Your tax dollars still going to booze

Updated 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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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Call for Action: Book blunder fixed

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Our Call for Action investigative team takes on a book club. Doubleday Book Club promises big savings, but one woman got fed up once she got more than double..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Card company charges woman 3 times

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Samantha Smink

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres woman bought a truck at a Fort Myers dealership and paid for it...three times over. The truck cost just under $1,000, but nearly $3,000 was taken..
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Parental control concerns on Playstation4

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

The Sony PlayStation 4 is one of the hottest selling gaming systems. The PS4’s parental controls can restrict content that you might not want your children to see, like viole..
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Target credit breach generates new ID theft concerns

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

If you were one of the millions of victims of the recent raid of payment card and personal information at Target stores, there is now an additional reason for concern. Target says ..
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Born that way? Scientists look at fat gene and weightloss

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you've ever struggled with your weight you've probably found yourself thinking, "what am I doing wrong?" Some scientists are now looking at the possibility th..
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Trans fat hasn't disappeared

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

Artificial trans fat may be on the way out.  The Food & Drug Administration has taken steps to essentially ban it, saying partially hydrogenated oils -- the main source of..
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Dyson vs. Swiffer in Consumer Reports tests

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

The new Dyson Hard promises to make cleanups a snap. It vacuums and wet wipes at the same time. But it is pricey, $330. Consumer Reports pitted the Dyson against the $40 Swiffer Sw..
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30,000,000 gallons of sewage spilled in SWFL

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - September 23rd and 24th of last year, Southwest Florida was pounded by two days of recording breaking rainfall. More than eight inches fell, according to the WIN..
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Tips for cutting your monthly cable costs

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

Cable and satellite can be a big monthly charge, and they’re going up around 6 percent per year. If you’re fed up paying high bills to watch TV or find that you don&rsq..
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The spies among us: Cell phone tracking is big business

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - You carry it with you everywhere you go, but did you know your cell phone could be tracking your every move? Corporations are cashing in by knowing your whereabo..
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Experts urge caution when choosing hip or knee replacement

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

Almost half a million Americans receive hip replacements each year, and hundreds of thousands more receive artificial knees. That number is expected to quadruple, as younger people..
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Call for Action investigation: Making the innocent pay

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Once your mugshot hits the internet, it spreads to dozens of websites and never goes away, even if you're never convicted of a crime. If you're innocent and you ..
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Stopping robocalls on your cell phone

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - You’re probably all too familiar with those irritating sales calls that come just as you’re sitting down to dinner. Robocalls&mdas..
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