Two die from Eastern equine encephalitis

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gulf coast health officials are urging residents to use mosquito repellent after two people died of Eastern equine encephalitis this month.On Thursday, Hillsboro..
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Health care amendment removed from ballot

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A judge removed from the November ballot Thursday a proposed constitutional amendment that would have blocked the state from implementing a health care pla..
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WINK News exclusive: Cape residents unable to get their mail for months

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Frances Diaz is livid and upset at the mission she has to go through to get her mail. "I can't keep up with the bills, I can't budget myself, I can't keep track o..
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Back to Class Bash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Get your child ready by attending the "Back to Class Bash" at Germain Arena, Saturday, July 31st from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Your child can try their hand at news anchoring at the ..
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Naples Zoo brings Bob Jr. to the studio

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

David Tetzlaff of the Naples Zoo brings the zoo's snake, Bob Jr. to the WINK Studio.
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Viewer's View: Weigh in on Arizona's new immigration law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

Arizona's new immigration law takes effect today, but it no longer includes the most controversial provisions. A judge delayed parts of the law, including requiring a police office..
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Fort Myers-Cape Coral 2nd nationwide in 2010 foreclosures

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Households across a majority of large U.S. cities received more foreclosure warnings in the first six months of this year than in the first half of 2009, new dat..
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Huge foreclosure auction begins in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-One of the biggest foreclosure auctions in history begins in Fort Myers on Thursday. 1500 new foreclosures in the state of Florida hit the auction block in a 6-day..
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New zoo exhibit may make your neck hurt

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - "Giraffe are one of those animals we consider to be charismatic mega fauna," David Tetzlaff with the Naples Zoo jokes. It's doubtful anyone getting a sneak peak of t..
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Elaborate scam clears woman's savings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - Scammers strike again! An 88-year-old woman is out thousands of dollars. She fell for it, and fears the thief will pull the scheme on someone else. "I don't know how..
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FL GOP candidates sound off on AZ immigration law ruling

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -  The top Republican contenders for governor in Florida say Wednesday's ruling blocking Arizona's immigration law isn't going to stop them from trying to..
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WINK obtains sketches of possible swim center in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A baseball "Field of Dreams" could become an aquatic center, with competition pools for swimming and diving under a roof.  That's one possibility for the fu..
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Georgia gators have feeding frenzy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

FARGO, Ga. - This is what it looks like to be surrounded by 300 hungry alligators.  This group feeding only happens once every three or four years.Earlier this month, fisherma..
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Crist recognizes Jimmy Buffett

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Governor Charlie Crist recognized Jimmy Buffett as a Point of Light for his work to help families and businesses of the Gulf Coast recover from the Deepwater Ho..
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Missing NBA player reported dead

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Missing NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been reported dead after missing for 10 days. Curtis Wright, his uncle, told Memphis reporters the police contacted Wright's..
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Arizona med-copter goes down

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

TUCSON, AZ - One person was killed and two others injured when a medical helicopter crashed in a central Tucson. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the helicopter wa..
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Man faces sexual battery charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Joachin Saint Fleur is behind bars Wednesday accused of trying to sexually assault a young girl. Police said Saint Fleur grabbed the girl by her hair and tried t..
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Mini lobster season is officially open

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's two-day lobster mini-season is under way with ideal weather conditions for spotting the sea creatures on the reefs.     The mini-season g..
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Kalamazoo River clean up has doubled in effort

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Officials have devoted more resources to the cleanup of an oil pipeline burst into the Kalamazoo River.The leak dumped more than 800,000 gallons of oil.Enbrid..
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Update: More malnourished horses adopted from Golden Gate Estates farm

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - Three more malnourished horses have been adopted from a Golden Gate Estates farm.  Tina Ciancaglini says she lost her job and couldn't afford to fe..
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