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Military to jam GPS signals in Florida during testing exercises

Over the next few days, your GPS may be unreliable or unavailable due to a military testing exercise, according to the FAA.  The exercise will...
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Suspect arrested for shooting into a vehicle in Port Charlotte

A man has been arrested after being accused of shooting into a car in Port Charlotte Friday morning. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office,...
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Suspect arrested for hit-and-run that killed bicyclist in Charlotte County

Florida Highway Patrol says a man has been arrested for the hit-and-run death of Robert Hurst, 44, who was struck and killed on his...
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Harry Chapin partnership helps Punta Gorda food pantry expand

A food pantry in Punta Gorda has seen such significant growth that it needs a bigger location. It quickly started expanding after partnering with...
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Port Charlotte man was hit by an SUV, has serious injuries

A Port Charlotte man has serious injuries after an SUV hit him on Thursday morning while he was walking. A 69-year-old woman was driving a...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Jan. 15

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...

Nine Most Wanted Wednesday suspects nabbed in five months

Since August, nine suspects featured on WINK News' Most Wanted Wednesday have been arrested. Nine fugitives caught – likely from tips from WINK viewers –...
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Special needs adults group grows fruits, vegetables for those in need

From their hands to your table. A group of adults with special needs grows fruits and vegetables at a community garden in Punta Gorda. That food...

Allegiant Air announces new route to Savannah from Punta Gorda Airport

On Tuesday, Allegiant Air announced a new nonstop route to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport from Punta Gorda Airport beginning June 6, 2020. To celebrate, Allegiant...
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Dead snake found in Rotonda West under investigation, possible python

Southwest Florida is home to an array of wild animals. But not all of them are welcome in our neighborhoods. We spoke to homeowners...

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