Travel rules will be tighter for new Florida. Lt. Governor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Travel bills adding up to more than $1 million for Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp will lead to tighter rules for his successor.      The S..
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Florida's oldest resident dies at 112

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Florida's oldest resident has died. Onie Ponder of Ocala was 112 years old.      Carswell Ponder says his mother died Friday morning at ..
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Falling bullet injures Fla. man on New Year's Eve

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Manatee County man was apparently injured by some celebratory New Year's Eve gunfire.      The sheriff's office sa..
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Universal Orlando ride evacuated after fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An island ride at Universal Orlando had to be evacuated after a fire broke out.      Park spokesman Tom Schroder says an employee noti..
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Cubans on Fla. Keys offshore island are detained

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say about 20 Cubans found living on an offshore island along the Florida Keys have been detained, and some were receiving medical treatment. ..
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Meet SWFL's first baby of 2011

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - After struggling for months to have a baby, a Fort Myers family is blessed with a New Year's Day miracle.     Landon Christopher Keith Scott ..
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Marking the new year with a chilly plunge in the Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SANIBEL, Fla. - It may not have been icy on New Year's Day morning in Southwest Florida, but that didn't stop more than 250 members of the Polar Bear Club from taking a dip in the ..
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Man found shot to death in LaBelle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LABELLE, Fla. - Deputies in Hendry County are investigating a New Year's Eve homicide.The Hendry Sheriff's Office was called to a home at Orange Avenue and Lillian Street in LaBell..
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Arrest made as victim dies following Englewood robbery, attack

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PUNTA GORDA, Fla - An Englewood business owner has died, days after being beaten in his store.  His death comes as deputies arrest a suspect in the attack. Charlotte County Sh..
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Florida father charged in 6-year-old's stabbing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa father is charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his 6-year-old son more than 20 times. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says 23-..
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TECO Gas Line explosion

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chandler Friedman

This is WINK News coverage from the TECO gas line explosion
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Python that strangled Fla. girl was hungry

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

OXFORD, Fla. (AP) - Investigative documents show that a pet python that strangled a Florida toddler had not been fed in a month and had escaped its tank 10 times since its last mea..
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New Years partiers reflect on 2010

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - People ringing in the New Year at Fort Myers' Downtown Countdown looked back on the best moments of 2010 and looked ahead to 2011. Many named money and employmen..
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New Year's Eve is bringing in big bucks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

NAPLES, Fla. - New Year's Eve could provide a much-needed boost for business in Southwest Florida. Consumers seem to be eager to spend. The Baleen restaurant at the La Playa Beach ..
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Girl arrested for destroying neighbor's home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

SAN CARLOS PARK- Broken windows, stained carpets, and destroyed furniture! That's what a family who spends their winters in San Carlos Park has come back to.  Deputies say, on..
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Neighbors give accused arsonist pat on the back?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Michael Plazewski was arrested after police say he burned down a house in his Cape Coral neighborhood. According to police, he says he started the blaze because i..
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Florida agriculture loses $273M in December freeze

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - December's wave of unusually cold weather has destroyed much of Florida's green beans and sweet corn, which means shoppers will pay more at the grocery ..
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Cape Police Department looking for a man involved in BB&T Bank robbery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL-- At 11:48 a.m., on Friday, December 31, 2010, the Cape Coral Police Department responded to a bank robbery at the BB&T Bank located at 2223 Del Prado Boulevard Sout..
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CCSO Releases photos of man that may have info in antique store incident

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY-- The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office continues its intensive investigation today into the severe injury to the owner of Antiques + (plus) in the Englewood..
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Oil's surge in 2010 paves the way for $4 gasoline

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NEW YORK (AP) - The price of oil is poised for another run at $100 a barrel after a global economic rebound sent it surging 34 percent since May. That could push gasoline prices to..
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