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

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    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. More>>

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    FOUND: Bradenton girl after argument with dad

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    Bianca Unique Agustdottir, 11, had a fight with her dad at the apartment on 53rd Avenue West in Bradenton Monday evening, and disappeared for hours. More>>

    Police investigating Tampa boy's death as hit and run Video included

    Surveillance image of SUV suspected in deadly hit & run. Courtesy TPD Surveillance image of SUV suspected in deadly hit & run. Courtesy TPD
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    New surveillance video has Tampa Police investigating 4-year-old Marterrance Albury's death as a hit and run.  More>>

    How thieves clone your credit cards Video included

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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." More>>

    Geo experts to investigate Spring Hill sinkhole Video included

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    Hernando County engineers and contractors will return to a sinkhole on Elderidge Dr. Tuesday with specialized geotechnical equipment to investigate what's happening underground. More>>

    Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Army Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts looks out at the audience after receiving the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama. Image AP Army Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts looks out at the audience after receiving the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama. Image AP
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    Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back.  More>>

    Crash victims' remains reach Ukraine-held city

    A man holds a baby as he walks next to a refrigerated train loaded with the bodies of victims, in Torez, eastern Ukraine. Image AP A man holds a baby as he walks next to a refrigerated train loaded with the bodies of victims, in Torez, eastern Ukraine. Image AP
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    The remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in territory held by the Ukrainian government on Tuesday. More>>

    RECALL: Fruit at trader Joe's

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    The specialty food store Trader Joe's is recalling some types of fresh produce for a possible listeria contamination. More>>

    Storms fire up this afternoon

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    Mostly sunny conditions this morning will be followed by another round of storms this afternoon. More>>

    AM Headlines: Usual afternoon storms; Boy death probe; Missing girl

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    AM Headlines: Usual afternoon storms; Boy death probe; Missing girl More>>

    Tropical depression moving westward in Atlantic

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    A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic but is expected to degenerate over the next few days. More>>

    Two found dead after welfare check in Hudson

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    Pasco deputies are investigating the circumstances of the death of two people in Hudson found on Clark Street late Monday night. More>>

    Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks Video included

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    Egypt's foreign minister is raising the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip. More>>

    1,000 people treated for dog bites each day

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    The statistics are rather stunning. Since 1982, there have been more than 4,000 dog attacks that caused bodily harm or death in the U.S. 4-year-old Logan Shepard of Riverview is one of two young children who died this weekend after dog attacks.
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    Family mourns death of boy, 4, mauled by pit bulls Video included

    Logan Shepard, 4, lived on Tocci Lane in Riverview. Logan Shepard, 4, lived on Tocci Lane in Riverview.
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    It's hard to imagine the pain Stephanie Groulx is enduring. On Saturday night, her brother-in-law's two pit bulls attacked and killed her 4-year old son Logan Shepard.
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    Mote scientists do groundbreaking research on great white sharks Video included

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    For the past year, Mote Marine scientists have made all new discoveries about great white sharks. More>>

    How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

    A 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photo A 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photo
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    Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area? More>>

    Spring Hill sinkhole swallows part of street, neighbors on edge Video included

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    Some Spring Hill neighbors remain on edge as a sinkhole swallows part of their street. More>>

    Will latest Tampa story of child falling from car affect Richard McTear trial? Video included

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    They are horrific cases involving children, too painful to even fathom.People are asking the question – what in the world is going on right now? The discovery of two little boys’ bodies in Tampa is now making headlines. More>>

    Police say Florida State professor was murdered

    Dan Markel (Florida State University photo) Dan Markel (Florida State University photo)
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    Tallahassee police say a Florida State University professor was the intended target when murdered at his home last week. More>>

    Tropical Depression Two forms in Atlantic Video included

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    Tropical Depression Two has formed in the central Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center reports. More>>

    Lakeland Police seek help finding missing, endangered man

    Kenneth Taylor, 44, is considered missing & endangered. Lakeland PD photo Kenneth Taylor, 44, is considered missing & endangered. Lakeland PD photo
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    The Lakeland Police Department is asking for help finding a man who is considered missing and endangered. Kenneth Taylor, 44, was last seen at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 18, at Munn Park which is located at 201 E Main St.
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    Flood insurance refunds issued beginning Oct. 1

