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    Lakeland residents not happy with answers about coyotes

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    About 75 people gathered at Lakeland City Hall Wednesday night and many of them weren’t happy with what they heard about coyotes that have been mutilating and killing cats in Lakeland’s Lake Hollingsworth neighborhood. More>>

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    Car loses control injuring 3 at Dunedin shopping center Video included

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    An out of control car injured three people at a Dunedin shopping center on Wednesday afternoon. The shopping center is located at the intersection of Curlew Road and Bayshore Boulevard. More>>

    Bradenton Police looking for missing 82-year-old man

    Missing man, 82-year-old Bonner Welch of Bradenton Missing man, 82-year-old Bonner Welch of Bradenton
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    Bradenton Police officers are looking for a missing 82-year-old man on Wednesday night. Officers are looking for Bonner Welch who they say is missing and endangered. More>>

    Stunning twist in Tampa baby throwing trial Video included

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    Jasmine Bedwell, the woman who caused a mistrial in the Richard McTear case last year, testifies Wednesday. More>>

    Tampa teen beaten by Israelis speaks out Video included

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    Tariq Abukhdeir was at the center of an international firestorm after Israeli security forces were captured on video beating the 15-year-old.

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    20 people, 2 businesses busted for spice in St. Pete

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    Twenty people were arrested, and two local shops fined, after the St. Petersburg Police Department conducted an undercover round-up of spice buyers and sellers. More>>

    Bay area man afraid to drive recalled car, can't get loaner Video included

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    Millions of Americans have cars that have been recalled. Christopher Soto is afraid to drive his GM car, but cannot get a loaner vehicle so he can go to work.   More>>

    Tune in! See 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer exclusively on TODAY Thursday Video included

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    Are you a “Fifty Shades of Grey” fan? Then you’ve got to tune in to TODAY on Thursday. More>>

    Tampa WWII veteran receives medal in hospice care Video included

    William Cobbs is a World War II veteran who received recognition today while in hospice care. William Cobbs is a World War II veteran who received recognition today while in hospice care.
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    William Cobbs is a World War II veteran. He served as a medic at a hospital treating the wounded during the “D” day invasion.Later he served as a guard for General Dwight Eisenhower.Cobbs is in the final chapter of his life, with a diagnosis of cancer. More>>

    Afternoon storms develop

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    Storms develop near I-75 just after lunch, and they push east through the afternoon.
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    Walmart to hire 95 for new Sarasota store

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    Walmart is planning on hiring up to 95 people to work at a new Walmart Neighborhood Market scheduled to open this fall in Sarasota. More>>

    Thieves in undies steal cookout fixins from restaurant

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    Police in Southwest Florida are looking for three men who were only wearing underwear, when they broke on their into a restaurant and stole fixins for an early morning cookout. Surveillance cameras recorded images of the men, one of whom was clad in tightie whities. More>>

    State Attorney reviewing disturbing tortoise torture case

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    The State Attorney's office is reviewing a disturbing abuse case involving two Orange Park teens accused of setting a rare gopher tortoise on fire and then stomping it to death. A graphic video of the abuse was circulated on social media. More>>

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    • 'Extraordinary' little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother

      'Extraordinary' little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:52:34 GMT
      (Photo: Courtesy Today.com via Aldrich Family)(Photo: Courtesy Today.com via Aldrich Family)
      Never underestimate the power of brotherly love. Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month.
      Never underestimate the power of brotherly love. Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month.
    • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

      Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
      Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
      Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
    • Boy, 8, bitten by shark in knee-deep water in Brevard

      Boy, 8, bitten by shark in knee-deep water in Brevard

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:52:24 GMT
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      An Indiana boy, 8, on vacation in Central Florida with his family, got bitten by a shark, WESH reported.
      An Indiana boy, 8, on vacation in Central Florida with his family, got bitten by a shark, WESH reported.
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    • Lakeland residents not happy with answers about coyotes

      Lakeland residents not happy with answers about coyotes

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:56:23 GMT
      About 75 people gathered at Lakeland City Hall Wednesday night and many of them weren’t happy with what they heard about coyotes that have been mutilating and killing cats in Lakeland’s Lake Hollingsworth neighborhood.
      About 75 people gathered at Lakeland City Hall Wednesday night and many of them weren’t happy with what they heard about coyotes that have been mutilating and killing cats in Lakeland’s Lake Hollingsworth neighborhood.
    • Car loses control injuring 3 at Dunedin shopping center

