Teen accused of killing classmate goes home with mom on house arrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A teenager accused of stabbing a classmate to death at a Golden Gate Estates bus stop is heading home tonight. A judge released Jorge Saavedra into his mothe..
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K9 killer wants another trial

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A jury convicted Roger Jackson in 2006 of killing Lee County K9 officer Alko, and stabbing his handler, Officer Frank Glover. Today, Jackson says he deserves..
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16,000 acre Florida wildfire only 25% contained

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SCOTTSMOOR, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol reopened a 30-mile stretch of Interstate 95 on the state's central Atlantic coast Tuesday but urged motorists to use caution as a..
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Local turns self in after May 2010 boat accident leaves man dead

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL- A local man turned himself in to members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Tuesday because of his involvement in a Cape Coral boat accident that left one man ..
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Fort Myers man charged with stalking teen

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY- At approximately 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a concerned mother advising an adult male was stalking her j..
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Locals try to stop Medicaid privatization

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Democratic state Rep. Elaine Schwartz is holding a hearing to dissuade federal health officials from allowing state lawmakers to privatize Florida's Medicaid syst..
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Teacher warned judge of girl's abuse before death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI- Nearly four years before a 10-year-old girl was found dead in her adoptive father's truck, a teacher told a Miami-Dade judge the girl was being abused at home and hit on the..
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Space station gets much-needed storage room

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- The International Space Station got a sorely needed storage room Tuesday, a 21-foot-long supply closet packed with goods and a humanoid robot that will remain..
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Man admits taking Iowa girl, 12, back to Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

DAVENPORT, Iowa- Federal prosecutors say a Florida man accused of taking a 12-year-old Iowa girl back to Florida and having sex with her has pleaded guilty. A news release from the..
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Former Subway employee arrested for stealing from the store

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Brian Joseph Thompson, 23, of  Punta Gorda, in connection with the Jan. 21 burglary of Subway, 1720 S. M..
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Local schools named finalists in Bealls and Whistles program

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BRADENTON, Fla. – Bealls Department Stores, Inc., is proud to announce that 76 Florida schools have been selected by their local Bealls stores as finalists for its newly laun..
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Community to discuss possible town center in North Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-- A meeting planned for Tuesday night will allow residents to debate and discuss a proposed "town center-type" area in North Fort Myers. The North Fort Mye..
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Thousands gather for fallen St. Petersburg officer's funeral

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Funeral services have started for a 46-year-old St. Petersburg police officer shot to death last week, the third city officer killed in the line of duty in a..
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Fla. man on golf cart charged with DUI

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

BROOKSVILLE, Fla.- A central Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after authorities say he was caught driving a golf cart the wrong direction on a divided highw..
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DEA sets up Fla. pill mill hotline

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is setting up a hotline in Florida for tips about illegal pill mills. Miami DEA chief Mark R. Trouville says raids and arrests of pi..
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Fla. man hopes thief will return parents' ashes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.- It was bad enough that thieves stole Frank Amato's flat-screen television. But the Zephyrhills man was devastated Sunday when he realized they had also taken the..
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Fla. reopens coastal I-95 stretch closed by fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

SCOTTSMOOR, Fla.- The Florida Highway Patrol reopened a 30-mile stretch of Interstate 95 on the state's central Atlantic coast Tuesday but urged motorists to use caution as a 10,00..
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Residents in the Dean Park Community speak up about dangerous intersection

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

FORT MYERS, Fla.-The Fort Myers Police Department is investigating a crash involving an officer's cruiser. The accident happened overnight Saturday in the Dean Park Community. Acco..
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Emergency responders are feeling the pinch at the pump

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHARLOTTE COUNTY- Drivers aren't the only ones feeling the pinch at the pump. WINK news discovered that many emergency responders around the area are making changes to their polici..
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The 10 thousand dollar questions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL- A "quality of life", survey will soon be on its way to 12 hundred residents in the Cape. The survey asks a number of questions from what services people want to s..
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