Downtown Fort Myers streetscape wins beautification award

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers Downtown Utility Replacement and Streetscape Improvements Project, created through a partnership between the Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency (FMRA) an..
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Veterans Affairs Hospital scene of burglary... again

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - For the third time in several months, thieves steal from the construction site of the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Cape Coral. Over the weekend, one thousand dol..
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Dalai Lama visits Miami for 2 appearances

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - The Dalai Lama will be in South Florida to speak about the significance of world religions. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader is scheduled to speak Tuesday morning a..
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1 killed, 1 rescued after boat capsizes in water

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are waiting to identify the person who died after a boat capsized off Amelia Island near Jacksonville. A cause of death has also not been rel..
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Jail inmate dies, found unresponsive

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are determining the cause of death of an inmate found unresponsive at a jail in Tampa. The 33-year-old inmate was not immediately identified Monday. ..
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Leak fixed, shuttle good for next Monday launch

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has cleared space shuttle Discovery for one last flight after fixing a leaky fuel line. NASA's senior managers met Monday and set Discovery's last ..
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Fla. appraiser: LePage tax exemption allowed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Florida has closed its investigation into a tax exemption of $1,400 that was claimed by the wife of Maine Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage. The..
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Daycare worker charged with manslaughter of infant

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A daycare worker from north Florida is being held in jail on a manslaughter charge for the death of a 5-month-old. The Leon County Sheriff's Office said 55..
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Fannie Mae asks law firm to put cases on hold

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Fannie Mae has asked a Florida law firm under investigation by state officials for fabricating foreclosure documents to put on hold all the cases involving the..
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Police search for man who escaped from squad car

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Gainesville police are looking for a man who broke out of a squad car. Police identified the suspect Monday as 34-year-old Robert Franklin Ellis. He was wa..
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Gov't and Norwegian Cruise Line reach agreement

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - Norwegian Cruise Line has agreed to pay more than $140,000 and improve services for disabled travelers on its cruises. The Justice Department said it filed a cons..
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Owning undeveloped land in Cape Coral could get a little more expensive

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Owning undeveloped land in Cape Coral could get a little more expensive. Cape councilors are discussing adding assessment fees to people who own undeveloped land..
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Political Analyist Ben Polk talks politics

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - WINK News Political Analyst Ben Polk discusses trends of the upcoming election and recaps heated debates between Florida's candidates for senate and the governor..
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Pet Connection: Jean

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dr. Whitney Whitford from the Animal Medical Center of Lehigh Acres introduces us to Jean - a cat that is ready to be adopted from the Gulf Coast Humane Society...
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Man found dead in FMB back bay

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - The body of a missing boater has been found in the back bay area of Fort Myers Beach.  Florida Fish and Wildlife is investigating the death and the ma..
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SWFL Crime Stoppers needs help finding two burglars

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Sgt. Stephanie Eller from SWFL Crime Stoppers shows us video of two burglary suspects that may be involved in a ring of break-in's across Southwest Florida.
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Friend defends Lehigh man accused of exploiting teen

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A close friend is defending a Lehigh Acres man charged with sex crimes.Investigators say Douglas Boone, 48, posed as his own nephew to exploit a 13 year-old gi..
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Fort Myers man kayaks 2,000 miles

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Florida Gulf Coast University student has returned to his southwest Florida home after kayaking 2,000 miles to raise money for a local charity. Charles Vaught ..
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Lee Commissioner pushes for state ban on guns at youth sporting events

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A local elected leader is promoting an effort to convince the state to ban guns in all parks where young people play sports. Lee Commissioner Ray Judah says..
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Teen arrested for painting park

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NAPLES, Fla. - Authorities have arrested an 18 year old female for allegedly painting herself, then taking the paint to a park gazebo. Investigators say Elizabeth Peele was found w..
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