Deputy of the year named in Charlotte County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Robbie Robbins, President of the Robert E. Lister Memorial Fraternal Order of Police Lodge-66, Charlotte Harbor, announced its Law Enforcement Officer honor..
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Sallie Jones students donate to Do the Right Thing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Third-grade students from Sallie Jones Elementary School in Punta Gorda, presented a check Thursday, January 6, in the amount of $1,450, for the Do the Right Thing program. The stu..
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Panther death numbers show little changed in 2010

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) documented 23 panther deaths in 2010. Of those mortalities, 16 panthers died after being struck by vehicles. Six of the ..
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Winter blast snarls travel across southeast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Snowy conditions across the Southeast are hampering travel in and out of Southwest Florida International Airport. Around noon time, 14 departures and 14 arrivals..
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Cape City Councel holds moment of silence

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL--Members of the Cape Coral City Council held a moment of silence Monday morning for the victims of the Tucson shooting. Nick Spinetto was live outside of Cape City Hall.
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Man found dead in downtown Fort Myers ruled homicide

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

UPDATE: On Monday, January 10, 2011 at 7:25 a.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to 2000 West First Street in reference to a deceased male lying near the pavilion in the..
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FSU student killed in accidental shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida State University student was killed and another injured in an accidental shooting in an off-campus apartment. Authorities say 20-year-old Ashley ..
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Salvation Army may reach 2010 red kettle goal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS- The Salvation Army of Lee and Hendry Counties is hoping it will come very close to reaching its goal of $550,000 from the 2010 Red Kettle program.The final amount of fu..
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FSU student killed in accidental shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida State University student was killed and another injured in an accidental shooting in an off-campus apartment. Authorities say 21-year-old Ashley ..
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A prayer service for friends to celebrate Downes' life

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS-- Just two days after body of a Cape Coral man was found off the coast of Costa Rica, friends today joined in a special prayers service for Erik Downes. The college stud..
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Bomb scare halts Fla. plane; Search finds nothing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a plane about to take off from a South Florida airport was returned to the gate after a passenger found a bomb threat scribbled in a ma..
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Florida lawmakers and leaders react to Arizona shooting spree

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Florida's political scene also shocked by the tragedy is Tucson. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson told WINK News he's deeply saddened by today's events- describing Congre..
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Red Sox and Twins tickets go on sale

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla-Many baseball fans in Southwest Florida lined up for days to get tickets to see the Boston Red Sox, and the Minnesota Twins play in the Spring. Mark Griffiths is a ..
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Wait is over, spring training tickets now on sale

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS-- The wait is finally over. Tickets for the Red Sox and Twins spring training games went on sale Saturday morning. Hundreds of fans lined up outside both stadiums to buy..
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Officials: Suspect Claims he acted alone

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

UPDATED: WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials familiar with the investigation into a shooting rampage in Arizona say the suspect claims he acted alone. At least five people were killed and ..
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Florida's leaders react to Congresswoman shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

FT. MYERS, Fla - Florida's leaders react and comment on the shooting of  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. From Congressman Connie Mack, “Our thoughts and pr..
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Sink tells Fla. Dems she's "not going away"

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Alex Sink is telling Democrats she's not going away. Sink, who narrowly lost her bid for governor in November, told party activists at a meeting in Orlando Sat..
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Body of missing Cape Coral man found

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL-- On Friday WINK News heard from family and friends who are mourning the loss of someone they say, “brought light to the world." The body of Cape Coral man Erik Do..
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Downtown Cape businesses banking on Art Fest crowds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A portion of downtown Cape Coral is shutdown, as hundreds of vendors set up for the city's annual Art Fest. The event is expected to draw in about 40,000 people t..
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Body of missing Cape Coral man found

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The body of a missing Cape Coral man who disappeared off the Coast of Costa Rica was recovered Friday.  After a 3-day search, Erik Downes' body was recovere..
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