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    Clearwater crossing guard hit by vehicle

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:55:50 GMT
    A Clearwater crossing guard was hit by a vehicle at Betty Lane and Sunset Point Road on Tuesday afternoon.A Clearwater crossing guard was hit by a vehicle at Betty Lane and Sunset Point Road on Tuesday afternoon.
    A Clearwater crossing guard has been hit by a vehicle at Betty Lane and Sunset Point Road.
    A Clearwater crossing guard has been hit by a vehicle at Betty Lane and Sunset Point Road.
    Detectives say Octavio Reyes was robbed and then buried alive. Family photo Detectives say Octavio Reyes was robbed and then buried alive. Family photo

    Gibsonton father of 6 buried alive: 2nd suspect arrested

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    A second person was charged Tuesday in connection with the murder of Octavio Reyes, a Gibsonton father of 6 who was buried alive. More>>

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    New information released in Hudson homicides Video included

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    Adam Matos has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and her parents in Hudson. More>>

    Lakeland teacher accused of sexual battery against student, 14

    Michael Emmanuel Taveras. Polk Co Jail booking photo Michael Emmanuel Taveras. Polk Co Jail booking photo
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    Lakeland Police say a middle school teacher gave alcohol and other gifts to a 14-year-old student he is accused of having sex with. More>>

    FDLE opens investigation into Spring Hill sinkhole home Video included

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    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has opened an investigation into whether a Spring Hill home seller committed fraud by lying about a sinkhole under the home. This follows an 8 On Your Side investigation that showed that Glenn Jasen, the former homeowner, cashed a check from Citizens Property Insurance for $153,745 in January 2009. But he didn't use the money to fix the sinkhole. Instead, Jasen sold the home to Kelly Magbee's family in March. The Magbees moved in with their five ch... More>>

    Pasco Sheriff: Deputies visited victim before 4 slain

    Accused murderer Adam Matos made his first appearance on murder charges in a Pasco court on Tuesday. Accused murderer Adam Matos made his first appearance on murder charges in a Pasco court on Tuesday.
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    Authorities in Florida say the victim of a quadruple slaying was given information on a domestic violence shelter before her ex-boyfriend killed her, her parents and another man.
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    Florida Missing Child Alert: 15-year-old girl

    Lindsey Turner (left) could be with Hailey Vallier (right). Lindsey Turner (left) could be with Hailey Vallier (right).
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    A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for Lindsey Turner, a white female, 15 years old, 5 feet 02 inches tall, 140 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, a smiley face scar on inner right wrist, last seen in the 1900 block of W 60th Street in Hialeah. More>>

    Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo offering $10 deal for Florida residents

    Florida panther "Lucy May" at Lowry Park Zoo Florida panther "Lucy May" at Lowry Park Zoo
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    For 10 days - from September 17-26 - Florida residents are invited to discover a day of fun and adventure at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo for just $10 per person.
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    No swim advisory lifted at North Lido Beach

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    A "no swim" advisory that has been in place at North Lido Beach since Thursday, Sept. 11 was lifted Tuesday, September 16.
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    Clearwater Whole Foods Market opens Sept. 24 with giveaways

    The new Whole Foods Market is located at the Westfield Countryside Mall next to Sears. Whole Foods photo The new Whole Foods Market is located at the Westfield Countryside Mall next to Sears. Whole Foods photo
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    Pinellas County's first Whole Foods Market grocery store is scheduled to open September 24 with a big grand opening celebration More>>

    40+ companies at Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair

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    If you're looking for a job or considering a new career, you might want to check out the Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair on Monday, September 22. More>>

    Female wounded warriors attend Bradenton retreat

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    Fifteen female wounded warriors were gathering together for comradery and counseling during a retreat in Bradenton Tuesday.It's called ‘A Season of Change- You Can!' and it's organized by the Sarasota County Veterans Commission (SCVC) and Professional Assisting Military Families and Friends (PAMFF More>>

    Hillsborough commission may get tough with chronic code violators

    Brenda Owings is the owner of the Berkford Avenue property in Citrus Park. Brenda Owings is the owner of the Berkford Avenue property in Citrus Park.
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    There's a change in the wind and it's all due to an 8 On Your Side investigation.Hillsborough County will decide tomorrow whether to get tough with chronic code enforcement violators.The case that broughtto lightcode enforcement's inability to take action sits on Berkford Avenue in the Citrus Park area in Hillsborough County. More>>

