CALL FOR ACTION: Are you a criminal?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, Fla. - We all know to check our credit scores at least once a year for errors, but what about your background check? One Fort Myers man learned to do just that the hard..
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Cape businesses want make-over to bring in more customers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  Cape Coral's Community Redevelopment Agency is working on a 20-year plan to overhaul the downtown area, but business owners say they want to see some change..
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Lee County's Triage Center Could Face Loss of State Funding

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Bob Janes Triage Center in Ft. Myers may lose $750,000 in state funding, if Governor Rick Scott chops the item out of the budget.    Lee offici..
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Jewelry heist in Naples may be linked to a South American theft group

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News has has learned a jewelry heist in Naples may be connected to a South American theft group based out of Miami. Naples Police have issued warrants on..
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Two teens missing in Collier Co.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Deputies are searching for two missing teenagers in Collier County, including one who has a condition that may require medical attention. The last time the fa..
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Cape men plan fundraiser to help tornado victims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Beginning Thursday morning, you can help the tornado victims. The Friends of Cape Coral is hosting a fundraiser at the Royal Key Bar located at 1306 Cape Cor..
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Residents await changes to downtown Cape

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- One member of the Cape Coral Redevelopment Agency addressed resident concerns Wednesday about the slow progress of revamping the downtown Cape. Rich Greer with t..
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2 GOP Senate hopefuls address Florida TaxWatch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - A Republican Senate hopeful is touting his plan to cut federal spending. Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux addressed the Florida TaxWatch board meeting Wedn..
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Spacewalking astronaut gets stinging soap in eye

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A spacewalking astronaut got soap in his eye and almost had to retreat into the safety of the International Space Station on Wednesday. Andrew Feustel s..
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Skywriting disseminates religious messages across SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A pilot took his plane out for a little skywriting across Southwest Florida. One of the many messages, which were religious in content, read, "Trust Jesus." The m..
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Gas line that was temporarily cut has been repaired in Charlotte County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Fire EMS responded to a gas line cut at 4080 Tamiami Trail & West Chester located behind the Bob Evans on US 41. The gas line has since..
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Port Charlotte woman arrested for prostitution

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested a Venice woman for prostitution Tuesday evening. Detectives received a tip that Luvinia Gay McAv..
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Officer Wagoner receives new ballistic vest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police Officer David Wagoner came to Police Headquarters on Tuesday for a ceremonial presentation of a new ballistic vest. Matt Davis, President and CE..
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A pivotal time for children services in our state

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  Right now is a pivotal time for children services in our state.     There's legislation on the Governor's desk that could mean more funding for the Child..
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Florida poll: Scott approval rate hits new low

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott's approval rating dropped to a new low following Florida's annual legislative session and passage of an austere Scott-supported budget, whi..
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Charlotte county revisiting laws about businesses hanging banners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Dozens of business owners gathered Tuesday in Murdock to give the Charlotte County Commissioners a piece of their mind. More than two dozen people took turn..
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Students react to classmates arrest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

BUCKINGHAM, FL - Many students at Riverdale High School are in shock over the arrest of one of their classmates. WINK News is not identifying the student because of his age. Invest..
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Resturant Week at The Bell Tower Shops

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Fort Myers, Fla.-  We're Kickin' it with Kyle for Restaurant Week, where you can find a delectable meal for a delicious price. Our Kyle Jordan is live at The Bell T..
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Budget battles continue in Immokalee Fire District

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- People living in Immokalee are rallying around their firefighters. Six were laid off last week. Tuesday night firefighters said the board voted with only half of..
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Killer sentenced to life, 'closure' for family of man killed at New Year's party

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Cape Coral man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing another man at a new year's party last year.Reginald Etienne was convicted last month in t..
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