Sheriff: 2-year-old raped at SeaWorld

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

COCOA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 26-year-old man raped a 2-year-old girl at SeaWorld Orlando while her parents were on a ride and she was left in his care. The Orange County Sh..
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Florida deputy accused of striking son with baton

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Panhandle sheriff's deputy is accused of hitting her son with her department-issued baton. Escambia County Deputy Mildred Blanche Goodwin is charge..
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Traps for cats, iguanas in Florida Keys delayed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Traps for cats and iguanas in federal wildlife refuges in the Florida Keys won't be set until officials can respond to public comments about the program. The ..
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Unrest in Libya surges fuel prices in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.-The unrest in North Africa is already impacting Southwest Florida. Since the protests started, fuel prices have increased in the area. Local drivers and truckers s..
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Man loses part of his leg in a boating accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

COLLIER COUNTY - A 69 year old man's leg was severed while swimming on Vanderbilt Beach. North Naples Fire and Rescue Spokesman Jerry Sanford said a call came in around 11 a.m. abo..
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Discovery arrives at space station for final time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery has arrived at the International Space Station. The shuttle docked at the orbiting complex for the last time Saturday afternoon...
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Collier County Jail gets full body scanner

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

NAPLES, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office has gone high-tech in its effort to keep weapons and illegal substances out of the jail. The whole body security scanner -- a RadP..
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US imposes sanctions on Libya

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is freezing assets held by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and four of his children in the United States. The Treasury Department says the ..
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Panel reviews Fla. adoptive girl's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

MIAMI (AP) - In the aftermath of a shocking child death, Florida officials announced Friday that they will now immediately contact law enforcement agencies when they receive an all..
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4 Collier County women honored at Women of History event

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The American Women's Business Association honored 4 women on Friday as the 2011 Women of History.The event at the Naples Hilton is held every year during Wome..
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EXCLUSIVE: Bullet in drive-by shooting lands just feet from someone's head

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A Collier County woman has a frightening story. She shows WINK News just how close bullets came to people inside her home during a drive-by shooting. It happ..
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Brush fire that spanned 80 acres is now contained

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY- A brush fire that spanned 80 acres is completely contained.  Lee Control reports that the fire was originally a controlled fire. Units from Lee and Collier Countie..
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Salvation Army opens new store; needs donations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY- The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties is in desperate need of donations. This comes as officials open a third family store to help meet the growing need..
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Students lead effort to convince young people not to text and drive

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Some students at Lehigh High school are producing video's, designed to convince their class-mates, they should not text while driving. "That is such a dangerous thing to do, and so..
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FMPD officer, good samaritan save lucky ducklings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FT. MYERS, Fla. - They were sitting ducks.  Literally. Approximately ten ducklings became stranded in one of the busy middle turn lanes of Colonial Blvd. where it meets U..
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An unusual reason for traffic in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A police officer in southwest Florida had to deal with an unusual reason for traffic congestion. Ten ducklings were trying to cross the street in Fort Myers but g..
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Fla. fishermen plan rally over grouper ban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Organizers say thousands of commercial and recreational fishermen are expected to rally in St. Petersburg against a federal ban on grouper fishing. The Fishi..
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Fair kicks off Friday in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The 87th Annual Southwest Florida Lee County Fair opens its gates Friday afternoon. "Our theme this year is: 'Its fair time. Let the good times roll!'" sai..
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Opa! Greek Fest begins

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Greek Fest kicks off Friday, February 25 - Sunday, February 27 in Fort Myers.  We make a tasty Greek recipe with Tina Kucera.
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Judge denies Tampa mom's request to freeze assets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TAMPA- A judge has denied a request to freeze the assets of a Tampa mother accused of killing her two teenage children in January. Circuit Judge Ashley Moody said Thursday she lack..
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