Layoffs drop to four year low

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Layoffs dropped to the lowest level in nearly four years in April. That's the word from an out-placement firm. A separate report shows private-sector employers added 32,000 jobs in..
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Charlotte County Schools set to rebuild with federal stimulus money

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

It's been in the works for months and now a Charlotte County school set to be torn down--will be rebuilt with federal stimulus money. Lemon Bay High School is one of 2 schools that..
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Happy homecoming for hometown Marine

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Estero, Fla.-A Southwest Florida soldier gets a special welcome home. Lance Corporal Connel Parsons arrived at Southwest Florida International Airport with family and the Warriors ..
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Carrabba's Seared Scallops with Orzo

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

Carrabba’s Seared Scallops with Orzo Serves: 2 Preparation Time: 20 Ingredients 8 each Sea Scallops As needed Salt & Black Pepper As needed Olive Oil 1 cup Cooked Orzo P..
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Common Cents: Mother's Day Deals

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

WINK News rounded up five local deals for Mom! 1) Fleming's Steakhouse, Naples-The restaurant is offering a $25 gift card for Mom if you join them for brunch on Sunday. 2) Trinity ..
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Volcano disrupts air travel... again

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

   LONDON (AP) - A new wave of dense volcanic ash from Icelanddisrupted air traffic Wednesday in Scotland and Ireland andthreatened to spill into England's airspace. ..
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Could Florida avoid the worst of the oil spill?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's top environmental official said Tuesday that there is a good chance the state will dodge the worst of the Gulf oil spill and might only suffer mi..
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Cinco de Mayo block party

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- It's Cinco de Mayo, but you don't have to be in Mexico to celebrate the holiday. Wednesday, May 5th,  the Downtown River District is throwing a Cinco de May..
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Times Square suspect expected in court

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

New York, NY.-Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square bomber, is expected to be arraigned in New York City on Wednesday. Faisal Shahzad will face a number of charges when he appe..
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Breaking News: Body Washes Ashore on Fort Myers Beach

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Fort Myers Beach, Fla.- 8:30 a.m Update: A Lee County worker discovered the body on the beach near Lynn Hall Park.  He called deputies to the scene.  They suspect the bod..
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Common Cents: Insurance Savings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

WINK News Now This Morning is bringing you a tip a day in May to save you money. Did you know that when you pay your insurance could save you money? Insurance companies may charge ..
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Breaking News: Pedestrian hit in Lehigh Acres

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

FHP and Lee County Sheriff's Deputies are on the scene of a pedestrian that was hit by a car on Haviland Avenue and 21st St SW. No word on the condition of the pedestrian. Haviland..
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Scammers exploit oil spill disaster

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Attorney General is warning that scam artists are using the devastating oil spill to steal your money. Thieves may offer to clean off your property ..
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Judges choose WINK News storybook Mother's Day contest winners

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Fort Myers, Fla.-It's official!  The WINK News Storybook Mother's Day Contest is over. The judges have weighed in and we want you to watch WINK News Now This Morning on Friday..
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Is Florida seafood safe to eat?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Right now Florida seafood is safe to eat. That's according to Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson. He says all seafood being harvested in Florida is safe and hasn't been impac..
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Common Cents: Alice.com

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Every day in May, WINK News Now This Morning is giving you "Common Cents" tips to save money. Have you checked out the website alice.com? It can save you money on all your househol..
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Times Square Car Bomb Meant to Cause Mayhem

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

    NEW YORK (AP) - The car bomb was a crude concoction of ordinaryitems - fireworks, fuel and fertilizer - that authorities suspectwas meant to cause maximum mayhem..
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Clean Up Plans for Gulf Oil Spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

VENICE, La. (AP) - Another week of oil pouring from theseafloor. Concrete and metal boxes are being built to siphon theoil gushing from the blown out well into the Gulf of Mexico. ..
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CCSO nets 26.2 pounds of marijuana from Port Charlotte grow house

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - "It was very quiet, very subdued," neighbor Sharon Poje said. "Whatever they were doing, they kept very well hidden."Neighbors on Albacore Circle in Port Cha..
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Viewer's View: Crist Runs As Independent

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

We want your reaction to Governor Crist's announcement that he's running as an Independent in the race for US Senate. Call or text us at 1-239-249-8266. Related: Crist announces ru..
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