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Florida authorities say two deputies were injured by a crash as they'd been responding to another multi-vehicle collision.

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Pasco County authorities say five self-proclaimed neo-Nazis have been arrested after an ongoing investigation found them in possession of illegal firearms, methamphetamine and Nazi propaganda material.

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Among the $410 million worth of projects struck from the new state budget by Governor Rick Scott's veto pen are a number of items with ties to the Tampa Bay area.

A "body farm" where researchers can study how corpses decompose will open next week in the Tampa Bay area with the burial of four donated bodies.

Officials from Pasco County and the University of South Florida attended a dedication ceremony Friday for the Adam Kennedy Forensics Field, a three and a half acre patch of land on the grounds of the Pasco Sheriff's detention facility in Land O' Lakes, just north of Tampa.

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When crimes like the Pulse nightclub shooting or the shootings at the Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport occur, there are two major responses by law enforcement.

First, there's the immediate, tactical reply. Then there's the forensic investigation.

A center that brings training for those two stages together under one roof is in the works in Pasco County, and University of South Florida researchers are playing a major role.

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Authorities say they've arrested a Tampa Bay area middle school student who threatened to kill his classmates, using a picture of a sinister-looking clown on a social media site profile to send his message.

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A 55-year-old man on death row for the murder of a Pasco County waitress will soon walk free.

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that there wasn't enough evidence to convict Derral Hodgkins for the 2006 murder of 46-year-old Teresa Lodge.

Lodge was found dead in her Land O'Lakes apartment.

She had been beaten, strangled and stabbed multiple times.

Hodgkins' skin was found under her fingernails, but investigators didn't find a weapon or other evidence that placed Hodgkins at the scene.

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A man being sought in connection with four deaths in Pasco County was taken into custody early Friday morning in Tampa.

The Tampa Bay Times says Adam Matos was arrested at a downtown Tampa hotel after a day-long manhunt.

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UPDATED 6:25 a.m. 2/26/14: According to a press release sent just before 2 a.m. by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, 15 year old Zach Brown returned safely on his own to his Land O ' Lakes home.

ORIGINAL POST 12:15 a.m. 2/26/14: Authorities are looking for a missing teenage boy who may be in danger after he apparently walked away from his Land O' Lakes home Tuesday afternoon.

According to a release from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, 15 year old Zach Brown left around 5:20 p.m. after an argument over being banned from Facebook.

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Chad Oulson was described by friends as a man who loved dirt bikes and his baby daughter. Curtis Reeves was a retired Tampa police officer with numerous commendations who liked riding his motorcycle with his wife.

The men's lives collided in a Wesley Chapel movie theater altercation that left Oulson dead and Reeves in jail. Oulson was texting his daughter's daycare, friends said, and Reeves got angry. Authorities said Reeves shot and killed Oulson with a handgun after the men exchanged words Monday.

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The early reports about what happened Monday afternoon inside a movie theater near Tampa are certainly disturbing:

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A man who struck a Pasco County sheriff's vehicle and injured a deputy before fleeing the scene is now in custody and faces multiple charges.