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Tampa police catch man in stolen car

Tampa police catch man in stolen carThe pursuit lasted 13 minutes
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  • 8 hours, 33 minutes ago
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Polk County crash involves three vehicles, two fatalities

Polk County crash involves three vehicles, two fatalitiesExcessive speed and impairment are possible factors in this crash.
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  • 9 hours, 14 minutes ago
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Overnight hit-and-run in Sarasota

Overnight hit-and-run in SarasotaAs a result, the vehicle collided with the left side of the Honda, veered back left and sped off.
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  • 9 hours, 58 minutes ago
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Court: no divorce in Florida for same-sex couple

Court: no divorce in Florida for same-sex coupleThe appeals court pointed out that neither woman sought to challenge the ban.
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  • 10 hours, 30 minutes ago
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Holiday trash could make you a target for thieves

Holiday trash could make you a target for thievesLaw enforcement warns leaving big TV and computer boxes outside your home can make you a target for thieves.
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  • 20 hours, 28 minutes ago
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Teens charged with threatening 911 dispatchers

Teens charged with threatening 911 dispatchersAuthorities say three Tampa Bay area teens have been charged with making threatening calls to Hillsborough County's 911 dispatch center.
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  • 21 hours ago
Florida

Surfin' Santas hang ten in record numbers

Surfin' Santas hang ten in record numbersMore than 4,000 spectators converged on the oceanfront along Minutemen Causeway on Wednesday to witness the sixth annual Surfin' Santas extravaganza, a beachside Christmas Eve tradition.
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  • 21 hours, 33 minutes ago
Traffic

Fatal crash closes Hwy 98 in Lakeland

Fatal crash closes Hwy 98 in LakelandU.S. Highway 98 is closed at Rockridge Road because of a fatal accident, the Polk County Sheriff's Office reports.
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  • 22 hours, 26 minutes ago
Local

Travel delays continue at TIA on Christmas Eve

Travel delays continue at TIA on Christmas EveSome passengers decided to stick around for another day in paradise rather than get stuck missing a connection elsewhere.
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  • 1 day ago
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Doc accused of drugging, assaulting patients

Doc accused of drugging, assaulting patientsA Pasco County doctor is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting three patients.
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  • 1 day ago
Entertainment

'The Interview' hits Tampa Bay amid controversy

'The Interview' hits Tampa Bay amid controversyOn Wednesday, the Tampa Theatre announced four late night screenings of the film. Right now you can even watch it on YouTube.
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  • 1 day ago
Local

Best and worst of shopping on Christmas Eve...

Best and worst of shopping on Christmas Eve...Shoppers are crowding area malls and stores in that last minute push for presents. Some just starting their Christmas shopping on this Christmas Eve.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
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Inmate suspected of ingesting crack cocaine dies

Inmate suspected of ingesting crack cocaine diesSheriff's officials say a 31-year-old woman died a week after being taken to a hospital to have a crack pipe removed from her body.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Investigations

TIPS: How to make smarter charity donations

TIPS: How to make smarter charity donationsDecember can be full of misguided generosity if your donations don't go to the right place. Here's what you should ask.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Florida

Oldest Publix employee dies at 98

Oldest Publix employee dies at 98A 98-year-old woman who was the oldest employee of the Publix grocery store chain has died.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Florida

Florida clerks won't give gays marriage licenses

Florida clerks won't give gays marriage licensesHardly any of Florida's 67 clerks of court plan to issue marriage licenses to gay couples on Jan. 6.
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Florida

New time limit for driver license knowledge exams

New time limit for driver license knowledge examsBeginning January 5, 2015, residents will have 60 minutes to complete the knowledge exam.
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Local

Hillsborough deputy arrested for domestic violence

Hillsborough deputy arrested for domestic violenceA Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy was arrested early Christmas Eve for domestic violence after a dispute with his girlfriend.
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Florida

2 adults, 2 kids found dead in submerged car

2 adults, 2 kids found dead in submerged carPolice told WKMG the car was found in a pond in front of Valencia College on U.S. 192 around 2:30 p.m.
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  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
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Hillsborough Animal Services closes for tenting

Hillsborough Animal Services closes for tentingBeginning noon Christmas Eve, the Hillsborough County Animal Shelter, also known as the The Pet Resource Center at 440 N. Falkenburg Road, will shut down temporarily to tent for termites.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Tech

Too much to drink? There's an app for that

Too much to drink? There's an app for thatA free app available for Android and iPhones calculates your Blood Alcohol so you will think twice before driving after drinking
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Florida

FL Missing Child Alert: Missing Miami teen

FL Missing Child Alert: Missing Miami teenA Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for 16-year-old Samantha Delgado from Miami.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
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Clearwater offers safe disposal of gift boxes

Clearwater offers safe disposal of gift boxesThe big question is - what to do with all of those boxes?
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
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Community markers added to Pinellas Trail

Community markers added to Pinellas TrailNew landmarks will catch the eye of cyclists, runners, walkers and skaters who cruise along the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
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Woman murdered, husband killed in standoff

