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Internet gamer falls victim to swatting Video included

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An internet gamer got the scare of his life when Bradenton Police kicked down his door. But it turned out to be a very dangerous prank.
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Plane pulled from water after fatal crash Video included

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The wreckage of a banner plane was pulled from the water in downtown St. Pete on Monday. Now, investigators must figure out why it crashed, killing the 70-year-old pilot. More>>

Troopers save man in diabetic shock Video included

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Chris Henry had something nice to say, so he said it in a letter."Two Florida Highway Patrol officers saved my life last night," he wrote to the state police. More>>

Rays beat Boston in extra innings

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Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Monday.
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In daughter's memory, a warning for drivers Video included

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There was no grilling for Ron Dugans this Labor Day. Instead, he was baking in the sun and handing out flyers in hopes of saving lives.  More>>

Dog attacked, killed by alligator at Orlando lake Video included

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A family pet is gone after being eaten by an alligator at an Orlando lake.  Now, the search is on to catch that gator. More>>

For 25 families, a Labor Day to remember Video included

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Twenty five cars for 25 struggling working families. It was the perfect way to celebrate Labor Day. For the ninth consecutive year, Wheels of Success, in conjunction with State Farm, presented local families keys to their very own reconditioned car. More>>

Allegiant flight diverted after oxygen masks deploy

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Allegiant Air flight 683, traveling from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Sanford International Airport, experienced issues just two hours into its flight on Sunday evening that prompted an unplanned landing in South Carolina. More>>

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

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Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting. More>>

Troopers looking for hit and run driver

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Florida State troopers are looking for someone suspected in a Palm Harbor hit-and-run case.

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  • Treasure, with a side of history

    Treasure, with a side of history

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:59:37 GMT
    In court papers, experts say there could be $50-million to $100-million worth of gold in the wreck of the SS Central America, first discovered in the 1980's, but untouched in decades.
    In court papers, experts say there could be $50-million to $100-million worth of gold in the wreck of the SS Central America, first discovered in the 1980's, but untouched in decades.
  • When hope was gone, parents turned to Google to save baby

    When hope was gone, parents turned to Google to save baby

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:11:34 GMT

    They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.

    They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.

  • Career paths that will reduce or wipe out student loans

    Career paths that will reduce or wipe out student loans

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:32:23 GMT
    Seventy-percent of college students are taking out student loans, according to U.S. Education Department statistics. And the average balance has reach a staggering sum: $33,000 upon graduation – a record high.
    Seventy-percent of college students are taking out student loans, according to U.S. Education Department statistics. And the average balance has reach a staggering sum: $33,000 upon graduation – a record high.
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