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    TRACKING TROPICS: A disturbance in the Atlantic

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    RIGHT NOW:According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Hurricane canter website, an area of the low pressure is located about 1300 miles east of the southern Windward Islands.  More>>

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    Back to School: Special shoe store for little girls

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    Colete Glover-Hannah has turned her living room into a mini shoe store. More>>

    AM Headlines: Less humid; Tegu trapping mission; Closing arguments in baby death case

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    AM Headlines: Less humid; Tegu trapping mission; Closing arguments in baby death case More>>

    Closing arguments to begin in McTear trial

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    Closing arguments begin Wednesday morning in Richard McTear's murder trial. 

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    Less humid air arrives to Tampa Bay

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    Less humid air is spreading south through the Tampa Bay area today. With more sunshine, it will be hotter than average this afternoon. More>>

    Tegu trapping mission in Tampa Bay

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    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are going on a Tegu trapping excursion Wednesday morning.  More>>

    Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

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    The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests. More>>

    Body of young stowaway found in US cargo plane

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    The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo plane that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa. More>>

    An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it.

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    Now, there's an app that claims to keep mosquitoes away. You can download the anti-mosquito sonic repeller on your smart phone.

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    Parents of Sarasota teen hit by stray bullet want others held accountable

    17-year-old Teria'le was killed by a stray bullet Monday morning in Bradenton. 17-year-old Teria'le was killed by a stray bullet Monday morning in Bradenton.
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    The parents of a 17 -year-old girl who was hit and killed by a bullet not meant for her are looking for justice. Teria’le Rawls was killed Monday morning when she was hit by a bullet while at a party in the Royal Palm Movie Theater parking lot in Bradenton. More>>

    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>>

    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

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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>>

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    • Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

      Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:59 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:59:53 GMT
      The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.
      The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.
    • 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.
    • Lawsuit: Failed Circumcision Never Happened

      Lawsuit: Failed Circumcision Never Happened

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:33:55 GMT
      Doctors accused of amputating a man’s penis during a circumcision asking for dismissal
      Doctors accused of amputating a man’s penis during a circumcision asking for dismissal
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    • Closing arguments to begin in McTear trial

      Closing arguments to begin in McTear trial

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:09:53 GMT

      Closing arguments begin Wednesday morning in Richard McTear's murder trial. 

      Closing arguments begin Wednesday morning in Richard McTear's murder trial. 

    • An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it.

      An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it.

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:58:27 GMT
      Now, there's an app that claims to keep mosquitoes away. You can download the anti-mosquito sonic repeller on your smart phone.
      Now, there's an app that claims to keep mosquitoes away. You can download the anti-mosquito sonic repeller on your smart phone.

    • Parents of Sarasota teen hit by stray bullet want others held accountable

      Parents of Sarasota teen hit by stray bullet want others held accountable

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:33:00 GMT
      17-year-old Teria'le was killed by a stray bullet Monday morning in Bradenton.17-year-old Teria'le was killed by a stray bullet Monday morning in Bradenton.
      The parents of a 17 -year-old girl who was hit and killed by a bullet not meant for her are looking for justice. Teria’le Rawls was killed Monday morning when she was hit by a bullet while at a party in the Royal Palm Movie Theater parking lot in Bradenton.
      The parents of a 17 -year-old girl who was hit and killed by a bullet not meant for her are looking for justice. Teria’le Rawls was killed Monday morning when she was hit by a bullet while at a party in the Royal Palm Movie Theater parking lot in Bradenton.
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    • As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

      As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:27:14 GMT
      The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:
      The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:
    • Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

      Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:07:12 GMT
      When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.
      When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.
    • US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

      US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:36 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:36:50 GMT
      Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.
      Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.
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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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