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Crumbling St. Pete building can be repaired

Crumbling St. Pete building can be repairedThe owner of the building at the corner of Central Avenue and 7th Avenue South says he plans to repair the structure.
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  • 4 hours, 41 minutes ago
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Fire, explosions gut Largo home; cat dies

Fire, explosions gut Largo home; cat diesDespite losing their home to fire, the Eichman family feels grateful to be alive. So, what sparked the explosion?
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  • 4 hours, 46 minutes ago
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Traffic delays on 50th Street in Tampa

Traffic delays on 50th Street in TampaA truck has spilled some oil on the roadway in the northbound lane of 50th street south at Causeway Blvd. Only one lane northbound is open at this time.
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  • 5 hours, 7 minutes ago
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Sarasota house blast kills 1, rocks neighbors

Sarasota house blast kills 1, rocks neighborsA late-night house explosion killed on person and rocked a Sarasota neighborhood.
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  • 5 hours, 9 minutes ago
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Woman's body found on Indian Rocks Beach

Woman's body found on Indian Rocks BeachPinellas Sheriff's deputies have identified the woman whose body was found on Indian Rocks Beach Wednesday night.
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  • 5 hours, 58 minutes ago
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Amalie Arena among Top 5 venues in the world

Amalie Arena among Top 5 venues in the worldAmalie Arena in Tampa was recently ranked second in the United States (fourth in the world) by Venues Today magazine.
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  • 6 hours, 23 minutes ago
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17-year-old Sebring HS student reported missing

17-year-old Sebring HS student reported missingHighlands County Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help finding a missing 17-year-old girl who has been missing since Feb. 11.
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  • 6 hours, 43 minutes ago
Education

Elia wins Woman in Leadership Award

Elia wins Woman in Leadership AwardShe may not have taken home the Superintendent of the Year Award, but MaryEllen Elia will not be coming back home empty-handed.
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  • 6 hours, 50 minutes ago
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Family cat killed in Largo house fire

Family cat killed in Largo house fireThe Largo Fire Department is working to determine the cause of a fire at a home in on 15th Avenue SW Friday morning.
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  • 7 hours, 11 minutes ago
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12 arrested in child porn sting in Polk Co.

12 arrested in child porn sting in Polk Co.Twelve people have been arrested in an undercover child porn sting that resulted in 266 charges so far.
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  • 8 hours, 17 minutes ago
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Police: St. Pete father abused 3-month-old son

Police: St. Pete father abused 3-month-old sonPolice say on Wednesday, the infant was brought to All Children's Hospital by his mother with what was later determined to be a broken arm.
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  • 10 hours, 6 minutes ago
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St. Pete collapse: Owner will salvage building

St. Pete collapse: Owner will salvage buildingThe owner of a building heavily damaged after a water main break and partial collapse says the structure will be saved and restored to its original form.
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  • 10 hours, 36 minutes ago
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Fire breaks out at Clearwater upholstery store

Fire breaks out at Clearwater upholstery storeClearwater Fire Rescue is trying to figure out what started a fire at Godwin Interiors & Upholstery at 911 N. Myrtle Avenue.
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  • 11 hours, 15 minutes ago
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Propane smell leads to Tampa school evacuation

Propane smell leads to Tampa school evacuationA Tampa elementary school was evacuated on Friday morning after reports of a propane gas-like smell in the building.
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  • 11 hours, 19 minutes ago
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At least 1 dead in Sarasota house explosion

At least 1 dead in Sarasota house explosionInvestigators are calling a massive explosion at a Sarasota home 'suspicious.'
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  • 11 hours, 59 minutes ago
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St. Pete collapse update: Central Ave. back open

St. Pete collapse update: Central Ave. back openCrews are arriving to assess what they're up against today - a partial building collapse putting at least two buildings in jeopardy on Central Avenue downtown. Can they be saved?
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  • 12 hours, 30 minutes ago
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Men get life for beating another man, burning body

