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Tropical Storm Bertha on the move

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Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and other nearby islands as Tropical Storm Bertha approaches the Caribbean. More>>

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35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels

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A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted. More>>

Your guide to Florida's back-to-school tax-free weekend Video included

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Florida's sales tax holiday has officially begun. Here's what savvy back-to-school shoppers need to know about their 72-hour window to save about seven percent on clothes, school supplies, and computers. More>>

U.S. 301 reopens, water main break damage repaired

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The massive hole has been repaired, and commuters are in the clear to use northbound U.S. 301 near Balm Riverview Road once again. More>>

Woman gets $500 reward for reporting animal cruelty Video included

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Two years ago, "Beau" had been drop kicked, punched, and bashed with water bottles. His injuries were so awful, a leg had to be amputated." The woman who reported the abuse -- and saved his life -- was thanked today with a $500 check from the Tampa Bay SPCA.
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Crist fires at Scott for rejecting high-speed rail funds Video included

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Charlie Crist is making high speed rail a big issue in Florida's race for governor. Gov. Scott derailed Florida's high-speed rail project because he said it was too risky for Florida taxpayers.
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Tampa BP stations transition to Marathon brand Video included

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Several BP gas stations have traded in the green and white for red, white and blue. Many of the BP stations in the Tampa Bay area are in the process of transitioning to Marathon stations, with others potentially facing the same brand change. More>>

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  • Ideas aplenty, but they don't all pay off

    Ideas aplenty, but they don't all pay off

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:53:04 GMT
    "People come in with literally things on the back of a napkin and then we go take it from that to CAD drawings to prototyping," explained Delaney Manufacturing owner John Smelser.
    "People come in with literally things on the back of a napkin and then we go take it from that to CAD drawings to prototyping," explained Delaney Manufacturing owner John Smelser.
  • Fire & police retirees to get bonus $9K check

    Fire & police retirees to get bonus $9K check

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:50:09 GMT
    Tampa police and firefighters are entitled to excellent pension benefits, but some are questioning if the benefits are a bit too generous.
    Tampa police and firefighters are entitled to excellent pension benefits, but some are questioning if the benefits are a bit too generous.
  • No injuries after axe flies off truck, winds up lodged in car's windshield

    Axe flies off truck, winds up lodged in car's windshield

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:16:38 GMT
    Imagine speeding down the highway and suddenly seeing an axe flying toward your windshield. It happened to a driver in Massachusetts, who somehow was not hurt.
    Imagine speeding down the highway and suddenly seeing an axe flying toward your windshield. It happened to a driver in Massachusetts, who somehow was not hurt.
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