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    Authorities: Prostitute gave exec fatal heroin hit

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    A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left a Google executive dying on his yacht after shooting him up with a deadly hit of heroin. More>>

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    Sarasota PD warns of red light camera ticket scam

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    Officers with the Sarasota Police Department are warning drivers about a red light camera citation scam. More>>

    Honda recalls more vehicles for faulty airbags

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    Honda is recalling up to 1 million more vehicles, while Subaru has become the eighth automaker affected by faulty Takata airbags.
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    AM Headlines: Wet afternoon; Water pipe burst; Texas shooting

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    AM Headlines: Wet afternoon; Water pipe burst; Texas shooting More>>

    Skimming suspect caught on camera at Tampa ATM

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    Three Bay area Suntrust banks have been hit by a skimmer who is ripping customers off. More>>

    Child rapist, killer set to be executed in Fla.

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    A man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed Thursday with the victim's grandmother watching from the witness chamber on behalf of the child and her deceased mother. More>>

    Suspect at large after Tampa shooting

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    A Tampa man was shot in the chest following a fight over money. More>>

    4 children among 6 killed in Houston-area shooting Video included

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    A father who authorities say went on a shooting rampage at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children and two adults and wounding his 15-year-old daughter critically, has surrendered after a standoff and is in custody, police said. More>>

    Water pipe break closes Tampa street

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    Tampa Police are detouring traffic around a water pipe break early Thursday morning.
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    Storms develop in the afternoon, mainly inland

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    Most of the rain today will develop away from the coast later this afternoon.
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    Winter Haven homeowners angry over wetlands violations

    Residents expressed concerns at a homowners association meeting over wetlands violations Residents expressed concerns at a homowners association meeting over wetlands violations
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    Accusations flew at an Island Lakes Homeowners Association meeting in Polk County Wednesday night. Some of the homeowners in the Winter Haven subdivision declare their builder, Adams Homes, fooled them into thinking it was okay to mow-down the wetland in their backyards. More>>

    Man killed in watercraft accident off Lido Beach

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    A 25-year-old man was killed Wednesday in a collision between two personal watercrafts according to The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.FWC spokesperson Baryl Martin says Zachary Collins was riding a rented watercraft off the Lido Beach Resort when he collided with another watercraft driven by 25-year-old Keaton Fowler.Martin reports that Collins was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he later died.Fowler ... More>>

    Shock Jock Trial - Take Two

    Shock Jock Trial - Take Two Video included

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    It was one of the most talked-about, drama-filled, controversial trials in Tampa Bay history. Two popular radio talk-show hosts squared off in court in a defamation lawsuit in January 2013. No one could turn away from the court proceedings each day.
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    Israeli officer suspended in beating of Tampa teen Video included

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    An Israeli police officer accused of beating Tampa native, Tariq Abukhdeir, 15, has been suspended for 15 days.The officer also faces an investigation that can result in criminal charges according to representatives from CAIR, the Council of American-Islamic Relations. More>>

    Detectives: Hernando pair smoked pot, broke into school, stole Fruit Loops Video included

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    Two Hernando County men are in a heap of trouble with the law after detectives say they smoked pot and broke into a Spring Hill school. They then got an apparent case of the munchies and stole Fruit Loops cereal. More>>

    Worker rescued from 20-ft. hole in St. Pete Video included

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    A 57-year-old construction worker from Kloot Construction is at Bayfront Medical Center with multiple fractures and head injures after falling into a 20-25 foot hole in St. Petersburg. More>>

    Haines City Police searching for 2 missing teens

    Keyannie Pineiro and Caleb Berry are shown in this photo released by Haines City Police. Keyannie Pineiro and Caleb Berry are shown in this photo released by Haines City Police.
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    The Haines City Police Department is asking for help finding two missing runaways.
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    Tampa Bay fugitive in wrong way crash profiled on national TV

    Chris Ponce, fugitive wanted in connection with a DUI wrong way crash that killed William Angel. Chris Ponce, fugitive wanted in connection with a DUI wrong way crash that killed William Angel.
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    A Bay Area man is hoping for justice in the death of his son. William Angel, was killed by a wrong way driver on Interstate 275 on July 19,2012. Hillsborough County Deputies arrested Christopher Ponce at the scene and charged him with driving under the influence. More>>

    Woman's body found under parked St. Pete car, run over night before

    Henrietta Regina Dickson was found dead under a car. Hillsborough Co. Jail booking photo from prior arrest Henrietta Regina Dickson was found dead under a car. Hillsborough Co. Jail booking photo from prior arrest
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    St. Petersburg Police made a disturbing discovery underneath a car on Wednesday, the lifeless body of a woman who was accidentally run over the night before.
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    Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

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    Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports. More>>

    No trial date set in Curtis Reeves case Video included

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    The judge in the Curtis Reeves second degree murder case had hoped to set a trial date at a hearing today. That didn't happen.
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    Sheriff: Drunk woman rode stolen horse to store, then shoplifted

     Christine Saunders, 45, of Fyffe, Alabama. Dekalb Co. Sheriff's Office photo Christine Saunders, 45, of Fyffe, Alabama. Dekalb Co. Sheriff's Office photo
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    Authorities in Dekalb, Alabama say a drunk woman rode a stolen horse to a store, and then stole items from the store. More>>

    U-Haul driver rips awning off Tampa funeral home Video included

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    A driver of a U-Haul truck ripped a $6,000 awning off the front of a Tampa funeral home and a security camera captured the whole thing.

