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Sarasota family needs help locating lost dog

Sarasota family needs help locating lost dogOn Monday morning around 2a.m. a Sarasota family was in an accident on I-75 near Exit 250.
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  • 4 hours, 59 minutes ago
Education

Pasco principal put on administrative leave

Pasco principal put on administrative leaveThe principal of a Pasco County elementary school has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation he violated School Board policy.
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  • 5 hours, 17 minutes ago
Local

Road rage suspected in Pinellas Park shooting

Road rage suspected in Pinellas Park shootingPolice believe road rage may be the reason why a somebody in a car opened fire on other motorists on Wednesday afternoon.
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  • 5 hours, 32 minutes ago
Entertainment

Look Back: Colbert on the Mystery Monkey

Look Back: Colbert on the Mystery MonkeyAs Stephen Colbert readies to sign off on The Colbert Report, we here at 10 News remember with amused fondness the times we showed up on the late night funnyman's radar, all thanks to a certain 'simian psycho.'
  • Entertainment
  • 6 hours, 10 minutes ago
Traffic

Traffic Alert: Big delays on I-75 in Hillsborough

Traffic Alert: Big delays on I-75 in HillsboroughThere are some big delays for your morning rush hour on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough.
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  • 7 hours, 1 minute ago
Florida

First Florida gay divorce granted by Broward judge

First Florida gay divorce granted by Broward judgeThe first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history has been granted by a Broward County judge who also declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
  • Florida
  • 8 hours, 48 minutes ago
Florida

15 foot python caught in south Collier County

15 foot python caught in south Collier CountyA 15-plus-foot Python was found at the doorway of Beau Middlebrook's Sun Realty office located behind Pelican Bend restaurant on the Isles of Capri.
  • Florida
  • 8 hours, 51 minutes ago
Florida

Charlie Crist on reopening Cuba ties

Charlie Crist on reopening Cuba tiesFlorida has long been the home of a large Cuban-American community. The issue of American-Cuban relations is a major issue in the state.
  • Florida
  • 9 hours, 32 minutes ago
Local

St. Pete family wants to return British sailor's remains

St. Pete family wants to return British sailor's remainsA St. Pete family wants to find relatives of a British sailor, whose remains and mementos they now have.
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  • 9 hours, 43 minutes ago
Local

UPDATE: Missing 10-month-old found safe, mother arrested

UPDATE: Missing 10-month-old found safe, mother arrestedDue to a tip from a concerned citizen, police were able to locate Char-Ann Santana and 10-month-old Jaidyel Valdes.
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  • 10 hours, 22 minutes ago
Local

Tampa Waterfront plan huge in size, economics

Tampa Waterfront plan huge in size, economicsTampa Waterfront footprint is massive in size and economics
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  • 15 hours, 11 minutes ago
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Tampa man's Christmas lights really shine

Tampa man's Christmas lights really shineThis is the third year Jim Carson has put his holiday cheer on grand display of 55,000 lights set to music.
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  • 17 hours, 21 minutes ago
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Man dies after driving into water in Clearwater

Man dies after driving into water in ClearwaterAn 86-year-old driver suffered a medical issue and wound up in the water Wednesday after his car clipped some poles and sailboats near 800 Bayway Blvd.
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  • 17 hours, 32 minutes ago
Outreach

10 News, Lightning spread Joy to the Bay

10 News, Lightning spread Joy to the Bay10 News Meteorologist Jim Van Fleet surprises some lucky Lightning fans.
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  • 20 hours, 10 minutes ago
Local

Tampa chamber sees benefits to Cuban business

Tampa chamber sees benefits to Cuban businessThe president of the Greater Tampa Chamber says the Tampa area will feel the benefits of business with Cuba.
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  • 20 hours, 18 minutes ago
Local

Jeff Vinik unveils plan for downtown Tampa

Jeff Vinik unveils plan for downtown TampaDeveloper Jeff Vinik unveils vision for Channelside redevelopment. More building and parking. No Rays stadium.
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  • 20 hours, 21 minutes ago
Local

