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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>>

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    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

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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

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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>>

    CEO of hospitality company seen on video abusing dog Video included

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    What does a puppy abuse story in Canada have to do with Tampa Bay? The CEO of a company that provides food and hospitality services to Tropicana Field and other venues in the Bay Area was caught on camera repeatedly kicking a puppy and yanking on its leash. 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>>

    Duke Energy to announce changes

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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>>

    Scott accepts GOP nomination for governor's race

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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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    Amazing 8-year-old triathlete pushes, pulls brother through second race

    (Photo: Courtesy Today.com via Aldrich Family) (Photo: Courtesy Today.com via Aldrich Family)
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    ?The bond between the Aldrich brothers truly epitomizes that old song lyric, “He ain't heavy, he's my brother.” More>>

    Happy National Dog Day: Show off your dog!

    Photo from WFLA's Holly Bounds of her daughter Sophie and dog Bandy. Photo from WFLA's Holly Bounds of her daughter Sophie and dog Bandy.
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    Tuesday is National Dog Day! The day to celebrate the pups we love so much, so let's show them off!
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    Voters go to the polls for primary day in Florida Video included

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    Florida's candidates for governor are on the road for the state's primary day.Democrat Charlie Crist is expected to greet supporters in Boynton Beach before heading to an election night party in Fort Lauderdale. He toured the state in Monday, making stops in Tampa and Jacksonville. More>>

    TRACKING THE TROPICS: Cristobal now a hurricane Video included

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    RIGHT NOW: Cristobal moved away from the Bahamas after strengthening into a hurricane, leaving a swath of soaked Caribbean islands and at least five fatalities in its wake. More>>

    Hernando County deputies respond to fatal shooting

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    The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting on Freeport Avenue in Spring Hill. More>>

    Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

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    Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that would give the fast-food company a stronger foothold in the coffee and breakfast market. More>>

    Billy Crystal remembers Robin Williams at Emmys Video included

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    Billy Crystal, left speechless by Robin Williams' death, paid tribute to his great friend and comedy brother at the Emmy Awards, movingly remembering him as "the greatest friend you could ever imagine." More>>

    Polls open today for FL primaries

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    Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning for the primary races. People have already been voting in record numbers. More>>

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    • 12 arrested in Clearwater prostitution crackdown

      12 arrested in Clearwater prostitution crackdown

      Monday, August 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:40:57 GMT
      The Clearwater Police Department targeted the East Gateway area in a crackdown on prostitution over the weekend.
      The Clearwater Police Department targeted the East Gateway area in a crackdown on prostitution over the weekend.
    • Happy National Dog Day: Show off your dog!

      Happy National Dog Day: Show off your dog!

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:43:02 GMT
      Photo from WFLA's Holly Bounds of her daughter Sophie and dog Bandy.Photo from WFLA's Holly Bounds of her daughter Sophie and dog Bandy.
      Tuesday is National Dog Day! The day to celebrate the pups we love so much, so let's show them off!
      Tuesday is National Dog Day! The day to celebrate the pups we love so much, so let's show them off!
    • 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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    • School officials to explain new Florida Standards

      School officials to explain new Florida Standards

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:29 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:29:09 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.
    • Pasco deputy hits family car

      Pasco deputy hits family car

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:12 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:12:00 GMT
      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.
      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.
    • Another hot and dry day

      Another hot and dry day

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:48:01 GMT
      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.
      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.
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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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