Arson is the cause of huge wildfire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia authorities say arson is to blame for a large wildfire that's engulfed more than 2,700 acres of swamp and forest near the Florida state line.Investig..
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Crooks looking to steal from Black Friday shoppers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Black Friday is the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. So, if you’re a bargain hunter with an alarm clock already set – know that thiev..
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Cape mom arrested for DUI crash with kids in car

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Deputies charged a mom for driving drunk on a revoked license with two children in the car Tuesday evening. Lee County deputies arrested Jennifer Ens of Cape Coral on Tuesday afte..
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Justifiable use of deadly force, deputy cleared in fatal shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - No charges will be filed in a deputy involved shooting that occurred in May in Bonita Springs.  The State Attorney's Office has finished its review of the ca..
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Pill mill rules delayed by new Florida law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new law that went into effect due to veto override is delaying rules to crack down on "pill mills" that cater to drug dealers and addicts.The St. Peters..
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Man arrested with loaded gun in suitcase

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man was arrested at Orlando International Airport after a loaded gun was found in his suitcase.A jail official on Wednesday says that 63-year..
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Scientists explore uncharted coral reefs off Florida coast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MIAMI (AP) - Scientists have explored some previously uncharted deep-sea coral sites in waters off Florida's coast.Experts returned Tuesday from their 15-day mission called "Extrem..
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Computer glitch slows down Spirit Air check-in

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Security lines around lunch time were moving up to speed at Southwest Florida International Airport Wednesday. RSW does not use the controversial full body scann..
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Vehicle rollover on I-75 in Charlotte County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is on scene of a vehicle rollover on I-75 Southbound about mile marker 162 by the Henry Street overpass bridge. ..
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Oil spill claims process enters new phase

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla- 440,000 business and individuals beat the midnight deadline to file a claim they lost money because of the disaster in the gulf. The Gulf Coast Claims Facility Di..
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Brian Monahan says goodbye

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Longtime meterologist for WINK News Now This Morning signs off for the last time in Southwest Florida.  Brian Monahan is headed to WFTV in Orlando.  We'l..
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Governor and Governor-elect pass on Thanksgiving messages

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Statement from Governor Crist regarding Thanksgiving: “As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we thank God for the blessings He has given each of us and..
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Woman arrested with fake bills and drugs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy arrested Tabbetha Lee Hammond of Thonotosassa after she and another man attempted to buy lottery tickets at a local con..
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Thanksgiving eve travel

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-It's one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. According to AAA about 42.4 million people are flying or driving over the holiday weekend. As always before you h..
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Viewer's View: TSA security measures

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

We want to know, do you think the screening measures are too invasive or essential for security? Call or text (239) 249-8266.
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Airport security concerns? TSA has an app for that

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The TSA has been taking plenty of heat for it passenger screening policies; now with a busy travel weekend, the agency is hoping to ease the strain of air travel..
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Is airport security too much, or not enough?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

Millions of travelers will pass through strict security checkpoints. As we've been telling you, they involve invasive full-body scans and pat downs. While many passengers are speak..
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Could Alligator Alley get it's own fire and EMS station?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - It's your money and Collier County is asking the state for more than $3 million to keep you safe. The county wants a fire and EMS station built in a remote a..
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Fire at Ft. Myers apartment complex leaves 3 families homeless

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

FT. MYERS, FL - Residents of the Riverside Landings apartments say a neighbor of the complex is known for starting bonfires. So on Tuesday when there was another fire in Bill Baile..
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Man arrested for burglarizing two homes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ann Peay

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral Police have charged a Fort Myers man with burglarizing two homes and stealing more than $18,000 in electronics and other items.  Barry Wayne B..
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