Consumer Alert: Graco double stroller fails brake test

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

A recent Consumer Report test found one of Graco’s double strollers’ brakes fail after a certain incline. During a routine test held by Consumer Reporters, Graco’..
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Consumer Report: Some sunscreens fail SPF test

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

Consumer Reports found 18 of 20 sunscreens tested fall below the advertised SPF on packaging. To test, Consumer Reports applied sunscreen to panelists' backs and had them soak in a..
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Comcast to roll out in-home WiFi hotspots next month

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. - You may not have to share your in-home internet access password with the in-laws next time they visit.  Starting next month, Comcast will debut a new servic..
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EXCLUSIVE: WINK gets update on Tampa VA Hospital

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Megan Contreras

TAMPA, Fla.- Pictures taken inside the James A. Haley VA Center in Tampa show dirt, mold, and out of service elevators. The stepfather of wounded veteran Corey Kent returned to the..
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Better Business Bureau warns of scammers using their name

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Scammers strike every single day. When you're the victim, there is one group in particular that you can turn to. But now, thieves are targeting that too. Con-ar..
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Medical marijuana has been legal in Florida for two decades

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Forget what you think you know. Medical marijuana has been legal in Florida for more than two decades, for some people."The state of Florida has allowed medica..
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Run your home by phone, but consider safety drawbacks

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

Is the future here? More and more products are available to control your home’s lights, locks, and appliances from an app on your smart phone or tablet. Consumer Reports has ..
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Call For Action Alert: Hacker-friendly hotels

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

As the travel season heats up, Consumer Reports cautions that some popular hotel and motel chains could be vulnerable to hackers because of weak security systems. The major credit..
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Some outraged by YouTube video of 9 y/o onstage at Fort Rock

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Heavy metal music is not for the faint of heart. It's often full of violence and obscene lyrics, but did you know there are often no age restrictions on concerts?..
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When your shutters endanger your house

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Everyday, firefighters put their lives on the line to save others. But their dangerous job becomes even more treacherous when hurricane shutters are bolted onto ..
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From a planned community, back to the serene Everglades

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- The serene beauty of the Everglades was interrupted 50 years ago by a massive construction scam. Now it's slowly being returned to the treasure it once was...
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Clewiston bus driver suspended for 2 weeks without pay

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

CLEWISTON Fla., -  It was a week ago that WINK News first showed you disturbing video of a bus driver telling students it's OK to hit back if one child strikes another, and ev..
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Life-saving medicine or a dangerous drug?

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

PARRISH, Fla. -  What Bob Jordan grows in his shed would put most of us in jail for years. But for him, it's legal in the eyes of the law. Though to hear Jordan tell it, this ..
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Study: Many C-Section births are unnecessary and risky

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

The number of cesarean deliveries remains very high in the U.S. and Consumer Reports says many of them are unnecessary. It has analyzed data from more than 1,500 hospitals in the 2..
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Unhappy with hospital stay so do you have to pay?

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - You buy moldy produce from a grocery store, you will probably get your money back. You have a bad meal or service at a restaurant and the manager may waive y..
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Your junk mail trash is a thief's treasure

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - We call it junk mail but too many people are finding out the hard way that thieves don't consider it junk at all.They come in the mail everyday: pre-approved cre..
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EXCLUSIVE: Wounded Warriors fighting war on child porn

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Samantha Smink

TAMPA, Fla.- Sweeping for mines in Afghanistan three years ago, Marine Corporal Justin Gaertner almost lost his life, stepping on an IED. Desspite losing his legs and part of his l..
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It's Your Money: Do online flowers deliver?

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

Mother’s Day arrives once a year, often with an armload of flowers. But when you order online, all you have to go by is a photo. Consumer Reports set out to find out whether ..
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Certain zip code can mean bigger bill for car insurance

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A WINK News investigation uncovers your zip code could be costing you hundreds of dollars a year when it comes to car insurance rates.    You alre..
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Agency hosts pricey dinners and trips to bring jobs to state

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's your money and you're paying for high priced dinners, trips to the zoo and luxury suites at baseball games. The promise is, it's all in the name of economic..
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