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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3-year-old wanders from home four times in last six weeks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NAPLES, Fla. - A 3-year-old is found wandering into traffic in Naples. What's even more surprising? This is the fourth time this same boy has been found at the neighborhood conveni..
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North Fort Myers home burns for the second time

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A vacant home erupts in flames Monday evening at Brooks Road and Evalena Lane in North Fort Myers.  WINK News has learned it's the second time this ho..
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Examining campaign ads in Florida's negative governor's race

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TAMPA, Fla. - Florida's candidates for governor continued the negative tone of the fall campaign in their final debate, aired to a nationwide audience on CNN Monday night."He certa..
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Man injured in shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Boland

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A family was inside their car when a bullet flies through the window. The Lee County Sheriffs Office says someone fired a shot at the car in the Pine Manor Commu..
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Couples busted during scandalous swingers party

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Fort Myers neighborhood is home to a late night swingers party called "Shangri-Lust." The couple advertises the rowdy parties online. But this time deputies fo..
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Sink, Scott to visit SWFL ahead of Nov. 2nd election

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Gubernatorial candidates Rick Scott and Alex Sink both plan visits to Southwest Florida in the final days leading up to next Tuesday's midterm elections. Democra..
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Rollover accident injures driver of SUV

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A rollover accident causes minor injuries to a driver in Cape Coral.According to witnesses on the scene, the driver of a Ford Explorer went in the median, hit a ..
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FHP launches crackdown on Halloween drunk drivers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol is participating in the national Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. campaign, which begins today and extends through Oct. 3..
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Greenpeace says oil still out in the Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Greenpeace says it disagrees with official statements that say most of the oil from the BP oil spill is gone from the Gulf of Mexico and added that it got a labo..
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BP to pay Florida $10 million

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson says BP will pay his department $10 million to strengthen its inspection operations to ensure that seafood..
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Concrete pole blocking traffic in Cape Coral

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Chandler Friedman

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The northbound lanes of Del Prado Boulevard remain closed from Viscaya Boulevard to SE 6th Street while crews work to remove a large, concrete utility pole that ..
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Hiccup girl arrested for murder

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman whose uncontrollable hiccups brought her worldwide attention is charged in the killing of a 22-year-old man during a robbery.Jennifer Me..
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