WINK NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Governor Rick Scott Part 2

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A WINK News exclusive: We go to the governor's mansion for a special one-on-one interview with Governor Rick Scott about his first few months in office. He rare..
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WINK NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Governor Rick Scott Part 1

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A WINK News exclusive: After weeks of calls and requests to talk with him, Governor Rick Scott invited only WINK News to the governor's mansion for a special on..
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Call for Action helps solve local woman's banking nightmare

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla-- Call for Action helps a Port Charlotte woman solve a banking nightmare. Amy Machado's lender Bank of America closed an unused line of credit she had on her ho..
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Call for Action helps man with end-of-lease fees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CAPE CORAL, Fla--Call for Action gets results for a Cape Coral man hit with several fees at the end of his rent-to-own contract. Larry Weiss bought a leather sofa set 17 months ago..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Bank keeps earnest money

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A Port Charlotte woman signed a contract to buy a foreclosed home but the bank backed out of the deal. The bank also kept her money. That's when she called f..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Who are you hiring?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - People all over Southwest Florida are letting criminals into their homes without even knowing. A WINK NEWS Call for Action investigation uncovers who you're hiri..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK news investigates charity panhandling for donations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A WINK News Call for Action investigation looks into a charity panhandling for your support. The Disabled Veterans Foundation says it is staffed by 100% veterans..
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Eliminating staged accident fraud

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

Fort Myers, Fla--Florida insurance companies say they would like lawmakers to make changes to Florida law to crack down on staged accidents. Florida is one of just 12 states requir..
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INVESTIGATION: Staged crashes costing you millions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The number one reason your insurance premiums keep going up: elaborate crime rings trying to make money off what you think is a car accident. Insurance investiga..
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WINK news investigation: Government protects you from getting ripped off

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

MIAMI, Fla. - There are scam artists out there trying to take you for thousands of dollars. But thanks to one government agency, you'll never know.  The U.S. Postal Inspection..
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Hiring the wrong contractor can leave you with a financial mess

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Getting rid of Chinese drywall can be an expensive and time consuming project. If you don't get the right contractor, you can be left with a financial mess.Diane..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Chinese Drywall one year later

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla-- Call for Action started an experiment last year to test the effects of Chinese drywall. We saw change after just a month, but what we see one year later is even m..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK news investigates why suspected DUI drivers are getting their keys back

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - If a police officer cites you for a DUI you lose your license immediately. But some drivers are getting around that! A Call for Action investigation found some d..
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Nelson wants President to investigate BP fund

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Florida's senior senator is calling for an investigation into the independent fund established to reimburse people who lost money from the BP oil disaster. It's a..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Getting people back to work?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEE COUNTY, Fla--The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set aside 56 million dollars for Florida to retrain workers who lost their jobs.But a WINK NEWS  investigation find..
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CALL FOR ACTION: BP oil spill claims denied

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

NAPLES, Fla--When the BP oil spill interrupted their lives, three different families turned to us for help. All of them suffered business losses, but their claims were denied...
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Former Lee County deputy fights to clear his name

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

FORT MYERS, Fla.  - The story rocked the sheriff's office back in 2010.  Then, seargent Chris Arey and deputy Steve Coles both in a love affair with Nicole Hendra. At a h..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK helps company clear up accounting nightmare

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A real estate company lost in a paperwork nightmare, contacted Call for Action for help.  Now we're getting results.The company David Cooke works for manage..
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Progress at Tampa V.A. Hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

TAMPA, Fla--A promising follow up to a story WINK News started investigating after the family of a Cape Coral soldier showed us startling pictures of conditions inside the James A...
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What an inauguration donation gets you

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The amount of money raised to pay for the inauguration festivities has reached almost $3 million.    The funds are supposed to keep taxpayers fro..
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