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8 min ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Elkcam Blvd. ground break signals end in sight

The groundbreaking for a highly anticipated development project took place in Charlotte County Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Port Charlotte, FL

4 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Park Side Community breaks ground on revitalization project

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Construction on the first of several community revitalization projects started today.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

NBC2 News

Teen charged with killing his mother in North Fort Myers

On August 31, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to 238 Capitol Street, in North Fort Myers, in reference to an odor coming from the residence.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, North Fort Myers, FL, Lee County, FL

NBC2 News

Boil water advisory for Burnt Store utilities service area

Charlotte County Utilities has declared a precautionary boil water notice for entire Burnt Store Utilities service area served by Charlotte County Utilities due to a failure at the Burnt Store water treatment plant at approximately 4:30 A.M. The affected customers are being notified through this PRESS RELEASE and will remain under a boil water ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Over 400 lbs. of marijuana found in Punta Gorda home

According to Charlotte County Sheriff's officials, the Narcotics Unit and members of the Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Washington Loop Road at around 10 a.m. Friday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Punta Gorda, FL

NBC2 News

Over 400 lbs. of marijuana found in Punta Gorda home

According to Charlotte County Sheriff's officials, the Narcotics Unit and members of the Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Washington Loop Road at around 10 a.m. Friday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Punta Gorda, FL

Thu Aug 28, 2014

NBC2 News

2 men busted for manufacturing meth

Two men were arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine in Charlotte County, after the sheriff's office served a search warrant at 26146 Scham Rd. Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WINK-TV Fort Myers

SWFL Horse Rescue Fundraiser

SW FL Horse Rescue is a local 501c non-profit horse rescue located right here in SW Florida.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Sleep and your teen: Should SWFL schools start later?

A lack of sleep could mean trouble in school to teens, according to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Related Topix: Port Charlotte, FL

Capital Soup

Media Advisory: Gov. Scott to Participate in Commissioner Pam Stewart's Back-to-School Tour

Tomorrow, August 28, Governor Rick Scott will participate in Commissioner Pam Stewart's Back-to-School tour.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Punta Gorda mom faces DUI and child neglect charges

When a Charlotte County deputy managed to pull her over near Tamiami Trail and Bayshore Road the deputy said she had already taken the pickup truck over the median and almost hit traffic as she made a right hand turn.

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Related Topix: Punta Gorda, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Handyman under arrest for cashing thousands in checks

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A handyman has been arrested for allegedly cashing $14,600 in checks.

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Related Topix: Punta Gorda, FL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Benacquisto retains seat

The State Senate majority leader, whose endorsement from former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the spring couldn't help her to a seat in the U.S. Congress, earned another four-year term in state office in Tuesday's "universal" primary with an easy victory over opponent Michael Dreikhorn for the District 30 Senate seat.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Trey Radel

NBC2 News

Charlotte County ambulances get pet oxygen masks

Pets in Charlotte County will be better protected after the Animal Welfare League presented pet oxygen masks to surrounding fire departments.

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Related Topix: Englewood, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, Naples, FL, Collier County, FL

Mon Aug 25, 2014

NBC2 News

Brush fire consumes several acres in Englewood

Fire crews arrived on scene just after 3:30 p.m. Monday in the 9400 block of Brewton Avenue in Charlotte County.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Englewood, FL, Weather, Cape Coral, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Charlotte County rescuers now prepared to save pets

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The Animal Welfare League has donated 36 animal oxygen masks to first responders in Charlotte County, Punta Gorda and Englewood.

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Related Topix: Punta Gorda, FL, Englewood, FL, Fire

Sun Aug 24, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Plans to revitalize older section of Charlotte County

The Parkside community has more than 8,000 residents and 800 businesses and it's one of the oldest developed areas in Port Charlotte.

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Related Topix: Port Charlotte, FL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

NBC2 News

Charlotte County Fire & EMS gets new ambulance

Charlotte County Fire and Emergency Medical Services held a formal dedication Friday afternoon for an ambulance they are calling "Life Support Rescue 9." The dedication addressed the increasing Fire and EMS calls over the past five years.

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Related Topix: Punta Gorda, FL, Boat Disaster

Englewood Review

Englewood: The SOAP

As most of you know, I have wanted to be Mayor for a Day during our annual Pioneer Days ever since I was Little Miss Englewood.

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Related Topix: Englewood, FL, North Port, FL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

NBC2 News

Deputies searching for missing, runaway Port Charlotte teen

Charlotte County deputies are searching for a missing 17-year-old Port Charlotte girl who may be headed to South Carolina.

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Related Topix: Port Charlotte, FL, Cape Coral, FL, Fort Myers, FL

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