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    5-year-old Tampa golfer gives pro tips on national TV

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    A little lady from Tampa featured on The Steve Harvey Show is just 5 years old.  More>>

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    Panhandle hunter kills 550-pound gator

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    One Panhandle man has a new trophy - a 12-foot, 550-pound alligator. More>>

    Ray Rice plans to appeal suspension

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    Ray Rice who was released from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the NFL after a shocking video of him punching out his then-fiancee, plans to appeal his suspension Monday, according to NBC Sports. More>>

    Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

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    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. More>>

    Hillsborough deputies identify body found

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    When Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies told Rosario Reyes her husband was dead, her first thought was "How will I explain this to my youngest children?" More>>

    Just a few afternoon storms

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    Expect slightly above average temperatures this afternoon, but the rain chances are slightly below average.
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    President Obama travels to Tampa Tuesday

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    President Barack Obama will travel to Tampa this week for a two-day visit. He will arrive Tuesday on Air Force One and stay overnight to visit the U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base on Wednesday. President Obama will receive a briefing from his top commanders at CENTCOM. ... More>>

    Panthers DE Hardy inactive against Lions

    Carolina Panthers' defensive end Greg Hardy Carolina Panthers' defensive end Greg Hardy
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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera had a change of heart Sunday, benching defensive end Greg Hardy before the team's 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions.Rivera defended his late decision to make Hardy inactive by saying the "climate has changed" in the NFL and the team "has to get this right."Rivera said he wouldn't rule out Hardy playing this season but refused to put a timetable on that decision. ... More>>

    Police searching for missing Tarpon Springs woman

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    The Tarpon Springs Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for Ella Jones Cone. Cone, 82, was last seen Sunday morning driving a blue 2006 Saturn Ion with Florida tag number C025PZ She was seen in the area of Church on the Bayou, 409 Whitcomb Blvd., at about 10 a.m. when she dropped the registered owner, Kenneth Staack, off at church. ... More>>

    HCSO: Remains in Ruskin identified as Octavio Reyes

    The remains were discovered on Saturday afternoon near the Little Manatee River. The remains were discovered on Saturday afternoon near the Little Manatee River.
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    Crime scene technicians with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office were back in Ruskin Sunday to collect evidence where a body was located near the Little Manatee River.Saturday afternoon deputies discovered the remains of an unknown subject in a wooded area off US Highway 41. More>>

    Panthers' Hardy won't play Sunday against Detroit

    Hardy was convicted in July on one count of assaulting a female. Hardy was convicted in July on one count of assaulting a female.
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    Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is inactive for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.That news comes just two days after Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the Pro Bowler would play.Do you tweet? We do! Join us on http://8.wfla.com/1dsYrjSHardy was convicted July 15 of assault on a female and communicating threats. He is appealing the ruling. He was active against Tampa Bay in Week 1.Mario Addison is expected to star... More>>

    Bay area man killed in one-vehicle crash in Tampa

    The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.
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    A 34-year-old Bay area man died early Sunday from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 275 in Tampa.Kyle Gasperone was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital where he later died.Stay connected with the news of the day. More>>

    Gators survive 'Swamp' scare, beat UK, 36-30

    Matt Jones scored the game-winner in the third overtime period on Saturday night. Matt Jones scored the game-winner in the third overtime period on Saturday night.
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    Matt Jones plunged across the goal line, and before he could even get to his knees, was mobbed by teammates.Jones' 1-yard run in triple overtime gave Florida a 36-30 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night, extending the Gators' winning streak in the Southeastern Conference series to 28 games. More>>

    Over 70 firearms collected in Sarasota gun turn-in event

    Two SCSO deputies tag some of the weapons collected at Saturday's event. Two SCSO deputies tag some of the weapons collected at Saturday's event.
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    The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office collected more than 70 firearms Saturday during a community gun turn-in event, a component of the department's anti-violence initiative.Among the weapons several long rifles, a handful of small-caliber handguns, two black powder guns and a saw-offed shotgun. More>>

    Remains discovered near Little Manatee River

    A tip led Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies to a body near the Little Manatee River. A tip led Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies to a body near the Little Manatee River.
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    A body was discovered Saturday afternoon in a wooded area off  U.S. Hwy 41 S. in Southern Hillsborough County. The scene is located near the Little Manatee River Bridge just north of the Manatee County line, Hillsborough County sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon said. Hillsborough County sheriff's detectives, forensic crime scene technicians and personnel from the Hillsborough County Medical's Examiner's Office are on the scene... More>>

    Two men wounded in East Tampa shooting

    Tampa police investigate two men shot in the 8600 block of N. 39th St. in Tampa. Tampa police investigate two men shot in the 8600 block of N. 39th St. in Tampa.
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    Two men were shot during an altercation involved a third man in east Tampa Saturday night, Tampa police said. Three men were arguing in the 8600 block of N. 39th St. about 10 p.m.when two of them suffered gunshot wounds, Tampa police Lt. Ron McMullen said. The identity of the men were unavailable Saturday night.... More>>

