FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The father of a Florida boy abducted at knifepoint in 2006 has returned to his family. Jurandir Gomes Costa was facing deportation to Brazil after bei..
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - A cap collected some of the oil spewing out of the blown-out Gulf well, but black crude was still leaking into the sea, and officials said they won't k..
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office has made more than a dozen arrests in connection with its latest sting operation dubbed "Operation Summer Rain." It was Thursday,..
GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE, Fla. (AP) - Waves of gooey tar blobs were washing ashore in growing numbers on the white sand of the Florida Panhandle and nearby Alabama beaches Fr..
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The marine scientists occupying a World War II-era Army barracks near downtown St. Petersburg usually go about their research quietly. Certainly, they a..
GULF OF MEXICO - The oil spill-related damage to the environment was chilling on East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast, where workers found birds coated in thick, black..
WINK News Anchor Kyle Jordan reports live from Pensacola on the Disaster in the Gulf.
Baseball's Commissioner decided not to reverse Umpire Jim Joyce's bad call during the Detroit Tiger's game this week even after Joyce admitted he robbed Pitcher Armando Galarraga o..
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cadmium has been discovered in the painted design on "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses being sold nationwide at McDonald's, forcing the burger giant to recall 12 m..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Determined to project both command and compassion, President Barack Obama is returning to the Louisiana coast for a fresh reality check on work to stanch the oil ..
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - "She was the last one to drive it," Chris Matesz tells me of a red Camaro locked away in his garage. "I will never get rid of the car." The Camaro belonged t..
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A Port Charlotte man said he contacted BP four weeks ago telling them to cut the pipe in the gulf, but he said capping it won't work. Frank Cicanese has wo..
GULF OF MEXICO - Computer models show oil leaking from a damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico could wind up on the East Coast and even get carried on currents across the Atlantic Oce..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - For Eric Sutor and Trina Hadley, the last five and a half weeks have been a challenge. "It's a feeling I don't want anybody to go through...indescribable," said ..
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - An entire neighborhood is stunned after a 7-year-old girl was killed and her 10-year-old cousin injured in a Wednesday night accident. Cape Coral police say 7-ye..
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - She may be 82, but don't mess with her. A Cape Coral grandmother's sharp tongue landed her in jail. She told WINK her side of the story. Stalking... Aggrava..
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist says oil from the massive Gulf spill is now within four miles of the Panhandle coast. Crist said sheen was spotted during a ..
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Lawton "Bud" Chiles III, the son of former Gov. Lawton Chiles, made a late entry into the governor's race as an independent candidate on Thursday, saying b..
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Friends and family members gathered to bid their final goodbyes to 31-year-old Kelly Abrams, who was murdered in Cape Coral over the weekend. Police say 43-year-..
MIAMI (AP) - Facing the imminent threat of oil hitting Florida's shoreline, tourism officials are pulling an advertising campaign proclaiming the state's "Coast is Clear." Chris Th..