Collier Red Cross sending care to troops overseas

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

NAPLES, Fla. - The Collier County Red Cross is getting ready to help the troops overseas this holiday season. They're working on Christmas cards and gift boxes for the men and wome..
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Hardware store hits the nail on the head with renovations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - Combining the old with the new. That's the idea behind the renovation of a hardware store that's been operating for the last 50 years in Naples. Sunshine Ace Hardwar..
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After fatal crash, Lehigh neighbors say drag racing is a big problem

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - New details in Monday night's fatal car crash in Lehigh Acres. Two people were killed, two others taken to the hospital in critical condition. Family of one of..
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Customers challenging debt collections for former Hollywood Video accounts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH PORT, Fla. - Debt collectors may be coming after your money for a company that no longer exists.  A North Port couple is fighting to save their credit rating from a few ..
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Port Charlotte couple arrested on animal abuse charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - 26 year old Holly Boysen is behind bars charged with several counts of animal abuse after investigators say nearly a dozen hamsters and gerbils were left for..
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Lehigh Acres student arrested for having gun on school bus; dad talks to WINK News

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - On Monday, November 8, 2010, the School Resource Officer at Lehigh Middle School, Lehigh Acres, was investigating the theft of a student’s cell phone. Th..
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Accused Cape Coral cat hoarders could dodge criminal charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - It's a story you saw first on WINK - dozens of cats living inside a single home. Animal Services had to put down a number of the felines that were in horrible he..
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Development aims to bring jobs to Cape

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Judd Cribbs

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Hundreds of jobs could be on the way to Cape Coral. The future of the city lies in acres and acres of empty land. City leaders are meeting with the public to dis..
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Former president George W. Bush publishes memoir

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - One of the most anticipated publications of the year is now on bookstore shelves all across the country. At Books-A-Million in the Page Field Commons, ..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Board member wants refund for computer project

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A WINK News Call for Action investigation into overtime in the Lee County School District uncovers a computer program meant to save you money is actually costing..
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Witnesses in Cape Coral daycare shooting to be questioned again

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The man accused of gunning down his wife inside of a Cape Coral daycare in 2008 is still awaiting trial. Now his lawyers won a fight to question dozens of witnes..
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ONLY ON WINK: US Sugar talks about Everglades restoration

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News talked exclusively with the CEO of the US Sugar Corporation about a 194 million dollar land deal for Everglades restoration. In October, the state ..
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Collier EMS officials accusing firefighters of cheating on exam

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - EMS officials are accusing some Collier firefighters of cheating on a test. Now, commissioners are asking the state to investigate the claim. EMS Chief Jeff ..
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Keeping ''pill mills'' out of Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - County leaders are trying to prevent pill mills from setting up shop in Collier through a new ordinance. Deputies tell Wink, the plan could help keep kids aw..
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Canadian man dies during swim in South Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MANALAPAN, Fla. (AP) - A Canadian man died after going for a late night swim off a South Florida beach. Manalapan police say 46-year-old Dinu Constantinescu was swimming with a sma..
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100,000 Floridians lose federal unemployment benefits

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - 100,000 Floridians are losing their federal unemployment benefits. Three federally funded unemployment programs are ending soon. The programs are the additional ..
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Crist says he'd consider pardon for dead rocker

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist says he's still thinking about a pardon for long-dead rocker Jim Morrison, a Florida native who died nearly 40 years ago in a Paris bath..
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Some Southwest Floridians pressure water managers on Caloosahatchee

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Some environmentalists in Lee and Collier County, as well as elected officials, are pressuring the South Florida Water Management District to increase the flow o..
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Racing star makes pit stop in SWFL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Matt Kenseth, 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase contender and 2003 NASCAR Champion, is in Ft. Myers for a preview of NASCAR's series-crowning Ford Championship Weeken..
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Woman sentenced for fatal DUI crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida woman convicted of driving under the influence in a crash that left another woman dead has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Sasha Pri..
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