    Video shows slaying of British aid worker

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    BEIRUT (AP) - Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."... More>>

    Alert Hillsborough County firefighter rescues Bradenton fire victims

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    A Hillsborough County firefighter on his way to work spotted a duplex fire early Saturday morning, Bradenton Fire Department officials said. Through quick action, he alerted the residents and helped to evacuate them from the building before the firefighting units arrived. Shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday, the Bradenton Fire Department received a call about a structure fire and responded to the 600 block of 21st Street W., a Bradenton Fire Department report said. Smoke and flames were showing. ... More>>

    Hit-and-run driver sought in crash that injured Holiday teen

    FHP investigators are working with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office on this case. FHP investigators are working with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office on this case.
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    Authorities in Pasco County are asking for the public's help in tracking down a hit-and-run driver that struck an 18-year-old teenager early Thursday morning.Michael Eberl suffered injuries to his head, face and left hand. More>>

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    • Sarasota man in critical condition following early morning assault

      Sarasota man in critical condition following early morning assault

      Monday, September 15 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:18:26 GMT
      Calvin Joseph White, 24, is being held without bond at the Sarasota County Jail. Calvin Joseph White, 24, is being held without bond at the Sarasota County Jail.
      A convicted felon is behind bars charged with attempted second-degree murder following an incident early Saturday morning in Sarasota.A 24-year-old man was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Joseph Viqueira suffered at least one stab wound to the chest.
      A convicted felon is behind bars charged with attempted second-degree murder following an incident early Saturday morning in Sarasota.A 24-year-old man was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Joseph Viqueira suffered at least one stab wound to the chest.
    • 5-year-old Tampa golfer gives pro tips on national TV

      5-year-old Tampa golfer gives pro tips on national TV

      Monday, September 15 2014 4:58 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:58:32 GMT
      A little lady from Tampa featured on The Steve Harvey Show is just 5 years old. 
      A little lady from Tampa featured on The Steve Harvey Show is just 5 years old. 
    • Hillsborough deputies identify body found

      Hillsborough deputies identify body found

      Monday, September 15 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:51:23 GMT
      Octavio Reyes' family membersOctavio Reyes' family members
      When Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies told Rosario Reyes her husband was dead, her first thought was "How will I explain this to my youngest children?"
      When Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies told Rosario Reyes her husband was dead, her first thought was "How will I explain this to my youngest children?"
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    • Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires

      Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires

      Monday, September 15 2014 4:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:20:32 GMT
      Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
      Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
    • Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

      Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

      Monday, September 15 2014 4:01 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:01:46 GMT
      After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack...
      After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants...
    • Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

      Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

      Monday, September 15 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:51:13 GMT
      An actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" was handcuffed by police responding to a report of indecent exposure.
      Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.
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    • Panthers' Hardy won't play Sunday against Detroit

      Panthers' Hardy won't play Sunday against Detroit

      Sunday, September 14 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:55:52 GMT
      Hardy was convicted in July on one count of assaulting a female. Hardy was convicted in July on one count of assaulting a female.
      Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is inactive for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.That news comes just two days after Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the Pro Bowler would play.Do you tweet? We do! Join us on http://8.wfla.com/1dsYrjSHardy was convicted July 15 of assault on a female and communicating threats. He is appealing the ruling. He was active against Tampa Bay in Week 1.Mario Addison is expected to star...
      Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is inactive for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.That news comes just two days after Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the Pro Bowler would play.Do you tweet? We do! Join us on http://8.wfla.com/1dsYrjSHardy was convicted July 15 of assault on a female and communicating threats. He is appealing the ruling. He was active against Tampa Bay in Week 1.Mario Addison is expected to star...
    • Gators survive 'Swamp' scare, beat UK, 36-30

      Gators survive 'Swamp' scare, beat UK, 36-30

      Sunday, September 14 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-09-14 15:14:06 GMT
      Matt Jones scored the game-winner in the third overtime period on Saturday night. Matt Jones scored the game-winner in the third overtime period on Saturday night.
      Matt Jones plunged across the goal line, and before he could even get to his knees, was mobbed by teammates.Jones' 1-yard run in triple overtime gave Florida a 36-30 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night, extending the Gators' winning streak in the Southeastern Conference series to 28 games.
      Matt Jones plunged across the goal line, and before he could even get to his knees, was mobbed by teammates.Jones' 1-yard run in triple overtime gave Florida a 36-30 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night, extending the Gators' winning streak in the Southeastern Conference series to 28 games.
    • Win ticket to Halloween Horror Nights 2014 - Universal Studios

      Win ticket to Halloween Horror Nights 2014 - Universal Studios

      Friday, September 12 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-09-13 01:20:02 GMT
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