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    Richard McTear in court Thursday (Pool photo) Richard McTear in court Thursday (Pool photo)

    Trial for man accused of throwing, killing baby continues Video included

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    A Hillsborough County deputy testified about pictures he took of Jasmine Bedwell, following an argument between her and her former boyfriend Richard McTear, after her baby was missing. More>>

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    Elderly Tampa woman's dog stolen from yard, police say

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    Tampa Police are looking to find the dog that was allegedly stolen right in front of the 86-year-old victim. More>>

    Florida Hospital North Pinellas: Not responsible for 96-year-old patient's missing dentures

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    Ella Mae Hess, age 96, wasn't thinking about her dentures when an ambulance rushedher to Florida Hospital North Pinellas last April after she took a bad fall at the Coral Oaks senior living facility in Palm Harbor. More>>

    Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard

    Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home. Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home.
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    A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
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    Cell phone app takes selfie of Lakeland woman with stolen phone

    Cell phone app takes selfie of woman who allegedly stole phone. Cell phone app takes selfie of woman who allegedly stole phone.
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    A Lakeland woman is trying to find her stolen phone and has a very strong lead, thanks to an app a friend recently downloaded for her.Cathy Carter was in the doctor's office July 17th and went back to her car to find her phone, a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit, missing. More>>

    Storm slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    (AP Photo/Eastern Shore News, Jay Diem). A tractor trailer truck lies on its side in the median of U.S. (AP Photo/Eastern Shore News, Jay Diem). A tractor trailer truck lies on its side in the median of U.S.
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    The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a fierce storm tore through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs. Two people were killed and more than two dozen were hurt. More>>

    Sheriff: Missing Plant City teen may be headed to GA

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    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 13-year-old girl who may be heading to Georgia.
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    One struck by lightning in Clearwater Video included

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    One person has been struck by lightning at Sand Key Park in Clearwater. More>>

    Kid banned from doughnut shop because of question Video included

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    A young boy in Monroe, Connecticut was banned from his favorite doughnut shop because of a question he asked. More>>

    Isolated storms Thursday evening

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    Isolated storms will be mainly east of I-75 Thursday evening, although a few more showers may move onshore from the Gulf. Overnight expect some lingering clouds and temps staying warm near 80 degrees. More>>

    Alligator found wandering on Wisconsin road

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    Here in Florida it's not unusual for an alligator to be discovered in a yard or a swimming pool or even wandering on the road. But, that's not the case in places like Wisconsin, which is why an alligator walking on the road turned out to be a huge shock for a man driving to get a cappuccino last Sunday morning More>>

    St. Pete police release wrong ID arrested in drug bust

    Photos of those arrested during drug investigation in St. Petersburg, including the mistaken ID. Photos of those arrested during drug investigation in St. Petersburg, including the mistaken ID.
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    At a press conference on Wednesday, St. Petersburg Police released the picture of a man they said was arrested during a drug investigation. But, they got it wrong. More>>

    VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

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    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone More>>

    Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

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    The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. More>>

    Scott to announce 250 new jobs in Clearwater Video included

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    Gov. Rick Scott is expected to take part in an event marking the expansion at GE Energy Management in Clearwater.The expansion will create about 250 jobs, according to a news release from the governor's office.Gov. Scott often attends events connected to job creation, an issue he has made central to his administration and his re-election campaign. More>>

    Air Algerie flight AH5017 crashed in Mali, airport official says

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    An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed." More>>

    Gator bites man's hand near Miami golf course

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    A man diving for golf balls at a country club near Miami got bitten by an alligator, NBC Miami reported. More>>

    Road rage karma: Florida man run over by own truck

     Caption: Joseph Carl, 48. Alachua Co. Jail booking photo Caption: Joseph Carl, 48. Alachua Co. Jail booking photo
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    A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window. More>>

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    • Florida Hospital North Pinellas: Not responsible for 96-year-old patient's missing dentures

      Florida Hospital North Pinellas: Not responsible for 96-year-old patient's missing dentures

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:56:22 GMT
      Ella Mae Hess, age 96, wasn't thinking about her dentures when an ambulance rushedher to Florida Hospital North Pinellas last April after she took a bad fall at the Coral Oaks senior living facility in Palm Harbor.
      Ella Mae Hess, age 96, wasn't thinking about her dentures when an ambulance rushedher to Florida Hospital North Pinellas last April after she took a bad fall at the Coral Oaks senior living facility in Palm Harbor.
    • Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

      Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

      Thursday, July 24 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:34:46 GMT
      The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
      The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
    • Apple users get strange emails with old dates

      Apple users get strange emails with old dates

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:53:01 GMT
      If you got an email dated in the 60s, you would probably assume it's a scam.
      If you got an email dated in the 60s, you would probably assume it's a scam.
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    • Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

      Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:50:08 GMT
      Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.
      A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was...
    • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

      Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:49:47 GMT
      The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other...
      The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents...
    • Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case

      Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:45:07 GMT
      A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years will be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.
      An Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Thursday to 32 years in federal prison, the...
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    • VIRAL: Silly kitten attacks statue

      VIRAL: Silly kitten attacks statue

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:55:04 GMT
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      If you've ever had a kitten, you know how silly they can be when it comes to playtime. A video of a super silly kitten has gone viral on social media with more than 330,000 shares on Facebook 
      If you've ever had a kitten, you know how silly they can be when it comes to playtime. A video of a super silly kitten has gone viral on social media with more than 330,000 shares on Facebook 
    • Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard

      Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:44:09 GMT
      Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home.Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home.
      A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
      A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
    • Huge swarm of bugs appears on weather radar

      Huge swarm of bugs appears on weather radar

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:43:28 GMT
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      Here in the Tampa Bay area we deal with the hassles of love bugs every Spring.But that's nothing compared to La Crosse, Wisconsin, where a swarm of bugs was so large it appeared on the National Weather Service's radar images.It's mating season for mayflies.
      Here in the Tampa Bay area we deal with the hassles of love bugs every Spring.But that's nothing compared to La Crosse, Wisconsin, where a swarm of bugs was so large it appeared on the National Weather Service's radar images.It's mating season for mayflies.
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