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Experts weigh in on connection between drugs and violence in youth

After the Parkland shooting, one watchdog group is raising concerns about guns and drugs, and the relationship between the two. "Be safe. Don't take psychiatric...
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Gilchrist Park parking lot removal grows on some, change wanted by others

Parking headaches grow and people who visit Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda say they can't find parking because of renovations. The new park came with...
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Solar trees coming to Englewood park could energize your life

They're not your typical trees but they're sprouting up in Southwest Florida and the solar trees are collecting energy at parks in Englewood. Crews are...

Punta Gorda lifts citywide medical marijuana dispensary ban

A temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries within the city was lifted Wednesday. The vote came during a Punta Gorda City Council meeting. An ordinance was...

Students in Southwest Florida walk out against gun violence

Students across Southwest Florida are walking out of class today in protest against gun violence. The walk outs are in response to the recent shooting...
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‘It’s just a big job’: Punta Gorda seawall repairs underway

The pieces of crumbling seawalls will soon be repaired more than five months after Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida. "It was a total wreck," said...
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Rescue group asking homeowners to let owls burrow on their property

With more developments popping up in Cape Coral, nearly 2,500 owls are left with almost nowhere to go. Now one local group is trying...
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Students share their thoughts on school safety after Parkland

The images of students running for their lives and huddled in classrooms continue to haunt many while the community recovers from the horrific events...
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Man jailed after shaking newborn baby, causing its brain to bleed

A baby is fighting for his life tonight after a Charlotte County man shook the five-week-old so hard it caused his brain to bleed. The...
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Security to tighten in SWFL schools following Parkland shooting

Southwest Florida school districts will see an increase in security following the Parkland school shooting on Wednesday. Collier County released an enhanced school safety plan...

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