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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

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Coyote Responsible For Cat Deaths In Central Florida

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Two cats recently found dead in central Florida appear to have been killed by a coyote. A geneticist with the University of Florida says DNA testing was specific for canids, a […]

CBS Tampa–06/08/2014

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Florida State Teaches Veterans Business Skills

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University is in the midst of hosting 24 military veterans for an “entrepreneurship boot camp” for veterans with the disabilities. All of the veterans, including five from Florida, have […]

CBS Tampa–06/08/2014

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The Top 10 Most Stolen Cars According To Lojack

Once again, the Honda Accord tops the list as the most stolen car equipped with a vehicle-tracking device made by Lojack. After the Honda Accord, the rest of the top-10 list includes: 2. Honda Civic […]

CBS Tampa–05/27/2014

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3 Florida State Students Win NOAA Scholarships

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida State students have won scholarships from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to support opportunities in related sciences, such as meteorology, biology and atmospheric science. Pamela Bentacourt, Samantha Levell […]

05/25/2014

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Dogs Trained To Sniff Out Invasive Giant Snails

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has two new recruits in its fight to eradicate invasive snails. Two black Labrador retrievers named Raider and Bear are graduates of a program designed to sniff out giant African […]

CBS Tampa–05/25/2014

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Fla. Gov. Promises More For Ports If Re-Elected

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is promising to spend more money on the state’s deepwater ports if he wins a second term. Scott is visiting three Florida ports this week where he […]

CBS Tampa–05/20/2014

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Burger King Offers Burgers For Breakfast

Burger King has some new additions to its breakfast menu — its flame-broiled burgers.

CBS Tampa–05/08/2014

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Woman Receives More Than 300 Free Rotisserie Chickens After Taking Advantage Of Store’s Guarantee

The Publix grocery store chain has a customer guarantee that has allowed one woman to receive more than 300 free rotisseries chickens for almost a year.

CBS Tampa–05/01/2014

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