Joseph Zieler attacks his lawyer after he is found guilty for the rape and murders of an 11-year-old & her babysitter a 32-year-old in Cape Coral in 1990. Zieler received a death sentence for both victims on June 26th, 2023.Public Safety UnleashedNewsBreak Contributor
Florida Roofing Fraud: Four Arrested for Damaging Roofs for Insurance ClaimsS.BrownNewsBreak Contributor
Look-into-this restaurant menu and their special dish Arroz con Pollo in Bonita, CAEdgard AedoNewsBreak Contributor
Fort Myers Officer-Involved Shooting Leaves One Dead, Community in ShockLilly RocheNewsBreak Contributor
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Post-Ian debris becoming more common in Fort Myers Beach waters
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — Painful memories are lurking below the surface in the bay along Fort Myers Beach after Hurricane Ian, and divers are starting to pull out lost treasures. “We are starting to get a lot more reports and complaints about what is in the water,” Austin...
State dismisses case against Lee County Sheriff’s Office due to insufficient evidence in ethics investigation
LEE COUNTY, Fla. — State officials dismissed a complaint against the Lee County sheriff, citing insufficient evidence of an ethics violation after a woman claimed her sister was mistreated by a sheriff’s deputy during a Baker Act. A Miami woman took her complaints against the Lee County Sheriff’s...
‘Signs of hope’: Estero Island Historic Society celebrates Fort Myers Beach
Fort Myers Beach was unrecognizable after Hurricane Ian with iconic landmarks and street signs missing. “I was riding my bike while I was there one Saturday morning, and passing each of these signs on Estero Boulevard. It occurred to me what kind of resilience that demonstrated for the community that their houses are demolished, but they’re committed to coming back,” said Keith Wilkins, former interim town manager.
Fort Myers Beach Elementary School welcomes students
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — Students, teachers and parents attended the ribbon cutting of the Fort Myers Beach Elementary School Tuesday. The school had its first day for the first time since Hurricane Ian. After facing a demolition and a reconstruction, the school welcomed 50 students. Parents fought to...
Woman arrested after grandmother stabbed to death on Pine Island
PINE ISLAND, Fla. — On Tuesday, during the homicide investigation on Luloma Lane, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman on battery charges. Lori Quinn was taken to the Lee County Jail nearly 12 hours after deputies were in and out of her home in reference to the stabbing investigation.
Craving a Burger that’ll Make You Say “Holy Cow”? Here’s Some Cape Coral Burger Joints That Deliver!
Craving a Burger that’ll Make You Say “Holy Cow”? Here’s Some Cape Coral Burger Joints Deliver. Craving a burger that’ll make you say “Holy Cow”? Look no further because Cape Coral burger joints that deliver on their promise are here to satisfy your burger cravings. In this article, we’ll take you on a tasty journey through three of these fantastic Cape Coral burger joints – The Burger Den, Foster’s Grille, and Metro Diner.
Most Wanted Wednesday: Southwest Florida’s most wanted suspects for December 6, 2023
This weekly Most Wanted Wednesday WINK News segment features fugitives from justice in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help the community with the tip that gets these people off the street. These suspects need to be found – and if you can help, you could earn a cash reward of up to $3,000.
Two SWFL cities among fastest growing for ID theft, new report says
An analysis by the financial tech firm Lending Tree found Florida has seen a 52% increase in identity theft since 2019. Miami, Orlando, Lakeland and Tampa all ranked in the 20 cities.
BUILDING WITH LEGOS | Local contractor builds resilient 'styrofoam home'
You typically see styrofoam in your packages, not as a piece to build a house. One Lee County contractor says a styrofoam-like material he uses is the most durable on the market.
'Holy Meow': Rare Predator Found Napping Outside Florida Home
Deputies found the elusive creature snoozing away near a house.
Beach parents got what they wanted: Their school back after Hurricane Ian washed it away
In what's turning into a historic week for Fort Myers Beach, its elementary school reopened on a crisp sunny Southwest Florida Tuesday morning, 433 days after Hurricane Ian's demoralizing devastation. "Now I'm a parent of a child who is fortunate enough to return today," said Beach native and former student Jenny-Tardiff-Paradiso, echoing others...
Renderings released of The Whale’s rebuild
The Whale on Fort Myers Beach has released renderings of what the final product of their rebuilding will look like after Hurricane Ian’s destruction. Dawn Miller, owner of The Whale, told WINK News she and her husband worked hard with the town of Fort Myers Beach to get the variances they needed to rebuild after Hurricane Ian destroyed their popular restaurant.
Sunken boat removed after months stranded in Cape Coral
CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A boat has now been removed after it was stuck in the Caloosahatchee River since June. NBC2 first told you about the boat in August and then again in October. Residents were concerned about how the vessel was affecting animals living in the water. On Wednesday, the boat was finally removed.
Animal abuse registry created in Lee County
LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A registry of convicted animal abusers is being created in Lee County. During a meeting Tuesday morning, Lee County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the creation of the registry through the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The registry will work similarly to the sex offender...
These fort myers, FL based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around fort myers..
FBI issues warning to Jewish community
The FBI has warned the country of some historically high-level threats made to both the Jewish and Muslim communities. One that brought a lot of concern in Southwest Florida. “Some people were spreading the word; we should take these things off of our doors so that they will not know that Jews live here,” said Rabbi Bruce Diamond. “They feel concerned and maybe a bit threatened.”
Search on for two suspected of stealing from Fort Myers Walgreens
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Authorities are searching for two people accused of stealing approximately $900 worth of merchandise from a Walgreens in Fort Myers. The Walgreens is located at 12041 Palm Beach Boulevard. According to SWFL Crime Stoppers, the incident happened on Nov. 25 around 3:30 p.m. Investigators said...
Southwest Florida Mom Arrested for Falsely Reporting Stolen Christmas Gifts
A mother is facing charges after falsely reporting that Christmas gifts were stolen from her Southwest Florida home.
20th Edition of Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival Coming to Downtown Fort Myers in 2024
The Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival is scheduled to take place in Fort Myers on January 27-28, 2024. This will be the 20th edition of the festival, which is a significant event for the city. The festival will highlight Irish culture through music, dance, food, and Guinness.