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    Debate over debates in FL gubernatorial race Video included

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    Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are both proposing general election debates in the gubernatorial race this fall. Scott’s campaign on Tuesday said the governor would participate in three. Crist countered, saying he wanted more debates and proposing a slate of seven More>>

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    Venice pilot issues apology, explanation on deadly beach crash Video included

    A statement from Karl Kokomoor is read by the pastor as his wife (far left) listens. A statement from Karl Kokomoor is read by the pastor as his wife (far left) listens.
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    The pilot of the plane that crashed on Caspersen beach on July 27th killing a father and his 9 yr old daughter released a statement through the pastor of his church late Tuesday. As the pastor read the statementfrom Karl Kokomoor, the pilot's wife listened as details of what happened during thedeadly plane crash were revealed in a press conference at the church. More>>

    Polk school uniforms pricey for some public school parents Video included

    Dundee Ridge Middle School and Dundee Elementary School are converting to magnet programs in the fall, and the switch means a parent-teacher committee selected uniforms the students have to wear. Dundee Ridge Middle School and Dundee Elementary School are converting to magnet programs in the fall, and the switch means a parent-teacher committee selected uniforms the students have to wear.
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    Some Polk County parents are baffled at the price-tags on mandatory uniforms for their children’s school. Dundee Ridge Middle School and Dundee Elementary School are converting to magnet programs in the fall, and the switch means a parent-teacher committee selected uniforms the students have to wear. More>>

    Date of this year's Knight Parade is no sweetheart deal for some Ybor business owners Video included

    Facebook Photo: Knights of St. Yago Knight Parade Facebook Photo: Knights of St. Yago Knight Parade
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    It's a scheduling issue for some, a relationship problem for others and a lost revenue opportunity for business owners.This year the Knights of Sant'yago Knight Parade will be held on February 14-th.Several restaurant owners in Ybor are not happy with the date.
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    Defense: No evidence McTear killed baby Video included

    Richard McTear in court Tuesday (pool photo) Richard McTear in court Tuesday (pool photo)
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    After the state rested its case in the Richard McTear murder trial Monday, the defense began presenting its case. More>>

    Million dollar bond for suspects charged in death of Sarasota teen Video included

    Frank Brice (left) and Jasper Dudley (right) Frank Brice (left) and Jasper Dudley (right)
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    Two teenagers have been arrested in the shooting death of 17-year-old Teria’le Rawls.19-year-old Frank Brice and 19-year-old Jasper Dudley have both been charged with principal to 2nd degree murder. More>>

    Tons of rotting rice near the Port of Tampa angers residents, business owners Video included

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    There's a stench in the air near the Port of Tampa, and business owners and residents say it is so bad they want to stay inside. 8 On Your Side discovered a shipment of 1,000 tons of bad rice, rotting under tarps on property owned by Tampa Marine Terminals. More>>

    Pasco deputies say rugs were a front for drugs

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    Pasco Sheriff's Deputies say for years, 55-year old Mark Eisenberg dealt more than rugs out of his carpet outlet store in Zephyrhills. They say he was a major drug dealer and trafficker in the county. "This is Mark Eisenberg." Said Sheriff Chris Nocco, holding Eisenberg's mug shot. z"This is not the kind of person we want in our community. More>>

    7 venomous snakes removed from Sarasota man's home

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    Seven venomous reptiles are now in a safe facility after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission removed them from a man unlicensed to have them last week. More>>

    Girl, 9, hit by plane on Venice beach dies from injuries Video included

    Ommy Irizarry with daughter Oceana - Courtesy Instagram Ommy Irizarry with daughter Oceana - Courtesy Instagram
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    9-year-old Oceana Irizzary, who was critically injured in the plane crash off Caspersen Beach in Venice on Sunday afternoon, has died. More>>

    More showers as front nears

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    Grab the umbrella before stepping out the door. An approaching front brings us a higher rain chance today.
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    • Venice pilot issues apology, explanation on deadly beach crash

