Theresa King

Cape Coral Hospital ICU nurse reflects on pandemic, latest COVID-19 increase

COVID-19 cases are the highest they have been since February in Southwest Florida. Lee Health on Tuesday said it was treating 93 patients with COVID-19. As of Wednesday, the number of patients had dropped to 83. Last September, WINK News talked to Cape Coral Hospital’s ICU Nurse Supervisor Theresa King about the deadly delta surge […]

Jan. 6 public hearings

Florida politicians sharing thoughts on the Jan. 6 public hearings

Critical testimony came on Monday in the Jan. 6 public hearings from people in former President Trump’s circle. All four, including his former campaign manager, testified that he was told widespread election fraud claims were false. Republicans are now concerned over the evidence presented in these hearings. The video is captivating, and the testimony is […]


Barr’s Jan. 6 comments reviewed by SW Floridian connected to Watergate

It was initially unclear which moment from the House Select Committee’s hearing on January 6 would make the headlines. Donald Trump’s former Attorney General Bill Barr proved to be a headline maker early on. In particular, when the committee pressed play on this moment from his deposition. Former Attorney General Barr said, “I made it […]

Jan 6

Congressman Donalds, SWFL man connected to Watergate discuss Jan. 6 public hearings

The Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was carefully planned to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, and former President Donald Trump was at the center of it all, according to the House select committee. Eight people from Southwest Florida were arrested for their roles in the riot. On Thursday night, the […]

Is Gov. Ron DeSantis running for president?

Gov. Ron DeSantis stopped by Lee County on Wednesday to talk about water, but he had a lot of other things to say, too. Every time DeSantis holds a news conference, he has an agenda. His agenda in Lee County was to talk about water quality and conservation. The crowd on hand cheered. They also […]

Gov. DeSantis vetoes Environmental Resources bill, highlights environmental initiatives

Gov. Ron DeSantis visited Doc Ford’s on San Carlos Island on Wednesday to highlight a $1.2 billion investment for water quality and Everglades restoration. DeSantis spoke near Fort Myers Beach on Wednesday to talk about the passage of the recent state budget. Businesses hope the investment will help them avoid another year like 2018 when […]

State audit finds errors in Florida’s COVID-19 data

COVID-19 data reporting in the State of Florida was not always correct, according to a new report from the state auditor general. A state auditor just released an evaluation of how the state handled the crush of COVID data. The beginning of the pandemic was chaotic and confusing. Many people used the state’s COVID-19 data […]

Estero High School student manifesto

Documents show troubling manifesto from an Estero High School student

Documents from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office show a manifesto from a 14-year-old Estero High School student that claims he told classmates he liked not to come to school one-day last month. Law enforcement discovered a very dark plan but did not make an arrest. Instead of taking the teen to jail, deputies baker acted […]

active shooter training

Charlotte County deputies train for active school shooter training

One week after a gunman in Texas killed 19 children, deputies here are preparing for that worst-case scenario. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said the training is designed to prepare deputies to stop a threat as quickly as possible to save as many children as possible.  The active school shooter training for all school resource […]

Uvalde, Texas

Parkland survivor sees parallels between the Uvalde and Parkland shootings

Parkland survivors speak out on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and the many similarities the two shootings had. Isabella Benjumea was a high school freshman when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people. WINK News spoke to her about what she went through surviving that shooting. She says […]