NOAA predicts busy hurricane season

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

WASHINGTON, D.C. - NOAA is predicting an “active to extremely active” hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin this year. NOAA is predicting that this hurricane season w..
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Two guards suspended in collapse of Fla. inmate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Two guards have been suspended as Florida authorities continue investigating what caused a 20-year-old inmate to collapse during ordered exercise drills at..
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Suspicious package found at Bonita Springs K-Mart

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

UPDATE: Suspicious suitcase deemed safe at Bonita Springs shopping center BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A K-Mart store and nearby stores in a Bonita Springs shopping center have been evac..
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Coast Guard: Top kill slowing speed of oil spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP is having some success slowing the Gulf of Mexico oil leak by injecting mud but the fix isn't done yet. Coast Guard Lt. Commander To..
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SWFL hotel owner offers white sands guarantee to vacationers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - With uncertainty looming in the Gulf of Mexico, one local hotel owner is guaranteeing that customers will enjoy a pristine Gulf coast during their vacation.Lahai..
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Local businesses will give one SWFL couple a free wedding

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

Fort Myers - Local companies are joining together to offer a free wedding to an engaged SWFL couple facing "sour times" in this current economy. Couples who want to get married but..
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Common Cents: Successful Haggling

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Consumer Reports conducted a poll that found most consumers who ask for a discount, get it! Among the most successful targets: hotel bills, cell phone bills and clothing. Here is C..
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Congress to make landmark vote on gays in military

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is headed toward landmark votes on whether to allow gays to serve openly in the military. The House was expected to vote as early as Thursday on a propos..
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Tests underway on tarballs found on Florida beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Testing is under way on about 100 suspected tarballs found on a Pensacola-area beach. If the material found Wednesday is sourced to the Gulf of Mexico oil sp..
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School Supplies Sales Tax Holiday Coming Back

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist signed four new laws that focus heavily on children including one that will reinstate Florida's back-to-school sales tax "holiday." A sec..
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Is "Top Kill" maneuver working in the Gulf?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

ROBERT, La. (AP) - One of BP's top executives says crews trying to plug a massive Gulf oil leak are pumping mud into a blown-out well as effectively and efficiently as they had hop..
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Heard of speed dating? Try speed politics tonight in the Cape

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral will be giving Cape Coral residents the opportunity to talk one-on-one with their city council during the Speed Politics ev..
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Man's stealing spree may have been to stock pile antique store

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

NAPLES, Fla. - Police say a Naples man went on a stealing spree, stealing from a neighbor's home and several home goods stores. WINK News is learning he may have stolen items to st..
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Dog left for dead finds new home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News first told you about a story about animal abuse earlier this week. A woman was charged with leaving three of her dogs for dead right in her own yard. O..
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Will taxpayers pick up bill for Naples Zoo expansion?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

COLLIER COUNTY - The Naples Zoo is a favorite attraction for visitors and residents.  Now, there's a chance it could expand by 50%.  But, taxpayers would pick up the bill..
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Reports suspect in Lehigh stabbing fathered a child with daughter

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla - Shocking and disturbing new details uncovered by our partners at The News Press. Manuel Rosales' estranged wife telling the paper she suspects he's the father..
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Masked men pull gun on gas station clerk and customers, rob store

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - On Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 11:27 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a robbery at 3485 Fowler Street. According to witnesses two men entered the ..
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The Red Cross is ready to handle oil spills, hurricanes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - With hurricane season starting in five days and the oil slick in the gulf - the Red Cross is being bombarded by people who want to volunteer. Wednesday night the..
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Pitbull kills neighbor's dog

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Max Turnier

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -  LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A pitbull gets loose in Lehigh Acres, terrorizes and eventually kills another dog. "Dogs are like kids to people, I don't even know ..
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Lee Commissioners reject mining proposal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County Commissioners axe a proposal by Resource Conservation Holdings to put a rock mine along Corkscrew Road. People who live there spent hours fighting aga..
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