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File photo of Sen. Marc Rubio. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rubio: US Should Let Private Companies Build Nationwide Pipeline For Oil, Natural Gas

Sen. Marco Rubio says the government should give cellphone companies more airwaves and allow private companies to build a nationwide pipeline for oil and natural gas.

CBS Tampa–03/10/2014

Lake County man says he was investigating a rustling noise when he was attacked by a bear. (Getty Images)

Authorities Say Bear Attacked Central Florida Man

Lake County sheriff says victim was treated for minor cuts and bruises.

CBS Tampa–02/28/2014

File photo of a shark. (credit: ANNA ZIEMINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Led World With 23 Shark Attacks In 2013

Florida was the world leader in unprovoked shark attacks last year with 23, easily most in the United States and more than twice the number as any other country, according to a report released Monday.

CBS Tampa–02/17/2014

File photo of seas cucumbers for sale in a market in Singapore. (photo: Cameron Spencer)
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Move To Regulate Florida Sea Cucumber

Tampa Bay (Tampa Bay Times/AP) – This is a story about sex, supply and demand, global trade, corruption, government regulation and one of the ugliest sea creatures in Florida. Among the marine animals that live […]

CBS Tampa–02/17/2014

In this handout satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifies on June 6, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. (credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project via Getty Images)

Forecasters Add 1 Subtropical Storm To 2013 Tally

MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center has added one subtropical storm to last year’s tally of tropical weather. Forecasters said this week that as part of a routine review of data from the 2013 […]

CBS Tampa–02/15/2014

File Photo of rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtles returned to the wild. (photo: Sara Davis/Getty Images News)

Sea Turtles Released After Rehab In Keys

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Two loggerhead sea turtles rehabilitated in the Florida Keys have been released back into the wild. “Gizmo” and “Kristi” swam into the water simultaneously Friday with many of the roughly 200 […]

CBS Tampa–02/15/2014

File photo of a cat. (Photo by: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Study: Cat Bites May Cause Deep-Tissue, Joint Infections That Could Need Surgery

The findings of a new study indicate that bites from cats could cause joint and deep-tissue infections in those who suffer them.

CBS Tampa–02/11/2014

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Black Bear That Walked On Interstate Killed

The Florida Highway Patrol says a car struck and killed a black bear that walked onto the eastbound lanes of Interstate 4 in Altamonte Springs.

CBS Tampa–02/07/2014

18 state reps asking Obama administration to add 5 types of giant snakes to an existing federal python ban. (Getty Images)

Florida Lawmakers Want More Giant Snakes Banned

18 state reps asking Obama administration to add 5 types of giant snakes to an existing federal python ban.

CBS Tampa–01/29/2014

File photo of the beach. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

About 25 Pilot Whales Found Dead Off Fla.

Boaters discovered 25 dead pilot whales on an island off Florida’s southwest coast Thursday, raising the death toll to 33.

CBS Tampa–01/23/2014