Charlotte County

DOT says SunPass users can have overdrafts reimbursed

Thursday, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced that the Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) has deployed a system for processing SunPass overdraft claims. Starting today,...
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Businesses and employees suffer financially from effects of red tide

Employees who work in Charlotte County pushed hard for a local state of emergency for the red tide problem and commissioners decided to issue...

Red Dot Program provides first responders with information during emergencies

During an emergency, it may be hard to answer important medical questions and provide emergency contact information. That's where the Red Dot Program comes in. The...
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I-75 reopens after 13 hour closure due to hazmat spill

A hazmat spill situation has closed all northbound lanes of I-75 between Bayshore Road and Tuckers Grade Monday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol Troopers made...
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Brendan McKay: Stone Crabs’ two-way player

When asked if there was a player in the past that he looked up to, or modeled his game after, Brendan McKay said, "Babe...

Early voting kicks off in Lee, Collier and Glades counties

Early voting kicked off in Lee, Collier and Glades counties Saturday, after early voting began for Charlotte, DeSoto and Hendry counties Monday. Florida is a...
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Neighbors help catch porch thief, stolen packages returned

Neighbors helped identify a man who had stolen packages from Harbour Boulevard by reporting suspicious behavior to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. A man witnessed...
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SWFL schools beef up security and safety programs for back to school

As kids are headed back into the classroom, new safety changes both mandatory and voluntary are being added to enhance school security in Lee,...
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Punta Gorda Police Department revamps policies and procedures

It's been six months since the new Punta Gorda police chief took over the department and new policies are now in place. The goal —...

Contract teacher arrested at Charlotte Correctional Institution

A contract teacher was arrested Charlotte Correctional Institution, the Florida Department of Corrections Office said. Doris Vidrine, 50, of Port Charlotte, is facing charges of...

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