Consumer Reports rates best portable generators

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Sales of portable generators spike every time a storm threatens our coast. Consumer Reports puts them to the test to see which ones work best.Consumer Reports sa..
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Keeping crooks out of your garage

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A viral video recommending you zip-tie the emergency latch on your garage door has some local garage door companies concerned. The zip tie solution was a result ..
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Emails claiming to be from Post Office could install malware

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Postal inspectors have warned people to ignore emails, claiming to be from the post office because it could put your personal information at risk. U.S. postal ins..
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Pool construction delayed until Call for Action steps in

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

PINE ISLAND, Fla.- Call for Action helped a Pine Island man get his backyard pool finished after the contractor delayed work for weeks. Jeff McCoy had always dreamed of retiring in..
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Lost ring returned to soldier three years later

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - David Zogaria was living in Southwest Florida when he lost a ring, he received while stationed at Fort Knox. Zogaria never thought he would see that ring aga..
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Postal inspectors warn of 'mystery shopper scam'

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

Lee County, Fla.- U.S. postal inspectors are warning families about what they are calling a new check scam. Postal inspectors said this new scam, known as the mystery shopper scam,..
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AG warns Home Depot customers to monitor bank accounts

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Attorney General Pam Bondi's office sent a statement Wednesday reminding anyone who has purchased items from Home Depot to monitor your financial acitivty. The ..
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Four Fort Myers kids overdose on Triple C

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Samantha Smink

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Only WINK cameras were there as one by one, some even carrying each other by the arm, 22 kids from the Oasis Youth Shelter walked into Health Park hospital, Monda..
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Watch for foreign lottery scams

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Postal inspectors said thousands of people fall victim to foreign lottery scams each year. These scam operators are often based in Canada, and use telephone or di..
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Military surplus equipment to police: Program 1033 in SWFL

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - We have a follow-up to a WINK News investigation on military surplus equipment being transferred to police officers. It's a program that's been around since the..
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Military equipment used by police:necessary for protection?

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Haley Hinds

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - Protests marred by violence in Ferguson, Missouri are causing police to roll out military surplus vehicles and equipment to hold crowds back.Some groups are now..
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National vs. state vs. local: where your charity money goes

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - People all around the country are pouring buckets of ice water on their heads, hoping to raise money for the ALS Association. And, they are - millions, in fact. ..
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Charity check: know who you're donating to

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Haley Hinds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - You can't turn on a computer without coming across another ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The viral fundraiser has raised millions of dollars for ALS, also known as L..
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Soldier fights IRS for money he is owed

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A soldier has waited months for his tax return due to an error with the IRS and Treasury Department. Sgt. Thomas Stauber is stationed at Fort Drum; however, his m..
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Gas station threatens move or be towed during floods

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

NAPLES, Fla.-A Naples' woman said her car may have suffered flood damage, after a gas station told her she had to move her car during Monday's record rainfall or it would tow her c..
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Comcast technician fired after caught stealing from his boss

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

Lehigh Acres, FL.-A Comcast technician is accused of pocketing labor fees, instead of documenting them. Joe and Jan Kirkup have been working on a home they purchased in Lehigh Acre..
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Consumer Reports: The dangers of painkillers

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

Prescriptions have climbed 300 percent in the past decade, and drugs containing the narcotic hydrocodone are the most commonly prescribed medications, according to a recent Consume..
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Make telemarketers pay you

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News found you can sue telemarketers up to $1,500 per call. According to the Telephone Consumers Protection Act or TCPA, it is illegal for a telemarketer to ..
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WINK News anchor fights to clear name after ID theft

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country, according to the FBI, with a new victim every two seconds.And it can happen to anybody.WINK News aske..
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Woman out $17,000 after company files her taxes incorrectly

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Port Charlotte woman claimed H&R Block filed her taxes wrong for the last six years, costing her thousands of dollars. Suzanne Kyre told WINK News when ..
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