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  1. Motorcyclist seriously injured in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A motorcyclist from Punta Gorda was seriously injured in a crash when he failed to negotiate a curve on Honore Avenue in Nokomis on Sunday. Earl Dave Gipson, 41, was riding along Honore Avenue approaching the Laurel Road intersection around 6:15 p.m. when his Suzuki motorcycle traveled into the grass median.

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  2. Husband of Punta Gorda woman killed during role-playing drill speaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Punta Gorda man whose wife was shot and killed by a police officer during a training exercise is speaking about the moment that left him stunned in disbelief.

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  3. Sarasota attracts more OlympiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Sarasota continues to be a magnet for the world's top athletes. First Cuba's Olympians in rowing spent July training at Benderson Park.

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  4. New details on cop who accidentally...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The officer who shot and killed a 73-year-old retired librarian during a police "shoot/don't shoot" demonstration in Florida was accused of using excessive force with his police dog and resigned from another police agency in 2013 for failing to satisfactorily complete an agency field training program. Officer Lee Coel , 28, was put on administrative leave Tuesday as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates why real ammunition was used by mistake at an event designed to bring police and the public together in the small Gulf Coast city of Punta Gorda.

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  5. Officer identified in Punta Gorda caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Punta Gorda Police Department officer involved in the shooting death of a 73-year-old woman was identified Wednesday as K-9 Officer Lee Coel. WINK photo PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Punta Gorda Police Department officer involved in the shooting death of a 73-year-old woman was identified Wednesday as K-9 Officer Lee Coel, according to a report from WINK.

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  6. Woman shares Citizen Academy experienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    "They were actually with you, they helped you load the gun. ... Then you would shoot, put it down, then step back," said Cyndee Haydon, who attended the Citizen Academy offered by the Pinellas sheriff.

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  7. Officer kills woman during gun demoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A woman was killed by a police officer in front 34 people during a live gun demonstration Tuesday, the Punta Gorda Police Department said PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A woman was killed by a police officer in front 34 people during a live gun demonstration Tuesday, the Punta Gorda Police Department said in a report from WINK.

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  8. Two seriously hurt in I-275 crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Two people were seriously injured when a pickup struck a disabled vehicle early today in Manatee County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. About 5 a.m., a 2010 Nissan Versa was partially off the pavement on the left side of the road on southbound Interstate 275 north of Holly Road, according to a report.

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  9. Suspect sought in burning of rabbitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Manasseh Walker, 22, of Englewood, is charged with aggravated animal cruelty for the intentional burning of a domestic rabbit. Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Manasseh Walker, 22, of Englewood, is charged with aggravated animal cruelty for the intentional burning of a domestic rabbit, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

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  10. Florida 2 hour ago 5:44 a.m.The Villages is nation's fastest growing, againRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    For the third year in a row, the retirement community The Villages in central Florida was the nation's fastest-growing metro area. New figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that The Villages had the nation's fastest population growth rate at 4.3 percent from July 2014 to July 2015.

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  11. Florida 1 hour ago 11:54 a.m.Missing Child Alert canceled for S. Fla. teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Florida Missing Child Alert issued for a Punta Gorda teen was canceled about an hour and a half after it was sent out to the media Tuesday. Authorities were looking for Makayla Mosner, 15, who was last seen in the area of Carmelita & US 41 in Punta Gorda.

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  12. Tornado damages 30 homes in Punta Gorda; no injuriesRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Several homes are uninhabitable and more are damaged, but no injuries were reported after the rGorda, Florida -- The cleanup will take weeks or months to repair what the EF 1 tornado packing winds up to 110 miles per hour destroyed in minutes or less Tornado damages 30 homes in Punta Gorda; no injuries Several homes are uninhabitable and more are damaged, but no injuries were reported after the rGorda, Florida -- The cleanup will take weeks or months to repair what the EF 1 tornado packing winds up to 110 miles per hour destroyed in minutes or less Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1QFR4Nh Punta Gorda, Florida -- The cleanup will take weeks or months to repair what the EF 1 tornado packing winds up to 110 miles per hour destroyed in minutes or less.

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  13. Ruskin man arrested for wrong-way DUI crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A 21-year-old Ruskin man has been arrested and charged with DUI following a wrong-way crash on E. Adamo Road just west of U.S. Highway 301 in Tampa. Ruskin man arrested for wrong-way DUI crash A 21-year-old Ruskin man has been arrested and charged with DUI following a wrong-way crash on E. Adamo Road just west of U.S. Highway 301 in Tampa.

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  14. Ruskin man arrested for wrong-way DUI crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A 21-year-old Ruskin man has been arrested and charged with DUI following a wrong-way crash on E. Adamo Road just west of U.S. Highway 301 in Tampa. Ruskin man arrested for wrong-way DUI crash A 21-year-old Ruskin man has been arrested and charged with DUI following a wrong-way crash on E. Adamo Road just west of U.S. Highway 301 in Tampa.

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  15. Marijuana candy bars prompts Florida man's arrestRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2015 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Faulty equipment on a vehicle lead to a traffic stop in Punta Gorda on Tuesday and discovery of candy bars laced with marijuana, a bag of pot and various other drugs. Marijuana candy bars prompts Florida man's arrest Faulty equipment on a vehicle lead to a traffic stop in Punta Gorda on Tuesday and discovery of candy bars laced with marijuana, a bag of pot and various other drugs.

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