Teacher carjacked in school parking lot

Teacher carjacked in school parking lotPolice say a teacher arriving for work at a south St. Pete elementary school was carjacked in the school parking lot Tuesday morning.
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  • 20 hours, 31 minutes ago
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Lakeland names new police chief

Lakeland names new police chiefCity manager Doug Thomas announced Wednesday that Lakeland's current interim chief, Larry Giddens, will take on the job permanently.
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  • 20 hours, 41 minutes ago
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Auburndale man hand paints his own Christmas wonderland

Auburndale man hand paints his own Christmas wonderlandFrank LaLama of Auburndale has spent 25 years hand-painting ceramic cottages for his giant Christmas display.
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  • 20 hours, 50 minutes ago
Local

TECO combats squirrel-causing power outages

TECO combats squirrel-causing power outagesUSF's substation is getting a new red-look with red plastic animal protection to stop animals from chewing through cables.
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  • 20 hours, 54 minutes ago
Education

Hillsborough superintendent named national finalist

Hillsborough superintendent named national finalistHillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia has been named a finalist for the 2015 National Superintendent of the Year.
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  • 22 hours, 47 minutes ago
Florida

Miami Cubans: Deal is 'the ultimate bailout'

Miami Cubans: Deal is 'the ultimate bailout'Cuban Americans reacted with mixed emotions to President Obama's announcement today that the U.S. was normalizing relations with Cuba after severing ties more than 50 years ago.
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  • 1 day ago
Local

Man fakes heart attack in toy theft

Man fakes heart attack in toy theftA man faked a heart attack to create a diversion so his friend can steal a cart full of toys out of a Polk County Walmart Tuesday.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Local

Suspect in Pasco cemetery vandalism caught

Suspect in Pasco cemetery vandalism caughtPasco County Sheriff's office deputies has caught the man that vandalized nearly two dozen grave sites at a Holiday cemetery.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
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3rd case of rabies confirmed in Polk

3rd case of rabies confirmed in PolkThe Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section confirmed on Wednesday, Dec. 17 the third positive case of rabies in the county for 2014.
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Theaters avoid 'The Interview' after hacker's threat

Theaters avoid 'The Interview' after hacker's threatTheaters not to play "The Interview" after hacker's threat
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
News

School is in session, despite fire

School is in session, despite fireAn early morning fire at Lakewood ruined all of the student lunches inside that building but the principal here says a fire won't stop her students from learned.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Local

New noise ordinance in Polk takes effect

New noise ordinance in Polk takes effectA new noise ordinance is now in effect in Polk County that prohibits unreasonably excessive noise in motor vehicles.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Local

Police conduct holiday shoplifting operation, 19 arrests

Police conduct holiday shoplifting operation, 19 arrestsYesterday plain clothed detectives with the Department's Economic Crimes and C.O.T.A. Units conducted a one day operation with loss prevention officers at the Wal-Mart Store located at 201 34th Street North.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Investigations

10 Investigates wins prestigious duPont Award

10 Investigates wins prestigious duPont AwardGreat news for our 10 Investigates team, as they just reeled in one of the highest honors in journalism: the Columbia-duPont Award.
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Local

Man who fled to Louisiana for 2 murders gets life

Man who fled to Louisiana for 2 murders gets lifeA Tampa Bay area man who fled to Louisiana after killing his former girlfriend and a man she had been dating has been sentenced to life in prison.
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  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Local

Pasco movie theater shooter breaks hip

Pasco movie theater shooter breaks hipCurtis Reeves, charged in a fatal shooting at a Pasco theater, fell at his house and broke his hip.
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  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Florida

Body of paddleboarder found off Sanibel Island

Body of paddleboarder found off Sanibel IslandThe body of a missing 19-year-old paddleboarder has been found in southwest Florida.
  • Florida
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Florida

WATCH: Attorney faints in court

WATCH: Attorney faints in courtThere were some scary moments in a Florida courtroom Tuesday during the trial of Ebony Wilkerson, the woman accused of driving her children into the ocean.
  • Florida
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Local

Legislators brewing up support for beer growlers

Legislators brewing up support for beer growlersTwo state lawmakers have announced plans to draft a bill that would change a major law affecting microbreweries in Florida.
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Local

