Craig Miller to announce he's running for Florida Senate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

NAPLES, Fla.- Craig Miller, a Vietnam veteran and former CEO of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, is expected to announce his candidacy for Florida State Senate  in Napl..
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SWFL ad agency donates digital billboard space in Lee County to help with panther recovery efforts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Hopefully, motorists driving along US-41 in Lee County will notice a cautionary message on a digital billboard asking them to slow down and watch for endangered ..
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Fla. orange crop up 4 percent

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida's orange crop is expected to be slightly higher than last season's crop. Federal agriculture officials said Tuesday that Florida will produce 139 million b..
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Panther killed by vehicle in southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) - The dead panther has been found near a southwest Florida road after apparently being hit by a vehicle. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ..
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Officials say dogs likely killed shorebird chicks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - State officials say dogs likely killed a half-dozen protected shorebird chicks at a Marco Island beach. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ..
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Anthony lawyer rises from obscurity to legal fame

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Three years ago, Jose Baez's name was barely a blip in the legal community. This was a lawyer who made his way to the profession after dropping out of high sch..
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Fla. man charged with trying to shoot police

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A man with a lengthy criminal background has been charged with attempted murder after Orlando Police say he fired several shots at them during a hotel standoff..
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Tampa officer shoots man family said was suicidal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a Tampa police officer shot a man who was reportedly suicidal and pointing his weapon at police. Police spokeswoman Laura McElroy says 74-year-old ..
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Lawsuit: Chase Bank declared Fla. woman dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida woman says she's having numerous financial troubles because of a bank error that caused Chase Bank USA to declare her dead last November. Wre..
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Punta Gorda store reopens after driver crashes through window

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- A Punta Gorda business is back open after a man drove his car into the front of the store. Pies and Plates is a specialty coffee shop and bistro in the shopping ..
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Single spacewalk left for NASA's shuttle era

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - It's the last spacewalk of the shuttle era. But it will be conducted by a pair of space station residents. Astronauts Michael Fossum and Ronald Garan Jr..
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Overnight fire in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-   An investigation is underway after an overnight fire in Cape Coral. WINK News was on the scene as it happened around 1a.m. at NE 2nd Avenue and NE 4th..
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Cameras catch thieves swiping purse in bar

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Nancy Martin was sitting at the bar of Wicked Wings 'N' Things Friday night with family and friends. Her purse was under her seat when she got up to sing karaoke...
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2-year-old drowns in Immokalee swimming pool

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- Collier County deputies are investigating the apparent drowning death of a 2-year-old girl in a pool in Immokalee on Monday evening. Andrea Meza Santana was fou..
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Collier County deadly shooting suspect charged with second-degree murder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - WINK News has learned the suspect in last week's deadly hospital shooting in Collier County is now behind bars. The Collier County Sheriff's Office said Jeffr..
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USDA commits $11 million to stop devastating citrus tree disease

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla. - The federal government is stepping in to try to stop the latest threat to Florida's citrus industry.  The USDA announced $11 million will go toward resea..
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Cape Coral Canal Watch volunteers talk about program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The city of Cape Coral says it has more canals than Venice, Italy! You can imagine, monitoring 400 miles of residential canals is a tough job. So for years, loca..
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Back to school...Already!

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - No more pencils, no more books...it's more like no more summer break! This morning nearly 700 kids in Collier County started school a month earlier than usua..
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Federal judge rules Samir Cabrera can't be retried

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Robert Mengle says he invested with former real estate agent Samir Cabrera-- and paid the price. "He's not an honest person," he said. He says cabrera took hi..
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Cape Coral drivers dealing with new roadwork

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- Cape Coral drivers are dealing with yet another road construction project. Cape Coral Parkway is getting a much-needed face lift. The more 40,000 motorists who t..
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