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    Florida Hospital North Pinellas: Not responsible for 96-year-old patient's missing dentures

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    Ella Mae Hess, age 96, wasn't thinking about her dentures when an ambulance rushedher to Florida Hospital North Pinellas last April after she took a bad fall at the Coral Oaks senior living facility in Palm Harbor. More>>

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    Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard

    Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home. Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home.
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    A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
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    Cell phone app takes selfie of Lakeland woman with stolen phone

    Cell phone app takes selfie of woman who allegedly stole phone. Cell phone app takes selfie of woman who allegedly stole phone.
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    A Lakeland woman is trying to find her stolen phone and has a very strong lead, thanks to an app a friend recently downloaded for her.Cathy Carter was in the doctor's office July 17th and went back to her car to find her phone, a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit, missing. More>>

    Storm slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    (AP Photo/Eastern Shore News, Jay Diem). A tractor trailer truck lies on its side in the median of U.S. (AP Photo/Eastern Shore News, Jay Diem). A tractor trailer truck lies on its side in the median of U.S.
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    The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a fierce storm tore through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs. Two people were killed and more than two dozen were hurt. More>>

    Sheriff: Missing Plant City teen may be headed to GA

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    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 13-year-old girl who may be heading to Georgia.
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    One struck by lightning in Clearwater

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    One person has been struck by lightning at Sand Key Park in Clearwater. More>>

    Kid banned from doughnut shop because of question Video included

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    A young boy in Monroe, Connecticut was banned from his favorite doughnut shop because of a question he asked. More>>

    Isolated storms Thursday evening

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    Isolated storms will be mainly east of I-75 Thursday evening, although a few more showers may move onshore from the Gulf. Overnight expect some lingering clouds and temps staying warm near 80 degrees. More>>

    Alligator found wandering on Wisconsin road

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    Here in Florida it's not unusual for an alligator to be discovered in a yard or a swimming pool or even wandering on the road. But, that's not the case in places like Wisconsin, which is why an alligator walking on the road turned out to be a huge shock for a man driving to get a cappuccino last Sunday morning More>>

    St. Pete police release wrong ID arrested in drug bust

    Photos of those arrested during drug investigation in St. Petersburg, including the mistaken ID. Photos of those arrested during drug investigation in St. Petersburg, including the mistaken ID.
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    At a press conference on Wednesday, St. Petersburg Police released the picture of a man they said was arrested during a drug investigation. But, they got it wrong. More>>

    VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

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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 More>>

    Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

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    The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. More>>

    Scott to announce 250 new jobs in Clearwater

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    Gov. Rick Scott is expected to take part in an event marking the expansion at GE Energy Management in Clearwater.The expansion will create about 250 jobs, according to a news release from the governor's office.Gov. Scott often attends events connected to job creation, an issue he has made central to his administration and his re-election campaign. More>>

    Air Algerie flight AH5017 crashed in Mali, airport official says

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    An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed." More>>

    Gator bites man's hand near Miami golf course

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    A man diving for golf balls at a country club near Miami got bitten by an alligator, NBC Miami reported. More>>

    Road rage karma: Florida man run over by own truck

     Caption: Joseph Carl, 48. Alachua Co. Jail booking photo Caption: Joseph Carl, 48. Alachua Co. Jail booking photo
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    A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window. More>>

    Prosecutors to lay out timeline at Tampa dead baby trial Video included

    The boy's mother Jasmine Bedwell The boy's mother Jasmine Bedwell
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    Prosecutors will continue laying out a timeline Thursday of the day three-month-old Emmanuel Murray was murdered. The defense will continue to try to discredit it during cross examination.  More>>

    AM Headlines: More humid; 'Game Changer' testimony; Ghost emails; Plane disappears

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    AM Headlines: More humid; 'Game Changer' testimony; Ghost emails More>>

    Apple users get strange emails with old dates Video included

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    If you got an email dated in the 60s, you would probably assume it's a scam. More>>

    Bradenton Police found missing 82-year-old man

    Missing man, 82-year-old Bonner Welch of Bradenton Missing man, 82-year-old Bonner Welch of Bradenton
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    Bradenton Police officers located an 82-year-old man who went missing on Wednesday night. More>>

    Manatee calf rescued, adopted at SeaWorld Orlando Video included

    The calf weighs about 48 pounds The calf weighs about 48 pounds
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    SeaWorld Orlando experts will now be taking care of a small orphanated baby manatee that was rescued near the Indian River in Port St. John by the FPL plant, NBC-2 in Orlando reported. More>>

    Stunning twist in Tampa baby throwing trial Video included

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    Jasmine Bedwell, the woman who caused a mistrial in the Richard McTear case last year, testifies Wednesday. More>>

    Lakeland residents not happy with answers about coyotes Video included

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    About 75 people gathered at Lakeland City Hall Wednesday night and many of them weren’t happy with what they heard about coyotes that have been mutilating and killing cats in Lakeland’s Lake Hollingsworth neighborhood. More>>

    Car loses control injuring 3 at Dunedin shopping center Video included

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    An out of control car injured three people at a Dunedin shopping center on Wednesday afternoon. The shopping center is located at the intersection of Curlew Road and Bayshore Boulevard. More>>

    Tampa teen beaten by Israelis speaks out Video included

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    Tariq Abukhdeir was at the center of an international firestorm after Israeli security forces were captured on video beating the 15-year-old.

