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Man arrested for child abuse of girlfriend’s 6-month-old in Charlotte County

A 6-month-old baby is fighting for life Friday night after investigators say a babysitter abused them inside a home. Neighbors we spoke to hope...
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Google being sued for spying on schoolkids; SWFL parent not surprised

Is Google spying on your kids? New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming it is monitoring every movement of children who use Google...
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How are kids who make school threats getting the help they need?

Most school threats are not credible, but every one of them is disruptive. This week, the Florida Department of Education published its discipline data for...
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Students sent home with message to parents about how to act during a school...

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says parents of students made matters worse during a deputy response to a school lockdown in January. A lockdown occurred last...
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Brush fire in Charlotte County Gulf Cove community is now out

A brush fire in the Charlotte County community of Gulf Cove that threatened four homes earlier Thursday is now out, according to Charlotte County...
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Expansion of Burnt Store Road could be done ahead of schedule

Safety changes for the Burnt Store corridor thousands of commuters drive every day—could be done ahead of schedule. Burnt Store Road stretches almost 20 miles...
The self-defense class with participants learning hands-on skills. (Credit: WINK News)

CCSO instills skill and confidence in self-defense for women classes

Dozens of women gathered in a large studio on Wednesday in Charlotte County to learn from a team of skilled instructors that have taught...
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Community working to make getting onto US 41 from Burnt Store Isles safer

Punta Gorda's Burnt Store Isles neighborhood is getting more crowded and so are the roads. "It's a combination of the build-out, season and also the...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Feb. 19

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help out the community and give...
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Good Wheels transportation halts services due to financial constraints

Good Wheels medical transportation is suspending its services, effective immediately at the end of the day on Wednesday. Joan Gordon depends on Good Wheels to...

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