Population of homeless children rises 50% in Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NAPLES, Fla. - Homelessness is on the rise as families struggle to cope with the economy. In the last year, the number of children without homes rose 50% in Collier County. Thursda..
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FL senator wants 'see-through' technology

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A U.S. senator from the state where four law enforcement officers were killed within the past week while trying to capture wanted fugitives is asking the Justice..
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Teen in DUI crash gets 6 years in prison

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida teen was sentenced to six years in prison for a DUI crash that left a pizza delivery man dead. Nineteen-year-old Beruch Zegeye was sent..
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Ex-Fla. National Guardsman sentenced for threat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An Iraq War veteran has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for threatening over the Internet to shoot members of his Florida National Gu..
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Zodiac signs predict how good or bad a driver is, says Allstate Insurance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL-What does the month in which you were born say about your driving skills?One insurance company claims to have used real statistics to find out.Not everyone agrees wi..
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13 year-old arrested for bringing gun to school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County deputies arrested a 13 year-old boy at North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts after he brought a .45 calibur handgun to school. WINK News is not n..
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Cape police take a big step in fighting crime

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CORAL- Cape Coral police got a state of the art crime fighting tool. The new computer software will help combat crime faster. The department used grant money to buy the new co..
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Foreclosure relief program could be nearing end

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - As thousands of area homeowners struggle to avoid foreclosure, some lawmakers in Washington are calling for an end to a program that was designed to help th..
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Grow House Investigation Nets 2 Arrests in Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

 COLLIER COUNTY- Detectives with the Collier County Sheriff's Office's Vice and Narcotics Bureau arrested Velasquez and Vasquez and uncovered more than $360,000 worth of marij..
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13-year-old arrested for bringing gun to school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS- On Thursday, January 27, 2011, the School Resource Officer at North Fort Myers Academy of the Arts received information from school administrators that a student on sch..
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Cats rescued

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak


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Fla. man guilty in scheme to buy stolen weapons

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - A jury has convicted a Florida man of conspiracy in a scheme to buy hundreds of assault weapons and military gear for shipment to the Middle East. Jurors in Miami deli..
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Local Restaurant Tries and Drop Environmental Surcharge

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

You might file this one under the heading:  Sounded like a good idea at the time.A local restaurant has tried and dropped a 4% environmental surcharge, tacked on to every bill..
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Man arrested in attempted child abduction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

UPDATE: A 25-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with the attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl in Golden Gate Estates last fall. Travis Michael Morgan, of 170 1st..
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Marshals capture Fla. fugitive after 31 years

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - U.S. Marshals have captured a man in Florida who has been on the run from a drug case for 31 years. A Marshals spokesman says 62-year-old Mark Steven Phillips was arre..
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Fla. Sen. Rubio gets his committee assignments

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Sen. Marco Rubio will serve on four committees: Commerce, Science and Transportation; Foreign Relations; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and the Selec..
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3 arrested in Port Charlotte oxycodone drug house

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PORT CHARLOTTE- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics detectives, assisted by the Street Crimes Unit, raided a Port Charlotte home at 7:05 a.m. this morning and made three arr..
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Miami woman uses giant scissors to scare robber

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

MIAMI (AP) - A 74-year-old woman used a pair of giant scissors to fight off a would-be robber. Police say the incident happened last week. They are warning others of the suspect, w..
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Mom of teen beating victim files lawsuit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The mother of a Florida teen who authorities say was brutally attacked by another student has filed a lawsuit against the Broward County school board. ..
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Challenger: 25 years later, a still painful wound

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - For many, no single word evokes as much pain. Challenger. A quarter-century later, images of the exploding space shuttle still signify all that can go w..
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