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In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Gonzalo churns in the Caribbean on Oct. 14, 2014. (credit: NOAA via Getty Images)

State of Emergency Declared In Florida; Tropical Storm Nears

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that Tropical Storm Erika poses a “severe threat to the entire state” and declared a state of emergency.

08/28/2015

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Shark Attack Turns Victim Into A Hunter And Then An Advocate

Forty years ago, “Jaws” thrilled Al Brenneka like any other moviegoer, but he figured his chances of encountering a shark in the ocean were slim to none.

08/27/2015

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Gay Couple Sue FL Over Names On Birth Certificates

The first couple to be issued a same-sex marriage license in Florida sued the state Thursday, saying that the Bureau of Vital Statistics still won’t allow hospitals to list both same-sex parents on birth certificates.

08/13/2015

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Tampa Flooding 2015

  The rain continues and so do the flood waters.┬áMany of the streets in South Tampa have become impassable and it only looks worse going into Monday evening.

08/03/2015

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Divorced Finalized For $1.2B Ponzi Schemer Rothstein

Scott and Kim Rothstein are now officially divorced, more than five years after their high-flying lifestyles came undone with the unraveling of his $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.

CBS Tampa–07/21/2015

Prosecutors say recruiter Travis Devall falsified numbers to earn about $78,000 in bonuses. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Man Says He Planted Bomb At National Guard Armory in Florida

The National Guard Armory in Tallahassee has been evacuated after a man reported placing a bomb inside the facility.

07/21/2015

Dante Fowler Jr. from the Florida Gators arrives on the gold carpet with his mother Lanora Williams for the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)

Jaguars Select Florida’s Fowler With 3rd Pick In NFL Draft

The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Florida defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. with the third overall pick in the NFL draft.

04/30/2015

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Florida Bill Would Repeal Law That Bans Shacking Up

About 1 million Floridians are breaking state law by committing lewd and lascivious acts and a state senator doesn’t want them to be punished for it.

03/17/2015

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1 of 5 Students Pleads Guilty In Florida Gang Rape Case

The student was one of five football players charged with the attack. He was charged as a juvenile, along with two others.

03/17/2015

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Woman Found Dead After Mobile Home Fire

Authorities say a woman is dead following a Tampa Bay area mobile home fire.

03/17/2015

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