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Hurricane Forecast Out Today And NOAA Aircraft Makeover

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is getting ready to announce its forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season. Administrator Kathryn Sullivan will join Joe Nimmich of the Federal Emergency Management Administration and New Orleans Mayor

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Police: Masked Men Rob Bradenton Wendy’s

Two masked men stormed a Wendy's in Bradenton Wednesday morning and made off with cash.

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Fire Breaks Out Overnight At Tampa Middle School

An overnight fire broke out Wednesday morning at John Quincy Adams Middle School in Tampa.

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No More Vaginal Invasions At Valencia College

A Florida community college says it will no longer have ultrasound technician students practice an invasive vaginal procedure on each other after two of them filed a lawsuit.

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Minivan Crashes Over St. Pete Bridge Seawall

The man who crashed his minivan into Coffee Pot Bayou, 59 year old Mark Ellis, has been charged with DUI.

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Elia Gets Last Laugh-Hired To Head NY State Schools

Ousted Hillsborough County school superintendent MaryEllen Elia now has a new job.

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Deadly Holiday Weekend For FL Swimmers

Authorities say two men died after being pulled from rough waters on Central Florida's east coast, the second and third drownings of the holiday weekend.

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American Flags Found In Tampa Dumpster

Tampa firefighters starting their shifts on Memorial Day found six American flags on poles in a trash bin behind their station.

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FL Ho-Hum For Senior Health

A new study ranks Florida in the middle of the pack when it comes to the health of its seniors.

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End Of FL Budget Stalemate Could Be Near

Top Florida senators are offering up a revamped health care coverage plan in an effort to end a stalemate with Republican House leaders and Gov. Rick Scott.

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Waterspout Takes Aim At Kids In Lauderdale Bounce House

Police say two of the three children tossed onto a South Florida beach from a bounce house sent flying by a waterspout have been sent home from a hospital with minor injuries, hours after the inflatable was sent airborne.

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Body Found In Burned Out Haines City Trailer

One person is dead after fire at a Haines City mobile home.

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Fake Cop Terrorizing Local Motorists

The Lakeland Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office say a man pretending to be a law enforcement officer is targeting Hispanic men in robberies in Polk and Hillsborough counties.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be among a number of top GOP candidates skipping the Iowa Straw poll

Iowa Straw Poll a curse to the GOP front runners

Washington -The Iowa straw poll – a Republican presidential politics staple since 1979 – is struggling to stay credible as two big-name dropouts fuel speculation the controversial event, this year set for Aug. 8, may be doomed. The event,

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Two Hospitalized After Possible Home Invasion

Two people have been hospitalized after what Citrus County deputies are calling a "possible home invasion."

Charter Communications will buy Time Warner Cable and become the nations second largest cable company with Comcast remaining the largest

Charter to buy Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications  has officially announced a deal to purchase Time Warner Cable, agreeing to acquire the No. 2 cable operator for $56.7 billion in cash and stock. The deal values TWC at $78.7 billion and comes just 32 days

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$1.6 Million To Study Effectiveness Of Florida Virtual School

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) _ The U.S. Department of Education is funding a $1.6 million, three-year study of the effectiveness of virtual schooling in Florida, one place where online learning is fast growing. University of Michigan economics and education

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Waterspout Moves Onshore Bounce House Flys With Kids Inside

MIAMI (AP) _ Authorities say three children have been injured after a waterspout made landfall on a Fort Lauderdale beach and sent an inflatable bounce house flying into the air. Police say two of the three children have been

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The Shady World of Art Auctions

Christie's sells a record $1.4 billion in just two days

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If Doug Hughes Was So Righteous He Would Plead Guilty

Hughes, a captain that doesn't want to go down with the ship