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New search area for Punta Gorda woman missing since 1995

Authorities say a tipped location has been an area of interest from the beginning for a 24-year-old cold case, but it was never the...
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Firefighters rescue two women from a burning home

Karin StGeorge is at a loss for words as she walks through what used to be her living room and kitchen after an intense...
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K9 units search for possible gravesite in Punta Gorda cold case

Working to bring closure to a 24-year-old case in Charlotte County, K9 units are searching 12 acres for a woman who was considered missing,...
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Marco Island realtor accused of Ponzi scheme, stealing $400K

Deceiving promises were part of a Ponzi scheme in Southwest Florida. While big plans were in store for the new Sunseeker Resort at Charlotte...
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Flahive cold case investigation could be connected to killer Barr

WINK News learned from a neighbor that Philip Barr, who was convicted of murder in 2015 for killing a teen in 2001, used to...
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Fueling the fight against gas skimmers: Charlotte County cracks down

At the start of the new year Charlotte County vowed to crack down on skimming devices that ultimately took your money and put it...
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Partnership helps criminals struggling with mental illness

Locking them up and throwing away the key is a thing of the past for the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. The agency is partnering with...
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New witness leads detectives to suspect a killer is on the loose

For 24-years, Christine Flahive's disappearance in Punta Gorda has been a dark, unanswered question. But now, just days after the anniversary of her disappearance, detectives...
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Charlotte County school district adds 30 minutes to school day

Charlotte County public school students will be ringing in the 2019 school year with a new bell schedule. The School District of Charlotte County is...
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Fort Myers Police Department searching for escaped inmates

The Fort Myers Police Department is looking for two escaped prisoners from the Price Halfway House at 2515 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. Adam Phillips,...

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