Summer kick-off event also promotes unity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The 5th Annual Unity in the Community End of School Block Party is Friday, June 10th, across from the Dunbar Community School in Fort Myers. What started as a co..
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A/C cages could be target for thieves too

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-Air conditioning distributor Dustin Lawrence has seen the lengths thieves will go to steal an AC unit. "If people want it, they're going to get it," Lawrence says...
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180-acre Bonita Springs brush fire completely contained

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A 180-acre brush fire that proved to be problematic for firefighters in Bonita Springs has been completely contained.    Crews are tackling three separa..
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Salvation Army helps tornado victims

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Volunteers and workers from our local Salvation Army just returned from helping tornado victims in Alabama. It's been more than a month since the tornado ripped th..
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Punta Gorda native wanted for murder in 2003 arrested in Mexico

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office reports a former Punta Gorda businessman and musician, has been arrested in Mexico. James “Jim” Huden was wante..
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Deputies seek suspect allegedly involved in gas station brawl

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to an alarm at Mobile On the Run located at 11891 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers on Thursday at approximately 2:10 a.m..
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Salvation Army visits tornado aftermath

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Local Salvation Army teams visit Alabama tornado aftermath.  They share their stories of survival and devastation with WINK News.
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Punta Gorda police warn residents that thieves are using new distraction tactics

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- 82-year-old Betty Peters was at her home in Punta Gorda Wednesday when a man knocked on her door.  When she answered the door, a man told her that he was th..
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75-year-old Army vet graduates with granddaughter

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Fifty-three years after leaving high school to enlist in the Army, Don Lee finally accepted his high school diploma -- alongside granddaughter Courtney Jo..
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Fort Myers Beach Bash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

One in 13 Floridians will suffer a traumatic injury.  But a team of professionals at the Lee Trauma Center are ready to help!  Now's your turn to help them out at this we..
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SWFL Big Brothers Big Sisters closes after 40 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - The recession strikes a popular Southwest Florida program. Thursday, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida announced it's closing its doors. BBBS is not..
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Brazen boat burglar caught on camera in North Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Busted or soon to be. That's what one North Fort Myers boat owner is hoping after he catches a boat burglar in the act on surveillance cameras. "Basicall..
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15-year-old arrested after allegedly having sex with boy, 6, in Punta Gorda restroom

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- A disturbing arrest in Charlotte County. A 15-year old is accused of performing a sex act on a six year-old boy. Deputies said the crime happened at a summer c..
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ONLY ON WINK: Father fighting to get abducted daughter back

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - After a messy divorce, a father is getting help trying to get his daughter back after her mother took her to Columbia without saying a word. Friends of Doug Trombino..
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2 new green initiatives at FGCU

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

ESTERO, Fla.- Florida Gulf Coast University is trying to reduce their carbon footprint by encouraging more students to "go green". "You put the wheels in here and then lockdown the..
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Elderly Lehigh Acres woman drives car through her kitchen, reverses into neighbor's living room

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- An elderly Lehigh Acres woman accidentally crashed into her house, and then her neighbor's home...the car, finally lodging in Gina Wright's living room. "I was ..
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Governor Scott on the Line: Robo Calls come to SW Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Southwest Floridians may be getting phone calls from Governor Rick Scott.   The Republican party is distributing recorded messages from the governor, via robo calls.Some ..
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Fire behavior at Oil Well Rd fire surprises DOF crews

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.-- The brush fire burning between I-75 and U.S. 41 near Oil Well Rd. in Punta Gorda was 95% contained at nearly 250 acres Thursday. Firefighters with the Florida D..
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Thieves steal 4-thousand dollars in storm drain covers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

ALVA, FL-Thousands of dollars of your taxpayer dollars gone down the drain.That's after thieves stole at least 10 storm drain covers from various Lee County locations. Metal drains..
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Four teens arrested for starting Cape Coral fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Several teens are arrested for setting a fire in Cape Coral. The thirteen year-olds were reportedly playing with lighters. The fire ignited in the 2000 block..
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