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St. Pete car burglaries, thefts on rise again

St. Pete car burglaries, thefts on rise againA spike in vehicle thefts and burglaries are leading St. Petersburg police to remind residents to lock their vehicles.
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  • 3 hours, 19 minutes ago
Education

Hills. students can get free Microsoft Office

Hills. students can get free Microsoft OfficeHillsborough County school students are being offered up to five free copies of Microsoft Office for their personal devices.
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  • 3 hours, 51 minutes ago
Local

Last chance to ride Gwazi

Last chance to ride GwaziFebruary 1 is the last day for thrill seekers to ride Gwazi as the park prepares to permanently close the wooden rollercoaster.
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  • 6 hours, 36 minutes ago
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Ex-Survivor contestant trains trainers in Tampa

Ex-Survivor contestant trains trainers in TampaA former Survivor contestant is in Tampa training trainers at a new type of gym.
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  • 6 hours, 44 minutes ago
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Teen crashes stolen car into golf course fence

Teen crashes stolen car into golf course fenceA 15-year-old boy is facing multiple criminal charges after he crashed a stolen car into the fence surrounding Clearwater Country Club.
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  • 7 hours, 24 minutes ago
News

"Zombie cat" not going home

"Zombie cat" not going homeBart the "zombie cat" is recovering after being hit by a car, buried and then crawling out of the grave.
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  • 7 hours, 26 minutes ago
Local

St. Pete sees alarming spike in auto thefts

St. Pete sees alarming spike in auto theftsHolding press conference to alert the public.
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  • 7 hours, 34 minutes ago
Entertainment

Bubba to announce new show format

Bubba to announce new show formatBubba the Love Sponge and the Beasley Broadcasting Group have come to an agreement on the format for the BTLS's new home – 98.7 FM WHFS.
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  • 7 hours, 45 minutes ago
Florida

Zimmerman avoids wine-throwing charges

Zimmerman avoids wine-throwing chargesGeorge Zimmerman will not face prosecution on aggravated-assault charges because his ex-girlfriend recanted her statement.
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  • 7 hours, 56 minutes ago
Local

Getting answers: 2 cases of rare skin disease

Getting answers: 2 cases of rare skin diseaseTwo boys have been diagnosed with a rare skin disease in the Tampa Bay Area within two weeks of each other. They were both treated at the Tampa General Hospital's Regional Burn Unit.
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  • 8 hours, 41 minutes ago
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Student stabs 2 others at Tampa high school

Student stabs 2 others at Tampa high schoolThe student has non-life threatening injuries and a suspect is in custody.
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  • 8 hours, 51 minutes ago
News

Club owned by pro wrestler told to tone it down

Club owned by pro wrestler told to tone it downTo avoid potential code fines, the club is working with the city to determine what kinds of events they can hold.
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  • 9 hours, 27 minutes ago
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Gas leak closes Swann Ave. in Tampa

Gas leak closes Swann Ave. in TampaThe intersection being block off until the gas line is capped off.
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  • 11 hours, 36 minutes ago
Florida

Surfing champion may lose eye after mishap

Surfing champion may lose eye after mishapTreading water amid rolling 4- to 5-foot waves, Storm Portman prepared to hop back atop her surfboard offshore from Pelican Beach Park.
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  • 13 hours, 26 minutes ago
Local

Getting around during Gasparilla

Getting around during GasparillaSoon hundreds of thousands of people will be invading our city and getting around Gasparilla will be a challenge.
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  • 14 hours, 9 minutes ago
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Tampa Bay water cleaner than ever; boon to economy

Tampa Bay water cleaner than ever; boon to economyIt's more than just a name, it's a vital resource, and believe it or not, the health and image of our water is critical.
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  • 21 hours, 7 minutes ago
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Keeping your teen safe at Gasparilla

Keeping your teen safe at GasparillaIt's a Tampa tradition, but is it an event for your teen? Tampa Police say it can be. Here's how.
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  • 21 hours, 15 minutes ago
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Senators to press Verizon over privacy concerns

Senators to press Verizon over privacy concernsA story any cell phone user should read. Could your telephone company be tracking you without even knowing it? That's what's happening—and lawmakers are trying to and stop it.
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  • 21 hours, 17 minutes ago
Traffic

Gandy lane closures Thursday night

Gandy lane closures Thursday nightFDOT will close the following lanes on Gandy Blvd. Thursday evening for construction work.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Local

Suspect sketch released in 2 Tampa stabbings

Suspect sketch released in 2 Tampa stabbingsTampa police are on the lookout for a suspect in the stabbing of two women along Armenia Avenue.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
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TIA named in top 10 for gun catches nationwide

TIA named in top 10 for gun catches nationwideAirline passengers flying through TIA with firearms in their carry-ons have helped put the airport on the TSA list of top 10 airports for gun catches.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
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Judge upset with quadruple murder case delays

Judge upset with quadruple murder case delaysA judge blasted prosecutors and the state crime lab for dragging their feet in the trial preparations for quadruple murder suspect Adam Matos, the Pasco County man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and three others before authorities found him with his 4-year-old...
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
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Pinellas counterfeit cash operation shut down

Pinellas counterfeit cash operation shut downInvestigators have been tracking these suspects for five months.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
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Phoebe's death sparks changes in St. Pete

Phoebe's death sparks changes in St. PeteRight now, St. Pete City Council members are deciding what changes it will recommend to the State to better protect children who might be in danger.
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Politics

More tough FDLE questions for Gov. Scott

More tough FDLE questions for Gov. ScottGovernor Scott faced more tough questions today about the resignation of FDLE chief Gerald Bailey.
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Local

