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Bay area law enforcement agencies are pleading with residents not to celebrate the Fourth of July by shooting guns into the air.

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Flamingo Chicks Missing From Hialeah Race Track

Wildlife authorities are investigating after dozens of flamingo chicks went missing from a Miami-area racetrack.


Hulk Hogan Sex Video Trial Postponed

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ The civil trial between former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan and the website Gawker has been postponed. The trial had been scheduled to begin Monday. But on Thursday, the 2nd District Court of Appeal filed


BP To Pay Record $18.7 BILLION To States For Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP is preparing to pay a record $18.7 billion to affected states. The oil giant hopes the settlement announced Thursday will bring


4th of July Fireworks [VIDEO]

Happy 4th of July from all of us at News Talk Florida! Here are some of the fireworks celebrations happening around the Tampa Bay area and on The Space Coast this weekend: Clearwater Celebrates America! The gates open at

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Judge Blocks New FL Abortion Law Indefinitely

A Florida judge is blocking the state's new 24-hour waiting period for abortions while the legal battle moves forward.


Hunter: I’m No Longer the Southern Avenger

Fly the flag but your lack of intellect is showing


Coulter: Immigrants Forcing Their Culture on America

"I'm not divisive"


Prison For Lakeland Teacher Who Had Sex With Student

A Polk County judge Thursday sentenced an ex-Central Florida Aerospace Academy teacher to 22 years in prison.

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Embezzling Tampa Church Accountant Pleads Guilty

A 45-year-old Tampa woman has pleaded guilty one count of wire fraud in connection with embezzling from a church.

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Parking To Cost More Soon At TIA

It will soon cost you more to park at Tampa International Airport.

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Old St. Pete Pier Likely Demolished Soon

Get your photos of the old St. Petersburg Pier while you can.


US And Cuba Plan Embassies And Not All In GOP Object

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republican objections, especially from GOP presidential hopefuls, illustrate the obstacles ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders plan to open embassies in Havana and Washington later this month. But some GOP lawmakers are supporting Wednesday’s announcement that


FL Gets $3.2 Billion For BP Gulf Spill Damage

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Thursday’s settlement announcement comes as a federal


Another Allegiant Jet Forced To Land With Mechanical Problem

Yet an0ther Allegiant jet has been forced to return to the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport after developing some kind of mid-air mechanical problem.


“The Only Way to Stop Gun Violence is to Arm Everyone”

Common sense gun laws to never come


Audio: Dan Maduri Talks Cuba Diplomacy

Cuban embassy announced


Cuba: Give Us Guantanamo Back

President Obama announced the re-opening of the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba this morning. Cuba will also establish diplomatic turf in Washington, DC, but declared that “normalized” relationships will develop only if the United States meets certain criteria. The

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Police Raid St. Pete Deli After Drug Dealing Reports

St. Petersburg Police have raided Fat Boys Deli on 5th Street South after tips from neighbors about drug dealing going on at the store.


820 AM To Broadcast USF Sports

TAMPA, JULY 1, 2015 – The University of South Florida and WWBA 820 AM have reached an agreement for the Bay Area signal to serve as the flagship station for the USF/IMG Radio Network, USF Director of Athletics Mark


#AskBobby Shows the GOP Still Doesn’t Understand Social Media

Jindal learns the hard way

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9 Year Old Boy Shot In Plant City

Authorities are at a Turkey Tree Lane home in Plant City where a child has apparently been shot.