Fla. lawmaker considering Arizona immigration law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The head of the Florida House's criminal justice committee says he's considering the introduction of an Arizona-style law against illegal immigrants. R..
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Obama heading to Louisiana for oil spill update

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama is heading to coastal areas of Louisiana for an update on the latest efforts to stop the devastating spill of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexic..
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Congress moves to end ban on gay ban in military

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has taken two big steps toward ending the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. In quick succession Thur..
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Coast Guard searching for missing boater off Fort Myers Beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

A massive search effort is underway to find a missing boater off Fort Myers Beach.The Lee County Sheriff's office says two men in their 20's were on a 20 foot boat in the area near..
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Local businesses will give one SWFL couple a free wedding

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

Fort Myers - Local companies are joining together to offer a free wedding to an engaged SWFL couple facing "sour times" in this current economy. Couples who want to get married but..
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Common Cents: Successful Haggling

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Consumer Reports conducted a poll that found most consumers who ask for a discount, get it! Among the most successful targets: hotel bills, cell phone bills and clothing. Here is C..
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Congress to make landmark vote on gays in military

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is headed toward landmark votes on whether to allow gays to serve openly in the military. The House was expected to vote as early as Thursday on a propos..
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Tests underway on tarballs found on Florida beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Testing is under way on about 100 suspected tarballs found on a Pensacola-area beach. If the material found Wednesday is sourced to the Gulf of Mexico oil sp..
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Is "Top Kill" maneuver working in the Gulf?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

ROBERT, La. (AP) - One of BP's top executives says crews trying to plug a massive Gulf oil leak are pumping mud into a blown-out well as effectively and efficiently as they had hop..
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Heard of speed dating? Try speed politics tonight in the Cape

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral will be giving Cape Coral residents the opportunity to talk one-on-one with their city council during the Speed Politics ev..
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Common Cents: Garage Sale Tips

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

We gathered five tips from www.bestgaragesaletips.com. First, this weekend may not be the best for a garage sale. Typically, turn out is low on holidays like Memorial Day. Unless, ..
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Fort Myers Shores Rejects Tax Increase

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Fort Myers Shores, Fla.-There will not be a tax hike in Fort Myers Shores. The measure to increase a fee to help balance the fire district's budget failed. Only about 300 people vo..
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Vigil Planned For Lehigh Stabbing Victims

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Lehigh Acres, Fla.-WINK News has learned of a vigil to honor the victims of a recent stabbing in Lehigh Acres. 3-month-old Josue Rosales died after deputies say his grandfather Man..
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Immokalee Babysitter Arrested

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Immokalee, Fla.-An Immokalee baby sitter is in jail after deputies say she left five children home alone. Deputies say Elena Jesus-Lopez was babysitting at a home in Immokalee. She..
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Common Cents: Online Garage Sales

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

You can hold a garage sale without ever leaving your living room! There are several sites on the web that allow you to hold an online yard sale. First, if you're a Facebook user, y..
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Viewer's View: Venus's French Open Outfit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

Venus Williams is serving up controversy with the outfit she wore in her French Open Debut. The outfit features a ruffled, black lingerie-like top that resembles a corset,&nbs..
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Sonar buoy falls off Navy plane, lands on Florida home

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

MANDARIN, Fla. (AP) - A sonar buoy from a Navy plane on a training flight crashed through the roof of a north Florida home. Officials say the P-3 Orion had just taken off from Jack..
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Atlantis set to return to Earth Wednesday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The Atlantis astronauts are getting their spaceship ready to come home. Atlantis is scheduled to land Wednesday morning in Florida. Commander Kenneth Ha..
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May 25th is National missing and exploited children's day

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

May 25 is "Take 25", a day designed to raise awareness of the issues surrounding missing and exploited children. The Take 25 campaign encourages parents, guardians, educators, and ..
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Common Cents: Designer Dresses 90% Off

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Why buy a designer dress when you can rent one for a fraction of the cost? We discovered www.weartodaygonetomorrow.com. You can become a member for free. We're talking designer nam..
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