Officials warn: Destructive wildfire season ahead

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida survived the hurricane season unscathed but now faces another threat from Mother Nature:  wildfires.State officials marked the end of the hurr..
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Detectives investigating first ever homicide in Celebration

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CELEBRATION, Fla. (AP) - Osceola County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a homicide in Celebration - the first-ever in the young community.Investigators say a neighbor checki..
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Atlantic hurricane season ends

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - A busy Atlantic hurricane season ends Tuesday and the U.S. has been spared any major storms for a fifth straightyear. In all, 19 named storms formed in the Atlan..
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Day two of the Scott Huss murder trial

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – It is day two of the Scott Huss murder trail, and today prosecutors are focusing on what happened after Yana Huss' death. Scott Huss is accused of slashin..
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New travel survey reveals which airline is best

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Thanksgiving travel may be over, but the holiday travel hustle has only just begun. Before you choose an airline for your Christmas flight to grandma's house, yo..
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Prostitution house hit for the 3rd time

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY - Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives made three more arrests at Aroma Therapy Plus. This is the third time that this house has been busted by un..
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President Obama to meet with congressional leaders

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

  WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and Republican andDemocratic congressional leaders are preparing for their firstjoint meeting since midterm elections altered the go..
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Travel survey

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

Ft. Myers, FL --Taking flight this holiday season? You might want to check out a new survey before you book that ticket.  Zagat asked thousands of frequent fliers their opinio..
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Two small dogs found shoved in paint bin, submerged in pond

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - Only on WINK News; two dogs found dead, stuffed into a bin and thrown into a Naples pound. Now, other pet owners are living in fear. “There were a bunch of cop..
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Tips to avoid costly airline fees

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - If you flew over Thanksgiving, you know these days, you're not just paying for a ticket anymore. Additional fee after fee can make flying a real financial burden..
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Beware while you shop: online safety advice

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Strong sales were being reported Monday as holiday shopping moved online for "Cyber Monday"; but computer experts are warning this is also the time of year t..
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Street signs across America up for a big change

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL - Cities across the United States are bracing for a major change in the way they identify their streets. The Federal Government is ordering cities, from the smallest..
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Scott Huss murder trial day one

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

Only one day into the trial, and the jury has already heard testimony from several key witnesses. Scott Huss is accused of stabbing his wife to death in their home in April 2007, a..
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Masked gunman robs pharmacy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, FL-A terrifying encounter with a robber.A Fort Myers pharmacy owner says he looked up from behind the counter to see a masked gunman in front of him, demanding drugs. J..
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Efforts underway to create missing person alert for special needs children

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Ft. Myers mother Debbie Umphries knows just how quickly her son can vanish.  It happened once before. "My husband was getting ready to take [..
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911 to accept text messages, video

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FCC is planning on upgrading their 911 emergency system to bring it into the digital age. Officials could be notified of crimes or an emergency by a text mes..
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Savor the Caffeine for now, Coffee is Running Short and Pricey

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Coffee worldwide is going through a shortage of supply, and an increase in price.Wholesale prices have risen at least 35 percent in recent months, and futures prices for next year ..
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Lee County teen dies after accidentally shooting himself

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

LEE COUNTY, Fla -  A Lee County teen is dead after accidentally shooting himself. 16 year-old, Noah Costa died from his injuries last week. A spokesperson from Lee County Sher..
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Orlando-area woman treated for cholera

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando-area woman who recently moved from Haiti was treated for cholera and has recovered. Orange County Health Department spokesman Dain Weister on Monday..
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Deputies want help identifying man accused of passing fake $50 bills

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives are asking the public for help in identifying a man who passed and attempted to pass counterfeit $50 bills at tw..
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