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Make South Florida the 51st state?

Make South Florida the 51st state?A group of politicians in Miami are tired of being left out to sea when it comes to addressing climate change concerns for the southern part of the state. Their solution? Create a state of their own.
  • Florida
  • 23 hours, 58 minutes ago
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Florida deputy arrested on kidnapping charge

Florida deputy arrested on kidnapping chargeA Florida sheriff's deputy is in jail on a kidnapping charge after an Amber Alert was issued for her son.
  • Florida
  • 9 hours, 21 minutes ago
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Mostly clear and a bit cooler tonight; Watching TD #9

Mostly clear and a bit cooler tonight; Watching TD #9Clear and a bit cooler tonight. We continue to watch TD #9 in the tropics. Click here for the full forecast
  • Forecast
  • 36 minutes ago
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Lawsuit targets expansion of school vouchers

Lawsuit targets expansion of school vouchersA lawsuit challenging a significant expansion of Florida's main private school voucher program is being revived.
  • Local
  • 43 minutes ago
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Man raises money to fight cancer by drinking beer

Man raises money to fight cancer by drinking beerRuggere visited 520 towns in the past two years.
  • Local
  • 26 minutes ago
High School Sports

Nike releases sneaker for Plant High School

Nike releases sneaker for Plant High SchoolThe shoes go on sale at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.
  • High School Sports
  • 10 hours, 34 minutes ago
Local

Was that a fair issue for the debate?

Was that a fair issue for the debate?Attorney General Pam Bondi says she took responsibility for seeking an execution delay to accommodate a fundraiser, and it should not hurt Rick Scott.
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  • 30 minutes ago
Local

Woman arrested after setting boyfriend on fire

Woman arrested after setting boyfriend on firePolice say she doused the upper body of her boyfriend with nail polish remover and then ignited him with either a lighter or burnt cigarette.
  • Local
  • 8 hours, 44 minutes ago
Tech

Apple's iCloud network under attack

Apple's iCloud network under attackiCloud was not breached, but unwary users could give hackers their information.
  • Tech
  • 23 hours, 27 minutes ago
Florida

Construction workers find 10-foot python

Construction workers find 10-foot pythonThe snake, a Burmese python, measured more than 10 feet in length.
  • Florida
  • 11 hours, 4 minutes ago
Florida

Flying car crashes and burns in Florida

Flying car crashes and burns in FloridaPolice in Marion County say two people were hurt after a Maverick flying car crashed and caught fire.
  • Florida
  • 9 hours, 34 minutes ago
Sports

Parent brawl leaves 2 youth teams suspended

Parent brawl leaves 2 youth teams suspendedIn Washington state, two youth football teams are suspended and two parents could face assault charges after a melee on the sidelines.
  • Sports
  • 9 hours, 52 minutes ago
News

Amazing Video: Girl narrowly escapes falling debris

Amazing Video: Girl narrowly escapes falling debrisLucky escape for little girl as Donetsk stadium's glass facade falls after shelling in Ukraine. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • News
  • 7 hours ago
Local

Pinellas OKs anti-tether, feral cat ordinances

Pinellas OKs anti-tether, feral cat ordinancesPinellas County commissioners voted unanimously to approve two pet-friendly ordinances at Tuesday's meeting.
  • Local
  • 18 hours, 2 minutes ago
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3 Colo. teen girls were Syria-bound, reports say

3 Colo. teen girls were Syria-bound, reports sayThree Denver-area teenage girls were reunited with their families after being stopped in Germany during a possible attempt to join Islamist fighters in Syria.
  • News
  • 20 hours, 18 minutes ago
Politics

Crist, Scott final debate takes critical turn

Crist, Scott final debate takes critical turnRepublican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican Gov. Rick Scott spent their final debate of the campaign sharply criticizing each over everything from the economy and the minimum wage to the death penalty.
  • Politics
  • 18 hours, 31 minutes ago
Health

​Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

​Hospital: American video journalist free of EbolaAn American video journalist being treated for Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released soon.
  • Health
  • 12 hours, 9 minutes ago
News

Judge: NASA can move forward with Boeing, SpaceX

Judge: NASA can move forward with Boeing, SpaceXA judge today allowed NASA to move forward with new contracts to develop private space taxis despite a legal challenge to the deals worth up to $6.8 billion.
  • News
  • 20 hours, 47 minutes ago
News

5 things you need to know Wednesday

5 things you need to know WednesdayThe biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.
  • News
  • 13 hours, 19 minutes ago
Weird News

Yellow lobster caught twice by same fisherman

Yellow lobster caught twice by same fishermanScott Hoyt couldn't believe what was in one of his lobster traps.
  • Weird News
  • 7 hours, 6 minutes ago
Local

Metro Ministries Holiday Tent registration opens

Metro Ministries Holiday Tent registration opensMetropolitan Ministries' Holiday Tent Registration opens Wednesday.
  • Local
  • 12 hours, 35 minutes ago
Investigations

Two Clearwater motels draw nearly 1,000 police calls

Two Clearwater motels draw nearly 1,000 police callsTwo Clearwater motels generate almost 900 calls to police and neighbors complain they are a nuisance.
  • Investigations
  • 19 hours, 15 minutes ago
Local

Dunkin' Donuts sales to help My Hope Chest

Dunkin' Donuts sales to help My Hope ChestEighteen Dunkin' Donuts outlets are donating proceeds from purchases Wednesday to My Hope Chest, a nonprofit that helps uninsured and underinsured woman with breast reconstruction.
  • Local
  • 18 hours, 5 minutes ago
Local

New theater hopes to enliven University Mall

New theater hopes to enliven University MallNew movie hopes to pump new life into University Mall in Tampa.
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  • 18 hours, 6 minutes ago
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