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12 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

2 men steal $4,000 in gaming equipment from Walmart

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County detectives are asking for assistance in identifying two men who are suspects in the theft of more than $4,000 worth of gaming merchandise from a local Walmart.

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Related Topix: Port Charlotte, FL, Video Games

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Businesses lose profit during super boat races

The largest event ever to be held in Englewood was an overwhelming success that pumped millions of dollars into the local economy, according to Charlotte Harbor Visitor and Convention Bureau.

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Related Topix: Charlotte Harbor, FL, Manasota Key, FL

NBC2 News

Businesses lose profit during super boat races

The largest event ever to be held in Englewood was an overwhelming success that pumped millions of dollars into the local economy, according to Charlotte Harbor Visitor and Convention Bureau.

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Related Topix: Englewood, FL, Charlotte Harbor, FL, Manasota Key, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Witness: Man says he's Canadian Mounted Police at boat races

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- A man was arrested for disorderly intoxication at the Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix over the weekend, after a witness told a deputy the suspect insisted he was with the Canadian Mounted Police and that he was going to arrest people.

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Related Topix: Englewood, FL, Charlotte Harbor, FL

NBC2 News

Man who rammed into Cape Coral home gets 20 years

A man who investigators say purposely crashed into his Cape Coral home while his wife and son were inside will spend the next 20 years behind bars.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Charlotte Harbor, FL

NBC2 News

Portion of Captiva Drive closed in both directions

Both directions at 16778 Captiva Drive on Captiva Island are closed due to downed power lines.

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Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Fire

Sun Apr 13, 2014

NBC2 News

Super Boat races brings big business to Englewood

Charlotte County leaders are looking at ways to boost business. The Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix is one of those options.

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Related Topix: Englewood, FL, Charlotte Harbor, FL, Cape Coral, FL

Fri Apr 11, 2014

NBC2 News

Super Boat Grand Prix race kicks off with parade in Punta Gorda

It's the largest event to ever sweep the shores of Manasota Key, and it's kicking off with a parade in downtown Punta Gorda.

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Related Topix: Punta Gorda, FL, Manasota Key, FL, Fort Myers, FL

Thu Apr 10, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Charlotte County preps for first-ever Superboat Grand Prix

Englewood Beach and the surrounding area are expected to be packed this weekend.

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Related Topix: Charlotte Harbor, FL

Wed Apr 09, 2014

NBC2 News

Injured baby turtle found in beach restroom

According to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, a newly hatched diamondback terrapin was found in the restroom at Tigertail Beach on Marco Island.

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Related Topix: Florida, Marco Island, FL

NBC2 News

Naples police activity report

The incident occurred sometime between 1/31/2014 and 4/5/2014. The case has been forwarded to detectives for further investigation.

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Related Topix: Naples, FL

NBC2 News

Crash in Lehigh sends two to the hospital

A serious two-car crash on Joel Boulevard and Greenbrier Boulevard in Lehigh Acres occurred Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Lehigh Acres, FL, Fire, Meteorology, Science, Education Etc.

WINK-TV Fort Myers

SWFL braces for increase in hunger

Hunger is at its worst during the warmer months. Just ahead of those months, WINK News partner The Charlotte Sun hosted a round table discussion on hunger.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

CBS 47

Jacksonville man arrested for capital sexual battery against a child

A Jacksonville man was arrested this week for one count of capital sexual battery against a victim less than twelve years old.

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Related Topix: Duval County, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Teacher loses certificate after bribing students

A former math teacher in Charlotte County will never be able to teach in the state of Florida again after accepting bribes from students in exchange for better grades.

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Related Topix: Punta Gorda, FL, Education Etc.

FOX 4 Now

New round of burglary charges against Port Charlotte man

Charlotte County detectives filed additional seven additional charges Monday against 23-year-old Brenton Mitchell Schreer.

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Related Topix: Port Charlotte, FL

Englewood Review

Calling all Landlubbers

There are many terrific things to do in Englewood with feet planted firmly onshore and away from the hoards that will take over the south end of Manasota Key.

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Related Topix: Charlotte Harbor, FL, Englewood, FL, Manasota Key, FL

NBC2 News

NBC2's Jim Reif dies after tragic bicycle accident

It is with a heavy heart that we report that NBC2 Director of Meteorology Jim Reif passed away last night at 10:38 p.m. Jim was involved in a tragic bicycle accident Sunday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Meteorology, Science, Fort Myers, FL, Punta Gorda, FL

Mon Apr 07, 2014

NBC2 News

Teens arrested after car, home burglaries

Charlotte County deputies said six teenagers are responsible for a string of car and home burglaries in Punta Gorda -- one crime led investigators to uncover another where they found the children with ammunition, a machete and survival knives.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Punta Gorda, FL

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Charley upgraded to Category 4, curfew imposed

As of 1:15 p.m., hurricane Charley was upgraded to a Category 4 storm packing winds of 140 mph.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Pinellas County, FL, Weather, Charlotte Harbor, FL

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