Attempted Gulf coast robbery ends in shootout

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Police say two masked gunmen attempting to rob a Gulf coast area game parlor ended up in a shootout, with one of them killed and the other injured. At l..
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Urban Meyer stepping down at UF

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

GAINESVILLE, Fla - UF’s Urban Meyer Steps Down As Head Football Coach. Meyer captured two National Championships in his six years at Florida (2006 and 2008), two Southeastern..
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President Obama urging democrats to vote with republicans on tax deal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

 WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says economists predict higher job growth in 2011 and 2012 if Congress passes a tax deal he negotiated with Republicans. He's urging ..
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Fla. lawmakers again face unemployment tax issue

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers rolled back most of a huge unemployment compensation tax hike nine months ago. Wednesday they began struggling with another planned incre..
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Netflix, Disney reach streaming deal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Netflix will stream hundreds of episodes of popular ABC and Disney television shows online. That's the result of the company's latest deal to ramp up s..
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As temperatures dip, experts advise getting fireplaces inspected to prevent house fires

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Don't be surprised if you see a guy in a tuxedo t-shirt climbing on Southwest Florida roofs. He's inspecting fireplaces, and before you fire yours up, the U.S. Fi..
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Man sentenced to life in prison says he is sorry for strangulation death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) - A Southwest Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading no contest to strangling and sexually assaulting a woman. Cape Coral Police said..
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Fort Myers man in custody for vehicular homicide

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS – 21 year-old John Pruitt Jr. of Fort Myers was arrested for vehicular homicide, reckless driving, and multiple drug and traffic violations.
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American Airlines cancels flights to Haiti

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A major U.S. air carrier has canceled all flights in and out of Port-au-Prince, Haiti due to the unsettled political atmosphere and recent violence in the l..
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Bitter cold temp takes a toll on crops

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

As temperatures plunged into the 20s last night, some vegetables and citrus saw major damage. Tonight farmers trying to trying to hold it together for one more night to keep the d..
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New Details: How Cape plans to lower trash fees

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CORAL, Fla - New details Wednesday about how the City of Cape Coral plans to lower trash fees for small businesses. WINK News first broke this story on Tuesday...
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Clemency board considers pardon for Jim Morrison this week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Doors singer Jim Morrison would have turned 67 on Wednesday. On Thursday, Florida's Gov. Charlie Crist and the other members of the state's Clemency Board ..
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3 helicopters crash trying to warm crops in Fla

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) - Three helicopters have crashed in South Florida during missions to protect crops from the cold. All three pilots survived. Palm Beach County sheriff's official..
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Private company launches test spacecraft for NASA

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A private company has launched a spacecraft in a bold demonstration test for NASA. The Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canav..
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The Heart of an Ironman

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, Fla--In Jason Gunter's heart, he always wanted to become an Ironman. It turned out it would take his heart and mind to achieve his dream. "For me growing up, I had alwa..
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Farmers have whole new set of concerns second night of cold temps

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A slight change in weather gives farmers a whole new set of concerns. Frost is their biggest worry as they come up with a new plan to save their produce Tues..
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Cold Weather: Shelters opened overnight

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Fort Myers Fla.   The dropping temperatures have people across southwest florida running in doors.     But what does that mean for people w..
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Latest weather update

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Expect another cold and frosty night, but not as cold as last night. For the latest updates follow Lauren Casey's blog at http://winkweather.blogspot.com/2010/12/round-1-of-frigi..
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Keeping critters warm

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

  FORT MYERS, Fla. - As temperatures drop close to freezing, the Calusa Nature Center is taking special precautions and pulling out heat lamps to make sure even the cold-blood..
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LCSO investigating man who set himself on fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident where a man set himself on fire while a juvenile passenger was with him. It happened near the ..
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