Fraud alert for tax season

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY- It seems there’s a never-ending supply of people looking for ways to scam money from the unsuspecting and tax season gives them one more avenue to ply their trade..
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12-year-old driver flips SUV into canal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 12-year-old boy drove his family into a South Florida canal during a driving lesson. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says the boy'..
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Police investigating suspicious item on MIA flight

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - Miami International Airport spokesman Greg Chin says Miami-Dade Police are investigating "something suspicious" on an American Airlines flight from Sao Paolo, Brazil. ..
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Fire destroys Fort Myers Shores garage

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS SHORES, Fla- Investigators are the scene of an early morning fire in Fort Myers Shores. Two people were forced to flee the burning house on Ox Bow Road. Mary Johnson s..
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Parents claim wrestling coach took money, left town

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

NAPLES, Fla. - A group of parents say a local wrestling coach cashed their checks and left them and their kids high and dry. The parents claim former Palmette Ridge High School wre..
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Woman killed by police car while crossing highway

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in South Florida are investigating the death of an 18-year-old who was struck by a police car as she tried to run across a highway. The Florida ..
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Boil water notice cancelled

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2011) – Friday’s boil water notice for customers of Bonita Springs Utilities has been cancelled, and customers can use tap water for drin..
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Fla. substitute teacher denies punching students

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A substitute teacher in Sarasota is disputing allegations that he punched two students and pushed another. William Amory's attorney says the 55-year-old was t..
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The art show in Bonita Springs is prepared for the boil water advisory

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- The boil water notice in Bonita Springs didn't stop the 12th Annual National Art Festival at the Promenade from going on as scheduled. Artists and vendors wer..
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Detectives locate mother of infant found dead in North Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Deputies say they've found the mother of a baby discovered dead in a wooded area in North Fort Myers. They aren't identifying the woman yet, but some people..
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Two shot in early morning home invasion

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla. - Deputies are searching for as many as three or four suspects in an early morning home invasion in San Carlos Park.The Lee County Sheriff's Office says two p..
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Tampa jail deputy injured in inmate fight

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa jail deputy is recovering after breaking his leg while trying to break up an inmate fight.      Deputy Greg Brown, 35, tried to ..
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Florida GOP elect Bitner as new chair

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - The Republican Party of Florida has a new chairman.      Party activists elected former state Rep. Dave Bitner as their new l..
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Deputies locate mother of infant found in North Fort Myers woods

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office has found the mother of a newborn found dead in a wooded area of North Fort Myers on Friday afternoon. Deputies were called..
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Visitation, funeral set for deputy killed in off-duty crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Funeral details have been announced for an off-duty Lee County deputy killed Wednesday night in a motorcycle accident.The Lee County Sheriff's Office announced v..
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College students caught in the middle of Condo Association battle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Four college students thought they found the perfect condo. But then they started receiving letters from the Homeowner's Association. The letters were from the as..
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Local smokers save money by rolling own cigarettes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - As people in Southwest Florida keep tight budgets, smokers are finding ways to keep buying cigarettes, but at half the cost. Last month, "Roll Your Own" in Leh..
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Man gets life for Panhandle fatal robbery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - One of the men accused in the deaths of a wealthy Florida Panhandle couple with nine special needs children has been sentenced to life in prison. An Escambia..
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Dog recovering from bullet wounds after being shot twice

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

SAN CARLOS PARK, FL-  New details in a story you saw first on WINK. A dog recovering from bullet wounds after being shot by a Lee County Deputy. Deputies say "Harley" a f..
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James Menard found guilty in teen's murder

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - After over four hours of deliberation, a jury finds James Menard guilty of murder. Menard now faces prison for the 2010 New Year's death of Naples teen Jake ..
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