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Teens Arrested After Posting Video Of Lighting Gopher Tortoise On Fire, Stomping It To Death

Northeast Florida authorities say they’ve arrested two teenage girls seen in videos posted online lighting a threatened gopher tortoise on fire and stomping it to death.

CBS Tampa–07/25/2014

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom at the end of the day during his trial in Seminole circuit court July 5, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman To Appeal Lawsuit Dismissal

George Zimmerman has filed a notice to appeal the dismissal of his defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal and three reporters.

07/25/2014

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Woman Sentenced To Prison For Trying To Arrange Marriages Between U.S., Jamaican Citizens

A Tampa woman is heading to federal prison for 15 months after her conviction on charges of conspiring to commit marriage fraud.

CBS Tampa–07/25/2014

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71-Year-Old Man Dies While Snorkeling

A 71-year-old Georgia man has died while snorkeling off Key Largo.

CBS Tampa–07/25/2014

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Gets $42M In Refunds Under New Health Law

Federal health officials say nearly 1 million Floridians who bought insurance under the Affordable Care Act will receive roughly $42 million in refunds thanks to a provision in the law.

CBS Tampa–07/24/2014

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Florida Shuts Down Jacksonville Puppy Mill

Florida has frozen assets and halted the operations of what officials say was a large English bulldog puppy mill in Jacksonville.

CBS Tampa–07/23/2014

A tropical depression moves off the coast of Florida. (credit: NOAA via Getty Images)

Tropical Depression Forms In Central Atlantic

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed over the Atlantic, though it remains far out to sea and is not expected to threaten land.

CBS Tampa–07/21/2014

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Boy, 4, Dies After Being Found On A Tampa Road

Tampa police say a 4-year-old boy is dead after being found on a road.

CBS Tampa–07/21/2014

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Snooty The Manatee Celebrates 66th Birthday

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The manatee that’s believed to be the oldest in captivity in the world is marking another birthday. Hundreds of people gathered at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton on Saturday to […]

CBS Tampa–07/20/2014

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Judge Sentences Man After Molesting, Photographing 2-Year-Old At Sea World

A federal judge has sentenced a Florida man to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography and possession of child pornography for molesting and photographing a 2-year-old girl during a trip to Sea World.

CBS Tampa–07/19/2014

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