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Gator devours massive turtle on FL golf course!

Gator devours massive turtle on FL golf course!The Myakka Pines Golf Club is back in the news, after they shared some photos on their Facebook page of an alligator devouring a massive turtle!
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  • 5 hours, 43 minutes ago
Florida

Would-be bank robber was drunk, arrived by cab, police say

Would-be bank robber was drunk, arrived by cab, police sayStanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and was drunk during an attempted heist of a Tallahassee bank Wednesday afternoon, police say.
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  • 7 hours, 1 minute ago
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Judge rejects deal in DUI setup case

Judge rejects deal in DUI setup caseA judge has rejected a plea deal that would have kept three attorneys from stepping in court in a DUI setup case.
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  • 14 hours, 27 minutes ago
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Kratom latest herb on warning list

Kratom latest herb on warning listKratom is an herbal supplement, but can be dangerous when mixed with other powerful herbs.
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  • 14 hours, 49 minutes ago
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Photos show damage to State Fair ride

Photos show damage to State Fair rideNew photos are released after women are injured on a ride at the Florida State Fair.
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  • 14 hours, 59 minutes ago
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Woman rescued, pets die in St. Pete fire

Woman rescued, pets die in St. Pete fireA woman was rescued but a dog and two cats died in a townhouse fire on Thursday. One cat was resuscitated.
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  • 15 hours, 9 minutes ago
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Suspects at large in Tampa Food Mart robbery

Suspects at large in Tampa Food Mart robberyOne person is in critical condition late Thursday after an armed robbery at the Nebraska Food Mart, 7508 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa police said.
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  • 16 hours, 10 minutes ago
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Deputies heard older brother screaming at Hudson scene

Deputies heard older brother screaming at Hudson scenePasco deputies heard the older brother screaming at Hudson as they arrived at the horrific shooting scene.
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  • 18 hours, 45 minutes ago
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Police: Sarasota bus driver bit, hit student

Police: Sarasota bus driver bit, hit studentA Sarasota County school bus driver was arrested Wednesday for allegedly biting and hitting an 11-year-old special needs student.
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  • 19 hours, 10 minutes ago
Money

Citrus growers want change in tax law

Citrus growers want change in tax lawCitrus growers are looking for a change in federal tax law that would allow them immediately to write off the cost of planting new citrus groves.
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  • 20 hours, 40 minutes ago
Florida

S. Florida, I-4 corridor growth propelled population

S. Florida, I-4 corridor growth propelled populationPeople moving to the Interstate 4 corridor and South Florida drove the state's population growth to nearly 20 million residents last year.
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  • 20 hours, 46 minutes ago
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Hyde Park rape victim: Justice failed his victims

Hyde Park rape victim: Justice failed his victimsOne of them victims of the Hyde Park rapist can't believe he has been freed and is back in town.
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  • 21 hours, 5 minutes ago
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Attorney cleared of assault charges

Attorney cleared of assault chargesRobert Tankel is trying to regain his reputation. It was tarnished nine months ago when he was arrested... accused of molesting a 9-year-old boy during and outing with Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
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  • 21 hours, 15 minutes ago
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St. Pete PD & Ajax take part in 'Cops on Doughnut Shops'

St. Pete PD & Ajax take part in 'Cops on Doughnut Shops'Police across the bay area are taking to the rooftops of Krispy Kreme locations for "Cops on Doughnut Shops."
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  • 21 hours, 30 minutes ago
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McDonald's self-ordering kiosk gets high marks

McDonald's self-ordering kiosk gets high marksCustomers at a McDonald's in Wesley Chapel can order their food at a self-service kiosk.
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  • 22 hours, 33 minutes ago
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No freshwater fishing license needed April 4-5

No freshwater fishing license needed April 4-5Floridians and visitors will be able to fish without a freshwater recreational fishing license on April 4 and 5.
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  • 22 hours, 48 minutes ago
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Judge rejects proposed Stephen Diaco plea deal

