Fla. lawmakers trying to fix Medicaid, wait on CMS

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's legislature seems poised to pass a bill aimed at reducing the state's Medicaid expenditures by expanding privatization of the program. But that proposal may ..
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Space shuttle Discovery fixed, back on launch pad

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery is back on the launch pad following unprecedented repairs for its final voyage. NASA moved Discovery out of its hangar Monday ni..
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SW Florida soldier, killed in Afghanistan, laid to rest

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LEE COUNTY, FL - Family and friends of 29 year old Jason Amores took time to say goodbye to the fallen soldier. The driveway leading into Lee Memorial Park lined on Monday with mem..
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Florida Federal Judge: Health Care Reform Unconstitutional

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

The Justice Department says it will appeal a Florida judge's ruling against President Obama's Health Care Reform. Monday, a Federal Judge in Pensacola ruled the law unconstitutiona..
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CCSO:Port Charlotte man looking for sex pretended to be an officer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says a man looking for sex pretended to be an officer to hit on a woman. The woman tells WINK News John McDonald, 58, sta..
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CDC: Toxic drywall not linked to deaths

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A new government report says toxic drywall is not to blame for a series of deaths; but people who have lived with the problem wallboard insist it is a health thr..
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Man arrested for fraudulent insurance claims on 'stolen' dump truck

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CLEVELAND- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Peter Charles Falkenstern, 47, 7077 Riverside Dr., of the Cleveland community east of Punta Gorda, on a fraudulent i..
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Surveillance photos released of armed woman robbing CVS

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PORT CHARLOTTE- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives released photos of the white female involved in an armed robbery of the CVS store Sunday afternoon in ..
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A horse shot, owner blaming neighbors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEHIGH ACRES- A horse is dead.The owner is blaming her neighbors. Wendy Smith says her 20 year old horse "Apache" often wanders between her neighbor's yards.She says she had to put..
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CALL FOR ACTION: BP oil spill claims denied

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

NAPLES, Fla--When the BP oil spill interrupted their lives, three different families turned to us for help. All of them suffered business losses, but their claims were denied...
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All lanes are back open at US 41 near Commons Way in Estero

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ESTERO- Northbound and southbound lanes of US 41 near Commons Way (south of Corkscrew Rd) in Estero were shut down earlier this evening due to a motor vehicle accide..
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Cape Coral Police nab burglar; recover property

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL- In the early morning hours of Sunday January 30th, Cape Coral Police Officers responded to a suspicious person complaint in the 300 Block of SE 21st Place. At 2:20am, t..
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Some Banners Flap in Breeze; Fort Myers Looks for Repairs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Some of the banners on light poles in Fort Myers are coming loose from their fastenings, and flapping in the wind.   At least 12 of 244 have snapped loose since they were..
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City of Cape Coral says fuel audit is underway

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL- The City of Cape Coral tells WINK News that the City Auditor’s Office is working with Lee County to conduct an internal audit on the City’s fuel management ..
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Fla. judge strikes down health overhaul

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge ruled Monday that the Obama administration's health care overhaul is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states that sued to block it. U.S. Dist..
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Students reach goal: Will build elementary school in Haiti

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - For the past three years, Lorenzo Walker Technical High School (LWTHS) has supported Free the Children – a registered charity in the United States and C..
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Scott holding 'budget event' in Central Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is touring a construction project and hold what his office is calling a "budget event" at a The Villages, a north-central Florida retireme..
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Program makes it easier to evict criminals

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - It's about to get easier for property managers in Orlando to evict criminals. The Orlando Police Department plans to officialy roll out the Crime Free Multi-Ho..
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Program aims to help struggling Fla. homeowners

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A program to help struggling Florida homeowners will begin accepting application in February. The Hardest Hit program targets unemployed and underemplo..
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Investigators still haven't detemined cause of Collier fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

(Photo courtesy Kyle Moffitt) UPDATE: COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Caloosahatchee Forestry Center continues to work with Golden Gate Fire District and Collier County Sheriff’s Offic..
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