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Softball treasurer arrested for stealing money

Softball treasurer arrested for stealing moneyTarree House served as the volunteer treasurer from 2005 until she was asked to resign in 2014.
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Vets save Cabela's leg; $5,500 reward offered

Vets save Cabela's leg; $5,500 reward offeredA $5,500 reward is being offered for information leading to whoever tied a dog to railroad tracks and shot her twice.
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  • 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
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Hardee fire chief remains, deputy chief out

Hardee fire chief remains, deputy chief outHardee County's top public safety official has decided to stay on, despite potential friction within the administration.
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Defendant not guilty in shooting death of cheerleader

Defendant not guilty in shooting death of cheerleaderA 19-year-old man has been found not guilty Friday in the shooting death of a cheerleader last summer.
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  • 3 hours, 23 minutes ago
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Man to race Boston Marathon from wheelchair

Man to race Boston Marathon from wheelchairMark Dobersch says he's going to conquer his goal of competing in the Boston Marathon.
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  • 3 hours, 40 minutes ago
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Missing Lakeland woman feared to be endangered

Missing Lakeland woman feared to be endangeredThe Lakeland Police Department is searching for 31-year-old Kay Szydlowski who was last seen early in the morning on Thursday, March 5.
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  • 4 hours, 25 minutes ago
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TRAFFIC: Lane closed at US 27 near I-4

TRAFFIC: Lane closed at US 27 near I-4Emergency repairs to a leaking sewer line have closed the outside travel lane along northbound U.S. 27 at Posner Park south of the I-4 interchange.
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People

That's my baby! Save your children from digital kidnapping

That's my baby! Save your children from digital kidnappingThe virtual world of role playing using your child's very real photos
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  • 4 hours, 58 minutes ago
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Local couple recalls LaGuardia plane incident

Local couple recalls LaGuardia plane incidentA Sarasota couple describes what they saw and felt as a Delta jet slid off a runway in New York.
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  • 6 hours, 51 minutes ago
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Man seriously burned in remote control plane crash

Man seriously burned in remote control plane crashMedics were called to Lakeland Linder Airport to tend to the injuries.
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  • 7 hours, 4 minutes ago
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Teen from Lake Placid reported missing

Teen from Lake Placid reported missingThe Highlands County Sheriff's Special Victim's Unit is asking for the public's help finding 16-year-old Chance James Hollingsworth who was last seen on March 4.
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Woman takes child along while shoplifting

Woman takes child along while shopliftingAnyone with information on her identity should call Clearwater Police at 727-562-4242.
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Officer swims out to save small dog

Officer swims out to save small dogDaisy was rescued by Officer Butterworth and returned to her very worried and thankful family.
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Bradenton elementary school was temporarily on lockdown

Bradenton elementary school was temporarily on lockdownLEO searched, found nothing and the lockdown was lifted.
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Man arrested for taking pornographic images of 1-year-old

Man arrested for taking pornographic images of 1-year-oldThe Sarasota Police Department has arrested 34-year-old Dannie Ray Horner with sexually battering a 1 year-old child.
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  • 9 hours, 58 minutes ago
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Last day you can vote on new Pier designs

Last day you can vote on new Pier designsYou can choose up to three of the seven design concepts. Five of the designs keep the iconic inverted pyramid in some form, one adds a tower. Another removes the pyramid and adds a series of lagoons and "walkable" space instead.
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  • 11 hours, 5 minutes ago
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4-year-old girl dies from meningitis

4-year-old girl dies from meningitisBelinda Dangerfield says the family decided to take her daughter, Essence Winkfield, off life support on Sunday after realizing she wasn't going to make it.
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Florida Supreme Court hears redistricting case

Florida Supreme Court hears redistricting caseAttorneys who succeeded in making state legislators redraw the lines of two congressional districts asked the Florida Supreme Court today to throw out the amended remapping plan and force a do-over that would split Leon County between two districts.
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Clearwater neighbors bust prostitution case

Clearwater neighbors bust prostitution caseResidents in the Hillcrest Villas thought something bad was happening, so they watched and the called police.
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Burton movie adds panache to Bay area

Burton movie adds panache to Bay areaThe Bay area welcomes Tim Burton's movie production for the exposure and economic impact.
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Ringling Bros. circus to retire elephants

Ringling Bros. circus to retire elephantsThe curtain is closing on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus iconic image -- the biggest act it has going -- elephants.
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New headset sends users into virtual realities

New headset sends users into virtual realitiesVirtual reality headgear hits Bay area and takes people around the world for less than $200.
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Neighbors help bust Clearwater prostitution ring

Neighbors help bust Clearwater prostitution ringPolice are crediting neighbors in helping with the bust of a prostitution ring after a two-month investigation in the Hillcrest Villas.
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Scam hitting local Citibank customers

Scam hitting local Citibank customersThe Hernando County Sheriff's Office is warning Citibank customers of a scam occurring both over the phone and via the mail telling them their account is past due.
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Prison dog bites off nose of Ohio murderer

Prison dog bites off nose of Ohio murdererVince Doan was in a prison dog program when he was attacked and bitten by the dog, losing a large chunk of his nose and having a tear ripped into his cheek.
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Teach CPR to students, save lives

Teach CPR to students, save livesThe American Heart Association will lobby state lawmakers Thursday with a message: one hour in four years = a generation of life savers.
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Daycare teacher arrested for child neglect

Daycare teacher arrested for child neglectA Sarasota teacher was arrested Thursday after an infant sustained second degree burns while under her supervision.
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Travel

LaGuardia closing affects TIA flights

LaGuardia closing affects TIA flightsAirport officials said Thursday afternoon that 35 flights had been cancelled because of the storms, and 24 had been delayed. Four flights in and out of LaGuardia were canceled.
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61 arrested in Polk County prostitution sting

61 arrested in Polk County prostitution stingThe Polk County Sheriff's Office says 61 people are facing charges following a four-day undercover prostitution sting.
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Major construction continues at Adamo Drive and 50th Street

Major construction continues at Adamo Drive and 50th StreetMotorists traveling on 50th Street will be able to cross Adamo Drive both north and south in a single lane. However, left turns will be prohibited. Right turns will be allowed from Adamo Drive on to 50th Street
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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