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Scattered showers & storms are rolling through the area

Scattered showers & storms are rolling through the areaDeep tropical moisture continues to move in from the Gulf; scattered showers and storms continue this afternoon.
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Local

Iconic South Tampa costume shop closing after 27 years

Iconic South Tampa costume shop closing after 27 yearsFeatures Costume shop, which has outfitted Halloween goblins and Gasparilla pirates, is closing after nearly three decades.
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  • 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
Tech

Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances

Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advancesThe next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered on mobile devices and Internet services.
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News

California becomes 1st state to ban plastic bags

California becomes 1st state to ban plastic bagsGov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
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Where the jobs are: The new blue collar

Where the jobs are: The new blue collarMore than 2.5 million good-paying jobs will be created in the next few years. Will workers know how to get them?
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Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah penalized for post-touchdown prayer

Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah penalized for post-touchdown prayerKansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah received a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after punctuating his 39-yard interception return for a touchdown with the following gesture in the fourth quarter of Monday night's 41-14 win over the New England Patriots.
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  • 7 hours, 31 minutes ago
Local

Boats crash in Pass-A-Grille, 3 injured

Boats crash in Pass-A-Grille, 3 injuredThree people were taken to the hospital on Tuesday after a boating accident near the Pass-A-Grille Marina.
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  • 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
Politics

PunditFact: Did current Congress adjourn early?

PunditFact: Did current Congress adjourn early?PunditFact checks a claim on whether the current Congress adjourned earlier than any previous Congress.
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Half the world's wildlife gone over last 40 years

Half the world's wildlife gone over last 40 yearsThe world has lost 52 percent of its biodiversity since 1970, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced in a study released today.
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  • 5 hours, 46 minutes ago
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"Seeing Red" on US-19

"Seeing Red" on US-19The Road Warrior helps fix a light in need of re-timing along US-19.
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Dog tied to bowling ball drowned in river

Dog tied to bowling ball drowned in riverA man told his girlfriend he would take her dog to an animal shelter early this year. Instead, police say William Meek attached a rock and bowling ball in a bag to the Zelda's leash before throwing the border collie into a river.
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Weird News

Naked woman in truck that slams school bus

Naked woman in truck that slams school busSeven students were taken to the hospital after a semi-truck smashed into the back of a school bus in Bradford County Monday afternoon.
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Entertainment

Clooney, Alamuddin's wedding photos revealed

Clooney, Alamuddin's wedding photos revealedPeople magazine has exclusive photos from the couple's big day in Venice.
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St. Pete sewer repairs to be done by Wednesday

St. Pete sewer repairs to be done by WednesdayPinellas officials say crews are working to repair a sewer line break and it should be fixed by Wednesday.
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Weird News

'Breaking Bad killer' pleads guilty to murder

'Breaking Bad killer' pleads guilty to murderThe man who strangled his girlfriend and then putting her body in a tub of water and acid pleaded guilty on Monday to second-degree murder.
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Politics

Ad attacks medical marijuana ballot issue

Ad attacks medical marijuana ballot issueOrganization Vote No On 2 launches attack ads against Nov. 4th medical marijuana vote.
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Health

CDC: Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, Senegal may be over

CDC: Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, Senegal may be overThe Ebola outbreak may be over in two countries -- Nigeria and Senegal -- even as it continues to spread rapidly elsewhere in West Africa.
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Life

Free to Breathe Run/Walk Oct. 5 in Tampa

Free to Breathe Run/Walk Oct. 5 in TampaAll proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception.
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Doc gets 10 years prison for poisoning lover's coffee

Doc gets 10 years prison for poisoning lover's coffeeA Texas cancer doctor was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison after spiking her lover's coffee with a chemical found in antifreeze.
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Health

Free flu shots for Hillsborough students

Free flu shots for Hillsborough studentsHillsborough County Public Schools are offering free flu vaccinations starting next week.
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Weird News

DIY 3-breasted Halloween costume

DIY 3-breasted Halloween costumeThe costume is inspired by 21-year-old Jasmine Tridevil who recently made worldwide headlines for claiming she had a third breast surgically added to her body.
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  • 23 hours, 46 minutes ago
Entertainment

Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Michael Phelps arrested for DUIThe Baltimore bullet has been arrested for drunk driving.
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Entertainment

WATCH: Giant caterpillar squeaks when touched

WATCH: Giant caterpillar squeaks when touchedCheck out this giant green acleris semipurana caterpillar as it squeaks when touched.
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News

Police: Student shot at NC high school

Police: Student shot at NC high schoolA student was shot at Albemarle Senior High School in Stanly County on Tuesday morning, according to a school district official and police.
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