Suspected felon found after allegedly stealing knife in Charlotte County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy arrested Nickolas Edward Scharmberg, 19, of Port Charlotte, after a BOLO was issued for his arrest. Scharmberg was arre..
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Man burned in explosion in critical condition; Gas outages may last another week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News is reporting breaking developments in the huge gas explosion that left a man in critical condition and closed Colonial Boulevard for hours Thursday. It..
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Help raise money for lung cancer research

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in Florida and this weekend you have a chance to put on your walking shoes and help raise money for cancer research. To talk ..
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'Operation Medicine Cabinet' this weekend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It's time to gather up all of your unused or expired medication. The Lee County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Florida Crime Prevention Association for "Ope..
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Charlotte County detectives raid home 2nd time, arrest 4 for drugs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives raided a Tee & Green Estates home south of Punta Gorda at 4631 Westwood Dr. on Thursday at 6..
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Fla. officials to euthanize 400 pigs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) - State officials are planning to euthanize about 400 pigs who have been quarantined for an infectious disease at an animal sanctuary since 2005. A court order g..
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Fla man charged with killing girl from personal ad

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A man who allegedly answered the personal ad of a central Florida woman who called herself the "Girlfriend next door" has been charged with slashing her ..
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Ga. burglar killed was homeowner's friend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A homeowner has fatally shot a masked burglar only to learn the burglar was a longtime friend. Ezekiel Wiley says he fired all six bullets at a man who crawle..
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Florida still needs more hurricane shelters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A biannual state report says Florida is reducing its hurricane shelter deficit but still needs more safe places from storms. Florida has shelter capacity f..
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Pedro Plan flight Veterans mark 50th anniversary

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Veterans of the so-called Pedro Pan flights out of Cuba are gathering in Miami to mark the 50th anniversary of their exodus. More than 14,000 children were spirited ou..
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Health officials confirm case of dengue Fever

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Health officials confirmed a case of dengue fever in Miami-Dade County. The Miami-Dade Health Department's chief epidemiologist says the county hasn't had a locally ac..
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Salior's 5-year-old found on roadside

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Nearly two days after her 5-year-old daughter was found wandering a street alone, a Navy sailor has come forward to say she is the girl's mother. The sailor,..
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Man killed in Jacksonville house fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man was killed in a Jacksonville house fire. Officials say neighbors called 911 to report flames coming from the home early Thursday morning. It took fi..
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Man burned after accident, gas line explosion; roads closed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Parts of Colonial Boulevard were shut down for hours Thursday afternoon into early Friday morning. The road closures are due to a construction accident in t..
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Lockdown causes radio host to quit US House job

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A conservative radio talk show host tapped to be chief of staff for incoming U.S. Rep. Allen West is stepping down from her congressional job a day after 300 Florida s..
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4 dead after small plane crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Melbourne flight school has identified four people who died in the crash of one of its planes. The Florida Institute of Technology says the victims i..
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Steve-O stops by WINK studio

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Steve-O from MTV's "Wild Boys" and "Jackass" series stops by the WINK studio.  He's performing at Capt. Brien's Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island Nov..
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Businesses brave breakfast with no gas service

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Bennett's Fresh Roast is one of thousands of businesses and residents with no gas service.  That means the shop is not able to make its famous donuts and ow..
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Businesses 40 miles away from gas explosion losing money due to gas outage

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - More than 8,000 businesses and homes are without gas Thursday night, but not just in Lee County. More than 40 miles away from the explosion, restaurants on 5th Avenu..
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Roads back open after gas line explosion

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The morning commute is moving clearly through State Road 82 and Colonial Blvd after a massive gas line explosion. The east bound lanes of Colonial were the last ..
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