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Charlotte County man creates device to safely lock away, track guns

For nearly 30 years, Terry Gilbert has been trying to keep guns out of the hands of children and criminals. For him—it's personal. "When the boy...
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Boat thief’s attempted escape, rescue broadcast live on Facebook

Deputies say a man in Charlotte County took off with a stolen boat and crashed it into a sandbar Thursday morning. It was the last...
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High taxes prompt Charlotte County church to cancel Easter egg hunt

An annual Easter egg hunt was canceled at a Port Charlotte church to clear the way for a fundraiser. The Community Life Assembly of God,...

Suspected boat thief runs aground, is rescued, arrested

A man is in custody after allegedly stealing a boat and running aground on a sandbar. At 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, an Englewood resident reported...
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National Vietnam War Veterans Day honors vets in Charlotte County

Veterans who served during the Vietnam War were paid tribute Thursday during a ceremonial pinning at Solaris Healthcare. There were 37 veterans and six surviving...
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Fishermen’s Village timeshares still closed after Irma

Timeshare owners at Fishermen's Village will be unable to stay at vacation condos as an insurance battle is underway after Hurricane Irma. WINK News reporter...

Charlotte County implements burn ban amid drought, fire danger

An emergency ordinance prohibiting outdoor burning and using fireworks and sparklers was passed Tuesday, Charlotte County commissioners said. There will be no outdoor burning, which...

Coast Guard find previously overdue kayaker safe

The Coast Guard located a kayaker who was previously reported overdue Tuesday afternoon. He was found safe. https://twitter.com/USCGSoutheast/status/978634453361848320 57-year-old James Matthew Soltis, a resident of Lockport,...

Punta Gorda traffic stop leads to 2 drug-related arrests

An initial traffic stop led to two drug-related arrests involving methamphetamine Sunday, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said. A man —later identified as Joshua Matzen,...

PHOTOS: Fire season in SWFL

Fire season in SWFL is in full swing, and residents in several counties are feeling, and seeing, the affects of the fire and smoke. Check...

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