Month: August 2019

Mass shooting threat suspect was Baker Acted here

Charlotte deputies handled calls years ago about Punta Gorda man in FBI case A Punta Gorda man had his mental health evaluated three times and was Baker Acted five years before making alleged threats to conduct a mass shooting at a church in Memphis, Tenn. Thomas McVicker, 38, was arrested Monday in Indianapolis for the

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Did wrong meds cause man’s stroke?

PUNTA GORDA — On Dec. 23, 2017, Robert Bolssen picked up what he thought was his anti-stroke medication from a Punta Gorda Walmart, according to a lawsuit filed this month in Charlotte County. A month later, he suffered from a stroke, according to the suit. Bolssen allegedly received the wrong medication, which had been mislabeled

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