Woman murdered, husband killed in standoffLakeland Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of a woman whose husband was killed following a standoff with police Tuesday morning.
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  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Florida

Firefighters targeted in drive-by shooting; 1 wounded

Firefighters targeted in drive-by shooting; 1 woundedA firefighter was wounded Tuesday in an apparent drive-by shooting as he and four others refueled a fire truck outside a station on the city's south side.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
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Wrong-way driver arrested in Tampa

Wrong-way driver arrested in TampaAnother wrong-way driver has was arrested Tuesday after she was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of 21st Street.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
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3 arrested after threatening officers, 911 operators

3 arrested after threatening officers, 911 operatorsHillsborough Sheriff's detectives have arrested three juveniles who called 911 and threatened HCSO law enforcement and 911 operators on Dec. 20.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
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St. Pete Police round up holiday shoplifters

St. Pete Police round up holiday shopliftersFor the second time in a week, plain-clothed police detectives joined loss prevention officers at a St. Pete Walmart to arrest shoplifters.
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  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
Florida

Florida surpasses New York in population

Florida surpasses New York in populationBy adding an average of 803 new residents each day between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, Florida passed New York to become the nation's third most populous state, according to U.S. Census Bureau state population estimates released today. Florida's population...
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  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Florida

Woman who drove into ocean with kids committed to hospital

Woman who drove into ocean with kids committed to hospitalA judge decided on Tuesday to commit the mother, who pleaded insanity to charges of driving her three children into the ocean, to a Florida State Hospital.
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  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Local

Tampa Pitcher Show to present 'Interview' movie

Tampa Pitcher Show to present 'Interview' movieThe Tampa Pitcher Show is scheduled on Jan. 2 to show the movie "The Interview," which is about a potential assassination attempt on North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.
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  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
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Storms delay travelers at Tampa International

Storms delay travelers at Tampa InternationalInside Tampa International Airport's terminal, there's lots of joyous reunions, but that's where the happiness ends.
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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Investigations

Does St. Pete tow truck title scheme erase liens?

Does St. Pete tow truck title scheme erase liens?Pinellas sheriff investigates alleged scheme where vehicles are towed, company claims titles and resells the vehicles.
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Local

Two drivers dead after head-on crash in Hernando

Two drivers dead after head-on crash in HernandoTwo drivers are dead after one of them struck the other head-on Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 98.
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  • 1 day, 23 hours ago
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Gold bars found among Salvation Army donation

Gold bars found among Salvation Army donationA literal gold mine found in a pair of pants at the Salvation Army, and the charity organization wants to return it to the rightful owner.
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  • 1 day, 23 hours ago
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Tampa Taco Bell robbed at gunpoint

Tampa Taco Bell robbed at gunpointHillsborough Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help identifying the man who held up a Tampa Taco Bell restaurant on Dec. 22.
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  • 1 day, 23 hours ago
Health

Ellenton boy died of flu complications

Ellenton boy died of flu complicationsHealth officials have confirmed an 11-year-old Florida boy has died of rare complications from the flu.
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  • 2 days ago
Local

Man shot to death outside Tampa strip club

Man shot to death outside Tampa strip clubTampa Police detectives are investigating a homicide near the Playpen Gentleman's Club in Tampa.
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  • 2 days ago
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How did suspect get gun used in officer's death?

How did suspect get gun used in officer's death?As Tarpon Springs mourns the loss of an officer, the sheriff's office is tracking a weapon used in the case.
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  • 2 days ago
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Churches support relatives in Bradenton triple murder

Churches support relatives in Bradenton triple murderChurches have joined together to raise money for 10 children in three families who lost loved ones in the Bradenton triple murder.
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  • 2 days ago
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Funeral services for slain Tarpon Springs officer

Funeral services for slain Tarpon Springs officerMemorial services for a Tarpon Springs police officer who was fatally shot while on duty have been scheduled.
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Traffic

Overturned truck causes traffic delays in Riverview

Overturned truck causes traffic delays in RiverviewHillsborough County Fire Rescue is at the scene of an overturned truck that spilled mono-ammonium phosphate on the side of the roadway at HWY 301 and Big Bend Rd.
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  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Outreach

Charity short on one key Christmas item

Charity short on one key Christmas itemFor some reason, they don't know what it is, donations of big birds are way, way down.
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  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Local

Man who shot at accused cop killer arrested

Man who shot at accused cop killer arrestedA man who fired shots at the suspected killer of a Tarpon Springs police officer has been arrested himself, for being a felon in possession of a handgun.
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  • 2 days, 7 hours ago
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Busch Gardens closing roller coaster

Busch Gardens closing roller coasterIt seems the days are numbered for Busch Gardens Tampa's wooden roller coaster.
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  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Florida

Florida teen mauled in bear attack

Florida teen mauled in bear attackA 15-year-old Panhandle girl is recovering in a hospital after being attacked by a bear.
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  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Florida

Winston accuser's lawyer: 'Fix was in' with FSU hearing

Winston accuser's lawyer: 'Fix was in' with FSU hearingThe lawyer for Jameis Winston's accuser says "the fix was in" when Florida State cleared the star quarterback of violating the school's code of conduct.
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  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Florida

