Cape Coral woman homeless after loan modification miscommunication

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral woman and her daughter are homeless despite their efforts to save their house through the president's "Making Homes Affordable" program.  Now s..
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Short sales slip-ups

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla--Troubled homeowners use it to get out of their mortgage without taking the hit on their credit. Investors use it to find a good property cheap and banks line up a ..
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No green for going green

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- Rebates, tax credits, lower power bills, and job creation; going green has never looked so good.  But it's an offer that may be too good to be true.Chuck (h..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Bacteria in fountain drinks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, Fla--It's the first thing you order when you go to a restaurant, but the last thing you think would give you food poisoning. We're talking about: your soft drink. The r..
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BP claim informational meeting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

MATLACHA, Fla.-- Almost $400,000.  That's about how much BP has paid out to local businesses who say the oil in the Gulf is impacting their way of life!  If you think you..
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Numbers show cuts in Fire Department staffing affecting response times

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - New information tonight showing cuts in staffing are affecting how fast firefighters get to Cape Coral homes in an emergency! WINK News asked Cape Coral for..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Rental car toll charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Christine Paull's February Florida vacation pictures make her angry. When she and her husband got home they got a letter from Dollar Rent A Car along with a huge..
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Child play yard tents recalled

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 20,000 tents that clip on to the top of play yards are being recalled two years after a child died when his neck became trapped between the frame and the me..
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Foreclosure help in Southwest Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- If you've been delinquent on your mortgage payments and are close to losing your home to foreclosure, help could be on its way.  Five major banks will be in..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Why is Collier County buying land?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla--It's your money and millions of dollars of it is being spent-- to save our neighborhoods. Local governments are getting federal grants to buy up and fix forecl..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Clemency Backlog

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- You're young, you do something stupid and get caught.  More than a dozen years after doing the time, you have to wait to go back to work, all because of a g..
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CALL FOR ACTION - Vanishing Parking Tickets

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Chandler Friedman

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- It's your money and some big corporations aren't being made to pay their fair share!  A Call for Action investigation reveals vanishing parking tickets - th..
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Itemized bill uncovers identity theft threat

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A CALL FOR ACTION investigation spurs one woman to request her itemized bill from the hospital and uncovers another problem. Back in May, CALL FOR ACTION showed ..
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Beware of two new scams!

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla-- Call for Action takes you through some of the new ways that scam artists are preying on you through e-mail. One scam is a twist on the Nigerian scam-- where someo..
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Where are the Southwest Florida Ads?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEE COUNTY, Fla-- A CALL FOR ACTION investigation uncovers not a single penny of the 25 million dollars BP gave Florida to advertise its beaches are clear is directly coming to S..
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WINK viewer comes to the rescue

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Judd Cribbs

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A WINK News viewer has come to the rescue of an 89-year-old Lehigh woman. Last week, Marie Bradley paid a guy $500 to cut down a tree in her backyard. The guy ..
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Foreclosed homes putting others at risk

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, Fla --A new foreclosure crisis: damage left behind putting other homes at risk of foreclosure, too. Jan Swanson thought she'd live in her home the rest of her life. ..
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Oil Spill Charity Check

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

Lee County, FL-- Some charities are not waiting for oil giant BP to start cleaning up parts of the gulf coast where oil has washed ashore. Before you give your money to help their..
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CALL FOR ACTION:How much are you paying to screw in lightbulbs?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEE COUNTY, Fla-- Federal stimulus money set aside to weatherize homes is being used in Lee County. Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, low income people can make..
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Convicted felon: Lying confidential informant sent me to prison

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

ARCADIA, Fla-- Romill Blandin spent 20 months in prison after he pled guilty to selling and delivering cocaine.  The case against him hinged on undercover video shot by Confid..
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