Grand jury indicts mom accused of killing kids

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TAMPA- A grand jury has indicted a Tampa mother accused of killing her two children. Julie Schenecker was indicted on Thursday. Police say the 50-year-old woman bought a .38-calibe..
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Haridopolos softens stance on Fla. tax cuts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Senate President Mike Haridopolos is softening his stance on tax cuts but still says Florida lawmakers first must focus on spending reductions. The Merritt..
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Foreclosures fall to 42-month low in Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- The latest figures from Realty Trac paint a promising picture for the Sunshine State. In January, no Florida metro areas were in the top 20 for foreclosure filin..
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Jim Towey named president of Ava Maria University

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

AVA MARIA- The former director of the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives will be the next president of Ava Maria University. The board of trustees announced Thursday that Jim Towey,..
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Fla. senators may cut optional Medicaid services

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI- Florida Medicaid patients may lose access to dentistry, optometry and mental health services as state Senate leaders try to cut the program's growing budget. Federal health ..
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Lottery scam leaves elderly woman out thousands

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two scams against elderly women in Port Charlotte, one was another “Granny Scam” and the ..
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Broward County cracks down on car insurance fraud

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TAMARAC - Representatives from 17 auto insurance companies joined forces with the Broward County Sheriff's Office during a one-day crackdown on motorists who drive without insuranc..
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Deputies search for missing Orlando-area mother

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BELLE ISLE- Orange County deputies ramped up their search for a 36-year-old mother of twins who has been missing since Monday. Deputies and a K-9 Unit searched the home of Michelle..
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Gov. Scott's education budget draws criticism

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The budget battle is just beginning in Florida. Governor Rick Scott unveiled his proposals Monday, but already his education plan is coming under fire. The g..
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Tax deductions for job-seekers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

With tax season approaching, it's time to take a close look at what's deductible, and what's not, especially if you have been hunting for a job. Unemployment doesn't necessarily me..
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Deputy shoots and kills an allegedly dangerous pit bull

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a deputy shot and killed a pit bill in the SunCoast Estates Tuesday morning because it was threatening kids waiting for..
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Southwest Florida Subway franchise owners on edge after string of burglaries

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Matthew Freeman got the call haunting Southwest Florida Subway owners on Monday. "Security company called me at about 5:30 in the morning. Said there had ..
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One jeweler explains the dangers of the job after Tuesday's robbery and shootout

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - Armed bandits, a jewelery store owner, and open fire in the middle of a parking lot. That was the scene Tuesday afternoon at Thalheimers Jewelers in Naples during a ..
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Road extension project could tear down neighborhood

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS- There's a new idea to cut down on traffic tie-ups in North Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Cape Mayor John Sullivan wants to extend Hancock Bridge Parkway through US 41, whe..
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Subway theives strike again

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

San Carlos Park- Subway owner Robert Garratt says, "It's basically just a waiting game and you hope you don't get hit but it's always out there on your mind." His fears came t..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK news investigates why suspected DUI drivers are getting their keys back

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - If a police officer cites you for a DUI you lose your license immediately. But some drivers are getting around that! A Call for Action investigation found some d..
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Morning Fire at First Round Draft Ruled Accidental

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

CAPE CORAL- The fire at the First Round Draft Bar & Grill that started just after 6:00 a.m. Wednesday on the corner of SE 12th Terrace and Del Prado Blvd has been ruled acciden..
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Naples deputy hits pedestrian with patrol car

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NAPLES- Authorities say a southwest Florida deputy hit a pedestrian with his patrol car. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Corp. Brian Williams was in the parking lot of a Co..
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Cape Firefighters Revive Elderly Man Who Fell into a Canal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL- Cape Coral firefighters revived an elderly man who fell into a canal in the southwest Cape this afternoon after he apparently suffered cardiac arrest and tumbled into t..
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Mass. fugitive arrested in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS- A major fugitive wanted by the Massachusetts State Police has been arrested by the US Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Fort Myers, the Lee Count..
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