      Car loses control injuring 3 at Dunedin shopping center

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:37:40 GMT
      An out of control car injured three people at a Dunedin shopping center on Wednesday afternoon. The shopping center is located at the intersection of Curlew Road and Bayshore Boulevard.
      An out of control car injured three people at a Dunedin shopping center on Wednesday afternoon. The shopping center is located at the intersection of Curlew Road and Bayshore Boulevard.
    • Bradenton Police looking for missing 82-year-old man

      Bradenton Police looking for missing 82-year-old man

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:45:01 GMT
      Missing man, 82-year-old Bonner Welch of BradentonMissing man, 82-year-old Bonner Welch of Bradenton
      Bradenton Police officers are looking for a missing 82-year-old man on Wednesday night. Officers are looking for Bonner Welch who they say is missing and endangered.
      Bradenton Police officers are looking for a missing 82-year-old man on Wednesday night. Officers are looking for Bonner Welch who they say is missing and endangered.
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    • Pinellas homeowner ends up the loser after local government mistake on property taxes

      Pinellas homeowner ends up the loser after local government mistake on property taxes

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:59:58 GMT
      This Preservation land is at heart of homeowner tax dispute in PinellasThis Preservation land is at heart of homeowner tax dispute in Pinellas
      Melanie and Jeffrey Cornwell should have been getting a tax break for years on part of the homestead property in Dunedin they call their "little piece of Heaven." But due to a mistake at the Pinellas Property Appraiser's Office, they won't see any rebates for previous taxes, just a break on future tax bills.
      Melanie and Jeffrey Cornwell should have been getting a tax break for years on part of the homestead property in Dunedin they call their "little piece of Heaven." But due to a mistake at the Pinellas Property Appraiser's Office, they won't see any rebates for previous taxes, just a break on future tax bills.
    • RECALL: Fruit at Trader Joe's & Costco

      RECALL: Fruit at Trader Joe's & Costco

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:45:14 GMT
      A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
      A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
    • How thieves clone your credit cards

      How thieves clone your credit cards

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:15:02 GMT
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      Patricia Stack didn't know her debit card number had been stolen until she tried to withdraw money from her bank account. "A couple weeks ago I tried to get money out to pay my power bill and there was nothing in it."
      Patricia Stack didn't know her debit card number had been stolen until she tried to withdraw money from her bank account. "A couple weeks ago I tried to get money out to pay my power bill and there was nothing in it."
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    • Ohio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case

      Ohio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case

      Thursday, July 24 2014 2:02 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:02:13 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.
      A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.
    • Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

      Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:43 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:43:19 GMT
      German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.
      German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.
    • Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks

      Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:33:51 GMT
      The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.
      The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.
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    • VIDEO: Whale lifts kayakers

      VIDEO: Whale lifts kayakers

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:52:37 GMT
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      Dramatic video shows a 90,000 lb. whale giving kayakers a ride they'll remember forever. The video was shot by one of the kayakers and begins by showing the whale in the distance. 
      Dramatic video shows a 90,000 lb. whale giving kayakers a ride they'll remember forever. The video was shot by one of the kayakers and begins by showing the whale in the distance. 
    • Pit Bull devoted to injured Chihuahua pal

      Pit Bull devoted to injured Chihuahua pal

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:51:25 GMT
      Joni the Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua.  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photoJoni the Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photo
      The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her Chihuahua sidekick who has an injured eye is melting the hearts of people all across the country.
      The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her Chihuahua sidekick who has an injured eye is melting the hearts of people all across the country.
    • Baby cakes: 'Smash' trend taking 1-year-old parties by storm

      Baby cakes: 'Smash' trend taking 1-year-old parties by storm

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:23:30 GMT
      Legions of parents have embraced the smash cake, a birthday party feature in which brand-new 1-year-olds are served cakes to destroy — adorably — in front of friends and family.
      Legions of parents have embraced the smash cake, a birthday party feature in which brand-new 1-year-olds are served cakes to destroy — adorably — in front of friends and family.
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