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  1. I-75 shut down in Punta GordaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 21 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    UPDATE: One lane is open on northbound I-75 near MM 161. Also, the on-ramp to Jones Loop Road in the same area is closed.

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  2. Suspicious person puts 3 Charlotte Co. schools on lockdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 20 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Mike Riley, Charlotte County Public Schools Public Information Officer, confirmed that Charlotte High School, Baker Head Start Center, and Punta Gorda Middle School are all on lock down. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, authorities are searching for Wade Brown, 25, accused of aggravated assault.

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  3. Charlotte County residents waiting for debris pickupRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    "All these huge piles on the street here I've been piling on top and on top, and it seems like it's neverending," Edmondson said. Many others in the county are also hoping crews will soon come pick up their hurricane debris.

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  4. 1/3 of Floridians fall victim to identity theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    An AAA Consumer Pulse report reveals about one in three Floridians fell victim to identity theft in the past two years. Jack Dare, a Punta Gorda resident, is one of them.

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  5. Punta Gorda man blocked by sheriff's office Facebook pageRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    A Southwest Florida man feels his freedom of speech rights were violated by the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office because it blocked him on its Facebook page. Punta Gorda resident Andrew Sheets runs Charlotte County Cop Watch.

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  6. Police nab five teens in car burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    CHARLOTTE COUNTY : Five teenagers were busted for a string of "carhopping" burglaries. Police believe the boys are responsible for as many as 100 break-ins over the past few weeks in Charlotte County.

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  7. Holiday trash collection scheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Waste Pro will be observing the July 4th holiday. If your regular trash pickup day is on Tuesday, your trash will be picked up Wednesday.

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  8. List of Fourth of July events in SWFLRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Southwest Florida has a lot of options for you to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday and catch some fireworks. NOTE: The Miromar Outlets fireworks event has been canceled.

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  9. Little relief for Cape Coral water levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Since the end of April, millions of gallons of water have been pumping into Cape Coral canals 24 hours a day. "It's frustrating; it's very frustrating," said Ron Brandich as he walked down his back steps to his pontoon boat.

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  10. Brush fire closes SB I-75 in Lee, Charlotte countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    It was 75 percent contained as of 8:20 p.m. and forward progress of the fire has been stopped. The fire was reported at 5:43 and started in the area of Laguna and Chinquapin drives in Punta Gorda, according to Charlotte County fire officials.

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  11. Water being pumped into Cape Coral from Charlotte CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    The city isn't waiting on Mother Nature to water. Instead, they're paying a company in Charlotte County to pump water from a reservoir on their property.

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  12. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    National nonprofit hands 2 SWFL hospitals near-failing grades - ABC-7.com WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida The hospitals were graded by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that reviews thousands of healthcare facilities around the country and their patients' safety records. Some of the problems found were a high number of patient falls, mistakes during surgery, infections, lack of staff training, among other issues.

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  13. 160-acre brush fire burning in Punta GordaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    The Florida Forest Service tells us that what was originally a 60-acre brush fire has jumped to 160 acres in Punta Gorda. It's burning off of Bermont Road at Halls Road near the Babcock Ranch Preserve Footprints Trail and Redneck Mud Park.

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  14. Teachers sell lesson plans onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Jenny James is a kindergarten teacher at Sallie Jones Elementary School in Punta Gorda, where free time is hard to come by during school hours, even at night. "Making my own lesson plans, I would say take probably a good hour, hour and a half per evening," she said.

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  15. Homes threatened as 160-acre brush fire burns in Punta GordaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Charlotte County Fire & EMS, as well as a number of other units, are on the site of a brush fire in Punta Gorda. Homes in the area are in danger, according to authorities, however, none of them have been damaged as of this writing.

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  16. 300-acre fire contained in Charlotte CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    A 300-acre brush fire in Charlotte County that forced residents to evacuate their homes Friday afternoon has been contained. The blaze began just after 1 p.m. near Jack Road in southern Punta Gorda and quickly grew in size, prompting authorities to shut down Oil Well Road.

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  17. Officer used personal gun in Punta Gorda citizen's academy shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Documents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement contain new details in the accidental shooting death of Mary Knowlton at the Punta Gorda Citizen's Academy in August 2016. According to the documents, Officer Lee Coel loaded his personal .38 caliber Smith and Wesson with bullets from his car.

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  18. Charlotte County authorities trying to locate infantRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    She was last seen in the custody of James Gregg Fender, 54, in the 17100 block of River Ranch Court in Punta Gorda. Deputies said new information suggests Ashlynn may be in the care of Stephanie Drain, 31. Drain is listed as homeless, but frequents the Murdock area of Charlotte County, authorities said.

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  19. Weather Blog: possible tornado damage in Charlotte CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Weather Blog: possible tornado damage in Charlotte County - ABC-7.com WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida Storms brought fairly significant damage to parts of Charlotte County last night--first on Manasota Key and later in Punta Gorda. To me at least, there are signs that the damage may have been caused by two separate tornadoes.

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  20. Punta Gorda burglar who stole gun arrested in 13 car burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    After a total of 13 vehicles were broken into and several items taken from them, including a gun, a suspect has been arrested. William Tyler Chieffo, 25 of Punta Gorda, was charged with several burglary-related charges, four counts of petit theft, three counts of grand theft of property worth more than $300, credit card theft, and grand theft of a firearm.

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