Laundrie family’s attorney argues against Petitio family’s lawsuit in court

Claims that the Laundrie family knew that their son Brian killed Gabby Petito took center stage in court on Wednesday. The Petito family filed a lawsuit against the Laundries in March claiming they knew Gabby was dead and had hired a lawyer for Brian. The lawsuit says it resulted in “Intentional infliction of emotional distress.” […]

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno

Lee County Sheriff defends department’s record-setting budget proposal

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno is asking the Lee County Board of Commissioners to approve more than $241 million for the agency’s budget. The proposed budget is a 12.2% increase over the budget that was approved for the sheriff’s office last year. His priority is providing raises for deputies and other staff members. What is […]

Lee County Sheriff's Office

What is in the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s latest budget proposal

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is proposing a hike in the budget to fight crime and the cost of living. LCSO is proposing a 12.2% increase over last year. It comes as we see an increase in violent crime and prices rising because of inflation. Thousands of people have moved to Lee County since the […]

Father's Day

Lauren Dumolo’s Father’s Day disappearance still haunts dad 2 years later

While Father’s Day is a time to celebrate for many, for Paul Dumolo it’s a day of pain and sorrow. Two years ago, Paul knew something was wrong when his daughter didn’t call him. He reported his daughter, Lauren Dumolo, a Southwest Florida mom missing. Paul is not looking forward to Father’s Day because it’s […]

Driver in fatal Arcadia day care crash faces new charges; family sues day care

The woman accused of killing a 4-year-old and injuring another child when she crashed into an Arcadia day care now faces an additional charge: grand theft auto. According to the Arcadia Police Department, a man reported on March 17 that 18-year-old Kiara Morant had taken his Jeep without permission. This report was made the day […]

Stanley Brown

Bonita man accused of killing roommate, dumping body faces murder charge

A Bonita Springs man has been arrested after being accused of killing his roommate over their home’s living conditions. According to Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno, 61-year-old Stanley Brown was arrested in connection with a Monday crime scene in south Fort Myers and faces charges of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence. While detectives were […]

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Blind Pass Beach Park on Sanibel temporarily closed to the public due to erosion

Blind Pass Beach Park on Sanibel is closed to the public, along with public notice signs, as of Wednesday due to erosion. According to the Sanibel website, the shoreline has been eroding since May. Consequently, a steep escarpment developed at the end of the beach access paths making public access to the water unsafe. Lisa […]

Bryan Sanchez

Friends remembering Arcadia teen killed by electrocution after crash

Family and friends remember a teen who was electrocuted right after surviving a car crash in Arcadia over the weekend. The teen who died was 17-year-old Bryan Sanchez. The 911 call after the crash started almost softly. Sanchez’s girlfriend called to report the crash after his car went into an electricity pole on SW Robin […]

Gun 4 Less Store

Kids accused of stealing 22 guns from gun shop get 21 days juvenile detention

A father said he feels helpless after his two young sons were arrested for stealing guns from a gun store. The father, who WINK News is not identifying, spoke about his two sons, ages 11 and 14, after they were arrested for stealing 22 guns on Wednesday from the Guns 4 Less in Cape Coral. The […]