Hurricane Earl preparations and evacuations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) - About 30 vehicles have been waiting in line for the first ferry to evacuate Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks, as Hurricane Earl approaches. Hyd..
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Pet Connection: Milo

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Dr. Whitney Whitford stops by WINK News Now This Morning with Milo, a cat that's ready for adoption at the Gulf Cost Humane Society. Pet Connection airs every Tuesday in the 7 o'cl..
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Suspicious items in luggage lead to airport arrest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

 THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch prosecutors say they are questioning two men arrested at Amsterdam's international airport at the request of American authorities who foun..
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Lee considers first round of budget cuts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County Commissioners need to make major cuts to balance a nearly $70 million budget shortfall. Tuesday is the first of three scheduled budget workshops for t..
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Rebates for new air conditioning units

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla. - You could save up to 30% off the cost of a new air conditioning system under a new statewide rebate program.  Florida has $15 million ready to pass out unde..
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Real Estate Matters: Beyond the bad headlines

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The news hasn't looked good this week about the state of the housing market but real estate contributor Denny Grimes says it's not all doom and gloom.  Grim..
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County considers what to cut due to budget shortfall

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Reducing services, cutting pay and maybe even deeper layoffs. It's all on the table as Lee County commissioners decide how to deal with a $60 million shortfall. ..
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Let's Eat: AZN Azian Cuisine

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Spiced Surf & Turf Satay: Filet mignon and jumbo shrimp with Asian spices and ponzu sauce. Satay Recipe (1 Serving): 1 Teaspoon Asian Spice, 6 1 oz. cubes of Filet mignon, 3 Ju..
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SWFL Crimestoppers looking for answers in murder of Lehigh mother

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Trish Routte with Southwest Florida Crimestoppers tells viewers about the Lehigh Acres murder of a young mother.  If you have any information call 1-800-780-TIPS. Southwest Fl..
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Less than 50,000 U.S. troops in Iraq

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

BAGHDAD (AP) - The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has fallen below 50,000 for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and ahead of the end-of-the-month deadline mandated by ..
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Chilean miners found alive

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chileans are euphoric after learning that all 33 workers trapped in a collapsed mine for 17 days are alive and well. President Sebastian Pinera says "Today a..
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Local athletes race to the Jr. Olympics

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Local kids compete in a national track competition in Virginia.  The athletes and their Coach Maddette Smith, talk to WINK News about their wins at the Jr. ..
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Controversial Colonial flyover project discussed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A controversial flyover project is up for discussion again. Lee County leaders met Friday morning with concerned citizens about the future of Colonial Boulevard...
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Egg recall expanded

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

ATLANTA (AP) - An egg company is expanding its recall of potentially salmonella-tainted eggs. The Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, is recalling 380 million eggs. Hundreds of people..
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Unclaimed property up for grabs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - You've just got a few days left to claim that forgotten Rolex watch, gold bar salvaged from a ship wreck or platinum necklace with 214 diamonds. If no one ..
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Dining To Donate: Applebee's to donate up to 15% to charity today

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - In Honor of National Lemonade Day, Applebee's Throughout Florida Join Childhood Cancer Fight In honor of National Lemonade Day, select Applebee's locations throu..
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Let's Eat! Chef Vinny makes eggplant parmesan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

Eggplant Parmesan Ingredients 1 large eggplant peeled and sliced 1/4in. lengthwise 1 egg beaten 1 cup of flour 2 cups bread crumbs ½ lb. Sliced Mozzarella (one slice for eac..
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Lee County enacts new social networking guidelines

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida school district is forbidding employees from becoming "friends" with students on online social networking websites. The new guidelines f..
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Firefighters battle overnight fire in Lehigh Acres

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - The State Fire Marshal is on the scene of an overnight fire at a home in Lehigh Acres. The fire broke out around 1 a.m. on Terry Avenue South.  First..
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60 killed, 125 wounded in Iraq

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

 BAGHDAD (AP) - A suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday among hundreds of army recruits who had gathered near a military headquarters in an attack officials said killed 60 an..
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