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    Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice. Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice.

    One dead, one injured on beach after plane crash

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    An emergency landing by a small plane on Caspersen Beach in Venice claimed the life of a man walking with his young daughter Sunday, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said.About 2:45 pm, Venice Airport contacted the sheriff's office regarding a small plane in distress that was unable to make it back to the airport, Sarasota County sheriff's spokeswoman Wendy Rose said in a news release. Instead the pilot was going to try to land on the beach.The 1972 Piper Cherokee airplane hit the man and... More>>

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    ATVs, trailer missing from Winter Haven home

    An ATV missing from a Winter Haven home. An ATV missing from a Winter Haven home.
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    About 9 a.m. Sunday, a Winter Haven man discovered his 2006 12-foot black "Emerson" style trailer missing his yard on Roselawn St. SW. The trailer, decked out with 5 1/4 inch floor boards, had been taken overnight, the Winter Haven Police Department said. Two ATVs were on the trailer, the police department report said. One of the he ATVs was described as green/black 2005 Polaris MV7 with custom tracks in place of the tires. The second one is a tan/black 2002 Honda TRX250 2X4 with 25 inch... More>>

    Automated car tests close Selmon Expressway elevated lanes

    The gray Audi is the self-driving vehicle. The gray Audi is the self-driving vehicle.
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    BMW touts itself as the ultimate driving machine. Audi may want to start a campaign touting its cars as the ultimate machine you don't have to drive, until you hit 40-miles an hour. The company is testing automated or piloted driving tests in Tampa on Sunday and Monday. On Monday, to facilitate those tests, the Selmon Crosstown elevated lanes will be closed from 10 am till about 3:30 or 4pm. Sue Charzan with the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority says rush hour traffic should not be aff... More>>

    Pet lovers answer call to save animals

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    Area pet lovers have given 91 dogs, cats and kittens housed at the Hernando County Animal Services center new homes. And not a moment too soon. The latest adoptions occurred over a three day period, which ended Saturday, according to the county animal services' website. Last week, the call went out to the community to help save the animals from possibly being euthanized. At the time, Hernando County Animal Services officials said the shelter had exceeded its capacity, so all the animals need... More>>

    Some showers developing inland

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    Rain will be very isolated Saturday evening, with the majority of the Tampa Bay area remaining dry. Overnight a few clouds stick around with temps remaining near 80 degrees.Sunday drier air in the upper levels of the atmosphere moves in and that will keep rain chances lower. There is only a 20% chance of storms.“Storms will be possible near the coast Sunday morning and then more inland by Sunday afternoon,” said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips. “The high will be near 91 degrees.”On ... More>>

    Armed man robs Treasure Island Walgreens location

    Police say the armed man entered the store just before 5 am Sunday. Police say the armed man entered the store just before 5 am Sunday.
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    Detectives with the Treasure Island Police Department are on the lookout for an armed robbery suspect who struck early Sunday morning at the Walgreens location on Gulf Blvd.The crime occurred just before 5 am. More>>

    Pregnant Inverness woman injured in shooting dies

    Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the home in Brooksville just before 7 pm Saturday. Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the home in Brooksville just before 7 pm Saturday.
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    A 25-year-old pregnant Inverness woman injured in an accidental shooting on Saturday has died.Katherine Lynn Hoover passed away just after 3 am Sunday morning at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson. More>>

    Riverview resident displaced by early morning fire

    Crews responded to the scene in Riverview just before 2 am Sunday. Crews responded to the scene in Riverview just before 2 am Sunday.
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    Two pole barns, a shed, a boat and a fifth-wheel trailer were completely destroyed by fire early Sunday morning in Riverview.The blaze broke out just before 2 am in the 13000 block of Lincoln Rd. More>>

    FHP seeks hit-and-run driver that injured Holiday family

    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 young couple was pushing their 4-month-old son in a stroller along Chatlin Rd. in Holiday Saturday afternoon when the unthinkable happened. A Carolina-blue Crown Victoria veered off the roadway and struck 17-year-old Dakota Harwood.

