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FHP releases list of ‘Most Wanted Fugitives’; 6 in SWFL

The Florida Highway Patrol released a list of its "Most Wanted Fugitives" in the state. Six people on the list were wanted for crashes in...
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Pine Island couple builds solar-powered home after Hurricane Charley

Living through the devastation of Hurricane Charley in 2004 sparked an idea for a couple on Pine Island. Jay Nygard is the founder of Go...
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2 Charlotte County hospitals receive near-failing grades

Several Charlotte County hospitals received low ranking grades. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that grades hospitals nationwide, gave Bayfront Health locations in Punta...

Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for arson in Charlotte County

A man was sentenced on Monday to 20 years in prison for arson, according to the State Attorney's Office. Ismail Tisdale was sentenced as a...
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Video shows car driving wrong way on US 41 in Punta Gorda

Charlotte County residents expressed their concerns Tuesday over potential dangers with one-way roads. The Punta Gorda Police Department shared this video on Facebook showing an...

Charlotte County man sentenced to life in prison for sexual battery on a child

A 28-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison on capital sexual battery on a child under 12 in Charlotte County which was a...
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SWFL man finds pain relief with ‘Oxford Partial’ knee replacement

A physician in Southwest Florida offered a more cost effective procedure by completing a partial knee replacement. The average cost to replace an entire knee...
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Popular Punta Gorda military history museum moving to new location

The Military Heritage Museum in Charlotte County is making history of its own. "Our intent is really to bring a world class museum," said Patti...

Crews work to extinguish 60-acre brush fire in Charlotte County

Crews worked to extinguish a 60-acre brush fire Wednesday evening on Oil Well Road, according to the Charlotte County Fire Department. The brush fire sparked...
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‘It’s also personal’: Vietnam vets honor comrades at Punta Gorda memorial

For Anthony "Bud" Bell, a 30-year Air Force veteran and Vietnam Memorial Wall of Southwest Florida board member, the wall is personal. "It memorializes the...

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