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  • Pinellas homeowner ends up the loser after local government mistake on property taxes

    Pinellas homeowner ends up the loser after local government mistake on property taxes

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:59:58 GMT
    This Preservation land is at heart of homeowner tax dispute in PinellasThis Preservation land is at heart of homeowner tax dispute in Pinellas
    Melanie and Jeffrey Cornwell should have been getting a tax break for years on part of the homestead property in Dunedin they call their "little piece of Heaven." But due to a mistake at the Pinellas Property Appraiser's Office, they won't see any rebates for previous taxes, just a break on future tax bills.
    Melanie and Jeffrey Cornwell should have been getting a tax break for years on part of the homestead property in Dunedin they call their "little piece of Heaven." But due to a mistake at the Pinellas Property Appraiser's Office, they won't see any rebates for previous taxes, just a break on future tax bills.
  • St. Petersburg Mayor names new police chief

    St. Petersburg Mayor names new police chief

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:02:55 GMT
    Newly named St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony HollowayNewly named St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway
    Mayor Rick Kriseman named St. Petersburg's new police chief. He's Clearwater Police Chief Anthony Holloway. Kriseman went through an extensive search involving internal and external candidates, but in the end, he reached out to Holloway. Kriseman says after several conversations, he knew Holloway would be the perfect fit.
    Mayor Rick Kriseman named St. Petersburg's new police chief. He's Clearwater Police Chief Anthony Holloway. Kriseman went through an extensive search involving internal and external candidates, but in the end, he reached out to Holloway. Kriseman says after several conversations, he knew Holloway would be the perfect fit.
  • Man critically injured by street sweeper in St. Pete

    Man critically injured by street sweeper in St. Pete

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:16:44 GMT
    A man was critically injured Tuesday morning in St. Petersburg when he was run over by a street sweeper.
    A man was critically injured Tuesday morning in St. Petersburg when he was run over by a street sweeper.
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  • Miami men arrested with 110 counterfeit credit cards

    Miami men arrested with 110 counterfeit credit cards

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:55:40 GMT
    The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested two Miami men who they say used fake credit cards to buy thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise.
    ?The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested two Miami men who they say used fake credit cards to buy thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise.
  • Mote scientists do groundbreaking research on great white sharks

    Mote scientists do groundbreaking research on great white sharks

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:48:01 GMT
    Photo: OCEARCH FacebookPhoto: OCEARCH Facebook
    For the past year, Mote Marine scientists have made all new discoveries about great white sharks.
    For the past year, Mote Marine scientists have made all new discoveries about great white sharks.
  • How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

    How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:43:25 GMT
    A 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photoA 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photo
    Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
    Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
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  • Polk residents told to stop cutting their grass near the water

    Polk residents told to stop cutting their grass near the water

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:31:14 GMT
    Mark Vandertie wants a safer path for his grandchildren to walk to the water at his new Island Lakes home in Winter Haven but the builder told him not to cut anymore because it's a wetlands violation.Mark Vandertie wants a safer path for his grandchildren to walk to the water at his new Island Lakes home in Winter Haven but the builder told him not to cut anymore because it's a wetlands violation.
    Some Winter Haven homeowners are waist high in weeds as they wait for answers on whether they can cut their backyards.About a month ago, the Island Lakes Homeowners Association and Southwest Florida Water Management District told some 40 homeowners to stop cutting the grass near the water.
    Some Winter Haven homeowners are waist high in weeds as they wait for answers on whether they can cut their backyards.About a month ago, the Island Lakes Homeowners Association and Southwest Florida Water Management District told some 40 homeowners to stop cutting the grass near the water.
  • Davenport native producing Hollywood web series in Polk County

    Davenport native producing Hollywood web series in Polk County

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:06:57 GMT
    Mark E. Stephens is Welcome to our Mansion producerMark E. Stephens is Welcome to our Mansion producer
    A Davenport native who's now living the Hollywood life is coming back home to turn the cameras on Polk County.They say home is where the heart is, so it's no surprise when producer Mark Stephens set off for his dream TV-series project, he came back to his old stomping grounds of Polk County
    A Davenport native who's now living the Hollywood life is coming back home to turn the cameras on Polk County.They say home is where the heart is, so it's no surprise when producer Mark Stephens set off for his dream TV-series project, he came back to his old stomping grounds of Polk County
  • How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

    How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:43:25 GMT
    A 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photoA 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photo
    Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
    Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
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  • How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

    How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:43:25 GMT
    A 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photoA 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photo
    Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
    Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
  • Freebies and deals on National Ice Cream Day, July 20, 2014

    Freebies and deals on National Ice Cream Day, July 20, 2014

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:41:56 GMT
    Carvel Facebook photoCarvel Facebook photo
    If you like ice cream, you should know that this Sunday, July 20 is National Ice Cream Day.We did some checking around and found some deals and freebies in honor of National Ice Cream Day. 
    If you like ice cream, you should know that this Sunday, July 20 is National Ice Cream Day.We did some checking around and found some deals and freebies in honor of National Ice Cream Day. 
  • Which Tampa Bay county has the highest median household income?

    Which Tampa Bay county has the highest median household income?

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:09:56 GMT
    You clock in your time to bring home a paycheck and raise a family. But, how does your household income stack up against others?
    You clock in your time to bring home a paycheck and raise a family. But, how does your household income stack up against others?
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  • Two found dead after welfare check in Hudson

    Two found dead after welfare check in Hudson

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:44 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:44:54 GMT
    Pasco deputies are investigating the circumstances of the death of two people in Hudson found on Clark Street late Monday night.
    Pasco deputies are investigating the circumstances of the death of two people in Hudson found on Clark Street late Monday night.
  • How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

    How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:43:25 GMT
    A 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photoA 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photo
    Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
    Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
  • Pit bull attack injures Land O' Lakes girl

    Pit bull attack injures Land O' Lakes girl

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:29:38 GMT
    Land O' Lakes 7-year-old Salena PosadaLand O' Lakes 7-year-old Salena Posada
    A Land O' Lakes third-grader is recovering from a vicious pit bull attack.The dog ripped into Salena Posada’s cheek, causing wounds so severe, a doctor had to put in 28 stitches.
    A Land O' Lakes third-grader is recovering from a vicious pit bull attack.The dog ripped into Salena Posada’s cheek, causing wounds so severe, a doctor had to put in 28 stitches.
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