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  1. GALL, ArthurRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Dayton Daily News

    ... He was born March 16, 1926 in Springfield, the son of the late Charles and Eula (Hess) Gall. Mr. Gall lived in Punta Gorda, Florida for 26 years before moving back to Springfield in 2013. His favorite hobby was Horse Shoes. Art is preceded in death ...

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  2. Concerned communities converge in ClewistonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    County Road 74 spans 42 miles from Punta Gorda into the sprawling wide open of central Florida. It's not often heavily trafficked.

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  3. Floridians Rally Together In The 'Save Our Fisheries Convoy'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WWSB

    PUNTA GORDA, FL - Floridians all throughout Southwest Florida came together Saturday to raise awareness and demand action on fixing the toxic algae problem throughout the state in the 'Save Our Fisheries Convoy'. Because the lake discharges water into both the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers so it doesn't overflow, the algae bloom has spread to both sides of the state.

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  4. Dogs found dead after allegedly getting caught by animal trapRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Charlotte County Animal Control said Friday afternoon in a Facebook post that two dogs, one from two separate families, were found dead days apart from each other. They said it happened in the Cleveland area of Punta Gorda, where both dogs "were the apparent victims of a snare trap set in that area."

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  5. Robert TholenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Marshall Independent

    ... enjoyed traveling. In addition to many wonderful trips throughout the world, they especially enjoyed time at Punta Gorda, FL, and Lake Amelia surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife, Harriet, of Marshall; son David (and Debbie) Tholen of ...

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  6. Work ramps up even more to repair Punta Gorda seawalls from Hurricane Irma damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    An area in Punta Gorda has been tapped off as crews began removing chunks of crumbled seawall from a backyard Thursday morning. Since Irma, the city has completed repairs on most of the worst damaged areas and are now working their way through lower priority seawalls.

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  7. Charlotte County schools increasing security and safety trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    ... ng were to happen," said School Resource Officer Christy McGlashan. WINK News reporter Nicole Lauren was live in Punta Gorda to review new school safety measures. Watch the full segment above.

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  8. Jackpot raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 10 | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    ... nice little arena. It's a nice place and a good environment, with lots of nice people." Taylor McClain, 14, from Punta Gorda, has been a member for four years. She said the environment makes the arena so special. "You can count on everyone having ...

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  9. Best ever? Perfect weather makes for successful Loudonville Car ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 8 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    ... provided extraordinary features to draw attention to them. For instance, a 2006 Corvette shown by Fred Ruck of Punta Gorda, Florida, had a black panther sitting on its roof. Valerie Spreng, director of the sponsoring Loudonville-Mohican Chamber of ...

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  10. Pitts-Thomsen, Phyllis M.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 7 | The News-Messenger

    Phyllis M. Pitts-Thomsen Punta-Gorda, FL - Phyllis Mae Pitts-Thomsen passed away June 28, 2018, the age of 82, in Punta Gorda, FL Phyllis was born on December 17, 1935 to parents, John C. Coon, and Pauline Coon. She was born and reared in Fremont, Ohio.

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  11. Convoy for clean water set for July 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | Boca Beacon

    On July 14, activists are planning a "convoy" of cars with banners and messages, starting in Punta Gorda and looping down through Alligator Alley and back up to Lake Okeechobee for a press conference regarding the current state of our water quality.

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  12. Chamber Awards 22nd Annual Smoked Mullet PrizeRead the original story

    Friday Jul 6 | Englewood Review

    ... In 1977 he broke his back making an arrest. Despite the broken back he still took his prisoner to jail in Punta Gorda. This back injury put him in a wheelchair and he eventually retired in 1985. Gary joined the Masons in the early 1980s to keep ...

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  13. FWC patrols Charlotte Harbor amid July 4th celebrationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 4 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    ... officer Brian Norris. "There's going to be a lot of boat traffic out there today." "It's usually a zoo," said Punta Gorda resident Troy Futch. "It's usually a ton of boats and a lot of swimmers." That's why FWC is cracking down on boaters under the ...

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  14. Algae, red tide impacting SWFL water qualityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 4 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    The Collier County coast doesn't have the higher concentrations of red tide that Lee and Charlotte counties are dealing with, making it a popular destination for July 4th festivities. "I don't need it on the weekend when I'm relaxing or on a holiday," said Punta Gorda resident Matthew Wheatcroft.

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  15. Report: Discarded fireworks cause house fire in Punta GordaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 4 | WWSB

    PUNTA GORDA, FL - A home was damaged after officials say fireworks that had been thrown out sparked a fire.

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  16. Report: Charlotte County Deputy terminated for exposing himself at restaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 4 | WWSB

    CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - A sergeant with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has been terminated after an Internal Affairs investigation. According to the investigation report, Sergeant James White exposed himself in front of patrons at Leroy's Southern Kitchen and Bar in Punta Gorda.

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  17. Hundreds of gallons of oil dumped on side of roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 4 | WWSB

    PUNTA GORDA, FL - Deputies say someone purposely dumped several hundred gallons of oil along the side of the road in Punta Gorda. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says it happened on US 41 near Zemel Road, which is near Borden Dairy and the Charlotte County landfill.

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  18. Truck driver shortage affecting the cost of everything that travels down the roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 3 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Steven C. Johnson, admissions director at Suncoast Trucking Academy in Punta Gorda, says, "They're all calling us and emailing us, just asking for as many drivers as they can get." Suncoast Trucking Academy offers a four-week program to train future drivers to get licensed and take the wheel.

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  19. How to play television pokerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 3 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    ... to wander around while they speak. Don't they know they're blocking the image of the water spout moving toward Punta Gorda? Following are the odds I have set for the likelihood that the following persons will appear in today's TV commercials. (The ...

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  20. Former SWFL student & advocate against sexual violence arrested on sex chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 28 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    ... sickening and just wrong, but especially in this case it's just there's not really words to describe it," said Punta Gorda neighbor Rachel Layton. Davis graduated from Port Charlotte High School and moved to New York to start the advocacy group ...

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