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Fasano questions farm tax exemptions in Pasco

Fasano questions farm tax exemptions in PascoPasco Tax Collector Mike Fasano says land that is not being actively farmed should not get a tax exemption.
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  • 5 hours, 24 minutes ago
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Shot dog recovering in Nort Port

Shot dog recovering in Nort PortAn 8-month-old dog is recovering after it got out of its yard and then was found shot.
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  • 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
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Can public venues compete for huge concerts?

Can public venues compete for huge concerts?Can public venues compete for huge concerts?
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  • 5 hours, 39 minutes ago
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'Hyde Park rapist' now living near Tampa schools

'Hyde Park rapist' now living near Tampa schools'Hyde Park rapist' now living near Tampa schools
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  • 5 hours, 44 minutes ago
Rays

Yummy new food this season at the Trop

Yummy new food this season at the TropThe Rays are partnering up with several local eateries and craft breweries to offer up an amazing dining experience at the Trop.
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  • 6 hours, 2 minutes ago
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Father speaks out about missing Plant High student

Father speaks out about missing Plant High studentJohn Reffue posted on his Facebook page this morning that he and his wife have not heard from their son, Thomas, since Sunday.
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  • 6 hours, 31 minutes ago
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Sex offenders could be ousted from mobile home park

Sex offenders could be ousted from mobile home parkSex offenders could be ousted from mobile home park
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Pasco eliminates 18 standardized tests

Pasco eliminates 18 standardized testsThe Pasco County school district announced on Wednesday is going to eliminate 18 comprehensive performance-based tests in the elementary grades in the 2014-15 school year.
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  • 7 hours, 51 minutes ago
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'Hyde Park Rapist' registers address near school

'Hyde Park Rapist' registers address near schoolA man who spent 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a dozen women and trying to rape four others has a new address.. one that's registered within 1,000 feet of a Tampa high school.
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  • 8 hours, 37 minutes ago
News

Weekend events -- April 4 and 5

Weekend events -- April 4 and 5Fun stuff happening on April 4 and April 5
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  • 9 hours, 51 minutes ago
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No injuries in minor train crash in Pasco

No injuries in minor train crash in PascoThe train was not transporting any hazardous materials and was not derailed.
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  • 11 hours, 48 minutes ago
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FDLE investigates shooting death involving US Marshals

FDLE investigates shooting death involving US MarshalsPolice say one person was shot when the U.S. Marshals Service and Tampa police were serving a high-risk search warrant.
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  • 12 hours, 28 minutes ago
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90-year-old Safety Harbor man found safe

90-year-old Safety Harbor man found safeA 90-year-old man was reported missing Tuesday afternoon and found overnight in the Levy County areas.
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  • 14 hours, 56 minutes ago
Television

Bright House sold: Should you cut the cord?

Bright House sold: Should you cut the cord?Is it time for you to save hundreds of dollars by ditching cable and using an antenna and a gadget to stream an online video service to your TV?
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  • 15 hours, 30 minutes ago
Entertainment

Travolta to premiere new film in Clearwater

Travolta to premiere new film in ClearwaterJohn Travolta will present his new film, "The Forger," at the Capitol Theatre on April 18, according to The Tampa Bay Times.
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WATCH: Florida dad yanks son's tooth with Camaro

WATCH: Florida dad yanks son's tooth with CamaroEverybody thinks their dad is the best, but a Tampa man is making a serious case for 'Father of the Year' after video surfaced of him yanking his son's baby tooth with a little help from a Chevy Camaro.
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  • 16 hours, 51 minutes ago
Florida

SEARCH: Florida sex offenders and predators

SEARCH: Florida sex offenders and predatorsSearch the FDLE's database for sex offenders and predators
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Charter arrives with troubled reputation

Charter arrives with troubled reputationCharter Communications, which has offered $10B for Bright House, has a troubled past with consumers.
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Polk motel for homeless bothers neighbors

Polk motel for homeless bothers neighborsAn organization moving about 100 homeless people from Hollywood to Polk County leaves neighbors wary.
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Pinellas man blames neighbor for rat infestation

Pinellas man blames neighbor for rat infestationA Pinellas County man says an abandoned house caused a rat infestation in his house and the county won't help him.
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Suspect shot during execution of search warrant

Suspect shot during execution of search warrantA suspect was shot late Tuesday night when the U.S. Marshals Office and Tampa police were serving a high-risk search warrant.
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Two men shot in Tampa

Two men shot in TampaPolice are investigating the scene where two people were shot on Tuesday night.
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Wrong-way driver hits Disney bus; 1 hurt

Wrong-way driver hits Disney bus; 1 hurtPolice say one person has been taken to the hospital Tuesday night after a car crashed into a Disney tour bus head-on, according to WKMG.
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Suspect sought in fatal shooting

Suspect sought in fatal shootingA 40-year-old man is being sought in the connection with the death of a man over the weekend.
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Zephyrhills ends student escorts for bathroom breaks

Zephyrhills ends student escorts for bathroom breaksA policy that required students to have an escort to the bathroom at Zephyrhills High School has been ended after protest.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Traffic

Multiple crashes on I-275 to Pinellas; one fatal

Multiple crashes on I-275 to Pinellas; one fatalSeveral crashes slowed the lunchtime commute for many along I-275 Tuesday afternoon.
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Tampa man: Sarasota deputies forced fake confession

Tampa man: Sarasota deputies forced fake confessionA 19-year-old Tampa man says he was wrongfully handcuffed for 45 minutes while visiting Siesta Beach this month and bullied into a confession by Sarasota County deputies to a crime he did not commit.
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Road Warrior

