Charlotte County

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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Search ends for missing boater, found in Monroe County

A previously missing boater was found in good health Sunday in Monroe County, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. Benjamin R. Hartman, 41, was...

Crash snarls I-75 at Jones Loop Rd. near Punta Gorda

A crash snarled traffic Saturday on Interstate 75 at mile marker 161, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash happened around 1 p.m. and...
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Patients waiting months for results from Port Charlotte imaging service

Complaints continue to flood in from a radiology office in Port Charlotte. Advanced Imaging touts itself as providing quick and "real time" service, but several...
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Human trafficking survivors come together to raise awareness

This weekend human trafficking survivors will come together to raise awareness and money for victim aid. Jamie Walton was just 14-years-old when she became a...
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Charlotte County students to join worldwide ‘March For Our Lives’

Southwest Florida students will be marching Saturday in solidarity with thousands of other gun reform supporters across the world. The March For Our Lives campaign...

8 arrested in Port Charlotte drug bust

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested eight people Thursday during a search warrant on Ednor Avenue. The following individuals were arrested at a home on...

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