Men get life for beating another man, burning bodyMen get life for beating another man, burning body
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  • 13 hours, 21 minutes ago
Health

Younger women freezing eggs

Younger women freezing eggsYounger women are freezing their eggs and delaying pregnancy
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  • 14 hours, 20 minutes ago
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Study: parasite infecting Fla snails poses health danger

Study: parasite infecting Fla snails poses health dangerA rare parasite found in snails and rats that can cause serious health problems in humans and animals is more pervasive in South Florida than previously thought, a new study has found.
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  • 16 hours, 27 minutes ago
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'Great Invisible' checks the oil after BP disaster in the Gulf

'Great Invisible' checks the oil after BP disaster in the GulfIt's hard to put a human face on an inferno but filmmaker Margaret Brown sure gives it a convincing shot in the documentary "The Great Invisible."
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Crews try to save damaged St. Pete building

Crews try to save damaged St. Pete buildingA water main break caused a downtown St. Petersburg church to crumble. Now, there are new plans to try to save all of the 90-year-old historic building, instead of demolishing the Underground Church.
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  • 21 hours, 5 minutes ago
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Sexual battery suspect dies in Lakeland shootout

Sexual battery suspect dies in Lakeland shootoutA man wanted in connection with a sexual battery pulled a gun on officers, and was shot dead on Thursday.
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  • 21 hours, 46 minutes ago
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Elia does not win National Superintendent of Year

Elia does not win National Superintendent of YearFormer Hillsborough County School Superintendent MaryEllen Elia was one of four finalists, but was not the national winner on Thursday night.
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  • 1 day ago
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St. Pete businesses lose money after water main break

St. Pete businesses lose money after water main breakA partial building collapse due to a water main break cost business owners along Central Avenue valuable dollars on Thursday.
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13-year-old Winter Haven girl reported missing

13-year-old Winter Haven girl reported missingValansia was last seen wearing a pink shirt, pink shorts and pink sandals.
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Fire breaks out atop St. Joseph's building

Fire breaks out atop St. Joseph's buildingReports of black smoke seen rising from the cancer institute building, across the street from the main hospital.
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Armed man robs Tampa supermarket

Armed man robs Tampa supermarketTampa Police detectives are searching for an armed man who robbed the El Faro Supermarket on Feb. 25.
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Strawberry Festival coaster renamed after complaints

Strawberry Festival coaster renamed after complaintsThe Zyclon roller coaster shares a similar name with the deadly gas used by Nazis at World War II concentration camps.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
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Motorcyclist crashes into bus at MLK, I-275

Motorcyclist crashes into bus at MLK, I-275Tampa Police say a motorcyclist collided with a bus on E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd near I-275 Thursday evening.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
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Sarasota police union wants body cameras delayed

Sarasota police union wants body cameras delayedThe president of the Sarasota police union says there are too many questions about body cameras to implement the devices.
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Info sought in arson fire at Tampa home

Info sought in arson fire at Tampa homeThe Tampa Fire Marshal's Office is seeking information on an arson fire at a vacant Tampa home Thursday.
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Court: Authorities must prove driver knew of hit and run

Court: Authorities must prove driver knew of hit and runAuthorities must prove drivers knew they were in a crash before charging them with leaving the scene of an accident.
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
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Bye, bye American pie: Desserts are disappearing

Bye, bye American pie: Desserts are disappearingAmericans have become too lazy – and, perhaps, too cheap – to eat dessert.
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Worker dies at Westfield Sarasota Square mall

Worker dies at Westfield Sarasota Square mallA 24-year-old man died Thursday while working on a scissor lift at the Westfield Sarasota Square mall.
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
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Seeing Red at Gulf to Bay Blvd & Keene Rd

