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    Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard

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    A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
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    VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

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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>>

    Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

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    The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. More>>

    Scott to announce 250 new jobs in Clearwater

    File Photo: Gov. Rick Scott File Photo: Gov. Rick Scott
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    Gov. Rick Scott is expected to take part in an event marking the expansion at GE Energy Management in Clearwater.The expansion will create about 250 jobs, according to a news release from the governor's office.Gov. Scott often attends events connected to job creation, an issue he has made central to his administration and his re-election campaign. More>>

    Cell phone app takes selfie of Lakeland woman with stolen phone

    Cell phone app takes selfie of woman who allegedly stole phone. Cell phone app takes selfie of woman who allegedly stole phone.
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    A Lakeland woman is trying to find her stolen phone and has a very strong lead, thanks to an app a friend recently downloaded for her.Cathy Carter was in the doctor's office July 17th and went back to her car to find her phone, a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit, missing. More>>

    Gator bites man's hand near Miami golf course

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    A man diving for golf balls at a country club near Miami got bitten by an alligator, NBC Miami reported. More>>

    Road rage karma: Florida man run over by own truck

     Caption: Joseph Carl, 48. Alachua Co. Jail booking photo Caption: Joseph Carl, 48. Alachua Co. Jail booking photo
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    A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window. More>>

    Prosecutors to lay out timeline at Tampa dead baby trial Video included

    The boy's mother Jasmine Bedwell The boy's mother Jasmine Bedwell
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    Prosecutors will continue laying out a timeline Thursday of the day three-month-old Emmanuel Murray was murdered. The defense will continue to try to discredit it during cross examination.  More>>

    AM Headlines: More humid; 'Game Changer' testimony; Ghost emails; Plane disappears

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    AM Headlines: More humid; 'Game Changer' testimony; Ghost emails More>>

    Apple users get strange emails with old dates Video included

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    If you got an email dated in the 60s, you would probably assume it's a scam. More>>

    Bradenton Police found 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 located an 82-year-old man who went missing on Wednesday night. More>>

    Manatee calf rescued, adopted at SeaWorld Orlando Video included

    The calf weighs about 48 pounds The calf weighs about 48 pounds
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    SeaWorld Orlando experts will now be taking care of a small orphanated baby manatee that was rescued near the Indian River in Port St. John by the FPL plant, NBC-2 in Orlando reported. 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>>

    Lakeland residents not happy with answers about coyotes Video included

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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>>

    Extra humid this morning

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    Wind from the Gulf of Mexico is bringing higher humidity. A few coastal showers are possible this morning.
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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>>

    Tampa teen beaten by Israelis speaks out Video included

    Pictures of Tariq Abukhdeir Pictures of Tariq Abukhdeir
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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>>

    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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    • VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

      VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

      Thursday, July 24 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:50:38 GMT
      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
    • One struck by lightning in Clearwater

      One struck by lightning in Clearwater

      Thursday, July 24 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:15:08 GMT
      One person has been struck by lightning at Sand Key Park in Clearwater.
      One person has been struck by lightning at Sand Key Park in Clearwater.
    • Scott to announce 250 new jobs in Clearwater

      Scott to announce 250 new jobs in Clearwater

      Thursday, July 24 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:56:21 GMT
      File Photo: Gov. Rick ScottFile Photo: Gov. Rick Scott
      Gov. Rick Scott is expected to take part in an event marking the expansion at GE Energy Management in Clearwater.The expansion will create about 250 jobs, according to a news release from the governor's office.Gov. Scott often attends events connected to job creation, an issue he has made central to his administration and his re-election campaign.
      Gov. Rick Scott is expected to take part in an event marking the expansion at GE Energy Management in Clearwater.The expansion will create about 250 jobs, according to a news release from the governor's office.Gov. Scott often attends events connected to job creation, an issue he has made central to his administration and his re-election campaign.
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    • Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

      Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

      Thursday, July 24 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:34:46 GMT
      The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
      The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
    • Apple users get strange emails with old dates

      Apple users get strange emails with old dates

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:53:01 GMT
      If you got an email dated in the 60s, you would probably assume it's a scam.
      If you got an email dated in the 60s, you would probably assume it's a scam.
    • 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.
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    • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

      Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:34:53 GMT
      Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov...
      Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account...
    • 2 dead, dozens hurt after storm at Va. campground

      2 dead, dozens hurt after storm at Va. campground

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:29:38 GMT
      Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
      A fierce storm packing powerful winds, softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at a campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than two dozen, officials said.
    • Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect

      Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:28:09 GMT
      Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...
      Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday he had no knowledge that Democratic Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized his master's thesis when he appointed the former lieutenant governor to the Senate in February.
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    • VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

      VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

      Thursday, July 24 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:50:38 GMT
      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
    • Road rage karma: Florida man run over by own truck

      Road rage karma: Florida man run over by own truck

      Thursday, July 24 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:50:09 GMT
       Caption: Joseph Carl, 48. Alachua Co. Jail booking photo Caption: Joseph Carl, 48. Alachua Co. Jail booking photo
      A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.
      A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.
    • Watch the full "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer: What we couldn’t show on TV

      Watch the full "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer: What we couldn’t show on TV

      Thursday, July 24 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:43:17 GMT
      "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans, you've come to the right place. You saw part of the exclusive too-hot-for-morning-TV trailer on TODAY, but here's the full trailer for you to watch now.
      "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans, you've come to the right place. You saw part of the exclusive too-hot-for-morning-TV trailer on TODAY, but here's the full trailer for you to watch now.
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