Blackout Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, the deadliest day to drive

The Charlotte County deputy killed by Cassandra Smith on Tuesday night is a reminder that roads can be dangerous this time of the year. In the United States, the night before Thanksgiving, also known as Blackout Wednesday, is considered a bigger drinking day than New Year’s Eve or St. Patrick’s Day. According to Money Geek, […]

Farmer Joe’s hoping to open for the first time since Ian

Even while closed, Farmer Joe’s has significantly helped relief efforts in Cape Coral since Hurricane Ian hit Southwest Florida. The sign above the grocery store says “Closed for repairs” and “God bless Cape Coral” which is making residents question what’s next for the store. Farmer Joe’s owner, Lee Snyder told WINK News the damage was […]

Cat reunited with its original owners after it was surrendered following Ian

A family is reunited with their beloved cat after seven years, all thanks to a microchip. Capri the cat was taken in by another family who decided to keep her, but they lost their home in Hurricane Ian and were forced to surrender her. Erin Nardis and her husband’s cat disappeared seven years ago, but […]

Waterway debris cleanup on Fort Myers Beach from Hurricane Ian

We’ve seen the debris lining the streets of Southwest Florida after Hurricane Ian. But what about all the stuff you can’t see, like debris in or under the water? On Friday, crews were on Fort Myers Beach working to remove debris from the waterways. The machines used to remove debris from the waterways are enormous […]

Questions about FEMA trailers remain unanswered for those in need

Seven weeks after Hurricane Ian and people still need places to live. WINK News discovered there are empty trailers in the area, but they’re not ready to be handed out. The state said they’re working on getting the trailers out to people who need them. At the same time, a group of people said they’ve […]

‘Dancing in the Street’ returns to the streets of Cape Coral

Residents in Cape Coral are back dancing in the street outside Cork Soakers after Hurricane Ian and city code violations shut down the party. “I didn’t even realize they were gonna come like this so quick. Look at that crowd. It’s awesome,” said Debra Biela, leader of Deb & The Dynamics, the band that began […]

Bicyclist killed in Friday night collision with car

A bicyclist died after getting hit by a car Friday night in the westbound lanes of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard at Verona Street in Fort Myers. According to the Fort Myers Police Department, the bicyclist died from injuries. The driver remained at the location and is cooperating with law enforcement. WINK News saw the […]

The Midpoint Bridge 5K on Veterans Day

A very successful event on Veterans Day seeing runners lacing up and crossing the finish line at the Midpoint Bridge 5K. Racers like Joshua Dorsey were amped up and ready to go when they got to the bridge. “I’m trying to win. But if I can do like 18 or something, I’d be happy with […]

MW Horticulture sells 2 locations, new company promises to fix problems

MW Horticulture recently sold two of its locations, including one that is known to catch fire and cause problems for the surrounding communities. The new company didn’t acquire all of MW Horticulture. They only acquired the South Fort Myers and LaBelle locations. The COO and president of Veransa, the company which bought those locations about […]