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Brooksville man sets fire to neighbor's home over curb appeal, police say

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A man is accused of starting fire to his neighbor's home because he wasn't pleased with it's curb appeal. More>>

Plane kills Army Sgt., critically injures daughter on Venice Beach Video included

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A family tragedy of epic proportion played out on a beach near Venice over the weekend.
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Plane crash on Venice beach reminder of aviation danger Video included

Veteran pilot Dennis Roper checks oil in PA 28 at Clearwater Airpark similar to the one that landed on Venice Beach.  Fuel checks are also standard procedure for preflight inspections. Veteran pilot Dennis Roper checks oil in PA 28 at Clearwater Airpark similar to the one that landed on Venice Beach. Fuel checks are also standard procedure for preflight inspections.
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Sunday's fatal crash landing of a small plane on Venice Beach is a tragic reminder of how unforgiving aviation mishaps can become. More>>

Teen killed in overnight Manatee movie theater shooting, 2 suspects sought Video included

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The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says a large fight outside a movie theater led to the death of a Sarasota teen. More>>

DNA experts testify in McTear murder trial Video included

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Jurors heard gruesome testimony about bite marks and DNA on Monday in the murder trial of Richard McTear.
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Rail route doesn't include Tampa Video included

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More than three years after Florida turned down federal money to build a high-speed rail line from Tampa to Orlando, a new rail project is in the works and causing controversy. The All Aboard Florida rail would run from Miami, up the east coast of Florida and over to Orlando. More>>

Lakeland officer fired over sex scandal gets job back Video included

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David Woolverton, a sergeant caught in a sex scandal and fired from the Lakeland Police Department last year, is getting his job back. More>>

Pasco hit & run driver injures baby in stroller, parents

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The Florida Highway Patrol is asking for help finding a hit and run driver who injured a young Holiday couple and their 4-month-old baby, who they were pushing in a stroller.
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3rd case of chikungunya in Pinellas

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The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has received confirmation of its third chikungunya case in a 38-year-old male who traveled to the Caribbean in July. 
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Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured Video included

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dA father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said. More>>

Amberjack, gray triggerfish season opens Aug. 1 in the Gulf

Greater amberjack (Photo courtesy www.flmnh.ufl.edu) Greater amberjack (Photo courtesy www.flmnh.ufl.edu)
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The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in the Gulf state opens August 1st. More>>

Automated car takes Gov. Scott for ride Video included

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An automated car took Florida Governor Rick Scott for a ride Monday, as Audi tries to sell the state on its latest technology. More>>

Florida's Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 1-3, 2014

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Are you ready for the new school year? Florida's annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday can save you plenty of money. The sale starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and ends at midnight on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Here's everything you need to know.
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St. Pete man will relocate bees for free Video included

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He's a carpenter by day, but bees are his passion.  More>>

Teen killed by stray bullet in Manatee shooting

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A shooting was reported at the intersection of the US Highway 301 and University Parkway early Monday morning where a 17-year-old was struck by a bullet and killed, Manatee County Sheriff's Office said. More>>

Plane lands on Venice beach kills father, injures daughter, 9

Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice. Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice.
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An emergency landing by a small plane on Caspersen Beach in Venice claimed the life of a man walking with his young daughter Sunday, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said. More>>

Free hepatitis testing in Pinellas this week

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Department of Health Pinellas and Pinellas Planning Partnership will offer free hepatitis test and other screenings Monday and Friday. More>>

Nan Rich touts grassroots campaign for governor

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Campaign stops like the one in Pinellas County last week are how Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich is getting her message out.She doesn't have the money her opponents do. So while the two men who have already been governor are showing up in TV commercials, Rich has a different approach."I feel let the two of them go ahead and sling the mud at each other," Rich said. "I'm trying to stay above that."Richeven lumpsboth men together."On vouchers, I put them in exactly the same category,... More>>

USF Police investigates sex battery claim

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The University of South Florida Police Department is investigating a report of a sexual battery on the Tampa campus. A woman told authorities she was the victim of a sexual battery that occurred at the Juniper-Poplar Residence Hall early Sunday morning. A resident student told police officers a tall, thin black man who she did not know sexually battered her in the residence hall. Police detectives identified a suspect, who told authorities he and the woman had... More>>

ATVs, trailer missing from Winter Haven home

An ATV missing from a Winter Haven home. An ATV missing from a Winter Haven home.
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About 9 a.m. Sunday, a Winter Haven man discovered his 2006 12-foot black "Emerson" style trailer missing his yard on Roselawn St. SW. The trailer, decked out with 5 1/4 inch floor boards, had been taken overnight, the Winter Haven Police Department said. Two ATVs were on the trailer, the police department report said. One of the he ATVs was described as green/black 2005 Polaris MV7 with custom tracks in place of the tires. The second one is a tan/black 2002 Honda TRX250 2X4 with 25 inch... More>>

Automated car tests close Selmon Expressway elevated lanes

The gray Audi is the self-driving vehicle. The gray Audi is the self-driving vehicle.
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BMW touts itself as the ultimate driving machine. Audi may want to start a campaign touting its cars as the ultimate machine you don't have to drive, until you hit 40-miles an hour. The company is testing automated or piloted driving tests in Tampa on Sunday and Monday. On Monday, to facilitate those tests, the Selmon Crosstown elevated lanes will be closed from 10 am till about 3:30 or 4pm. Sue Charzan with the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority says rush hour traffic should not be aff... More>>

