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  • Crash closes NB I-75 in Hillsborough

    Crash closes NB I-75 in Hillsborough

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 5:28 AM EDT2014-09-17 09:28:22 GMT
    All northbound lanes are blocked on Interstate 75 at Gibsonton Drive after a crash early Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol website.
    All northbound lanes are blocked on Interstate 75 at Gibsonton Drive after a crash early Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol website.
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    Obama to speak on ISIS at MacDill Video included

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    President Obama is set to meet with US Central Command at MacDill Airforce Base just after 9:30 Wednesday morning.  More>>

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    Polk teacher to face judge on sex charges

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    A Polk County middle school teacher will face a judge Wednesday on charges of having sex with a 14-year-old student. More>>

    Fire damage to mill another blow to timber town Video included

    The remains of houses destroyed by fire. Image AP The remains of houses destroyed by fire. Image AP
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    Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town. More>>

    Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list

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    After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list.  More>>

    Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

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    The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night. More>>

    Man attacks 80-year-old woman in Winter Haven robbery

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    Winter Haven police are looking for a man they report attacked an 80-year-old woman during a robbery. More>>

    Three Tampa Bay area Arigatos close. Leaves workers payless.

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    Employees of three Arigato Japanese in the Tampa bay area are fuming mad. “It's a shame that they're treating us this way” said server, Jamie Burns.No warning. Just closed, for good! One in Clearwater, another in St. Petersburg, a third in Tampa... Shut down! More>>

    Source: Joan Rivers’ doctor took selfie, began biopsy before her cardiac arrest

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    The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN. More>>

    Anheuser-Busch, Visa voice NFL disapproval

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    Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising. More>>

    Hillsborough commission may get tough with chronic code violators Video included

    Brenda Owings is the owner of the Berkford Avenue property in Citrus Park. Brenda Owings is the owner of the Berkford Avenue property in Citrus Park.
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    There's a change in the wind and it's all due to an 8 On Your Side investigation.Hillsborough County will decide tomorrow whether to get tough with chronic code enforcement violators.The case that broughtto lightcode enforcement's inability to take action sits on Berkford Avenue in the Citrus Park area in Hillsborough County. More>>

    Clearwater crossing guard hit by vehicle

    A Clearwater crossing guard was hit by a vehicle at Betty Lane and Sunset Point Road on Tuesday afternoon. A Clearwater crossing guard was hit by a vehicle at Betty Lane and Sunset Point Road on Tuesday afternoon.
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    A Clearwater crossing guard has been hit by a vehicle at Betty Lane and Sunset Point Road. More>>

    Female wounded warriors attend Bradenton retreat Video included

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    Fifteen female wounded warriors were gathering together for comradery and counseling during a retreat in Bradenton Tuesday.It's called ‘A Season of Change- You Can!' and it's organized by the Sarasota County Veterans Commission (SCVC) and Professional Assisting Military Families and Friends (PAMFF More>>

    Father of 6 buried alive: 2nd suspect arrested

    Detectives say Octavio Reyes was robbed and then buried alive. Family photo Detectives say Octavio Reyes was robbed and then buried alive. Family photo
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    A second person was charged Tuesday in connection with the murder of Octavio Reyes, a Gibsonton father of 6 who was buried alive. More>>

    New information released in Hudson homicides Video included

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    Adam Matos has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and her parents in Hudson. More>>

    Lakeland teacher accused of sexual battery against student, 14 Video included

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    Lakeland Police say a middle school teacher gave alcohol and other gifts to a 14-year-old student he is accused of having sex with. More>>

    FDLE opens investigation into Spring Hill sinkhole home Video included

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    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has opened an investigation into whether a Spring Hill home seller committed fraud by lying about a sinkhole under the home. This follows an 8 On Your Side investigation that showed that Glenn Jasen, the former homeowner, cashed a check from Citizens Property Insurance for $153,745 in January 2009. But he didn't use the money to fix the sinkhole. Instead, Jasen sold the home to Kelly Magbee's family in March. The Magbees moved in with their five ch... More>>

    Pasco Sheriff: Deputies visited victim before 4 slain

    Accused murderer Adam Matos made his first appearance on murder charges in a Pasco court on Tuesday. Accused murderer Adam Matos made his first appearance on murder charges in a Pasco court on Tuesday.
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    Authorities in Florida say the victim of a quadruple slaying was given information on a domestic violence shelter before her ex-boyfriend killed her, her parents and another man.
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    Florida Missing Child Alert: 15-year-old girl

    Lindsey Turner (left) could be with Hailey Vallier (right). Lindsey Turner (left) could be with Hailey Vallier (right).
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    A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for Lindsey Turner, a white female, 15 years old, 5 feet 02 inches tall, 140 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, a smiley face scar on inner right wrist, last seen in the 1900 block of W 60th Street in Hialeah. More>>

    Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo offering $10 deal for Florida residents

    Florida panther "Lucy May" at Lowry Park Zoo Florida panther "Lucy May" at Lowry Park Zoo
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    For 10 days - from September 17-26 - Florida residents are invited to discover a day of fun and adventure at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo for just $10 per person.
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    No swim advisory lifted at North Lido Beach

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    A "no swim" advisory that has been in place at North Lido Beach since Thursday, Sept. 11 was lifted Tuesday, September 16.
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    The 10 cities with America’s worst drivers

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    Driving in cities on the East Coast doesn't sound too appealing, based on the latest edition of the Allstate America's Best Drivers Report. Of the 200 most populated cities in the country, 9 of the 10 places where it's least safe to drive are located in eastern states. More>>

    Scott widens lead in gov's race in latest exclusive WFLA TV poll Video included

    From left to right, Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott. From left to right, Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott.
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    Gov. Rick Scott widened his lead in the gubernatorial race, taking a 5-point lead over Charlie Crist, according to the latest News Channel 8 poll.
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    • Source: Joan Rivers’ doctor took selfie, began biopsy before her cardiac arrest

      Source: Joan Rivers’ doctor took selfie, began biopsy before her cardiac arrest

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:07:41 GMT
      The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN.
      The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN.
    • Florida Missing Child Alert: 15-year-old girl

      Florida Missing Child Alert: 15-year-old girl

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:23:50 GMT
      Lindsey Turner (left) could be with Hailey Vallier (right).Lindsey Turner (left) could be with Hailey Vallier (right).
      A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for Lindsey Turner, a white female, 15 years old, 5 feet 02 inches tall, 140 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, a smiley face scar on inner right wrist, last seen in the 1900 block of W 60th Street in Hialeah.
      A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for Lindsey Turner, a white female, 15 years old, 5 feet 02 inches tall, 140 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, a smiley face scar on inner right wrist, last seen in the 1900 block of W 60th Street in Hialeah.
    • Father of 6 buried alive: 2nd suspect arrested

      Father of 6 buried alive: 2nd suspect arrested

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:34:52 GMT
      Detectives say Octavio Reyes was robbed and then buried alive. Family photoDetectives say Octavio Reyes was robbed and then buried alive. Family photo
      A second person was charged Tuesday in connection with the murder of Octavio Reyes, a Gibsonton father of 6 who was buried alive.
      A second person was charged Tuesday in connection with the murder of Octavio Reyes, a Gibsonton father of 6 who was buried alive.
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    • FDLE opens investigation into Spring Hill sinkhole home

      FDLE opens investigation into Spring Hill sinkhole home

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:52:00 GMT
      The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has opened an investigation into whether a Spring Hill home seller committed fraud by lying about a sinkhole under the home. This follows an 8 On Your Side investigation that showed that Glenn Jasen, the former homeowner, cashed a check from Citizens Property Insurance for $153,745 in January 2009. But he didn't use the money to fix the sinkhole. Instead, Jasen sold the home to Kelly Magbee's family in March. The Magbees moved in with their five ch...
      The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has opened an investigation into whether a Spring Hill home seller committed fraud by lying about a sinkhole under the home. This follows an 8 On Your Side investigation that showed that Glenn Jasen, the former homeowner, cashed a check from Citizens Property Insurance for $153,745 in January 2009. But he didn't use the money to fix the sinkhole. Instead, Jasen sold the home to Kelly Magbee's family in March. The Magbees moved in with their five ch...
    • UPS won't pay for Tampa veteran's damaged computer

      UPS won't pay for Tampa veteran's damaged computer

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:31:49 GMT
      The damaged computerThe damaged computer
      Vincent Farina had a plan when he left the Marines to pursue his degree in game design.
      Vincent Farina had a plan when he left the Marines to pursue his degree in game design.
    • Sales Tax Holiday for appliances this weekend

      Sales Tax Holiday for appliances this weekend

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:49:17 GMT
      You can buy appliances tax free this weekend Sept. 19-21 but they have to be energy and water efficient, Florida Department of Revenue announced this week.
      You can buy appliances tax free this weekend Sept. 19-21 but they have to be energy and water efficient, Florida Department of Revenue announced this week.
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    • Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

      Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

      Wednesday, September 17 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-09-17 06:52:16 GMT
      Authorities are searching for a heavily armed survivalist suspected in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania.
      Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of...
    • APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

      APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

      Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:42:03 GMT
      The Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" is coming to auction.
      The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.
    • 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled

      2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled

      Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:12:12 GMT
      A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of...
      A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this...
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