Escapee captured in Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - A woman who walked away from a Pennsylvania prison work-release program last year was caught Monday by deputies in East Naples. Angela Honey Bilotta, 38, of M..
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Charlotte County students saying no to drugs and alcohol

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - The April, 2010 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS) indicates Charlotte County has made significant progress in its efforts to reduce youth substan..
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Chief Justice: Florida courts can't stand more cuts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Chief Justice Charles Canady says Florida's courts can't stand any more spending cuts nor can they continue to so heavily rely upon fees from foreclosure c..
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Cocaine trafficking leads to motel shooting death and 2 arrests

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PORT CHARLOTTE- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested two people in connection with a cocaine trafficking deal that lead to the murder of a North P..
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Scars: fact and fiction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Dr. Michael Kim talks about the myths, reality and ways to treat a scar.
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Student killed in school bus stop stabbing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

   Naples Fla.    Grief counselors will be at Palmetto Ridge High School in Collier County.  The counselors will be there to help students cope w..
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WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk Raises $215,000

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ESTERO, Fla.-More than 500 people joined WINK News to take a stand in the fight against hunger. The WINK News Feeds Families Walk took place Saturday morning at the Miramar Outlets..
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SWFL honor guards mourn fallen Florida officers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Honor guard officers from Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Lee County were among those paying respects at Monday's funeral for two slain officers in Miami.  Now,..
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Palmetto Ridge student fatally stabbed at bus stop

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

COLLIER COUNTY-  A 14-year-old Palmetto Ridge High School student was arrested Monday after deputies say he fatally stabbed a fellow student at a Golden Gate Estates school bu..
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The Andrew Widman Act

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The shootings in Miami and St. Petersburg have raised concerns about the safety of officers serving warrants. In 2008, the Fort Myers Police Department experience..
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Cape Coral Police say bloggers menacing message not a credible threat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL - Cape police say they have investigated the comments made by blogger James McGarry and along with the State Attorney's office have determined that the Cape Coral re..
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Animal cruelty forces dog to lose eye

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A man has been cited for animal cruelty after investigators determine he forced his dog to live with one of its eyes hanging from its socket. Lee County Animal S..
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Man pleads to selling client's boats, pocketing the money

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Scott Meinke agrees to the terms of his plea deal in a Lee County court today. He faced a maximum of 135 years for stealing boats from his clients and pocket..
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Landlord finds rental unit completely stripped

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEHIGH ACRES, FL-  A landlord's nightmare!After not receiving a rent check for months a property owner travels across the country only to find the Lehigh house completely..
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Knights Inn shooting under investigation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY-    Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives are investigating a shooting incident in the Knights Inn Parking lot at 4100 Tamiami Tra..
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Golf Cart Dilemma: Some want Ft. Myers to Make Them Street-Legal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

The city of Ft. Myers is struggling with a dilemma, about the use of golf carts on city streets.  That is against state law, and police are giving warnings to golf cart driver..
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Statement from Governor Rick Scott regarding today's shooting in St. Petersburg

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE- "Today, while honoring the memory of Detectives Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth of the Miami-Dade Police Department, we learned that two more heroes had fallen in St..
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Fla. lawmakers look to Texas for prison advice

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers are looking to Texas for advice on how to cut prison costs without appearing to be soft on crime. Texas state Rep. Jerry Madden said Mond..
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School bus crashes into Gulf coast home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A school bus full of students crashed into a Gulf coast area house. Authorities say there were about 20 children on the bus Monday, but none appear to b..
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Gold coin auction raises almost $13,000

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS- The sale of six gold coins has helped The Salvation Army come very close to reaching its 2010 red kettle goal.  All nine gold coins donated to the organization wer..
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