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Road rage ends with two motorcyclists in the hospital. Cops say 31 year old Robert Vance ran over the pair on the bike with his car on U.S. 41 in Lutz. He sped off but was later captured. Police say Vance is an habitual traffic offender.

Three children are dead and 8 adults injured when a tire blew, causing their SUV to roll on I-95 in Titusville.

A 1 year old is dead after the child’s father accidentally ran over him with a car at an Apopka home. The father won’t face criminal charges but will likely get a traffic ticket.

The search is on for the driver of the dark SUV who hit and killed a pedestrian and then fled the scene. The pedestrian was crossing MLK and 20th Avenue South in St. Petersburg when he was hit.

One Tampa driver really didn’t want to go to jail for drunk driving. Police say they were just about to do a field sobriety test after pulling him over at the East Columbus Drive and North 50th Street exit, when the man took off and jumped off the overpass to the ground 70 feet below. Incredibly, he survived with broken bones.

University of Florida scientists fear this could be a record year for shark attacks. They urge swimmers to go in the water only during the day, to swim in clear water, and to swim away from fishing activity.
There were 98 unprovoked shark attacks on humans worldwide last year—30 of those in Florida.

The search goes on for 9 year old Diana Alvares, who wasn’t in her bed when her mother checked on her at their Fort Myers home Sunday morning. A missing child alert is out, but not an Amber Alert because there’s no evidence the girl was kidnapped.

Still no word on the identity of the 16 year old who died after jumping into the Weeki Wachee River from bridge near Rogers Park.

A man and his dog are rescued from the balcony of a burning Treasure Island vacation rental building overnight. Investigators are looking into what sparked the 90th Avenue blaze.

More problems for Allegiant Airlines. This time passengers were left waiting 10 hours after a mechanical problem forced the Charlotte-bound jet to return to Sanford.

Tense moments for 131 passengers aboard a Houston-bound United Airlines jet. A tire blew as the plane sped down a Tampa International Airport runway, forcing pilots to abort take off. A small fire erupted from the flat tire when the plane stopped.