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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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    SWAT team invades wrong house, Sarasota woman files lawsuit

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    In July 2013, Louise Goldsberry was washing dishes in her Sarasota apartment when she saw a camouflaged man with a large weapon outside her window. More>>

    Pinellas Health Dept. warns of parasitic disease

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    The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is asking for the public's help to prevent the spread of Cryptosporidiosis, a disease that spreads easily in households, child-care settings and through swimming in contaminated water.
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    Man dies after diving for lobsters off S Florida

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    Authorities say a man has died after diving for lobsters in the waters off South Florida. More>>

    Passenger dies on US Airways flight to Phoenix

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    Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency. More>>

    FWC Sets Traps for Tegus in Hillsborough County

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

    Florida's CFO: Insurance customers entitled to refunds

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    Consumers who bought insurance plans but could not use them in the early days of the Affordable Care Act rollout should be able to get a refund, Florida’s chief financial officer told News Channel 8. Some customers who signed up for plans and paid premiums didn’t initially receive ID cards or numbers from insurance company Florida Blue in early 2014. More>>

    Fla. baby survives after being left in hot minivan

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    A 2-month old baby is recovering after being left for about an hour inside a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office in Florida. More>>

    An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it. Video included

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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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    Son of American Ebola patient says mom is 'fighting through it,' dad remains healthy Video included

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    The son of a North Carolina missionary who is fighting the Ebola virus in Liberia during the worst outbreak in history said she continues to improve in her battle against the deadly disease. More>>

    Officials: pipe repairs could take several days Video included

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    Los Angeles officials say it could take several days to repair a nearly century-old water pipe that burst from under Sunset Boulevard, spewing some 8 million gallons and inundating UCLA campus. 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>>

    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>>

    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>>

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    • 8 ways to save on groceries without coupons

      8 ways to save on groceries without coupons

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:07:49 GMT
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      ShopSmart magazine sent undercover shoppers through grocery store aisles and discovered plenty of ways to lower your grocery bill.
      ShopSmart magazine sent undercover shoppers through grocery store aisles and discovered plenty of ways to lower your grocery bill.
    • 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.
    • Couple's selfie photobombed by lightning bolt

      Couple's selfie photobombed by lightning bolt

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:56:28 GMT
      A couple vacationing in Mexico was almost hit by lightning, a few sources including Washington Post reported Tuesday.
      A couple vacationing in Mexico was almost hit by lightning, a few sources including Washington Post reported Tuesday.
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    • SWAT team invades wrong house, Sarasota woman files lawsuit

      SWAT team invades wrong house, Sarasota woman files lawsuit

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:23:35 GMT
      Louise Goldsberry shows where she spotted the swat team before they entered her home Louise Goldsberry shows where she spotted the swat team before they entered her home
      In July 2013, Louise Goldsberry was washing dishes in her Sarasota apartment when she saw a camouflaged man with a large weapon outside her window.
      In July 2013, Louise Goldsberry was washing dishes in her Sarasota apartment when she saw a camouflaged man with a large weapon outside her window.
    • Pinellas Health Dept. warns of parasitic disease

      Pinellas Health Dept. warns of parasitic disease

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:12:18 GMT
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      The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is asking for the public's help to prevent the spread of Cryptosporidiosis, a disease that spreads easily in households, child-care settings and through swimming in contaminated water.
      The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is asking for the public's help to prevent the spread of Cryptosporidiosis, a disease that spreads easily in households, child-care settings and through swimming in contaminated water.
    • An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it.

      An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it.

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:53:07 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.

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    • Vacations, trips detailed at ex-governor's trial

      Vacations, trips detailed at ex-governor's trial

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:09:14 GMT
      The assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has testified about arranging trips for the former first family.
      The former first family of Virginia flew on a chief executive's private jet, vacationed at his lake house and received other perks, such as passes to a Ritz Carlton beach club, the businessman's assistant said...
    • 6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

      6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:07:11 GMT
      Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, robbing them of large sums of cash and drugs for years, federal authorities charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday.
      Six Philadelphia police officers will be jailed until at least Monday amid charges they robbed drug dealers of large sums of money and drugs.
    • Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

      Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:57:51 GMT
      An 8-year-old boy has died after a bullet fired from outside went through a home's wall and hit the child in bed early Wednesday, Detroit police said.
      Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close.
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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
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      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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