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PolitiFact: Joe Biden said mass shootings tripled when the assault weapon ban ended. They...

IF YOUR TIME IS SHORT Several studies find that mass shooting deaths fell slightly in the decade of the federal assault weapon ban, and...
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WINK News investigation gets results: Sagging lines get a lift

Dangerously low utility lines are back where they belong in one Cypress Lake neighborhood. A WINK News investigation gets results and offers homeowners some...
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Lee County school board member’s actions questioned

A renewed call for a Lee County School Board member to resign comes Wednesday night after a whistleblower complaint and a historic move for...
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Search is on for Good Samaritan, witness of deadly 2017 Fort Myers crash

The hunt is still on for a key witness after a man was pulled out of a burning car following a deadly crash five...
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How low is too low for sagging utility lines?

How low is too low when it comes to sagging power and utility lines? A Lee County homeowner says the ones at the end...
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WINK News Investigates: Woman hits the brakes on car repair runaround

Brittany Zaldin took her car in for simple repairs more than two months ago. After that, she says her car got worse. It wasn't...
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Water War: Renters live in uninhabitable conditions for more than a year; say owners...

How long could you go without running water in your home? One Charlotte County couple has been living that way for more than a year....
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Trust & Verify: Florida is one of the top 5 states for banned books

The term 'book ban' has grown in popularity over the past year. The term refers to the books that groups want, or have pulled...
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Trust & Verify: Severe shortage of home health aides

It is the same search with the same empty results for weeks. Marjorie Buglione-Bone is looking for a home health aide to assist her...
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Trust & Verify: Does the omicron COVID-19 variant produce false negatives on tests?

Do the omicron variants of COVID-19 produce false negatives on rapid COVID-19 tests? That's the rumor circulating on social media, but is it true?...
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Father of fired FMPD officer speaks out: ‘I want his name cleared’

The family of a fired Fort Myers police officer is speaking publicly for the first time in years. Henry Jackson said he prefers not to...
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Luggage Limbo: Repair shop ghosts customers, dumps their valuables in dumpster

Imagine finding your valuables were dumped in a dumpster. That's what people we spoke with in Southwest Florida have been experiencing after dropping off...

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Trust & Verify: Florida is one of the top 5 states for banned books

The term 'book ban' has grown in popularity over the past year. The term refers to the books that groups want, or have pulled...
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Trust & Verify: Severe shortage of home health aides

It is the same search with the same empty results for weeks. Marjorie Buglione-Bone is looking for a home health aide to assist her...
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Trust & Verify: Does the omicron COVID-19 variant produce false negatives on tests?

Do the omicron variants of COVID-19 produce false negatives on rapid COVID-19 tests? That's the rumor circulating on social media, but is it true?...
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Trust and Verify: Answering your questions about US oil reserves

The Biden administration announced last week that it would be tapping into America's strategic petroleum reserves in order to curb high gas prices. WINK...

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PolitiFact: Joe Biden said mass shootings tripled when the assault weapon ban ended. They...

IF YOUR TIME IS SHORT Several studies find that mass shooting deaths fell slightly in the decade of the federal assault weapon ban, and...
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Omicron and other coronavirus variants: What you need to know

Americans, already weary of a nearly two-years-long pandemic, were dealt a new blow during the long Thanksgiving weekend with the announcement that a new...

PolitiFact: Climate change will not sink the central US in 30 years, as Facebook...

IF YOUR TIME IS SHORT The image was created by a blogger to see if the Mediterranean Sea could fit in the U.S. It...

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