Pet lovers answer call to save animals

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Area pet lovers have given 91 dogs, cats and kittens housed at the Hernando County Animal Services center new homes. And not a moment too soon. The latest adoptions occurred over a three day period, which ended Saturday, according to the county animal services' website. Last week, the call went out to the community to help save the animals from possibly being euthanized. At the time, Hernando County Animal Services officials said the shelter had exceeded its capacity, so all the animals need... More>>

Armed man robs Treasure Island Walgreens location

Police say the armed man entered the store just before 5 am Sunday. Police say the armed man entered the store just before 5 am Sunday.
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Detectives with the Treasure Island Police Department are on the lookout for an armed robbery suspect who struck early Sunday morning at the Walgreens location on Gulf Blvd.The crime occurred just before 5 am. More>>

Pregnant Inverness woman injured in shooting dies

Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the home in Brooksville just before 7 pm Saturday. Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the home in Brooksville just before 7 pm Saturday.
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A 25-year-old pregnant Inverness woman injured in an accidental shooting on Saturday has died.Katherine Lynn Hoover passed away just after 3 am Sunday morning at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson. More>>

Riverview resident displaced by early morning fire

Crews responded to the scene in Riverview just before 2 am Sunday. Crews responded to the scene in Riverview just before 2 am Sunday.
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Two pole barns, a shed, a boat and a fifth-wheel trailer were completely destroyed by fire early Sunday morning in Riverview.The blaze broke out just before 2 am in the 13000 block of Lincoln Rd. More>>

FHP seeks hit-and-run driver that injured Holiday family

The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.
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A young couple was pushing their 4-month-old son in a stroller along Chatlin Rd. in Holiday Saturday afternoon when the unthinkable happened. A Carolina-blue Crown Victoria veered off the roadway and struck 17-year-old Dakota Harwood.

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Rays continue to roll with 3-0 victory over Boston

Hellickson, in just his second start of the year, pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings for Tampa Bay. Hellickson, in just his second start of the year, pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings for Tampa Bay.
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When the Boston Red Sox had chances to challenge several early calls, manager John Farrell kept quiet. So did the bats in his lineup. More>>

Search is on for Sarasota home invasion suspects

Deputies with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office are looking for three suspectss. Deputies with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office are looking for three suspectss.
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Authorities in Sarasota are asking for the public’s help in locating a trio of home invasion suspects.The crime occurred late Saturday night at a residence in the 2400 block of Booker Ave. More>>

Pregnant woman injured in accidental shooting

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Hernando County sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting of a five-month pregnant woman late Saturday.About 6:45 p.m. Saturday, theHernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center received a call about a shooting at20079 Suncrest Drive in Brooksville.Sheriff's deputies and Hernando County Fire Rescue emergency units responded to thescene, where they found Kathleen Hoover with a head injury, a ... More>>

Bradenton man facing murder charge in shooting death

Davis, 20, was booked into the Manatee County Jail late Saturday. Davis, 20, was booked into the Manatee County Jail late Saturday.
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Detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest in the shooting death of a Sarasota man. Darian K. Davis, 20, of Bradenton has been charged with first degree murder in connection with death of Justin Jervon Ates, 19, of Sarasota. Ates suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest early Saturday morning. More>>

Sun finally shines at Bucs training camp

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It was a lightning free day on day two of Bucs' training camp. The fans took home a few autographs, and the players got afull practice.Loyal fans are hoping with coach Lovie Smith bringing back the old Tampa Two defense, maybe this year's Bucs' teamwilllook more like the 2002 SuperBowl team.AHall of Famerfrom the Bucs' Super Bowl Championship team attended practice Saturday. Warren Sapp picked a good day to come out to Bucs training camp. There was plenty on sunshine and impressive catches and. More>>

Making lemonade to help cure epilepsy

Lemonade for Livy participants in front of the Gold & Diamond Source in Clearwater Lemonade for Livy participants in front of the Gold & Diamond Source in Clearwater
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It seems more special when children help other children. Such is the case with a set of Clearwater twins, who have been instrumental in drawing nationwide awareness to help find a cure for epilsepy.They inspired the slogan "Make A Stand Against Epilepsy" because of their efforts to raise money for another child called Livy.The officials 2014 "Lemonade for Livy" fundraising campaign, which launched Friday, continued today.Three Pinellas County businesses and five homeowners are hosting lemon... More>>

4-year old attacked by pit bulls laid to rest

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It's something a parent should never have to do; bury a son or daughter. But that's what Michael Sheppard and Stephanie Groulx did today, with dozens of family members and friends at their side. Their 4-year old son, Logan, was attacked and killed by his uncle's two pit bulls a week ago today in Riverview. "It was very emotional. You know, it was a very, very sad funeral. The boy was loved. He definitely was loved." Said Dustin Hall, a family friend who attended the service. "I have a little... More>>

TPD: Vehicle in fatal crash on cemetery grounds was stolen

Tampa Police investigators say the driver of the stolen Honda Civic lost control of the vehicle. Tampa Police investigators say the driver of the stolen Honda Civic lost control of the vehicle.
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A vehicle involved in a fatal crash on the grounds of the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Tampa was stolen.The two occupants of the black Honda Civic may have been involved in a shooting approximately 20 minutes before they died. More>>

Lakeland PD detective arrested on DUI charge

Lane, 41, was hired by the Lakeland Police Dept. in October 1996. Lane, 41, was hired by the Lakeland Police Dept. in October 1996.
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A detective with the Lakeland Police Department has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest Friday night on a driving under the influence charge.Billy Lane, 41, was hired by LPD in October 1996. More>>

