Fla. laws aimed at protecting kids go into effect

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two new Florida laws aimed at protecting children have gone into effect. Legislation stemming from a sexual abuse cover-up at Penn State University and the..
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Florida Election Supervisor won't reinstate voters

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Southwest Florida election official is sticking with a decision to remove nearly a dozen voters from the voting rolls, even though the state no longer su..
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Florida justices hearing immigrant lawyer case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments about whether an illegal immigrant can be granted a law license. The case will be heard Tues..
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Insanity plea filed in Ohio school shooting case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - The defense for an Ohio teenager charged in a school shooting rampage that left three students dead has filed an insanity plea on his behalf. The one-sent..
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WINK News descends the depths to the USS Mohawk

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News got a sneak peak into the newest artificial reef, the USS Mohawk, scuttled 32 miles off the Lee County coast. Join us tonight on WINK at 5, 6, and 11 as..
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Medicare fines over hospitals' readmitted patients

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Starting today, Medicare will start fining hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge because of complications. The penalties ar..
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The Beauty Spot: Fall trends with Trini

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

As a child, Trini would tell anyone who would listen that she wanted to be a famous hairstylist. Her favorite toys were a pair of scissors and a comb and she has been able to live ..
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Boxer's Fracture

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

Hand and wrist injuries are reported to account for fifteen to twenty percent of emergency room injuries. A boxer's fracture is one of the more common types of hand injuries...but ..
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Insurers Filings on PIP rates due Monday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Automobile insurers have until Monday to show Florida regulators how much they plan to reduce rates on the personal injury protection portion of driv..
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2 of 3 fugitive siblings set to change pleas in GA

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

 VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Two of three siblings accused of robbing a south Georgia bank during a crime spree that started in Florida and ended with a shootout in Colorado plan to ..
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Naples Sunset Weddings Show Sunday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

Naples, Fla. - Planning a wedding can be a stressful endeavor.  Let amazing local wedding professionals help you plan the wedding of your dreams!The National Association of We..
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Fort Myers Business Serves Up Second Chances

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- A Downtown Fort Myers Cafe receives national attention for serving up second chances.  In this economy, everyone who has a job is lucky, but few are luckier..
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Biden Prepares to Speak in Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

Fort Myers, Fla. -- On Saturday, September 29, Vice President Biden will continue his tour through Florida with a grassroots event in Fort Myers at the Wa-Ke Hatchee Park Recreatio..
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Pamper Your Pets in Englewood Saturday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

Englewood, Fla. -- Pamper your pet and help other furry friends Saturday, September 29th at the Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary. Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary (EARS) will hos..
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Family escapes house fire in Lehigh Acres

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Three people where inside a house on the 900 block of Edison Ave. when a fire broke out shortly after 4:00 a.m. Friday morning. The 17-year-old son woke up, sme..
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US says may squash tomato trade deal with Mexico

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Commerce Department is indicating that it may side with Florida tomato growers and squash a 16-year-old trade agreement with Mexico. The move would allow U.S...
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Physics of Fitness for a Leaner Body

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

Once you realize that those textbook equations can be used to sculpt a phenomenal physique, science suddenly becomes sooo much more interesting. Wink News Fitness Expert Mike Drumm..
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U.S. Postal Service to default on second $5B payment

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: maggie delmore

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service, on the brink of default on a second multibillion-dollar payment it can't afford to pay, is sounding a new cautionary note that having squ..
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Minneapolis Shooting Kills Four

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say a gunman killed four people inside a Minneapolis sign-making business before turning the weapon on himself. Officers summoned Thursday after..
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US unemployment aid applications at 2-month low

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits plunged 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 359,000, a hopeful sign for the job market. It's the lowes..
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