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    Lane, 41, was hired by the Lakeland Police Dept. in October 1996. Lane, 41, was hired by the Lakeland Police Dept. in October 1996.

    Lakeland PD detective arrested on DUI charge

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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>>

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    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>>

    Sarasota teen shot to death by unknown assailant

    Deputies from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrived at the crime scene early Saturday morning. Deputies from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrived at the crime scene early Saturday morning.
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    Detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office are asking the for public’s help in identifying and locating a murder suspect.Justin Jervon Ates, 19, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest early Saturday morning. 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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    • VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

      VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

      Friday, July 25 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:56:27 GMT
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      An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone
      An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone
    • 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.
    • Tumors removed from sea turtle

      Tumors removed from sea turtle

      Friday, July 25 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:30:33 GMT
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      Five surgeries at the Turtle Hospital and a trip to the veterinary ophthalmologist in Miami to remove tumors from his cornea and Mack has a reason to smile.
      Five surgeries at the Turtle Hospital and a trip to the veterinary ophthalmologist in Miami to remove tumors from his cornea and Mack has a reason to smile.
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    • Lakeland PD detective arrested on DUI charge

      Lakeland PD detective arrested on DUI charge

      Saturday, July 26 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:52:02 GMT
      Lane, 41, was hired by the Lakeland Police Dept. in October 1996. Lane, 41, was hired by the Lakeland Police Dept. in October 1996.
      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.
      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.
    • New leader at Special Ops Command Center in Tampa

      New leader at Special Ops Command Center in Tampa

      Saturday, July 26 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:32:37 GMT
      Gen. Joseph Votel will assume command next month. Gen. Joseph Votel will assume command next month.
      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.
      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.
    • Sarasota teen shot to death by unknown assailant

      Sarasota teen shot to death by unknown assailant

      Saturday, July 26 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:42:16 GMT
      Deputies from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrived at the crime scene early Saturday morning. Deputies from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrived at the crime scene early Saturday morning.
      Detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office are asking the for public’s help in identifying and locating a murder suspect.Justin Jervon Ates, 19, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest early Saturday morning.
      Detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office are asking the for public’s help in identifying and locating a murder suspect.Justin Jervon Ates, 19, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest early Saturday morning.
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    • Arizona execution renews debate over methods

      Arizona execution renews debate over methods

      Saturday, July 26 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:55:16 GMT
      A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth...
      A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for...
    • Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids

      Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids

      Saturday, July 26 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:44:56 GMT
      Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.
      Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.
    • Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

      Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

      Saturday, July 26 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:25:55 GMT
      Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal...
      Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption...
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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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