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Remembering the people taken by Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian was devastating for Southwest Florida. In its wake was unimaginable destruction. Among that destruction were the stories of loved ones from across our area who didn’t survive the storm.

Push to ban COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Collier County

A task force is looking to stop all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Collier County. The idea is to spell out your rights regarding healthcare, and the vote is Tuesday. The state already largely bans the mandates. But several of the people WINK News spoke to on Monday agreed with no mandates; most said they want […]

Nursing home for veterans coming to Collier County

There’s a plan to get more help to wounded warriors in the Southwest Florida community. $30,000,000 has been approved by Collier County. Under the plan, the State Department of Veteran Affairs will put the cash into an escrow account. The goal is to use that money to make a nursing home for veterans since Collier […]


28-year-old Immokalee man killed by tractor-trailer

A 28-year-old Immokalee man died in a Collier County crash Saturday around 10 p.m. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a 54-year-old Port St. Lucie man driving a tractor/trailer was heading south on State Road 29, nearing Farm Worker Way. The 28-year-old man was walking in the travel lane of State Road 29 heading south. Then, […]


74-year-old woman killed in crash on Tamiami Trail

A 74-year-old woman was killed in a Saturday afternoon crash in Collier County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened at Tamiami Trail East off Barefoot Williams Road, just outside Naples Manor. The 74-year-old woman from Lady Lake was driving in the left turn lane going south on US-41 nearing Barefoot Williams Road. […]

Second annual GLSEN Youth Pride Conference in Naples

Saturday is the second annual Youth Pride Conference, created by and for LGBTQ youth as a chance to explore LGBTQ-related issues they experience daily. The conference was met with pushback in 2022 when it debuted. And in 2023, they saw the same resistance. Despite this, those attending are excited to get together for the conference. […]