Collier County student says teacher taunted her with dead frogs, PETA now involved

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NORTH NAPLES, Fla.- A Collier County teacher is accused of taunting a student with dead frogs. Now, PETA wants the science instructor fired. A North Naples Middle School seventh gr..
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Facebook provides new relationship status options

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

Facebook is revamping its status options to give users more ways to express themselves. The social media pioneer has long provided people with the ability to set a relationship sta..
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Exclusive: Potential presidential candidate speaks to WINK

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla - There may soon be a candidate in the 2012 race for President of the United States. Former GOP Senator Rick Santorum met with leaders and potential donors in Naples Fr..
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Investigators looking for those responsible for setting off pipe bomb

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

GATEWAY, FL-An explosive device detonates in a quiet Gateway neighborhood terrifying people.      Now detectives are looking for who built it and why. Rich..
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SWFL new car sales up 81%

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - New car sales in Southwest Florida rose by 81% year over year in January. According to statistics, more than 4,100 cars were sold in Lee, Collier and Charlotte c..
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Abducted Fort Myers 11 year-old found safe in Michigan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An almost five month search for a missing Lee County boy has a happy ending half way across the country. Everett Little was last seen at his Lee County home ..
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Two men crash into Cape canal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL- New details emerge about the canal crash in Cape Coral. Witnesses say the two men are lucky to be alive. According to police, Daniel Purser and Phillip Tremblay were dr..
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911 tapes detail operator trying to help panicked mother save baby

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -Just released, the 911 tape of a mom in the Golden Gate Estates trying desperately to save her baby, and in the middle of the call the line goes dead. WINK Ne..
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Jury recommends death for man in fire deaths

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BARTOW - Jurors unanimously voted that a central Florida man should be executed for deaths of two women he doused with gasoline and set on fire during a robbery. The jurors on Frid..
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Ky. lawmaker makes case for Fla. pill monitoring

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LOUISVILLE, Ky.- An influential Kentucky congressman is asking Florida Gov. Rick Scott to back off repealing a prescription pill monitoring program. Rep. Harold Rogers tells his fe..
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RI US senators request Fla high speed rail funds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Rhode Island's U.S. senators are asking that part of the $2.5 billion in funding for Florida's high-speed rail projects be redirected to their state after Florida..
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Sarasota man arrested for killing 2 people

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SARASOTA- Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested John Allen Lee, 47, of Venice, on two counts of First Degree Murder for the homicidal deaths of Jason Salt..
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Boy to attend safety class after toilet paper fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT WALTON BEACH- A 5-year-old boy from north Florida has been ordered to attend a fire-prevention class after starting a fire with toilet paper in the bathroom of his home. Inves..
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Judge gives states deadline in health care lawsuit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge in Florida has given the 26 states suing to stop President Barack Obama's health care overhaul until Thursday to respond to the administratio..
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CCSO Narcotics Unit nab several drug dealers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY-Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives continue their roundup of Englewood and Port Charlotte-area Crack Cocaine, Oxycodone and Marijuana drug ..
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People in Historic Neighborhood have Noise Issues with an Old Bridge

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

Some people in the historic Dean Park neighborhood in Ft. Myers are launching a campaign to reduce the noise from the old bridge crossing Billy Creek.    The people ..
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Fla. ruling Big Tobacco won comes back to bite it

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida Supreme Court ruling that threw out a $145 billion award against cigarette makers is biting Big Tobacco back by making it dramatically easier for many smoker..
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2 bodies found in plane that crashed into Atlantic

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Two bodies have been recovered from a single-engine plane that crashed off Florida's Atlantic Coast. Volusia County Sheriff's spokeswoman Priscilla Ress says div..
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Mo. wind energy company building Fla. wind farm

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. LOUIS- A St. Louis wind energy business has signed on to develop a $250 million wind project in Florida. The 150-megawatt wind farm is being developed in West Palm Beach County..
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Southern stretch of Turnpike goes cashless

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - Motorists traveling on Florida's Turnpike in Miami-Dade County will no longer need to empty their pockets searching for change. Starting Saturday, toll collection will..
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