Last minute Labor Day travel deals

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's the start of a long weekend and many people will be hitting the roads this Labor Day weekend. If all your summer fun depleted your travel funds, WINK News h..
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Miami Airport evacuated overnight for suspicous luggage

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government official says a scientist has been detained in Miami after screeners found a metal canister in his luggage that looked like a pipe bomb. The official..
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Marco Airport addition

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - A windfall for the Marco Island Airport. It just received a $5.5 million dollar grant to make a taxiway for airplanes, and some say the project is long overdue..
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Suspicious fire meeting called in Golden Gate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. - The continued search for arsonists in Golden Gate. Four suspicious fires, all within a mile of eachother, have neighbors wanting answers from fire officials. Th..
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Dirty fire campaign in Bonita Springs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Ed Fitzgerald says a friend came up to him asking him why he went to Paris as the fire commissioner using taxpayer money. Only problem is, he's never been to..
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Port Charlotte man to appear on reality show Hoarders

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A local man will appear on the A & E show, "Hoarders" next week. With his huge collection of antiques, you might mistake his home for a museum. &nbs..
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Class size amendment and your kids

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - 1,000 elementary school students could be going to a new school next year if Amendment 8 doesn't pass on the November ballot.  The vote could give distr..
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Family arrested for creating fake documents in Bonita Springs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - In mid March, 2010, members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit initiated an undercover operation aimed at the manufacturing and selling of fraudul..
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A big 'get well' for Cape soldier Corey Kent

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral veteran is starting a grassroots campaign to help a local soldier. Vietnam vet, Bruce Millier is starting the Get Well Card Project. He's trying to ..
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FIRST ON WINK: Bad water meters in the Cape charge customers too much

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - It's a story you saw first on WINK. Cape Coral homeowners said their water bills skyrocketed for no reason. Now WINK News is getting results and those homeowners..
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Parents arrested for child neglect; 2-month-old has two leg fractures

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested the parents of a 2-month old baby girl for Neglect of a Child after Children's Hospital doctors said she had..
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Reginald McKinnon pleads guilty after daughter dies in hot car

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Thursday a plea of guilty was entered by defendant Reginald McKinnon in Lee County court for the charge of Leaving a Child Unattended in a Vehicle Causing Great ..
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Fla. population growing again after 1-year drop

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Preliminary figures show Florida's population went up slightly in 2009 after a one-year decline broke a steady string of growth dating to the end of World ..
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Butchered whale found on Fla. beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are questioning a man who was allegedly cutting off the tail of a whale on a South Florida beach. It's unclear whether the man fished the whal..
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State to consider extending snook closures

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Florida wildlife commissioners are expected to decide Thursday whether to lift a temporary snook fishing ban. At issue is whether one of Florida's most prize..
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Rick Scott names running mate State Rep. Jennifer Carroll

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Republican nominee for governor Rick Scott is set to name State Rep. Jennifer Carroll as his running mate. Scott's campaign said he would announce his cho..
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Third fire in North Fort Myers neighborhood

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -  Fire officials are investigating another fire on Brooks Ct. in North Fort Myers. It broke out just after seven this morning.  Firefighters were ..
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The Supreme Court's Skilling decision may set Samir Cabrera free

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - As a result of the Supreme Court's Skilling decision, which changed the law in this circuit and rendered the jury instructions erroneous, this court should vacat..
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New jail opens in Charlotte County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The new Charlotte County Jail Sally Port and lobby officially opened today. The expanded facility will increase bed count from 528 to almost 1,000. Jail vi..
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Copper thieves target cancer center

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers cancer treatment center fell victim to copper thieves. Hundreds of dollars of damage was done to the office, even causing them to temporarily shutdo..
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