix and mingle with city leaders in Cape Coral at a unique event. ..
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Homeowners in Naples have message for those responsible for vulgar spray painting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- Vulgar vandalism is showing up in an east Naples neighborhood. Words and images were spray painted on homes and cars over the weekend. Even though police don't ha..
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Family members of local bicyclist killed react to the loss of their loved one

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The family of a woman hit and killed while riding her bicycle over the weekend is talking to WINK News. They say 46-year-old Tracey Kleinpell was a light to the ..
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Fire destroys east Naples apartment complex

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NAPLES, Fla. -- Several families are without a home after a fire guts an east Naples apartment complex. The fire happened just after 12 a.m. Monday on Washington Avenue. Tenant Je..
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Cape Coral considers raises for council, mayor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Cape Coral city council heard a committee's suggestions for changes to the city charter on Monday night.  Among the 11 proposals: pay council members mo..
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DeSoto County residents worry about state plans to close correctional facility

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

ARCADIA, Fla.- The DeSoto Juveline Correctional Complex in DeSoto County is home to about 130 teenage criminals and is the work place for more than 400 residents. The state wants..
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Woman with Alzheimer's disease found dead in Cape Coral canal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -  A person kayaking a Cape Coral canal found a woman floating in the water, unconscious.   According to Cape Coral Police Patricia Stiner was found in t..
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Pregnant Fort Myers woman stabbed over 30 times, now recovering at hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News is learning more about the stabbing of a pregnant Fort Myers woman. Brand new details reveal the suspect, someone the pregnant woman knew, stabbed..
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Is fresh from the Farmer's Market fresh from the farm?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you like to buy produce from your local farmers market, a WINK News investigation will have you asking questions about your hand picked food. The fruits and v..
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Talk Spreads of Possible Special Fire Assessment in Lehigh Acres

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- People in Lehigh Acres are reacting to news that the fire district may ask approval of a special assessment to raise money.   The cash would fill a hole in..
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Drivers urged to be careful as fire burns closer to US 41

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

UPDATE 10:50p.m. - The wildfire in the Big Cypress National Preserve has burned 35,850 acres as of Monday evening.   The southern portion of the controlled burn has been ..
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Thieves target SWFL sport motorcycles

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Investigators say thieves have been taking aim at sport bikes left in the open at local condo and apartment complexes. Lee County deputies say they've had 4 stol..
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Cape Coral man arrested for allegedly abusing 5-year-old daughter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres woman came to the Cape Coral Police Department to make a report of child abuse on April 20. The woman told officers that her 5-year-old daughter wa..
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Casey Anthony jury selection begins in Pinellas County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla.- One of Florida's biggest murder trials started this morning. Lawyers in the Casey Anthony trial spent the day questioning dozens of prospective jurors. She's..
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Fla. appeal court rules for lawmakers in fee case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The 1st District Court of Appeal says legislators can't be sued to challenge laws on grounds they didn't get enough votes. Monday's ruling came in a lawsui..
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NASA: Next-to-last shuttle launch set for May 16

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA says it will try again next Monday to launch Endeavour on the next-to-last space shuttle flight. It will be the second attempt to send Endeavour on..
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21 years later, Cape Detectives continue to investigate Cornell-Story murders

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Tuesday will mark the 21st anniversary of the brutal murders of 11-year-old Robin Cornell and 32-year-old Lisa Story. The two were killed in their apartment in Ca..
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Officers investigate possible gun shots near U. of Florida campus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Local police are investigating a call that reported possible shots fired near the University of Florida, according to a spokesperson from the University.  J..
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Fla. man pleads guilty to impersonating FBI agent

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Broward County man has pleaded guilty to impersonating an FBI agent using a fake badge and phony credentials. Daniel F. Cleary of Weston admitted Mon..
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Gov. Scott stops by WINK studio

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Governor Rick Scott stops by the WINK studio for an exclusive live interview with Rob Spicker and Lindsay Liepman.  Gov. Scott signed the Officer Andrew Widma..
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