New leader at Special Ops Command Center in Tampa

Gen. Joseph Votel will assume command next month. Gen. Joseph Votel will assume command next month.
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Army Gen. Joseph Votel will assume leadership of the U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, replacing the man widely credited with planning the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.Votel will assume leadership of Special Operations Command from Navy Adm. William McRaven. More>>

Two dead following crash on grounds of Tampa cemetery

Crime scene technicians gather evidence at the scene of a fatal crash in Tampa. Crime scene technicians gather evidence at the scene of a fatal crash in Tampa.
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Two people were killed early Saturday in a single-vehicle crash in the 4200 block of Lake Ave. in Tampa.The incident occurred just before 5 a.m. on the grounds of the Garden of Memories Cemetery. More>>

Fort Homer Hesterly Armory stirs memories for wrestling fans

The Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa opened in 1941. The Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa opened in 1941.
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On Sunday the World Wrestling Federation brought their traveling sports entertainment road show to the Tampa Bay Times Forum.Back in 1976 the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory on Howard Ave. was home to the biggest wrestling stars of the day. More>>

Lakeland man spray-paints garage door with message for thief Video included

Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door. Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.
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A Lakeland man, grieving his wife’s passing, has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos. More>>

Argument turns deadly; Clearwater man arrested on murder charge

Largo Police were dispatched to the scene just after 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Largo Police were dispatched to the scene just after 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
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A 24-year-old Clearwater man is facing murder charges after an argument turned deadly Friday afternoon at the Royal Pine condominium complex in Largo.Charles Michael Yantis was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held without bond. More>>

St. Pete man arrested on sex crime charges

Kent, 67, was arrested on Friday by deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Kent, 67, was arrested on Friday by deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
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A 67-year-old St. Petersburg man is behind bars facing a variety of charges stemming from his involvement with three juveniles.Roger Lyle Kent is being held without bond at the Pinellas County Jail. He is charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation; two counts of showing obscene material to minors and one count of committed a prohibited act in the presence of minors. More>>

Largo police say fight led to death Video included

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Largo Police are investigating a death after being called to the scene of a fight at the Royal Pine Condominiums at 4500 East Bay Drive at 5:38 p.m. More>>

Youth soccer coach in Manatee accused of sex abuse Video included

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A youth soccer coach in Manatee County has been charged with forced fondling and capital sexual battery on a young girl. More>>

Manatee massage therapist rejects plea in groping case Video included

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Kevin Holmes knew the nearly naked woman on his massage table last March was an off-duty detective. More>>

Selfie cell phone thief arrested in Lakeland Video included

Cell phone app takes selfie of woman who allegedly stole phone. Cell phone app takes selfie of woman who allegedly stole phone.
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A Lakeland woman is trying to find her stolen phone and has a very strong lead, thanks to an app a friend recently downloaded for her.Cathy Carter was in the doctor's office July 17th and went back to her car to find her phone, a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit, missing. More>>

Quick fix for Middleton's deadly dilemma

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A quick fix has been named for what's become a deadly daunting dilemma for Middleton High School students in Hillsborough County.

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Bombshell testimony in McTear trial Video included

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More bombshell game-changers in Richard McTear trial Friday left some wondering - Is the baby’s mother trying to sabotage the case? More>>

Lt. Gov. says Scott has 'huge heart'

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Now campaigning to keep the job he started a little more than six months ago, Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera says he doesn’t feel pressure to deliver Florida's Hispanic vote in the upcoming election.
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Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 14 -19

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Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 14 to 19, 2014.
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Sarasota lifeguards use lightning detectors Video included

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Sarasota County lifeguards use special lightning detectors to keep beachgoers safe.

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New restaurant 'Ulele' in Tampa to use local produce and art Video included

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A new restaurant trend in the Bay area, earth-to-table concept, strives to keep it local. More>>

Despite selfie, alleged Lakeland phone thief still not found

Cell phone app takes selfie of woman who allegedly stole phone. Cell phone app takes selfie of woman who allegedly stole phone.
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Despite numerous leads, alleged sightings and the help of a stolen phone tracking app, Lakeland Police have not found the woman whose photo was taken as she held a stolen phone. More>>

Some Florida officials consider lightning-prediction systems after deaths Video included

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A Tampa man is recovering after he was indirectly hit by lightning Thursday. And while six people have already been killed by lightning this year, some are trying to prevent the deaths. More>>

St. Pete mother of missing teen looks for answers 2 years later Video included

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The mother of a missing teenager will be handing out flyers in South St. Petersburg this morning.  More>>

Tampa officer fights back from war wounds Video included

In 2007, Diane Lopes was just out of the police academy and had just been hired by the Tampa Police Department when she received another calling. In 2007, Diane Lopes was just out of the police academy and had just been hired by the Tampa Police Department when she received another calling.
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In 2007, Diane Lopes was just out of the police academy and had just been hired by the Tampa Police Department when she received another calling.Lopes was called to duty in the Air Force Reserve and sent to Iraq." More>>

VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course Video included

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An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone More>>

Tampa boy, 6, critically injured after being hit by SUV

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A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was hit by a SUV while riding a scooter in Tampa on Tuesday night. More>>

Tampa boy hit by SUV dies

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The 6-year-old boy hit by an SUV in Tampa Tuesday night, died from his injuries, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. More>>

Home catches on fire in Tampa

The fire at 1309 East North Bay St. The fire at 1309 East North Bay St.
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A house caught on fire early morning in East Tampa Friday, Tampa Fire Rescue crews confirmed. More>>

Amazon hopes new phone catches fire

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The Amazon Fire goes up for sale Friday.  It's the first smart phone created by the online giant.