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    • Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

      Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

      Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:05:40 GMT
      Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports.
      Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports.
    • Child rapist, killer set to be executed in Fla.

      Child rapist, killer set to be executed in Fla.

      Thursday, July 10 2014 5:08 AM EDT2014-07-10 09:08:14 GMT
      A man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed Thursday with the victim's grandmother watching from the witness chamber on behalf of the child and her deceased mother.
      A man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed Thursday with the victim's grandmother watching from the witness chamber on behalf of the child and her deceased mother.
    • Sheriff: Drunk woman rode stolen horse to store, then shoplifted

      Sheriff: Drunk woman rode stolen horse to store, then shoplifted

      Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-09 16:05:44 GMT
       Christine Saunders, 45, of Fyffe, Alabama. Dekalb Co. Sheriff's Office photo Christine Saunders, 45, of Fyffe, Alabama. Dekalb Co. Sheriff's Office photo
      Authorities in Dekalb, Alabama say a drunk woman rode a stolen horse to a store, and then stole items from the store.
      Authorities in Dekalb, Alabama say a drunk woman rode a stolen horse to a store, and then stole items from the store.
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    • Honda recalls more vehicles for faulty airbags

      Honda recalls more vehicles for faulty airbags

      Thursday, July 10 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-07-10 10:25:47 GMT
      Honda is recalling up to 1 million more vehicles, while Subaru has become the eighth automaker affected by faulty Takata airbags.
      Honda is recalling up to 1 million more vehicles, while Subaru has become the eighth automaker affected by faulty Takata airbags.
    • Best travel reward credit cards

      Best travel reward credit cards

      Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:24:16 GMT
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      Consumer flock to travel rewards credit cards but they are not all created equal.Credit.com is out with its new 2014 list of the best travel reward credit cards. These are not cards that offer points and miles with airline and hotel programs, but cards that offer rewards points issued by the banks that can be used for nearly any travel reservation.
      Consumer flock to travel rewards credit cards but they are not all created equal.Credit.com is out with its new 2014 list of the best travel reward credit cards. These are not cards that offer points and miles with airline and hotel programs, but cards that offer rewards points issued by the banks that can be used for nearly any travel reservation.
    • Training video shows home security employees instructed to lie to customers

      Training video shows home security employees instructed to lie to customers

      Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:55:25 GMT
      A behind-the-scenes video, obtained by News Channel 8, sheds some light on the questionable sales tactics of a Utah-based security company.A behind-the-scenes video, obtained by News Channel 8, sheds some light on the questionable sales tactics of a Utah-based security company.
      A behind-the-scenes video, obtained by News Channel 8, sheds some light on the questionable sales tactics of a Utah-based security company.
      A behind-the-scenes video, obtained by News Channel 8, sheds some light on the questionable sales tactics of a Utah-based security company.
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    • North Dakota pipeline spill cleanup may take weeks

      North Dakota pipeline spill cleanup may take weeks

      Thursday, July 10 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-07-10 14:29:37 GMT
      Company officials say cleanup efforts are expected to take weeks after a pipeline on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation leaked around 1 million gallons of saltwater.
      An underground oil pipeline has leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater at a North Dakota Indian reservation, and some of the drilling byproduct found its way into a lake that provides the reservation with drinking water,...
    • AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

      AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

      Thursday, July 10 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-07-10 14:21:12 GMT
      An advocacy group says thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities have been banned from the voting booth by Los Angeles County courts, in violation of federal law.
      At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental...
    • 4 children among 6 killed in Houston-area shooting

      4 children among 6 killed in Houston-area shooting

      Thursday, July 10 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-07-10 14:19:30 GMT
      A father who authorities say went on a shooting rampage at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children and two adults and wounding his 15-year-old daughter critically, has surrendered after a standoff and...
      Authorities say a gunman who killed four children and two adults in suburban Houston has been charged in their deaths.
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    • Report on cruise industry in Tampa points to limitations of Skyway Bridge

      Report on cruise industry in Tampa points to limitations of Skyway Bridge

      Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:34:15 GMT
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      Tampa Port officials are releasing a new report on the future of the cruise industry in the Bay Area.Port Tampa Bay claims the spot as the eighth largest cruise port in the United States.The port is home to five vessels, bringing in 854,000 passengers in 2013.
      Tampa Port officials are releasing a new report on the future of the cruise industry in the Bay Area.Port Tampa Bay claims the spot as the eighth largest cruise port in the United States.The port is home to five vessels, bringing in 854,000 passengers in 2013.
    • Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

      Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

      Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:05:40 GMT
      Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports.
      Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports.
    • Red snapper season closing July 15 in Gulf waters

      Red snapper season closing July 15 in Gulf waters

      Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:08:12 GMT
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      Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission reminds residents recreational red snapper season is coming to a close July 15.
      Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission reminds residents recreational red snapper season is coming to a close July 15.
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