Restaurant employee arrested for fraudulent use of customer's credit card

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a restaurant employee for fraudulently using a credit card that was accidentally left behind by a customer. Justin..
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Family, Girlfriend of murder suspects speak to WINK

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Shane Simpkins and Christopher Neuberger have been charged with felony murder as well as armed burglary and grand theft in connection to the disappearance of Ma..
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Missing Estero woman's body found, two people charged with murder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Two men have been charged with the murder of a 64-year-old Estero woman. Mary Ann Zarb was reported missing two weeks ago.  Investigators discovered Zar..
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Some drivers willing to pay more than $4 a gallon

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - With Southwest Florida gas prices averaging $3.84/gal, it's a never-ending quest for a bargain. But at some stations, it's higher-priced fuel that's attracti..
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Lords of Chaos ringleader back in Lee Co. Court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- For the first time in years, the ring leader of the Lords of Chaos is back in a Lee County courtroom. Kevin Foster was convicted of murdering a popular teacher i..
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560-acre Collier Co. brush fire is completely contained

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Three fires burned throughout the evening on Tuesday in Collier County, according to Victor Hill of Florida Division of Forestry. The first, and most serious,..
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Lee Co. interim school superintendent recommends terminating local principal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County's interim school superintendent is recommending termination for a principal who also serves on the Cape Coral City Council. Doctor Derrick Donnell is a..
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Collier Co. teen accused of killing classmate back in court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- For the first time since being put on house arrest, the Collier County teen accused of killing a classmate at a bus stop was in court. Jorge Saavedra is char..
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Fire in North Fort Myers has been extinguished

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-A fire that started at Slater Road and Bright Road in North Fort Myers has been put out, according to Emergency Dispatchers of Lee Control. The fire was appr..
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Florida crime rate at 40-year low, Gov. Scott announces

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Governor Rick Scott and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Commissioner Gerald Bailey announced Tuesday that the State’s crime rate decline..
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Eastbound lanes of I-75 at MM 85 are open following crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A crash involving injuries occurred on I-75 at MM 85 and temporarily shut down both eastbound lanes, according to Florida Highway Patrol. All lanes are now op..
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Local wildfire incidents up from last year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Local wildfire incidents are higher this year compared to the same time last year, according to Victor A. Hill, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Caloosahatchee Forestry Center. Rang..
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Fla. House set for floor action on abortion bills

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida House is set for floor action on several pieces of legislation designed to limit abortions. The chamber will begin discussion Tuesday and it's ..
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Kindergartner left on school bus for 2 hours

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - School district officials are trying to figure out why a kindergartner was left on a school bus for about two hours. The Benoist Farms Elementary stude..
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Fla. House, Senate leaders break budget deadlock

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - House and Senate leaders have resolved preliminary budget issues so they can start formal negotiations after about two weeks of delay. Senate President Mik..
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Two men arrested for stealing cardboard from local business

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy, who remembered a Pasco County BOLO dealing with theft of compressed cardboard boxes from a business in Hudson, observed a pi..
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Woman from Peru Lives the American Dream in Ft. Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

A woman who immigrated from Peru 10 years ago is living the American Dream in Ft. Myers -- opening her second business, raising a family, and taking college courses. "I love being ..
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Charlotte County Airport expanding its terminal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- At just more than three years old, the Bailey Terminal at the Charlotte County Airport is already being outgrown. The commercial airline terminal was built..
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Man dies in house fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  - Firefighters found a man dead inside a burning house in Daytona Beach. Officials say the man's body was discovered after neighbors reported the fir..
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Kids playing with lighters cause 2-acre fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Monday was a busy day for firefighters all across Southwest Florida. Before the rain came, several brush fires ignited, endangering nearby homes. One in Lehigh..
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