Judge rejects proposed Stephen Diaco plea dealJudge rejects proposed plea deal in the case of 3 lawyers accused of setting a DUI trap for another attorney during the 2013 Bubba the Love Sponge/MJ trial.
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Florida

DOH: Traveler had measles while in Sarasota

DOH: Traveler had measles while in SarasotaThe Florida Department of Health has confirmed an international traveler had measles while attending a conference in Kissimmee at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center March 16-17.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
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WestShore Plaza offers shoppers $25 gift card

WestShore Plaza offers shoppers $25 gift cardBetween now and next Saturday, April 4, anyone who spends $250 or more at any WestShore Plaza retailer or restaurant can earn that $25 gift card.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
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Officers honored for rescuing Cabela

Officers honored for rescuing CabelaTampa City Council honored them Thursday morning.
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Four juveniles arrested in Tampa arson fire

Four juveniles arrested in Tampa arson fireThe kids caused an estimated $4,150 worth of damage to the home and its contents.
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
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Suspects steal over $800 in razors

Suspects steal over $800 in razorsThree suspects stole $899 in razors from a BJ's Wholesale.
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Events

Sarasota Film Festival promises wide variety

Sarasota Film Festival promises wide varietyThe Sarasota Film Festival runs April 10 – 19. With more than 200 films, there's something for everybody.
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Crisis teams at 3 schools after brothers shot

Crisis teams at 3 schools after brothers shotGrief counselors will be at three different Pasco County schools Thursday morning, after the sheriff says a 13-year-old boy shot two of his brothers, and then himself.
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  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
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Coaches raise money to help players get to the next level

Coaches raise money to help players get to the next levelMarch madness is in full swing Basketball Teams competing to get that championship trophy.
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  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Florida

Scott, Cabinet reject Confederates for veterans hall of fame

Scott, Cabinet reject Confederates for veterans hall of fameGov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet rejected nominations of three Confederate soldiers for the Florida Veterans' Hall of Fame Tuesday after being told they weren't eligible because they didn't serve in the U.S. military.
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  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
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Food argument leaves 2 brothers dead, 1 wounded in Hudson

Food argument leaves 2 brothers dead, 1 wounded in HudsonAn argument over food led a 13-year-old to shoot two of his brothers, killing one and wounding the other, before he killed himself.
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  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
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Lineup released for Sarasota Film Festival

Lineup released for Sarasota Film FestivalThe Sarasota Film Festival is April 10 – 19. At a party in Sarasota Wednesday night organizers released a lineup of more than 200 films.
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
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'Hyde Park rapist' returns to Tampa

'Hyde Park rapist' returns to TampaThe man known as the "Hyde Park rapist" is once again calling Tampa his home.
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
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Sarasota Mosquito Control breeds own bug solution

Sarasota Mosquito Control breeds own bug solutionThe Sarasota Mosquito Control is taking a new approach by breeding fish to eat mosquito larvae.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
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Missing Zephyrhills woman seen in Tampa

Missing Zephyrhills woman seen in TampaPolice are asking for the public's help Wednesday night in finding a 62-year-old woman from Zephyrhills who was last seen in Tampa.
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  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
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AAA: Distracted driving causes half of teen crashes

AAA: Distracted driving causes half of teen crashesAAA releases the findings of a long-term study that found distracted driving is the causes of many accidents.
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Zimmerman compares himself to Anne Frank

Zimmerman compares himself to Anne FrankGeorge Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, compares himself to Anne Frank.
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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
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Dreams Come True helps teen meet Winter

Dreams Come True helps teen meet WinterEighteen-year-old Joseph Nellum's friendship with Winter started from his hospital bed.
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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Florida

Universal Orlando tests metal detectors at rides

Universal Orlando tests metal detectors at ridesThe first metal detector was set up Wednesday at the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster.
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  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
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Principal modifies controversial bathroom policy