Narrower lanes could help with Bayshore speeding

Narrower lanes could help with Bayshore speedingLanes along Bayshore should be 10 feet wide, which is the safest width for a road with a 40 mph speed limit.
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Charter buys Bright House for $10B

Charter buys Bright House for $10BIn a $10.4 billion dollar deal, Charter Communications is buying Bright House Networks.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Entertainment

Chris Hardwick coming to the Straz Center

Chris Hardwick coming to the Straz CenterChris Hardwick will be coming to Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. for his The Funcomfortable Tour.
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Woman hit by flying debris at St. Pete Grand Prix

Woman hit by flying debris at St. Pete Grand PrixOfficials are calling for better safety measures after a woman was struck by flying debris during the St. Pete Grand Prix.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Florida

Pythons linked small mammal decline in Everglades

Pythons linked small mammal decline in EvergladesResearchers have linked invasive Burmese pythons to the severe drop in the population of small mammals in the Florida Everglades.
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  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Local

Brandon girl hopes to win national free throw contest

Brandon girl hopes to win national free throw contestA 9-year-old from Brandon takes on big competition when she competes for a free throw title in Springfield.
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News

Bill would ban youth coaches if thrown out of a game

Bill would ban youth coaches if thrown out of a gameYouth athletic coaches that get thrown out of a game would also be banned for the season under a bill moving through the Senate.
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  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
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Open house tonight for Dunedin Causeway project

Open house tonight for Dunedin Causeway projectPinellas County and FDOT will hold an open house on Tuesday, March 31 on its Project Development and Environment Study to evaluate the rehabilitation or replacement of the existing Dunedin Causeway bridges.
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  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
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Overnight hit-and-run leads to shooting, arrest made

Overnight hit-and-run leads to shooting, arrest madeTampa Police officers arrested a suspect in the overnight hit and run that resulted in a shooting.
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  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Entertainment

Bright House Networks sold for $10.4 billion

Bright House Networks sold for $10.4 billionCharter Communications Inc. is buying fellow cable operator Bright House Networks LLC in a deal valued at $10.4 billion.
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  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
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Suspicious incident reported at school bus stop

Suspicious incident reported at school bus stophe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of suspicious incident that occurred at a high school student's bus stop Tuesday morning.
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  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
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UPDATE: Person of interest search begins after homicide

UPDATE: Person of interest search begins after homicideThe Gulfport Police Department has developed a lead and is currently seeking the public's help in identifying and locating a man who is a person of interest in a homicide case they are currently investigating.
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  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
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Homeless advocate moves to Polk County

Homeless advocate moves to Polk CountyA man who ran a homeless shelter in South Florida is planning to buy a 125-room central Florida motel where he'll rent rooms to tenants for up to $24 a day.
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Grand Prix spectator hit by race car debris

Grand Prix spectator hit by race car debrisA spectator remains hospitalized after a piece of debris flew over the grandstands and fractured her skull during the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
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  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Entertainment

Ariana Grande kicks off summer tour run in Tampa

Ariana Grande kicks off summer tour run in TampaAriana Grande will kick off the summer run of her North America headlining tour, The Honeymoon Tour, at Tampa's Amalie Arena on July 16.
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  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
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Trial date set in Stephen Diaco DUI setup case

Trial date set in Stephen Diaco DUI setup case6th Circuit Court Judge W. Douglas Baird says the trial on whether to disbar the attorneys will move forward in May.
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Entertainment

Garth Brooks World Tour coming to Amalie Arena

Garth Brooks World Tour coming to Amalie ArenaThe country singer will make a stop at Amalie Arena for his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood for two days.
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Entertainment

Ed Sheeran to make tour stop at Amalie Arena

Ed Sheeran to make tour stop at Amalie ArenaEd Sheeran has announced a second leg to his North American tour which will include a stop at Tampa's AMALIE Arena on Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
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Drunk driver hits 2 bicyclists

Drunk driver hits 2 bicyclistsOne bicyclist is in critical condition Tuesday after he and his friend were hit by a drunk driver on Rhodine Road Monday night.
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Reward offered in Tampa man's murder

Reward offered in Tampa man's murderTampa Police detectives say Robert W. Smith suffered a single gunshot wound.
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Brooksville woman arrested for stabbing mother

Brooksville woman arrested for stabbing motherA 21-year-old woman has been charged with attempted first degree murder after she allegedly stabbed her mother multiple times early Monday morning.
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Police save man from jumping off Skyway

Police save man from jumping off SkywayPolice were able to stop a suicidal person from jumping off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Tuesday morning.
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Missing 12-year-old found in Bradenton

Missing 12-year-old found in BradentonA 12-year-old boy was found late Monday hours after he had been reported missing after he wandered away from his stepsister.
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Sex offender in Tampa case had criminal history

Sex offender in Tampa case had criminal historyThe state laws on sex offenders are coming into question after a man -- who faced a sex charge in Sarasota -- was found naked sleeping next to a young boy.
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Dangerous new drug Flakka hits Bay area

Dangerous new drug Flakka hits Bay areaDangerous new drug Flakka hits Bay area
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Lake Wales sailor dies in fall in Hawaii

Lake Wales sailor dies in fall in HawaiiA 21-year-old sailor from Lake Wales died in a fall on a hiking trail last weekend.
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Motorcyclist, 10, runs stop sign and hits other cycle

Motorcyclist, 10, runs stop sign and hits other cycleA 10-year-old motorcyclist ran a stop sign Monday afternoon and collided with another cycle, sending all three of three riders to hospitals.
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
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