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Part of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa was shut down for a few hours on Monday while a vehicle directly connected to traffic signals took to the road for the first time. 

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The CEO of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority has been chosen as the new chief executive officer of the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

Tampa’s mayor and police chief plan to trick-or-treat in a neighborhood terrorized by a real-life horror.

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Fears of a serial killer have police in Tampa escorting children to school in one neighborhood near downtown, and a city bus changed its usual route.

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From the 1960's to the 1980's, Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF) brought a who's who of pro wrestling into living rooms around the state - names like Eddie Graham, Terry and Dory Funk, Jack and Jerry Brisco, Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair.

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A 4-year-old Tampa girl has died after accidentally pulling the trigger of a gun when she reached into her grandmother's purse for candy.

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A massive but weakened Hurricane Irma zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.

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The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Irma has strengthened back into a Category 5 storm, as officials warned more than 5 million people that time was running out Friday and ordered them to evacuate ahead of the deadly hurricane as it followed a path that could take it from one end of the state to the other.

Forecasters also extended hurricane and storm surge warnings and watches farther north to the Anclote River, including Tampa Bay.

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A new report says two Florida housing markets are in the top 10 for where future homebuyers are likely to make purchases.

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Historians, photographers and Florida archivists, rejoice: the city of Tampa is releasing some 30,000 photos of daily life to the public for the first time.

Florida's Latino population grew fastest last year in counties in the exurbs of Orlando and Tampa, according to U.S. Census figures released Thursday.

The new figures also showed strong Latino growth rates in counties outside Jacksonville, but those areas had comparatively small Hispanic populations to start with.

The Florida Department of Health held workshops across the state this week to get input from the public about how best to implement Amendment 2, which expands the use of medical marijuana.

Florida voters passed it last November, but state officials are still trying to work out regulations.

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President Trump will be back in Tampa Monday for the first time since the election campaign. Spokesman Sean Spicer says he plans to visit MacDill Air Force Base.

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A nostalgic Tampa restaurant owner spent nearly $30,000 to preserve his most cherished childhood memories by buying nearly every fiberglass figure left from the Lowry Park Zoo's old Fairyland.

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Fans from both Alabama and Clemson say the Tampa Bay area's warm welcome made up for the cold snap that arrived at the start of the College Football National championship week.

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The oldest home in the Tampa Bay area has a new owner and could have a new address within six months.

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Just outside the ACC Championship in Orlando, Jerry Edwards is holding court. Known as Hollywood, Edwards says he'll travel anywhere for a Clemson football game.

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Even if you're not a college football fan there will be lots to do when the National Championship comes to Tampa on Jan. 9.

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Federal authorities say a Florida woman has been charged with making death threats against the parent of a child who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

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A few dozen activists delivered a letter to Tampa City Hall asking Mayor Bob Buckhorn to designate Tampa a "sanctuary city," a jurisdiction where local law enforcement doesn't cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

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