Born that way? Scientists look at fat gene and weightloss

Updated 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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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Outdated technology makes U.S. prime target for hackers

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Stories of credit card theft is nothing new in the U.S. but it's not the type of crime you hear about as much overseas. The reason is that the U.S. makes it easi..
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Seedy underworld of deep web paid for by you

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla - When a 19-year-old Glades County man was arrested for selling a low-tech poison that can be used as a weapon of mass destruction, we learned he was using a site t..
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Call for Action investigation: Vets at risk for ID theft

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - They served their country but now the card that's supposed to help veterans may be putting them at risk for identity theft and it's a problem the Department of V..
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How to delete private info on electronic devices

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - If you were lucky enough to receive a new tablet or laptop for the holidays, you’re probably passing your old one on to someone else or ..
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State files legislation for stricter charity regulation

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - We now know how the state wants to protect your donation from going to the wrong charity! Lawmakers filed bills in the Senate and House with a list of regulation..
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Surprise Waste Management bills cause confusion

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Jamie Ostroff

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- An unexpected bill in the mail has people in southwest Florida worried and turning to WINK News for answers.Dorothy Mayer does not like a mess in her home, bu..
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Local family sues Casino after they say they were attacked

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral family is now suing the Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City after they say they were attacked by security guards.WINK News Call For Action first showed..
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Man waits months for a mattress from Mattress Land

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Mark Hemming says he shopped for months before finding his perfect fit at Mattress Land on U.S. 41. He says what he instead got were a lot of sleepless nights an..
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Call For Action gets more than $600,000 for SWFL residents

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- 2013 turned out to be a successful year for WINK News Call For Action. Our dedicated team of volunteers made countless phone calls, sent emails and wrote letter..
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Gun School closes amid state investigation

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - When WINK News Call For Action toured the Gun School in Bonita Springs, we were among the last people to be inside the facility.The current owner, Aaron Hutt..
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FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators ..
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