Principal modifies controversial bathroom policyDespite call from Pasco school superintendent to amend a controversial bathroom break policy, principal says "not yet".
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
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Spring Hill teen suffers from hit-run accident

Spring Hill teen suffers from hit-run accidentA Spring Hill teen is recovering from injuries including partial paralysis after being struck by a car that fled the scene last Friday night.
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
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54th Avenue reopens after hazmat cleanup

54th Avenue reopens after hazmat cleanup54th Avenue has reopened to traffic Wednesday afternoon after a hazardous materials cleanup.
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
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USF graduation gowns made of plastic bottles

USF graduation gowns made of plastic bottlesUSF graduates have the option of buying a gown made of recycled plastic bottles.
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  • 1 day, 23 hours ago
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Polk man arrested for lewd behavior with children

Polk man arrested for lewd behavior with childrenA 67-year-old Haines City man was arrested following an investigation into allegations of suspicious activity with several neighborhood children.
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  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
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Hillsborough looks to hire 200 bus drivers

Hillsborough looks to hire 200 bus driversOn Monday, March 30, CareerSource Tampa Bay will host Transportation Services of Hillsborough County Public Schools as they look to hire 200 bus drivers.
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
Florida

Brevard church targeted a second time by vandals

Brevard church targeted a second time by vandalsMelbourne police are investigating several cryptic messages spray-painted at two churches, including one that had previously been targeted by an arsonist last month.
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
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Traffic to be detoured off southbound I-275 on Friday

Traffic to be detoured off southbound I-275 on FridaySouthbound I-275 will be closed to all traffic from the Hillsborough River to west of West Shore Boulevard between on Friday evening.
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
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North Port PD warns residents of IRS phone scam

North Port PD warns residents of IRS phone scamThe caller claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service.
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Violent crime rate drops in Hillsborough

Violent crime rate drops in HillsboroughSheriff David Gee announced Tuesday that for the eighth straight year, overall crime dropped by 4.1 percent.
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Florida

WATCH: Man on 'Flakka' impaled while trying to climb fence

WATCH: Man on 'Flakka' impaled while trying to climb fenceOn Sunday, a man told police he just smoked Flakka before being impaled while trying to scale the fence around the department.
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
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Health advisories issued for 4 Hills. beaches

Health advisories issued for 4 Hills. beachesThe Hillsborough County Health Department has issued a Health Advisory for following beaches based on the criteria for enterococci bacteria recommended by the EPA.
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  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
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Clearwater Beach Ferry proves to be popular

Clearwater Beach Ferry proves to be popularClearwater Beach Ferry is planning to extend hours.
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Outreach

Darryl Strawberry to talk substance abuse

Darryl Strawberry to talk substance abuseHe was one of baseball's biggest stars in the 80's until his career was derailed by addiction. Many of his run-ins with the law took place in Tampa.
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  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Health

County health rankings released today

County health rankings released todayThe 2015 County Health Rankings findings report has been released on Wednesday, March 25.
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  • 2 days, 5 hours ago
Tech

Social media predicts your next move

Social media predicts your next moveIt could give authorities the time they need to stop a terrorist attack and protect your family.
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  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Florida

Woman arrested for stabbing Florida deputy

Woman arrested for stabbing Florida deputyA 26-year-old woman is being held without bond on charges that she stabbed a Lee County Sheriff's deputy who responded to a noise complaint at a southwest Florida home.
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  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Florida

Former orca trainer criticizes SeaWorld in new book

Former orca trainer criticizes SeaWorld in new bookA former SeaWorld orca trainer released a book Tuesday that delivers withering criticism of the company's work with killer whales.
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  • 2 days, 8 hours ago
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Missing Punta Gorda girl found in St. Petersburg

Missing Punta Gorda girl found in St. PetersburgA missing 15-year-old girl who may have been abducted from her Punta Gorda home over the weekend has been located in St. Petersburg.
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  • 2 days, 8 hours ago
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