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    Bombshell testimony in McTear trial

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    More bombshell game-changers in Richard McTear trial Friday left some wondering - Is the baby’s mother trying to sabotage the case? More>>

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    Manatee massage therapist to plea in groping incident Video included

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    Kevin Holmes knew the nearly naked woman on his massage table last March was an off-duty detective. More>>

    Lt. Gov. says Scott has 'huge heart'

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    Now campaigning to keep the job he started a little more than six months ago, Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera says he doesn’t feel pressure to deliver Florida's Hispanic vote in the upcoming election.
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    Umbrellas needed this Friday in Tampa Bay

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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>>

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 14 -19

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    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 14 to 19, 2014.
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    Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

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    Police say a 10-month-old girl has died after being left in a hot car outside a house in south Wichita. More>>

    Sarasota lifeguards use lightning detectors Video included

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    Sarasota County lifeguards use special lightning detectors to keep beachgoers safe.

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    New restaurant 'Ulele' in Tampa to use local produce and art Video included

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    A new restaurant trend in the Bay area, earth-to-table concept, strives to keep it local. More>>

    FWC arrests 2 for torturing, killing gopher tortoise

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    Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission arrested two Clay County teenagers Friday after they were caught on video lighting a threatened gopher tortoise on fire and stomping it to death. More>>

    Despite selfie, alleged Lakeland phone thief still not found

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    Despite numerous leads, alleged sightings and the help of a stolen phone tracking app, Lakeland Police have not found the woman whose photo was taken as she held a stolen phone. More>>

    Some Florida officials consider lightning-prediction systems after deaths Video included

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    A Tampa man is recovering after he was indirectly hit by lightning Thursday. And while six people have already been killed by lightning this year, some are trying to prevent the deaths. More>>

    Police: Elderly Fla. woman bites purse snatcher

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    Police in Cape Coral are searching for a purse snatcher who could be sporting a bite mark after she was bitten by her elderly victim.
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    VIDEO: Waterspout threatens boats Video included

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    An amazing and frightening video clip of a waterspout is going viral on social media. The video shows the water spout approaching land, sending boats in its path scurrying out of the way.
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    St. Pete mother of missing teen looks for answers 2 years later Video included

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    The mother of a missing teenager will be handing out flyers in South St. Petersburg this morning.  More>>

    Tampa officer fights back from war wounds Video included

    In 2007, Diane Lopes was just out of the police academy and had just been hired by the Tampa Police Department when she received another calling. In 2007, Diane Lopes was just out of the police academy and had just been hired by the Tampa Police Department when she received another calling.
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    In 2007, Diane Lopes was just out of the police academy and had just been hired by the Tampa Police Department when she received another calling.Lopes was called to duty in the Air Force Reserve and sent to Iraq." More>>

    Pope Francis to visit U.S. in 2015

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    Pope Francis will visit the United States next year, the Catholic News Service reported today.
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    VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course Video included

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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>>

    Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash Video included

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    French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algerie plane crashed with the loss of 116 people.  More>>

    Adoption special extended in Hernando shelter

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    Hernando County Animal Services center is extending its Adoption Special to include all the dogs, cats and kittens at the shelter, county officials said Friday. More>>

    Clearwater twins inspire national campaign for epilepsy awareness Video included

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    'Make A Stand Against Epilepsy' - that's the slogan of a nationwide awareness and fundraising effort that sparked because of Clearwater twins. More>>

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    • VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

      VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

      Friday, July 25 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:56:27 GMT
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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
      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
    • '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.
    • Photo of cat at gunpoint on Facebook sparks investigation

      Photo of cat at gunpoint on Facebook sparks investigation

      Friday, July 25 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:00:28 GMT
      Animal Control officers are investigating a post that sparked outrage on Facebook - it was a picture of a man holding a cat by its scruff and pointing a gun at it, NBC-2 reported.
      Animal Control officers are investigating a post that sparked outrage on Facebook - it was a picture of a man holding a cat by its scruff and pointing a gun at it, NBC-2 reported.
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    • Bombshell testimony in McTear trial

      Bombshell testimony in McTear trial

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:49:58 GMT
      More bombshell game-changers in Richard McTear trial Friday left some wondering - Is the baby’s mother trying to sabotage the case?
      More bombshell game-changers in Richard McTear trial Friday left some wondering - Is the baby’s mother trying to sabotage the case?
    • Manatee massage therapist to plea in groping incident

      Manatee massage therapist to plea in groping incident

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:35:49 GMT
      Kevin Holmes Kevin Holmes
      Kevin Holmes knew the nearly naked woman on his massage table last March was an off-duty detective.
      Kevin Holmes knew the nearly naked woman on his massage table last March was an off-duty detective.
    • Lt. Gov. says Scott has 'huge heart'

      Lt. Gov. says Scott has 'huge heart'

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:17:52 GMT
      Now campaigning to keep the job he started a little more than six months ago, Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera says he doesn’t feel pressure to deliver Florida's Hispanic vote in the upcoming election.
      Now campaigning to keep the job he started a little more than six months ago, Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera says he doesn’t feel pressure to deliver Florida's Hispanic vote in the upcoming election.
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    • Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

      Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:53:20 GMT
      A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.
      A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.
    • Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings

      Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:53:17 GMT
      Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Two...
      Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.
    • Prosecutors consider charges after burglar killed

      Prosecutors consider charges after burglar killed

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:46:04 GMT
      Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.
      Prosecutors deciding whether to charge a California man who says he fatally shot a violent burglar in the back in an alley as she fled his home face a difficult decision because the case falls in a gray area involving...
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    • Pancake printers at some Alaska Airlines lounges

      Pancake printers at some Alaska Airlines lounges

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:01:24 GMT
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      When you think of airport cuisine, you probably don't think of pancakes but Alaska Airlines is looking to change that with the introduction of pancake printers.
      When you think of airport cuisine, you probably don't think of pancakes but Alaska Airlines is looking to change that with the introduction of pancake printers.
    • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 14 -19

      Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 14 -19

      Friday, July 25 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:38:43 GMT
      Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 14 to 19, 2014.
      Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 14 to 19, 2014.
    • VIDEO: Waterspout threatens boats

      VIDEO: Waterspout threatens boats

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:38:15 GMT
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      An amazing and frightening video clip of a waterspout is going viral on social media. The video shows the water spout approaching land, sending boats in its path scurrying out of the way.
      An amazing and frightening video clip of a waterspout is going viral on social media. The video shows the water spout approaching land, sending boats in its path scurrying out of the way.
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