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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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Your tax dollars still going to booze

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Katie Walls

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's your tax money and a WINK News Investigation shows you're still paying for drinking, gambling and smoking.Three years after we first exposed welfare money ..
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Call For Action: Stopping cell phone thieves

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

Smart phone thefts are way up. Based on a just-released survey, Consumer Reports estimates the number of stolen phones nearly doubled in the past year to 3.1 million, and more than..
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Call For Action Alert: Bogus bills showing up in SWFL

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Irene Read was ready to cut the check.  A $57 bill with large lettering arrived in her mail last week, indicating it was her final notice to even-up on an u..
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Woman discovers she can't use cooktop because of pacemaker

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Betty Albertsen says when her NuWave cooktop arrived on her doorstep, the first thing she did was read the instructions. Then she picked up the phone to tr..
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Call for Action: money returned to Grant Motors customers

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Samantha Smink

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A WINK News Call for Action investigation helped one Southwest Florida resident get back thousands. "Yes, there was a little victory dance," said Brandy Sullivan..
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Call for Action: Woman needs help with washer return

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

ESTERO, Fla. - Trish Mauro says she got a good deal at Sears on a top-of-the-line washer because it was a floor model. But she thought a machine that had never before been used, wo..
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First Data to return thousands of $ to overcharged customers

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Samantha Smink

FORT MYERS, Fla - WINK News introduced you to Brandy Sullivan last week. Sullivan bought a truck in February, at Grant Motors on Fowler Street. Last week, she was charged twice mor..
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