Elderly man robbed, good Samaritan catches robber

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

NORTH FORT MYERS, FL-An 82 year old man robbed and assaulted in broad daylight.A good Samaritan saw the attack and chased the robber down. "My arm...swollen bruised hand." Kai Kris..
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Florida law enforcement officer killed in Panhandle shootout

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BONIFAY, Fla. (AP) - A corrections officer and an ex-convict wanted for killing his parents died in a gun battle Wednesday, state officials said. The shootout happened after a home..
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new iphone app attracts tourists

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY- Beaches, sun, everything Lee County has to offer is now at your fingertips. The Visitor and Convention Bureau is launching a series of new marketing tools designed to g..
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Woman arrested for misusing 911 says she was misunderstood

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, FL- Rebecca Allen says, "They came, put handcuffs on me and said I did a 911 misuse call." The 30 year old Rebecca Allen admits she called 911 yesterday morning, but sa..
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Man arrested after Id'd from a cigarette butt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Harbour Heights man Tuesday after he was identified by DNA taken from a cigarette butt found with stolen it..
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Collier School District answers questions about bullying problems

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Comments that bullying may have played a part in the stabbing death of a Palmetto Ridge High School student have some parents contacting WINK News about thei..
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Flights cancelled due to massive storm

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

  The big blizzard that's pounded cities like Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City is giving the Northeast problemsthis morning, continuing to dump heavy snow. But the bliz..
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Man gets life sentence for fatal beating

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville man who had been serving 45 years for beating his girlfriend to death has been sentenced to life in prison following his retrial. A Duval C..
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Space skipper: Brother choosing soon on flight

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The commander of the International Space Station said Wednesday his twin brother will announce soon whether he'll blast off aboard shuttle Endeavour in ..
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Tampa man charged with injuring 16-month old

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Police have arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with aggravated child abuse after he allegedly injured a 16-month old boy. Officials say Dwayne Pool..
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Fla. suspect, correction officer die in gun battle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BONIFAY, Fla. (AP) - A corrections officer and an ex-convict wanted for killing his parents died in a gun battle Wednesday, state officials said. The shootout happened after a home..
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Mother sentenced for Facebook baby death

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for shaking her baby to death after the boy's crying interrupted her game on Facebook.A Duv..
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Gas leak forces evacuation of space center

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds of people were evacuated from several buildings at Kennedy Space Center because of a natural gas leak.NASA spokesman Allard Beutel (byoo-TEHL) ..
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Poll: Florida voters optimistic about new governor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A majority of Florida voters say they're optimistic about the next four years with Republican Rick Scott as governor, a poll released Wednesday shows. The ..
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Leaders ask for meeting with President Obama on Gulf oil drilling

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Political leaders in south Louisiana are asking President Barack Obama to meet with them to discuss how local economies have been hurt by the slowdown in offshor..
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Snow stalls travel to and from RSW

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- By midday Wednesday, more than 5,300 hundred flights had been grounded across the country, according to tracking service Flight Aware. At Southwest Florida Inter..
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Panel wants longer term for Florida chief justice

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's chief justice should serve a four-year term instead of the present two years and be selected based on administrative and leadership skills rather..
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Gov. Scott gives $200k check for wounded veterans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is donating $200,000 raised during his inauguration events to the Wounded Warriors Project. Scott said during a ceremony Wednesday at the g..
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Pro-Mubarak demonstrators call for stability

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAIRO (AP) - Thousands of Egyptians gathered in an upscale Cairo boulevard Wednesday to cheer on President Hosni Mubarak in their first mass counter-demonstration after more than a..
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Police: Tampa mom covered children's dead bodies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A suburban Tampa mother covered the bodies of her two teenage children with blankets after shooting them in the head, then went to the back porch where police fo..
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