Fla. unemployment rate unchanged at 12 percent

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida began 2010 with a 12 percent seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January and the state ended the year the same way in December. State labor of..
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Music Walk hits downtown Fort Myers this weekend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla.-The first Music Walk of 2011 kicks off Saturday, January 22nd in downtown Fort Myers at 7 pm. Musical performers and street acts will be playing at various busine..
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Salvation Army's donated coins go to auction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Saturday, January 22nd you have the chance to see the nine gold coins that were donated to the Salvation Army during this holiday season's Red Kettle Campaign. The..
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Free tax help

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.- You can get free tax help Saturday, January 22nd in Fort Myers.  Free tax preparation for households with an income of $50,000 or below by an IRS trained and..
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Fitness Friday: Fit or Fiction?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Fit or Fiction? We've all heard the fitness myths but can believing them interfere with diet and exercise results? WINK News Fitness Expert Mike Drumm answers the ..
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Highlands Elementary School volunteer arrested, accused of sexually molesting student

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - A prominent Golden Gate Estates man is accused of molesting a young child at a school where he volunteers. 60-year old Robert Alter reportedly sexually molested a..
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Quakes, floods and hurricanes focus of key panel

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Convening in a city known worldwide for catastrophe, members of a National Academy of Sciences committee said the nation faces a future of costlier disasters unl..
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Rick Scott holds Twitter town hall meeting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Thursday night, Governor Rick Scott turned his Twitter page into a town hall meeting. When the clock struck 7, Scott logged in and answered as many questions he..
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Fla. Gov. Scott holds Twitter town hall

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is tweeting to his constituents. The governor is sitting in his office using Twitter for the first time, going over a long list of question..
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Punta Gorda man arrested accused of raping child

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Punta Gorda man for forcing a mother to watch as he sexually assaulted her 12 year old daughter three t..
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Lee Ponders Land Buy to Benefit Minnesota Twins; Some Argue Against

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

Lee county is considering the purchase of some land  that would benefit the Minnesota Twins.   The county has a possible deal to buy 14 acres south of the sports com..
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Mom arrested for passing out behind the wheel, says it's a mistake

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ESTERO, FL- -A mom passed out behind the wheel,  her infant son in the back seat.Fresh out of jail today, she tells WINK, it's all a misunderstanding. "This is the only thing ..
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Only on WINK: Tag along with Naples Fire on a rare training exercise

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

NAPLES, Fla. - Picture this...a window washer on 29th story of a Naples condo gets stuck. Who saves him? The City of Naples firefighters put on a training exercise for high rise si..
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Neighborhood being turned into a parking lot?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  Almost a dozen commercial vehicles parked at one Cape Coral home has neighbors taking a stand. People complain their street is turning into a parking lot an..
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Economy in a slump? Not according to RV-ers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY, FL - Rising gas prices and a shakey economy don't seem to be enough to deter folks from looking for new R-VS. Hundreds packed the Lee County Civic Center complex on Thu..
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Misssing Fort Myers five-year-old girl found

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

-UPDATE- FORT MYERS-  The missing five-year-old girl has been found and is safe       4:21 P.M. The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help ..
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Waterways man charged with child molestation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NAPLES- A Golden Gate Estates man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the molestation of a student at Highlands Elementary School in Immokalee where he was a volunte..
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Reputed New England mob ex-leader arrested in Fla.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The reputed former leader of New England's Patriarca crime family was arrested in Florida and a bookkeeper was picked up in Rhode Island on charges that acc..
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Board approves market-based tuition regulation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The board that oversees Florida's public universities has approved an amendment paving the way for higher tuition rates for certain graduate level courses. &..
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US deports first Haitians since earthquake

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - Immigration authorities have repatriated 27 Haitians previously convicted of crimes, the first such deportations since the Obama administration halted them following t..
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