State-wide database to track unlicensed contractors

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Only WINK News took you inside an undercover sting operation in Cape Coral. And now we're learning the city is working with the state to track repeat unlicensed ..
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Bella Terra homeowners get taxed twice

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Bob Irzyk

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  Over 1,700 homeowners in Bella Terra in Bonita Springs received an unwanted surprise in the mail in the form of a second property tax bill, which averaged a..
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WINK News Investigation: Florida lab tests why we're obese

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Ann Peay

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - We all know that eating nutritious foods and getting enough physical activity is essential for good health. But when it comes to weight loss, some doctors b..
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WINK News Investigation: What makes us obese?

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Ann Peay

ESTERO, Fla. - It's the age-old question: what makes us fat? Many would say unhealthy eating habits and not enough exercise. We investigate a growing theory that what's making us o..
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VA reaches out to community to improve treatment

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - More veterans than ever are seeking some sort of mental health treatment from the VA. Besides hiring more mental health professionals, the VA is also meeting wit..
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Google now using your photos in ads

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - You posted your family photos to treasure those memories forever. But a lot of online companies will be getting some treasure, thanks to your photos.Starting Mon..
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Call for Action volunteers make a difference everyday

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - You call and we act! That's how our WINK News Call for Action team operates. What a lot of people don't know is that part of our team is made up of volunteers."I..
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Beware of Yellow Book scams

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Amanda Hall

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A scam where crooks pose as the yellow pages, or more specifically "Yellow Book," is showing up in Southwest Florida.  A WINK News viewer gave us what appear..
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Banker uses your money to buy condo in Fort Myers

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- How would you like a luxury waterfront condo near Fort Myers Beach? It's a great place that comes with three bedrooms, resort-style amenities and beautiful view..
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WINK News investigates: Catching unlicensed contractors

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Unlicensed contractors are big problem in Southwest Florida. If you hire one you could be left footing a big bill if something goes wrong. Our Call for Action te..
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Hacking into your life: How vulnerable are you?

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Technology runs our everyday lives but how safe are we when we're online?You've heard us talk countless times about crooks hacking into your computer. That's chi..
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Former Service Star owner gives his side of story

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - WINK News viewers asked for our help, saying they were ripped-off and left paying for air conditioning work they didn't need. After more than a year of targeting..
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Predators search for kid's photos

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Many of the pictures your kids post on social media probably seem harmless. But some pictures might be a little more private; maybe something meant only for thei..
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With each photo you're leaving a digital trail to your home

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - You would never knowingly let a criminal into your house, let along your kid's bedroom, but WINK News has uncovered you are doing just that.When millions of us p..
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Call for Action: AC owner speaks out after arrest

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla - New developments in a year-long WINK News Call for Action investigation involving an air conditioning comany owner. When we sat down with former owner of Service ..
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Find out if a car was damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's your money and here's a way to not get ripped off. Car dealers are warning that thousands of cars, damaged by the floods of Hurricane Sandy, could be resol..
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Florida CFO wants to know why property insurance is so high

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Chief Financial Officer for Florida Jeff Atwater sent a letter to Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty today asking him to analyze the property insuranc..
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New video shows Lt. Miller walking into tow yard

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Never before seen surveillance video shows Lt. Michael Miller of the Lee County Sheriff's Office walking into the lobby of a tow yard and asking to look at..
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Deputy suspended for interfering with investigation

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Lee County Sheriff's Deputy is suspended for three days after admitting to interfering with an official investigation.In August, Lt. Michael Miller was the vic..
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Cryptolocker ransomware infecting millions of computers

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Katie Walls

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- What starts as a normal day in the cyber world suddenly turns into a frightening experience.Cryptolocker is a nasty ransomware that has infected millions of com..
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