Background check of aspiring fair worker leads to his arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A Collier County Sheriff's Office background check of workers scheduled to staff the upcoming Collier County Fair has resulted in felony charges for a convict..
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Popular Fort Myers restaurant closed after fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- One of the busiest Outback Steakhouse restaurants in the country is closed after a fire tore through the restaurant's attic overnight. The popular eatery on Clev..
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NASA's humanoid robot unveiled on space station

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- The first humanoid robot ever launched into space is finally free. Astronauts at the International Space Station unpacked Robonaut on Tuesday, 2½ weeks..
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Mother awarded slain woman's life insurance policy

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NAPLES, Fla.- The mother of a slain woman will receive her $100,000 life insurance policy. A Collier County judge ruled Tuesday that 53-year-old Thelicia Medor of Fort Myers should..
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CCSO raids crack, marijuana dealer's home

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics detectives raided a Port Charlotte woman’s home around noon Tuesday. Detectives arrested Diane Lynn Cochran, 48, on..
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Florida Senate passes oil spill recovery measure

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Senate has unanimously passed a bill designed to help the Florida Panhandle diversify its economy after last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill dealt a..
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SWFL women make it out of Japan safely

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Two Southwest Florida women experienced the chaos of the earthquake in Japan firsthand, and luckily, made it out safely. Jeanne Shimazaki of Fort Myers lives in ..
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Teachers rally against merit-pay bill, House expected to vote on Wednesday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Over 100 people rallied at the Collier County Public Library on Tuesday, passionate about a bill they say will punish teachers and drive both new and old educ..
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Woman claims pro-life group tried to intimidate her

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - One Collier County woman tells WINK News she was made to feel intimidated by pro-life organizers. We told you last week about a group called 40 Days For Life..
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Residents upset over a flyer distributed in Bonita Springs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

It's a message of hate, residents say, hand delivered to their Bonita Springs neighborhood.  One resident says, "I've never seen anything so bold as to drop literature at your..
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Defense attorney argues Dunn's life be spared upon a conviction

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Judge Margaret Steinbeck heard arguments filed by the defense on whether Robert Dunn could face the death penalty. Dunn is awaiting trial on first degree murder, ..
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Land developer wants to build a water park in Charlotte County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- A land developer in Charlotte County wants to trade land with the county to put in a water park. The 800 acres that is Murdock Village has sat vacant for six year..
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All lanes of I-75 open after brush fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY-All lanes of I-75 are open after crews responded to a brushfire at the Bayshore exit. A brush fire at I-75 at Bayshore has caused traffic to shut down between mile marke..
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Cape family connects to son in Japan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla - The disaster in Japan hits home for a Cape Coral family. Kerry Ryan's, 26-year-old son lives 60-miles away from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. She, h..
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Golden Gate man faces 30 counts of child porn

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

GOLDEN GATE- A 42-year-old Golden Gate man was arrested Tuesday after deputies found images and videos of child pornography on his home computer. Julio R. Marin-Rios was charged wi..
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FGCU student dies in car accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

ESTERO, Fla.- A single-car crash in Sarasota kills four teens, including a freshman at Florida Gulf Coast University. Andrew Monroe,19, was killed while home in Sarasota on spring ..
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Two arrests made in Port Charlotte burglary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE- Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two burglars seen by a neighbor watching the Port Charlotte home while the owner was away, and called 9-1-1. The ..
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New Look for an Aging Part of Town

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Call it a new look for an older part of Lee County.   Planners are promoting a new community concept for Caloosahatchee Shores, east of Fort Myers along St. Rd. 80. "It i..
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Spelling Bee champ repeats in Collier

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Jonathan Nativi, an eighth grade student at Seacrest Country Day School, is the 2011 Collier County Spelling Bee Champion, winning the crown for a second y..
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Fate of Miami-Dade mayor on line in recall vote

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI- Mayor Carlos Alvarez could be recalled from office Tuesday after a campaign led by a billionaire car dealer mobilized thousands of voters angry over property tax increases a..
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