USF scientists say oil plumes discovered in Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - University of South Florida scientists are planning to talk about their discovery of large underwater plumes discovered during a recent research trip to..
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Seven-foot alligator removed from Tampa middle school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 7-foot alligator was caught in the parking lot of a Gulf coast middle school. Authorities say the alligator turned up in front of Stewart Middle School's cafet..
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WINK News in the Panhandle: Tarball worry

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In sensitive marshes on the Louisiana coast, oil thick as pancake batter suffocates grasses and traps pelicans. Blobs of tar the size of dimes or din..
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First night of Summerlin Road overpass work finished

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Summerlin Road is open this morning after overnight work to begin installing an overpass at the College Parkway intersection. More closures are expected d..
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SWFL businesses consider billing BP for oil-related losses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SANIBEL, Fla. - There's new criticism of BP from Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink.  She says the $5,000 check many businesses are getting for their claims of lost inc..
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Man drives 5 hours daily to and from law school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LABELLE, Fla. - A Hendry County man just graduated from law school. That's an accomplishment in itself, but his story is different. He commuted 294 miles every day to attend Florid..
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Clogged canal causing concern

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. - Some residents living on the Golden Gate Canal in Collier County say their canal has become so overgrown with roots and algae they can't even get their boats in..
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Local pharmacy claims they'll have cheapest prescriptions in country

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

IMMOKALEE - A new pharmacy is claiming it has the cheapest prescriptions in the country. Pharmacist Ron Shimko and his business partner hope to open American Discount Pharmacy in I..
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FPL inspects Fort Myers neighborhoods

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Florida Power and Light crews are testing thousands of power poles to make sure they're strong enough to handle a storm. Monday, FP&L crews inspected 45 foot..
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Stranger danger arrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- An arrest is made in a stranger danger incident. A 13-year-old girl says she was walking when Willie Dennis pulled up to her and tried to grab her. The girl was ..
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Gulf oil spill could last into the fall

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - A wellhead cap at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico is slowly pinching off a geyser of oil spewing from the earth, but there's no containing much of the cru..
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Lehigh Acres standoff ends peacefully

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.-- The man in a standoff with Lee County deputies peacefully gave up about 7:15 this morning.  The Sheriff's Office reports he got into a fight wit..
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WINK News in the Panhandle: Tar balls on Florida beaches

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

PENSACOLA, Fla.-- Kyle Jordan reporst on the situation Monday morning, June 7th in the Florida panhandle.
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Five dead in Miami restaurant shooting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) - Miami-area police say a gunman shot and killed four people at a restaurant and wounded three others before killing himself. Hialeah police spokesman Carl Zogby..
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Overpass installation closing Summerlin & College Pkwy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla.-- From 7:00pm Monday, June 7th, night until 6:00am Tuesday, June 8th, the intersection at Summerlin and College Parkway is closing to install a new overpass...
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Follow Up: Cape neighborhood takes speed fight to city

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- The Cape Coral City Council will discuss lowering the speed limit along a major roadway at Monday night's meeting. People in the neighborhood say drivers are goi..
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Update expected on Colonial Blvd flyover project

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Lee County Commissioners are expected to get an update today on the proposed flyover for Colonial Blvd.  The $400 million project would create elevated expr..
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Volunteers hope to mobilize ahead of oill spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

St. Petersburg, Fla - More than 2,000 people signed up at event to help clean beaches and birds ahead of an oil slick. A boater's association leading efforts to get residents with ..
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Family rebuilds after Chinese drywall

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A family forced out of their home because of chinese drywall is taking on a very big task to get rid of the toxic material. The consumer product safety commissio..
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Dog bites two at Cape Coral home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Two people are taken to the hospital after they say the family pit bull turned on them.Police say the dog started acting aggressive inside the home on Northeast ..
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