Fla. man charged in $110 million Ponzi scheme

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Federal authorities have charged a 76-year-old Florida Panhandle man with running a Ponzi scheme that generated $110 million from people around the world. Th..
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Obama: No offshore drilling in East Coast waters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will not pursue offshore drilling off the East Coast of the U.S. and the eastern Gulf of Mexico. A senio..
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Attempted Abduction in Golden Gate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

A Golden Gate neighborhood is on edge after a 12-year-old girl was almost abducted last night on 1st Street Southwest.
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Huss trial day 3 takes a twist

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

A surprise twist took place at during the trial against Scott Huss on Wednesday. The defense attorneys learned that Huss' other son will be testifying against his father about a c..
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Vehicle fire shut down I-75 in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- I-75 northbound near mile marker 139 (Luckett Road) had to be shut down this morning because of a tractor trailer fire. The fire has since been put out. All lane..
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Despite drug concerns, convenience store to stay open - with restrictions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A local convenience store that has been under fire with concerns of crime and illegal drug sales was allowed to stay open, but have a list of regulations they mu..
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Unemployment benefits expiring for millions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - Extended unemployment benefits start running out today for an estimated 2 million Americans. Unless Congress changes its mind, benefits that had been extended up ..
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Free testing on World Aids Day

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

NAPLES, Fla.-World Aids Day is meant for raising awareness and forwarding the fight against aids around the world. In Southwest Florida, some are marking the day by getting tested ..
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Deputies search for man who tried to abduct 12-year-old girl

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - Attempted Child Abduction In GG Estates Collier County Sheriff's Office Posted Date: 11/30/2010 10:30 PM The Collier County Sheriff's Office is investig..
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A look inside car were deputies found 4+ pounds of marijuana

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A traffic stop in North Fort Myers Tuesday turned into a major drug bust. WINK News got a tour inside the BMW where deputies found more than four pounds of..
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Tips on sending your holiday packages and cards in the mail

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Want your Christmas packages and cards to be received on time...here are a few tips from the Collier County Postmaster. Richard Barber tells WINK News people..
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Golden Gate Estates man arrested for killing black bear

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - Florida Fish and Wildlife officials arrested a man for killing a protected black bear on 18th Ave. SW.FWC Officers say 25-year-old Ryan Toranzo chased t..
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Bernanke: Economy not growing fast enough to reduce unemployment

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Starting at midnight Wednesday, a steady stream of income runs out for nearly 2 million Americans. They'll lose their jobless benefits. Thousands in Southwest Fl..
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State: Collier among 36 districts violating state class size rules

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. - The Florida Department of Education has released new numbers on class size compliance across the state.Lee and Charlotte Counties perfectly fall in line with the sta..
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Red Dot program goes online

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

PUNTA GORDA, Fla - A life saving program in Charlotte County is getting an upgrade. The County's Red Dot program is now on-line. Fire responders will now be able to view a medical ..
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Attempted abduction in Golden Gate Estates

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Boland

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted abduction attempt in Golden Gate Estates. It happened just after 6:00 pm Tu..
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Looking for work? How about a career in teaching?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Interested in becoming a middle school teacher? The State of Florida predicts it will need to hire more than 3,000 middle school teachers in the next several year..
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Wedding rings stolen from couple married 57 years

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

San Carlos Park- A couple married for more than 50-years has lost priceless treasures in a home burglary.They tell WINK news, it all happened in the middle of the day. 88-Year old ..
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Deputy tases his family, daughter's boyfriend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEE COUNTY, FL- Lee County fires a corrections officer after he admits to using his taser on his family, while he was off the clock. 39 Year old Gene Ulbrich has been working in co..
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Structure fire in S. Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WINK crews were on the scene of a structure fire in the neighborhood of Sail Harbor Complex in South Fort Myers around 4pm. A security guard saw smoke coming from the windows of a ..
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