Bomb scare halts Fla. plane; Search finds nothing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a plane about to take off from a South Florida airport was returned to the gate after a passenger found a bomb threat scribbled in a ma..
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Florida lawmakers and leaders react to Arizona shooting spree

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Florida's political scene also shocked by the tragedy is Tucson. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson told WINK News he's deeply saddened by today's events- describing Congre..
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Red Sox and Twins tickets go on sale

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla-Many baseball fans in Southwest Florida lined up for days to get tickets to see the Boston Red Sox, and the Minnesota Twins play in the Spring. Mark Griffiths is a ..
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Wait is over, spring training tickets now on sale

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS-- The wait is finally over. Tickets for the Red Sox and Twins spring training games went on sale Saturday morning. Hundreds of fans lined up outside both stadiums to buy..
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Officials: Suspect Claims he acted alone

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

UPDATED: WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials familiar with the investigation into a shooting rampage in Arizona say the suspect claims he acted alone. At least five people were killed and ..
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Florida's leaders react to Congresswoman shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FT. MYERS, Fla - Florida's leaders react and comment on the shooting of  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. From Congressman Connie Mack, “Our thoughts and pr..
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Sink tells Fla. Dems she's "not going away"

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Alex Sink is telling Democrats she's not going away. Sink, who narrowly lost her bid for governor in November, told party activists at a meeting in Orlando Sat..
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Body of missing Cape Coral man found

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL-- On Friday WINK News heard from family and friends who are mourning the loss of someone they say, “brought light to the world." The body of Cape Coral man Erik Do..
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Downtown Cape businesses banking on Art Fest crowds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A portion of downtown Cape Coral is shutdown, as hundreds of vendors set up for the city's annual Art Fest. The event is expected to draw in about 40,000 people t..
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Body of missing Cape Coral man found

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The body of a missing Cape Coral man who disappeared off the Coast of Costa Rica was recovered Friday.  After a 3-day search, Erik Downes' body was recovere..
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Officials search for stolen car with toddler in it

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Gulf coast authorities are searching for a car that was stolen with a toddler in the back seat. Police are searching for a rented 2010 Red Dodge Charger..
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New pill mill initiative

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla- A new initiative is underway that's suppose to put a big dent in Florida's prescription drug battle. Dave Aronberg was appointed by the attorney general's offi..
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Man beaten robbed in his home in front of his family

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

SOUTH FORT MYERS, FL- A woman calls 911 when she hears intruders attacking her neighbor.The victim's family is forced to sit by and watch helplessly as he's tied up and beaten.Jon ..
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Cape PD getting help from volunteers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  With budget cutbacks, cities have been forced to be creative to maintain services and save money at the same time. In Cape Coral, the police department is u..
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Man holds accused burglar at knife point in his underwear

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL- A Fort Myers man wakes up early in the morning and remembers he left expensive tools in his SUV.He goes out to lock it and finds a man sitting in it. Fort Myer..
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Progress at Tampa V.A. Hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

TAMPA, Fla--A promising follow up to a story WINK News started investigating after the family of a Cape Coral soldier showed us startling pictures of conditions inside the James A...
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Crist joins Morgan & Morgan law firm

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Former Gov. Charlie Crist is joining the high-profile Morgan & Morgan law firm. The marriage of "the people's governor" with law firm that claims in TV com..
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Golden Apple finalists surprised in their classrooms

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Fort Myers – Thirty outstanding teachers from The School District of Lee County were surprised in their classrooms today as The Foundation for Lee County Pu..
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Dreams for Sale film shows another side of Lehigh Acres

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Lehigh Acres has been at the center of the nation's foreclosure crisis for years. And now, it's become the center of a documentary showcasing the strength and ..
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Burglary suspect sought after scuffle with homeowner

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a desperate burglar that was caught in the act but managed to get away. On Thursday, D..
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