Charlotte County

Gilchrist Bridge in Punta Gorda reopened following fatal motorcycle crash

A fatal motorcycle crash Sunday temporarily shut down the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 on the Gilchrist Bridge, according to the Punta Gorda Police...
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Large invasive lizards spotted in SWFL cause for concern to pet owners

Large lizards are posing a threat to SWFL pets. They're called Argentine Black and White Tegu lizards and are known to prey upon other...

Port Charlotte man sentenced to 10 years in prison for child porn

A 56-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for child pornography, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. Everett Grubb, of Port Charlotte,...

2nd suspect arrested in Port Charlotte shooting

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested a second suspect in connection to a disturbance call involving gunshots Wednesday morning. Darnell Horace, 21, was found and arrested...
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‘We’re actually leaving’: Beachgoers feel effects of red tide on Boca Grande

Lindsay Macklin and her family traveled from Wisconsin to vacation on Boca Grande Beach, and experienced some of the side effects associated with red...
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2 arrested after gunshots reported in Port Charlotte

Two people have been arrested in connection with reports of gunshots early Wednesday morning, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. Daniel Bouchard, 20, was...
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As scams get more sophisticated the AARP ‘Imposter IQ Quiz’ tests your knowledge

Judy Schnabel never thought she would be one to fall for a scam. That was until she almost did, "I was shocked. I felt like...

Erasing Medical Debt: First $10K in donations erase $1,136,140 of debt in SWFL

Many Southwest Florida residents have answered the call to help erase medical debt in our area and have paid off 716 medical debt accounts...
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Punta Gorda to mull gas ordinance to protect drivers from skimmers, fraud

The City of Punta Gorda will discuss a possible ordinance to require additional protections at gas stations Wednesday. Shannon Latimer, of Punta Gorda, said she...
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Know your zone: officials urge SWFL to make plans for hurricane season

Hurricane season is here, whether SWFL likes it or not. With Hurricane Irma still fresh on the minds of many in Florida, it's even more...

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