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An Orlando police officer diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after the Pulse shooting has been ordered back to work.

Florida lawmakers say the future is right around the corner and now is the time to get prepared. This legislative session lawmakers are talking autonomous vehicles and personal delivery devices.

House Speaker Richard Corcoran has prevailed in his lawsuit against the Florida lottery. A judge sided with the House over whether the agency violated state laws in awarding a contract.

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SeaWorld officials are preparing for the last birth of an orca at one of its parks.

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Rush hour is legendary among Tampa Bay residents for bumper-to-bumper congestion and long commutes.

The area has suffered from traffic woes for years. The Hillsborough County Commission recently approved an $812 million transportation plan, which focuses almost exclusively on road improvements.

Rick Homans is CEO of the Tampa Bay Partnership, an organization that works to solve economic problems in the area.

New 'Hurricane Hunter' Base On Schedule For Storm Season

Mar 6, 2017
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Officials say they are on schedule to open the new home base for the U.S. government's "hurricane hunter" aircraft before the Atlantic hurricane season begins.

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Authorities in Manatee County say two people are dead after their twin-engine plane crashed Saturday.

Coach: Private School Baseball Players Suspended For Hazing

Mar 6, 2017
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The baseball coach at a private school in Bradenton says he suspended at least 15 players after an incident of locker-room hazing.

USF Student Part Of Trump's Case For School Choice

Mar 3, 2017
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In his address to a joint-session of Congress this week, President Trump celebrated the success of Denisha Merriweather, a graduate student at the University of South Florida.

SeaWorld To Open New Dolphin Show In Orlando

Mar 3, 2017
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SeaWorld Orlando is set to open a new dolphin show beginning this spring.

SeaWorld officials announced Thursday that Dolphin Days will open April 1. Guests will get to witness the individual personalities of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins on display.

Dolphin Days will give guests the opportunity to not only watch the dolphins perform but to learn about their daily habits and what is necessary to keep them safe in their natural habitat. There will also be interactive opportunities for young park visitors.

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New rankings released by U.S. News and World Report say Florida is the number one state in the nation for higher education.

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The St. Petersburg City Council passed a referendum on Thursday that will allow voters to decide whether to allow the Tampa Bay Rowdies to extend their lease at Al Lang Field to 25 years.

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The St. Petersburg City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to let state lawmakers know they support Visit Florida and Enterprise Florida.

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The Hillsborough County State Attorney's office and the county medical examiner are investigating the death of a two-year-old boy yesterday.

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More than 100 million gallons of wastewater flowed onto St. Petersburg's streets and into Tampa Bay when Tropical Storms Colin and Hermine hit last year. The city is proposing drilling six new injection wells to make sure that doesn't happen again. 

St. Pete Yacht Race Is Back After 58 Years

Mar 1, 2017
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The clinking of champagne glasses and humming of boat motors on Tuesday morning signaled the relaunch of the once-annual yacht race from St. Petersburg to Havana, Cuba.  

The St. Petersburg-Habana Race was last held in 1959, before it was canceled due to strained relations between the U.S. and Cuba during Fidel Castro’s rise to power.

A statement from the St. Petersburg Yacht Club said the club hosted the race again this year in an effort to continue normalizing relations with the country.

Rubio Kicked Out Of Tampa Office Because Of Protesters

Mar 1, 2017
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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is looking for a new office location in Tampa after the owner of his current space decided not to renew his lease because of constant disruptions from protesters.

It will certainly feel like a State of the Union on Tuesday night: The president will make a major speech to Congress. A bit more than half the room will applaud resoundingly while a bit less than half sit on their hands in that familiar and awkward display of partisanship.

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Deputies say an estranged husband burst into a home and killed his wife and her partner during a gun battle before killing himself.

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Buses, streetcars and private vehicles in Tampa will soon be able to talk to each other.

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