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St. Pete lawmaker says power billing plan unfair

St. Pete lawmaker says power billing plan unfairRep. Dwight Dudley of St. Petersburg called Thursday for the Legislature to overrule the state Utilities Commission.
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  • 3 hours, 3 minutes ago
Florida

FL Senate Democrats push anti-discrimination bills

FL Senate Democrats push anti-discrimination billsDemocrats in the Florida Senate say the state needs new anti-discrimination laws to protect gays, former felons and pregnant women.
  • Florida
  • 3 hours, 6 minutes ago
Local

Tampa Police to begin wearing body cams Friday

Tampa Police to begin wearing body cams FridayBeginning Friday, March 6, all assigned Tampa Police officers will be required to wear their issued body worn cameras.
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  • 3 hours, 53 minutes ago
Florida

Finally some relief on FL red light cameras?

Finally some relief on FL red light cameras?A state senator wants to reform red light cameras after 10 Investigates showed cities choosing profits over safety.
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  • 4 hours ago
Local

In demand construction workers getting paid more

In demand construction workers getting paid moreThe demand for construction workers is on the rise. There are more projects than there are workers available.
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  • 4 hours, 21 minutes ago
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Hernando wins for best tasting drinking water

Hernando wins for best tasting drinking waterThe contest was held Friday, Feb. 27 in Dunedin.
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  • 4 hours, 23 minutes ago
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Graffiti artist arrested for 'tagging' mural

Graffiti artist arrested for 'tagging' muralSt. Pete Police say they have arrested the man who tagged a professionally-painted wall mural in the city.
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  • 4 hours, 31 minutes ago
News

Florida's testing mishaps continue despite promised fix

Florida's testing mishaps continue despite promised fixStudents in middle school and high school are using the portal to take a required standardized writing test.
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  • 4 hours, 33 minutes ago
News

Cut for a Cure benefits Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Cut for a Cure benefits Pediatric Cancer FoundationDozens of people around the Tampa Bay area, including members of the Rays, are shaving their heads to raise money for cancer research.
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  • 5 hours, 2 minutes ago
Local

Police: Mom tells child to jump from window

Police: Mom tells child to jump from windowA young boy was rushed to the hospital after police say his mother told him to jump out of a second-story window.
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  • 5 hours, 36 minutes ago
Local

Hard Rock considers new building construction

Hard Rock considers new building constructionRepresentatives from the Hard Rock went to a Hillsborough Aviation Authority meeting to see how tall of a building they could construct, if they chose to build one.
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  • 6 hours, 34 minutes ago
News

Man killed dog for "making a mess"

Man killed dog for "making a mess"A 29-year-old man has been arrested for killing his dog for "making a mess in the trailer."
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  • 7 hours, 26 minutes ago
News

Weekend events -- March 7 and 8

Weekend events -- March 7 and 8Fun events around the area on March 7 and March 8
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  • 7 hours, 45 minutes ago
Local

Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant actsThe Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts.
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  • 8 hours, 37 minutes ago
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Dog shot, tied to railroad tracks in Tampa

Dog shot, tied to railroad tracks in TampaPolice are asking for the public's assistance to find whoever is responsible for shooting a dog and then tying it to railroad tracks.
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  • 12 hours, 12 minutes ago
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Veteran: Dispute over service dog led to arrest

Veteran: Dispute over service dog led to arrestJason White, 34, was arrested at the Best Western hotel in Bonita Springs following a dispute with the hotel manager and staff over Camo, he said.
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  • 18 hours, 3 minutes ago
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Manhunt continues for suspect in CVS robbery attempt

Manhunt continues for suspect in CVS robbery attemptManhunt continues for suspect in CVS robbery attempt
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  • 18 hours, 8 minutes ago
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Sarasota CPA arrested for stealing from client, 92

Sarasota CPA arrested for stealing from client, 92Deputies say a certified public accountant is blaming a gambling addiction after getting caught stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an 92-year-old client.
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  • 18 hours, 10 minutes ago
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FTC, Florida settle with robocall cruise line