Seeing Red at Gulf to Bay Blvd & Keene RdSitting at red lights can be very frustrating, especially when we're in a hurry. I've had several viewers email me about the intersection of Gulf to Bay Boulevard (SR-60) and Keene Road in Clearwater.
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
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Strawberry Festival tries to assure ride safety

Strawberry Festival tries to assure ride safetyThe rides have taken off along the midway at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City and General Manager Paul Davis says he's making sure problems don't take off with it.
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
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Man sought in taxi driver holdup

Man sought in taxi driver holdupCrime Stoppers Tampa Bay is asking for your help identifying the man who robbed a taxi cab driver in the early morning hours on Feb. 25.
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
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Charge you car in minutes in Temple Terrace

Charge you car in minutes in Temple TerraceTemple Terrace is now home to Hillsborough's first multi-standard Fast Charging Station.
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School adds fifth quarter to games for special player

School adds fifth quarter to games for special playerDavis Harkey was the inspiration for Christ the King School to add a fifth quarter to its basketball games, and it's a hit
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
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Sarasota police ready to use body cameras

Sarasota police ready to use body camerasTwo dozen Sarasota police officers are getting body cameras to record what they see while on duty.
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Son's DNA helps ID father in brutal attack

Son's DNA helps ID father in brutal attackPasco Sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in a cold case where a 17-year-old girl was sexually attacked and left for dead as she walked home from her school bus stop back in 1992.
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More manatee protections enacted at Three Sisters Springs

More manatee protections enacted at Three Sisters SpringsWildlife officials are officially implementing rules to give manatees more space in a Citrus County spring also popular with swimmers and kayakers.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
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Arrest made in rash on St. Pete bicycle thefts

Arrest made in rash on St. Pete bicycle theftsSt. Pete Police say they have made an arrest in the rash of bicycle thefts in downtown St. Petersburg.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
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Crews clean up high school chem lab fire

Crews clean up high school chem lab fireCrews are cleaning up after a fire broke out inside J.W. Mitchell High School's chemistry lab Wednesday night.
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Serial flasher captured in Sarasota

Serial flasher captured in SarasotaDeputies have arrested a man suspected of exposing himself to women in the Pinecraft Area of Sarasota over the past two months.
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  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
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Take Stock Run benefits Manatee students

Take Stock Run benefits Manatee studentsThe 6th Annual Take Stock 10K, 5K, and Fun Run is Sunday, March 1 in Lakewood Ranch. The event raises money for student scholarships.
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Antique weapons stolen from St. Pete home

Antique weapons stolen from St. Pete homeThe victims have estimated the total value of the antiques taken at over $100,000.
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  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
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Mystery attack mailers hit Tampa election

Mystery attack mailers hit Tampa electionA series of attack ad mailings targeting a pair of Tampa City Council candidates are landing in mailboxes across the city, but their source is a well-hidden mystery.
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  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
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Weekend events -- February 28 and March 1

Weekend events -- February 28 and March 1Fun events around the area on Saturday and Sunday
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Firefighters sue over 'bobblehead' helmets

Firefighters sue over 'bobblehead' helmetsFive current and former St. Petersburg firefighters are suing over their city-issued helmets, saying the gear gave them head and neck injuries, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
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Pelican bites off more than he can chew

Pelican bites off more than he can chewYou've probably heard the expression "eyes bigger than your stomach". Well a pelican in St. Augustine now knows the meaning of the phrase all too well.
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Sixth Florida panther in 2015 killed by vehicle

Sixth Florida panther in 2015 killed by vehicleThe remains of a 9-year-old radio-collared male panther, FP183, were found Wednesday on State Road 29, almost 3 miles south of Interstate 75 in Collier County.
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  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
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John Jonchuck found incompetent to stand trial

John Jonchuck found incompetent to stand trialA judge has ruled that the man accused of pushing his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge is incompetent to stand trial.
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Self defense for kids

Self defense for kidsWhen it comes to kids and self-defense, it's as easy as A-B-C.
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