Life's a beach for lost gator

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - Things you would expect to find in the Gulf of Mexico: fish, dolphin...but a gator? About 50 Marco Island beach goers got the shock of their life as an alligat..
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Scott says he'll veto some spending in Fla. budget

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott expects to veto some line items in the $69.7 billion budget Florida lawmakers have handed him. The Legislature cut spending by nearly $4 bi..
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Lee Students Learn Healthy Foods, as State Agriculture Dept. Prepares to Take over Menus

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Some Lee co. public school students learned about healthy foods, as the state agriculture department prepares to take over menus, perhaps as soon as this August. "We want to show t..
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Lehigh Acres man arrested after allegedly making false bomb threat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- David Michael Smith, 37, a Lehigh Acres resident, was arrested and charged with one felony count on Tuesday after allegedly calling the Lee County Sheriff's Offic..
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Nation's 6th largest school district slashing jobs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Broward County school district is cutting teaching positions as it grapples with a $144 million deficit for the upcoming school year. Officials say..
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Saks optimistic about future spending

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK (AP) - Saks Inc., the upscale department store chain, says rebounding luxury spending helped its first-quarter net income rise 51 percent from a year ago to $28.4 million...
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Fort Myers Most Wanted

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

The Fort Myers Police Department is looking for the following people: Jacques Leaphart (d.o.b. 9-9-75) Retail Theft Tracey Brock (d.o.b. 5-4-65) Sale of Cocaine Michael Savage (d...
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US Rep. Giffords picks wake-up song for shuttle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - After a poignant wake-up song requested by wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for her astronaut husband, Endeavour and the two other space shuttles ea..
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Punta Gorda war hero arrested after helping injured woman

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA Fla.- Early Sunday morning a shot rang out in downtown Punta Gorda.  Several people had gotten into an argument in a local bar that had spilled out into the street..
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Lightning likely cause of several brush fires in SWFL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE & COLLIER COUNTIES, Fla.- Lightning caused several fires across Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties, according to Division of Forestry. A wildfire burning in the Picayune S..
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Police arrest Cape man on felony charges after morning brawl with neighbors

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Officer Alex Mino-Ramirez responded to a reported disturbance at 614 SE 46th Terrace on Monday at 9:15 a.m. Upon arrival, Officer Mino-Ramirez was greeted by Darr..
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Portion of Burnt Store Road closed for approximately six months

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.-  Burnt Store Road, between US 41 and Acline Road, over the Alligator Creek Bridge will be closed beginning on Tuesday, May 17.  CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -..
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Cape Police use forensics to make burglary arrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A citizen called Cape Coral Police and reported that that he heard someone banging on the front door and ringing the doorbell of his home located at 1421 SE 20th ..
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WINK EXCLUSIVE: Pregnant woman stabbed, left for dead

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Twenty one year-old Kelsey Roberson's body is riddled with stab wounds. But she feels lucky. She thought she lost her baby. Roberson says she was trying to sell ..
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Pet Connection: May 17th

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

Harry is a terrier mix available for adoption now. Veterinarian Whitney Whitford shares tips for National Dog Bite Preevntion Week.
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Lei the Way event raises money for ropes course in Punta Gorda

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Punta Gorda, Fla.-    Almost 7 years after Hurricane Charley there are still some things in Charlotte County that remain damaged. One of those things is the rop..
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Latest best seller raising questions about e-book piracy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SANIBEL, Fla. - Amazon's latest best-selling book is raising some eyebrows, both about its subject matter, and about digital piracy. A New Hampshire dad wrote the children's-style ..
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South Fort Myers High School student saves teen from near drowning

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

BONITA BEACH, Fla. -- A Bonita Beach teen is being called a hero for rescuing another teen in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend. The South Fort Myers High School student says he..
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Affordable housing project complete

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez


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Addicted to technology?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Are you hooked on your cell phone? How many phone numbers can you dial without the help of your "contacts" list? When you look at your friends do you think th..
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