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Ousting of Superintendent MaryEllen Elia Reeks of Petty, School-Board Politics

This week, the Hillsborough County School Board voted to oust Florida Superintendent of the Year, MaryEllen Elia. Your Wake Up Call host Jenna Laine says this "reeks of pettiness."

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Man Punches, Threatens Driver With Handgun In Road Rage

A Tampa man faces multiple charges after becoming reckless and threatening a man at gunpoint and punching him.


Man Stuffs Laptop Down Pants As Store Employee Is Occupied

Police in Tampa are searching for a suspect after he stole a laptop from a business.


Boy Brings Grenade To School For Show-And-Tell

An elementary school student's show-and-tell grenade has a Hillsborough school up in arms.


Lakeland Police Responding To Massive Fire Hazmat Situation After Plane Crash

Officials say they've received reports that an airplane crashed into a building in central Florida, halfway between Tampa and Orlando.


Speeding Driver Causes Fatal Crash In Tampa

An erratic driver caused a fatal wreck Tuesday night just after police called off a high speed pursuit.


Hillsborough County School Board Deciding MaryEllen Elia’s Fate

Be careful what you wish for


Suspects Arrested After Severely Beating Victim

Three suspects are under arrest for brutally beating a man, Tampa police said.


30 Years Have Passed, Yet We Don’t Know How The MLK Parade Is Financed

The annual MLK day parade is set to commence in Tampa, now in its 30th year, but many raise questions as to how the parade has been financed over the years.

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Polk County Murder, Robbery Suspects in Police Custody

Four men are in custody in Polk County after an armed robbery at the Cash America Pawn Shop in Auburndale and brutally killing two women in Haines City