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  1. Air Show Coming To Punta GordaRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Englewood Review

    The 2018 Florida International Air Show is coming October 19 21 to the Punta Gorda Airport, 28000 Airport Rd, Punta Gorda. One new plane added to the lineup is the "American Dream," a Curtiss P-40 that first flew in 1938 and was one of the planes used in WWII.

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  2. Punta Gorda homeowners meet with contractor over seawall repairsRead the original story

    Yesterday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Homeowners in Punta Gorda Isles were left with damaged seawalls after Hurricane Irma and one year later, they are dealing with slow construction. The contractor, Duncan Seawall, hired by the City of Punta Gorda to fix the hurricane damage is now in the hot seat for property damages in violation of the contract.

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  3. Two fights in 2 days involving middle school girls at Punta Gorda bus stopRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | NBC2 News

    ... to fights at the bus stop at Sulstone Street and Sunnybrook Road in Charlotte County. The bus coming from Punta Gorda Middle School drops off just after 4 p.m., and for two days female fights ensued after the drop-off. The youngest child in the ...

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  4. Man arrested for stealing boat worth $550,000 in 2010Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WWSB

    PUNTA GORDA, FL - It took eight years, but a man is now in custody for allegedly stealing a boat in Charlotte County worth more than a half million dollars. The Charlotte Sun reports Geovani Valladares-Ramirez, 50, was arrested in Frio, Texas, on August 24 and then transferred to the Charlotte County Jail, where he was served with an arrest warrant for allegedly stealing a $550,000 boat from Punta Gorda and taking it to Cuba in 2010.

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  5. Swim for Alligator Lighthouse Brings Over 350 Racers to Florida KeysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Swimming World & Jr. Swimmer

    Miami resident Yoelvis Pedraza , 31, emerged from the Atlantic Ocean as the top individual swimmer with a time of 2 hours, 55 minutes and 36 seconds. . Punta Gorda, Florida, residents Danielle Chance and Melissa Varlas teamed up with Laura Hamel and Rick Walker of Sarasota, Florida, in the four-person mixed relay division to place first with Athletes swam to Alligator Reef Lighthouse off Islamorada, rounded the beacon and came back to the start and finish points at Amara Cay Resort.

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  6. Boat theft ring busted after 8-year investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    New police reports say the owner of the boat was a seasonal resident in Punta Gorda and wasn't home at the time of the theft. "I woke up one morning saw I had an alert 10 o'clock in the morning, I called my client who owned the vessel and said 'are you heading out on the water already?' And he said 'no iI'm still in Canada' so I called the police," Captain Helt said.

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  7. Charlotte County restaurants now need permits to allow canine companionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | NBC2 News

    ... people in with their dogs. The county came up with a system that requires a permit, something that the City of Punta Gorda already does. "And so the business owners approached the commissioners, the commissioners instructed staff to draft out an ...

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  8. Deputies looking for Punta Gorda man charged with domestic batteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | NBC2 News

    Murray Holloway, 38, is wanted after running away from a scene last Thursday in Punta Gorda.

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  9. Punta Gorda could to expand medical marijuana dispensary zoningRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Randy Johnson suffers from emphysema, a lung disease, and he says it is important to make medical marijuana available to those who need it in Punta Gorda. "I have COPD from too many years of smoking, my lung function is about half of what normal lung function is so I get fatigued easily," Johnson said.

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  10. Miami swimmer wins open water race in Florida Keys Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 15 | WFTV Orlando

    ... female finisher was Chelsea Nauta, of Tampa, who completed the race in three hours, four minutes and 21 seconds. Punta Gorda, Florida, residents Danielle Chance and Melissa Varlas, with teammates Laura Hamel and Rick Walker of Sarasota, Florida, won ...

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  11. Boil water advisory issued in Punta GordaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | NBC2 News

    A precautionary boil water notice has been issued in Punta Gorda due to a water main break on Elliott Street and East Marion Avenue.

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  12. Investigation finds air-traffic control at fault for Punta Gorda airport mishapRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    2-years ago a small air-plane was blown off the runway during an attempt to land at the Punta Gorda airport. A report just released by the National Transportation Safety Board says the air traffic controller was at fault for the mishap. A sudden gust ...

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  13. Punta Gorda issues boil notice after water main breakRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | NBC2 News

    Due to a water main break Thursday afternoon in Punta Gorda, officials have issued a precautionary boil water notice for several locations in the city. Residents in the above locations should plan on being under the boil notice for at least the next three days.

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  14. More Information Released On Alleged Bank RobberRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | WLEX-TV Lexington

    ... of this year, he robbed the same bank and same teller in Cape Coral, Florida. Then in May, hit up a bank in Punta Gorda, Florida. They say this is followed by another robbery in July in Venice, Florida. On Tuesday morning, authorities say he robbed ...

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  15. 5 things to know for Sept. 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | NBC2 News

    What began as a missing person case ended tragically when the boy's parents found their son in a pond on their property on Washington Loop Road in Punta Gorda. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday evening that the investigation is taking place in the 22000 block of Belinda Dr. The Hendry County Sheriff's Office said the bodies were found in either a ditch or canal and that there was no type of boat involved.

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  16. Boy found dead in Punta Gorda pondRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    What began as a missing person case ended tragically when the boy's parents found their son in a pond on their property on Washington Loop Road in Punta Gorda. A woman who works at a store nearby said the boy's mother came in around 4:30 in the afternoon looking for her son.

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  17. PROFILE: Phelisha DoggettRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | Boca Beacon

    ... they called my name, everyone turned around to see who I was." Phelisha survived a terrible accident in 2012 in Punta Gorda, in which she broke her back and neck and spent two months at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. She ...

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  18. OBITUARY: Maxine Pearl Futch BowieRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | Boca Beacon

    ... and Mallory, youngest son Welton Wilkinson, Sr. and grandsons Welton, Jr., Wesley, Wiley and Christopher of Punta Gorda, Fla.; granddaughter, Karen (Terry) and great grandchildren Corey, Kayleena and Cynthia "Little Pearl" of Dade City, Fla.; ...

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  19. Debbie Reynolds of Punta Gorda, FL joins the We Insure Franchise Group.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | PRWeb

    Debbie Reynolds Insurance Group, LLC, a franchise of We Insure, opened its doors on September 4, 2018. The new office in Punta Gorda, FL is a property and casualty insurance franchise company, owned by Debbie Reynolds.

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  20. Deputies investigating after man's body found in drainage ditchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | WWSB

    PUNTA GORDA, FL - Deputies are investigating after the body of a man was found in a drainage ditch in Punta Gorda. The sheriff's office was called to U.S. 17 and Marlympia Way around 12:40pm on Thursday after a report from a passerby of a body in the ditch.

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