150-acre brush fire in Charlotte County

Charlotte County Fire and EMS is battling a brush fire. This is happening near Dubarry Avenue and Callaway Street in Englewood East. Fire crews said a home was in danger but that has subsided. Todd Dunn, Charlotte County Fire and EMS said that 10 acres of residential space were impacted, and at 140 least acres […]

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Collier County deputies say teacher put video camera in elementary school bathroom

A teacher with Collier County Public Schools is in hot water. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office says an investigation determined that the teacher put a video camera in a bathroom at Pinecrest Elementary School in Immokalee. Diego Alberto Rojas-Pulido is facing one count of video voyeurism – offender 24 or older and victim under 16. […]

Submerged vehicle spotted near Fort Myers Beach

A person was taken to the hospital after a vehicle was found submerged on Fort Myers Beach. This happened just before 9 p.m. Fort Myers Beach Fire District told WINK News that it responded to a call about a submerged vehicle at the end of Estrellita Drive. One person was transported to a Lee Health […]

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FMPD needs your help identifying a man they believe helped steal a car

The Fort Myers Police Department needs your help identifying a subject they believe had a hand in stealing a car. Police say the man pictured here was involved in stealing a car from a 7-Eleven this month. FMPD says it happened in the early morning hours of Friday, April 8. The 7-Eleven is located at […]

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Caught on camera: Car goes up in flames along I-75

Just before 10 p.m., fire crews responded to a car on fire along I-75. This was near the Golden Gate Parkway exit in Collier County. You can see firefighters fighting the flames as they grow.

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Child hit, seriously injured in Collier County crash

A young girl was hit and injured in Collier County. This happened at about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a 34-year-old Naples man was driving west in his car along Coronado Parkway. As he approached Hunter Road, he changed lanes. FHP says a 12-year-old girl was trying to cross Coronado Parkway. […]

Help Punta Gorda police find the owner of a dog

The Punta Gorda Police Department needs your help finding the owner of this dog. Punta Gorda PD found this dog, known as “Gram,” swimming in a canal near Via Venice. Officers now need your help finding the owner of this dog. If you know the person(s) that own this doggo, you are being asked to […]

St. Matthew’s House opens shelters as temperatures drop

St. Matthew’s House opened its cold weather shelters on Saturday night for those looking to get out of the cold. These are the only 2 emergency shelters in Collier County. Campbell Lodge is located at 2001 Airport Road South in Naples and¬†Immokalee Friendship House is located at 602 W Main Street in Immokalee. St. Matthew’s […]

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Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for trafficking cocaine

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced on Saturday that a drug bust led to a man being sentenced to 15 years in prison. WINK News first brought you this story when it unfolded back in 2018. Lee County deputies arrested two people for cocaine possession after finding the drugs in their car during a traffic […]

Fowler Street closed as FMPD investigates fatal crash

The Fort Myers Police Department is investigating a deadly crash. FMPD says a pedestrian was hit and killed. This happened near the intersection of Fowler Street and Edison Avenue in Fort Myers. Fowler Street will be shut down from Edison Ave. to Lafayette Street for an undisclosed amount of time as officers investigate. This is […]