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  1. 5 things to know for Thursday, Feb. 23Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NBC2 News

    A Punta Gorda police officer who accidentally shot a woman during a citizen academy has turned himself in on charges of manslaughter. Subsequently, the department's police chief was charged with a misdemeanor.

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  2. City of Punta Gorda to discuss charges against police officer, chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. The City Manager is expected to speak Thursday morning and discuss charges against two police officers in the Citizen's Academy shooting.

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  3. Police chief and cop charged after woman was shot deadRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... and one of his officers have been charged after a 73-year-old woman was fatally shot during a training exercise. Punta Gorda police officer Lee Coel, 28, accidentally shot Mary Knowlton during a citizen's police academy demonstration back in August. ...

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  4. Punta Gorda police officer and chief charged in connection with woman's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | WWSB

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - State attorney Steve Russell says after months of review, Punta Gorda police officer Lee Coel is being charged with manslaughter and the police chief Tom Lewis is now facing a culpable negligence charge in the death of retired librarian Mary Knowlton.

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  5. PGPD chief, officer charged in police academy shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | NBC2 News

    The City of Punta Gorda and Mary Knowlton's family reached an agreement on a proposed $2 million settlement in the accidental fatal shooting at the city's Citizen Police Academy. The City of Punta Gorda and Mary Knowlton's family reached an agreement on a proposed $2 million settlement in the accidental fatal shooting at the city's Citizen Police Academy.

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  6. 5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 23Read the original story

    13 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    State Attorney Stephen Russell announced Wednesday that Punta Gorda Police Officer Lee Coel has been charged with felony manslaughter and faces up to 30 years in prison. Police Chief Tom Lewis has been charged with misdemeanor culpable negligence and faces up to 60 days in jail.

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  7. Officer, chief charged in fatal citizens academy exerciseRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo, Steve Knowlton talks about his mother Mary Knowlton, shown in family photos, during an interview in Punta Gorda, Fla. State Attorney Stephen Russell announced Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, that Punta Gorda Police Officer Lee Coel has been charged with felony manslaughter, and Police Chief Tom Lewis has been charged with misdemeanor culpable negligence.

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  8. News 21 mins ago 3:28 p.m.Police chief, officer charged in Punta Gorda citizen's academy shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The state attorney's office announced today that Punta Gorda Police Chief Tom Lewis and officer Lee Coel will both face charges in the shooting death of Mary Knowlton, who was accidentally killed during a citizen's police academy demonstration in August. Coel has been charged with felony manslaughter and Lewis with culpable negligence, a misdemeanor.

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  9. Police chief, officer charged in Punta Gorda librarian shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Punta Gorda Police Chief Tom Lewis and deputy Lee Coel both face charges in the case of a retired librarian shot and killed in a citizen's police academy, the state attorney's office said.

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  10. Decision expected on Punta Gorda Police Academy shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | NBC2 News

    The City of Punta Gorda and Mary Knowlton's family reached an agreement on a proposed $2 million settlement in the accidental fatal shooting at the city's Citizen Police Academy. The City of Punta Gorda and Mary Knowlton's family reached an agreement on a proposed $2 million settlement in the accidental fatal shooting at the city's Citizen Police Academy.

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  11. Plans for new Charlotte County library move forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Architects are putting the finishing touches on the design for a new state-of-the-art library.

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  12. FPL to build eight more solar farmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Orlando Sentinel

    Florida Power & Light Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center in Punta Gorda, one of three new solar power generation plants that began producing power on Dec. 31, according to an FPL news release. Each of the three plants can produce 74.5 megawatts of power, and combined triple the utility's previous generation capacity of 110 megawatts.

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  13. Bill would ease restrictions on craft distilleriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | NBC2 News

    Senate Bill 166 would allow craft distillers to sell more product to the public, increase the number of gallons they can produce, as well as set up additional shops in the county they currently manufacture in. There are three craft distilleries in Southwest Florida: Wicked Dolphin in Cape Coral, List Distillery in Fort Myers, and Alligator Bay in Punta Gorda.

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  14. Car, driver become engulfed by flames in Charlotte County fatal crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | WWSB

    CHARLOTTE Co., Fla -- An alcohol related vehicle crash leaves one person dead after their car catches on fire in Punta Gorda on Sunday night. The 2010 Infinit G37 was traveling northbound on US-17 near the intersection of Taralane Drive when it entered the center median around 7:40 p.m. The car then traveled across the northbound lanes of US-17 over the curb and on the shoulder.

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  15. One dead in car fire in Punta GordaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | NBC2 News

    A driver is dead after the vehicle caught fire after a crash along US-17 in Punta Gorda Sunday evening. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the car was traveling north near the intersection of Taralane Drive when it entered the center median, overcorrected and lost control.

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  16. Florida Southwest Florida goes into moderate droughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | WFTV Orlando

    ... rainfall is 2.67 below normal. In Fort Myers, the amount of rainfall is 1.65 inches below normal. Amounts in Punta Gorda were not available. The forecast shows daytime highs throughout the workweek are around 80 to 85 with overnight lows around 60. ...

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  17. 1 killed in Charlotte County US 17 crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. One person is dead after a crash at U.S. 17 and Taralane Drive east of Punta Gorda, Florida Highway Patrol Lt.

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  18. Your OpinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | The Times-Tribune

    ... Gaming Authority came amid a review of financial irregularities at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Twp. (read more) PUNTA GORDA, FLA. - It took jurors less than an hour to find a Florida man accused of slaying a Scranton native guilty of first-degree ...

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  19. FWC holds physical assessments for candidates in Punta GordaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission put nearly 170 candidates to the test this weekend with rigorous physical assessments.

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  20. Lyle Frederick ParksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Breeze Courier

    ... Lyle served in the National Guard for 10 years. After his retirement from the coal mine, Lyle and JoAnn moved to Punta Gorda, Fla., and then later moved to Port Charlotte, Fla. Boating was his passion as well as going to the beach and shelling. Lyle ...

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