Punta Gorda Info

Punta Gorda, Florida is located in Charlotte County. Zip codes in Punta Gorda, FL include 33982, 33950, and 33955. The median home price in Punta Gorda is $205,000 which is roughly $101/per square foot. More Punta Gorda information.

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13 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Laser strikes: 'A real threat to aviation safety'

It's a prank that can send you to prison: aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

2 Charlotte County schools are back in session

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Two of Charlotte County's elementary schools are back in session as of today, so the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is asking everyone to use caution when driving, particularly around the school zones and school buses.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

NBC2 News

Fire damages Punta Gorda home

A neighbor called for help when the house next to them caught on fire about 10 p.m. Saturday in the 16000 block of Perry Ranch Road.

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NBC2 News

Forecast: Tracking more heat and higher rain chances

The dog days are upon us after most of Southwest Florida spent Saturday afternoon with temperatures as warm as the mid 90s.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

STN Online

New Agreement for School Bus CNG Infrastructure Fueling Growth in Florida

The Charlotte County Public Schools signed an agreement last month with CNG provider Nopetro to construct and finance a fueling station as well as supporting infrastructure contingent on Type C school buses being manufactured to run on the alternative fuel.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

EXCLUSIVE: Stingray birth caught on camera

A teen from Punta Gorda Isles was fishing in Charlotte Harbor, when he caught a stingray while it was giving birth.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Punta Gorda man steals more than $6 million from investors

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Anthony Michael Defeo pleaded guilty to wire fraud in federal court today.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Drive-in movies in Punta Gorda, Florida

Drive-in movies are a thing of the past, so most people think. With new technology and large screen projectors many towns set up drive-in movies during the summer months.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Punta Gorda residents still drinking "risky" water

An old fountain in Punta Gorda may be the key to a longer life. The water flowing from its aged spigot has properties that could make it Florida's fabled Fountain of Youth.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Business Journal

Proposed route for Nicaragua Canal could cost four times country's GDP

Although there are doubts it will ever happen, the Nicaragua Canal is one step closer to coming to fruition, this time with a new proposed route and tentative construction date, according to a report from Newsweek .

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Homeless veterans build models, in new therapy program

Building a model airplane or ship can be time consuming and fun! For some of our American heroes, it also acts as therapy.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Wings and Wheels bike ride rolls through Punta Gorda

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Cyclists hit the pavement Sunday in the Wheels and Wings V Bicycle Event in Punta Gorda.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

CNN

Freedom Swim 2014

In Florida the Fourth of July often includes a trip to the beach. One of the most unusual beach events is Punta Gorda's annual "Freedom Swim".

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Operation Summer Heat aims to get drugs of the streets

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has arrested 66 people in the last two weeks as part of Operation Summer Heat.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Gulfshore Life

Steffanie Pearce Starting New Opera Company

Just as we posited a few weeks ago , fired Opera Naples artistic director Steffanie Pearce is indeed planning to launch another opera group, starting with performances this fall.

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NBC2 News

Charlotte County seeks volunteers

Ackerman Waterway Unit Advisory Committee is seeking six volunteers who must be residents of Charlotte County and reside within the Unit.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

NBC2 News

Punta Gorda police bust drug-fueled house party

Police in Punta Gorda thought they were checking in on house cats, but instead they broke up what they call a drug-fueled house party.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

New craft brewery to open soon in SWFL

A new business is bubbling up in Punta Gorda this summer, and will be the only one of its kind in Charlotte County.

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Englewood Review

Englewood: The SOAP

"No need, my little rosin bag. Check your pockets. I managed to pull a few bottles from the airline cart on our trip from Moscow to Punta Gorda.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Deputies reportedly find bags of pot during traffic stop

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested two people Monday on drug distribution charges after a large quantity of marijuana was located during a traffic stop.

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