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  • Tanker overturns on I-75, spills gas, closes lanes for hours

    Tanker overturns on I-75, spills gas, closes lanes for hours

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:35:25 GMT
    Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 between Bee Ridge Road and Fruitville Road are blocked since Wednesday morning after an accident involving a tanker. Officials say the roadways will not re-open until 8 p.m.
    Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 between Bee Ridge Road and Fruitville Road are blocked since Wednesday morning after an accident involving a tanker. Officials say the roadways will not re-open until 8 p.m.
  • 'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

    'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:42:52 GMT
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    A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
    A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
  • 12 arrested in Clearwater prostitution crackdown

    12 arrested in Clearwater prostitution crackdown

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:40:57 GMT
    The Clearwater Police Department targeted the East Gateway area in a crackdown on prostitution over the weekend.
    The Clearwater Police Department targeted the East Gateway area in a crackdown on prostitution over the weekend.
  • CEO of hospitality company seen on video abusing dog

    CEO of hospitality company seen on video abusing dog

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:49:09 GMT
    What does a puppy abuse story in Canada have to do with Tampa Bay? The CEO of a company that provides food and hospitality services to Tropicana Field and other venues in the Bay Area was caught on camera repeatedly kicking a puppy and yanking on its leash.
    What does a puppy abuse story in Canada have to do with Tampa Bay? The CEO of a company that provides food and hospitality services to Tropicana Field and other venues in the Bay Area was caught on camera repeatedly kicking a puppy and yanking on its leash.
  • Plant City police make arrest in 1979 cold case murder

    Plant City police make arrest in 1979 cold case murder

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:58:47 GMT
    The Plant City Police have made an arrest in a cold case homicide from 1979.
    The Plant City Police have made an arrest in a cold case homicide from 1979.
  • Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

    Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:14:11 GMT
    A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause statement shows.
    A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause statement shows.
  • Pasco deputy hits family car

    Pasco deputy hits family car

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:12 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:12:00 GMT
    A Pasco County Sheriff's deputy was on her way to a burglary call when she hit a family car with four people inside, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
    A Pasco County Sheriff's deputy was on her way to a burglary call when she hit a family car with four people inside, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  • Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:09:04 GMT
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    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.
    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Trial over drunken driver's murder splitting Texas town

    Trial over drunken driver's murder splitting Texas town

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:26:45 GMT
    The attorney for a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons argued with investigators Monday that none of the evidence they have presented at trial directly links his client to the murder.
    The attorney for a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons argued with investigators Monday that none of the evidence they have presented at trial directly links his client to the murder.
  • Polk prostitution sting results in 80 arrests

    Polk prostitution sting results in 80 arrests

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-04-11 16:24:17 GMT
    Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives conducted a four day prostitution investigation that resulted in the arrests of 80 people
    Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives conducted a four day prostitution investigation that resulted in the arrests of 80 people
  • Venice man says he has melting dashboard in his Toyota Camry

    Venice man says he has melting dashboard in his Toyota Camry

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:01:38 GMT
    Kayser Sayeg doesn't allow his wife to drive her 2008 Toyota Camry on long distances.In the hot Florida sun, the dashboard melts and becomes incredibly sticky.Aside from being a nuisance to clean, it causes a glare in the windshield, sometimes making it difficult to drive
    Kayser Sayeg doesn't allow his wife to drive her 2008 Toyota Camry on long distances.In the hot Florida sun, the dashboard melts and becomes incredibly sticky.Aside from being a nuisance to clean, it causes a glare in the windshield, sometimes making it difficult to drive
  • First Responder Days at LEGOLAND

    First Responder Days at LEGOLAND

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-08-26 10:52:25 GMT
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    LEGOLAND Florida Resort announced this week that firefighters, EMS personnel and police officers will enjoy the park for free during the First Responders Days.
    LEGOLAND Florida Resort announced this week that firefighters, EMS personnel and police officers will enjoy the park for free during the First Responders Days.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: August 11 - 16

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: August 11 - 16

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:57:41 GMT
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from August 11 to 16, 2014.
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from August 11 to 16, 2014.
  • Florida police dog killed by lightning strike

    Florida police dog killed by lightning strike

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:00:26 GMT
    A lightning strike from a passing thunderstorm in Florida killed a Panama City Beach police dog named Argo.
    A lightning strike from a passing thunderstorm in Florida killed a Panama City Beach police dog named Argo.
  • Duke Energy to announce changes

    Duke Energy to announce changes

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:02:58 GMT
    Jolted by customers fed up with Duke's rollout of a plan to avoid duplicating meter reader routes, it appears the utility is ready to throw in the towel. Wednesday morning, we expect the company to announce changes that could include bill credits.
    Jolted by customers fed up with Duke's rollout of a plan to avoid duplicating meter reader routes, it appears the utility is ready to throw in the towel. Wednesday morning, we expect the company to announce changes that could include bill credits.
  • Brooksville man takes crazy mugshot after domestic dispute

    Brooksville man takes crazy mugshot after domestic dispute

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:49:26 GMT
    A Brooksville man appears to have needed some help taking a mugshot. He was arrested after a domestic dispute with his mother and hitting a dog, police say.
    A Brooksville man appears to have needed some help taking a mugshot. He was arrested after a domestic dispute with his mother and hitting a dog, police say.
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    Shannon Behnken is an award-winning reporter who specializes in real estate, property rights and consumer issues.
    Shannon Behnken is an award-winning reporter who specializes in real estate, property rights and consumer issues.
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