Pedestrian killed watching shuttle launch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a spectator waiting for the space shuttle to launch was hit by a car and killed.    Police said 70-year-old John Devoles was walki..
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NASA to know Sunday whether shuttle can fly Monday

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Engineers should know Sunday whether Endeavour's six-man crew and their families - including wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - need to stick around for ..
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Floriad budget chairs try to resolve last budget issues

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Legislature's top two budget leaders on Saturday tried to work out final details of a compromise spending plan after joint conference committees settle..
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Recovering from the storm: WINK News in tornado-ravaged Alabama

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Tornado survivors continue to sift through the damage following Wednesday's string of severe weather that tore across seven states. Volunteers from around the co..
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Immokalee soldier laid to rest in emotional ceremony

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -  Hundreds gathered Saturday for the funeral of Sgt. Linda Pierre, who died following a suicide bombing earlier this month.Dozens of veterans held flags in fr..
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Rain helps firefighters battling Golden Gate brush fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - Rain helped firefighting teams to focus on mopping up the giant Golden Gate Estates brush fire.The Florida Division of Forestry says the fire remains 70..
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Fort Myers man accused of killing father in Pinellas County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. - A Fort Myers man is accused of killing his father in a Pinellas County hotel on Friday night.Pinellas County detectives say James Allen Davis, 41, of Fort M..
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Firefighters battle Day 4 of 2,800 acre brush fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

GOLDEN GATE, Fla.- Fighters spent Friday monitoring and mopping up a 2,800 acre brush fire in Golden Gate Estates. The Division of Forestry says the blaze is 70% contained, but wea..
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ONLY ON WINK: Surveillance cameras catch thieves striking twice

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Just one month after a group of thieves ransack a woman's home, surveillance cameras catch them withdrawing thousands of dollars from the same victim's bank acco..
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CALL FOR ACTION: EBT cards ring up charges in strange places

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Call for Action Chief Investigator Melissa Yeager continues her in-depth investigation into tax payer money that's supposed to help needy families in Florida. S..
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NASA delays space shuttle Endeavour's last launch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has called off Friday's launch of space shuttle Endeavour because of a heater failure. Commander Mark Kelly and his crew were on their way to the l..
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Progress on fire in Golden Gate Estates, but winds cause poor visibility

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Firefighters are making significant progress in their fight against a big brush fire in the Golden Gate Estates. Friday, the fire grew 500 more acres, coveri..
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Store owner fights back, wrestles robber out front door

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Bonita Springs, FL- When store owner Yadid Caceres heard his bell ring, he didn't think much of it. When a masked man, holding a bar behind his back walked in, he thought some..
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Three arrested for selling alcohol to minors during compliance check

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Juvenile Operations Unit conducted a business alcohol compliance check Thursday evening of 11 Port Charlotte businesses. Eight ..
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Six arrested in Charlotte Co. after visiting local pain management doctors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives arrested six people from Sweetwater, Tennessee, on drug charges on Tuesday. They came to Florida to see a pa..
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Family: woman's kindness led to death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

ESTERO, FL- She's the Estero woman who had been missing for weeks until her remains were found on Tuesday.  Julie Temperly says, "She was a kind woman, she loved talking with ..
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Florida school nutrition bill passed by Senate

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate has approved a proposal from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to take over school food and nutrition programs from th..
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FAA orders air traffic control management shake-up

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday replaced three top managers in the nation's air traffic control system following embarrassing incidents of controlle..
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After three days, brush fires continue to burn in Golden Gate Estates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Brush fires in the Golden Gate Estates of Collier County have been burning for almost three days as of Friday. The brush fire is being called a slope fire and..
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Local hunger summit focuses on kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- With summer vacation fast-approaching, kids will no longer have access to the school lunches many parents depend on to keep their child's stomach full. In hopes ..
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