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Former First Lady Barbara Bush leaves legacy in SWFL

Former First Lady Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a republican political dynasty, died Tuesday at the age of 92. Barbara brought her passion for reading for...
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Englewood barber shop still closed after hit-and-run

This business is personal for Irving's Barber Shop co-owner Kris Boyden. "I got to think that the reason that the building is still standing and...
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SWFL passengers voice concerns over scathing Allegiant investigation

Frequent flyers have mixed feelings concerning Allegiant Air flights—the only carrier out of the Punta Gorda airport. "I've flown only a few times and I've...
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Strong storms pass through SWFL Sunday evening

Strong thunderstorms and wind gusts swept through Southwest Florida Sunday afternoon and into the evening hours. The system was part of the same powerful weather...
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SWFL residents climb ‘Over the Edge’ for a good cause

Brave residents will go "Over the Edge" on Saturday to benefit the nonprofit organization Drug Free Charlotte County. Participants will rappel down the Suntrust Bank...
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FDOT mulls expansion of Harborview Rd. in Charlotte Harbor

The Florida Department of Transportation is considering different options to expand Harborview Road in Charlotte County. The nearly $29 million project would widen Harborview Road...

Verizon service restored following outages

Verizon services were restored Friday morning after outages that affected 911 calls. https://twitter.com/CCSOFLSheriff/status/984731244859740162 Verizon Communications was experiencing an outage Thursday evening that could impact regular and...
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Officials: Punta Gorda water safe to drink, not toxic

The reason why Punta Gorda's residents water smell and tastes a little weird is because of the algae blooms in the water. Algae blooms were detected...
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Charlotte, Collier counties searching for resource officer candidates

Collier and Charlotte counties are facing a similar issue when it comes to hiring additional resource officers — the applications are scarce. Gov. Rick Scott's...

Englewood woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for drug trafficking

A 48-year-old woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading open to the court in four cases involving drug trafficking, according to...

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