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Adoption special extended in Hernando shelter

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Hernando County Animal Services center is extending its Adoption Special to include all the dogs, cats and kittens at the shelter, county officials said Friday. More>>

Clearwater twins inspire national campaign for epilepsy awareness Video included

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'Make A Stand Against Epilepsy' - that's the slogan of a nationwide awareness and fundraising effort that sparked because of Clearwater twins. More>>

One struck by lightning in Clearwater Video included

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One person has been struck by lightning at Sand Key Park in Clearwater. More>>

New jobs on tap for Pinellas as loss looms Video included

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Gov. Rick Scott is expected to take part in an event marking the expansion at GE Energy Management in Clearwater.The expansion will create about 250 jobs, according to a news release from the governor's office.Gov. Scott often attends events connected to job creation, an issue he has made central to his administration and his re-election campaign. More>>

Trial for man accused of throwing, killing baby continues Video included

Richard McTear in court Thursday (Pool photo) Richard McTear in court Thursday (Pool photo)
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A Hillsborough County deputy testified about pictures he took of Jasmine Bedwell, following an argument between her and her former boyfriend Richard McTear, after her baby was missing. More>>

Elderly Tampa woman's dog stolen from yard, police say

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Tampa Police are looking to find the dog that was allegedly stolen right in front of the 86-year-old victim. More>>

Florida Hospital North Pinellas: Not responsible for 96-year-old patient's missing dentures Video included

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Ella Mae Hess, age 96, wasn't thinking about her dentures when an ambulance rushedher to Florida Hospital North Pinellas last April after she took a bad fall at the Coral Oaks senior living facility in Palm Harbor. More>>

Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard Video included

Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home. Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home.
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A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
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Sheriff: Missing Plant City teen may be headed to GA

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The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 13-year-old girl who may be heading to Georgia.
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St. Pete police release wrong ID arrested in drug bust

Photos of those arrested during drug investigation in St. Petersburg, including the mistaken ID. Photos of those arrested during drug investigation in St. Petersburg, including the mistaken ID.
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At a press conference on Wednesday, St. Petersburg Police released the picture of a man they said was arrested during a drug investigation. But, they got it wrong. More>>

Prosecutors to lay out timeline at Tampa dead baby trial Video included

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Prosecutors will continue laying out a timeline Thursday of the day three-month-old Emmanuel Murray was murdered. The defense will continue to try to discredit it during cross examination.  More>>

Bradenton Police found missing 82-year-old man

Missing man, 82-year-old Bonner Welch of Bradenton Missing man, 82-year-old Bonner Welch of Bradenton
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Bradenton Police officers located an 82-year-old man who went missing on Wednesday night. More>>

Stunning twist in Tampa baby throwing trial Video included

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Jasmine Bedwell, the woman who caused a mistrial in the Richard McTear case last year, testifies Wednesday. More>>

Lakeland residents not happy with answers about coyotes Video included

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About 75 people gathered at Lakeland City Hall Wednesday night and many of them weren’t happy with what they heard about coyotes that have been mutilating and killing cats in Lakeland’s Lake Hollingsworth neighborhood. More>>

Car loses control injuring 3 at Dunedin shopping center Video included

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An out of control car injured three people at a Dunedin shopping center on Wednesday afternoon. The shopping center is located at the intersection of Curlew Road and Bayshore Boulevard. More>>

Tampa teen beaten by Israelis speaks out Video included

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Tariq Abukhdeir was at the center of an international firestorm after Israeli security forces were captured on video beating the 15-year-old.

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20 people, 2 businesses busted for spice in St. Pete

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Twenty people were arrested, and two local shops fined, after the St. Petersburg Police Department conducted an undercover round-up of spice buyers and sellers. More>>

Tampa WWII veteran receives medal in hospice care Video included

William Cobbs is a World War II veteran who received recognition today while in hospice care. William Cobbs is a World War II veteran who received recognition today while in hospice care.
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William Cobbs is a World War II veteran. He served as a medic at a hospital treating the wounded during the “D” day invasion.Later he served as a guard for General Dwight Eisenhower.Cobbs is in the final chapter of his life, with a diagnosis of cancer. More>>

Walmart to hire 95 for new Sarasota store

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Walmart is planning on hiring up to 95 people to work at a new Walmart Neighborhood Market scheduled to open this fall in Sarasota. More>>

Car hooked to boat ends up in water in Citrus

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Citrus County deputies reminded through their Facebook page Wednesday to be more attentive while towing your boat to water. More>>

Tampa Bay business gives hope to jobless vets Video included

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High unemployment is still haunting our military veterans, far higher than the national average for the civilian population. More>>

FWC hosts coyote class after Lakeland cat killings

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting a community forum on coyotes Wednesday in response to the recent mutilations of several pet cats in Lakeland. More>>

Baby throwing murder trial underway in Tampa Video included

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He shuffled into court wide-eyed, anxious and apprehensive. Richard McTear faced his jury for the first time Tuesday morning. More>>

Pro-Israel supporters in Brandon say no fear in traveling to Holy Land Video included

Dozens gather in support of Israel at a rally in Brandon on Tuesday night. Dozens gather in support of Israel at a rally in Brandon on Tuesday night.
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Dozens gathered outside of International Center for Torah Studies in Brandon on Tuesday night for a Pro-Israel rally. More>>

