Hurricane Tomas weakens to Category 1 storm

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) - Hurricane Tomas weakened slightly as it moved deeper over open waters Sunday after tearing off roofs, downing power lines, and whipping up beach-erodi..
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Shuttle leak repairs good, launch on for Wednesday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA says space shuttle Discovery is finally leak-free and ready to blast off Wednesday.      A pair of gas leaks resulted in b..
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Meek releases 5 am voicemail from opponent Charlie Crist

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A new twist in the three-way race for Florida's open U.S. Senate seat. Kendrick Meek's campaign is releasing a voicemail from fellow candidate Charlie Crist...on..
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One hospitalized in Fort Myers drive-by shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  Fort Myers police are searching for the gunman in a drive-by shooting that sent a man to the hospital.Officers were called to the shooting on the 2100 bloc..
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Lehigh driver faces misdemeanor in deadly NC crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say they have charged a truck driver whose rig smashed into a tractor mowing the median of Interstate 95 with a misdemeanor.Troopers told The ..
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Two arrested in stolen pickup chop shop

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Two Lee County men have been arrested and charged with running a chop shop operation.The Lee County Sheriff's Office began investigating a series of thefts of Do..
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Jeb Bush headlines Orlando GOP rally

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ORLANDO (AP) - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush rallied the Republican faithful during a rally attended by several GOP candidates.      At a rally Saturday..
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Officials: Panther attacks 4 calves near Naples

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials are trying to capture an endangered Florida panther that has attacked at least four calves at a ranch near Naples.     &n..
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Tomas becomes Atlantic season's 12th hurricane

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MIAMI (AP) - Tomas has strengthened to become the Atlantic season's 12th hurricane, and it is expected to get even stronger as it heads near the islands of St. Lucia and St. Vincen..
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Repairs delay Discovery's final launch another day

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery's final launch is now off until Wednesday.      NASA on Saturday delayed liftoff an extra day because o..
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Local Jewish communities on alert

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Multiple terror attacks aimed at the U.S. were foiled Friday. Two explosive packages shipped on cargo planes were intercepted before reaching their final d..
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Scientists talk oil and Naples coastline

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - The oil is gone, but could Southwest Florida still see devastating impacts from that spill? Friday evening, residents, business owners, and world renowned scientists..
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Local veterans respond to accusations of dirty conditions at Tampa VA hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Wounded Cape Coral solider Pfc. Corey Kent is now being cared for at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, after his family requested he be moved from a Tampa V.A. Ho..
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Why wait? Black Friday holiday shopping deals start now

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It may be hard to believe, but the holiday shopping season officially started Friday, Oct. 29. Several major retailers offered the first of their so-called ..
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Fort Myers area will lose fire station when staffing is low

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - People living in Fort Myers near Winkler and McGregor Boulevard are concerned. Money has a fire district in that area intermittently shutting down on days staffi..
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Recovered fingerprint leads to arrest in 2008 Cape Coral burglary

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A fingerprint recovered at the scene of a 2008 burglary in Cape Coral has led to the arrest of a suspect in the 2 ½-year-old case. Darryl Joseph Byrd (DOB..
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Golden Gate Estates family wakes up to alligator

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - A Golden Gate Estates family had an early trick-or-treater on Friday morning. A ten foot gator laying down on the front steps. The homeowner in the..
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Only WINK News goes inside jail cell explosion site

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - WINK News gives you the first look inside the jail cell where a massive explosion originated Thursday inside the Lee County Justice Center . A construction crew ..
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Fla. governor candidate Alex Sink rallies Democratic base in South Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Democrat Alex Sink is reaching out to black and Hispanic voters in South Florida as her campaign for Florida governor enters the home stretch. The 62-year-old Si..
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Fla. governor candidate Rick Scott targets base in conservative Panhandle

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Republican Rick Scott kicked off the final weekend of campaigning in the Florida governor's race among supporters in the heavily conservative Panhandl..
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