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An important storm tracking jet, known as a hurricane hunter, is out of commission in the midst of a busy hurricane season.

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Authorities say a man claiming to have a bomb prompted the evacuation of a Pinellas County restaurant, although the man later said he was joking.

3 Candidates Qualify In House Race

Sep 29, 2017
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Two Democrats and a Republican had qualified early Thursday afternoon to run in a special election to replace former state Rep. Alex Miller, a Sarasota Republican who recently resigned.

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You can face felony charges in Florida for repeatedly driving with a revoked license — but if you don't bother getting a driver's license at all, apparently those charges don't apply.

Updated at 10:10 p.m. ET

Millions of people in Puerto Rico need fuel, water, food and medicine. More than a week after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, major infrastructure is still down. Stores have trouble filling their shelves. Families are running low on the supplies they stockpiled before the storm, and across the island, many residents say they haven't seen any aid deliveries.

Meanwhile, at the port in San Juan, row after row of refrigerated shipping containers sit humming. They've been there for days, goods locked away inside.

Before our current era of creepy clowns (and the problems they cause for professional clowns), there was a killer clown who frustrated Florida detectives for nearly three decades.

Republicans who might have been leery of supporting the bipartisan Dream Act got a more conservative-friendly option this week in the form of a new bill dubbed the SUCCEED Act (Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education and Defending our nation).

Winning a "stand your ground" hearing to avoid criminal prosecution in Florida doesn't automatically grant immunity from civil suits, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case over a barroom fight.

A new Florida law requiring autism awareness training for law enforcement officers takes effect Sunday.

Floridians can file petitions to amend the constitution, but not to rewrite state statutes. A legal expert wants politicos to consider changing that.

Two state lawmakers are seeking to honor a fallen former colleague, who died last month in a single car wreck near his North Florida home.

Young Chimp Fatally Attacked By Troop Member At Tampa Zoo

Sep 29, 2017
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A young female chimpanzee has been found dead at a Tampa zoo from what appears to be an attack by at least one other chimp.

TECO Deal Includes Rate Freeze, Solar Expansion

Sep 29, 2017

Tampa Electric Company has asked state regulators to approve a proposed agreement that would largely freeze base rates though 2021 and help lead to an expansion of solar energy.

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday night announced it is looking for a Cuban athlete participating in the 2017 World Rowing Championships at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.

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Comics fans and celebrities will come together this weekend at MegaCon Tampa Bay. Attendees will even get the chance to meet Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee.

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The power is back on in Florida. So why is the internet still out for some people, more than two weeks after Hurricane Irma struck?

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

The leader of a small Florida-based neo-Nazi group pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges associated with having explosives in his apartment's garage.

Florida's state-created property insurer says Hurricane Irma will cause over $1 billion in insured losses to the company.

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Officials across the state of Florida say the cleanup of debris left in Hurricane Irma's wake could last until the end of hurricane season.

Hugh Hefner created Playboy at his kitchen table in Chicago. The magazine was blamed for (or credited with) setting off a cultural revolution in America, but within a few years Hefner was branded a male chauvinist. He was a proponent of free speech and a champion of civil rights who was decried as a merchant of smut.

Hefner died Wednesday at the age of 91, the magazine announced in a statement, writing that he "peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones."

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