It's a topic widely discusses after every mass shooting — could stronger mental health laws help prevent these tragedies? WINK News reporter Kelsey Kushner spoke to Naples Security Solutions expert Chris Knott for answers. Watch the video for details. Related story:...
The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday. The Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...
Cape Coral Charter Schools updated its security measures Thursday after an Amber Alert was issued for an 8-year-old girl. Juliet Odierna was picked up from Oasis Elementary Charter School without permission by her stepdad, Theodore Moschovas, after he falsely identified himself as the...
President Trump doubled down on his calls to arm teachers in schools across the country in an effort to help prevent mass shootings from taking place. He suggested during the administration's most recent White House listening session with state...
Peanuts, popcorn and cracker jacks — It's time to get in the spring swing! WINK News reporter Melinda Lee stops at Southwest Florida's favorite ballparks to determine how much a ticket might cost. SCHEDULE: Baseball spring training schedule for Red Sox and Twins How...
A Florida inmate convicted of raping and killing a college student decades ago screamed and yelled "murderers!" three times, thrashing on a gurney as he was being put to death Thursday. The governor's office said Eric Scott Branch, 47, was...
For most people, being without access to a working cellphone can create a feeling of anxiety — a fear known as nomophobia, or no more phone phobia. Sean Barakett created an Instagram account called Naples_Fl with many pictures of Southwest Florida...
An email from Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart went out today, but it wasn't legitimate. They have learned that Hart was using a device outside of the office and that particular device was compromised. The tax collector's office said "At...
Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a business associate. The filing adds allegations of tax evasion and increases the amount of money Manafort is accused of laundering through...
A vehicle found engulfed in flames was determined to belong to a 19-year-old student found dead in Miami, according to the Miami Police Department. The body of Priscilla Torres was found on Feb. 9 near the intersection of NW 29th...
As the country grapples with how to prevent another school shooting tragedy in the future Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott weighs in. He says we've banned murder, rape, robbery and burglary and there's no shortage of people ignoring those bans. So...
They're not your typical trees but they're sprouting up in Southwest Florida and the solar trees are collecting energy at parks in Englewood. Crews are planting trees at Ann Dever Regional Park in Englewood but they don't have a green...
An Amber Alert was issued for an 8-year-old girl Thursday afternoon, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Juliet Odierna was last seen in the 3000th block of Oasis Boulevard, the FDLE said. She was last seen wearing a...
Long lines and people stuck in hallways waiting to be seen by an ER doctor. That's the scene at many emergency rooms across Southwest Florida. Now a massive project in Lee County could help change all that. Gulf Coast Medical Center...
As the nation grapples with the horrifying school shooting in South Florida, there are ways to help. You can donate to funds for the victims and the families by clicking here. Broward Education Foundation is the only 501(c)3 direct support organization solely dedicated to raising...
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Barron Collier High School student early Thursday. Detectives investigated after finding that she sent a threatening email to a teacher on Feb. 18. The 16-year-old student is charged with written threats to kill or...
Spring Training games begin on Thursday and Lee County is getting ready to direct traffic during games. WINK News reporter Hayley Milon was out at the field to show what you can expect for baseball traffic. SCHEDULE: Baseball spring training schedule for...
A prominent Florida eye doctor once accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey received a 17-year sentence Thursday for stealing $73 million from Medicare by persuading elderly patients to undergo excruciating tests and treatments they didn't...
Today’s parents have choices when deciding which type of books to read to their toddlers. But is there a difference between the high-tech electronic books and the old-school print? A new study shows there is and the results might...
Move over mindfulness and meditation. A new way to control stress, anxiety and the demands of everyday life is taking over. And it's something you can do anytime, anywhere. This wellness practice trend for 2018 will have you breathing easy. Life...

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