Investigation finds taxpayers paid an extra $170 Million

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Conservation 2020 added 309 acres to the Alva Scrub Preserve last month. The preserve in East Lee County contains a wide array of plant life. It cost taxpayers $..
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Call for Action: Excedrin production has restarted

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NEW YORK - If you use Excedrin, WINK News has good news. WINK confirmed Wednesday that production has restarted.  As we've been reporting, the headache drug has been in such s..
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Spammers want you to 'unsubscribe' from their emails

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Make the email stop! While signing up for all those email store discounts and special deals seemed like a good idea at first, you may feel like now, it's an emai..
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Call for Action: FBI computer scam warning

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

HOUSTON, TX- A warning about a new computer virus that claims to be from the FBI.  It takes control of your computer and even appears to be sending your picture to the governm..
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Call for Action helps family after a move mishap

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Trouble with a moving company forced a local family to pick up the phone and make a Call for Action. When their cross-country move was going to cost them nea..
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Government not keeping good track of flight schools

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Call for Action investigation uncovers our country may not be any safer more than a decade after 9-11. That's from a report we found by the Government Accounta..
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Rental agency rip-off exposed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Some of the 1.8 million people who flock to the sand at Fort Myers Beach every year nearly lost their vacation after a local agency scammed them out of tho..
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Call for Action: Misuse of 911

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Your cell phone rings.  Nobody is on the other end talking.  You've been butt dialed.  Somewhere, somehow, somebody's cell phone unintentionally ..
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Call for Action: What rights do renters have?

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A WINK News investigation uncovered that a renter in Florida doesn't have a legal right to working air conditioning. We also found that problems with mold and le..
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Call for Action: Former Audubon Cove tenants want answers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Since three fires in a week tore through the Audubon Cove apartments in May, WINK News Call for Action has been on the case.  The South Trail Fire Departme..
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31st arrest made in Lee County School District check scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Fort Myers police have made another arrest in a major check fraud scheme involving forged paychecks from the Lee County School District.Alyana Deleon was arrest..
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WINK News Investigates Sheriff's Office salaries

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NAPLES, Fla. - One of the men running to be the top cop in Collier County says the Sheriff's Office is wasting taxpayer money. WINK News was the first to hear of the accusation and..
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Check your trunk: Spare tire may not be there

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - New government regulations could leave you stranded on the side of the road. Imagine getting a flat tire, popping the trunk to find your spare, and instead you f..
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Eight people wanted, 30 arrested in school board check fraud

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News has learned eight more people are wanted for cashing bogus Lee County School District checks. Thirty people are already facing charges after cashing th..
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Don't fall for power bill scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A WINK News Call for Action warning: if you get a phone call from a friend or a stranger telling you that President Obama wants to pay your electric bill, it's n..
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Local man loses $30,000 to secret shopper scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

NORTH PORT, Fla. - Michael Smith stares at his bank accounts in disbelief. Among his four accounts he and his wife have less than $100 to their name. But even worse are the credit ..
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Call for Action: Protecting your credit card information

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Being at risk for pick pocketing has never been easier. Thieves don't need to steal your wallet, they can just walk right past you.  WINK News Call for Acti..
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Call for Action helps wife of veteran who needs nursing home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The wife of a veteran makes a desperate Call for Action after learning her husband with Alzheimer's disease may have to move out of a state-run VA nursing ho..
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WINK News Investigation: District connections in check scam

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A WINK News investigation uncovers a link between people arrested for cashing fraudulent checks from the Lee County School District's account and people who work ..
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People selling banners, falsely representing Lee Schools

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Some Southwest Florida businesses say they were scammed out of hundreds of dollars from solicitors misrepresenting themselves as part of the Lee County School Di..
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