Jury recommends death for man who killed tourist

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

MIAMI (AP) - A jury has recommended death for a South Florida man convicted of fatally shooting an Illinois tourist who stopped to ask directions in Coconut Grove. The Miami-Dade j..
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Man chases burglars with shotgun

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEHIGH ACRES, FL-  A Lehigh Acres man walks in on burglars tearing apart his home.His first reaction: to grab his shotgun. David Helmick says, "You destroyed my home, give me ..
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Wildlife officials crack down on game meat sales

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State wildlife official say they're cracking down on people who buy or sell game meat online. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials s..
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FGCU grad stuck in Cairo escapes

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL-A site seeing adventure turns into a nightmare for a Fort Myers Woman stranded in the Cairo Airport.Today the FGCU grad is safe in Istanbul. She claims had no help f..
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Teens accused of Facebook death threats appear in court

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Four teens from North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts are in trouble, accused of threatening the life of a fellow student. The threats came after they mistakenly ..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Getting people back to work?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEE COUNTY, Fla--The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set aside 56 million dollars for Florida to retrain workers who lost their jobs.But a WINK NEWS  investigation find..
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Cape victims push to keep victims advocacy program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL- There's a new push to get rid of Cape Coral's Victim's Advocate Program, because some say it costs too much. A mother who's young daughter died after being left in a ho..
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Sen. Rubio chooses SWFL for first public forum since election

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Republican Senator Marco Rubio will be in Naples Friday for his first public meeting with voters since taking office earlier this year. The senator will meet..
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CCSO inmates and county clean up take on Alligator Creek dam site

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Punta Gorda- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office jail inmates and the County’s Public Works Department are cleaning up a former park area south of Punta Gorda on Taylor R..
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Warrants create backlog for law enforcement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - For every criminal investigators take off the street, there's a handful of new warrants issued - making it hard for task force members to keep up - and continuin..
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In Valentine rush, flowers checked for bugs, drugs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - Amid the peak Valentine's Day flower season, U.S. agents in Miami are working overtime to make sure pretty love bouquets are not used as transportation by exotic South..
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Lee County Sheriff's Office gears up for Operation Medicine Cabinet

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking you to take a second look at your medicine cabinet. The agency is gearing up for it's fourth installment of Operation Medici..
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Officials catch injured manatee in Fla. waters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials have caught an injured 1,000-pound manatee in waters off South Florida. On Thursday, Florida fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission divers l..
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Redistricting amendment allies sue Fla. Gov. Scott

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is being sued in an effort to get federal review for voter approved amendments that would change the way legislative and congressional distr..
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Officials try to figure out why whale died

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials are trying to figure out what killed a 2-year-old North Atlantic Right Whale off of north Florida's coast. The whale was found dead an..
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Father of slain Fla teens: Remember how they lived

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. (AP) - The father of two slain Tampa teenagers says he is humbled by the support he's received since his son and daughter were found fatally shot last week, al..
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Finalists named for Young Artists Awards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Tickets are now available for the Young Artists Awards Gala at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on Sunday, March 13. The event, showcasing the area’s best y..
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City reaches impasse with FOP regarding officers who failed to obtain educational credits

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL- The City’s negotiating team has reached impasse with the Cape Coral Fraternal Order of Police on resolving the receipt of an unauthorized increase in salary dolla..
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Conservancy of Southwest Florida releases 2011 Estuaries Report Card

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NAPLES– The Conservancy of Southwest Florida today released its 2011 Estuaries Report Card. Of the ten estuaries studied, ranging from Venice in the north to Everglades City ..
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Pine Island Rd east bound shut down due to fatal traffic crash on 1200 block

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL- The Cape Coral Police Department was on scene of a fatal crash at the 1200 block of NE Pine Island Road. A car with a sole occupant was traveling eastbound on NE P..
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