Man accused of illegally dumping tree debris in vacant Charlotte County lot

A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after Charlotte County deputies say he was found illegally dumping a felony volume of tree debris into a vacant lot. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Dillon M. Merlak, 30, was arrested after a deputy patrolling the undeveloped areas near Friendly Street and Chamberlain Boulevard around 12:30 p.m. […]

People are back dancing in the street in Cape Coral

A lack of lighting and storm debris wasn’t stopping a group of people from putting on their dancing shoes in Cape Coral on Wednesday. Cork Soakers in downtown Cape Coral brought back a popular event that got people up and moving. A lot of people came out to watch Deb & the Dynamics perform. WINK […]

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Charlotte County begins canal clean-up process

Charlotte County has begun a long process to clean some of the canals and other waterways after Hurricane Ian. Crews started work at the Hayward Canal on Tuesday. They don’t know what’s in the water, it can be anything from signs to boats. Those crews will go through the canals foot by foot to figure […]

Sunseeker Resort construction resumes after Hurricane Ian

It is back to work on a project that is expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to Southwest Florida. Construction has started again on the Sunseeker Resort along US-41 on Charlotte Harbor. Hurricane Ian destroyed all five cranes on the site, which was also battered by the wind and rain. WINK News found a […]

Halloween trick-or-treater. (Credit: MGN)

Boo-Tacular Halloween event lifting morale in Collier County

Some are doing their best to get back to normal just four weeks after Ian, and Halloween is a great way to get their minds off of things. The Halloween event, Boo-Tacular, had an amazing turnout on Friday night with different activities for everyone in the family. The Halloween fun was in full effect at […]

Donda Academy off the City of Palms Classic basketball tournament list

Donda Academy, the private school run by Kanye West, is off the list of teams playing in the City of Palms Classic.  This comes less than 24 hours after we talked with the organizers of the competition who said they had no plans to stop the players from coming. If you take a look at […]

Donda Academy, school Kanye West founded, still in City of Palms Classic Tournament

Despite Ye, the artist better known as Kanye West, making antisemitic comments, his private school, Donda Academy, will still compete in the City of Palms Classic. Ye has been dropped by several companies lately, including his talent agency, following the comments. But, as for the City of Palms Classic, Donda Academy players will be present. […]

Cape Coral neighborhood has a debris problem

One man needs the debris in his Cape Coral neighborhood gone. He said the City of Cape Coral is taking too long so now he and his condo association are taking matters into their own hands, spending thousands of dollars to get rid of it. The debris is slowing the process of the condos getting […]

Healing memories by restoring photographs damaged by Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian destroyed countless homes and the belongings inside including pictures full of memories. Many have seen pictures washed up on their lawns of people they’ve never met, but one photographer is working to restore those pictures and return them to their owners. Scattered across Krista Kowalczyk’s dining room table you’ll find different photographs, headshots, […]

Blue Roof Program for Ian victims extended until Nov. 1

The Army Corps of Engineers Operation Blue Roof program provides homeowners impacted by Hurricane Ian a temporary solution that protects their property and allows them to remain in their homes as they continue to recover. The program has been expanded until Nov. 1, so that’s now the last day to apply for the Blue Roof […]