FTC, Florida settle with robocall cruise lineThe Federal Trade Commission and 10 state attorneys general have reached a multimillion dollar settlement against a Florida-based cruise company and seven others that assisted a massive telemarketing campaign resulting in billions of robocalls.
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  • 20 hours, 22 minutes ago
News

Sarasota CPA arrested for stealing from client

Sarasota CPA arrested for stealing from clientStrand withdrew approximately $195,592 from that account and another at Sun Trust Bank, with many of the transactions being made at area casinos in Tampa and Immokalee.
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  • 20 hours, 43 minutes ago
Local

Coast Guard: More paddle boarders need help

Coast Guard: More paddle boarders need helpThe Tampa Bay Auxiliary Coast Guard says more people are getting stranded on stand up paddle boards.
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  • 22 hours, 3 minutes ago
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Rehabilitated manatee released to Tampa Bay waters

Rehabilitated manatee released to Tampa Bay watersEleven people helped return Trinidad, a rehabilitated manatee rescued along the Texas coast back in November, to the waters in Tampa Bay Wednesday.
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  • 23 hours, 8 minutes ago
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Serial flasher in Polk Co. arrested again

Serial flasher in Polk Co. arrested againJust over two weeks since being released from jail on the same charges, a Davenport is back behind bars for flashing a young girl.
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  • 23 hours, 26 minutes ago
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CVS customer faced down armed robbers

CVS customer faced down armed robbersA dangerous armed robber is on the run and Tampa police hope evidence left behind inside the Hyde Park CVS will help hunt him down.
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  • 23 hours, 38 minutes ago
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New thrill slide to debut at Adventure Island

New thrill slide to debut at Adventure IslandYou'll take 114 steps to the top where you can look out over the entire park.
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  • 23 hours, 40 minutes ago
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Sarasota police to close front desk overnight

Sarasota police to close front desk overnightThe decision is part of a bigger problem -not enough officers.
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  • 23 hours, 52 minutes ago
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Airman returns from S. Korea to surprise son at school

Airman returns from S. Korea to surprise son at schoolThere was a year's worth of hugs and kisses Wednesday at Seven Springs Elementary School as an airman returns from South Korea to surprise his son at school.
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  • 23 hours, 59 minutes ago
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Officers recovering after ambush in Lake Wales

Officers recovering after ambush in Lake WalesTwo Polk County police officers are recovering Wednesday after they were ambushed by a man who had called 911 requesting help.
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  • 1 day ago
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Report released in North Port emergency landing

Report released in North Port emergency landingA student pilot and his instructor were lucky to walk away after their single-engine Cessna went down in a ranch pasture Tuesday afternoon.
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  • 1 day ago
Traffic

SB lane on MacDill Ave to close Wednesday pm

SB lane on MacDill Ave to close Wednesday pmThe southbound lane of S MacDill Avenue from W Barcelona Street to W Santiago Street will close tonight at 9.
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  • 1 day ago
Money

Lightning, Amalie Arena to hold job fair

Lightning, Amalie Arena to hold job fairThe Tampa Bay Lightning and the Amalie Arena will hold a part-time job fair on Monday, March 9.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Local

Emotions high after woman is shot in Clearwater

Emotions high after woman is shot in ClearwaterClearwater police are on the scene of a shooting in the 700 block of North Vine Street on Wednesday morning.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
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Burglars clean out Lakeland Sunglass Hut store

Burglars clean out Lakeland Sunglass Hut storeLakeland Police are investigating a burglary at a Lakeland Sunglass Hut where more than $100,000 in designer glasses were stolen on March 2.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
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Hillsborough OKs package to lure Johnson & Johnson

Hillsborough OKs package to lure Johnson & JohnsonHillsborough County officials have agreed on a financial package to help lure Johnson & Johnson, which makes a range of products from medical devices to Listerine mouthwash.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
News

