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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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  • 4 hours, 48 minutes 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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  • 5 hours, 20 minutes ago
Local

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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  • 6 hours, 45 minutes 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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  • 6 hours, 55 minutes ago
Local

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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  • 6 hours, 56 minutes ago
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90-year-old man reported missing in Safety Harbor

90-year-old man reported missing in Safety HarborA 90-year-old man was reported missing Tuesday afternoon as he as moving to an assisted living facility.
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  • 6 hours, 58 minutes 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.
  • Florida
  • 7 hours, 35 minutes 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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  • 8 hours, 36 minutes ago
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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  • 10 hours, 34 minutes ago
Local

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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  • 11 hours, 29 minutes ago
News

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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  • 11 hours, 32 minutes 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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  • 11 hours, 35 minutes ago
Local

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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  • 11 hours, 48 minutes ago
News

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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  • 11 hours, 58 minutes ago
Local

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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  • 12 hours, 37 minutes ago
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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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  • 12 hours, 45 minutes 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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  • 12 hours, 49 minutes ago
Local

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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  • 12 hours, 53 minutes ago
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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  • 12 hours, 58 minutes ago
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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  • 13 hours, 5 minutes ago
Local

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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  • 13 hours, 12 minutes ago
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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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  • 13 hours, 20 minutes ago
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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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  • 13 hours, 31 minutes ago
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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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  • 14 hours ago
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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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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
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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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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
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Jogger, 26, dies after being hit by train in Frostproof

Jogger, 26, dies after being hit by train in FrostproofA 26-year-old man was killed on Monday after he was struck by an Amtrak train while he was jogging near the railroad tracks.
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
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Distraction burglaries trending in Sarasota

Distraction burglaries trending in SarasotaSarasota police are warning residents to be alert to fake workers who distract homeowners then steal items.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Traffic

Memorial Blvd in Lakeland reopens after crash

Memorial Blvd in Lakeland reopens after crashMemorial Boulevard reopened to traffic this evening, hours after a crash and pesticide spill closed the eastbound lanes.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Local

Teens share capsized boat survival story

Teens share capsized boat survival storyThe three teens talk exclusively with 10 News about the survival story.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Investigations

Inexperienced school bus drivers being hired

Inexperienced school bus drivers being hiredHillsborough School District desperate to hire bus drivers will consider people without any experience.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
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Police: Man admits to setting fire at Tampa apartment

Police: Man admits to setting fire at Tampa apartmentTampa Fire investigators are have arrested a suspect in Monday morning's arson fire at Ashford Place Apartments.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
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Man found naked near boy was arrested before

Man found naked near boy was arrested beforeThe man found lying naked net to a young boy had been arrested for indecent exposure in Sarasota.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
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Veteran catches panhandler in military uniform

Veteran catches panhandler in military uniformA Tampa Army veteran says he could not stand by and do nothing so he confronts a panhandler he suspects was impersonating a veteran.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Florida

Panama City Beach officials reject alcohol ban proposal

Panama City Beach officials reject alcohol ban proposalOfficials in Panama City Beach say they are fed up with the hoards of drunken partygoers who descend on their town every year for Spring Break festivities.
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
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Hillsborough student arrested with gun on campus

Hillsborough student arrested with gun on campusA Hillsborough High School student has been arrested for bringing a gun onto school property.
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  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
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Tampa mom finds man lying naked with 10-year-old son

Tampa mom finds man lying naked with 10-year-old sonTampa Police have arrested a 25-year-old man for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation of a 10-year-old.
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  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
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17-year-old Plant High student reported missing

17-year-old Plant High student reported missingJohn 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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  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Florida

8 dead, 10 injured after crash in Glades County

8 dead, 10 injured after crash in Glades CountyEight people were killed and 10 injured when their van crashed in Florida early Monday, officials said.
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  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
Outreach

Neighborhood News: March 30 – April 5

Neighborhood News: March 30 – April 5Check out community events for this week.
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  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
Tech

SOCOM wants real video game & superhero tech

SOCOM wants real video game & superhero techThis week is the deadline if you want to help a team from Tampa protect America by bringing video games and comic books to life.
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  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
Travel

UPDATE: JetBlue outage causing delays at TIA

UPDATE: JetBlue outage causing delays at TIAWidespread outages with JetBlue's ticketing systems is causing some headaches at Tampa International Airport this morning.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Local

One-Stop Transportation Job Fair

One-Stop Transportation Job FairMake a difference in the life of a child by becoming a Hillsborough County school bus driver. On Monday, March 30, the Transportation Department will host a one-stop job fair.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Florida

FL spring break violence comes after years of warnings

FL spring break violence comes after years of warningsA house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control.
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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Florida

Florida's odd bills: Toilets, lingerie, shacking up

Florida's odd bills: Toilets, lingerie, shacking upFlorida legislators filed more than 1,700 bills for consideration during their two-month session that ends in May.
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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
News

Lane changes to I275

Lane changes to I275Drivers are now using three of four new lanes on southbound I-275 from the Hillsborough River near downtown/Ashley Drive to west of West Shore Boulevard.
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
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St. Pete Grand Prix doesn't disappoint

St. Pete Grand Prix doesn't disappointThe Grand Prix is in its 11th year and once again, the 1.8 mile circuit was a big hit.
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
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Local veterans honored at event

Local veterans honored at eventNational 'Honor Flight' Organization Makes Special Recognition to Veterans
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  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
News

Previous Sunday Conversations with The Tampa Bay Times

Previous Sunday Conversations with The Tampa Bay TimesHere are previous stories from Sunday Conversations with The Tampa Bay Times
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  • 2 days, 8 hours ago
News

Girl, 4, sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3AM slushie

Girl, 4, sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3AM slushieA 4-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3 a.m. and hopped a Philadelphia bus in search of a snack.
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  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Local

School chess team ready for nat'l championship

School chess team ready for nat'l championshipThe Academy Prep chess team captured the state K-8 Under 900 State Championship in Miami on March 22.
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
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