Deal may be in the works for old Punta Gorda mall property

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- It used to be the crowning jewel of downtown Punta Gorda.  A seven acre plot of land that used to be a shopping mall has come to represent the so-called "b..
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Overnight rollover crash in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ola Alak

Fort Myers, Fla. - Wink News cameras catch the scene of a vehicle rollover in Fort Myers.This happened just after 3 A.M. Monday morning at the intersection of Ballard Road and Orti..
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2 teens charged in plot to kill boy remain jailed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

 OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A judge has ordered two central Florida teens accused of plotting to kill a classmate to remain behind bars. The 16-year-olds, who are charged with co..
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Final space connection: Atlantis docks at station

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A space shuttle has pulled up for the last time at a space station. Emotions were running high Sunday, in orbit and on Earth, as Atlantis arr..
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Local restaurant back in business

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

LABELLE, Fla. - It's one of those places where the fried chicken and homemade pies bring back memories. The story behind the iconic Flora and Ella's spans nearly eight decades. In ..
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U.S. 17 exit of I-75 closed after accident

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Highway Patrol are on the scene of a three-vehicle accident on the southbound off ramp of I-75, at mm 164 ..
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Collier County Sheriff's Office looking for robbery suspects

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating two robberies Sunday morning and is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect. Deputies we..
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Oasis Restaurant latest victim of AC theft

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

When owner Bonnie Grunberg got an early morning call that the air conditioning at Oasis Restaurant wasn't working, at first she thought nothing of it. "I told her to turn them off ..
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Calendar girls perform for Paws for Patriots

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

The Calendar Girls are well known for their support of the Paws for Patriots program that provides service dogs for veterans. In July, both categories, dogs and veterans, feature i..
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Debt ceiling talks continue in Washington

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House meeting today on deficit reduction and an increase in the government's borrowing authority to avoid default could mark a pivotal point in the talk..
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Underwater music festival draws hundreds

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) - More than 500 divers and snorkelers descended Saturday in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary for an underwater concert. The Lower Keys Underw..
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Casey Anthony vitriol spills onto the web

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - For nearly two months, the murder trial of Casey Anthony was a living entity. It breathed daily across national television airwaves, then was reinforced nightl..
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Shuttle Atlantis set to dock International Space Station one last time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- The space shuttle Atlantis is chasing after the International Space Station for the final time and they'll hook up Sunday morning. Atlantis is sched..
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5 fishermen rescued from sinking boat

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Coast Guard assisted five fishermen after their vessel started to take on water  91 miles west of Sanibel Island, Fla., Saturday. Sector St. Petersburg ..
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Police: hearse in bomb scare had fake weapons

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

MIAMI GARDENS (AP) - Miami Gardens police say the hearse in the bomb scare that snarled traffic for hours had fake weapons inside. Police chief Matthew Boyd told the Miami Her..
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Movie filmed as space shuttle Atlantis took off

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A movie starring actor Jason Ritter was being filmed as space shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Kennedy Space Center. "Atlantis" is being filmed in cent..
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Woman charged with murder of elderly man

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 21-year-old woman has been charged with first degree murder in the death of an 83-year-old man found dead in a Tampa motel room. Jail records show A..
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Corey Kent back home in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla -  A local soldier is back home in Southwest Florida for the first time since he was nearly killed in Afghanistan last year. Private First Class Corey Kent arr..
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Divers listen to underwater music in Florida Keys

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) - Divers and snorkelers are getting the chance to listen to a radio station's broadcast while underwater. More than 500 divers and snorkelers descended..
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Anger over Casey Anthony verdict pours out online

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - When Casey Anthony was acquitted of murder in the death of her two-year-old daughter, hundreds of thousands of people poured their rage into postings on Facebo..
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