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    Rays continue to roll with 3-0 victory over Boston

    Hellickson, in just his second start of the year, pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings for Tampa Bay. Hellickson, in just his second start of the year, pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings for Tampa Bay.
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    When the Boston Red Sox had chances to challenge several early calls, manager John Farrell kept quiet. So did the bats in his lineup. More>>

    Search is on for Sarasota home invasion suspects

    Deputies with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office are looking for three suspectss. Deputies with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office are looking for three suspectss.
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    Authorities in Sarasota are asking for the public’s help in locating a trio of home invasion suspects.The crime occurred late Saturday night at a residence in the 2400 block of Booker Ave. More>>

    Pregnant woman injured in accidental shooting

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    Hernando County sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting of a five-month pregnant woman late Saturday.About 6:45 p.m. Saturday, theHernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center received a call about a shooting at20079 Suncrest Drive in Brooksville.Sheriff's deputies and Hernando County Fire Rescue emergency units responded to thescene, where they found Kathleen Hoover with a head injury, a ... More>>

    Garage sale vs. donations

    Garage sale vs. donations Garage sale vs. donations
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    As you clean out your attic and closets, you might find yourself neck-deep in bell-bottom jeans, polyester leisure suits, dusty garden gnomes and heaps of old toys – not to mention that collection of velvet dolphin paintings you inherited from your grandmother. More>>

    7 simple steps to banish stress from your life forever

    7 simple steps to banish stress from your life forever 7 simple steps to banish stress from your life forever
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    We all face stress, and it's what we do when we're stressed that defines the outcome. While some let themselves get overwhelmed and shut down, others use stress to motivate and push them to greater heights. More>>

    Bradenton man facing murder charge in shooting death

    Davis, 20, was booked into the Manatee County Jail late Saturday. Davis, 20, was booked into the Manatee County Jail late Saturday.
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    Detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest in the shooting death of a Sarasota man. Darian K. Davis, 20, of Bradenton has been charged with first degree murder in connection with death of Justin Jervon Ates, 19, of Sarasota. Ates suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest early Saturday morning. More>>

    Sun finally shines at Bucs training camp

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    It was a lightning free day on day two of Bucs' training camp. The fans took home a few autographs, and the players got afull practice.Loyal fans are hoping with coach Lovie Smith bringing back the old Tampa Two defense, maybe this year's Bucs' teamwilllook more like the 2002 SuperBowl team.AHall of Famerfrom the Bucs' Super Bowl Championship team attended practice Saturday. Warren Sapp picked a good day to come out to Bucs training camp. There was plenty on sunshine and impressive catches and. More>>

    Making lemonade to help cure epilepsy

    Lemonade for Livy participants in front of the Gold & Diamond Source in Clearwater Lemonade for Livy participants in front of the Gold & Diamond Source in Clearwater
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    It seems more special when children help other children. Such is the case with a set of Clearwater twins, who have been instrumental in drawing nationwide awareness to help find a cure for epilsepy.They inspired the slogan "Make A Stand Against Epilepsy" because of their efforts to raise money for another child called Livy.The officials 2014 "Lemonade for Livy" fundraising campaign, which launched Friday, continued today.Three Pinellas County businesses and five homeowners are hosting lemon... More>>

    4-year old attacked by pit bulls laid to rest

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    It's something a parent should never have to do; bury a son or daughter. But that's what Michael Sheppard and Stephanie Groulx did today, with dozens of family members and friends at their side. Their 4-year old son, Logan, was attacked and killed by his uncle's two pit bulls a week ago today in Riverview. "It was very emotional. You know, it was a very, very sad funeral. The boy was loved. He definitely was loved." Said Dustin Hall, a family friend who attended the service. "I have a little... More>>

    TPD: Vehicle in fatal crash on cemetery grounds was stolen

    Tampa Police investigators say the driver of the stolen Honda Civic lost control of the vehicle. Tampa Police investigators say the driver of the stolen Honda Civic lost control of the vehicle.
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    A vehicle involved in a fatal crash on the grounds of the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Tampa was stolen.The two occupants of the black Honda Civic may have been involved in a shooting approximately 20 minutes before they died. More>>

    Lakeland PD detective arrested on DUI charge

    Lane, 41, was hired by the Lakeland Police Dept. in October 1996. Lane, 41, was hired by the Lakeland Police Dept. in October 1996.
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    A detective with the Lakeland Police Department has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest Friday night on a driving under the influence charge.Billy Lane, 41, was hired by LPD in October 1996. More>>

