More young people are winding up in nursing homes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

SARASOTA-- Adam Martin doesn't fit in here. No one else in this nursing home wears Air Jordans. No one else has stacks of music videos by 2Pac and Jay-Z. No one else is just 26. It..
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Dupster lid thief arrested

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ENGLEWOOD-- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested an Englewood man for stealing five red dumpster lids Sunday and selling to a recycling firm in the Whidden Industri..
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Space shuttle Discovery's mission delayed again

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery's final flight keeps getting delayed. The space station delivery mission is now off until the end of February. NASA had been aim..
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Suspect sought in credit card theft

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS-- Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying a woman who used a stolen credit card to charge up thousands of dollars at two stores within just a few hour..
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FDOT asking for patience during U.S. 41 widening project

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

ESTERO, Fla.- New on WINK- construction crews will begin work on widening a portion of U.S. 41 in a matter of days. The multi-million dollar project will make a two mile stretch of..
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Panther found dead in Hendry County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

LA BELLE, Fla. (AP) - The state's first panther death for 2011 has been recorded in Hendry County. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that an 8-year-old ..
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Deputies looking for driver of sunken car

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A sunken car is pulled out of a canal, but no one is inside. Now, deputies want to find the driver. It happened on San Marco Road, about a mile past the Good..
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Collier parents respond to new rezoning maps

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Dozens of parents are expected for a meeting at Golden Gate High School to talk about a redistricting map for about 300 elementary school students in the coun..
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Commemorating Secession: Historical Pride or Re-opening old Wounds?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

This week, Florida will mark the 150th anniversary of splitting away from the United States, and joining the Confederate States of America.    Some groups are urging..
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Cape Coral's Old Rosewind Motel undergoes big changes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CAPE CORAL, Fla - A Cape Coral eye sore is getting a make over. The Rosewind Motel on Santa Barbara Boulevard has long been an issue for neighbors. They've complained vagrants woul..
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8th and 9th gold coins donated to Salvation Army

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS-- The Salvation Army makes yet another amazing discovery. Not one, but two more gold coins were discovered today.  The two 1976 South African Krugerrands were sent ..
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CBO: Health care repeal would increase deficit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Repealing President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul would add billions to government red ink and leave millions without coverage, Congress' nonpartis..
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Cape Coral man missing in Costa Rica

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL, FL - A Cape Coral man is missing off the coast of Costa Rica after being swept away by a rip current. Erik Downes is a student at Oglethorpe University in Georgia. &nbs..
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Neb.school gunman's family shocked by shootings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The family of the 17-year-old gunman who killed an Omaha assistant principal and wounded the principal at his Nebraska high school say they are shocked and confu..
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Caloosahatchee Forestry Center officials remind everyone that wildfire safety is a shared responsibility

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Thursday's rain was welcome, but temporary, relief from wildfire activity. Chances for wildfires remain strong without sustained rains.  Vegetation in Collier, Lee a..
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Oil findings boost chance of corp. criminal charge

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Legal experts say months of investigation by Gulf oil spill panels show there's a greater likelihood that criminal charges will be filed against some of the comp..
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Natural Gas leak at Naples apartment building

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NAPLES-- WINK News crews were on the scene Thursday of a natural gas leak behind an apartment building near 600 Neapolitan Way in Naples. The gas line was shut off a..
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Attorney for Casey Anthony fined

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for a Florida mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter has been fined for failing to turn over information about expert witnesses. Circu..
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Bacteria also removed spilled methane from Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sudden bloom of bacteria after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill helped clean up the methane gas that was also released into the Gulf of Mexico, according to a ne..
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Four Loko, other drinks turned into ethanol in Va.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Truckloads of Four Loko and other alcohol-laced energy drinks are being recycled into ethanol and other products after federal authorities told manufacturers t..
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