Fishermen rescued in boat fire near Ga.-Fla. line

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say three fishermen were rescued after their boat caught fire in the St. Marys River near the Georgia-Florida state line. U.S. Coast Guard off..
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Senator Rubio in town today

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

  Florida's new senator makes his first visit with his Southwest Florida constituents today.     Senator Marco Rubio is meeting with the people in Naples t..
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Lee County School District speaks out after students arrested for posting death threats on Facebook

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Four middle school students accused of posting death threats against another student on Facebook, were reprimanded by a judge on Thursday. "Do you think this is f..
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FMPD searching for man in attempted abduction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FT. MYERS - Thursday, February 03, 2011 the Fort Myers Police Department received information about an attempted abduction. It happened at Allen Park Elementary School located at 3..
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One dead after shooting in Palmetto Court Housing Complex

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FT. MYERS - A Fort Myers man is dead after becoming the target of shooting.  It happened at the Palmetto Court Housing Complex on Starnes Avenue. We've learned the man shot is..
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Fla. man pleads guilty to running call-girl ring

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

DETROIT (AP) - A Florida man accused of running a decade-long international prostitution ring pleaded guilty to conspiracy Thursday in federal court in Detroit, one of the cities w..
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Giffords' astronaut hubby decision due Friday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will announce Friday whether he'll fly on space shuttle Endeavour's final voyage - and all sign..
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Jury recommends death for man who killed tourist

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

MIAMI (AP) - A jury has recommended death for a South Florida man convicted of fatally shooting an Illinois tourist who stopped to ask directions in Coconut Grove. The Miami-Dade j..
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Man chases burglars with shotgun

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEHIGH ACRES, FL-  A Lehigh Acres man walks in on burglars tearing apart his home.His first reaction: to grab his shotgun. David Helmick says, "You destroyed my home, give me ..
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Wildlife officials crack down on game meat sales

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State wildlife official say they're cracking down on people who buy or sell game meat online. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials s..
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FGCU grad stuck in Cairo escapes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL-A site seeing adventure turns into a nightmare for a Fort Myers Woman stranded in the Cairo Airport.Today the FGCU grad is safe in Istanbul. She claims had no help f..
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Teens accused of Facebook death threats appear in court

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Four teens from North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts are in trouble, accused of threatening the life of a fellow student. The threats came after they mistakenly ..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Getting people back to work?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEE COUNTY, Fla--The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set aside 56 million dollars for Florida to retrain workers who lost their jobs.But a WINK NEWS  investigation find..
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Cape victims push to keep victims advocacy program

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL- There's a new push to get rid of Cape Coral's Victim's Advocate Program, because some say it costs too much. A mother who's young daughter died after being left in a ho..
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Sen. Rubio chooses SWFL for first public forum since election

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Republican Senator Marco Rubio will be in Naples Friday for his first public meeting with voters since taking office earlier this year. The senator will meet..
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CCSO inmates and county clean up take on Alligator Creek dam site

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Punta Gorda- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office jail inmates and the County’s Public Works Department are cleaning up a former park area south of Punta Gorda on Taylor R..
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Warrants create backlog for law enforcement

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - For every criminal investigators take off the street, there's a handful of new warrants issued - making it hard for task force members to keep up - and continuin..
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In Valentine rush, flowers checked for bugs, drugs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - Amid the peak Valentine's Day flower season, U.S. agents in Miami are working overtime to make sure pretty love bouquets are not used as transportation by exotic South..
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Lee County Sheriff's Office gears up for Operation Medicine Cabinet

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking you to take a second look at your medicine cabinet. The agency is gearing up for it's fourth installment of Operation Medici..
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Officials catch injured manatee in Fla. waters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials have caught an injured 1,000-pound manatee in waters off South Florida. On Thursday, Florida fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission divers l..
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