Police warn residents to be aware of electric bill payment scam

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral Police are warning residents to be aware of a scam involving an offer to help with electric bill payments. On September 8, a citizen contacted Cape Po..
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Beach at Cape Coral Yacht Club safe to swim in again

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - On August 25, 2010, we issued a health advisory for Cape Coral Yacht Club Beach because tests indicated that the beach water quality did not meet the criteria fo..
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Preacher convicted of trying to hire hit man dies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A former conservative preacher convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill his lover's husband has died in Florida. George Crossley collapsed Wednesday at t..
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Lee County libraries close due to furloughs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - People in Lee County hoping to hit the library were met with locked doors and locked drop boxes! All Lee County library branches were closed due to a county-wide..
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Travel alert issued in response to planned burning of Quran

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON - The State Department has now issued a travel alert to warn US citizens of the potential for anti-American demonstrations in many countries in response to the planned b..
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Middle-schoolers avoid jail in rape of classmate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The two alleged ringleaders in the locker room sexual assault of a Tampa-area middle-school student are going to spend the next five years on adult probation. Pr..
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Fenway Park scoreboard coming to new Fort Myers stadium

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers architect Jeff Mudgett told WINK News he thinks the old Fenway Park scoreboard will be brought into the new Boston Red Sox spring training stadi..
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Strengthening La Nina could mean more hurricanes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The La Nina climate phenomenon is strengthening, increasing the likelihood an active hurricane season could get even busier. The update from the National Oceanic ..
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Punta Gorda man arrested for masturbating over sleeping neighbor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Punta Gorda Police announces the arrest of Richard Albert Roy, 38, Punta Gorda, on charges of occupied burglary, exposure of sexual organs, and voyeurism. Detec..
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Highway deaths fall to lowest level since 1950

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Traffic deaths have plummeted across the United States to levels not seen in more than a half century, spurred by technology, more safety-conscious drivers and to..
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President calls for minister to cancel Koran burning

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is exhorting a Florida minister to "listen to those better angels" and call off his plan to engage in a Quran-burning protest this weekend...
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Edison Festival of Light in top 100 events in North America

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The American Bus Association (ABA) announced today that the Edison Festival of Light held in the Fort Myers River District in February, has been designated as on..
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Gov't: Spending to rise under health care overhaul

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's health care tab will go up - not down - as a result of President Barack Obama's sweeping overhaul. That's the conclusion of a government forecast Thu..
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FHP: 17 traffic deaths over Labor Day weekend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol is reporting 17 traffic deaths across the state over the Labor Day weekend. FHP says out of roughly 1,300 crashes that troopers work..
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Feds plan more sea turtle releases in Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal officials say they're stepping up plans to release sea turtles that were stranded and rescued during the Gulf oil spill and study how they've been affect..
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First Virtual Teacher of Year Award goes to Fla.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - It's fitting that the first award in a field where distance doesn't matter has gone to a teacher who works for a school some 500 miles away. Teresa Dove, o..
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Rescuers treat 43 Fla. employees sickened by fumes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Fire rescue crews are treating dozens of patients who fell ill due to strong paint fumes inside a central Florida business. Office workers were vomiting and di..
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Deputy fatally shoots man after confrontation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Palm Beach County deputy has shot and killed a man after a confrontation outside an office plaza. Deputies were called about a suspicious vehicle early..
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Fla. man charged with splashing acid on 2 victims

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have charged a man with splashing a woman and teenager with acid during an argument in Palm Bay. Palm Bay Fire Rescue officials said 50-year-old F..
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Jonas Brothers cancel Fla. concert after flooding

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tween heartthrobs, the Jonas Brother, left fans brokenhearted after canceling a southwest Florida concert because the venue flooded. Wednesday's concert was canc..
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