Immigration bill agreement elusive for lawmakers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida legislators headed into the waning hours of the 2011 session without agreeing on a tough immigration bill sought by the governor and attorney gener..
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Lee Boulevard is open following four-car accident that injured two

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Lee Boulevard is open in both directions after a car accident shut down the road at the intersection of Curtis Avenue N in Lehigh Acres.  Four cars were in..
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Florida Senate passes historic Medicaid overhaul

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A historic bill that would make sweeping changes to Florida's Medicaid program won Senate approval Friday, setting the stage for the care of nearly 3 milli..
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Fla. Senate approves repeal of religious aid ban

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Voters will have a chance to repeal Florida's ban on state aid to churches and other religious organizations. The repeal is part of a proposed state consti..
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Aid for Alabama collected in SWFL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-- Volunteers in Port Charlotte are gathering aid for tornado-ravaged Alabama. They are filling up three trucks with donations bound for Centre, Alabama, northe..
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Cape Police Detectives make arrest in burglary case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police were called to 1518 NE Van Loon Terrace to investigate a residential burglary on Tuesday. The victim told officers that between 8:00 a.m. and 5:..
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Economy adds 244k jobs, rate ticks up to 9 pct.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies created 268,000 jobs in April, the most since February 2006. The gains were widespread. Retailers, factories, financial companies, education and health ..
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Top tech gadgets for gifting season

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Staples stops by with some of the top tech gifts that you can give for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Graduation.
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In Fla., another bin Laden mansion sits empty

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - For sale: a five-bedroom, Mediterranean-style mansion with a red, barrel-tiled roof and arched doorways and windows. It even comes with some notoriety a..
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Free health screenings May 6th

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Noth Fort Myers, Fla.-- Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida's  is hosting a Health Fair for May 6th, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our office located at 1520..
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Want to dine with your dog? Cape Coral says it's o.k.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL - Some dog lovers are rejoicing. On Wednesday the city's planning and zoning board approved a plan to allow dogs to visit outdoor restaurants with their owners. The ..
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President Obama to head to Fort Campbell Kentucky Friday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is going to Fort Campbell, Kentucky today to show gratitude to participants in the daring raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan...
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WINK Exclusive: Widow of murdered North Port teacher speaks out

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- A WINK News exclusive. For the first time, we're hearing from the widow of a North Port man murdered at his front door. Kenneth Ellis, who taught in Manatee C..
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Shooting in Bonita Springs, one man transported to local hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

BONITA SPRINTGS, Fla. -- The Lee County Sheriff's Office tells WINK News, one person was shot and taken to a local hospital between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday night in Bonita S..
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Could deal be struck for new fire station in eastern Golden Gate Estates?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - For more than three years the Golden Gate Fire Chief has been working to get a much needed fire station in an eastern area of the estates. Hold-ups with the ..
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Fuel surcharges could drive up consumer costs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Howie Grace

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Old Town Deli in Punta Gorda has built a reputation in town for selling a good lunch at an affordable price. In fact, it's one of the only places that you ca..
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WINK News investigates kids and crime: Is it on the rise?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News investigates recent reports of kids arrested for shocking crimes. They include killing other teens and even their own parents. We wanted to know if tee..
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Lehigh homeowners find marriage proposal spray painted on their garage door

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A romantic gesture or act of vandalism? A marriage proposal spray painted on a garage door. The answer was spray painted on as well. Reporter Sarah Pu..
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Pay raises for Cape Council?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  The Cape Coral Mayor and City Council Members could be looking at a $10,000 a year dollar raise. Late last year the city's Charter Review Commissi..
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SW Florida Ages, and Becomes Home to More Hispanics and Latinos

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

The U.S. Census bureau says southwest florida is getting older, while also becoming home to a lot more Hispanics and Latinos.   The conclusions come from demographic data..
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