      Venice pilot issues apology, explanation on deadly beach crash

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:24:51 GMT
      A statement from Karl Kokomoor is read by the pastor as his wife (far left) listens.A statement from Karl Kokomoor is read by the pastor as his wife (far left) listens.
      The pilot of the plane that crashed on Caspersen beach on July 27th killing a father and his 9 yr old daughter released a statement through the pastor of his church late Tuesday. As the pastor read the statementfrom Karl Kokomoor, the pilot's wife listened as details of what happened during thedeadly plane crash were revealed in a press conference at the church.
      The pilot of the plane that crashed on Caspersen beach on July 27th killing a father and his 9 yr old daughter released a statement through the pastor of his church late Tuesday. As the pastor read the statementfrom Karl Kokomoor, the pilot's wife listened as details of what happened during thedeadly plane crash were revealed in a press conference at the church.
    • Polk school uniforms pricey for some public school parents

      Polk school uniforms pricey for some public school parents

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:20:02 GMT
      Dundee Ridge Middle School and Dundee Elementary School are converting to magnet programs in the fall, and the switch means a parent-teacher committee selected uniforms the students have to wear.Dundee Ridge Middle School and Dundee Elementary School are converting to magnet programs in the fall, and the switch means a parent-teacher committee selected uniforms the students have to wear.
      Some Polk County parents are baffled at the price-tags on mandatory uniforms for their children’s school. Dundee Ridge Middle School and Dundee Elementary School are converting to magnet programs in the fall, and the switch means a parent-teacher committee selected uniforms the students have to wear.
      Some Polk County parents are baffled at the price-tags on mandatory uniforms for their children’s school. Dundee Ridge Middle School and Dundee Elementary School are converting to magnet programs in the fall, and the switch means a parent-teacher committee selected uniforms the students have to wear.
    • Date of this year's Knight Parade is no sweetheart deal for some Ybor business owners

      Date of this year's Knight Parade is no sweetheart deal for some Ybor business owners

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:52:21 GMT
      Facebook Photo: Knights of St. Yago Knight ParadeFacebook Photo: Knights of St. Yago Knight Parade
      It's a scheduling issue for some, a relationship problem for others and a lost revenue opportunity for business owners.This year the Knights of Sant'yago Knight Parade will be held on February 14-th.Several restaurant owners in Ybor are not happy with the date.
      It's a scheduling issue for some, a relationship problem for others and a lost revenue opportunity for business owners.This year the Knights of Sant'yago Knight Parade will be held on February 14-th.Several restaurant owners in Ybor are not happy with the date.
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    • 4 charged with murder in death of USC student

      4 charged with murder in death of USC student

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:42:16 GMT
      Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a...
      Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study...
    • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:40:24 GMT
      The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
      The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...
    • Motion filed to dismiss Ala. penis amputation suit

      Motion filed to dismiss Ala. penis amputation suit

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:26:42 GMT
      An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.
      An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.
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    • Dramatic doggie makeovers put new face to pet adoption

      Dramatic doggie makeovers put new face to pet adoption

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:14:31 GMT
      What a difference a bath can make! Millions of shelter dogs across the United States just need a little bit of grooming and TLC in order to shine, as evidenced by these photos.
      What a difference a bath can make! Millions of shelter dogs across the United States just need a little bit of grooming and TLC in order to shine, as evidenced by these photos.
    • Koala survives 54-mile ride clinging to car's grill

      Koala survives 54-mile ride clinging to car's grill

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:59:42 GMT
      Timberwolf clung to a car for 54 miles. Australia Zoo Facebook photoTimberwolf clung to a car for 54 miles. Australia Zoo Facebook photo
      An adorable little koala survived an amazing high-speed ride by clinging to a car for 54 miles on an Australia highway. The koala suffered a torn nail during the ordeal.
      An adorable little koala survived an amazing high-speed ride by clinging to a car for 54 miles on an Australia highway. The koala suffered a torn nail during the ordeal.
    • FWC: Lionfish need to be removed from Florida waters

      FWC: Lionfish need to be removed from Florida waters

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:48:07 GMT
      Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is changing management rules of invasive lionfish to remove them from state waters. Lionfish was introduced to state waters in the 1980s, and since then, populations have boomed in recent years, negatively impacting native wildlife and habitat, the FWC says.
      Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is changing management rules of invasive lionfish to remove them from state waters. Lionfish was introduced to state waters in the 1980s, and since then, populations have boomed in recent years, negatively impacting native wildlife and habitat, the FWC says.
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