Man unfit to stand trial for allegedly killing mom

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The son of a woman whose decapitated body was found in her home in north Florida has been declared mentally unfit to stand trial. Forty-three-year-old Jen..
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Bennett named Fla. Senate president pro tempore

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Incoming Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos has named his two top lieutenants. Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, on Tuesday selected Sen. Mike Bennett,..
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Newly elected Panhandle sheriff cleans house

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SHALIMAR, Fla. (AP) - The newly elected sheriff of a corruption-plagued Panhandle sheriff's office has fired four sergeants and a corporal during his first week on the job. Among t..
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Hospital unveils new, $35 million neonatal unit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa General Hospital is opening a new, $35 million neonatal intensive care unit. The unit was unveiled Tuesday. Called the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensi..
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Fla. chimp grabs the limelight

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A new book by Comedy Central host Jon Stewart is making a celebrity out of a trained chimpanzee named Ricky who lives in southwest Florida. Ricky is featured ..
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2nd day care worker charged in child's death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A second worker at a South Florida day care has been charged in the death of a toddler who was left in a van all day in August. Delray Beach police charge..
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Guitar show in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Guitar collectors from all over the world are paying more money than ever for vintage guitars of all types! Fender, Martin, Gibson, Gretsch, Dobro and many other..
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Common Cents: Homemade Gifts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - According to a new report by Citi, one in four Americans will make their own Christmas gifts this year. We've collected some inexpensive homemade gift ideas that..
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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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