Womens shelter in need of school supply donations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

As kids in Collier county get ready to head off to school, families are flocking to local stores crossing off their lists of needed supplies.. But for those seeking shelter from do..
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Cape Coral Mayor: photo is 'misleading, unethical'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

 CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Cape Coral's mayor is fired up over a photo. John Sullivan says a photo of him taken years ago is now being twisted into meaning something for which it wa..
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Jail's top 5 "frequent flyers" cost taxpayers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEE COUNTY JAIL- Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott is sounding off about "repeat offenders."After WINK News did the math and found five criminals have been arrested 873 times! "If this..
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Woman cited for rear-ending state trooper

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida woman has been cited after authorities say she crashed into a state trooper who was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 4.    ..
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Will turmoil have impact on local real estate?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- "This is not good news for the real estate market long term," says realtor Denny Grimes. But he says we are not seeing the effects yet. Stocks crashed and debt ce..
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Miami-Washington flight diverted to South Carolina

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An American Airlines flight from Miami to Washington, D.C., has landed in Charleston after encountering what an airport official called severe turbulence.&n..
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Bowditch Beach off limits to swimming

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - A popular area on Fort Myers Beach is off limits to swimming after health officials discovered dangerous levels of bacteria in the water during routine wee..
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SWFL Ghostbusters look into Capt'n Con's

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BOKEELIA, Fla.- Have you ever heard things go bump in the night and you can't explain it? Have you seen a ghost? You may be interested to know that right here in Southwest Florida ..
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Recovered hoarder takes WINK inside transformation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- One Fort Myers woman takes WINK News inside her home to witness a true turnaround. The recovering hoarder's house was once stacked to the ceiling in filth, but th..
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2 injured in Fort Myers car accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Kendricka Rivero, the driver of a Chevy, 20, and her passenger Kentoya Rivero, 19, were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital, after a car accident occurring early..
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Cape helps local soldiers with utilities bills

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The city of Cape Coral is picking up the tab for a local soldier, waiving hundreds of dollars in utility fees. And that may be just the start.   &n..
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US Rep Rivera, exile groups protest Milanes show

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A coalition of small exile groups and U.S. Rep. David Rivera are asking local authorities to cancel the first Miami concert of famed Cuban artist Pablo Milanes. &..
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New career fair announced

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - If you're out of work and looking for some help finding that next job, Rasmussen College may be able to help.On August 25th, Rasmussen College will be hosting a c..
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Non-controversial parts of Fla. election law OKed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has approved 76 largely non-controversial provisions of a new Florida election law.    The decision Tuesday, tho..
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Lee County pays millions for more land

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County's "Conservation 20-20 Program" pays millions, to buy more land. Environmentalists support the program, but some people are questioning the amount of la..
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Huge jump in kids qualifying for free school lunch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The start of school in Collier County is still more than a week away, but already the district knows lunch rooms will be busier than they've ever been in the..
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Man arrested for Exploitation of Elderly

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Joseph Cirillo, 69, of 17 Fairway Drive, Englewood, on one felony count of Exploitation of the Elderly. Detective..
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DCF director resigns months after girl's death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami regional director for the Department of Children and families is resigning.    Jacqui Colyer's departure Tuesday comes months after the agency..
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WINK TV and FM help 'Stuff the Bus'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WHO: WINK FM, WINK TV and Lee County Public Schools WHAT: 2011/2012 Stuff the Bus Event WHERE: In front of the Target Super-Store, 13711 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers (corner of US ..
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Connie Mack stops in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Congressman Connie Mack is back in Southwest Florida. The Republican will meet with voters later this month to answer tough questions about what's going on Washin..
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