Smelling smoke this morning?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- If you are smelling smoke this morning it could be from a brush fire in Charlotte County. That brush fire is 100 % contained and burned about 80 acres. The ..
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Punta Gorda Marine helps in Japan recovery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - More than a month after the disaster in Japan, people are still struggling. But a Punta Gorda Marine is helping them rebuild.    March 11th, a 9...
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Sex offenses, robberies, burglaries down in Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CAPE CORAL , Fla. - Tuesday night, Cape Coral Police gave an update on crime in the city at the Neighborhood watch meeting. Police report in March alone, there were nearly 17,000 c..
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Running on empty could prove to be costly

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- With the non-stop rise in gas prices, drivers seem to be pushing the limit, trying to go that extra mile before filling up. But running out of gas could cause ..
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Community asks the tough questions to final two Collier County superintendent candidates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County's search for a new superintendent is now down to just two candidates. On Tuesday night, the community got their first chance to ask the tough q..
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Local man arrested after toddler was shot while in his care

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.-UPDATE: Police have arrested Emit Scott for child neglect. Police have learned that a 3-year-old boy was playing with a gun that was left on a couch and accidental..
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A year after spill, Gulf Coast is healing, hurting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW ORLEANS - It was the catastrophe that seemed to crush a way of life, an oil rig exploding in the darkness and plunging the Gulf Coast and its people into months of chaos. One y..
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Golden Gate Estates turning to residents for new fire station

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Golden Gate Fire District is turning to it's residents to help build a new much-need station. The district is looking for at least a five acre donation o..
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At Last, An Eagle for Old Oak Tree, but not without Heated Debate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

We finally know what is going to happen to the trunk of an old oak tree in front of the historic Lee Co. Courthouse in Downtown Ft. Myers.    An artist will carve an..
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Job seekers hope for golden opportunity at McDonald's

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- A popular fast food chain was serving up more than just Big Macs and fries today. It was also handing out jobs to qualified applicants. As part of McDonald's Nat..
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NASA: April 29 for next-to-last shuttle launch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's next-to-last space shuttle flight is set to begin late next week. Spaceflight managers gathered Tuesday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and set Apr..
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AirTran flight lands safely after reporting engine problem

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Officials at Southwest Florida Int'l Airport tell WINK News a passenger jet experiencing engine problems landed safely this afternoon. AirTran flight 6..
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Police make second arrest in toddler shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.-  UPDATE: Police have arrested Da'waun Williams, 21, for culpable negligence. Police have learned that the gun used in the shooting belonged to Williams. More..
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FGCU president says 'time-out' to football program proposal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Football will not be added to the athletics programs at Florida Gulf Coast University, at least for now. Board members met to discuss the proposal and President W..
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Englewood crack cocaine dealer makes 37th appearance in jail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives this morning arrested an Englewood Crack Cocaine dealer. Detectives said they purchased 1.3 grams of Cra..
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Sarasota mulls outdoor smoking ban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SARASOTA, Fla. - The city council in Sarasota is considering a smoking ban in parks and outside municipal buildings. The Sarasota Herald Tribune reported Monday that the ban would ..
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More than a week after car accident, Lee County band teacher has died

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  A Lee County band teacher has died after he was involved in a car accident on Monday, April 11. The Florida Highway Patrol says 60-year old Willie Perry was..
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US seeks 15 percent drop in prescription drug abuse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI - A new national strategy being unveiled Tuesday by the White House drug czar to combat prescription drug abuse aims to cut misuse of powerful painkillers like oxycodone by 1..
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Candidates for Collier Superintendent of Schools now down to two

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The Collier County School Board has invited three superintendent candidate finalists to attend an afternoon public reception and evening public forum Tue..
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Pet Connection: April 19th

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- 2-month-old Adrien is available for adoption now at the Gulf Coast Humane Society. The terrier/chihuahua mix was surrendered recently. He is neutered, but still ..
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