Bradenton man accused of impregnating 12-year-old girl Video included

Zachrey McDowell is charged with lewd & lascivious battery. Manatee Co. Jail booking photo Zachrey McDowell is charged with lewd & lascivious battery. Manatee Co. Jail booking photo
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A 30-year-old Bradenton man was arrested after investigators say he met a 12-year-old girl on Facebook and got her pregnant. More>>

Pinellas homeowner ends up the loser after local government mistake on property taxes Video included

This Preservation land is at heart of homeowner tax dispute in Pinellas This Preservation land is at heart of homeowner tax dispute in Pinellas
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Melanie and Jeffrey Cornwell should have been getting a tax break for years on part of the homestead property in Dunedin they call their "little piece of Heaven." But due to a mistake at the Pinellas Property Appraiser's Office, they won't see any rebates for previous taxes, just a break on future tax bills. More>>

Polk residents told to stop cutting their grass near the water Video included

Mark Vandertie wants a safer path for his grandchildren to walk to the water at his new Island Lakes home in Winter Haven but the builder told him not to cut anymore because it's a wetlands violation. Mark Vandertie wants a safer path for his grandchildren to walk to the water at his new Island Lakes home in Winter Haven but the builder told him not to cut anymore because it's a wetlands violation.
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Some Winter Haven homeowners are waist high in weeds as they wait for answers on whether they can cut their backyards.About a month ago, the Island Lakes Homeowners Association and Southwest Florida Water Management District told some 40 homeowners to stop cutting the grass near the water. More>>

4 - 5,000 attend Snooty's 66th birthday bash

Snooty’s 66th birthday “cake”  was made from cabbage, strawberries, pineapple, sweet potatoes and beets. South Florida Museum photo Snooty’s 66th birthday “cake” was made from cabbage, strawberries, pineapple, sweet potatoes and beets. South Florida Museum photo
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Imagine 4,000 people coming to your birthday party. That's about how many people showed up to celebrate the 66th birthday of Tampa Bay's beloved Snooty the manatee.  More>>

New surveillance shows Tampa boy's death as hit and run Video included

A still image from a business surveillance camera shows what appears to be a small boy running on the sidewalk. A still image from a business surveillance camera shows what appears to be a small boy running on the sidewalk.
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New surveillance video has Tampa Police investigating 4-year-old Marterrance Albury's death as a hit and run.  More>>

Strangers help Hernando sinkhole victim move out Video included

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Hernando County officials gave Linda Fisher until noon Tuesday to get everything out of her house on Eldridge Dr. More>>

St. Petersburg Mayor names new police chief

Newly named St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway Newly named St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway
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Mayor Rick Kriseman named St. Petersburg's new police chief. He's Clearwater Police Chief Anthony Holloway. Kriseman went through an extensive search involving internal and external candidates, but in the end, he reached out to Holloway. Kriseman says after several conversations, he knew Holloway would be the perfect fit. More>>

Man critically injured by street sweeper in St. Pete

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A man was critically injured Tuesday morning in St. Petersburg when he was run over by a street sweeper. More>>

Tampa veterinarian solves mystery behind dog's unusual injury

Riccie could not walk because of an injury to her back. Family photo Riccie could not walk because of an injury to her back. Family photo
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A Tampa-area Tibetan spaniel is on the road to recovery after a quick-thinking veterinarian figured out what caused a mysterious wound to the dog's back, in one of the most unusual cases he's seen. More>>

Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

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Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach. More>>

Crist ahead in new WFLA poll on governor's race Video included

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Democrat Charlie Crist jumped to a six-point lead over Gov. Rick Scott in a new News Channel 8 gubernatorial race poll released today. Crist, the former governor running to reclaim his old job, is ahead 46-40, giving Crist the biggest margin registered in the poll since it launched this spring. More>>

FOUND: Bradenton girl after argument with dad

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Bianca Unique Agustdottir, 11, had a fight with her dad at the apartment on 53rd Avenue West in Bradenton Monday evening, and disappeared for hours. More>>

Tampa Police now question if boy rolled from SUV Video included

Tampa Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found critically injured, sprawled on a Tampa road on Sunday night. Tampa Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found critically injured, sprawled on a Tampa road on Sunday night.
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Tampa Police are investigating the tragic death of a 4-year-old boy who was found critically injured, sprawled on a Tampa road on Sunday night. Marterrance Albury died at St. Joseph's Hospital on Monday morning. More>>

How thieves clone your credit cards Video included

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Patricia Stack didn't know her debit card number had been stolen until she tried to withdraw money from her bank account. "A couple weeks ago I tried to get money out to pay my power bill and there was nothing in it." More>>

Geo experts to investigate Spring Hill sinkhole Video included

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Hernando County engineers and contractors will return to a sinkhole on Elderidge Dr. Tuesday with specialized geotechnical equipment to investigate what's happening underground. More>>

Report card for Tampa Mayor Buckhorn earns him high marks Video included

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Tampa's Mayor makes the grade with downtown investors.On the campaign trail Mayor Bob Buckhorn promised to turn a city where the sidewalks would roll up when the work whistle would blow, into a place where people could live, work and play." More>>

Two found dead after welfare check in Hudson

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Pasco deputies are investigating the circumstances of the death of two people in Hudson found on Clark Street late Monday night. More>>

