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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LSO investigating illegal smuggling

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

PUNTA RASSA, Fla. - A boat found with over 500 gallons of gas has sparked an investigation into an illegal human smuggling operation. The incident began about 4 a.m. Wednesday, whe..
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Gas leak in Punta Gorda shuts down roads

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has blocked off roads around the Punta Gorda Airport after a construction crew ruptured a low pressure gas line near Airpo..
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WINK NEWS INVESTIGATES: Coast Guard responds to pollution in our waterways

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Oil, diesel, and sometimes paint is dropped into our waterways.  It's not from the oil giant BP, but from average people boating and enjoying our coas..
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Woman admitted to huffing before crash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Chandler Friedman

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - We're learning more about the mother huffing keyboard cleaner before she crashed her car into a pole in Fort Myers. Her two week old son was in the backseat. 30 ..
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New Duck stamp for Gulf Coast conservation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The Interior Department is selling a new duck stamp envelope to raise money for conservation in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.Duck stamps are more fo..
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Two year old found floating in swimming pool

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - A 2 year old is in the hospital fighting for his life. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 10:36 a.m. this morning after the 2 ye..
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Thieves target Sun Splash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Thieves take aim at the water park, Sun Splash.According to police, someone forced their way into the concession stand and stole $100 worth of food and drinks. T..
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Consequences for Illegal Alien Crossing sign

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

NAPLES, Fla. - Collier County wants to know who put up the illegal alien crossing sign.If caught, the person could face criminal charges. The Sheriff's Office said the man may be c..
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Loan modification mishap update: Bank of America responds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - An update in our ongoing investigation into loan modifications and an error by Bank of America that left a Cape Coral woman homeless.  After we ran that sto..
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Cape Coral boat victim dies from injuries

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

CAPE CORAL, Fla -  One of the victims in a horrific boat crash in Cape Coral is dead. Jason Baldner died Wednesday morning almost three months after the boat he was in hit a s..
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Shuttle workers learn when they'll be laid off

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The private contractor that handles the bulk of the work servicing NASA's space shuttle fleet is notifying 1,400 employees in Florida, Texas and Alabama..
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Boom truck breaks, drops worker

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla - A man is rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after falling 15 feet from a boom truck.The man was in the boom truck trimming trees on King's Highway&nbs..
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Sheriff's helicopter repaired, back in service

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla - The Lee County Sheriff's helicopter is back at the Buckingham Airfield after spending days in the parking lot of a Bonita Springs strip mall.WINK News capture..
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Sanibel beach makes list of most secluded beaches

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla - Bowman's beach on Sanibel Island is named one of the top ten secluded beaches in America according to ShermansTravel.com. Editors also named beaches in Califo..
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McCollum gets endorsement of chamber

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Bill McCollum has gotten the endorsement of the influential Florida Chamber of Commerce in the contentious race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination.Chamber boar..
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