Business owners navigating the BP claims process

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SANIBEL, Fla. - A new BP claims office is already handing out checks in Naples, but many Southwest Florida business owners are still trying to figure out the complicated process to..
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Hazardous boating conditions in North Naples

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. - Hazardous boating conditions are being reported in North Naples.  Dozens of boats have run aground at Wiggins Pass because the water is so shallow.  ..
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Clean energy congress meeting in Tallahassee

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Florida has plenty of wind, waves, and sunshine to power the entire state and then some… but we’re not capturing enough to break our dependence on oil.  Only four..
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New fishing ban issued for the Gulf of Mexico

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

The fishing ban has expanded in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the oil spill.  All commercial and recreational fishing including catch and release is prohibited in the clos..
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Lee County Taxpayers May have to Pay a Higher Rate Soon

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

Lee county commissioners appear poised to hike the tax rate slightly, to help solve a huge budget shortfall.     Property taxes would go up an average of about ..
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Man arrested for defecating on home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS BEACH, FL- A transient is arrested for urinating and defecating on a Fort Myers Beach home.The homeowner catches it all on tape. Homeowner David Tezak says, "He walked o..
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Gov't stalling on flood insurance keeps homes from selling

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Just as the housing market is stabilizing buyers and sellers are now caught in a holding pattern waiting for insurance. It's because Congress hasn't approved a n..
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Car rolls over; closes traffic lanes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Chandler Friedman

Lee County sheriff's deputies were called out to a single vehicle crash at College parkway and Winkler road. The crash occurred at approximately 1:25 this afternoon.  Nor..
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Investigators identify suspect in San Carlos Park shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect in a shooting in San Carlos Park. Bertalan Bonnyai has been charged with one count of attempted murder for the shooting o..
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Relief well getting close to blown out well in Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

HOUSTON (AP) - BP says the rig drilling the relief well that'sthe best hope of stopping the Gulf oil spill has made it withinabout 20 feet horizontally of the blown-out well that's..
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FCAT results to be released on Tuesday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s Commissioner of Education, Dr. Eric J. Smith announced the launch of a new Department of Education website relating to the delays currently bein..
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Tow to Go to offer free rides this holiday weekend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TAMPA, Fla - AAA Auto Club South and Budweiser will help protect roadways throughout the Independence Day weekend with the ‘Tow to Go’ program. Tow to Go has safely rem..
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Tourist discovers human bones in Everglades

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WESTON, Fla. (AP) - A tourist has discovered human bones in theEverglades.Authorities say the remains were found Monday morning and theyappear to be from one person.Investigators a..
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Homemade plane crashes while trying to land at airport

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

 CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 1:31 p.m. Sunday to the Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda after a homemade fixed ..
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WINK goes inside the governor's war room

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

PENSACOLA, Fla.-WINK News is granted a rare opportunity. An inside look into Governor Charlie Crist's "war room" as he prepares the statewide response for the oil spill. Much of th..
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Shooting victim recovers in hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla.-A Sunday night shooting in San Carlos Park sent a woman to the hospital. That woman was shot inside her home and at last check she is recovering Monday mornin..
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Alex regains tropical storm strength in gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Alex is again a tropical storm as it moved into the Gulf of Mexico and may become a hurricane as it swirls toward Mexico's east coast.   ..
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Stabbing investigation in Lee County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County deputies are investigating a stabbing at an apartment complex in south Fort Myers. Authorities say a woman stabbed her boyfriend at a complex near Col..
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Buffett opens new hotel on oil-soaked Gulf Coast

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. - For what his song "Margaritaville" has conjured up in the hearts of tourists, Jimmy Buffett's new Pensacola Beach hotel is stirring those same emotions in t..
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Fundraiser helps family of Cape girl killed by car

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Community members ride in support of the family of a seven year old girl hit and killed by a car in Cape Coral.Abigail Janssen was killed earlier this month.&nbs..
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