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Storms Knock Out Power, Down Trees, Flood Streets

A line of severe thunderstorms that caused at least 18 deaths in the Georgia and Mississippi brought strong winds and heavy rain to the Tampa Bay area, knocking down trees and flooding streets Sunday night.

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As the addiction recovery industry boomed in South Florida over the past decade, so did the number of recovery residences - also known as sober homes.

Duke Energy Pays $600K To Settle Antitrust Case

Jan 19, 2017

Duke Energy has agreed to pay $600,000 as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in a case about whether the utility followed antitrust requirements in the purchase of a Polk County power plant.

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The man accused of killing Pinky the pink flamingo at Busch Gardens last summer will be evaluated by doctors to determine his mental competency to stand trial.

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A bitter feud over Florida's largest private school voucher program ended Wednesday when the state Supreme Court tossed out a lawsuit challenging a program used by nearly 98,000 school children.

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Video of a massive alligator caught walking through a Florida nature reserve in front of stunned onlookers has prompted crowds of people hoping to catch their own glimpse.

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A man accused of killing a flamingo at Busch Gardens is heading to court in Tampa to determine whether he is competent to stand trial.

The man accused of killing five people and wounding six more in a shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier this month told FBI agents he had been communicating with people involved with or inspired by the Islamic State in online chat rooms.

FBI Special Agent Michael Ferlazzo took the stand at Esteban Santiago’s detention hearing Tuesday morning in federal court in Fort Lauderdale. Ferlazzo said Santiago told him in an interview at around 10:30 pm on the day of the shooting that he had been communicating with Islamic State supporters on the dark web.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a sweeping move to offer clemency in the final days of his administration.

Seventeen bills filed for the coming March legislative session focus on guns. Some seek to ban the sale of certain guns or firearm components, while others seek to expand where Floridians can carry open or concealed weapons.

Officials are trying to figure out why pelicans are dying in St. Petersburg.


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