Tropical Storm Katia gathers momentum in Atlantic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Katia continues to gain strength as it moves west-northwest across the Atlantic.    Katia (KAH'-tee-yah) has maximum sustained winds late..
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3 Fla. universities to lead oil spill research

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Three Florida universities are receiving grants to lead research groups studying last year's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.    The..
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Miami airport resumes operations after evacuation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Officials say the area around a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport was temporarily evacuated after a suspicious note was found on a suitcase. &nbs..
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First golf cart fleet in the U.S. to run on solar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.– Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club in Central Florida has proved golf carts can run on solar power without being plugged into electrical outlets every..
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Fla. man charged with oil spill claims fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida man has been charged with attempting to defraud the claims fund set up by BP following last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill.    Miami federal ..
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Car accident in Lehigh with injuries and roadblock

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- An vehicle crash with injuries has occurred at Homestead Road North and Lee Boulevard and is causing some traffic slow-downs. Motorists are advised to take an a..
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CCSO locates missing woman by pushing 'redial'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office ended a 10-hour search for a missing elderly woman after a deputy pushed the “redial” button on her apartmen..
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New website teaches children about 9/11

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

Former Education Department Chief of Staff, Terry Abbott, was with President George Bush in Sarasota on September 11, 2001. Tuesday, he was in our studio to talk about a new websit..
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Information sought on missing woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance regarding a Lee County school teacher who hasn't been seen or heard from since mid to late J..
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Scott moved from rich to pedestrian neighborhood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - When Gov. Rick Scott moved to Tallahassee earlier this year, he settled into a neighborhood quite different than the Naples address where he has lived for the ..
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2 arrested for selling smuggled jaguar pelts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Two Texas residents are in custody for allegedly selling jaguar skins smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico.    According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in ..
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Tropical Storm Katia strengthens in the Atlantic

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Katia has formed and is slowly strengthening as it moves across the Atlantic.    Katia has maximum sustained winds late Tuesday morning n..
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Florida's consumer confidence nears record low

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's consumer confidence is near a record low.    A University of Florida telephone survey of 412 consumers taken in August and release..
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Man accused of stalking girls at school bus stop

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Monday, August 29, 2011 at 8:29 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a call in reference to a sex offense. A parent reported that she was walking..
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Police ask for public's help identifying suspect

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- UPDATE: As a result of an anonymous tip to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, Luis Araujo, 23, has been arrested in connection with the car burglary at the Circle ..
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TSA: Man hid 7 snakes, 3 tortoises in his pants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

MIAMI (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says a man tried to board a TAM Airlines flight to Brazil with nylon bags filled with seven exotic snakes and three tortoise..
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Only on WINK:Family not planning for execution yet

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- We're just eight days away from the execution of a convicted Florida cop killer.  Manuel Valle, 61, murdered a Coral Gables police officer over 30 years ag..
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Collier emergency dispatch system re-vamped

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

Collier county is revamping how they dispatch help in an emergency. Starting this week, fire and ambulance crews will be sent to every call before the dispatcher even knows what th..
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Crime fighting couple helps make arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL- It's never too late or too early for one crime fighting couple. The Fort Myers residents patrol their community at all hours looking for evil doers. Just this weeke..
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Deputies arrest Sarasota man for Attempted Murder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested James W. Nielsen, 61, of 6374 Gateway Avenue in Sarasota, today on one count of Attempted Murder. At appr..
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