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A Walmart manager who was taken on a wild 15-mile, 90 mph ride in the back of a pickup truck of stolen beer has been fired for his actions.  (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Walmart Electronics Scheme Broken Up

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old Walmart employee is accused of a scheme to steal electronics from the store he worked for in Pinellas Park. Kevin Rious and his 26-year-old accomplice James Lall were […]

CBS Tampa–06/27/2014

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2 Women Killed, 1 In Critical After Hit-and-Run

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two women are dead and a third is critically injured following a Tampa Bay area hit-and-run crash. St. Petersburg police say a four-dour Chrysler 200 was driving the […]

CBS Tampa–06/26/2014

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2 Dead, 1 Burned In St. Pete Hit-and-Run Crash

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two people are dead and a third has been taken to a hospital with severe burns after a hit-and-run crash in St. Petersburg. Police say one vehicle was engulfed in […]

CBS Tampa–06/26/2014

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Researchers Find Pesticides May Increase Chances Of Having Autistic Child

A recent autism study found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides were used had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

CBS Tampa–06/26/2014

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Florida Gov. Signs Bill For Use Of Pot Strain

Some patients in Florida are going to be able to use a strain of low-potency marijuana under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Trial In FAMU Hazing Case Pushed Back To September

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge has pushed the trial of five remaining defendants charged in the hazing death of a FAMU drum major back three months to allow defense attorneys more time to prepare. […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Petition Filed To Increase Florida Bar Fees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some 500 attorneys are asking the Florida Supreme Court to increase Florida Bar membership fees by $100, from $265 annually to $365. Former Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero is leading the […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Florida Judge Given Opposing Views On Map Trial

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being given starkly different versions of what happened when state legislators drew new political maps for Congress. Attorneys for the Florida Legislature and groups suing them have […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Road Ranger Finds Woman Dead In Car Along I-75

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Road Ranger from the Florida Department of Transportation found a woman dead in her vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 75 near Fort Myers. The Florida Highway Patrol says […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Starbucks To Open College Program For Baristas

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks plans to announce a program Monday intended to help its baristas earn an online college degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make the program available to […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014