Conservation groups appealing ruling on endangered Florida panther

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Conservation groups Wednesday appealed a federal judge’s ruling in the hopes of finally protecting critical habitat for the Florida panther, whic..
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Torch Run in Challotte County the largest ever

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Members of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, CCSO Explorer Post-29 members, Florida Highway Patrol, Punta Gorda Police, County Probation, and Cha..
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LCSO and Waste Pro are cleaning up neighborhoods

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with Waste Pro to fight crime in the area. The partnership was announced Wednesday, with the unveiling of a new dec..
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Clues sought in slayings of British tourists

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Police want to talk to anyone who might have encountered two British tourists in a downtown Sarasota bar shortly before the men were found shot to death in a ..
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Day of remembrance: 1 year after Gulf oil disaster

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans rabbi is wondering when the public's mind will refocus on what happened in the Gulf of Mexico a year ago today. Rabbi Edward Cohn says "our souls a..
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Texting driver causes 6-car pileup

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man who was "messed up" on medication and texting while driving caused a six-vehicle pileup on U.S. 192 in Melbourne. The pickup driven by 27-ye..
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Cape's new Police Chief reveals plans for the city

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  Cape Coral's new police chief is recruiting you to help keep the streets safe. Chief Jay Murphy sat down with WINK News Tuesday to spell out his plan t..
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Authorities: Plot to kill Fla. teen followed fight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SUMMERFIELD, Fla. (AP) - When Seath Tyler Jackson received a text message Sunday afternoon from a 15-year-old ex-girlfriend saying she wanted to rekindle their romance and that the..
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Car accident causes one to be medflighted to Lee Memorial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ALVA, Fla.- A two-vehicle accident involving a blue pickup truck and a passenger car occurred at the intersection of Joel Boulevard and East State Road 80 in Alva. The driver of th..
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Fla. museums expect big hit in upcoming budget

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Museums and other cultural institutions face a historic cut in funding as Florida lawmakers struggle to agree on a multibillion dollar budget. The Legislat..
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3 men arrested after robbing and beating a man with a baseball bat

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three men in connection with an armed robbery and severe beating of a man with a baseball bat in a Port..
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Let's Eat: Rack of Lamb

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

Chef Vinny from Neapolitan Gourmet shows us how to make a rack of lamb for any special occasion.
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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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