Scene at I-75 southbound between mile marker 128 to mile marker 125. Photo via WINK News.

Victim identified in December I-75 fatal shooting, homicide investigation opened

The person shot on Interstate 75 near Alico Road in December has died, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office says. The victim, Ronald Green, 30, was transported to the hospital with “significant injuries” on Dec. 16 after being struck by gunfire on the interstate. It is now a homicide investigation, the sheriff’s office says. It is […]

Vehicle drives toward crowd in Tice forcing a deputy to shoot

A Lee County Sheriff’s deputy was forced to shoot at a vehicle that drove toward a group of people. Deputies were investigating a scene on the 300 block of Royal Palm Park Road in Tice, around 9:45 p.m. Saturday, when a vehicle “aggressively came toward the group despite demands to stop” the sheriff’s office said. […]

Cape Coral, Fort Myers Election Results

With all precincts reporting, below are the unofficial election results for November 3, 2015. CAPE CORAL CITY COUNCIL District 2 John Carioscia: 50.59% Kirk Lagrasta: 43.94% District 3 Chris Cammarota: 42.36% Marilyn Stout: 52.58% District 7 Timothy Barrier: 43.7% Jessica Cosden: 50.25% CAPE CORAL REFERENDUMS No. 1 – Charter Review Commission Yes: 67.7% No: 29.2% […]

Flood watch in effect for parts of SWFL

A flood watch is in effect for Lee and Charlotte counties until 8 p.m. Monday. Heavy rain is falling over the area that will cause flooding. Up to 8 to 10 inches of rain have already fallen over the last couple of days. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause ponding of water in urban areas, […]

Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. – A white-bearded Florida man has won the “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt. Retired air traffic controller Charlie Boice of Palm Beach Gardens prevailed Saturday night at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, a hangout of Ernest Hemingway during his Key West residency in the 1930s. A panel of former contest winners […]

Tips help guide search for missing Jacksonville boy

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Authorities say tips are helping guide the search for a missing 21-month-old Jacksonville boy. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on Sunday was searching retention ponds, neighborhoods near a highway and a mobile home park for Lonzie Barton. The boy disappeared early Friday after his mother’s boyfriend said he left Lonzie in a car. […]

American in capsule bound for space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan – A Souyz space capsule blasted off from the Russian manned launch facility in Kazakhstan on Thursday, carrying a Russian, an American and a Japanese to the International Space Station. The rocket lifted off at 3:02 a.m Thursday (5:02 p.m. ET Wednesday) and was to dock with the orbiting laboratory about six hours later. […]

Hillary Clinton launches second bid for president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, announcing her much-awaited second campaign for the White House. “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion,” she said. As she did in 2007, Clinton began her campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination with a video. But rather than […]

FGCU advances with 75-67 win over Cowgirls

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Kaneisha Atwater scored 26 points and Whitney Knight added 19 points and 10 rebounds to help Florida Gulf Coast win its 26th straight game with a 75-67 victory over 10th-seeded Oklahoma State in first-round play of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. It was a sweet win for the seventh-seeded Eagles (31-2), who […]

Three stabbed in Collier County

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Three people are in the hospital after being stabbed during a fight early Sunday morning, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. A spokeswoman tells WINK News one of the three people stabbed was flown in a medical helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital in serious condition. The other two people stabbed were […]