Still waiting for a check

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, FLA-- A WINK NEWS investigation uncovers many people who filed well before the November 23th deadline to receive Emergency Advanced Payments from the BP Oil Spill fund ..
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County Claims: Justified or Ridiculous?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - From potholes, to palm fronds, every now and then the county is asked to pay for damage to someone's property. Our CALL FOR ACTION investigation uncovered risk m..
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ONLY ON WINK: 17-year cold case has ties to Lords of Chaos convicted killer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. - An arrest in a 17-year cold case has ties to a crime spree that terrorized Southwest Florida in the 1990's...  The Lords of Chaos: four teenagers who wen..
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Customers challenging debt collections for former Hollywood Video accounts

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

NORTH PORT, Fla. - Debt collectors may be coming after your money for a company that no longer exists.  A North Port couple is fighting to save their credit rating from a few ..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Board member wants refund for computer project

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A WINK News Call for Action investigation into overtime in the Lee County School District uncovers a computer program meant to save you money is actually costing..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK investigation uncovers millions of dollars in bus driver overtime

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Teachers, books, supplies, they're all things you pay for to make sure kids make the grade.  But you're also paying for millions of dollars in overtime and ..
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CALL FOR ACTION UPDATE: Corey Kent's step-father speaks to WINK News

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Dan Ashby, the stepfather of Cape Coral soldier Corey Kent,  says after taking photographs and lodging complaints he is starting to receive correspondence f..
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Chinese drywall myth busted

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lou Siebert is living with Chinese drywall and it's taking a toll on him and his wife.  "I feel like we're probably getting to the end of our line with our ..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK investigation uncovers more people being investigated for insurance fraud

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - You have insurance to protect yourself if the worst happens.  But what happens if your insurance company suspects you of bilking the system?  A W..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK investigates how you're getting stuck footing your neighbor's water bill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

EAST LEE COUNTY, Fla. - If you don't pay your water bill your water gets shut off; but a loophole is allowing some neighborhoods to go years without paying, leaving you stuck with ..
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IT'S YOUR MONEY: The cost of burying the dead

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Your taxes pay for roads, schools and police.  But did you also know that you're paying to bury the dead?  Tens of thousands of dollars every year are ..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK investigates claims of ''deplorable conditions'' at Tampa VA hospital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. - A Call for Action investigation into what one soldier's stepfather calls, "deplorable conditions" at the James A. Haley Veterans' hospital in Tampa. WINK News uncover..
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Personal injury fraud on the rise

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Employees of a Fort Myers chiropractor face insurance fraud charges for billing insurance companies for office visits for a man who was actually in jail. Luiz He..
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Fake loan scam

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A licensed medical professional is coming forward to warn the community about a new scam.  He got taken but hopes his story will help others steer clear of ..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK helps put food on family's table

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A woman reaches the end of her rope and turns to WINK NEWS Call for Action for help.  After trying for three months to get help putting food on her table,..
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Man sues Arcadia Police for brutality

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ARCADIA, Fla. - A former Arcadia police officer accused of lying on police affidavits is under the microscope again. This time his name is at the center of allegations of police br..
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CALL FOR ACTION responds to unusual request... and recovers a dead body

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A South Carolina woman spends weeks waiting to bury her dead sister, all because of one missing signature. Marci Brado lost her 66 year old sister Maxine Di..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Woman says Wells Fargo sold her dream home and she didn't know it

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A woman's beloved home, sold out from under her by the bank.  It's the third such case uncovered by the WINK NEWS Call for Action team.  And not only d..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Dead daughter foreclosed on

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A woman's daughter is killed. She wants to sell her daughter's home, but says the bank doesn't know what it's doing and bungled the sale. Fed up, she called, "Ca..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Unauthorized cell phone bill charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Living on a fixed income, Marta Millikan looked to her cell phone bill to trim her budget. She dropped to a less costly plan with T-mobile, but her bill actually..
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