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Fundraising falls short for one SWFL fireworks show

Independence Day means different things to different people. But for Sydney Meals, it means the annual Englewood fireworks show. "Fireworks is what people think about...

Lightning believed to have sparked fire at Cape Haze golf course Sunday

Deputies and firefighters worked to control a small fire that started in Charlotte County Sunday morning. The fire sparked at the Rotonda Golf Club in...
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Four shot early Sunday during birthday party at Punta Gorda event center

A shooting during the early morning hours on Sunday sent hundreds of people in Charlotte County running for their lives. "I ran for cover and...

1 dead, 1 injured in Charlotte County crash

One person died and another was seriously injured Sunday morning in a crash on State Road 31, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Honorio Mejia...
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Several injured in Charlotte County shooting

Four people were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning at the Harbour Heights Civic Association on Habour Drive, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff's...
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Red Tide threatening fish, tourism along SWFL beaches

Red Tide is threatening beaches across Southwest Florida. On Friday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released the latest red tide map. Charlotte County is...

Punta Gorda man found guilty of sexual battery on a child

A Charlotte County man faces life in prison after he was found guilty of three counts of sexual battery on a child less than...
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SWFL organization raises awareness of growing need for foster parents

The Children's Network of Southwest Florida is working to encourage more people to become foster parents. WINK News reporter Kristi Gross has more details. Watch...

Woman arrested for prostitution at Port Charlotte massage parlor

An employee of Taiji Massage in Port Charlotte is facing prostitution charges, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. On Thursday, an undercover detective entered...
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Steel and aluminum tariffs continue to worry SWFL contractors

Southwest Florida contractors worry recent steel and aluminum tariffs will impact their businesses. Brenden Walker, president of Hammerhead Construction Services, has been busy with new...

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