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Man’s body pulled from river, child found dead

The investigation into a likely suicide has led to a possible murder scene in Fort Myers. Authorities yesterday found John Medina’s abandoned car on the Cape Coral Bridge. They pulled his body from the Caloosahatchee River a few hours later. Police then went to his home in Fort Myers and found Medina’s four-year-old daughter Sophie […]

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Wal-Mart associates donate school supplies

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says a donation from its school resource officers and some Wal-Mart employees has helped students receive school supplies. The store employees last week gave the sheriff $2,000 in backpacks, notebooks, binders, paper, pens, pencils, and markers. The supplies go to the school resource officers at their posts. They now give […]

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Elkcam Blvd Work Starts

Over the next year, construction crews will be replacing more than a mile of water mains and storm drains, and installing a 10-foot wide multipurpose path along Elkcam Boulevard in the Parkview neighborhood. Groundbreaking for the 4.2-million dollar project was yesterday. Construction should take about 12 months. Parkview residents say they feel the neighborhood has […]

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Scott Campaigns in Sarasota

Gov. Rick Scott was in Sarasota yesterday on a campaign stop on Monday trying to draw attention to his job creation history and accusing former Gov. Charlie Crist of being responsible for killing jobs. Scott, a Republican, stressed repeatedly that under his administration, Florida has added 620,000 jobs since he was elected in 2010, while […]

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Boil Order in Effect

A failure at the Buirnt Store water treatment plant yesterday has forced Charlotte County Utilities officials to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Notice. That failure happened about 4:30am yestrerday, according to a press release from CCU. Affected Customers for the Burnt Store Service Area Include: All CCU customers in the Burnt Store area including Tern […]

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