Dunkin' Donuts gives free ice coffee on March 9

Dunkin' Donuts gives free ice coffee on March 9On March 9, participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the Tampa-area will offer guests a free 16 oz. cup of Dunkin' Donuts' freshly-brewed iced coffee.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
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Tampa parks to double summer programming

Tampa parks to double summer programmingMayor Buckhorn announces parks to double summer programming
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Local

Gunman lured officers to house, opened fire

Gunman lured officers to house, opened fireA man called 911 to lure law enforcement officers to a house on Tuesday and then opened fire on them, according to Lake Wales police.
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Lightning

Lightning announce Amalie Arena renovations

Lightning announce Amalie Arena renovationsThe Tampa Bay Lightning, along with Hillsborough County, will be spending $25 million on renovations for Amalie Arena over the next two summers.
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Florida

Feb. 2015: 10 weird things that happened in FL

Feb. 2015: 10 weird things that happened in FLLast month we speculated that 2015 might just be the weirdest news year in Florida, considering everything that made the news from this crazy state in January.
  • Florida
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Local

Pasco to resume online tests Wednesday

Pasco to resume online tests WednesdayPasco Superintendent Kurt Browning canceled testing for thousands of students, but the online tests will resume Wednesday.
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  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
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Tampa CVS robbery: Search for 2nd suspect

Tampa CVS robbery: Search for 2nd suspectTampa Police say there was a shooting at the CVS on South Howard Ave overnight.
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  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Traffic

Traffic Alert: I-275 lanes to remain closed today

Traffic Alert: I-275 lanes to remain closed todayFDOT says the right and center lanes of I-275 northbound, north of Bearss Ave. (mile marker 54) are currently closed for emergency repair work.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
News

Man kicks and breaks puppy's leg

Man kicks and breaks puppy's legThe puppy received the treatment he needed and is on the road to recovery.
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  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
News

Man attacks pregnant girlfriend with his car

Man attacks pregnant girlfriend with his carHe also threatened to kill her.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
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UPDATE: Missing Tampa teen found

UPDATE: Missing Tampa teen foundDeputies are asking for anyone with information reference the whereabouts of 16-year-old Tekeyah Aleshia Kendrick to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Florida

Florida man recruiting veterans to fight ISIS

Florida man recruiting veterans to fight ISISA U.S. veteran is putting out a call to other veterans to come together to fight the Islamic State on their turf.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Local

Pinellas man charged in UAE over Facebook

Pinellas man charged in UAE over FacebookU.S. Rep. David Jolly has joined the fight to help a helicopter mechanic from Belleair Bluffs facing charges in the United Arab Emirates for criticizing his employer in the Arab nation.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
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Inside the FBI's Cyber Squad in Tampa

Inside the FBI's Cyber Squad in TampaInside the FBI's Cyber Squad in Tampa. What our cyber cops have to say about CSI: Cyber.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
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Hillsborough offers Eakins top schools job

Hillsborough offers Eakins top schools jobAnother tense meeting of the Hillsborough County School Board led to a debate over a national search for superintendent, and ended with a plan to offer the position to her deputy.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
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Missing Seminole woman found

Missing Seminole woman foundMissing Seminole woman found
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  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
News

Armed bank robber on the loose

Armed bank robber on the looseHernando County deputies are currently on the scene of a Bank Robbery that occurred at the Cadence Bank, located at 1300 Pinehurst Drive in Spring Hill.
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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Local

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Largo

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in LargoA pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday night by a driver who did not stop to render assistance, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Elections

Buckhorn, most councilors re-elected

Buckhorn, most councilors re-electedMayor Bob Buckhorn and four council members won re-election in Tampa city elections on Tuesday, but the three-way race for Council District 6 will go to a runoff election.
  • Elections
  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Florida

Man catches 9-foot Great White Shark off Panama City Beach

Man catches 9-foot Great White Shark off Panama City BeachA rare Great White Shark sighting on the Gulf Coast, this one actually caught in the surf near Panama City Beach.
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  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
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