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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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  • 5 hours, 31 minutes ago
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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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  • 5 hours, 49 minutes ago
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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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  • 5 hours, 56 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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  • 7 hours, 3 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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  • 7 hours, 7 minutes ago
Florida

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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  • 8 hours, 16 minutes ago
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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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  • 15 hours, 21 minutes ago
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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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  • 18 hours, 20 minutes ago
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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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  • 19 hours, 1 minute ago
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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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  • 21 hours, 8 minutes ago
Money

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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  • 21 hours, 35 minutes ago
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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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  • 21 hours, 50 minutes ago
Florida

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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  • 21 hours, 55 minutes ago
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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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  • 21 hours, 58 minutes ago
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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  • 22 hours, 26 minutes ago
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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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  • 22 hours, 54 minutes ago
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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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Florida

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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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
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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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  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
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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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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
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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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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
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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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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
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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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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
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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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  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
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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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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
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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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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
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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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  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
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New thrill slide to debut at Adventure Island

New thrill slide to debut at Adventure IslandYou'll take 114 steps to the top where you can look out over the entire park.
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  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
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Sarasota police to close front desk overnight

Sarasota police to close front desk overnightThe decision is part of a bigger problem -not enough officers.
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  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
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Airman returns from S. Korea to surprise son at school

Airman returns from S. Korea to surprise son at schoolThere was a year's worth of hugs and kisses Wednesday at Seven Springs Elementary School as an airman returns from South Korea to surprise his son at school.
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  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
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Officers recovering after ambush in Lake Wales

Officers recovering after ambush in Lake WalesTwo Polk County police officers are recovering Wednesday after they were ambushed by a man who had called 911 requesting help.
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Report released in North Port emergency landing

Report released in North Port emergency landingA student pilot and his instructor were lucky to walk away after their single-engine Cessna went down in a ranch pasture Tuesday afternoon.
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  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
Traffic

SB lane on MacDill Ave to close Wednesday pm

SB lane on MacDill Ave to close Wednesday pmThe southbound lane of S MacDill Avenue from W Barcelona Street to W Santiago Street will close tonight at 9.
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Lightning, Amalie Arena to hold job fair

Lightning, Amalie Arena to hold job fairThe Tampa Bay Lightning and the Amalie Arena will hold a part-time job fair on Monday, March 9.
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
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Emotions high after woman is shot in Clearwater

Emotions high after woman is shot in ClearwaterClearwater police are on the scene of a shooting in the 700 block of North Vine Street on Wednesday morning.
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
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Burglars clean out Lakeland Sunglass Hut store

Burglars clean out Lakeland Sunglass Hut storeLakeland Police are investigating a burglary at a Lakeland Sunglass Hut where more than $100,000 in designer glasses were stolen on March 2.
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Hillsborough OKs package to lure Johnson & Johnson

Hillsborough OKs package to lure Johnson & JohnsonHillsborough County officials have agreed on a financial package to help lure Johnson & Johnson, which makes a range of products from medical devices to Listerine mouthwash.
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Dunkin' Donuts gives free ice coffee on March 9

Dunkin' Donuts gives free ice coffee on March 9On March 9, participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the Tampa-area will offer guests a free 16 oz. cup of Dunkin' Donuts' freshly-brewed iced coffee.
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Tampa parks to double summer programming

Tampa parks to double summer programmingMayor Buckhorn announces parks to double summer programming
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  • 1 day, 23 hours ago
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Headset delivers virtual reality for $200

Headset delivers virtual reality for $200Headset delivers virtual reality for $200
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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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From 2006: Hidden resort in Polk County is home to retired circus elephants

From 2006: Hidden resort in Polk County is home to retired circus elephantsFrom 2006: Retired elephants with Ringling Brothers end up at a hidden resort in Polk County. Many go on to have babies. (CBS News' Assignment America)
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Police: Mom makes child jump from window at gunpoint

Police: Mom makes child jump from window at gunpointA young boy was rushed to the hospital after police say his mother forced him to jump out of a second-story window at gunpoint.
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Construction workers in high demand and getting paid more

Construction workers in high demand and getting paid moreThe demand for construction workers is on the rise. There are more projects than there are workers available.
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Update: Dog shot, tied to railroad tracks in Tampa

Update: 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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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
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