Tampa Bay area tourism is booming

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Sam Mount

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Officials say tourism is booming in the Tampa Bay area.  For the third straight year, tourists have been arriving in droves on both sides of Tampa Bay. The ..
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Man accused of killing four to be arraigned in Pasco County

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Brooke Cole

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend and leaving their bodies in a field waived his right to a speedy trial an..
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LCSO investigating late night robbery

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Brad Wilson

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is searching for the person responsible for a robbery on Cherokee Avenue. Deputies say it happened just after 11 p.m. Sunday. No..
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Shooting sends man to hospital, no arrests

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Brad Wilson

TICE, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Sunday night shooting that sent one man to the hospital. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Sunday along Coopers Cou..
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Hundreds of kids hit the water for the 2014 River Romp

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Hundreds of kids took to the banks of the Caloosahatchee Sunday as they sailed in competitive races throughout the morning and into the afternoon."The sail and ev..
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Boat catches on fire in driveway, burning man

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A man was severely burned while working on his boat Sunday morning.  It happened in the 2200 block of SE 26th Street. Fire fighters said 65-year-old Robert C..
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CDC sets Ebola training call for Florida hospitals

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Erin Sheehan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a conference call on Ebola preparedness and training with Florida hospitals. G..
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Before shootings, dad wanted new life with 3 kids

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Erin Sheehan

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - David Mohney wanted big changes for his family: to end his turbulent marriage, move his children 1,900 miles from Florida to South Dakota and transition ..
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"Zombicon" takes over Downtown Fort Myers

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Thousands of people attended the 8th annual Zombicon Saturday night. Approximately 20,000 event-goers were very creative with their spirit and coustimes. "Voodoo"..
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Funeral service held for Andrew Faust

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Adam Wright

FORT MYERS, Fla. - One by one, friends and family entered Mount Hermon Church with heavy hearts Saturday to honor the life of Andrew Faust, Jr. Only WINK News was allowed inside as..
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Man stabbed in barbershop fight

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A man was stabbed while waiting for a haircut at a barbershop.  It happened at a barbershop at 19th Court SW in Collier County. A witness told a WINK New..
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Teen shot in Fort Myers, police investigate

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the 1600 block of Meadowview Circle.  Officers were called to a neighborhood near Veronica Shoemake..
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Vehicle fire on Midpoint Bridge

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Erin Sheehan

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A corvette caught fire on the Midpoint Bridge early Saturday morning. It happened around 2 a.m. The car fire forced police to shut down part of the bridge, but al..
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Beekeeping on the rise in urban areas

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Erin Sheehan

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Rebecca Conroy, dressed in long sleeves and a veiled hat, worked inside her apiary at the Ochs 4-H Educational Center. Three days had passed since she discovered..
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Michelle Obama stumps for Charlie Crist in Florida

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Erin Sheehan

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama headlined a rally of 700 supporters for Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist in Orlando, urging them to "knock on some doors..
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Friday Night Highlights, Part 1

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Bill Halter

Southwest Florida High School Football Scores Avon Park 24, LaBelle 7 Berean Christian 29, Community School of Naples 14 Island Coast 42, Cypress Lake 0 Golden Gate 15, Lely 37 #7 ..
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Friday Night Highlights, Part 2

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Morgan Frances

Southwest Florida High School Football Scores Avon Park 24, LaBelle 7 Berean Christian 29, Community School of Naples 14 Island Coast 42, Cypress Lake 0 Golden Gate 15, Lely 37 #7 ..
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Community gathers to honor 5-year-old shooting victim

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Corey Lazar

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Family and friends are saying their finals goodbyes to the 5-year-old boy shot and killed in the Dunbar neighborhood Monday night. Dozens of people gathered insid..
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Cheap gas: how much are you really saving?

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Adam Wright

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The cost of filling up your tank is dropping. According to AAA, the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas has fallen 18 straight days, now ..
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Scott requests English learner flexibility hearing

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is petitioning U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan for a hearing on Florida's denied request for flexibility on testing students still lea..
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