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Matos charged with first-degree murder in Pasco County deaths

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The sheriff's office announced murder charges against Adam Matos Monday and released numerous new details about the deaths of ex-girlfriend Megan Brown, her parents, Margaret and Gregory Brown, and her new boyfriend, Nicholas Leonard. More>>

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Deceased FGCU student was recent Sunlake High graduate

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Nineteen-year-old Austin Vonckx couldn't wait to attend become a Florida Gulf Coast Eagle, but after only a month on campus his dreams were erased. More>>

Missing man was buried alive, court documents say

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The man accused of killing Octavio Reyes told detectives that Reyes' hands and legs were bound, and he was buried alive, according to a newly-released arrest affidavit. Reyes' body was found Saturday in a shallow grave near the Manatee River. More>>

JFK's "silly bastard" can chuckle, 50 years later

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President John F. Kennedy is often remembered as cool, calm, and collected. But 50 years ago, a Tampa man sent JFK into a tizzy over a picture that appeared in the Washington Post. More>>

Small plane crash in Vinoy Park Video included

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Witnesses say there was no engine or motor noise before a small plane clipped a tree and crashed in Vinoy Park, a half-mile short of a runway at Albert Whitted Airport. All four people survived. More>>

Robbery suspect to police: just kidding!

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Police said Monday that Stephen Koulias went into the Forest Hills Golf & Country Club in Holiday, pulled out a handgun and told the bartender to give him money. Then, they say he saw two people inside and apparently changed his mind.
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Deputies: Fake cop pulled woman over

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A woman was driving along the 500 block of 53rd Avenue West in Bradenton around 11 p.m. Sunday. She noticed some flashing lights behind her, thinking it was an officer, she pulled over. More>>

Carjacking suspect drags officers, police say

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Two police officers were dragged by a car while trying to arrest a carjacking suspect Sunday, the Winter Haven Police Department said. More>>

Derek Jeter will call Tampa Bay home

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Derek Jeter will make his final trip to Tropicana Field this week, as the Rays kick off their last series of the season against the New York Yankees. Jeter will retire at the end of the season, but is expected to call the Bay Area his permanent home.
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  • New program uses interactive learning on cell phones

    New program uses interactive learning on cell phones

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:32:52 GMT
    A new system called Top Hat is changing the way colleges teach. It's a program that engages students via their cell phones.
    A new system called Top Hat is changing the way colleges teach. It's a program that engages students via their cell phones.
  • Former senator: Government, FBI hiding full 9/11 story

    Former senator: Government, FBI hiding full 9/11 story

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:01:50 GMT
    Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham co-chaired the 9/11 investigation in Congress and helped write classified documents that he says reveal Al Qaeda had help launching the September 11th attacks. He claims there is evidence of a terror-support network in the United States, that supported Al Qaeda, and may still be in place for ISIS today.

    Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham co-chaired the 9/11 investigation in Congress and helped write classified documents that he says reveal Al Qaeda had help launching the September 11th attacks. He claims there is evidence of a terror-support network in the United States, that supported Al Qaeda, and may still be in place for ISIS today.


  • Tampa diners hungry for new restaurants

    Tampa diners hungry for new restaurants

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:26:37 GMT
    Call it a restaurant revolution in the Bay Area. There are several new destination dining spots opening up in town, and many of them are backed by big-name owners who've already seen great success.
    Call it a restaurant revolution in the Bay Area. There are several new destination dining spots opening up in town, and many of them are backed by big-name owners who've already seen great success.
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  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Man dining from garbage cans eats his way across America

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Man dining from garbage cans eats his way across America

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:30:50 GMT
    Rob Greenfield despises shoes. He despises money. Most of all he despises waste. So in order to point out the colossal disposal of perfectly good food in America Greenfield is peddling solo across the country and dining solely from Dumpsters.
    Rob Greenfield despises shoes. He despises money. Most of all he despises waste. So in order to point out the colossal disposal of perfectly good food in America Greenfield is peddling solo across the country and dining solely from Dumpsters.
  • Ferguson to Detroit: The other side of the badge

    Ferguson to Detroit: The other side of the badge

    Friday, September 5 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-09-05 11:50:22 GMT
    LeDuff: There are conflicting accounts about what happened between the cop and the teen.   There is no videotape and so we may never know what really happened. But after getting an unprovoked beating with a traffic cone in Ferguson myself, I wondered what it must be like to be on the other side of the shield.
    LeDuff: There are conflicting accounts about what happened between the cop and the teen. There is no videotape and so we may never know what really happened. But after getting an unprovoked beating with a traffic cone in Ferguson myself, I wondered what it must be like to be on the other side of the shield.
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