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Punta Gorda Police implement new Skim Reaper device to keep you safe

A new device being used to protect your money will be placed at gas stations across Punta Gorda, and that's not the only place. Police...
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How to protect yourself from a carjacking

Would you know what to do if someone tried to carjack you? Fort Myers Police Department says the driver of an SUV was at the...
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Officers, students and dogs get active shooter training in Immokalee

An active shooter means chaos. But what happens when you add animals to the mix? And we got an exclusive look at important training...
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Making sure your hurricane donations don’t end up in the wrong hands

When things get scary, look for the helpers. That's what Mr. Rogers famously said. But with the helpers come the people who are trying to...
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Lock it up: Preventing thieves from stealing your water

A 30,000 gallon mystery. A woman in Cape Coral is fighting a $500 water bill, now with two plumbers now on her side who are...
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80 indicted in ‘sophisticated’ Nigerian online fraud, money laundering scheme

A wide-ranging fraud and money laundering scheme borne out of the well-known Nigerian prince email scams has taken a big hit after a nearly...
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51 attorneys general, 12 phone companies combine forces to stop robocalls

Attorney General Josh Stein of North Carolina Thursday announced that as a result of bringing together a bipartisan, public/private coalition of 51 attorneys general...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Aug. 21

This new weekly WINK News segment is featuring fugitives from justice here in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help out the community and...
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New free service alerts property owners of potential property fraud

Lee County property owners can now sign up for a new free service to alert themselves of potential property fraud, Clerk Linda Doggett announced...
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There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren’t stopped, authorities...

Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened...

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