Trooper injured in Tampa crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was injured when a vehicle hit his motorcycle during a traffic stop near Tampa. FHP reports that Trooper James Goethe had pulled..
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Restaurant owner didn't mean to die in fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) - Police believe the owner of a Port Orange restaurant purposefully set the building on fire but didn't mean to die in the blaze. The Biscuits 'N' Gravy rest..
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Pizzeria owner gets 10 years for gun possession

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) - The former owner of a Palm Coast pizzeria accused of attacking customers who complained about their order has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. A Flagle..
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Parole board recommends freedom for fugitive

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - A Melbourne woman who escaped from an Ocala prison 35 years ago will be paroled for the charges that landed her in prison, but she still faces a charge for t..
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Grimsley, Aubuchon get 2 top Fla. House positions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Incoming Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon has filled the chamber's two most coveted leadership positions outside of his own. The Winter Park Republican on..
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Court rejects tribe's Everglades bridge challenge

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A federal appeals court has rejected an Indian tribe's challenge to a bridge project intended to restore the health of the Everglades in South Florida. A three-judge p..
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Cretul raps Crist request on Fla. stimulus money

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican House Speaker Larry Cretul says Gov. Charlie Crist's request to immediately spend $31.5 million in federal stimulus money for energy conservatio..
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Wife charged after husband kills himself

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CUTLER BAY, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida woman has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly providing the handgun her husband used to kill himself. The Miami-Dade State Attorney..
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LCEC customers can save money with new program

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - LCEC customers have a new tool to save on their power bill. The company unveiled energy alerts last month on their web site. Customers who sign up for the progra..
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Parents say no school speed zone around Mariner High puts kids at risk

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Parents at a Cape Coral school want to know why their kids are not protected by a school zone speed limit. They say cars are whizzing by students at high speeds,..
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Foreclosure crisis continues in Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lenders took back more homes in August than in any month since the start of the U.S. mortgage crisis. The increase in home repossessions came even as the number ..
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Fire destroys Naples home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A mansion in the Golden Gate Estates burns to the ground. It started around 4:30 on Golden Gate Boulevard. Fire officials say a man living at the home was mo..
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Fire station improves response times without spending $

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - Improve response times without spending a dime. That's exactly what one fire district in Collier County is doing. How? Fire and emergency workers strive for qu..
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Philadelphia police upset with Florida over gun permits

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Police in Philadelphia are upset a man with a lengthy criminal record was able to get a gun permit from Florida. The 28 year old suspect was arrested over the we..
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Man beaten during arrest says deputies are 'getting away with it'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Three Collier County deputies have been cleared of excessive force accusations in June 2009 arrest caught on tape; but now the man targeted by those deputies tel..
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More money aimed at tourism ads after oil spill, but is it enough?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Governor Charlie Crist has approved an additional $700,000 for tourism advertising to draw visitors back to Florida following the Gulf oil spill.  The state..
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Collier deputies cleared of wrongdoing in alleged excessive force case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News was first to show you video of Coroy Flournoy being handcuffed and punched by Collier Deputies.  He was the passenger in a high speed car chas..
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Change brewing for Punta Gorda liquor law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Plans are moving ahead in Punta Gorda to allow earlier liquor sales on Sundays. Right now, sales are off-limits before noon. But on Wednesday, city council took..
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Comcast will be performing an upgrade this evening

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Comcast will be performing an upgrade during this evening's maintenance window, 1am to 5am.  Upon completion, most customers will have to auto-program t..
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Million dollar grow house busted in Collier County, homeowner arrested

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Detectives uprooted two operations used to grow marijuana at a Golden Gate Estates residence Wednesday in one of the largest pot production busts in Collier ..
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