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Police: Toddler hit and killed by vehicle Video included

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Tampa Police say a toddler was hit and killed by a city department water vehicle at an apartment complex. More>>

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Morgan and Judd go head to head in medical marijuana debate Video included

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It's an issue that's divided the country and the people of Florida: medical marijuana. John Morgan and Grady Judd shared a friendly handshake before throwing medical marijuana haymakers in front of a standing room only crowd in Lakeland. More>>

Sen. Nelson wants American airstrikes in Syria Video included

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As a Miami woman begs ISIS to spare the life of her son, journalist Steven Sotloff, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) says anti-ISIS airstrikes the president ordered in northern Iraq should only be the first step. More>>

Family: Man who died of electrocution was stealing to pay electric bill

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A man who was found dead underneath a vacant Lakeland home was trying to steal copper to pay his electric bill, his family said Thursday.

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Daycare temporarily closed after car plows through building

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Two women have been rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after crashing their car into a daycare on Busch Boulevard early Friday morning. More>>

Ride-sharing vs. taxi battle plays out in courtroom

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A local man charged for driving for the ride-sharing service Lyft clashes with a taxi cab operator in court. Despite the fine, the driver says he won't stop, and there are many just like him driving for Uber or Lyft who feel the same way.
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Police use new technology to stop high speed chases Video included

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High-speed chases are usually dangerous and can be deadly, but police are using new technology, both safe and discreet, that tracks the suspect(s) by GPS.The system is called "Star Chase", and so far it's been installed in twelve St. Pete Police cars. More>>

Pasco deputies looking for bank robber

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Pasco County deputies are looking for a man who robbed a bank in New Port Richey. More>>

Two arrested for Illegal gambling operation

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The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested two men who operate the Players Club 777 in Osprey for illegal gambling and other charges. More>>

Waldo Police allege they were under ticket quota

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A small town in North Florida is well-known by drivers across the state for just one thing: speed traps. Five police officers in Waldo say they were under orders to write tickets or face punishment. More>>

Misuse of flares cost taxpayers millions

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Firing off flares just for fun could cost taxpayers big bucks. Flares are used as a sign of distress. Over the past three months, the Coast Guard 7th District have responded to more than 60 flare sightings. More>>

Lifting St. Pete skateboard ban could mean future skate park

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Assuming St. Petersburg city council approval Thursday night, skateboarding in downtown St. Petersburg is legal again. There was a reason to ban them, and a new reasoning to abolish the ban.

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Sword-wielding man killed by Manatee deputies

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Manatee County deputies shot and killed a 31-year-old man after they say he charged at them with a samurai sword Thursday morning. Deputies say the man's mom called 911, saying he was beating her with a phone book.  More>>

For family in Polk cold case, charges 1st step in closure

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Nearly three decades after a Lakeland woman was brutally murdered inside her home, the Polk County Sheriff's Office says new evidence has led to an arrest in the case. More>>

Votel takes helm of Spec. Operations Command at MacDill

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Army Gen. Joseph Votel has taken the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill Air Force Base. More>>

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    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.
  • PHOTOS: Red carpet moments at the Emmys

    PHOTOS: Red carpet moments at the Emmys

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:53:00 GMT
    "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards. From Bryan Cranston to Kerry Washington, here's a look at the stars' arrivals before the big ceremony.
    "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards. From Bryan Cranston to Kerry Washington, here's a look at the stars' arrivals before the big ceremony.
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  • Hometown Hero: Meals on Wheels of Tampa

    Hometown Hero: Meals on Wheels of Tampa

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:32:38 GMT
     It's thanks to the volunteers like Mariama, who are filling hungry stomachs and lonely hearts, through Meals on Wheels of Tampa.
     It's thanks to the volunteers like Mariama, who are filling hungry stomachs and lonely hearts, through Meals on Wheels of Tampa.
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    Each morning Taylor Katz brings us the weird, wacky and wild online – the stories and videos that are going viral. 
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