Kendrick Meek stays in Senate race

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Kyla Filkowski

MIAMI, Fla. - The US Senate candidate responds to new reports that former President Bill Clinton asked him to drop out of the race to support Charlie Crist.
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IT'S YOUR MONEY: The cost of burying the dead

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Your taxes pay for roads, schools and police.  But did you also know that you're paying to bury the dead?  Tens of thousands of dollars every year are ..
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UPDATE: Southbound lanes of I-75 now reopened

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A stretch of I-75 Southbound now re-opened, after an 18-wheeler tore through a bridged portion of the roadway earlier Thursday afternoon. Crews are currently repa..
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Solar panels unveiled at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A popular Southwest Florida landmark is going green! A working solar panel array is being unveiled at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates today. The man who creat..
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Plan to ease Bayshore flooding upsets some residents

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County is spending 1.3 million dollars, to try to ease the annual flooding along Nalle Grade Rd. in the Bayshore community of North Fort Myers. But some..
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Smoke fills Lee County jail downtown, people evacuated

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Lee County deputy tells WINK News smoke is filling the Lee County jail near the corner of Second Avenue and Monroe Street downtown. The first floor has been ev..
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Man wants Ten Commandments displayed in Cape government buildings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral man wants the Ten Commandments displayed at city hall and other government buildings. Dick Kalfus wrote Mayor John Sullivan urging him to support th..
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Richard Elkins guilty of first degree murder and battery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Richard Elkins has been found guilty of first degree murder and battery. He has been sentenced to life in prison. Thursday morning, closing arguments starte..
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4-day-old Fla. boy killed in pit bull attack

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ARLINGTON, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in north Florida are investigating the death of a 4-day-old boy who died after being attacked by the family's pit bull. Justin Daniel Valentin wa..
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New shelter for women taking financial matters into own hands

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A new transition house for women is seeing results after using zero government or grant funds to get up and running. The home was unveiled Thursday and was built..
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Mother suing local mall, security company for negligence

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NAPLES, Fla. - A mother is suing a local shopping mall after she says her son was molested in their bathroom and security did nothing about it. "There's no question if mall had rea..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK investigates claims of ''deplorable conditions'' at Tampa VA hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. - A Call for Action investigation into what one soldier's stepfather calls, "deplorable conditions" at the James A. Haley Veterans' hospital in Tampa. WINK News uncover..
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Guilty plea in illegal export of elephant ivory

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has pleaded guilty to violating the Endangered Species Act in connection with the sale and illegal export of African elephant ivory. The Departme..
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Jury chosen in Fla. trial of ex-ballplayer Leyritz

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A jury has been chosen in the South Florida DUI manslaughter trial of former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz. The six-person panel, plus two a..
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Court: EPA head won't appear at Everglades hearing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - An appeals court says a federal judge cannot order the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to testify in a lawsuit over Everglades clean-up efforts. The 11th C..
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Baby killed after interrupting mom's Facebook time

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida mother has pleaded guilty to shaking her baby to death after the boy's crying interrupted her game on Facebook. Alexandra V. Tobias pleade..
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Lee County deputies searching for robbery suspects

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating two armed robbery suspects, believed to be staying in Cape Coral. On Monday, October ..
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Port Charlotte man admits to string of arsons

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - A Port Charlotte man is under arrest - accused in a string of arson attacks. 22-year-old Joshua Ransom faces several charges. Investigators say Ransom torc..
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Survey: overall drug use down among Fla. youth

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A survey shows overall drug use is down among Florida's middle and high school students, although marijuana use is a growing concern. Use of alcohol, c..
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Jury convicts Anna Nicole Smith's psychiatrist, boyfriend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury on Thursday convicted Anna Nicole Smith's psychiatrist and boyfriend of conspiracy in a prescription drug case involving the former Playboy model and real..
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