Betty Ford dies, legacy remembered

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

PALM DESERT, California-  Americans are mourning the loss of former first lady Betty Ford. She died last night with her family at her bedside. She became the first lady in 1974 ..
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Army veteran dies in freak rollercoaster accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

DARIEN LAKE, NY- An Army veteran and amputee was thrown from a ride at a theme park. He later died from his injuries. James Thomas Hackemer was ejected from the Ride of Steel Rolle..
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After the fire, an expecting mother gets helping hand

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The last two days have been an emotional roller coaster for Anna Folger. The expectant mother is now living in a new apartment at the Palm Vista, after her home ..
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South Sudan becomes new nation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

SOUTH SUDAN, Africa- A new nation is born. South Sudanese citizens, international dignitaries and the world's newest president are celebrating. South Sudan became  the wo..
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Casey Anthony refuses mother's visit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

ORLANDO, Fla.- There's a lot of talk about where Casey Anthony will go when she is released from prison. Will her parents let her go home? It looks like she may not want that. A co..
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Miami Expressway Reopens

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

MIAMI, Fla.- Authorities closed the road in Miami Dade County yesterday after finding an abandoned hearse filled with guns. They found weapons inside but wouldn't say what else. Po..
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Community preparing to welcome home Pfc. Corey Kent

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- "I remember everything, flying through the air, lying there with your eyes closed," said Pfc. Corey Kent. It's a haunting memory Corey Kent will never f..
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Fort Myers man confesses to starting fire at apartment complex

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Four families were left homeless Friday morning after a fire ripped through the Palm Vista Apartments in Fort Myers.  "The big problem was this building was t..
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Fort Myers police dealt with arson suspect days before fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A Fort Myers man has been arrested and charged with arson after a fire destroyed four apartments Friday morning. But on Thursday, officers were called out for ..
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Facebook unites Bonita Springs grandmother with grandchildren she never met

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A Bonita Springs grandmother discovered she has two grandchildren she's never met, thousands of miles away. And all it took were a few clicks of a mouse "Isn..
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ONLY ON WINK: Woman caught on camera abandoning kitten

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Surveillance cameras watch as a woman tosses a 6-week old kitten into a veterinarian's office - then drives away. The woman can be seen walking up to The Cat Hos..
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Bridges could help Golden Gate Estate residents in emergencies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - A dead end, that's what you'll find at the end of many Golden Gate Estate roads. Collier County is looking to bridge the gap across some of these roads ..
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ONLY ON WINK: DCF chief talks about challenges facing agency

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The head of the Department of Children and Families met with local social services advocates to talk about the future of the agency. Secretary David Wilkins laid..
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Families pick up the pieces after devastating fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Families displaced by Friday's fire at the Palm Vista Apartments on Central Ave in Fort Myers are now trying to pick up the pieces.But thankfully help arrived as ..
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Crime Stoppers led to arrest of purse snatching suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

 FORT MYERS, FL-  A tip to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers has led to the arrest of a purse snatching suspect.  Brian Paul Naumann, 24, was positively identified a..
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YMCA campers mark end of NASA Shuttle Program with a show of their own

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Local YMCA campers mark the end of NASA's Shuttle Program with a bang! Dozens of kids crafted their own rockets, sending them skyward as Atlantis took off for its..
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Possibly fatal car accident in North Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- There has been a possibly fatal vehicle accident at Hart Drive and Cantor Lane in North Fort Myers. Two vehicles were involved. The driver of the truck, a m..
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Thief steals cigarettes via gas station pass-through window

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Reminiscent of “Thing” from the “Adams Family,” surveillance video shows a man’s arm grabbing packages of cigarettes by way of a gas..
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Winter Park school bus overturned

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WINTER PARK, Fla. - A school bus overturned on Interstate 4 east of Fairbanks Avenue Friday afternoon. Children and adults were on the bus, the Florida Highway Patrol said. FHP sai..
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Dismal national jobs report does not surprise some SW Floridians

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The nation's jobless rate rose to 9.2% in June, adding a paltry 18-thousand jobs.That disappointing report does not surprise some southwest Floridians. They know ..
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