Holes being drilled in beach to check for oil

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Holes are being drilled in the sand at Orange Beach to make sure there's no oil there from last year's massive spill.A crew using an auger drills five hol..
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Less than half of Florida students proficient in science

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Results from a national exam show that less than half of Florida fourth and eighth grade students are proficient in science.Science scores from the 2009 Na..
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State emergency management issues alert for possible severe weather

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla  -- State and local emergency management officials are urging residents and visitors along the Florida Peninsula to stay alert and exercise caution as a poten..
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Canterbury school vandals caught

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's office on Monday arrested three juveniles for the vandalism at Canterbury School last week. During the course of the in..
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Former Roman Catholic priest getting his own TV show

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MIAMI (AP) - A former Roman Catholic Priest who left the church to marry his girlfriend after the two were photographed embracing on a South Florida beach is getting a new TV show...
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Lawmakers grant Gov. Scott one day budget delay

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican legislative leaders have given Gov. Rick Scott approval to delay his budget proposals to lawmakers by one day until Feb. 7.Senate President Mike..
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Police remove more than 1,000 guns from city streets

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS- More than 1,000 handguns, shotguns, rifles and semi-automatic weapons are off City streets because of a Fort Myers Police Department initiative “Operation Safe Ne..
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Escapee captured in Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - A woman who walked away from a Pennsylvania prison work-release program last year was caught Monday by deputies in East Naples. Angela Honey Bilotta, 38, of M..
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Charlotte County students saying no to drugs and alcohol

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - The April, 2010 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS) indicates Charlotte County has made significant progress in its efforts to reduce youth substan..
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Chief Justice: Florida courts can't stand more cuts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Chief Justice Charles Canady says Florida's courts can't stand any more spending cuts nor can they continue to so heavily rely upon fees from foreclosure c..
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Cocaine trafficking leads to motel shooting death and 2 arrests

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PORT CHARLOTTE- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested two people in connection with a cocaine trafficking deal that lead to the murder of a North P..
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Scars: fact and fiction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Dr. Michael Kim talks about the myths, reality and ways to treat a scar.
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Student killed in school bus stop stabbing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

   Naples Fla.    Grief counselors will be at Palmetto Ridge High School in Collier County.  The counselors will be there to help students cope w..
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WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk Raises $215,000

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ESTERO, Fla.-More than 500 people joined WINK News to take a stand in the fight against hunger. The WINK News Feeds Families Walk took place Saturday morning at the Miramar Outlets..
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SWFL honor guards mourn fallen Florida officers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Honor guard officers from Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Lee County were among those paying respects at Monday's funeral for two slain officers in Miami.  Now,..
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Palmetto Ridge student fatally stabbed at bus stop

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

COLLIER COUNTY-  A 14-year-old Palmetto Ridge High School student was arrested Monday after deputies say he fatally stabbed a fellow student at a Golden Gate Estates school bu..
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The Andrew Widman Act

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The shootings in Miami and St. Petersburg have raised concerns about the safety of officers serving warrants. In 2008, the Fort Myers Police Department experience..
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Cape Coral Police say bloggers menacing message not a credible threat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL - Cape police say they have investigated the comments made by blogger James McGarry and along with the State Attorney's office have determined that the Cape Coral re..
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Animal cruelty forces dog to lose eye

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A man has been cited for animal cruelty after investigators determine he forced his dog to live with one of its eyes hanging from its socket. Lee County Animal S..
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Man pleads to selling client's boats, pocketing the money

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Scott Meinke agrees to the terms of his plea deal in a Lee County court today. He faced a maximum of 135 years for stealing boats from his clients and pocket..
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