Researchers hope to see Gulf waters improving 6 months after Ian

Weeks after Hurricane Ian, a team from Florida Gulf Coast University and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation set sail into the Gulf to explore water quality, marine life and the seafloor. Nearly 6 months since Ian’s landfall, the team is heading back to study our water quality again.

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Can Trump run for president if indicted?

All eyes are on former president Donald Trump, who recently warned he “will be arrested.” His statement comes as an investigation by the Manhattan district attorney’s office reaches its end.

Banking giant UBS acquiring Credit Suisse for $3.2 billion

Banking giant UBS is buying its smaller rival Credit Suisse for $3.2 billion in an effort to avoid further market-shaking turmoil in global banking, Swiss President Alain Berset announced on Sunday night. Berset called the announcement “one of great breadth for the stability of international finance. An uncontrolled collapse of Credit Suisse would lead to […]

The Pearl Founders Square apartments sell for $125 million

The Pearl Founders Square luxury apartment complex is under new ownership after recently selling for more than $125 million.  The new 400-unit apartment community in the Naples area was acquired this quarter by the Beitel Group, a real estate investment firm based in Brooklyn, New York. Construction on the five freestanding, four-story buildings at The […]

Save the Florida Panther Day in Collier County recognizes local conservation efforts

More than a million of Collier County’s land mass of 1.3 million acres are in the Florida Wildlife Corridor, an area providing essential habitat and connectivity for many of the state’s species such as the Florida panther. As the human population in the county grows rapidly and development expands, conservation of the Florida panther and […]

Estero Council approves recreational proposals for 20-acre Williams Road property

Four recreational proposals for a 20-acre village-owned property on Williams Road were approved by the Estero Village Council on Wednesday. The approval authorized Village Manager Steve Sarkozy to proceed with negotiations and draft definitive agreements.  “This is simply the requested action to approve the shortlist of projects, or potential partners and move this item along […]

Tim Aten Knows: New golf club breaks ground in North Naples

Q: Do you have info on the clearing in progress across from Kalea Bay, corner of Vanderbilt Drive and Wiggins? Thanks. — Ann Quinn, Naples   A: The development of Kinsale Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course, began March 1 on more than 170 acres of undeveloped land on the northeast corner of Vanderbilt Drive and […]

Lee County Chairman foresees building back better after Hurricane Ian

Nearly six months since Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida, Lee County Chairman Brian Hamman presented the county’s progress and a plan for long-term restoration at a Real Estate Investment Society luncheon earlier this week in Fort Myers.  “What that process looks like is, for the first six months, it was about responding to […]

The future of Fort Myers Beach: The man with a plan

Many of you closely follow what’s happening on Fort Myers Beach, especially if you live or work there. Decisions made now and in the near future about how to rebuild will impact everyone with a stake on this island. “I’m sorry for being so emotional,” says Fort Myers Beach resident William Dean Simmons. It isn’t […]

The future of Fort Myers Beach: The personal side of progress

It’s been just over three months since Hurricane Ian devastated Southwest Florida. For some in Fort Myers Beach, the aftermath has been the most challenging time of their lives. WINK News is profiling the rebuild of the barrier island town through the eyes and experiences of a local builder. In part one of the series, […]

Fort Myers Beach man to build $350k home for Hurricane Ian victims

Can the character of pre-Hurricane Ian Fort Myers Beach be saved? In our special series, “A Man With a Plan,” we’re profiling the rebuild of the barrier island town through the eyes and experiences of a local builder. He says the answer is yes—one family at a time.

Health and Medical

Proton therapy shows promising results in tumor treatments

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are conducting a first-in-human trial of a radiation treatment that they say holds promise in treating tough-to-kill tumors. The researchers deliver the radiation with proton therapy, a procedure that uses a large, specialized machine called a gantry.

SWFL Water Crisis

Red tide’s impact goes beyond SWFL beaches

Red Tide is an ongoing problem Southwest Florida is experiencing and struggling with in the wake of Hurricane Ian. While Red Tide does bring a lousy stench and dead fish along, the problem is bigger than merely that. Captain Ozzie Fischer is a second-generation boat captain and has been showing people the way of the […]

Large seaweed blob floating toward Florida coast

A large seaweed blob known as “sargassum” is floating toward Florida. Southwest Florida has seen it happen nearly every year for the past decade, but this year it’s enormous. Scientists said the blob seen from satellite images is enough to fill 3,000 Olympic-sized pools. As of Monday evening, the sargassum is in the Caribbean Sea […]