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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

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Convicted BP Engineer To Get New Trial Related To Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A federal appeals court says a former BP engineer is entitled to a new trial on an obstruction of justice charge related to the investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The 5th

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Supreme Court Opens Door To End Death Penalty

ATLANTA (AP) _ A loss in at the U.S. Supreme Court this week is offering a glimmer of hope for death penalty opponents. Justice Stephen Breyer questioned the constitutionality of the death penalty in dissenting from a 5-4 ruling

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Daytona International Speedway Will Not Ban Confederate Flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood said

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Tampa Police Searching For Missing 19-Year-Old

Tampa Police are searching for 19-year-old Cordell Lloyd Francis after he left his residence in the 700 block of Floribraska Avenue

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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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National Hurricane Center Launches Spanish Hurricane Website

MIAMI (AP) _ The National Hurricane Center and Florida International University are launching a new Spanish-language website for hurricane preparation. The website will include information on hurricane science, residential mitigation strategies, preparedness, and announcements, including tropical cyclone advisories. The

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Snooty – World Record Manatee

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) _ Snooty, the beloved manatee, has had plenty of honors in his long life. Now he has a new one: Guinness World Records says Snooty is the “World’s Oldest Manatee in Captivity.” The South Florida Museum

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Thousands Of Cuban Migrants Sent Home

MIAMI (AP) _ U.S. Coast Guard officials say homemade vessels recently used by Cuban migrants attempting to reach Florida shores are a “recipe for disaster.” U.S. authorities returned 55 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Thursday. Coast

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Disney Bans Selfie Sticks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Don’t bring your selfie stick to Disney World. Officials announced Friday that a ban takes effect Tuesday at all four Disney theme parks in Orlando as well as at Disney’s water parks and Disney Quest,