Taking teacher attendance at the polls

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEE COUNTY, Fla-- Teachers have long been seen as a "voting block" that will turn out on election day. A WINK news investigation challenges that assumption. It also uncovers a prob..
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Rent-to-own mattress nightmare

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla--A Fort Myers man bought a mattress from a rent to own company and ended up with some uninvited house guests! That's when he called for action! Eric Richman called ..
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Concerns about Naples mental health hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

NAPLES, Fla.- Patients come to the Willough at Naples for deeply personal and private reasons. They shy away from sharing those on camera. Off camera, patients alerted us to a situ..
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Welcome to Cape Coral

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, FL -  The city of Cape Coral was founded in the late 1950's. Since then the city has gone through a number of growing pains. Most recently those growing pains have..
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Calling 911, falling on deaf ears?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla--A Fort Myers couple says their panicked call to 911 about a possible drunk driver fell on deaf ears and they want to know why! Karen and Ed Cooney were driving alo..
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Changing fitting room doors coast to coast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A WINK News investigation into your privacy in department store fitting rooms has gone nationwide. We found that fitting room doors in Macy's were leaving custom..
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CALL FOR ACTION recovers thousands for veteran

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

ESTERO, Fla. - A once decorated U.S. Airman, now a disabled veteran, turned  to "Call for Action" for help and we're getting results. The Department of Veterans Affairs made h..
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Disabled vet struggles with credit card dispute

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - Your credit card usually provides extra insurance when you buy a big ticket item because you can challenge the charge on your card if you don't get what you paid ..
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WINK uncovers thousands wasted in Collier program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Renee Stoll

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Missing and broken items, vandalism, and homes left wide open!  WINK News found thousands of your dollars wasted on a Collier County-run program to reha..
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You can donate to pay off the public debt

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla- As the U.S. Congress remains gridlocked on how to pay down America's growing 14.6 trillion dollar debt, some Americans have already taken matters in their own hand..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Macy's to fix fitting room doors

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla--A major retailer announces big changes to its fitting room doors following a CALL FOR ACTION investigation revealing some doors leave you exposed. Macy's has annou..
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Sales tax holiday: What is exempt?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla--Starting Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14th, you won't have to pay state sales tax on some back to school items thanks to the sales tax holiday. But bef..
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More fitting room doors revealed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla--CALL FOR ACTION showed you Macy's fitting rooms in Naples, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando hung so someone can easily see in. A whistleblower says th..
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Foreclosure Fallout: Squatters

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Is it possible to steal a house? It's a question residents in one Fort Myers neighborhood are asking after squatters moved into a foreclosed home on their street..
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Waiting for justice

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla-- Two years after her husband's death, Joyce Christie says she still hasn't moved on with her life. She says she won't until she gets justice for her husband Nichol..
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Revealing Fitting Rooms?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla--You may have noticed fitting room doors hung the wrong way in Macy's Department stores. But did you ever wonder why? A WINK News investigation reveals the real rea..
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BP claimants still waiting

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NAPLES, FL--BP issued a 29 page status update this week saying it believes the recovery in the Gulf is so strong, it doesn't need to continue paying out future claims from the Deep..
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Hip replaced then recalled?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla-- Major medical supplier Johnson and Johnson has recalled hip replacements for  93,000 patients world wide. The recall affects patients who received the D..
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Foreclosed Homeowners may still owe cash to banks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

SOUTHWEST, Fla.-- Floridians who walked away from their homes hoping also to walk away from their debt may still be on the hook for what they owe. Bankruptcy attorne..
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VA Inspectors recommend changes at James A. Haley VA Hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Veterans Administration Medical Inspectors have made 11 recommendations for improvement at the James A. Haley Hospital. The report is part an investigation into ..
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