Charlotte County

Hunger Walk: Enjoy a meal and help feed others in need

Starting Tuesday, enjoy a meal and help feed others in need. Southwest Florida restaurants are helping the WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk this year by...
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New Punta Gorda police chief starts today

Chief Pamela R. Davis will take over the Punta Gorda Police Department Tuesday. Davis, who will be the first woman to lead the Punta Gorda...
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Bobcat found stranded under Charlotte County fishing pier returns to wild

A bobcat found stranded last week underneath a fishing pier returned Monday to the wild. WINK News reporter Kristi Gross spoke with the woman...
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Charlotte County tenants frustrated with landlord over safety hazards

A Charlotte County man believes his landlord is ignoring him and other tenants regarding safety hazards in their home. WINK News reporter Kristi Gross headed...
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Sailboat uses sensors, satellites to track red tide in Charlotte County

A sailboat launched Wednesday off of Algiers Beach to track red tide in Charlotte County. WINK News reporter Tayor Bisckay explains how the boat uses sensors...
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New chief to take over embattled Punta Gorda Police Dept.

Chief Pamela R. Davis will take over the Punta Gorda Police Department on Jan. 2, 2018. Davis, who will be the first woman to lead...
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Red tide takes toll on tourism in Charlotte County

The smell of dead fish due to red tide is clogging up beaches in Charlotte County. Medium concentrations of red tide, or Karenia brevis, is...

What causes red tide off the Southwest Florida coast?

What causes red tide? The algae that keeps making headlines can have a huge affect on wildlife in Southwest Florida. Red tide can work its...
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Red tide washes dead fish ashore on Stump Pass Beach in Englewood

Hundreds of fish were washed ashore Christmas Day at Stump Pass Beach State Park due to medium levels of red tide in Charlotte County. MORE:...
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Man with gun leads to Punta Gorda schools lockdown

A 25-year-old man was arrested after he put three schools in Punta Gorda on lockdown, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. Wade Lee Brown...

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