    New leader at Special Ops Command Center in Tampa

    Gen. Joseph Votel will assume command next month. Gen. Joseph Votel will assume command next month.
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    Army Gen. Joseph Votel will assume leadership of the U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, replacing the man widely credited with planning the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.Votel will assume leadership of Special Operations Command from Navy Adm. William McRaven. More>>

    Two dead following crash on grounds of Tampa cemetery

    Crime scene technicians gather evidence at the scene of a fatal crash in Tampa. Crime scene technicians gather evidence at the scene of a fatal crash in Tampa.
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    Two people were killed early Saturday in a single-vehicle crash in the 4200 block of Lake Ave. in Tampa.The incident occurred just before 5 a.m. on the grounds of the Garden of Memories Cemetery. More>>

    Thrill To Grill Recipe: Buffalo hot & blue burger

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    Buffalo hot blue burger recipe from Diane Hamric Total Time: 35-40 minutes1 lb. Ground Chicken1/4 cup Crumbled Blue Cheese1/2 cup Bread Crumbs1 Egg1/4 cup Chicken Wing Sauce1/2 tsp. Salt1/2 tsp.
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    Lakeland man spray-paints garage door with message for thief Video included

    Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door. Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.
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    A Lakeland man, grieving his wife’s passing, has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos. More>>

    Argument turns deadly; Clearwater man arrested on murder charge

    Largo Police were dispatched to the scene just after 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Largo Police were dispatched to the scene just after 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
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    A 24-year-old Clearwater man is facing murder charges after an argument turned deadly Friday afternoon at the Royal Pine condominium complex in Largo.Charles Michael Yantis was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held without bond. More>>

    St. Pete man arrested on sex crime charges

    Kent, 67, was arrested on Friday by deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Kent, 67, was arrested on Friday by deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
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    A 67-year-old St. Petersburg man is behind bars facing a variety of charges stemming from his involvement with three juveniles.Roger Lyle Kent is being held without bond at the Pinellas County Jail. He is charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation; two counts of showing obscene material to minors and one count of committed a prohibited act in the presence of minors. More>>

    Spotty showers possible for Tampa Bay

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    For the rest of your Saturday morning, you can expect a few isolated coastal showers. Between 11am and 1pm, the spotty showers will start to move inland around I -75. More>>

    12 Things to do with your old shoes

    12 Things to do with your old shores 12 Things to do with your old shores
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    Outgrown or out of style, old shoes are a fact of life. And unlike easily recycled or repurposed items such as secondhand clothing or empty plastic bottles, no-longer-new footgear poses a dilemma. More>>

    Largo police say fight led to death Video included

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    Largo Police are investigating a death after being called to the scene of a fight at the Royal Pine Condominiums at 4500 East Bay Drive at 5:38 p.m. More>>

    Manatee massage therapist rejects plea in groping case 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>>

    Quick fix for Middleton's deadly dilemma

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    A quick fix has been named for what's become a deadly daunting dilemma for Middleton High School students in Hillsborough County.

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    Bombshell testimony in McTear trial Video included

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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>>

    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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    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>>

    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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    • Lakeland man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

      Lakeland man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

      Saturday, July 26 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:53:51 GMT
      Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.
      A Lakeland man, grieving his wife’s passing, has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.
      A Lakeland man, grieving his wife’s passing, has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.
    • Pregnant woman injured in accidental shooting

      Pregnant woman injured in accidental shooting

      Sunday, July 27 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:15:28 GMT
      Hernando County sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting of a five-month pregnant woman late Saturday.About 6:45 p.m. Saturday, theHernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center received a call about a shooting at20079 Suncrest Drive in Brooksville.Sheriff's deputies and Hernando County Fire Rescue emergency units responded to thescene, where they found Kathleen Hoover with a head injury, a ...
      Hernando County sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting of a five-month pregnant woman late Saturday.About 6:45 p.m. Saturday, theHernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center received a call about a shooting at20079 Suncrest Drive in Brooksville.Sheriff's deputies and Hernando County Fire Rescue emergency units responded to thescene, where they found Kathleen Hoover with a head injury, a ...
    • 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.
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    • One dead, one injured on beach after plane crash

