Six arrested in Charlotte Co. after visiting local pain management doctors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives arrested six people from Sweetwater, Tennessee, on drug charges on Tuesday. They came to Florida to see a pa..
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Family: woman's kindness led to death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

ESTERO, FL- She's the Estero woman who had been missing for weeks until her remains were found on Tuesday.  Julie Temperly says, "She was a kind woman, she loved talking with ..
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Florida school nutrition bill passed by Senate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate has approved a proposal from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to take over school food and nutrition programs from th..
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FAA orders air traffic control management shake-up

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday replaced three top managers in the nation's air traffic control system following embarrassing incidents of controlle..
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After three days, brush fires continue to burn in Golden Gate Estates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Brush fires in the Golden Gate Estates of Collier County have been burning for almost three days as of Friday. The brush fire is being called a slope fire and..
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Local hunger summit focuses on kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- With summer vacation fast-approaching, kids will no longer have access to the school lunches many parents depend on to keep their child's stomach full. In hopes ..
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Fla. Senate expands state's child pornography law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate voted to extend the state's anti-child pornography law to include not just possessing but also intentionally looking at such images. The..
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Punta Gorda bank uses marquee sign to express displeasure with City Council

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

The sign in front of the Calusa National Bank in Punta Gorda says it all: "LARRY VS TODD BOXING FOR CHARITY ..ERRR THE CITY" According to bank manager Todd Katz, the message is a ..
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Lee County Doctor Behind Bars accused of running Pill Mills

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LEE COUNTY, FL - Dr. Jacinta Gillis, was taken into custody on Thursday after a traffic stop on Colonial Boulevard near I-75. Dr. Gillis is accused of operating pill mills out of h..
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Lehigh man may sue after being forced to ride ambulance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lehigh Acres man says he was forced to take an ambulance ride to the hospital. Now he's stuck with the bill he doesn't think he should have to pay. Last May,..
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Massive brush fire continues to burn in Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

GOLDEN GATE, Fla.- An over 2,300 acre brush fire continues to blaze in Golden Gate Estates. Firefighters have the fire about 50% contained, as of Thursday night. The wildfire start..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK News investigate taxpayers giving more than a million dollars to banks in ATM fees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Call for Action investigation uncovers more than one million dollars of taxpayer money spent on ATM fees. It's part of an in-depth investigation into how peop..
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NASA braces for Giffords, Obama, huge launch crowd

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA officials say they're pleased that space shuttle Endeavour's final launch is expected to attract more than a half-million visitors Friday, includin..
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Southwest Florida continues to fight several major brush fires

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Southwest Florida continues to fight several major brush fires. Thousands of acres are charred across all of our region. The largest fire in the area is in Collier County. Mor..
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Father of Lords of Chaos ringleader says Kevin Foster had a troubled childhood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lords of Chaos ringleader was back in a Lee County courtroom Thursday. Kevin Foster wants his death sentence overturned because he has a mental illness and b..
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Husband, wife plead guilty in kidnap of CA girl

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A convicted sex offender and his wife have pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping and raping a Northern California girl when she was 11 and holding her ..
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Guns bills approved by Fla. Senate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate on Thursday, by a succession of mostly party-line votes, approved a trio of bills that supporters say will ensure citizens' constitution..
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Disaster training staged at Naples Airport

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Two hundred people took part in a training exercise at the Naples Airport. The scenario, a hijacked plane crashed into Mosquito Control, causing a hazmat situ..
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Fla. man waves air gun at speeders on his street

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A man angered by people speeding in his Melbourne Beach community, climbed onto his roof and started waving what turned out to be an air rifle at motor..
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Drug dealer calls CCSO to report burglary after being raided by detectives

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Street Crimes and Narcotics units raided a Port Charlotte drug home at 18227 Ackerman Avenue at 11 a.m. Wednesday. When the search ..
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