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New program at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda teaching tools for success

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A new program at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda on Marion Avenue gives students with developmental disabilities hands-on job training. WINK News reporter Kristi Gross explains how the program is impacting lives. MORE: District unveils new programs for Bonita Springs High School MORE:

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 00:27:52

Patchy a.m. fog, isolated p.m. rain await SWFL travelers

Sunset over Lake Farrell, Broadmoor Park, Rotonda West (Photo via Marsha Welch) FORT MYERS, Fla. Patchy fog will spread during the morning, meteorologist Matt Devitt said. But that will give way to sun and isolated rain as the high temperature hits 83.Sunset over Lake Farrell, Broadmoor Park, Rotond

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 10:40:40

2-year-old girl rescued from drowning

A 2-year-old girl nearly drowned in a pond but was rescued by a neighbor who got to her just in time. Wesley Northrup said he was leaving his apartment at the Seven Palms complex in Punta Gorda Monday morning when he spotted the toddler floating facedown in the water. "I immediately just ran into th

WZVN-TV - 2017-11-22 03:59:00

Gas prices decreasing in Southwest Florida as 51 million Americans plan holiday travel

There are no Black Friday deals to be had at the gas pump. But gas prices are decreasing after an unseasonable spike, good news for motorists traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. Prices jumped suddenly Nov. 7, due to a rise in the cost of oil in part caused by the lingering effects of hurricanes

NEWS-PRESS - 2017-11-21 17:50:09

Wire transfer fraud targets homebuyers in SWFL

CHARLOTTE COUNTY - Scammers and fraudsters are making the momentous event of closing on a house terrifying by tricking homebuyers into wiring them the money. Just ask Pamela Legacy and Chuck Sweeney. "I was about ready to puke on my shoes, really," Legacy said. The couple was ready to close on a hom


2-year-old girl nearly drowns in pond at Punta Gorda apartment complex

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. A 2-year-old girl nearly drowned Monday in a pond at Seven Palms Apartments on Slash Pine Circle, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said. Nearby resident Wesley Northrop found the child unresponsive and floating in the pond at the apartment complex on the 1200 block of Slash Pi

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 04:13:41

Punta Gorda names new police chief

Pamela R. Davis, a Baltimore police official and former Anne Arundel County deputy police chief, has been named the next Punta Gorda Police Chief. She will start Jan. 2. Davis is director of the Professional Development and Training Academy for the city of Baltimore Police Department. She previously

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-11-21 13:50:37

New Police Chief selected in Punta Gorda

PUNTA GORDA, FL (WWSB) - Pamela R. Davis is the next to serve as the Punta Gorda Police Chief. Former Chief, Tom Lewis, was terminated in the wake of the fatal shooting of a retired librarian during a citizens academy demonstration in August, 2016. Davis has 26 years of experience in police service


Meigs woman faces 5th round of TennCare fraud charges

A Meigs County woman is now facing her fifth round of TennCare fraud charges. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Elizabeth A. Lamb, 39, of Decatur. She is charged in a McMinn County indictment with fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance by doctor shopping. The charg

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2017-11-22 16:30:00

VCA kindergartners have answers to question, 'How do you cook a turkey?'

Kindergarteners at Valley Christian Academy in Riceville were asked, "How do you cook a turkey?" Their insightful and informative answers are as follows: Carson Moody: "On the stove. Only Nana cooks the turkey and probably on the oven maybe a little salt and pepper on it." Molly Finch: "First you ki

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2017-11-22 16:30:00

Roby Helm recall petition likely to be approved

A recall petition against Etowah City Commissioner Roby Helm will likely be in circulation soon. On Tuesday evening, the McMinn County Election Commission was presented with a recall petition submitted by Cat Pate, who wrote on the petition its purpose is to recall Helm due to what she called his "u

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2017-11-22 16:30:00

McMinn High's Erick Innis named Tennessee's science teacher of the year

Erick Innis, biology teacher at McMinn County High School, was recently named the Tennessee Science Teachers Association High School Science Educator of the Year. He was presented the award at the TSTA Annual Conference Awards Luncheon in Murfreesboro. Innis is in his fifth year teaching biology at

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2017-11-22 16:30:00

Three Meigs Co. races may be contested

Several contested races are shaping up already as candidates are picking up their nominating petitions in Meigs County. The first date to pick up the petition was Friday, and 17 people had claimed theirs as of Tuesday, resulting in three potential contested races. Darrell Davis, the incumbent Circui

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2017-11-22 16:30:00

'Digital divide' hurts rural areas

"Please don't break the Internet before rural gets it." That's what my pal and co-worker, Edyael Casaperalta, wrote in an op-ed back in 2014. Her message was aimed at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which was, at that time, developing rules for protecting free speech and access to the I

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2017-11-22 16:30:00

State Fire Marshal urges Thanksgiving kitchen safety

NASHVILLE - As families prepare to gather for Thanksgiving Day feasts this Thursday, Nov. 23, the State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to incorporate good cooking safety habits into their plans in order to avoid a holiday home fire. Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for h

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2017-11-22 16:30:00

Fantasy of Trees is this week

KNOXVILLE - East Tennessee Children's Hospital presents the Fantasy of Trees, East Tennessee's premiere Christmas event. This year's event is titled "Over the River and Through the Woods" and takes place from Nov. 22-26, at the Knoxville Convention Center. The proceeds from Fantasy of Trees benefit

DAILYPOSTATHENIAN.COM - 2017-11-22 16:30:00

Baldwin Park Unified to fill school board vacancy by appointment

The Baldwin Park Unified School District Board of Education is seeking applications to fill a vacancy on the school board by appointment. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Nov. 29. The appointee will complete the final year of former board member Carlos Lopez, who stepped down last month due to health

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE - 2017-11-21 19:34:18

Santa to visit Baldwin Park's tree lighting ceremony

The city of Baldwin Park invites the community to its annual tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Esther Snyder Community Center, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd. The event will feature performances by the East Valley Boys and Girls Club, Julia McNeill Senior Center Carolers, Pualani's P

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE - 2017-11-21 19:28:28

SGV Man Killed In Hit-and-Run

POMONA, CA - A 46-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Pomona, police said Tuesday. Officers responded to the area of East Grand Avenue and Reservoir Street at 8:17 p.m. Monday regarding a report of a man down in traffic lanes, lying east of the railroad tracks, according to the Pomona

PATCH - 2017-11-21 20:31:06

Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign is a Success

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center held a press conference on November 17 to announce the results of a month-long collection drive to benefit survivors of domestic violence. The drive, held in partnership with Congresswoman Judy Chu and Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and local women's she

PATCH - 2017-11-22 19:04:36