    The 10 cities with America’s worst drivers

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    Driving in cities on the East Coast doesn't sound too appealing, based on the latest edition of the Allstate America's Best Drivers Report. Of the 200 most populated cities in the country, 9 of the 10 places where it's least safe to drive are located in eastern states. More>>

    UPS won't pay for Tampa veteran's damaged computer Video included

    The damaged computer The damaged computer
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    Vincent Farina had a plan when he left the Marines to pursue his degree in game design. More>>

    Riverview High student injured after car crash

    Image courtesy Twitter/Christopher Scipio @Christopurrrrr Image courtesy Twitter/Christopher Scipio @Christopurrrrr
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    A Riverview High School student was hit by a vehicle as she crossed the road on her bicycle early Tuesday morning. More>>

    Scott widens lead in gov's race in latest exclusive WFLA TV poll

    From left to right, Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott. From left to right, Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott.
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    Gov. Rick Scott widened his lead in the gubernatorial race, taking a 5-point lead over Charlie Crist, according to the latest News Channel 8 poll.
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    Sales Tax Holiday for appliances this weekend

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    You can buy appliances tax free this weekend Sept. 19-21 but they have to be energy and water efficient, Florida Department of Revenue announced this week. More>>

    2 in hospital after argument, stabbing in Clearwater

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    A man and a woman are both at a hospital early Tuesday morning after an argument they had at the Regal Hotel in Clearwater, according to Clearwater Police. More>>

    AM Headlines: Slow front brings rain; Expert advice on bullying; Obama to visit Tampa

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    AM Headlines: Slow front brings rain; Bullying expert's advice; Obama to visit Tampa More>>

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge Video included

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    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five. More>>

    BULLYING - Tampa doctor's advice to parents Video included

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    She couldn't hide her heartbreak. Her grief was palpable. Shaniqua Hawkins will never be the same. More>>

    Front brings higher rain chance today

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    More clouds and rain around as a slow-moving front arrives in the Tampa Bay area.
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    Former Marine's computer damaged during trip to Tampa Video included

    Farina's computer arrived in this damaged package from UPS. Farina's computer arrived in this damaged package from UPS.
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    Vincent Farina had a plan when he left the Marines to pursue his degree in game design.But that plan was stalled when his computer was damage while shipped from Camp Pendleton, California to Tampa. More>>

    Four survive St. Petersburg plane crash Video included

    Crews removed the wreckage from Vinoy Park on Monday night. Crews removed the wreckage from Vinoy Park on Monday night.
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    With rescue crews on their way, Kerry Moser grabbed his cell and captured images just minutes after a plane went down Monday morning at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. On the video you can hear a bystander talking to the pilot – “We're right here. I'm trying to help you. I don't want you to. . . Buddy. We got help on the way.”

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    Sarasota health aide charged with stealing from elderly client

    Investigators say Horton, 42, took advantage of an elderly Venice woman. Investigators say Horton, 42, took advantage of an elderly Venice woman.
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    A 42-year-old North Port home health in is behind bars for bilking an elderly client out of approximately $5,000.Michelle Horton, an employee of Almost Family Inc., was booked into the Sarasota County Jail where she is being held on a bond of $20,000. More>>

    Winter Haven Police officers escape injury while pursuing violent suspect

    Officer Justin Wickings was not injured during Sunday's incident. Officer Justin Wickings was not injured during Sunday's incident.
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    A pair of Winter Haven Police officers escaped injury Sunday afternoon while trying to apprehend a violent suspect who dragged them 50 feet with his vehicle as he attempted to flee.Kelly Bernard Washington IV is facing a variety of charges including two counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, drug possession and carjacking. More>>

    Discipline gone too far? Tampa Bay professionals weigh in Video included

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    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was re-instated by the team on Monday, despite charges of child abuse. More>>

    St. Pete and FAA must improve safety at Albert Whitted Video included

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    Around 7,000 planes took off from or came in low over St. Petersburg last year to land at city-owned and operated Albert Whitted airport.

