Investigations

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Discarded cellphones may expose previous owners to identify theft

Cellphones are our everything. A diary, email, text messaging, checkbook, and the list goes on. But when it is time to get rid of them,...
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One year since Parkland; How has security at Southwest Florida schools changed

One year since the Parkland school shooting, schools across Southwest Floriad have undergone extensive changes in regards to security. Hardening Building Security From security cameras to...
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Fort Myers police captain under investigation after 2013 sex sting video surfaces

Explosive allegations are coming to light against a Fort Myers Police Department captain. Captain Jay Rodriguez is under investigation in connection to a video that...
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WINK News survey shows student loan impact

While you may not be drowning in higher education debt, your neighbors probably are, and that's not great for the economy. Dianna Ryan is 31...
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At-home DNA kits: What you’re really signing up for

Discovering your past with the help of an at-home DNA kit is gaining in popularity, but sending off your DNA doesn't just provide insight...
Airline mechanics say they feel pressured by managers to overlook potential safety problems. (CBS News photo)

Airline mechanics feel pressured to overlook potential safety problems: “Accident waiting to happen”

Airline mechanics say they feel pressured by management to look the other way when they see potential safety problems on airplanes, an eight-month-long CBS...
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Mental health resources in Southwest Florida

Below are mental health resources available to Southwest Floridians at the national and local level. National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 suicidepreventionlifeline.org David Lawrence Center  (Collier County) (239)455-8500 davidlawrencecenter.org National Alliance on Mental Illness, Collier...
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Teens may be best option for flagging concerning social media posts from classmates

The Parkland school shooting caused schools across the state of Florida to tighten security measures. Now, almost one year after the tragedy, many are wondering...
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Vendor employee fired after making fraudulent claims collecting donations for FMPD

An employee with an outside vendor hired to solicit on behalf of Shop With a Cop made fraudulent claims and has been fired. A Fort...
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Number of teens vaping in America is skyrocketing and here’s what you need to...

Teen vaping is skyrocketing and the push back has companies scrambling to restructure their marketing campaigns. But current lack of education and regulation compared...

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