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    CEO seen kicking puppy apologizes

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    A chief executive officer of a hospitality company that provides services to Tropicana Field and other Tampa Bay venues was caught on video kicking a puppy.  More>>

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    Florida's gubernatorial race gets national attention

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    Florida's gubernatorial race - now officially in the general election campaign phase - is already on the national radar as a race to watch."There's no question this race is important nationally, Florida's a bellwether state," said Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who attended Crist's primary night party in Fort Lauderdale. More>>

    Texas drunken driving slaying case goes to jury

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    A jury has begun deliberating in the murder case of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who had just killed his two sons in a crash. More>>

    Tanker overturns on I-75, spills gas, closes lanes for hours Video included

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    Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 between Bee Ridge Road and Fruitville Road are blocked since Wednesday morning after an accident involving a tanker. Officials say the roadways will not re-open until 8 p.m. More>>

    Largo travel club head now caught up in Dr. Oz magic diet pill controversy

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    It turns out the subject of an Eight On Your Side investigation of a local travel club has another claim to fame. He's at the heart of a "magic diet pill" promoted by Dr. Oz and vilified by the FTC.That means Nicholas Congleton is at the heart of two business schemes that are under investigating by state and federal consumer protection authorities for misleading or taking advantage of unwitting customers. More>>

    Time Warner Cable has widespread outages

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    Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning. More>>

    AM Headlines: Hot and dry; Meaning of FL Standards; Deputy's cruiser hits minivan

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    AM Headlines: Hot and dry; Meaning of FL Standards; Deputy's cruiser hits minivan More>>

    School officials to explain new Florida Standards

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    The majority of state's now use Common Core, a learning system that demands the same basics for every student. This school year, Florida is rolling out it's own tweaked version called the Florida Standards. More>>

    Duke Energy to announce changes Video included

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    Jolted by customers fed up with Duke's rollout of a plan to avoid duplicating meter reader routes, it appears the utility is ready to throw in the towel. Wednesday morning, we expect the company to announce changes that could include bill credits. More>>

    TRACKING THE TROPICS: Hurricane Cristobal heads toward Bermuda

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    RIGHT NOW: Hurricane Cristobal moved slowly toward Bermuda after drenching Atlantic and Caribbean islands with heavy rains, causing flooding that officials blamed for at least five deaths. More>>

    Pasco deputy hits family car

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    A Pasco County Sheriff's deputy was on her way to a burglary call when she hit a family car with four people inside, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. More>>

    Another hot and dry day

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    It will be another day with high heat and low humidity. "You'll feel comfortable this morning, but temperatures climb quickly," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Leigh Spann. More>>

    A man in a wheelchair begging for money is slain Video included

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    A man in a wheelchair begging for money at a busy Miami intersection was fatally shot and police were questioning a suspect who led them on a high-speed interstate chase before crashing his car. More>>

    Crist becomes Democratic nominee, rallies with Nan Rich planned Video included

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    Florida Democrats appeared poised Tuesday to select former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in a nationally watched race that's part of an unlikely political comeback for Crist. More>>

    Local Republicans gather in Brandon on primary night

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    Hillsborough Republican Party Chairman, State Senator Tom Lee, hosted a watch-party on primary day at O'Brien's Irish Pub in Brandon. Supporters and volunteers gathered to both talk politics and watch the brief returns. More>>

    Scott accepts GOP nomination for governor's race Video included

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    Governor Rick Scott has been nominated as the GOP candidate for Florida's governor's race, according to the Associated Press.Governor Rick Scott has made the following statement regarding tonight's primary election results:“The next few months are about talk versus action. That means Florida will have a choice between a governor who sent our state into a tailspin and a governor who gets results. Charlie Crist failed as governor, lost 830,000 jobs, and tried to run off to Washington – and now ... More>>

    Plant City police make arrest in 1979 cold case murder Video included

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    The Plant City Police have made an arrest in a cold case homicide from 1979. More>>

    Pinellas front desk school staff trained to handle medical needs at some schools Video included

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    Penny Perez, of St. Petersburg, worries every time she sends her 11-year-old son, Keith, to school. Keith has a rare condition called Williams Syndrome. He is developmentally delayed, and if his blood pressure is too high for an extended period of time, his heart could stop. More>>

