Family of Navy Yard shooting victim files suit

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Florida family of a woman slain during the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Hillsborough County Court. &n..
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Deepening of Jacksonville port gets approval

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan to deepen the port in Jacksonville.    U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown says that even though the pl..
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Crash with injuries blocks Winkler Rd at Villmoor Ln

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene of a crash with injuries on Winkler Rd. at Villmoor Ln. Avoid the area. Count on WINK News to bring you information as ..
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Naples man allegedly ran illegal gambling website

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Samantha Smink

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The charges took only seconds to read, and included racketeering, gambling/bookmaking, threats and extortion. But the investigation into Thomas Welch's alleged il..
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Church to open public park during Easter weekend

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Mike Walcher

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Christian Church is ready to open a new, public park on its grounds, starting Friday evening. The church is spending at least 2-million dollars to build Fell..
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Cape Coral leaders discuss re-starting streetlight program

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -  Some streets in Cape Coral have been dark at night for years. Some city leaders are worried about safety, and say it could be time to pay to turn the light..
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Water main break on Viscaya Parkway causes mess

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Cape Coral Fire Department is on the scene of a water main break on Viscaya Parkway. Tuesday around 8:00 p.m. water started flowing into the street. One lane..
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More than a hundred tax returns stolen from Naples business

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

NAPLES, Fla.- "First time, for eight years, first time." For Jean Hyppolite who works at Family Tax Service in Naples, it was the first time his customers information were stolen f..
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Internet retailer Amazon to start collecting taxes

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Internet retailer Amazon.com is going to start collecting sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians.    A spokesman for the company confir..
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LCSO makes arrests in connection with Lehigh murder

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies have arrested three men in connection with a murder last month at 3317 12th Street West. Nelson Lopez, 22; Jonathan Hernandez, 25;..
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Truck hits Tice St. overpass, causes lane closures

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- No one was injured when a truck carrying construction equipment hit the Tice St. overpass on southbound I-75 around 9:30 a.m. Concrete chunks fell to highway, wit..
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LCSO: Avoid using your debit card at these places

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- In light of the recent discovery of skimmers placed inside of gas pumps at several local gas stations, the Lee County Sheriff's Office issued the following warnin..
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Lee County man accused of molesting 11 y/o victim

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested Andres Sanchez Garcia for lewd and lascivious behavior after he reportedly molested an 11-year-old victim. The Department o..
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Naples Council votes to look at possible parking expansion

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- As the tourist season gets ready to come to an end, the Naples City Council is discussing parking options to help ease parking pains downtown. During today's city cou..
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Wildlife officials defend bear killings

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) - Florida wildlife officials are defending the killing of a half dozen bears following a bear attack on a Lake Mary woman.    Officials with the..
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FEMA chief to address US hurricane conference

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Emergency managers, forecasters and local government officials from Texas to Maine are meeting this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando. ..
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Woman reportedly stabs another over Facebook argument

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

ARCADIA, Fla.- Arcadia Police arrested 36-year-old Chiquita Jackson on Thursday after she allegedly stabbed a woman with a steak knife following an argument on Facebook.Police arri..
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Arcadia man accused of setting dog on fire now out on bond

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- An Arcadia man accused of setting the now famous dog named Hope on fire is out on bond. Larry Wallace, 66, is accused of animal cruelty and arson. On Tuesday, ..
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Law Enforcement Torch Run benefits Special Olympics

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Members of the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, Punta Gorda Police Department and Charlotte Correctional Institute participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Ru..
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Estero High School teacher arrested for DUI

Updated 4 days ago   
By: David Bodden

ESTERO, FL - The Lee County Sheriff's deputy who arrested Nancy Vaughn said he was responding to an erratic driver call along Williams Road when he witnessed Vaughn weaving in and ..
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