Search for missing firefighting tool continues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- As the search for a lost piece of firefighting equipment continues into its second day in Charlotte County, WINK News uncovered some dramatic video that you will ..
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Wounded soldier lives a dream

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Michael Araujo was supposed to be in Fort Stewart today finishing up his last few weeks in the Army. Instead, a local veteran pulled some strings with his sa..
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Dreaded Words, Fuel Surcharge, Return to Southwest Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Higher oil prices are translating into dreaded words for local consumers:  Fuel Surcharge.    Many businesses that deliver are adding an extra cost to their bil..
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U.S. airmen targeted in airport attack

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - A man armed with a handgun attacked a bus carrying U.S. Air Force troops at Frankfurt airport Wednesday, killing two airmen and wounding two others before..
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5 locals arrested in one of largest drug sweeps in US

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, FL - U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enfocement agents announce the end of a major operation that culminated in the arrests of nearly 700 individuals across the U.S. Five..
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I-95 reopened after being shut due to wildfire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIMS, Fla. - A stretch of interstate highway along Florida's Atlantic coast has reopened after being shut down because of a wildfire. Interstate 95 had been closed in both directio..
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Punta Gorda detectives arrest two in pizza robbery case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Punta Gorda Police Detectives arrested two teenagers on charges of robbery and petty theft less than 24 hours after the pizza robbery took place on Wednesday..
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Read Across America highlights reading in Southwest Florida schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - It's wacky, it's wild, it's wonderful you say...it must be Read Across America Day!In schools all over the U.S.,  and right here in Southwest Florida,  ..
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Officials report driest months in nearly 80 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A broad swath of central and South Florida has capped its driest few months in nearly 80 years. The South Florida Water Management District says its area of..
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Two wounded soldiers honored at Red Sox game

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

  LEE COUNTY- Two wounded soldiers were honored at Wednesday's preseason game while the Red Sox went head-to-head with the Atlanta Braves at City of Palms Park. Two wounded so..
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Above-average manatee deaths recorded in first 2 months of 2011

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 163 manatees died in the state between January 1 and February 25. That figure is well above t..
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Underwear thief has been arrested

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY-As a result of a Crime Stoppers tip, Kellie Mitchell, 30, of Lehigh Acres, was arrested Monday night for the theft at Bealls Outlet. Mitchell has been charged with fe..
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Arrests made in Miami auto crash fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI - Authorities in the Miami area are arresting 25 people including doctors who are allegedly involved in fraud by staging fake auto crashes. Florida Chief Financial Office Jef..
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Jackson, USF look to Fla.'s Sarasota County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BAR HARBOR, Maine- Maine's Jackson Laboratory and the University of South Florida plan to create a new research center in Florida's Sarasota County that's the size of a typical Wal..
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Fla. budget cutters focus on public employees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's budget cutters are adhering to what's known in management accounting circles as the "Willie Sutton rule," named for the infamous robber once quoted as..
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Let's Eat: Filet Tips and Mashed Potatoes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

Andy Sansone from Carrabba's Italian Grill shows us how to make Filet Tips.   Filet Tips Serves 2 Ingredients 8 each Red Bell Peppers (diced 1½ inch) 16 each Red Onions..
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Firefighter to run half marathon for teen with Leukemia

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NAPLES, Fla. - This weekend, hundreds of people will be pounding the pavement in the annual Hooters to Hooters Half Marathon. One of those runners will have a little extra inspirat..
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Survival story: Mario Santos home after November gas line blast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A happy homecoming finally came Tuesday for the man critically injured in a November gas line explosion in Lee County.Mario Santos suffered severe burns when..
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As gas prices soar, dealerships seeing spike in demand for electric cars

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- With gas prices on the rise, drivers are looking for ways to save. One option: plugging in your car. Dealerships across Southwest Florida are seeing a spike in de..
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ONLY ON WINK: Thieves know camera is rolling, continue burglary anyway

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A pair of thieves look directly at a surveillance camera and walk away... but come back in camouflage to finish the job they started. The duo is believed to be r..
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