      One dead, one injured on beach after plane crash

      Sunday, July 27 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:57:43 GMT
      Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice.Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice.
      An emergency landing by a small plane on Caspersen Beach in Venice claimed the life of a man walking with his young daughter Sunday, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said.About 2:45 pm, Venice Airport contacted the sheriff's office regarding a small plane in distress that was unable to make it back to the airport, Sarasota County sheriff's spokeswoman Wendy Rose said in a news release. Instead the pilot was going to try to land on the beach.The 1972 Piper Cherokee airplane hit the man and...
      An emergency landing by a small plane on Caspersen Beach in Venice claimed the life of a man walking with his young daughter Sunday, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said.About 2:45 pm, Venice Airport contacted the sheriff's office regarding a small plane in distress that was unable to make it back to the airport, Sarasota County sheriff's spokeswoman Wendy Rose said in a news release. Instead the pilot was going to try to land on the beach.The 1972 Piper Cherokee airplane hit the man and...
    • ATVs, trailer missing from Winter Haven home

      ATVs, trailer missing from Winter Haven home

      Sunday, July 27 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:13:05 GMT
      An ATV missing from a Winter Haven home.An ATV missing from a Winter Haven home.
      About 9 a.m. Sunday, a Winter Haven man discovered his 2006 12-foot black "Emerson" style trailer missing his yard on Roselawn St. SW. The trailer, decked out with 5 1/4 inch floor boards, had been taken overnight, the Winter Haven Police Department said. Two ATVs were on the trailer, the police department report said. One of the he ATVs was described as green/black 2005 Polaris MV7 with custom tracks in place of the tires. The second one is a tan/black 2002 Honda TRX250 2X4 with 25 inch...
      About 9 a.m. Sunday, a Winter Haven man discovered his 2006 12-foot black "Emerson" style trailer missing his yard on Roselawn St. SW. The trailer, decked out with 5 1/4 inch floor boards, had been taken overnight, the Winter Haven Police Department said. Two ATVs were on the trailer, the police department report said. One of the he ATVs was described as green/black 2005 Polaris MV7 with custom tracks in place of the tires. The second one is a tan/black 2002 Honda TRX250 2X4 with 25 inch...
    • Automated car tests close Selmon Expressway elevated lanes

      Automated car tests close Selmon Expressway elevated lanes

      Sunday, July 27 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:54:58 GMT
      The gray Audi is the self-driving vehicle.The gray Audi is the self-driving vehicle.
      BMW touts itself as the ultimate driving machine. Audi may want to start a campaign touting its cars as the ultimate machine you don't have to drive, until you hit 40-miles an hour. The company is testing automated or piloted driving tests in Tampa on Sunday and Monday. On Monday, to facilitate those tests, the Selmon Crosstown elevated lanes will be closed from 10 am till about 3:30 or 4pm. Sue Charzan with the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority says rush hour traffic should not be aff...
      BMW touts itself as the ultimate driving machine. Audi may want to start a campaign touting its cars as the ultimate machine you don't have to drive, until you hit 40-miles an hour. The company is testing automated or piloted driving tests in Tampa on Sunday and Monday. On Monday, to facilitate those tests, the Selmon Crosstown elevated lanes will be closed from 10 am till about 3:30 or 4pm. Sue Charzan with the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority says rush hour traffic should not be aff...
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    • Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

      Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

      Sunday, July 27 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:54:36 GMT
      Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.
      A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.
    • Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn homes, no deaths

      Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn homes, no deaths

      Sunday, July 27 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:44:21 GMT
      Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.
      Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.
    • 3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers

      3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers

      Sunday, July 27 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:19:11 GMT
      The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed their stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, has entered its third day, with investigators saying they're hopeful the suspects will soon be caught.
      The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, entered its third day Sunday as officials offered a $110,000 reward for information leading to their capture.
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    • Lakeland man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

      Lakeland man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

      Saturday, July 26 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:53:51 GMT
      Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.
      A Lakeland man, grieving his wife’s passing, has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.
      A Lakeland man, grieving his wife’s passing, has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.
    • 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.
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