Man killed in Bradenton house fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A Bradenton man died from injuries sustained in a house fire. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports that firefighters responded to the home Tuesday nig..
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Woman gets 7 years for smuggling Honduran sisters

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida woman accused of forcing two Honduran sisters into the sex trade at Palm Beach County nightclubs has been sentenced to seven years in f..
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Teens charged with fire attack reject plea deal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Lawyers for the three teens charged with setting another boy on fire in Deerfield Beach last year have rejected a plea deal. The defendants, who have b..
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Teenager pleads guilty to making fake bomb threats

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A North Carolina teenager accused of using the Internet to make fake bomb threats to six universities and to FBI offices in Louisiana and Colorado has plead..
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Daytona 500 Experience in Florida to close

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Race fans, turn off your engines. The Daytona 500 Experience in Florida is closing its doors next month because of the sluggish economy. Daytona Internat..
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Authorities: 1 student hit by car, 2 more injured

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in South Florida were en route to a report of three people injured at a high school. The Broward Sheriff's Office says a female student a..
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Fla. parole panel sets ex-fugitive's release date

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Parole Commission has finalized the release date of a Melbourne woman who escaped from an Ocala prison 35 years ago. The panel Wednesday voted ..
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Gulf coast authorities search for missing bull

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Gulf coast authorities are searching for a bull who wandered away from a pasture. Authorities say a police officer was injured late Tuesday after his patrol ..
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Miami Police search bay for handcuffed suspect

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities are searching for a handcuffed suspect who jumped into a bay near Miami while trying to evade police. Police arrested the unidentified man around 3 a.m. We..
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Tampa man charged in fatal hit and run

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida driver has been charged with hitting and killing a bicyclist then leaving the scene. Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies arrested 29-year-..
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Land mine dropped off at northwest Fla. fire post

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida Panhandle officials are urging residents who find an unexploded device to leave it alone and contact authorities after a training land mine w..
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Former sheriff's employees guilty of theft

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Three former employees of a Panhandle sheriff's office have been found guilty of racketeering and grand theft. Jurors found former Okaloosa County Sheriff's ..
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Man faces prison in attempt buy rocket technology

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A Korean-American man is facing prison time after admitting he attempted to buy Russian rocket technology and military gear for South Korea. Prosecutors seek a sentenc..
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Deputies injured in inmate escape attempt

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Two Hillsborough County detention deputies were injured while struggling with an inmate who reportedly tried to escape. Sheriff David Gee says that 28-year-old J..
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Man gets probation for fighting Walmart greeter

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) - A Palm Bay man has been sentenced to one year probation for hitting a Walmart greeter last year. Skyler Lowery pleaded no contest this week to battery. Author..
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Pilot's licenses still short on security measures

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Congress told the Federal Aviation Administration to come up with a pilot's license that featured the pilot's p..
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Woman files Ohio lawsuit over LeBron James pendant

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) - A woman says in an Ohio lawsuit that she was threatened and intimidated into giving a LeBron James jersey pendant worth about $10,000 to the mother of one of Ja..
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Extreme cake shop opens in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Extreme Cake Sugar Shop is open in Fort Myers and creating beautiful cakes for every occasion.  They offer classes and parties at the shop as well.  Ju..
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Talking politics with WINK News Political Analyst Ben Polk

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Wednesday night in their second debate gubernatorial candidates Rick Scott and Alex Sink traded fewer barbs and focused on policy differences.
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Women give more to charities

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

SEATTLE (AP) - Women across nearly every income level gave significantly more to charity than men, nearly twice as much in some cases, according to a study by the Center on Philant..
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