Bicyclist killed after being knocked off Sanibel causeway remembered

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

SANIBEL, Fla. - A woman is dead after an accident that closed traffic on the Sanibel Causeway on Saturday afternoon.The Florida Highway Patrol said Tracey Klienpell, 46, of Fort My..
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Jury selection begins Monday in Casey Anthony trial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The trial of Casey Anthony, the young mother accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, is drawing so much media attention that the judge is keeping th..
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Local mother: each child has been a blessing

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A mother in north Fort Myers shares with WINK News why being a mother is important to her. "When I was 30 years old I thought I may never be a mother," said Mary ..
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DNA Links Juvenile To Sexual Battery, Home Invasion Robbery

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A known juvenile offender has been arrested for a January sexual attack after a DNA match led deputies to his front door. On January 7, 2011, the Lee County Sher..
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Police: FL boy stabbed stepfather to defend mother

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a St. Petersburg teenager fatally stabbed his stepfather during an argument involving the boy's mother Police say 41-year-old Otis ..
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Fla. Gov. Scott calls first session a success

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican Gov. Rick Scott is calling his first legislative session a success, pointing at tax cuts, changes to the Medicaid program, education bills, a me..
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With session over, attention turns to Senate race

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the Florida legislative session over, attention is turning to the U.S. Senate race and the Republican primary to determine who will challenge Sen. Bill Nels..
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One hospitalized after ATV's collide in Punta Gorda

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida man is hospitalized in serious condition after two all-terrain vehicles collided in an intersection. According to Florida Highway ..
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Man accused of stabbing pregnant woman 30 times

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A pregnant woman and her unborn child are in critical condition after being stabbed 30 times.Lee County deputies arrested Michael Ginsberg, 41, of North Fo..
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A special treat for families of kids with cancer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The U.S. Coast Guard gave families of kids with cancer a VIP tour of their station on Fort Myers Beach this morning. "Awesome," said Gabriel Bateham, 7, about bei..
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Pilot flying from Fort Myers killed in crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

Spring Hill, Fla. - A small plane crash just north of Tampa has killed a pilot flying from Fort Myers to Illinois. Sheriff's deputies say Scott Tezak was shuttling his small plane ..
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Former FGCU president Merwin dies at 71

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ESTERO, Fla. - Former Florida Gulf Coast University President William C. "Bill" Merwin has died.FGCU said Merwin, 71, passed away Friday in Jacksonville following a lengthy illness..
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Registered sex offender arrested for violating Child Safety Zone law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Police arrest a registered sex offender for violating county laws by visiting a public library.Ronald Davis, Jr. faces charges for violating Lee County's Child S..
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Father accidentally runs over son in family's driveway

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Lee County deputies say a father accidentally backed over his child in the family's driveway on Friday night.The Lee County Sheriff's Office says the man was l..
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Lehigh Acres death investigated as a homicide

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Lee County deputies have identified the man killed in Lehigh Acres on Friday night.Investigators say Alphonso Alvarado, 29, was found dead at a home on the 430..
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Casey Anthony declines jail visit from her mother

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Casey Anthony has declined a jail visit from her mother, days before her murder trial is scheduled to begin. Cindy Anthony had requested a video visit wit..
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Stop signs to be installed in two busy Cape Coral intersections

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- Drivers in northwest Cape Coral are excited about new stop signs being installed at a busy intersection. Kismet Parkway at Nelson Road is just one of two inters..
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Death investigation underway in Lehigh Acres

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- The Lee County Sheriff's Office tells WINK News that a death investigation is underway off of 10th Street SW in Lehigh Acres.A call came into dispatch at abou..
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EXCLUSIVE: Husband of woman killed in 9/11 attack speaks out about Bin Laden death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

FORT MYERS, FL- Lorne Lyles says he carries a smile after learning Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U-S Navy Seals. Lyles lost his wife Cee Cee in the worst terrorist attack on A..
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'Jarhead' fire costing millions to fight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - Federal officials have spent $1.78 million in 10 days to fight the wildfire that has burned more than 26,000 acres. Firefighters say while the wildfire at Big Cypres..
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