3D Printing technology used to help local inventors

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If you've never heard of 3D printing, you won't believe what it can actually do.  What if we told you, you could actually make a cell phone case with a pri..
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Cell phone users complain of spam text messages in Lee Co.

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Fraud Line has received dozens of complaints in the last week from residents who have received spam text messages, also kn..
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Call For Action exposes a government run growhouse

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's your money and you won't believe what we've uncovered, you're paying for pot.The federal government tells us marijuana is a dangerous drug that has no medic..
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Call for Action Alert: Tips to know a scam is in your inbox

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Whether it comes to your mailbox, your phone or your email inbox, a scam is most likely on its way to you soon.  There's no good way to prevent them from c..
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Retailers recall potentially dangerous magnet sets

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Six retailers have agreed to a voluntary recall of a brand of potentially dangerous high-powered magnet sets after the manufacturer refused to participate. &..
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Officials debate Everglades restoration bill

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It was sold as a victory for the Everglades, but one local official says tax payers are getting ripped off. "It's a hoax, it's a tremendous assault and an affron..
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Call for Action: Forced flood insurance battle

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A local couple makes a Call for Action after battling two banks for six months over forced flood insurance. The problem? One bank forced flood insurance on their..
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New twist in a familiar crime

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - WINK News Call For Action often warns you about people stealing your identity, even people you think you can trust. But there's a new twist in a familiar crime.A..
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Consumer Alert: Funeral expenses scam crossing the country

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Call for Action has uncovered a funeral scam that is crossing the country. The scam has the potential to catch you when you're most vulnerable.  This funera..
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More arrests made in Operation School Detention check ring

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A WINK News investigation one year in the making. It's called Operation School Detention. More than 30 people arrested for cashing bogus checks with the name of ..
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Watch for fake IRS checks, file taxes early

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If you haven't already, chances are you're gearing up to file your taxes before the April 15 deadline.  But if you're waiting for a refund check, we have a..
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Citizens Insurance over charging customers?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla.- If you own a home in southwest Florida, chances are you have Citizens Insurance. Yet again, Citizens Insurance is in the center of another class action lawsuit th..
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Drones become a tool in journalism

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It looks like a toy. Maybe it's a tool. "It's kind of both," David Plazas says, "it really is a tool that can be used for good quality journalism." It's a drone ..
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Call for Action Consumer Alert: Work at home scams

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A Call for Action alert about a scam targeting moms who work from home.  If you're trying to make a little extra money, chances are, there's someone trying..
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Debt haunts couple more than a decade later

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A couple called WINK News and the Sheriff's office after they got a letter saying they owed money from a nearly 14-year-old debt!  Thinking it was a sca..
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FHP releases report about I-75 crash that killed unborn baby

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- For the first time, WINK News is learning what happened during a crash involving a Florida Highway Patrol trooper's car and another car.  It happened on I-..
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Dogs left for dead in the Everglades

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - On a recent Saturday morning, WINK News Call For Action tagged along with dozens of volunteers rescuing dogs dumped in the Everglades. What we saw would m..
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Sued for logging on

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Thousands of people across the country are facing an embarrassing and costly lawsuit, just for logging onto the internet."It's really embarrassing," said one suc..
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Palm trees not pruned correctly can be costly

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Palm trees and Florida go hand-in-hand, but chances are a lot of palms aren't being cared for correctly. That could lead to the tree's eventual death or majo..
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Call for Action: Short sale mistake

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A woman who thought she had avoided a foreclosure after her bank approved a short sale, needed a Call for Action after finding out her home was auctioned off a..
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