Family of teen killed in hit-and-run says prosecutors won’t charge driver

A Clewiston teenager was killed in a hit-and-run earlier this year and found in a ditch by his mother. Now, his family says the State Attorney’s Office won’t be charging the driver. Miqueas Perez-Ramos was known as “Mikey” to his family and friends. He was 18 and full of life and dreams. His greatest inspiration […]

Floridians join rally in Washington DC for Cuban freedom

Thousands of people are gathering in Washington D.C. Monday in solidarity with protesters in Cuba, who are demonstrating their dissent of the dictatorship that has lasted there for 62 year. Florida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and U.S. Sen. Rich Scott joined the rally in D.C. to demand action from the President Joe Biden and his administration. […]

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SWFL group headed to Washington to protest for Cuba

Thousands are expected to rally in Washington on Monday to protest in solidarity with Cuba as they protest the 62-year dictatorship. WINK News will be traveling with a group from SWFL to document as they lend their voices to the Cuban cause. The 18-hour journey to D.C. from Florida is all in an effort to […]

Hendry County principal at center of controversial paddling video reappointed to the job

The principal at the center of a controversial video showing a child being paddled will remain in her position despite Florida Department of Education finding probable cause to justify sanctions against her Florida educator certificate, including other possible penalties. The Hendry County School Board approved the entire agenda item for personnel for the next school […]

Hendry County principal’s attorney speaks for first time about paddling controversy

For the first time, we’re hearing from the attorney of a Clewiston school principal seen paddling a child as punishment. The video of the paddling was first brought to light by WINK News in late April and gained international attention. Corporal punishment is legal in Florida, but state law leaves it up to each county […]

Hendry County school principal under investigation for paddling 6-year-old student in front of child’s mother

A Clewiston school principal is under investigation for paddling a student who allegedly damaged a computer, according to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office report. The Clewiston Police Department told WINK News they are now investigating a case of Central Elementary School Principal Melissa Carter paddling a student in front of her mother. WINK News confirmed […]

11-year-old girl injured in hit-and-run riding bike to school in Ave Maria

An 11-year-old girl was still in the hospital Thursday night after a driver hit her in Ave Maria in Collier County and left the scene. She was riding her bike to school in the community when she was hit. Brande Benavidez is angry someone hit her daughter with a car and never stopped. “A person […]


Barber in Collier County saves client from choking during haircut

When a man began choking during a haircut, this barber came to the rescue. This happened at a barbershop in Collier County just a few weeks ago. Since then, the barbershop posted the video on Facebook but That barber spoke to WINK News about the scary moments. This seems like any other day at Barrio […]

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6-year-old battles rare form of cancer, has to seek out-of-state treatment

A 6-year-old boy is battling s rare form of cancer. His mother is trying everything she can think of to pay for the expensive out-of-state treatment that will give him a better chance at life. Leo loves basketball and wants to be a superstar player like Lebron James. He also enjoys taking on his older […]