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    NFL controversy brings spotlight to domestic violence issues Video included

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    Ten years after the horrific December day, Patricia Parra Perez says she misses her son and daughter every day. “I was basically left with 12 years of children's memories,” she said. “And I realized that like many victims out there, I made a mistake of raising my children in a domestic violence lifestyle.” More>>

    President Obama travels to Tampa Tuesday, traffic advisory issued Video included

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    President Barack Obama will travel to Tampa this week for a two-day visit. More>>

    Central Florida woman contracts West Nile virus

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    Health officials are urging people in Volusia County to take extra precautions after a 34-year-old woman contracted the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.
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    Gibsonton father of 6 buried alive, says report Video included

    An arrest affidavit says that  Octavio Reyes, 36, was buried alive. Family photo An arrest affidavit says that Octavio Reyes, 36, was buried alive. Family photo
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    An arrest affidavit reveals disturbing new details about the murder of a Gibsonton father of six. It says that Octavio Reyes, 36, was buried alive. More>>

    Mom says bullying led to son's suicide at Seminole Co. school Video included

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    The mother of a 14-year-old Seminole County boy believes he took his life because of the tormenting he endured by bullies. More>>

    Miami QB Olsen faces DUI, license charges Video included

    Kevin Olsen (South Miami PD) Kevin Olsen (South Miami PD)
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    University of Miami backup quarterback Kevin Olsen has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence and possession of a fake or stolen driver's license. More>>

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

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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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    • The 10 cities with America’s worst drivers

      The 10 cities with America’s worst drivers

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:25:20 GMT
      Driving in cities on the East Coast doesn't sound too appealing, based on the latest edition of the Allstate America's Best Drivers Report. Of the 200 most populated cities in the country, 9 of the 10 places where it's least safe to drive are located in eastern states.
      Driving in cities on the East Coast doesn't sound too appealing, based on the latest edition of the Allstate America's Best Drivers Report. Of the 200 most populated cities in the country, 9 of the 10 places where it's least safe to drive are located in eastern states.
    • Florida Missing Child Alert: 15-year-old girl

      Florida Missing Child Alert: 15-year-old girl

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:23:50 GMT
      Lindsey Turner (left) could be with Hailey Vallier (right).Lindsey Turner (left) could be with Hailey Vallier (right).
      A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for Lindsey Turner, a white female, 15 years old, 5 feet 02 inches tall, 140 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, a smiley face scar on inner right wrist, last seen in the 1900 block of W 60th Street in Hialeah.
      A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for Lindsey Turner, a white female, 15 years old, 5 feet 02 inches tall, 140 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, a smiley face scar on inner right wrist, last seen in the 1900 block of W 60th Street in Hialeah.
    • 'Real Housewife' Teresa Giudice selling New Jersey home before sentencing

      'Real Housewife' Teresa Giudice selling New Jersey home before sentencing

      Monday, September 15 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:54:06 GMT
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      After pleading guilty to a money fraud scheme, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Joe and Teresa Giudice have put their ornate suburban mansion on the market for $3.999 million.
      After pleading guilty to a money fraud scheme, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Joe and Teresa Giudice have put their ornate suburban mansion on the market for $3.999 million.
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    • FDLE opens investigation into Spring Hill sinkhole home

      FDLE opens investigation into Spring Hill sinkhole home

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:52:00 GMT
      The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has opened an investigation into whether a Spring Hill home seller committed fraud by lying about a sinkhole under the home. This follows an 8 On Your Side investigation that showed that Glenn Jasen, the former homeowner, cashed a check from Citizens Property Insurance for $153,745 in January 2009. But he didn't use the money to fix the sinkhole. Instead, Jasen sold the home to Kelly Magbee's family in March. The Magbees moved in with their five ch...
      The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has opened an investigation into whether a Spring Hill home seller committed fraud by lying about a sinkhole under the home. This follows an 8 On Your Side investigation that showed that Glenn Jasen, the former homeowner, cashed a check from Citizens Property Insurance for $153,745 in January 2009. But he didn't use the money to fix the sinkhole. Instead, Jasen sold the home to Kelly Magbee's family in March. The Magbees moved in with their five ch...
    • UPS won't pay for Tampa veteran's damaged computer

      UPS won't pay for Tampa veteran's damaged computer

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:31:49 GMT
      The damaged computerThe damaged computer
      Vincent Farina had a plan when he left the Marines to pursue his degree in game design.
      Vincent Farina had a plan when he left the Marines to pursue his degree in game design.
    • Sales Tax Holiday for appliances this weekend

      Sales Tax Holiday for appliances this weekend

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:49:17 GMT
      You can buy appliances tax free this weekend Sept. 19-21 but they have to be energy and water efficient, Florida Department of Revenue announced this week.
      You can buy appliances tax free this weekend Sept. 19-21 but they have to be energy and water efficient, Florida Department of Revenue announced this week.
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