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Jury finds Williams guilty in officer's murder

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A jury has found Kyle Williams guilty of first-degree murder, FOX 13's Ken Suarez reports. He was on trial for shooting Lakeland Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin three years ago. More>>

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Equine officers patrol the Pinellas Trail

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After a murder along the trail in Clearwater, police want to reassure the public the trail is safe. So “Brooklyn” and “Jake” are on the scene.
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Robo-call uses Crist's voice, draws legal scrutiny

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If you're a registered Democrat, you may get an odd message in your voicemail. A group called “The Conservative” is using Charlie Crist's own words against him in a series of robo-calls.The Florida Democratic Party claims the calls are tricking voters, and appear to be violating the law. More>>

Specially-designed ambulance provides emergency care for pets Video included

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Cheryl Brady responds to calls as quickly as any first responder, but her patients aren't humans -- they're pets.
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U.S. judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban Video included

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A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled Thursday that the ban added to Florida's constitution by voters in 2008 violates the 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection and due process.
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Ruskin native killed in Afghanistan

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A paratrooper from Ruskin has been killed in action in Afghanistan. No details were immediately provided about where or how Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett died. More>>

One dead after Pinellas construction accident

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Deputies say they are investigating a fatal construction accident, but they aren’t saying much else yet. The scene of the accident is at 3200 74th Avenue N.  More>>

Customers 'pay it forward' at St. Petersburg Starbucks Video included

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In Kevin Spacey's feel-good movie "Pay It Forward," a little boy learns that a good deed for one can end up being a good deed for many. And the same exact concept is playing out at a Starbucks on Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg.

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Officers find several weapons in vehicle near USF Video included

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The Tampa Police Department called on their bomb squad after finding a Jeep full of weapons near the University of South Florida main campus. Their suspect, a guardsman, allegedly fired a machine gun during an argument with a gas station attendant. More>>

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  • Can Tampa ever reconnect with Havana?

    Can Tampa ever reconnect with Havana?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:24:08 GMT
    If your ancestors emigrated from Europe, you might trace your roots to Ellis Island in the early 1900's. If you're a Cuban American from Tampa, your Ellis Island is likely Ybor City around the same time.
    If your ancestors emigrated from Europe, you might trace your roots to Ellis Island in the early 1900's. If you're a Cuban American from Tampa, your Ellis Island is likely Ybor City around the same time.
  • Lonely lab now living in lap of luxury -- and she's not alone

    Lonely lab now living in lap of luxury -- and she's not alone

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:13:06 GMT
    She's the black lab nobody wanted a few weeks ago. But then her story went viral, and now she's right here in the Bay Area, living in the lap of luxury.
    She's the black lab nobody wanted a few weeks ago. But then her story went viral, and now she's right here in the Bay Area, living in the lap of luxury.
  • In the battle against lice, in steps the 'Nit Fairy'

    In the battle against lice, in steps the 'Nit Fairy'

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:40:03 GMT
    You might mistake Dana Ferlita's digs for a beauty shop. But Dana calls herself the 'Nit Fairy.' She uses no insecticides and no chemicals. Just elbow grease.
    You might mistake Dana Ferlita's digs for a beauty shop. But Dana calls herself the 'Nit Fairy.' She uses no insecticides and no chemicals. Just elbow grease.
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