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When thunderstorms strike, some use meds to soothe their pet's stress Video included

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Thunder is the sound of summer, but for some four-legged Floridians, thunderstorms send them running for shelter anywhere and everywhere. More>>

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FDLE clears former Plant City chief in extramarital affair investigation Video included

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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has cleared former Plant City Police Chief Steven Singletary of criminal wrongdoing after accusations of having an affair on company time. Singletary was fired in January; the FDLE also cleared a Plant City commissioner who also under investigation.
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Rays beat St. Louis 3-0 behind Cobb

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Alex Cobb struck out 10 and drove in a run with his first major league hit, leading Tampa Bay to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, the Rays' seventh straight win.Cobb (6-6) blanked the Cardinals on five hits over seven innings.
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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began Video included

It's a case that could change the way the death penalty is carried out across the country and an Arizona inmate's execution is at the center of it all. Death row inmate Joseph Wood was put to death Wednesday afternoon. The on again-off again execution was not without controversy. More>>

Last phosphate mine in Polk County closes Video included

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It is the end of an era in Polk County. The last phosphate mine there is closing.Wednesday, Mosaic held a farewell luncheon for the 170 people who are retiring or looking for a new job. More>>

Teen, beaten in Israel, recalls "frightening" moments Video included

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He became the face of the escalating conflict in the Middle East: The Tampa teen beaten by Israeli police is back home, but still feeling the effects of his experience. More>>

Car hits pedestrians, building in Dunedin Video included

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Three people were injured in Dunedin Wednesday afternoon after a driver lost control in a shopping center. More>>

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  • 7 things to know about lightning

    7 things to know about lightning

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:27:01 GMT
    We think we know lightning. But do we really? Let's explore -- and possibly quash -- several commonly held notions about Mother Nature's most fleeting fury.
    We think we know lightning. But do we really? Let's explore -- and possibly quash -- several commonly held notions about Mother Nature's most fleeting fury.
  • Where the right color choices can save you cash

    Where the right color choices can save you cash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:35:45 GMT
    Color and temperature are married. But this steamy physical relationship could be costing you money, or more.
    Color and temperature are married. But this steamy physical relationship could be costing you money, or more.
  • Three common myths about ceiling fans

    Three common myths about ceiling fans

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:23:56 GMT
    Most people think a ceiling fan cools the air and spins cheaply, but that's not the case. We also look at whether they keep bugs away, and whether it matters which way they spin.
    Most people think a ceiling fan cools the air and spins cheaply, but that's not the case. We also look at whether they keep bugs away, and whether it matters which way they spin.
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