    Jurors recommend life in prison for Lakeland cop killer Video included

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    Jurors in the Kyle Williams case have begun their deliberations in the sentencing phase. They have to recommend a sentence of either life in prison or the death More>>

    Venice man says he has melting dashboard in his Toyota Camry

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    Kayser Sayeg doesn't allow his wife to drive her 2008 Toyota Camry on long distances.In the hot Florida sun, the dashboard melts and becomes incredibly sticky.Aside from being a nuisance to clean, it causes a glare in the windshield, sometimes making it difficult to drive More>>

    Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline and leg room Video included

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    Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches.
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    • Tanker overturns on I-75, spills gas, closes lanes for hours

      Tanker overturns on I-75, spills gas, closes lanes for hours

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:35:25 GMT
      Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 between Bee Ridge Road and Fruitville Road are blocked since Wednesday morning after an accident involving a tanker. Officials say the roadways will not re-open until 8 p.m.
      Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 between Bee Ridge Road and Fruitville Road are blocked since Wednesday morning after an accident involving a tanker. Officials say the roadways will not re-open until 8 p.m.
    • Largo travel club head now caught up in Dr. Oz magic diet pill controversy

      Largo travel club head now caught up in Dr. Oz magic diet pill controversy

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:03:53 GMT
      File photo: Nicholas Congleton File photo: Nicholas Congleton
      It turns out the subject of an Eight On Your Side investigation of a local travel club has another claim to fame. He's at the heart of a "magic diet pill" promoted by Dr. Oz and vilified by the FTC.That means Nicholas Congleton is at the heart of two business schemes that are under investigating by state and federal consumer protection authorities for misleading or taking advantage of unwitting customers.
      It turns out the subject of an Eight On Your Side investigation of a local travel club has another claim to fame. He's at the heart of a "magic diet pill" promoted by Dr. Oz and vilified by the FTC.That means Nicholas Congleton is at the heart of two business schemes that are under investigating by state and federal consumer protection authorities for misleading or taking advantage of unwitting customers.
    • School officials to explain new Florida Standards

      School officials to explain new Florida Standards

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:13 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:13:59 GMT
      The majority of state's now use Common Core, a learning system that demands the same basics for every student. This school year, Florida is rolling out it's own tweaked version called the Florida Standards.
      The majority of state's now use Common Core, a learning system that demands the same basics for every student. This school year, Florida is rolling out it's own tweaked version called the Florida Standards.
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    • Pinellas front desk school staff trained to handle medical needs at some schools

      Pinellas front desk school staff trained to handle medical needs at some schools

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:15:59 GMT
      Penny Perez, of St. Petersburg, worries every time she sends her 11-year-old son, Keith, to school. Keith has a rare condition called Williams Syndrome. He is developmentally delayed, and if his blood pressure is too high for an extended period of time, his heart could stop.
      Penny Perez, of St. Petersburg, worries every time she sends her 11-year-old son, Keith, to school. Keith has a rare condition called Williams Syndrome. He is developmentally delayed, and if his blood pressure is too high for an extended period of time, his heart could stop.
    • Venice man says he has melting dashboard in his Toyota Camry

      Venice man says he has melting dashboard in his Toyota Camry

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:01:38 GMT
      Kayser Sayeg doesn't allow his wife to drive her 2008 Toyota Camry on long distances.In the hot Florida sun, the dashboard melts and becomes incredibly sticky.Aside from being a nuisance to clean, it causes a glare in the windshield, sometimes making it difficult to drive
      Kayser Sayeg doesn't allow his wife to drive her 2008 Toyota Camry on long distances.In the hot Florida sun, the dashboard melts and becomes incredibly sticky.Aside from being a nuisance to clean, it causes a glare in the windshield, sometimes making it difficult to drive
    • Apple recalls iPhones for battery trouble

      Apple recalls iPhones for battery trouble

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:16:28 GMT
      Noticed your iPhone's battery life getting shorter? You may be eligible for a free replacement.
      Noticed your iPhone's battery life getting shorter? You may be eligible for a free replacement.
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    • Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

      Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:48:11 GMT
      Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education...
      In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards...
    • Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

      Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:39:07 GMT
      If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.
      If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.
    • Missouri governor names new public safety director

      Missouri governor names new public safety director

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:39:06 GMT
      Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.
      Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police...
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