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  1. Jury selected in trial of Punta Gorda chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A jury was selected Friday in the first trial stemming from the shooting death of Mary Knowlton at a citizens academy training class last August.

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  2. Registered sex offender arrested in Punta Gorda drug bustRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A 37-year-old registered sex offender was arrested Thursday in connection to a drug bust, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said.

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  3. Jury selection to begin for trial of Punta Gorda chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Jury selection begins Friday in the first trial stemming from the August 2016 citizens police academy shooting.

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  4. Punta Gorda woman, 65, dies from injuries in crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. A 65-year-old woman died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a crash last week, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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  5. Proposed assisted living facility stirs controversy in Charlotte CountyRead the original story

    Wednesday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    That's what dozens of Punta Gorda Isles residents said about the Villas of Holly Brook, a proposed assisted living facility, at a city council meeting Wednesday in the Charlotte Convention Center. Developers are requesting special permission from city officials to build the 59,000-square-foot, 127-unit facility at the corner of Aqui Esta and Socoro drives.

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  6. Victima s son: Citizens academy shooting was a accident waiting to happenaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Now, it's just another day he has to contend with the "living hell" of dealing with his mother's death. Mary Knowlton, who would have turned 74 on Wednesday, was killed Aug. 9, 2016 in a "shoot-don't shoot" training exercise that was a part of a citizens police academy.

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  7. Firearms expert: Several to blame for Punta Gorda shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 20 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Punta Gorda police chief Tom Lewis, left, and officer Lee Coel, right, have been charged in the death of Mary Knowlton, center. PUNTA GORDA, Fla.

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  8. Punta Gorda Fishermana s Village expansion project growsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 20 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. More than two dozen luxury vacation villas and an auditorium will be added to a multimillion-dollar expansion project at Fisherman's Village

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  9. Suspect arrested in Punta Gorda home burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 20 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A 20-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection to a residential burglary, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.

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  10. Fort Myers man, 52, succumbs to injuries in Charlotte County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 20 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A man succumbed to his injuries sustained in a crash on June 13 on State Road 31, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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  11. 1,500 gallons raw sewage enter Punta Gorda storm drainRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 19 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Rain caused 1,500 gallons of raw sewage to enter a storm drain early Monday morning, the Florida Division of Emergency Management said.

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  12. 45,000 gallons of wastewater released from manholes in Charlotte CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 16 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Approximately 30,000 gallons of wastewater was released at the 200 block of Hallcrest Terrace, Charlotte County Utilities said. Some of the wastewater also flowed into Lake Niagra.

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  13. Ex-Punta Gorda officer charged in shooting seeks disability pensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 15 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Coel, who was charged with fatally shooting 73-year-old Mary Knowlton in a citizen's academy training course, is requesting a hearing with the Punta Gorda Board of Trustees next month.

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  14. 3-vehicle crash blocks Charlotte County intersectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 13 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A three-vehicle crash caused a roadblock Tuesday morning at the intersection of State Road 31 and Bermont Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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  15. Michael Russo convicted in Punta Gorda 7-Eleven killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 8 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A jury convicted a 29-year-old man Thursday of second-degree murder and first-degree arson in the 2015 death of a 7-Eleven worker.

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  16. Jury deliberation to continue in Punta Gorda murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 8 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Michael Russo faces second-degree murder and first-degree arson charges in the death of Kyle Farishian, 18, whose body was found following a fire at the 7-Eleven at Bal Harbor Boulevard and Aqui Esta Drive in November 2015. PUNTA GORDA, Fla.

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  17. Defense rests, closing arguments begin for Punta Gorda murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 7 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Michael Russo faces second-degree murder and first-degree arson charges in the death of Kyle Farishian, 18, whose body was found following a fire at the 7-Eleven at Bal Harbor Boulevard and Aqui Esta Drive in November 2015. PUNTA GORDA, Fla.

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  18. Prosecution rests in trial of Punta Gorda murder suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 6 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Michael Russo faces second-degree murder and first-degree arson charges in the death of Kyle Farishian, 18, whose body was found following a fire at the 7-Eleven at Bal Harbor Boulevard and Aqui Esta Drive in November 2015. PUNTA GORDA, Fla.

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  19. Testimony in Punta Gorda 7-11 murder trial centers on gas canRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 5 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Jurors spent Monday listening to testimony regarding a gas can found at the home of a man accused of killing a 7-Eleven clerk, then setting the store on fire in 2015.

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  20. Second motion filed to drop Punta Gorda chiefa s fatal shooting chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 2 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. For the second time in two months, Punta Gorda Police Chief Tom Lewis is fighting to have his charge related to a fatal 2016 citizens academy shooting dropped.

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