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    Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is continuing to implement the Grimm-Cassidy Substitute Amendment to the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. Insurance companies will begin to issue refunds for applicable policyholders beginning October 1, 2014.
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    Sarasota PD seek armed man who robbed sandwich shop

    If you have any information about Saturday night's robbery please contact the Sarasota Police Department. If you have any information about Saturday night's robbery please contact the Sarasota Police Department.
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    Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in tracking down an armed robbery suspect.According to a SPD report an unidentified male made off with an undisclosed amount of money from the Subway location in the 1100 block of Washington Blvd. on Saturday night. More>>

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    • Two found dead after welfare check in Hudson

      Two found dead after welfare check in Hudson

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:44 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:44:54 GMT
      Pasco deputies are investigating the circumstances of the death of two people in Hudson found on Clark Street late Monday night.
      Pasco deputies are investigating the circumstances of the death of two people in Hudson found on Clark Street late Monday night.
    • 'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

      'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

      Monday, July 21 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:37:35 GMT
      'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
      'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
    • VIDEO: Cat vs. ham

      VIDEO: Cat vs. ham

      Monday, July 21 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:59:09 GMT
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      If you have a pet, you've probably fed it a table scrap or two. So, you'll probably appreciate this video of a pudgy cat who has a surprising and humorous response when he's given a scrap of ham.
      If you have a pet, you've probably fed it a table scrap or two. So, you'll probably appreciate this video of a pudgy cat who has a surprising and humorous response when he's given a scrap of ham.
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    • 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 11:34 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:34:13 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.
    • FOUND: Bradenton girl after argument with dad

      FOUND: Bradenton girl after argument with dad

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:27:44 GMT
      Bianca Unique Agustdottir, 11, had a fight with her dad at the apartment on 53rd Avenue West in Bradenton Monday evening, and disappeared for hours.
      Bianca Unique Agustdottir, 11, had a fight with her dad at the apartment on 53rd Avenue West in Bradenton Monday evening, and disappeared for hours.
    • Police investigating Tampa boy's death as hit and run

      Police investigating Tampa boy's death as hit and run

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:11:54 GMT
      Surveillance image of SUV suspected in deadly hit & run. Courtesy TPDSurveillance image of SUV suspected in deadly hit & run. Courtesy TPD
      New surveillance video has Tampa Police investigating 4-year-old Marterrance Albury's death as a hit and run. 
      New surveillance video has Tampa Police investigating 4-year-old Marterrance Albury's death as a hit and run. 
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    • 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."
    • RECALL: Fruit at trader Joe's

      RECALL: Fruit at trader Joe's

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:04:11 GMT
      The specialty food store Trader Joe's is recalling some types of fresh produce for a possible listeria contamination.
      The specialty food store Trader Joe's is recalling some types of fresh produce for a possible listeria contamination.
    • How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

      How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

      Monday, July 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:43:25 GMT
      A 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photoA 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photo
      Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
      Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
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    • Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

      Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:07:03 GMT
      A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.
      A man convicted of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio could receive life in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Youngstown.
    • American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

      American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:04:57 GMT
      By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
      By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
    • Cooler weather aids crews fighting Washington fire

      Cooler weather aids crews fighting Washington fire

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:41:35 GMT
      Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles...
      Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington...
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    • VIDEO: 'Never Stop Dancing', elderly man tosses canes, busts a move

      VIDEO: 'Never Stop Dancing', elderly man tosses canes, busts a move

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:32:38 GMT
      A charming video that's making the rounds on social media proves we can all dance and enjoy music, regardless of our age.
      A charming video that's making the rounds on social media proves we can all dance and enjoy music, regardless of our age.
    • VIRAL VIDEO: Dad home from work, dances with daughter

      VIRAL VIDEO: Dad home from work, dances with daughter

      Monday, July 21 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:35:09 GMT
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      We all know how great it is to come home to your loved ones after a long day at work. An adorable home video of a dad dancing with his young daughter to "Timber" by Pitbull after he arrived home from work is getting lots of attention on social media.
      We all know how great it is to come home to your loved ones after a long day at work. An adorable home video of a dad dancing with his young daughter to "Timber" by Pitbull after he arrived home from work is getting lots of attention on social media.
    • 'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

      'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

      Monday, July 21 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:37:35 GMT
      'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
      'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
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