WINK News airing big statewide race debates Tues., Wed.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The candidates in the states two big statewide races square off this week on WINK. Tuesday night at 7, Senate candidates Marco Rubio, Charlie Crist, and Kendrick..
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Bio-fuels company dedicating new laboratory, research facility in Lee County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A bio-fuels company is dedicating a new laboratory and research facility in Lee County. Algenol Bio-fuels received 10-million dollars from tax-payers to fund the..
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Money up for grabs to restore historic homes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Fixing up a historic house can be costly, but Lee County now has $50,000 up for grabs. The money will be used to make sure Southwest Florida's history is well-ke..
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Last of six double murder suspects officially charged

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - The last of six suspects in a Bonita Springs double homicide have been officially charged with the crime. 20 year old Colton Lance is facing two counts of se..
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Rodale Inc. agrees to settlement with Fla. AG

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Rodale Inc. will refund some Florida customers and pay up to $1.3 million to the state in an agreement over whether customers were charged for books and ma..
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NFL players will be suspended for dangerous hits

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NFL - The National Football League will immediately begin suspending players for dangerous and flagrant hits, particularly those involving helmets. The NFL says the new disciplinar..
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Raises for Cape mayor, council members up for discussion again

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Raises for the Cape Coral mayor and city council members are up for discussion again. Wednesday, the charter review commission will resume talks about giving rai..
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Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department said Tuesday that it is accepting openly gay recruits, but is warning applicants they might not be allowed to stick around for long. Follow..
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Fla. judge refuses to remove Sansom prosecutor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A judge has refused to dismiss charges against former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom and two co-defendants who had accused a prosecutor of misconduct. Ci..
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Orlando Sentinel gets new editor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A new editor was named at the Orlando Sentinel. Mark Russell, previously the Sentinel's print news manager, will lead the central Florida paper's newsroom staf..
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Suspect indicted in Ohio real estate agent death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a Florida man accused of killing a real estate agent whose body was found in a vacant Ohio home. Fifty-nine-year-old Robert Grigelait..
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Builders Care remodels Fort Myers grandmother's home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers grandmother is settling into her newly renovated home. Crews have been busy making repairs to Mary Washington's home, and Tuesday, she got to move b..
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Fla. House leader demands data on health care law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Incoming House Speaker Dean Canon has demanded information from state agencies on work they've begin to implement President Barack Obama's federal health c..
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Stolen million-dollar artwork headed back to owner

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The FBI says a painting valued at roughly $1 million is headed back to its rightful St. Louis owner, more than six years after it was stolen from his home. Authori..
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Charges dropped in Fla. prosecutor boxer-swim case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami federal prosecutor is no longer facing criminal indecent exposure charges after he went for a swim in his boxer shorts. A state prosecutor cited lack of eviden..
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NYC, Miami partner to encourage intercity trips

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - Tourism officials in New York City and Miami are partnering with American Airlines in the hopes of getting residents to visit each other's cities. For people who bu..
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Man found floating in canal identified

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The deceased has been identified as Bartolo Martin (d.o.b. 10/28/84). The circumstances surrounding his death are still under investigation. ORIGINAL STORY: On T..
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McDonald's holding job fair

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE & COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Today, McDonald’s restaurants in Collier County and Lee County are holding a 'Hiring Day.' Those seeking part or full-time emp..
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Bradenton couple wins $61.5 million Powerball jackpot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Bradenton couple says they didn't even know how much the jackpot was worth when they realized they matched five numbers plus the Powerball to claim $61.5..
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Court: Triathlon not responsible for Fla. death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's verdict that the organizers of the 2006 Florida Ironman were not responsible for the death of a 35-year-old Montana man w..
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