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St. Petersburg is dumping partially treated wastewater into Tampa Bay after rains from Tropical Storm Colin backed up the city’s sewer system. Officials say it’s better than having sewage on city streets and in homes. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection knows what the city is doing.

St. Pete Beach residents can once again shower, use the dishwasher, and flush toilets now that the city’s sewer system has been unclogged from water and debris from Tropical Storm Colin.

A flood watch remains up for Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, and Manatee counties until 8 tonight. Forecasters say there’s a 60 percent chance of more rain today.

A Sarasota man is re-sentenced to life in prison for gunning down two British tourists during a robbery . The judge was forced to re-sentence Shawn Tyson, who was just 16 at the time of the 2011 slayings, because the U.S. Supreme Court says a juvenile can’t automatically be sentenced to life in prison without considering his age.

The man who fired repeatedly into a car full of teens, killing one, because he didn’t like their loud music, wants a new trial. 49 year old Michael Dunn is doing life in prison in the death of 17 year old Jordan Davis outside a Jacksonville convenience store.

Investigators are looking into why a pedestrian was hit and killed by a car on Hillsborough Avenue in Town ‘N Country this morning.

Police are looking for all the motorists who ran over a motorcyclist and just kept going after he fell off his bike this morning on I-275 in Tampa. Killed in the incident was 33 year old William Ferreras-Mercedes.

Florida Democrats call for an independent investigation after a questionable donation to state attorney general Pam Bondi. Bondi was looking into fraud complaints against Trump University when she asked Donald Trump for a 25 thousand dollar donation. Once she got the check, Bondi suddenly stopped the probe and claimed there was no evidence to continue.