Florida: third-busiest day ever for gun background checks

Florida: third-busiest day ever for gun background checksIn addition to TVs and toys, many Florida shoppers are buying guns this holiday season.
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  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
Florida

Florida driver tests to get time limit

Florida driver tests to get time limitStudents hoping to get their driver's licenses will soon have another challenge: a timed test.
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
Local

SWAT team kills gunman in Lakeland

SWAT team kills gunman in LakelandA gunman who was barricaded in a house for hours was shot and killed by the Lakeland SWAT team late Monday night. Police then found another body in the house.
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  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
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Act fast: Attorney giving away free house

Act fast: Attorney giving away free houseWhat could be better than a new house? A Bay area foreclosure attorney hopes to make that happen for one lucky family.
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  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
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Community shows support for slain Tarpon Springs officer

Community shows support for slain Tarpon Springs officerFlowers, cards and donations continue to arrive at the Tarpon Springs Police Department after an officer was killed Sunday.
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  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
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7 changes are good news for most taxpayers

7 changes are good news for most taxpayersThere are 7 adjustments to the tax code, but experts say, "Surprise, this is actually a good thing."
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  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
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Plant High teen leaves intensive care unit

Plant High teen leaves intensive care unitThe teenager struck by a truck in Tallahassee has been moved out of intensive care.
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  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
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Citrus parents charged in boy's dog attack death

Citrus parents charged in boy's dog attack deathTwo parents were arrested Monday and charged in the death of a 2-year-old boy who died after being attacked by dogs at home.
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  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
Florida

Allegedly drunk Florida cop has dark driving history

Allegedly drunk Florida cop has dark driving historyThe cell phone video shows Hialeah Gardens police Officer Angel Gonzalez staggering across Southwest 137th avenue last week, allegedly stinking drunk.
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  • 2 days, 22 hours ago
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Stolen gun was used to shoot Tarpon Springs cop

Stolen gun was used to shoot Tarpon Springs copDetectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit have informed us that the weapon used in the shooting death of Officer Charles Kondek was stolen.
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  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
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Officers reminded to be vigilant after police shootings

Officers reminded to be vigilant after police shootingsOfficers across the nation and in the Bay area have been put on notice to be extra cautious after last weekend's shooting of three police officers.
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  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
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Pasco County HOA call homes 'unsafe'

Pasco County HOA call homes 'unsafe'A Pasco County HOA claims the second-floor walls of the 25 buildings could collapse in high winds.
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  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
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Bucs lightning victims wanted weather warning

Bucs lightning victims wanted weather warningSeven people were struck by lightning Sunday at Raymond James Stadium, and victims say they wish there had been a warning.
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  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
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Memorial fund set up for Tarpon Springs Officer

Memorial fund set up for Tarpon Springs OfficerThe Tarpon Springs Police Department grieves the loss of Officer Charles Kondek who was killed in the line of duty on December 21, 2014.
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  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
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Bicyclist in St. Pete crash has been identified

Bicyclist in St. Pete crash has been identifiedA 54-year-old bicyclist crossed the path of a car on Gandy Boulevard.
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  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
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Toddler nearly drowns in New Port Richey

Toddler nearly drowns in New Port RicheyA 2-year-old girl has been hospitalized after she nearly drowned at a New Port Richey residence.
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  • 3 days, 2 hours ago
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Man shot after attempting to attack deputies

Man shot after attempting to attack deputiesPasco Sheriff's deputies shot a barricaded man after he came at them with a large, wooden nightstand Friday morning.
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  • 3 days, 5 hours ago
Florida

Panhandle teen mauled in bear attack

Panhandle teen mauled in bear attackA 15-year-old Panhandle girl is recovering in a hospital after being attacked by a bear.
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  • 3 days, 5 hours ago
Local

Woman arrested in murder-for-hire plot

Woman arrested in murder-for-hire plotA Lakeland woman was arrested Saturday after she solicited an undercover detective to kill her husband.
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  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Local

Man arrested in Temple Terrace shooting

Man arrested in Temple Terrace shootingA 19-year-old man has been charged with felony murder in Friday night's shooting death in Temple Terrace.
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  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
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Listen to 911 calls of Bucs lightning strike

Listen to 911 calls of Bucs lightning strikeSeven people were struck by lightning at Raymond James Stadium, just as the Bucs-Packers game ended on Sunday.
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  • 3 days, 7 hours ago
Local

Neighborhood News Dec. 22 - 28

Neighborhood News Dec. 22 - 28Check out community events for this week.
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  • 3 days, 8 hours ago
Local

Suspect fatally shot officer then ran him over

Suspect fatally shot officer then ran him overThe community of Tarpon Spring is mourning the loss of TSPD officer, 45-year-old Charles "Charlie K" Kondek who was shot and killed on Sunday morning.
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  • 3 days, 18 hours ago
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Police investigating death of infant in Auburndale

Police investigating death of infant in AuburndaleThe infant was found unresponsive on Sunday morning.
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  • 4 days, 3 hours ago