Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning residents about a text message scheme offering a free gift for paying a bill on time.

Where to find Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Consumer Protection Guide

Floridians give billions of dollars to charities over the holidays. But how do you know if the charity you’re giving to is legitimate? Attorney General Ashley Moody released her office’s 2022 Holiday Consumer Protection Guide to give you tips on how to determine how trustworthy a charity may be. “Just as we all know that […]

Most Wanted Wednesday: Featuring some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Nov. 30

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help out the community and give the tip that gets these people off the street. These suspects need to be found – and you can help. If you have seen them, reach out to Crime Stoppers […]

Naples doctor accused of rape found dead, deemed not suspicious

Authorities are investigating the death of a doctor who was recently arrested and accused of raping women in his Naples practice. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office was called to an area in the 4800 block of Gail Boulevard for a welfare check after no movement was detected on Eric Salata’s ankle monitor on Monday. They […]

43-year-old woman arrested in homicide in Sarasota County

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 43-year-old woman and accused her of second-degree homicide. According to an arrest report, authorities arrested Eugenia Bright on Nov. 21 after they were asked to do a welfare check on her because she didn’t show up for work. They found her unconscious in a home with a […]

Search on for suspect in theft at KFC

Authorities are searching for a man they say stole a bookbag from a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Bonita Springs. The theft happened on Nov. 8 and was captured on camera. In the video, the subject is purportedly seen removing a backpack, with a digital camera and three Nikon lenses, as well as a passport, in […]

Lowe’s to serve hot meals in south Fort Myers, Port Charlotte on Wednesday

There are two opportunities for Southwest Florida residents to eat a hot meal on Wednesday before the Thanksgiving holiday. Lowe’s will join with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief to serve 1,000 take-home Thanksgiving meals at its store in south Fort Myers at 14960 S. Tamiami Trail. Another 1,000 meals will be served at Lowe’s of […]

Charlotte County Public Schools superintendent to retire

Charlotte County Schools Superintendent Steve Dionisio has announced his plan to retire at the end of the school year. In an email sent to the school district, Dionisio said he will stay on as long as needed to help find a replacement to lead the school district, which educates more than 15,000 students. Dionisio arrived […]

Fort Myers Beach woman arrested, accused of burglarizing Smash Fitness in Cape Coral

Cape Coral police have arrested a Fort Myers Beach woman they say burglarized a gym on Saturday. Tracey Ischelle Omilian, 53, faces charges of petit theft, resisting arrest with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer and burglary, in addition to possession of drug paraphernalia. Cape Coral police say they responded to a call for […]

LCSO deputy demoted over sexual harassment claim

A Lee County Sheriff’s deputy has been demoted and had his salary reduced after an internal affairs investigation found he harassed a co-worker. Paul Walsh, who was a lieutenant, will now be a deputy first class. His salary will be reduced to $80,800 annually, according to an internal affairs investigation. It’s unclear how much he […]

Charlotte County pharmacist arrested, accused of stealing $94K in medication

A 31-year-old man was arrested by Charlotte County deputies after they say he stole from the pharmacy he worked at. The investigation revealed Kerolos Ibrahim, the pharmacy manager at Winn Dixie in Port Charlotte, was stealing medication, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives say he was captured on surveillance images taking medication and […]