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Punta Gorda council considering to build sound barriers around pickleball courts

A heavy topic surrounding the Punta Gorda community is how to stop the noise coming from the pickleball courts. "The City Council is like a...
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Curbing Your Costs: How recycling right could save you money

Do you know what’s supposed to go in your curbside recycling bin? Our garbage and recycling rates cost us hundreds of dollars every year, and...
Youth substance-abuse prevention coalition hosts 5K and Fun Walk. (Drug-Free Punta Gorda photo)video

5K and Fun Walk raises money for youth drug prevention

There is no doubt there is a drug crisis in our country. But one group in Southwest Florida is fighting back, helping the next...

Motorcyclist arrested in North Port, accused of taunting police, reckless driving

Over the past several weeks, the North Port Police Department say they have worked to stop a white Honda motorcycle many times for reckless...

One year after Parkland massacre, SWFL students get candid about mental health

One Year Later High school students Joshua, Aaron and Ariana say memories of Parkland are constantly on their mind. “I was nervous, I was sad, I...
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Southwest Florida club scores a prestigious opportunity with the NBA

A hobby turns into an opportunity like no other as a Southwest Florida club will help the National Basketball Association build a plane replica for...
Man panhandles as he holds a sign. (WINK News photo)video

Charlotte County will charge panhandlers a $10 fee

In an effort to discourage panhandling, Charlotte County plans to charge a fee and designate certain roads where it is legal. Donald Grupe said he...
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Utility bills increase in Charlotte County to compensate for rapid growth

Charlotte County leaders said the area is experiencing rapid growth. To compensate, the county wants to increase utility bills for residents. Max Jaroszewski said he...

Western Michigan University to close its location in Punta Gorda

Western Michigan University announced Tuesday it's set to close its Punta Gorda location. According to the university in a statement: "Upon thoughtful consideration and deliberation, Western...
Online romance scams increase as Valentine's Day nears. (CBS News photo)

CCSO: Beware of online romance scams as Valentine’s Day nears

With Valentine’s Day around the corner and loneliness at an all-time high, it’s important to be on high alert when looking for love online. The...

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