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    Bond set at $500K for man who shot at Tampa toddler

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    The man accused of shooting and injuring a 4-year-old boy in Tampa had his bond set at half a million dollars Wednesday morning. More>>

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    Sheriff: Race horse stolen from Odessa stable

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    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating the alleged theft of a race horse from a rented stable in Odessa. More>>

    Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

    A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian insurgents Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern... More>>

    Man exposes himself at Palmetto school bus stop

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    The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report about a man who exposed himself at a school bus stop in Palmetto on Wednesday morning.
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    Gun range approved for Tarpon Springs

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    The Tarpon Springs City Council has approved a massive new gun range. More>>

    283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster Video included

    A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long... More>>

    Sternberg calls Tampa 'very, very attractive'

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    Six years after saying they wanted to explore alternative sites to downtown St. Petersburg for a new ballpark, the Tampa Bay Rays still are in search of a location. More>>

    Customer tackles robber at Sarasota CVS store

    A customer at a Sarasota CVS store risked his life to tackle a man who was trying to rob the pharmacy. Surveillance photo A customer at a Sarasota CVS store risked his life to tackle a man who was trying to rob the pharmacy. Surveillance photo
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    A customer at a Sarasota CVS store risked his life to tackle a man who was trying to rob the pharmacy. A surveillance camera recorded the dramatic takedown.

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    Pistorius trial: Defense tries to build case

    Oscar Pistorius' lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned the credentials and findings of a forensic expert for the defense. More>>

    Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

    The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history. More>>

    Mortgage nightmare for Plant City couple

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    Karl and Vicktoria Hanson thought their foreclosure nightmare was long over. It may be just beginning. More>>

    AM Headlines: Chilly morning; Bolts playoff series Game 1; SKorean ferry disaster

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    AM Headlines: Chilly morning; Bolts playoff series Game 1; SKorean ferry disaster
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    Hillsborough Ave. getting new traffic signal, crosswalk Video included

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    The Florida Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it will install a traffic signal and another crosswalk on Hillsborough Avenue.
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    Lightning's Lindback to start Game 1 vs. Canadiens

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    Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper grudgingly gave up the news.Injured goaltender Ben Bishop will not play in Game 1 of the team's Eastern Conference playoff series against Montreal.
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    Cool and breezy today

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    Cooler than average temperatures today with just a 10% chance of a stray shower.
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    Man charged with leaving hoax device at Boston Marathon finish line Video included

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    Two unattended bags found at the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday have been detonated by Boston police's bomb squad. One suspect has been taken into custody. More>>

    USF team reveals facial composite from Dozier site Video included

    USF researchers released the first facial composite of a set of remains excavated at Dozier. USF researchers released the first facial composite of a set of remains excavated at Dozier.
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    A USF research team and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives briefed Sen. Bill Nelson today on the results of grave excavations at the former Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. More>>

    Hundreds rescued after ferry sinks off South Korea

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    Dozens of rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to save more than 470 people caught on a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast. More>>

    Lakeland teacher accused of sex with student facing charges in 2 counties Video included

    Jennifer Christine Fichter, 29. Jail booking photo Jennifer Christine Fichter, 29. Jail booking photo
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    Sex with a student and no regrets. That’s the story of a 29-year-old high school teacher who is spending Tuesday night behind bars. More>>

    Lions & leopards get their Easter baskets at Tampa's Big Cat Rescue

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    Lions and leopards enjoyed some Easter treats at Big Cat Rescue Tuesday. More>>

    Burned dog's owner released from DeSoto jail on bond

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    An Arcadia man accused in a disturbing crime against a dog has been released on bond. More>>

    Race for Governor: Crist leads Scott in WFLA-TV poll Video included

    Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist
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    Democrat Charlie Crist leads Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida’s gubernatorial race, according to a new poll conducted for WFLA-TV. The leading news station will be tracking the governor's race throughout the election. More>>

    Manatee High School quarterback arrested

    Josh Meyer (Manatee HS Football website) Josh Meyer (Manatee HS Football website)
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    The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says the starting quarterback for the Manatee High Hurricanes was arrested for lewd and lascivious battery. More>>

    No sign of missing pilot in Hernando

    Theodore Weiss, 74, of Zephyrhills stands in front of his plane. (Photo courtesy Hernando County Sheriff's Office Facebook) Theodore Weiss, 74, of Zephyrhills stands in front of his plane. (Photo courtesy Hernando County Sheriff's Office Facebook)
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    The search for a missing pilot ended early Tuesday because of bad weather in Hernando County. More>>

    Pasco mom headed to prison after texting sexually explicit photos to teen Video included

    Deputies arrested Alexis Colson on January 29, 2013. Jail booking photo Deputies arrested Alexis Colson on January 29, 2013. Jail booking photo
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    A Pasco County mother of three who is accused of sending sexually explicit photos of herself to a 16-year-old boy made a deal with prosecutors Tuesday afternoon. More>>

    Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. More>>

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    • Mortgage nightmare for Plant City couple

      Mortgage nightmare for Plant City couple

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:57:42 GMT
      Karl and Vicktoria Hanson thought their foreclosure nightmare was long over. It may be just beginning.
      Karl and Vicktoria Hanson thought their foreclosure nightmare was long over. It may be just beginning.
    • Bradenton massage therapist banned from contact with women by state

      Bradenton massage therapist banned from contact with women by state

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:03:21 GMT
      The Florida Department of Health says it served licensed massage therapist Kevin Joseph Holmes, 60, with an emergency order Tuesday morning that bans him from working with female clients.The Florida Department of Health says it served licensed massage therapist Kevin Joseph Holmes, 60, with an emergency order Tuesday morning that bans him from working with female clients.
      The Florida Department of Health says it served licensed massage therapist Kevin Joseph Holmes, 60, with an emergency order Tuesday morning that bans him from working with female clients.The order says Holmes "unrestricted practice as a massage therapist with female clients constitutes an immediate serious danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the public
      The Florida Department of Health says it served licensed massage therapist Kevin Joseph Holmes, 60, with an emergency order Tuesday morning that bans him from working with female clients.The order says Holmes "unrestricted practice as a massage therapist with female clients constitutes an immediate serious danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the public
    • State takes emergency action against Bradenton massage therapist after 8 On Your Side investigation

      State takes emergency action against Bradenton massage therapist after 8 On Your Side investigation

      Monday, April 14 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:09:06 GMT
      Kevin Holmes, massage therapistKevin Holmes, massage therapist
      According topolice records Kevin Holmes, age 60, toldinvestigators the client he gave a therapeutic massage to last month"was an attractive girl, plain and simple."It turns out she was also an off-duty detective, and Holmes said what he did to her was "absolutely inapproriate."
      According topolice records Kevin Holmes, age 60, toldinvestigators the client he gave a therapeutic massage to last month"was an attractive girl, plain and simple."It turns out she was also an off-duty detective, and Holmes said what he did to her was "absolutely inapproriate."
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