Girl dies after being left in car at church

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 3-year-old girl died after being left in a car for 90 minutes in the parking lot of a Tampa church. Police say officers responded to the Ebenezer Baptist Haiti..
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Jim McLaughlin is back on WINK airwaves

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A familiar face is back on the airwaves in Southwest Florida. Former WINK News anchor Jim McLaughlin debuted on 1200/1460 WINK News Radio Monday afternoon. Jim w..
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Lee County, Bonita Springs may join ambulance service

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - WINK News has learned Lee County will look at possibly joining with Bonita Springs in providing ambulance service. Bonita Springs Fire and Rescue workers cam..
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Parts of Summerlin flyover do not have asbestos, some may

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The State Department of Environmental Protection said workers did not find asbestos on the north side of the Summerlin flyover project, but they may have found a..
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Fort Myers police investigating burglary scam

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - On September 9, 2010 the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a home on Winkler Avenue in reference to a past occurred burglary. Police met with the victim ..
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Backup Pitt running back suspended after DUI wreck

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pitt backup tailback Jason Douglas has been suspended from the team after police charged him with hitting a pedestrian while driving drunk. Douglas is a 19-year-o..
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Billboards feature missing Florida children

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Billboards featuring 25 missing children, some now adults if still alive, are part of an annual commemoration at Florida's Capitol. Gov. Charlie Crist and ..
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College loan default rates rise, report says

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

The number of college students defaulting on their federal student loans is climbing, and those who attend for-profit schools remain the most likely group to default, according to ..
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First lady asks restaurants to serve healthy foods

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is challenging the nation's restaurants to add more healthy options to menus, label those items more prominently and market nutritious f..
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Hospital mistakenly circumcises Miami newborn

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami family says a hospital mistakenly circumcised their baby even though they repeatedly told staff they did not want the procedure. Vera Delgado said she told sta..
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Element of BP claims process to be reviewed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HOUMA, La. (AP) - The administrator of the $20 billion victims compensation fund that BP set up after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is considering making a significant conce..
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Fed-Ex truck crashes into LeeTran bus

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fed-Ex truck crashed into a Leetran bus during rush hour Monday morning. Witnesses say the truck was attempting to merge onto U.S 41 from Colonial Blvd. when i..
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Protestors gather outside Collier County Planned Parenthood

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Protestors are gathering outside Planned Parenthood in Collier County. Monday marks the one year anniversary of the clinic performing abortions. More than 20..
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Fla. man sentenced in Del. for penny stock fraud

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware federal judge has sentenced a Florida man to three years in prison for his role in a penny stock fraud and money-laundering scheme. District Judg..
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Fla. deputies handcuff 7-ft. gator near school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

OLDSMAR, Fla. (AP) - Pinellas County deputies have handcuffed a most unusual suspect - a 7-ft alligator. A Tampa area school crossing guard spotted the gator lounging near an eleme..
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Obama health plan faces first legal challenge

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The Obama administration wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by 20 states that claims the president's health care overhaul plan is unconstitutional. Federal a..
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Fla. SAT scores stable, below national average

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - SAT college entrance exam scores for Florida students in the class of 2010 remained largely unchanged from a year before, though more students are taking the test. Flo..
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Another Florida property tax challenge rejected

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida appeal court has rejected another challenge to an amendment that gives property tax breaks for primary homeowners. The 1st District Court of Appe..
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70-yr-old Fla. pedestrian killed by driver

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) - A 70-year-old man has died after he was hit by a pickup truck while trying to cross a street near Miami. Hialeah Police Detective Eddie Rodriguez said the driv..
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Officer under investigation after killing 2 dogs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - St. Petersburg Police are investigating after an officer shot and killed two dogs in an attempt to break up a dog fight. Officer Slobodan Juric was call..
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