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Identity expert suggests talking with children about phone safety

Your child's whereabouts is something you don't want getting into the wrong hands, but that can be easy to get a hold of. Identity theft...
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Economy could be next victim of the algae crisis in SWFL

Mucky, smelly, green algae are floating all through our waterways and have impacted Southwest Florida for weeks. Now the effects are beginning to trickle down...
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Cape Coral man says clerk of court allowed his private information to be posted...

A man filing an appeal for a 2009 DUI conviction, says a motion containing his social security number and medical records was visible to...
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Family upset at local AC company they say is taking advantage of mom

A family is furious with an air conditioning company they say took advantage of their elderly mother. WINK News uncovered it's not the first...
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Rising gas prices: How to save at the pump with apps

Feeling the pain at the pump? You're not alone. We're paying more for gas than we were a year ago. According to AAA, in Fort...
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Naples woman saves big on groceries, shares coupon secrets

The sound of savings is music to couponer and Naples resident Daphne Tull's ears. She's said she spent around $900 on almost $9,000 worth of...
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Avoiding a DUI: Are portable breathalyzers accurate?

For people who want to avoid a DUI, are portable breathalyzers accurate enough to use when deciding if you can drive? WINK News puts...
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Billboard criticizes state attorney candidate over stand your ground case

The father of a man killed outside a south Fort Myers townhouse in 2016 has paid for a billboard to criticize the decision not...
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Credit vs. debit: Which is better to use to protect funds?

Credit vs. debit — is there a time to use one over the other when it comes to protecting your money from thieves? The greatest...
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Former Fort Myers mayor knew of deed restrictions on Luminary Hotel land

The prospect of a new hotel in downtown Fort Myers was exciting for many residents to hear back in 2014. But four years later, no...

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