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    Shuttle service starts on dangerous stretch of Hillsborough Ave.

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    Students can now board a shuttle bus instead of darting across several lanes of traffic on their way to Middleton High School. More>>

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    Facebook post leads to teen's arrest in Zephyrhills

    Mug shot of Leo Harvey Mug shot of Leo Harvey
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    When 18-year old Leo Harvey spray painted graffiti in the bathrooms of two Zephyrhills parks, he probably shouldn't have bragged about it on Facebook. More>>

    Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

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    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing... More>>

    Boston Marathon begins under tight security

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    The 118th running of the Boston Marathon began under heavy security Monday morning, a year after the bombings near the race's finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. More>>

    SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

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    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster... More>>

    High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

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    Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their... More>>

    Woman found shot in car in Sarasota

    Police on scene of shooting at 9th St. and Orange Ave. in Sarasota Monday morning (Sarasota Police Department) Police on scene of shooting at 9th St. and Orange Ave. in Sarasota Monday morning (Sarasota Police Department)
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    Sarasota Police say a woman was found shot in her car early Monday morning. More>>

    Canadiens grab 3-0 series lead with 3-2 win over Lightning

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    The Montreal Canadiens looked as if they would cruise to an easy win when Rene Bourque scored only 11 seconds into the game. More>>

    Flowers and mementos left at fire-damaged animal shelter in Tampa

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    Fansof the Animal Coalition of Tampa Bayshowedtheir support a day after the building was set fire by an arsonist.Flowers and other mementos were left in front of the boarded-up door at 502 N.Gilchrist Ave.Sunday.Investigatorsbelieve someone set the fire early Saturdaymorning.Three cats died in the fire. More>>

    AM Headlines: Sunny day; Overnight fire at Duke Energy plant; Shuttle service starts for Middleton students

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    Fire breaks out at Duke Energy plant in St. Pete

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    The Pinellas County Fire Department responded to a one-alarm fire that broke out at the Duke Energy plant in St. Petersburg overnight. More>>

    Drier week ahead

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    We'll see a few clouds this morning and more sunshine this afternoon.
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    Two killed, two injured in Tampa park shooting

    A shooting Sunday at Al Barnes Park in Tampa left two dead. A shooting Sunday at Al Barnes Park in Tampa left two dead.
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    Two people were killed and two injured in a shooting at Al Barnes Park on 32nd Street in east Tampa on Sunday.

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    Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Former midddleweight boxer Rubin Carter has died. (Source: Flickr) Former midddleweight boxer Rubin Carter has died. (Source: Flickr)
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    By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many... More>>

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    • Are background checks enough for Florida teachers?

      Are background checks enough for Florida teachers?

      Friday, April 18 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:41:35 GMT

      In an effort to weed out potential perverts, Florida law requires fingerprinting and criminal background checks before school districts hire employees that will have any contact with children.

      In an effort to weed out potential perverts, Florida law requires fingerprinting and criminal background checks before school districts hire employees that will have any contact with children.


    • Pasco mix-up sends registration notices to wrong drivers

      Pasco mix-up sends registration notices to wrong drivers

      Friday, April 18 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:02:51 GMT
      The vehicle registration information of hundreds of drivers in Pasco County were sent to the wrong person in a mix-up that led to the firing of a contractor.
      The vehicle registration information of hundreds of drivers in Pasco County were sent to the wrong person in a mix-up that led to the firing of a contractor.
    • Flushable wipes, not so flushable says Tampa's wastewater officials

      Flushable wipes, not so flushable says Tampa's wastewater officials

      Friday, April 18 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:52:20 GMT
      Personal wipes, baby wipes, face wipes, flushable wipes. They are all designed to help us deal with delicate issues. But the wipes themselves are actually pretty sturdy and increasingly local water systems are finding they are creating costly problems.
      Personal wipes, baby wipes, face wipes, flushable wipes. They are all designed to help us deal with delicate issues. But the wipes themselves are actually pretty sturdy and increasingly local water systems are finding they are creating costly problems.
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    • MARATHON WATCH: Running for a friend hurt by bomb

      MARATHON WATCH: Running for a friend hurt by bomb

      Monday, April 21 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:54:02 GMT
      By The Associated Press Thousands of runners are gathering at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, one year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people...
      By The Associated Press A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.
    • Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

      Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

      Monday, April 21 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:45:07 GMT
      The Supreme Court says it will hear for the second time a passport dispute fraught with Middle Eastern politics. The question is whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.
      Confronting an issue fraught with Middle East politics, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear for the second time a passport dispute centering on whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.
    • Boston Marathon begins under tight security

      Boston Marathon begins under tight security

      Monday, April 21 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:14:07 GMT
      One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, turning a day of athletic triumph into one of tragedy, the Boston Marathon returns to the streets Monday.
      The 118th running of the Boston Marathon began under heavy security Monday morning, a year after the bombings near the race's finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.
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