Charlotte County

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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Local mayors, leaders rallying to send Lake O releases elsewhere

Sanibel's mayor took his mission for clean water to Fort Myers Beach on Monday. He's leading the charge against the fresh water releases from...
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Charlotte County bar owners seek answers after woman smashes in windows

The search is on for a suspect who authorities say broke the window at a Charlotte County bar. The incident happened at Hawgz and Dawgz,...
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‘Tuckers Point’ project proposes over 1,600 homes, retail space, restaurants & more

A developer has plans to add a massive hotel along with hundreds of homes on the side of I-75 near the Tuckers Grade exit...
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Procedure helping SWFL patients with spinal stenosis

Bernard Uhlmann and Karen Nagel both know what it's like to live with spinal stenosis in Southwest Florida. "Really severe pain in my legs limiting...
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New guinea flatworms surface in SWFL

Creepy and potentially dangerous crawlers are making their way up to Southwest Florida. Most new guinea flatworms are found in South Florida, but they have...

Brush fire prompts road closure in Port Charlotte

A brush fire that began burning Wednesday afternoon prompted Ormond Street to close, according to Charlotte County officials. The approximately three-acre fire started around 3:30...

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