Liquor store employee chases thief, dodges bullets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

NORTH FORT MYERS, FL- A liquor store employee chases after a bottle snatching thief only to find himself dodging bullets. The couple that owns Discount Wine and Spirits in North Fo..
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Cape Coral Police take down elaborate grow house operation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral Police take down what they call elaborate grow house operation. It happened at 2427 Northeast 22nd Avenue over the weekend. The swat team swarmed the ..
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Alcohol believed to be factor in crash that sends 2 to Lee Memorial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Two men are recovering after the car they were in hit a tree, flipped and landed in the yard of a local church Monday morning. Church members say this isn't th..
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Cape Coral R-Seahawks take to the skies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CAPE CORAL, Fla.  -- The Cape Coral R-Seahawks were flying high Sunday. It was all part of the annual show at Seahawk Park. Between 50 and 75 pilots took part in flying thei..
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Police arrest couple on multiple burglary charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police Detectives arrested Jack Bullock and Brittany Lehew on numerous residential burglary and grand theft charges on March 17. Cape Coral Police Offi..
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Lee May Require People in Mobile Home Parks to Recycle in County System

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Lee county may require people in mobile home parks to recycle in the county system.Commissioners on Tuesday will be asked to decide whether to require every household to join the c..
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Easter Basket Drive provides kids with a special gift

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NORTH FORT MYERS- WINK News Lauren Pastrana has more details about the 3rd Annual Easter Basket Drive. 
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Smith stepping down as Fla. education commissioner

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's education commissioner Eric Smith is leaving that post in June, saying he wants to give new Gov. Rick Scott a say in a successor who will pursue ..
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Woman arrested after embezzling $100K from local company

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-  Representatives of Turbine Generator Maintenance (TGM) reported a theft from the business on Aug. 11, 2010. TGM representatives stated that an employee, Amy..
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Officials: South Fla. water table rose after quake

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The devastating earthquake that shook Japan caused a temporary jolt in groundwater levels throughout much of Florida, officials said. The South Florida Water..
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Alcohol a factor in Fort Myers car crash

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Fort Myers Police believe alcohol and speed are factors in an early Monday morning car accident that happened on Second St. at Cranford.  The car nearly hit t..
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Charlotte Co. firefighter injured battling large brush fire

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

PUNTA GORDA - Firefighters are investigating what sparked a brush fire that quickly grew to an estimated 100 acres near Punta Gorda early Sunday afternoon. The fire broke out short..
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Coast Guard investigating substance in Gulf

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says there is some sort of substance in the water in the Gulf of Mexico, and officials are collecting samples to determine what it is. Coast..
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Banner plane crashes after takeoff; no injuries

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) - The pilot of a banner plane is uninjured after crashing shortly after takeoff. The plane departed Saturday afternoon from North Perry Airport in Pembrok..
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Police: 2 dead, 1 injured after shooting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Two people have been found dead and another injured after investigators say someone fired into a crowd gathered in the back of a West Palm Beach reside..
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Hundreds of teachers protest Governor Scott's visit to Southwest Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Hundreds of teachers give Governor Rick Scott a not-so-pleasant homecoming to Southwest Florida. The Governor was in Port Charlotte on Saturday for an event h..
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Teens charged with arson at Fla. high school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

JACKSONVILLE (AP) - Six teens have been arrested after a rash of arsons at a Jacksonville high school, including one that damaged the football stadium. Two teens were charged in th..
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Orlando officer injured in tractor-trailer crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ORLANDO (AP) - An Orlando police officer is recovering after his patrol car was crumpled sliding under a tractor-trailer Authorities said Officer Anthony Kirby was responding to a ..
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Mom forces son to stand on street for bad grades

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TAMPA (AP) - A southwest Florida mom fed up with her son's bad grades forced the 15-year-old to wear a sign revealing his 1.22 GPA. The sign around James Mond's neck also read "hon..
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I-75 traffic stop leads to drug trafficking arrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

LEE COUNTY - On Friday, March 18, 2011, at approximately 6:39 pm, a detective assigned to the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Unit was patrolling I-75 in Fort Myer..
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