Man arrested for double homicide in former cold case from 2011

A man was arrested for a double homicide in a former cold case from 2011. Michael A. Parks has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder with a firearm, two counts of third-degree felony murder, and one count of robbery with a firearm causing death, for a double homicide that occurred on September 14, […]

18-year-old motorcyclist killed in a crash in Desoto County

An 18-year-old woman was hit and killed while riding her motorcycle near S.E Airport Road and County Road 760A on Friday. According to FHP, at around 3 p.m. the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on County Road 760A and made a left turn onto S.E Airport Road directly in front of a semi-truck that was traveling […]

Early voting for the 2022 General Elections begins on Monday in some counties

Early voting for the 2022 General Election can begin as early as Monday, October 24 in the State of Florida, and early voting dates, times and locations will vary depending on where voters are registered. Charlotte County: October 24-November 7, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Englewood Annex – 6868 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL 34224 Historic […]

Amber Alert issued for missing teenager from Columbia County

An Amber Alert was issued for Ashlynn Cox, who was last seen on the 180th block of SE Beech Street in Lake City, Florida. Ashlynn is 16 years old, who was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, blue jeans, and white and lime Adidas shoes. FDLE said Ashlynn may be in the company of Jesse […]

Deep Down South BBQ handed out hot meals on Fort Myers Beach

Deep Down South BBQ was on Fort Myers Beach handing out hot meals on Sunday to anyone on the island. WINK News spoke with people who were standing in line for a meal and they said they are still processing Hurricane Ian and are just coming together. “Pretty much everybody else’s debris in our front […]

Sanibel and Captiva Islands see expedited restoration times following Hurricane Ian

Early assessments of Sanibel and Captiva Islands indicated it could take months to rebuild the electric infrastructure. Thanks to many forces working together, the backbone of the system will be rebuilt, making it possible to restore power to essential services such as the school, RO Plant, and Fire Stations, which are estimated to be back […]

Temporary access plan to Fort Myers Beach implemented to speed recovery

Beginning Monday, Oct. 17, access to Fort Myers Beach will be limited to essential response personnel each Monday and Tuesday to speed the restoration of essential services and infrastructure. The goal is to complete specific infrastructure rebuilding missions on a tight deadline. Residents and their hired contractors can access the island from 9 a.m. to […]

Sanibel Air and Electric sends work trucks over to help rebuild

Sanibel Air and Electric sends work trucks over to help rebuild their headquarters so they can get back to servicing the people on the island. The company has worked on the island for over 35 years and they aren’t letting Hurricane Ian run them away. They spent an entire day working on their headquarters and […]

Temporary debris drop-off at Placida West Boat Ramp in Charlotte County

A temporary drop-off location for storm debris is open at the Placida West Boat Ramp. Placida West Boat Ramp is located at 12560 Placida Road, Placida FL for residential drop-off only, no contractors or businesses. The two mini-transfer facilities remain open for storm debris drop-offs: Mid-County Mini-Transfer & Recycling Facility, located at 19765 Kenilworth Blvd., […]

Hurricane Ian

Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District releases access plan breakdown

Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District released its plan to access Fort Myers Beach. According to a report, On October 7, the township of Fort Myers Beach partnered with Fort Myers Beach Fire District and has a confirmed access plan for residents following Hurricane Ian. The access process will include only bus transportation to the […]