EXCLUSIVE: Bullet in drive-by shooting lands just feet from someone's head

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A Collier County woman has a frightening story. She shows WINK News just how close bullets came to people inside her home during a drive-by shooting. It happ..
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Brush fire that spanned 80 acres is now contained

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY- A brush fire that spanned 80 acres is completely contained.  Lee Control reports that the fire was originally a controlled fire. Units from Lee and Collier Countie..
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Salvation Army opens new store; needs donations

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY- The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties is in desperate need of donations. This comes as officials open a third family store to help meet the growing need..
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Students lead effort to convince young people not to text and drive

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Some students at Lehigh High school are producing video's, designed to convince their class-mates, they should not text while driving. "That is such a dangerous thing to do, and so..
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FMPD officer, good samaritan save lucky ducklings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FT. MYERS, Fla. - They were sitting ducks.  Literally. Approximately ten ducklings became stranded in one of the busy middle turn lanes of Colonial Blvd. where it meets U..
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An unusual reason for traffic in Fort Myers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A police officer in southwest Florida had to deal with an unusual reason for traffic congestion. Ten ducklings were trying to cross the street in Fort Myers but g..
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Fla. fishermen plan rally over grouper ban

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Organizers say thousands of commercial and recreational fishermen are expected to rally in St. Petersburg against a federal ban on grouper fishing. The Fishi..
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Fair kicks off Friday in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The 87th Annual Southwest Florida Lee County Fair opens its gates Friday afternoon. "Our theme this year is: 'Its fair time. Let the good times roll!'" sai..
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Opa! Greek Fest begins

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Greek Fest kicks off Friday, February 25 - Sunday, February 27 in Fort Myers.  We make a tasty Greek recipe with Tina Kucera.
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Judge denies Tampa mom's request to freeze assets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TAMPA- A judge has denied a request to freeze the assets of a Tampa mother accused of killing her two teenage children in January. Circuit Judge Ashley Moody said Thursday she lack..
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Blind Pass has some seeing red

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

SANIBEL, FL- Blind Pass, a small channel that separates Sanibel Island and Captiva is dividing some neighbors. 19 months ago the pass was dredged to keep the channel open. The cost..
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4 people are detained after drive-by shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

COLLIER COUNTY - Collier County Deputies have detained four people after a drive-by shooting in East Naples. The suspects were believed to be driving a red SUV. People on the scene..
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Southwest Florida businesses seeing costs soar due to high gas prices

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- Fresh produce drives business at Cooper's Farm Market on U.S. 41, but so does gasoline. Keeping fresh fruits and veggies on shelves requires frequent trips across the..
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ONLY ON WINK: STD cases in seniors on the rise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - "The Golden Years" are a time seniors can spend relaxing, traveling, or passing around the shuffleboard discs. But doctors say some in this age group may be pass..
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Gas price savings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla- Thursday gas prices spiked in Southwest Florida. According to AAA, the average price of a regular gallon of gas is $3.21. That's up almost a dime from earlier thi..
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Teachers surprised in their classrooms with Golden Apple Award

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Six Collier County teachers have been named the best of the best in education.The Education Foundation of Collier County and several members of the communit..
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Blood supplies running low in Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Collier County health officials pleading to the community to come out and donate blood. Right now their supplies are running low. In the last week a handful ..
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Ride Inspector Tries to Ensure All Thrills, No Spills at Fair

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

A ride inspector from the state is spending this week at the Lee Civic Center.   Rob Jacobson is checking and re-checking the 46 rides at the Southwest Florida, Lee Count..
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Shuttle Discovery launches for final mission

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Discovery, the world's most traveled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time Thursday, heading toward the International Space Station on a jo..
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5-acre Charlotte County fire is contained

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- The Florida Division of Forestry confirms that there is a 5-acre fire on Solomon Drive. A Charlotte County brush truck is at the scene. This is the third or fourt..
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