Prison guard found dead outside home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - A state prison guard was found fatally stabbed outside her Miami home. Police say the corrections officer - identified by relatives as 36-year-old Rhonda Mickens..
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Lawmakers urge review of bowl game tax complaint

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four lawmakers are urging the Internal Revenue Service to "thoroughly examine" a tax complaint filed against three premier college football bowls. Playoff PAC, a ..
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Government reopens more Gulf waters to fishing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Another portion of the Gulf of Mexico has been reopened to commercial and recreational fishing after federal scientists found no oil contamination to bar c..
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$250,000 in stimulus funds to help reduce Lehigh wildfire risk

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Lehigh Acres residents will be better protected from catastrophic wildfires thanks to an infusion of $250,000 awarded to the Caloosahatchee Forestry Center thr..
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Man tied to Smurfs goes cold on NY extortion plea

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - A Florida businessman who once had a stake in the Smurfs cartoon empire is having second thoughts after pleading guilty in New York to trying to shake down his son-..
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RI tourist bitten by poisonous snake at Fla. hotel

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A tourist is in intensive care after being bitten by a poisonous snake near a Florida resort's swimming pool. A Dr. P. Phillips Hospital spokeswoman said 45-ye..
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Body of missing teen found buried in Fla. woods

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy from central Florida reported missing six months ago is a murder victim. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced Tuesday that another 16-ye..
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WINK News teams up with Pagelli's and wins chef competition

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ESTERO, Fla. - A competition had taste buds watering Tuesday. The annual contest between local media and restaurants had chefs facing off at Coconut Point. TGI Friday's, Hemmingway..
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Kids walk for safer streets

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Southwest Florida school children were encouraged to walk to school in honor of International Walk To School Month.   Millions of schoolchildren from 4..
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Let's Eat: Carrabba's

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Andy Sansone fires up the WINK Kitchen with Carrabba's Parmesan crusted chicken.
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Landfill plans to expand vertically

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Collier County is in the process of trying to expand their landfill - vertically. The county is trying to get permits to take the current height of 108 feet ..
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British airmen return to SW Florida, where they trained for WWII

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Six British pilots have returned to southwest Florida, where they learned to fly during World War II. They are among 1700 British men who attended flight sc..
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Understanding Florida's amendments on the ballot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Six amendments await voters' decisions on the general election ballot in November; but rarely do amendments get the same kind of push as a candidate."People like..
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60-year-old woman threatens Naples preschoolers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NAPLES, Fla. - It was a shocking scene at a Naples pre-school. Young children were threatened by a 60-year-old woman. It was around 8:00 Monday morning at Bottles, Blocks..
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Leaders hope new customs terminal will help international business take off

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

NAPLES, Fla. - Leaders hope a new customs terminal will help international business take off.  "Anything we can do to make executives feel good about coming here and convenien..
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Man jailed after he failed to move his boat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

 SANIBEL, Fla. - A North Fort Myers man spends the night in jail after deputies say he abandoned his sailboat on a sandbar. The boat is still marooned off Sanibel. Carl W..
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Accused daycare shooter back in Lee County court

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The man accused of shooting and killing his wife inside of a Cape Coral daycare center made an appearance in Lee County court Tuesday. Robert Dunn's lawyers aske..
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FHP bans hand-held cell phones

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A new policy bans on-duty Florida Highway Patrol troopers from using hand-held cell phones while driving.The ban went into effect Monday, requiring troopers to u..
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Houseboats can stay on Peace River

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

 ARCADIA, Fla. - Time is ticking for houseboat owners along the Peace River to find a new place to drop anchor. They've been told they are trespassing on state land, but ..
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Cape Coral High's decades-old Homecoming parade could be called off

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A decades-old tradition at Cape Coral High School could soon come to a bitter end, after the school says new costs are being imposed by the city. Cape Coral High..
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