Holiday packages stalled by FedEx truck crashes

Holiday packages stalled by FedEx truck crashesHoliday packages stalled by FedEx truck crashes
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Florida

Orlando attraction features high-powered guns

Orlando attraction features high-powered gunsIt's called Machine Gun America. And Orlando's newest attraction is already creating a stir with anti-gun advocates.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Local

Polk teen Jonathan Christopher missing

Polk teen Jonathan Christopher missingPolice say 17-year-old Jonathan Tyler Christopher, was reported missing on Tuesday, Dec. 9 by his mother after he failed to return home from the day before.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Local

Changes ordered for Manatee Animal Services

Changes ordered for Manatee Animal ServicesA larger facility is the top recommendation Manatee County commissioners heard out of a study on how to improve the publicly criticized shelter fueled by the Napier case.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
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TGH honors employee's years of buying for kids

TGH honors employee's years of buying for kidsIn the past 25 years, the man his co-workers refer to as a 'gentle giant' has embarked on a mighty mission.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Outreach

10 News brings Joy to the Bay to All Children's Hospital

10 News brings Joy to the Bay to All Children's HospitalThe 10 News staff donated gifts to the patients at All Children's Hospital. Anchors Reggie Roundtree and Dion Lim got to play Santa.
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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Local

Water main break closes Sarasota intersection

Water main break closes Sarasota intersectionA water main break forced the intersection of Swift Road and Wilkinson Road to be shut down Monday evening.
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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Local

Triple murder suspect could face death penalty

Triple murder suspect could face death penaltyA grand jury indicted triple murder suspect Andy Avalos on three counts of first degree murder Tuesday.
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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Local

No MacDill AirFest in 2015

No MacDill AirFest in 2015After coming back in 2014, there will not be an AirFest at MacDill Air Force Base in 2015.
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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
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Ideas for new St. Pete Pier being studied closely

Ideas for new St. Pete Pier being studied closelyThe eight proposals for a new pier are drawing a lot of attention.
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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
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Brandon Squatter: My "godfather" has the lease

Brandon Squatter: My "godfather" has the leaseA potential buyer discovered unwanted guests had moved into a bank-owned Brandon home changed the locks and now refuse to leave.
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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Local

Children found living in filthy home, 2 arrested

Children found living in filthy home, 2 arrestedSarasota deputies say two adults have been arrested after young children were found living in deplorable conditions inside a Venice home.
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
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Hillsborough Animal Services closing for tenting

Hillsborough Animal Services closing for tentingThe Hillsborough County Animal Shelter will be shutting down temporarily to tent for termites during the holidays.
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Local

Coast Guard cutter seizes 1,328 kilos of cocaine from ship

Coast Guard cutter seizes 1,328 kilos of cocaine from shipThe crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive seized about 1,328 kilograms of cocaine during a patrol near Panama and is expected to offload the narcotics Tuesday in St. Petersburg.
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  • 1 day, 23 hours ago
Florida

NOAA following leads on dolphin deaths

NOAA following leads on dolphin deathsLeads are still coming in but no arrests have been made yet for the person or people who killed two bottlenose dolphins in the Northern Gulf of Mexico in recent weeks.
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  • 1 day, 23 hours ago
Rays

Rays trade Matt Joyce to Angels for reliever

Rays trade Matt Joyce to Angels for relieverThe Rays continue their off-season moves, with outfielder Matt Joyce the latest player to be traded.
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  • 2 days ago
Florida

Florida Amber Alert canceled for infant

Florida Amber Alert canceled for infantThe Amber Alert issued for a 1-month-old Demarion Hampton early Tuesday morning has been canceled.
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  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Local

Santa ditches sleigh for elephant ride

Santa ditches sleigh for elephant rideSanta made an early stop in Palmetto Tuesday morning, except he ditched his sleigh for a much larger form of transportation.
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  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Local

SILVER ALERT: 79-year-old Winter Haven man

SILVER ALERT: 79-year-old Winter Haven manPolice are asking for the public's help in locating 79-year-old James William Davis who went missing on sometime early Tuesday morning.
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
Local