Family of 4-year-old boy killed on a Tampa street speaks out

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"He's bad but he's a sweet bad. You know kids get into stuff and if he got into something, he would crawl up under the table and hide when he knows he is about to get in trouble,” said Williams as she remember her grandson Marterrance Albury who was killed Sunday More>>

New St. Petersburg Police Chief is Anthony Holloway Video included

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman will announce the new St. Petersburg Police Chief on Tuesday. More>>

Accused DUI killer in Pinellas court today Video included

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Prosecutors have been trying to bring Garrett Bruce to justice for years now after he crashed a car in Tarpon Springs in 2011 and killed one of his passengers, Patrick Vosbein. Police say he was driving drunk.Today in a Pinellas courtroom Bruce willhave yet another pretrial hearing leading up to his scheduled trial More>>

Family mourns death of boy, 4, mauled by pit bulls Video included

Logan Shepard, 4, lived on Tocci Lane in Riverview. Logan Shepard, 4, lived on Tocci Lane in Riverview.
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It's hard to imagine the pain Stephanie Groulx is enduring. On Saturday night, her brother-in-law's two pit bulls attacked and killed her 4-year old son Logan Shepard.
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Davenport native producing Hollywood web series in Polk County

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A Davenport native who's now living the Hollywood life is coming back home to turn the cameras on Polk County.They say home is where the heart is, so it's no surprise when producer Mark Stephens set off for his dream TV-series project, he came back to his old stomping grounds of Polk County More>>

Mote scientists do groundbreaking research on great white sharks Video included

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For the past year, Mote Marine scientists have made all new discoveries about great white sharks. More>>

How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

A 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photo A 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photo
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Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area? More>>

Spring Hill sinkhole swallows part of street, neighbors on edge Video included

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Some Spring Hill neighbors remain on edge as a sinkhole swallows part of their street. More>>

Will latest Tampa story of child falling from car affect Richard McTear trial? Video included

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They are horrific cases involving children, too painful to even fathom.People are asking the question – what in the world is going on right now? The discovery of two little boys’ bodies in Tampa is now making headlines. More>>

Lakeland Police seek help finding missing, endangered man

Kenneth Taylor, 44, is considered missing & endangered. Lakeland PD photo Kenneth Taylor, 44, is considered missing & endangered. Lakeland PD photo
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The Lakeland Police Department is asking for help finding a man who is considered missing and endangered. Kenneth Taylor, 44, was last seen at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 18, at Munn Park which is located at 201 E Main St.
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County to evaluate Spring Hill sinkhole with contractor

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Hernando County officials plan to assess the sinkhole that opened up on Eldridge Drive with a contractor on Monday.  More>>

Riverview boy mauled to death by pit bulls Video included

HCSO deputies were working a traffic stop nearby when they heard the child's screams. HCSO deputies were working a traffic stop nearby when they heard the child's screams.
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Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, Logan Shepard, 4, sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road. Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bulls standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in his relatives' family room. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene.According to a Hillsborough County sheriff's report, Logan.. More>>

Tampa nightclub worker killed on duty

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A night of fun turned tragic at a north Tampa nightclub early Sunday morning. Tampa police officers now are looking for a murder suspect.The incident occurred early Sunday morning at Supa D's at 810 E. Skagway Ave. The club was cleared out when a gunman opened fire in the parking lot. A nightclub employee wasfound lying on the ground after the gunfire stops. He died of his injuries.Tampapolice has not identifiedthe victim, pending notification of next of kin. No arrest had been made by ... More>>

Bicyclist shoots juvenile at Largo park

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Largo police officers are searching for a bicyclist who shot a juvenile at a park Sunday evening. Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Largo police received a call about a shooting at the Bayhead Recreation Complex at 375 Seminole Blvd. The shooting occurred in the area of the skate park.The incident began when a male on a bicycle started an argument with a juvenile male at the park,a Largo Police Department report said.After they exchanged words, the male on the bicycle pulled out a gun and began firing.. More>>

Sinkhole opens in Spring Hill

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A sinkhole opened up Saturday in a residential neighborhood on Eldridge Road near Van Allen Way in Spring Hill. The sinkhole is estimated to be about 40 by 40 yards wide and about 30 feet deep. "We have no reports of it growing," Hernando County spokeswoman Virginia Singer said Sunday. County officials will have a contractor at the site Monday to investigate the depression and determine a course of action, she said....

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Freebies and deals on National Ice Cream Day, July 20, 2014

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If you like ice cream, you should know that this Sunday, July 20 is National Ice Cream Day.We did some checking around and found some deals and freebies in honor of National Ice Cream Day.  More>>

Bradenton's favorite manatee 'Snooty' celebrates 66th birthday

Snooty celebrated his 66th birthday in Bradenton on Saturday. Snooty celebrated his 66th birthday in Bradenton on Saturday.
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The manatee that's believed to be the oldest in captivity in the world is marking another birthday.Hundreds of people gathered at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton on Saturday to celebrate Snooty's 66th birthday. More>>

Two men seriously injured in DUI crash in Manatee County

Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the crash just before 10 p.m. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the crash just before 10 p.m.
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A 46-year-old Bradenton man is facing a variety of charges for triggering a multi-vehicle crash on State Road 70 in Manatee County Saturday night.Two pedestrians suffered serious injuries in the collision. William D. Stover, a 64-year-old Sarasota man, and Trevin N. Scott, a 25-year-old Sarasota resident, were transported to Blake Medical Center where both men are listed in critical condition. More>>

