Fla. Gov.-elect Scott takes celebration on road

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Gov.-elect Rick Scott told supporters Wednesday that if they support his agenda to create a more business-friendly climate in Florida, then they can'..
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Police offer reward in hopes of solving slayings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Tallahassee authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information that might help them solve the slayings of a young mother and her three children. Dep..
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BP's spill costs look manageable 8 months later

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

NEW YORK (AP) - As the Gulf oil spill gushed out of control, BP's financial liabilities seemed big enough to sink the company. No more. Cleanup, fines, lawsuits, legal fees and dam..
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Seventh gold coin donated to Salvation Army

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS-- A seventh and final gold coin has been donated to The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign in Lee County, Florida. The 1976 South African Krugerrand was dropped ..
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Economy took toll on Crist's term as Fla. governor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will linger in some short-term memories for his failed independent Senate run and his pardon of singer Jim Morrison. People thin..
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I-75 exit 123 has reopened

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Southbound lanes of I-75 at Corkscrew Road (MM123) have reopened. The lanes were temporarily closed due to a vehicle accident. Trust WINK News for the latest updates on this b..
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Cost to farmers so far $115 million

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 DOVER, Fla. (AP) - A published report says Florida farmers have lost at least $115 million in this winter's cold blast and it could get worse.      A..
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Lee County Deputy involved in double fatal accident

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 Fort Myers Fla.  Two people are dead and a Lee County Deputy is in the hospital following a late night crash in Fort Myers.       T he..
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Punta Gorda man arrested for firing shot into bedroom floor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Charlotte Harbor man after he fired a gun into the upstairs bedroom floor; the bullet came through and hi..
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Cold weather costing restaurants hundreds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - Restaurants in Southwest Florida that would normally be making a killing with their outdoor seating are struggling to fill seats. They're trying to do all they can s..
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WINK uncovers new details in Pilar Rodriguez disappearance

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Deputies have not been allowed to answer any questions about the ongoing investigation into then 4 year-old Pilar Rodriguez' disappearance. She was vac..
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Lee County's Hoarding Task Force hopes to better address cases in the new year

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County has seen its fair share hoarding horrors this year. It's a problem stirring county agencies to develop a Hoarding Task Force, to better address the pro..
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Alva brush fire burned through 12 acres

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Maite Delarosa

ALVA, Fla-The Florida Division of Forestry says an illegal burn sparked a brush fire that threatened several homes in Alva. The 12 acre fire started behind a home in the 1800 block..
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Produce stands' prices expected to rise in the coming weeks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Lee County- When you head to your local produce stand you should be able to find all the fruits and veggies you want in abundance. The current supply was picked before the recent f..
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Hospital briefly locked down after reported threat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

VENICE, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida hospital was briefly locked down after police were alerted to a possible threat. Police were called to the Venice Regional Medical Center ar..
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Man investigated for exposing self on airplane

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A 50-year-old Florida man has been arrested after an Idaho girl reported the man exposed himself during a flight from Salt Lake City to Lewiston. The 17-year..
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Farmers fight freezing temperatures again

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.--  Yet another bout of bitter cold weather keeps farmers working through the night to protect their produce. They spent Tuesday morning assessing the damage ..
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Sheriff's office continues to investigate death of Pearl Smith

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

On Sunday morning at approximately 8:00 am Hendry County Deputies responded to an abandoned home located at 821 W. Seminole Ave., in Labelle to investigate a reported dead body. EM..
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Lauren Casey's frigid weather forecast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

For continuing coverage, follow our weather blog at http://www.winknews.com/Weather-Blog
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Brush fire in Estero

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WINK crews are at the scene of a brush fire at Dusty Road and Shalom Lane in Estero. Trust WINK News for the latest details on this breaking news story.
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