Burglar slips between St. Pete store's metal bars

Burglar slips between St. Pete store's metal barsSt. Pete Police are asking for the public's help locating a suspect in the burglary of the Central Avenue Food Mart on the morning of Dec. 12.
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Traffic

Morning fog causes big delays on I-275

Morning fog causes big delays on I-275Heavy morning fog made for a slow rush hour commute on I-275 in St. Petersburg on Tuesday morning.
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  • 2 days, 5 hours ago
Local

Two pivotal days to shape Tampa Bay's future

Two pivotal days to shape Tampa Bay's futureWe are about to enter two pivotal days that will shape Tampa Bay for generations to come. We want to give you a heads up about two major things to watch out for.
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  • 2 days, 7 hours ago
Florida

Port Canaveral seeks Royal Caribbean mega-ship

Port Canaveral seeks Royal Caribbean mega-shipNow that Port Canaveral has one of the world's biggest cruise ships making port-of-call stops, it's aiming to also be the home port of one or more mega-ships.
  • Florida
  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
Florida

Florida continues to lead the nation in foreclosures

Florida continues to lead the nation in foreclosuresEven though foreclosure activity is down substantially for the year in the Sunshine State, Florida still leads the nation in foreclosures.
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  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
Florida

Chilly weather puts bears on the move

Chilly weather puts bears on the moveChilly weather has Florida's black bears on the move as they forage to fatten up for winter.
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  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
Florida

Conjoined twins in Florida undergo first surgery

Conjoined twins in Florida undergo first surgeryA set of conjoined twin boys, born late Friday, underwent the first of what's likely to be a number of surgeries to repair some damage to organs that are partially exposed. The boys, named Conner and Carter, are joined at the sternum and the abdomen. They are...
  • Florida
  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Local

See eight proposals to replace Pier

See eight proposals to replace PierEight new proposals for the St. Pete Pier have been released.
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  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
Local

Phone scammers using fake caller IDs

Phone scammers using fake caller IDsPhone scams are prolific, but one recently came to the attention of 10 News where scammers are changing their caller ID through third-party apps.
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
Local

Are digital wallets a safer alternative to credit, debit cards?

Are digital wallets a safer alternative to credit, debit cards?Most shoppers use their credit or debit cards to pay for purchases. But, after hacks at major retailers, are digital wallets a safer alternative?
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  • 2 days, 15 hours ago
Local

Locale Market preps for St. Pete opening

Locale Market preps for St. Pete openingThe chefs at Locale Market are prepping the store for its opening Wednesday.
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  • 2 days, 15 hours ago
Local

State Fair security changes too little for grieving father

State Fair security changes too little for grieving fatherThe father of the teenager who was struck and killed on Interstate 4 after he was kicked out of the Florida State Fair last year says security changes are not enough.
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  • 2 days, 15 hours ago
Local

Bradenton chief recommends deputy chief be fired

Bradenton chief recommends deputy chief be firedThe chief of police in Bradenton is recommending that Deputy Chief Warren Merriman be dismissed for various violations.
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  • 2 days, 15 hours ago
Local

Bondi files petition to keep gay marriage ban

Bondi files petition to keep gay marriage banFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi is filing an emergency petition to try to keep the state's gay marriage ban in place past Jan. 5.
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  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
Local

Ellenton man charged in attempt to lure children

Ellenton man charged in attempt to lure childrenPolice have arrested 22-year-old Enrique Machuca for trying to lure three children into his car on Saturday.
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  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
Outreach

10 News and McDonald's bring Joy to the Bay

10 News and McDonald's bring Joy to the BayThe 10 News team surprises people at a Clearwater McDonald's with free breakfast.
  • Outreach
  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
Local

Cell Phones For Soldiers helps connect families

Cell Phones For Soldiers helps connect familiesCell Phones For Soldiers turned used cell phones into calling cards for soldiers overseas to keep in touch with loved ones.
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  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
Local

Residents worry as work near sinkholes resumes

Residents worry as work near sinkholes resumesA sewer-line project suspended for a month after sinkholes opened in a Holiday RV Park has resumed. Residents are concerned.
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  • 2 days, 21 hours ago