Pilot in fatal plane crash off Captiva from St. Pete

The plane went down in the waters off Captiva Island on Wednesday. The plane went down in the waters off Captiva Island on Wednesday.
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Authorities have identified the pilot of a small plane that crashed into the waters off a southwest Florida island.The Lee County Sheriff's Office says Gregg Howard of St. Petersburg was flying the plane that crashed Wednesday evening into the Gulf of Mexico off Captiva Island. More>>

Sarasota PD seek armed man who robbed sandwich shop

If you have any information about Saturday night's robbery please contact the Sarasota Police Department. If you have any information about Saturday night's robbery please contact the Sarasota Police Department.
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Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in tracking down an armed robbery suspect.According to a SPD report an unidentified male made off with an undisclosed amount of money from the Subway location in the 1100 block of Washington Blvd. on Saturday night. More>>

Two Lakeland men arrested for shooting into occupied house

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Two Lakeland men were charged with shooting into a house, hitting a man in the feet, Lakeland police said. Mario Fernando Garrett Jr. 18, of 510 Longfellow Blvd., Lakeland, was charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, resisting arrest without violence and violation of probation.Antonio Maurice Pouncey, 21, of 1350 Lake Bonny Drive W., No. 24, Lakeland, was charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.Lakeland police said the two men asked... More>>

Armed man on Davis Islands surrenders peacefully

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A Tampa police stand off with an armed suicidal man on Davis Islands has ended peacefully.The man, whose identity was not released because of the nature of the incident, was taken into custody for an evaluation, Tampa police Lt J. Preyer said.The incident began about 8 p.m. when members of the Tampa police SWAT team responded to a call about a suicidal man with a gun at the Davis Islands Sea Plane Basin. No injuries were reported.The armed man had been reported missing earlier in the day, Pre... More>>

TPD SWAT on scene of suicidal man with gun on Davis Islands beach

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The Tampa police SWAT team are on the scene of an endangered, suicidal man wielding a gun on Davis Islands Sea Plane Basin tonight. Due to the nature of the incident, Davis Islands Boulevard is closed to traffic at Severn Avenue, the Tampa Police Department said.Hostage team negotiators are on the scene. Officials at nearby Peter O. Knight Airport as well as Tampa International Airport have been notified.Police officers had been looking for him most of today, after loved ones reported ... More>>

Lakeland's Warrior Walk honors fallen members of the military

Crosses lined the grounds of Lakeland's First Presbyterian Church on Saturday morning. Crosses lined the grounds of Lakeland's First Presbyterian Church on Saturday morning.
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Saturday morning’s 5th annual Warrior Walk drew over 1,000 Bay area residents to Lake Hollingsworth Park in Lakeland.The event was held to honor service men and women who lost their lives during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. More>>

Early morning crash claims life of Tampa man

Tampa Police arrived at the scene of the crash before 8 a.m. Saturday. Tampa Police arrived at the scene of the crash before 8 a.m. Saturday.
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A 40-year-old Hillsborough County man was killed early Saturday when he was run over by a vehicle on North 50th St. just north of Adamo Dr. in Tampa.James W. Mingo Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene just before 8 a.m. More>>

Rays open second half with 6-2 victory over Minnesota

Longoria knocked in three of Tampa Bay's six runs on Friday night. Longoria knocked in three of Tampa Bay's six runs on Friday night.
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With the state-map silhouette of Minnesota still mowed into the outfield grass, the All-Star game festivities having come and gone, the Twins returned to Target Field.For Kyle Gibson and his teammates, this wasn't the way they wanted to play their first game after the break. More>>

Florida Health Dept. concerned about immigrant children

A handful of young people are detained for crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas. A handful of young people are detained for crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas.
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration expressed concern in a letter Friday about reports that the federal government planned to send unaccompanied immigrant children from the Southwest border to Miami this weekend, seeming to be unaware that it is a regular practice and asking for any health information the government had for the minors. More>>

In Homosassa, scallop shucking is big business

Many Homosassa residents make their living by shucking scallops. Many Homosassa residents make their living by shucking scallops.
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The cavalcade of tourists rolled in for hours. Their beers iced and children lotioned, they drove through archways of mossy oaks and beneath an aging water tower that in faded letters advertised "Old Homosassa, est. 1835." More>>

Pasco man killed in one-vehicle crash in New Port Richey

The crash is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.
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A 41-year-old New Port Richey man died Friday night from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash in Pasco County.William Moran was transported to the Medical Center of Trinity just after 7 p.m. where he passed away a short time later. More>>

Bradenton man arrested following standoff with police

Blakey, 27, has been arrested twice by BPD since June 1st. Blakey, 27, has been arrested twice by BPD since June 1st.
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A 27-year-old Bay area man is behind bars facing a variety of charges following a standoff with police.Michael E. Blakey was booked into the Manatee County Jail early Saturday morning on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. More>>

Tampa father hit, left by driver

24-year-old Gavin Carter shows inujuries sustained when he was hit by a hit & run driver on Friday morning 24-year-old Gavin Carter shows inujuries sustained when he was hit by a hit & run driver on Friday morning
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All 24 year-old Gavin Carter wanted was a burger when he got on his bike and rode to Checkers at Floribraska and North Nebraska Avenue early Friday morning and before he knew it there was blood rushing from his head. More>>

Citrus Park resident angry about neighbor's code violations Video included

 Bob Mullins is upset about code violations at a neighbor's home. Bob Mullins is upset about code violations at a neighbor's home.
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He has put up with a junkyard around the corner for 17 years. Now Bob Mullins is worried about the possibility of one right across the street from his Citrus Park home. More>>

Fire damages 3 homes in Plant City

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A permitted burn got out of control and damaged three mobile homes on Colson Road in Plant City on Friday night. More>>

Florida Surgeon General: are migrant children healthy?

