Arson suspected in North Fort Myers house fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The search is on for a possible arsonist.     Fire investigators tell WINK News a group of juveniles intentionally set two small fires ..
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Cold case suspect returned to Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - After nearly 30 years on the run, a suspect in a Lee County murder returns to southwest Florida.James Sims was booked into the Lee County jail this morning. ..
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Deputies catch lawn mower thieves

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Two men are arrested after Collier County deputies say they stole a lawn mower and a trailer.Aldo Bueno and Pedro Banzomenendez face grand theft charges.&nbs..
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Two suspects wanted in Fort Myers store robbery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Police are on the lookout for two armed men who robbed a Fort Myers convenience store.Witnesses say two men with guns entered a Circle K store near Winkler and E..
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Home invasion murder suspect sought in Cape Coral

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape police need your help finding a murder suspect.Police say Timothy Wayne Tuttle, Jr. played a role in a deadly home invasion last weekend in the northwest Ca..
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90 Year Old Spends Birthday Skydiving

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A Port Charlotte woman takes her 90th birthday celebration to new heights... by skydiving for the 1st time. Bonnie Townsend was born July 21, 1920. And now, 90 ..
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Port Charlotte standoff over, man taken into custody

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

     The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reports the seven hour standoff ended at 6:38 p.m. this evening in Port Charlotte. Crisis negotiators successfu..
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Matlacha Post Office fire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Kyla Filkowski

MATLACHA, Fla.- The Matlacha Post Office is shut down, the target of a late night break-in and fire.The State Fire Marshal is investigating the blaze.Right now a cash reward is bei..
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Wounded Cape Coral soldier's family joining him in Germany

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Sharp

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral soldier injured in Afghanistan struggles to recover.Private First Class Corey Kent lost his legs when an I.E.D exploded on Monday.Kent's fa..
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Deadly home invasion arrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Sharp

CAPE CORAL, Fla- An arrest has been made in a deadly home invasion that happened last weekend.Eric Stuebinger was shot and killed when two masked men invaded his Cape Coral home la..
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Starving horses rescued

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. - Only WINK News cameras were rolling during an emotional animal rescue in Collier County. Dozens of horses found sick, malnourished, and starving to deat..
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WINK News compares SWFL fire stations: Did the Cape spend too much of your tax dollars to work in luxury?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL/CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - For days WINK News has been asking tough questions about firefighter staffing in Cape Coral, and the fire storm is getting more intense. First, ..
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Fort Myers man charged with infant son's death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Kyla Filkowski

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers man who admitted to killing his infant son is now charged in his death. Our partners at the News Press are reporting Ryan Costello is charged with s..
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U.S. Coast Guard won't use A Whale to skim oil

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Kyla Filkowski

NEW ORLEANS, La. - After an extended trial period during which the supertanker skimming vessel “A Whale” was given an opportunity to demonstrate its capability to ..
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Authorities search for oysterman who fell off boat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

APALACHICOLA, Fla. - Authorities are continuing to search for a Florida Panhandle oysterman believed to have fallen off the side of his boat while out in nearly 100-degree heat. Wi..
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Test results negative for dengue fever in Miami

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI, Fla. - Test results for a suspected case of dengue fever in the Miami area have come back negative. The Miami-Dade County Health Department announced the first test results ..
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Gang leader who escaped from jail back in Osceola

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A gang leader who escaped from the Osceola County Jail and was caught in New Jersey is back in central Florida. Authorities say Michael Rigby arrived at the sheri..
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Florida receiver on probation, fined in DUI case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. has been sentenced to probation as part of a plea deal in a DUI case. Hammond was sentenced Friday and ordered to pay a $50..
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94 charged in Medicare scams totaling $251M

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI, Fla. - Elderly Russian immigrants lined up to take kickbacks from the backroom of a Brooklyn clinic. Claims flooded in from Miami for HIV treatments that never occurred. One..
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Teen attacked by alligator:

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

LEE COUNTY - A teen who lost his hand in an alligator attack gives a minute by minute account of his terrifying ordeal.  Tim Delano was standing on a rock in a Collier County ..
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