Prosecutor concerned about police body cams

Prosecutor concerned about police body camsState Attorney Jerry Hill sends a letter to local police chiefs and sheriffs urging caution on the issue of body cameras.
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
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Racquetball rackets stolen from St. Pete school

Racquetball rackets stolen from St. Pete schoolAs well as tennis balls.
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Local

Deputies: Pair rob home to cover up killing dog

Deputies: Pair rob home to cover up killing dogDeputies say a man broke into his parents' house with the purpose of killing the family dog... and then stole an iPad to make the crime appear to be a burglary.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
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2nd evaluation ordered for John Jonchuck

2nd evaluation ordered for John JonchuckA judge agreed to an additional mental health evaluation for John Jonchuck, the man accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter by throwing her off a bridge near the Sunshine Skyway.
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  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Florida

2015 already the craziest year in Florida

2015 already the craziest year in FloridaOK, so we're not even one month into the new year. But 2015 is proving to be one of the strangest years ever in Florida News.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Local

Amalie Arena offers Gasparilla pre-pay parking

Amalie Arena offers Gasparilla pre-pay parkingAfter the pre-selling period, the public will be able to purchase parking in person for $25 per vehicle.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Make a Difference

Heart Gallery finds kids forever homes

Heart Gallery finds kids forever homesThe Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay holds a party on February 12th to raise money and awareness.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Florida

Hundreds of prayer squares sent to 1-lb baby

Hundreds of prayer squares sent to 1-lb babyA local family is receiving more than just prayers after their daughter was born more than three months early.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
News

Crime Stoppers tip leads to grow house raid

Crime Stoppers tip leads to grow house raidTotal weight of marijuana seized was 38 pounds with an estimated street value of $76,000 dollars.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
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4th grader finds loaded gun at school

4th grader finds loaded gun at schoolThe student found the .32 caliber Beretta in the grassy area near the front door of Prine Elementary.
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  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
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Weekend events -- January 31 and February 1

Weekend events -- January 31 and February 1Weekend events around the area for January 31 and February 1.
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  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Local

Hit and run driver hits 79-year-old man

Hit and run driver hits 79-year-old manFlorida Highway Patrol troopers are looking for the driver who hit an elderly man who was crossing the street with his walker.
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  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
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Hillsborough County crime rate drops despite employee openings

Hillsborough County crime rate drops despite employee openingsHillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies said its crime rate in the unincorporated area is the lowest it's been since 1989, despite the fact that they have nearly 200 open law enforcement positions.
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  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
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Gasparilla 2015: You join the police force

Gasparilla 2015: You join the police forceThe 100th Gasparilla parade roars down Bayshore Boulevard this weekend, and there's a new way you can help keep it safer than ever.
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
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Victim in Independent Bar crash describes scene

Victim in Independent Bar crash describes sceneA Valrico man is lucky tonight after he was stuck by a car as he was drinking a beer at a bar in Seminole Heights.
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  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
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USF awarded grant to study cybersecurity

USF awarded grant to study cybersecurityResearch at the University of South Florida aims to stop cybercrime with a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
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  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
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Dion Lim visits Academy Prep in Ybor City

Dion Lim visits Academy Prep in Ybor City10 News Anchor Dion Lim got the chance to spend time Wednesday with seventh-graders at Academy Prep in Ybor City.
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  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
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FSU video shows library gunman

FSU video shows library gunmanSurveillance video from the FSU library shows gunman Myron May's movements the day he wounded three people.
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
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Tampa senator blasts Scott over FDLE ouster

Tampa senator blasts Scott over FDLE ousterLawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott address the controversy over FDLE commissioner Gerald Bailey head on.
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  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
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Canine Estates receives Pinellas dog rug check

Canine Estates receives Pinellas dog rug checkThe rug was purchased by the highest on-line bidder for $9,650.
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  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
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2 couples lose thousands in leasing scam

2 couples lose thousands in leasing scamPolice say there isn't much they can do about an out-of-town person being scammed because even though the house they rented is here the crime wasn't initiated here.
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
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New Port Richey shuts down 'nuisance' motel

New Port Richey shuts down 'nuisance' motelA motel called a center of ''criminal activity" that has drawn nearly 200 police calls has been temporarily closed by the city.
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
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Family mourns hit-and-run victim

Family mourns hit-and-run victimJosh Contreras family is asking for justice after he was hit and killed on I-4. FHP is looking for a red Nissan sedan.
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
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Man racks up $9K on neighbor's stolen card

Man racks up $9K on neighbor's stolen cardA 22-year-old man has been arrested for buying more than $9,000 worth of skateboarding equipment -- including 20 pairs of sneakers and a $50 engagement ring -- with a neighbor's debit card.
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
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Man steals 2 electronic kid cars from Walmart

Man steals 2 electronic kid cars from WalmartAnyone with information on this theft is asked to contact Detective Creaser of the Burglary/Pawn Unit at (727) 582-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
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Reaction to new Florida State Fair rules

Reaction to new Florida State Fair rulesStill-grieving parents react to security improvements a year after their teen son was ejected from the fair - and killed.
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
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82-year-old woman bitten by dog in Tampa

82-year-old woman bitten by dog in TampaAn 82-year-old woman is hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after she was bitten by a neighbor's dog in north Tampa.
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
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Fish and Wildlife reopens Three Sisters Springs

Fish and Wildlife reopens Three Sisters SpringsThree Sisters Springs has been reopened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service despite low temperatures and a high number of manatees.
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  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
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Undercover johns fight prostitution in St. Pete

Undercover johns fight prostitution in St. PeteSt. Petersburg police are fighting prostitution with undercover johns on 4th Street North and 34th Street North.
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  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
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