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As News Channel Eight told you first, last week, boys from Central America are staying at this facility in Holiday, Pasco County, and more could be on the way if the place is allowed to expand. More>>

2nd case of chikungunya confirmed in Manatee County

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The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County Friday confirmed a second case of Chikungunya Fever More>>

Malaysia plane crash victim attended Tampa high school Video included

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The Malaysian airliner crash cost hundreds of people their lives. Among them, world renowned AIDS researcher. Dr. Joep Lange. More>>

Man caught in affair at nude beach a suspect in wife's death Video included

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The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says a woman has died after a domestic dispute occurred with her husband, who is now a suspect in her death. More>>

Restaurant Buzz: Cigar City brews served at sea, BBQ team on TV, Shephard's expands

Cigar City’s Florida Cracker Belgian-Style Ale and Invasion Pale Ale are being served on the Carnival ship from five Florida ports. Carnival Cruise Line photo Cigar City’s Florida Cracker Belgian-Style Ale and Invasion Pale Ale are being served on the Carnival ship from five Florida ports. Carnival Cruise Line photo
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Here's this week's "dish" about what's happening at Tampa Bay restaurants. Shephard's Beach Resort on Clearwater Beach has just completed an 18-month-long expansion.
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Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 7 - 12

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Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 7 to 12, 2014.
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Tampa's Odyssey finds thousands of coins in shipwreck

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Odyssey Marine Exploration has uncovered over 13,500 of gold and silver coins from the site of a 1857 ship wreck off the coast of South Carolina. More>>

Polygraph screening proposed for businesses that deal with kids

Chanel Bellotto, owner of SkateWorld in Lakeland, said if the legislation passes, she would include the polygraph testing when hiring potential workers. Chanel Bellotto, owner of SkateWorld in Lakeland, said if the legislation passes, she would include the polygraph testing when hiring potential workers.
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Recently introduced legislation could provide another barrier for child predators getting jobs at places that deal with kids. More>>

Workers throw away body mistaken for mannequin in Hernando dump Video included

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Deputies are investigating human remains found in a bin at the West Hernando Transfer Station Thursday. More>>

New hotel opens in downtown Tampa

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Two new hotels recently opened in downtown Tampa and recently announced plans call for two more.

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11-year-old boy saves 3-year-old from drowning in Pinellas pool

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A 3-year-old boy was recovering in a hospital on Thursday night after being pulled out of a hotel swimming pool by an 11-year-old boy according to Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies. More>>

Downing the plane could have been a mistake says Tampa experts Video included

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Strewn about in hostile territory, crash investigators could find their jobs hampered by the fighting between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists.And that's only part of the tough job ahead to determine, who shot the plane down, and why. More>>

Unwanted Tampa house guests tell their side of the story Video included

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Suzanne Keller-Becker says she invited her old friend, Erisan Seibert, to stay with her in her Tampa home for a few days while she got back on her feet.But a few days later, Becker says things changed. Seibert's boyfriend, Kyle Cooke, a convicted felon, showed up and wanted to stay, too. Becker says she agreed but said they had to be out soon. But Becker says they ended up saying they had established residency and weren't leaving without an eviction. Becker says they ate her food and used her... More>>

DOT safety report out for Clearwater intersection where crossing guard died Video included

File photo: Doug Carey, crossing guard killed at the intersection of GUlt ro Bay and Belcher Rd. File photo: Doug Carey, crossing guard killed at the intersection of GUlt ro Bay and Belcher Rd.
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The Florida DOT will reveal some suggestions today to make the intersection at Gulf to Bay Blvd and Belcher road a safer place to drive and walk.That intersection was where a hit and run motorist killed crossing guard Doug Carey, age 70, on May 20th.Safety experts have been studying ways to make the intersection safer without impeding the flow of more than 50,000 vehicles a day. More>>

Baby duck rescued by Sarasota police officer

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A Sarasota police officer made an adorable rescue Thursday. A baby duck became trapped in a pile of muck.
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Teens try to break into undercover car with St. Pete detective inside

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Three teens were charged with attempted burglary after authorities say they tried to open the door of a parked car while an undercover St. Petersburg police detective sat inside. The detective was watching an area because officers received reports that teens were trying to open parked car doors. The detective watched the teens try other doors.Apparently unaware he was inside, the teens tried the detective's door last.St. Petersburg police say the teens, girls ages 13 and 15 and a 14-year-old ... More>>

Lakeland pays $25,000 for bra shaking search Video included

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A Florida city has paid a $25,000 settlement to a woman ordered to shake out her bra during a traffic stop. More>>

Historic Tampa skateboard park to make way for new park Video included

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Farouk Jamjoom is a regular at the "Bro Bowl" skate-board park, a historic venue that'll soon be demolished to make way for a totally renovated Perry Harvey, Senior park."It'll be sad I been using it for the last year, I come here almost daily, it'll be really sad, said Jamjoom. More>>

St. Pete Shoppers hunt for bargains in pajamas and bikinis

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The Sunrise Sale is a St. Petersburg tradition local merchants look forward to during each slow summer. More>>

Pinellas doctor's murder remains unsolved, new info released

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The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has released photos and details from the search of the Tarpon Springs home where a doctor was found allegedly murdered. More>>

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