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    20 people, 2 businesses busted for spice in St. Pete

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    Twenty people were arrested, and two local shops fined, after the St. Petersburg Police Department conducted an undercover round-up of spice buyers and sellers. More>>

    Bay area man afraid to drive recalled car, can't get loaner Video included

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    Millions of Americans have cars that have been recalled. Christopher Soto is afraid to drive his GM car, but cannot get a loaner vehicle so he can go to work.   More>>

    Tune in! See 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer exclusively on TODAY Thursday Video included

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    Are you a “Fifty Shades of Grey” fan? Then you’ve got to tune in to TODAY on Thursday. More>>

    Tampa WWII veteran receives medal in hospice care Video included

    William Cobbs is a World War II veteran who received recognition today while in hospice care. William Cobbs is a World War II veteran who received recognition today while in hospice care.
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    William Cobbs is a World War II veteran. He served as a medic at a hospital treating the wounded during the “D” day invasion.Later he served as a guard for General Dwight Eisenhower.Cobbs is in the final chapter of his life, with a diagnosis of cancer. More>>

    Walmart to hire 95 for new Sarasota store

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    Walmart is planning on hiring up to 95 people to work at a new Walmart Neighborhood Market scheduled to open this fall in Sarasota. More>>

    Thieves in undies steal cookout fixins from restaurant

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    Police in Southwest Florida are looking for three men who were only wearing underwear, when they broke on their into a restaurant and stole fixins for an early morning cookout. Surveillance cameras recorded images of the men, one of whom was clad in tightie whities. More>>

    State Attorney reviewing disturbing tortoise torture case

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    The State Attorney's office is reviewing a disturbing abuse case involving two Orange Park teens accused of setting a rare gopher tortoise on fire and then stomping it to death. A graphic video of the abuse was circulated on social media. More>>

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    • Florida Hospital North Pinellas: Not responsible for 96-year-old patient's missing dentures

      Florida Hospital North Pinellas: Not responsible for 96-year-old patient's missing dentures

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:56:22 GMT
      Ella Mae Hess, age 96, wasn't thinking about her dentures when an ambulance rushedher to Florida Hospital North Pinellas last April after she took a bad fall at the Coral Oaks senior living facility in Palm Harbor.
      Ella Mae Hess, age 96, wasn't thinking about her dentures when an ambulance rushedher to Florida Hospital North Pinellas last April after she took a bad fall at the Coral Oaks senior living facility in Palm Harbor.
    • Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

      Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

      Thursday, July 24 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:34:46 GMT
      The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
      The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
    • Apple users get strange emails with old dates

      Apple users get strange emails with old dates

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:53:01 GMT
      If you got an email dated in the 60s, you would probably assume it's a scam.
      If you got an email dated in the 60s, you would probably assume it's a scam.
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    • Prosecutor: Doctor fired back at hospital gunman

      Prosecutor: Doctor fired back at hospital gunman

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:34:22 GMT
      Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.
      Authorities say a doctor wounded by a patient in a deadly shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital campus appears to have been the person who returned fire and wounded the patient.
    • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

      Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:32:50 GMT
      The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other...
      The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents...
    • Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

      Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:15:46 GMT
      A divided federal appeals court has thrown out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war.
      A divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims potentially worth billions of dollars against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of...
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    • VIRAL: Silly kitten attacks statue

      VIRAL: Silly kitten attacks statue

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:55:04 GMT
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      If you've ever had a kitten, you know how silly they can be when it comes to playtime. A video of a super silly kitten has gone viral on social media with more than 330,000 shares on Facebook 
      If you've ever had a kitten, you know how silly they can be when it comes to playtime. A video of a super silly kitten has gone viral on social media with more than 330,000 shares on Facebook 
    • Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard

      Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:44:09 GMT
      Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home.Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home.
      A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
      A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
    • Huge swarm of bugs appears on weather radar

      Huge swarm of bugs appears on weather radar

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:43:28 GMT
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      Here in the Tampa Bay area we deal with the hassles of love bugs every Spring.But that's nothing compared to La Crosse, Wisconsin, where a swarm of bugs was so large it appeared on the National Weather Service's radar images.It's mating season for mayflies.
      Here in the Tampa Bay area we deal with the hassles of love bugs every Spring.But that's nothing compared to La Crosse, Wisconsin, where a swarm of bugs was so large it appeared on the National Weather Service's radar images.It's mating season for mayflies.
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