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41 min ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Viral Video: Kitten fights ceramic cat

The video, Do Yourself A Favor And Watch This Kitten Attack A Ceramic Cat, was posted by User James Akamaguna on Youtube.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

NBC2 News

Nesting birds back up Charlotte County waterway project

A contractor hired by Charlotte County is getting paid to do nothing. Birds nested in Port Charlotte waterways filled with algae, and as long as the wildlife stays, the crews can't remove the algae.

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Related Topix: Port Charlotte, FL, Bonita Springs, FL, Cape Coral, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

CCSO responds to possible robbery at Bank of America

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies are responding to a possible robbery at the Bank of America, located on the corner of US 41 at Madrid Blvd. Patrol vehicles from both the Punta Gorda Police Department and CCSO are on the scene.

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Related Topix: Punta Gorda, FL

Capital Soup

FDOT RoadWatch Advisory for I-75 from SR 78 to Charlotte County line in Lee County

Traffic will be detoured to I-75 southbound to SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard or SR 31 to SR 80/Palm Beach Boulevard and back onto I-75 northbound.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida man holds gun to cat on Facebook

Florida man holds gun to cat on Facebook Man holds gun to cat's head on Facebook Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1mMQd8n Port Charlotte, Florida - The Animal Welfare League in Port Charlotte Florida is investigating this photo of Thomas Mcguinness of Port Charlotte pointing the gun at a cat as a possible case of animal cruelty.

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Related Topix: Port Charlotte, FL, Animal Rights, Fort Myers, FL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

NBC2 News

Crane knocks out power along US-41 corridor in Port Charlotte

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is handing an incident near US-41 and Harbor Blvd where a crane fell on a power line, knocking out power to many traffic lights along the US-41 corridor.

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Related Topix: Port Charlotte, FL, Charlotte Harbor, FL, Lee County, FL, Fort Myers Beach, FL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

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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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Punta Gorda, FL, Federal Aviation Administration, Tampa, FL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

CCSO: Employee steals work van & trailer full of tools

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested 27-year-old Steven Berkey yesterday on a warrant, after allegedly stealing his boss's work van, complete with a U-Haul trailer full of tools back in January.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

EXCLUSIVE: An inside look at Child Protection teams

The Department of Children and Families tells WINK News, a Cape Coral infant, allegedly shaken by his father, continues to fight for his life in a Miami hospital.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Lee County, FL, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

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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Related Topix: Punta Gorda, FL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

CCSO: Man shoots at another on I-75 in road rage incident

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested Joey Pinhiero, 20, yesterday after they say he shot at another vehicle on I-75 in a road rage incident.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

CCSO searches for shoplifting suspects

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in identifying two men and their vehicle who have allegedly been involved in multiple instances of shoplifting at local Walmart stores.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

NBC2 News

Charlotte County utility managing chemical spill

On Thursday July 17, 2014, due to a fitting failure, Burnt Store Water Reclamation Facility had aminimal spill of bleach .

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Related Topix: Collier County, FL, Naples, FL, Lee County, FL

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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Related Topix: Punta Gorda, FL, Leon County, FL, Education Etc.

Wed Jul 16, 2014

NBC2 News

Charlotte County drains get worked over after rains

Heavy rains in Charlotte County are keeping public works crews busy. Drainage and storm water complaints from county residents have come streaming in.

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Related Topix: Port Charlotte, FL

NBC2 News

Four teens arrested in Englewood boat equipment thefts

On Tuesday, four Englewood area teens were arrested on charges relating to several boat thefts over the past few months.

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Related Topix: Englewood, FL, Placida, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Four teens arrested in Englewood boat equipment thefts

On Tuesday, four Englewood area teens were arrested on charges relating to several boat thefts over the past few months.

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Related Topix: Placida, FL, Rotonda, FL

Tue Jul 15, 2014

NBC2 News

Car fire slows traffic in Charlotte County

The driver escaped a highly dangerous situation Tuesday afternoon in the 2400 block of Tamiami Trail after the car caught fire.

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Related Topix: Fire, Port Charlotte, FL

NBC2 News

Penny tax debated in Charlotte County

Commissioners met to finalize their wish list that would be paid through an extension of the one percent tax often known as a penny tax in Charlotte County.

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WINK-TV Fort Myers

Penny tax hearing

Happening today, Charlotte county commissioners want to hear from you on extending a one percent sales tax for county improvements.

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