Alligator attack victim's condition improves

Updated 1 years ago   
By: WINK Administrator

COPELAND, Fla. - The 90-year-old Copeland woman who was attacked by an alligator is still fighting for her life. Hospital officials tell us Margaret Webb is in serious condition to..
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Artist pours heart, soul (and blood) into his work

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

Derek Hess pours his heart and soul--and even some of his own blood-- into his art. "This is one of those urgent pieces," Hess explained of a piece of his art that listed pen, ink ..
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Anglers fish for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

CAPE CORAL, Fla.--For the seventh year anglers big and small gathered in Cape Coral to raise money for the Ronald McDonald house charities."The McFlats Invitational is unique becau..
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Deputies seize 55 pounds of marijuana on I-75

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County deputies make a traffic stop and find 50 pounds of marijuana inside a car on the interstate. The Ford Explorer was stopped for following too closely.&n..
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Ronald McDonald on WINK News Now Weekend

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Hundreds of anglers hit the water for the Redfish Tournament. They're raising money for the Ronald McDonald house. They are hoping to bring in about $55,000 in on..
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Florida inmate gets another stay of execution

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A death row inmate convicted of killing a Coral Gables police officer 33 years ago has gotten another stay of execution.    The 11th U.S. Ci..
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Miracle honors 9-11 first responders before game

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A special thank-you to America's heroes at the Miracle game Friday night.  Before the rain moved in, first responders from September 11, 2001 were remember..
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Feds target 17 big banks in lawsuit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

AP - In a sweeping move, the government on Friday sued 17 financial firms, including the largest U.S. banks, for selling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac billions of dollars worth of mor..
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Caregiver accused of stealing from elderly man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

BOKEELIA, FL- A woman hired as a caregiver to an elderly Bokeelia man was arrested and is being accused of stealing thousands from his bank account. George Lane said, "I don't..
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Bonita man arrested for Identity Theft

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- On Friday, September 2, 2011 at approximately 7:00 a.m., Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Economic Crimes Unit arrested a Bonita Springs man fo..
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Beekeepers notice wave of beehive thefts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The unlikely crime of beehive thefts seems to be sweeping the state, and it has professional beekeepers going to great lengths to protect their hives. "We call i..
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High gas prices not stopping travel plans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FT. MYERS, Fla. - Gas is near the highest its ever been right before the Labor Day weekend. Drivers will pay more at the pump than in any other year since 2008. A year ago in the F..
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Government sues 17 banks over risky mortgages

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Government sues 17 banks including Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs over risky mortgages.(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This materia..
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Man gets 12 years for robbery left accomplice dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a botched robbery that left one of his accomplices dead.    As part of a deal ..
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Teen gets 45 years for fatal shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida teen has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally shooting another man.    A Sarasota County judge sentenced 19-yea..
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Florida inmate gets another stay of execution

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A death row inmate convicted of killing a Coral Gables police officer 33 years ago has gotten another stay of execution.    The 11th U.S. Ci..
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Now taking request, Collier wants to hear from you

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - For the first time, Collier officials are taking their cues directly from the public on a $2.5 million dollar project.  The grant money is going to be u..
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Missing Estero man has been located

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- UPDATE: Missing Estero Man was located within 1.5 miles from his residence by citizens operating their All Terrain Vehicles in a wooded area. Vaters was in need of a..
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Arrests made in youth football game incident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- Sheriff Tom Knight today announced a list of charges that the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has filed on one player and three coaches relating to an incide..
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Closed hotel remains for sale for 15 million

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A huge, closed hotel in downtown Fort Myers remains on the market for 15-million dollars. The owners of the Amtel, or Ambassador Hotel, confirm some offers, but n..
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