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Gulf of Mexico

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Panel Recommends Denying Drilling Permit In SW Fla

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A committee charged with providing advice and ensuring compliance for drilling in the Big Cypress Swamp area has recommended denying a permit for a Texas company that wants to drill an […]

CBS Tampa–04/01/2014

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International Trips You Can Do In A Weekend

Many international destinations close to home may prove to be a better option than South Beach or Miami. Among the best international trips that can be done in a weekend are the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Montreal and Vancouver.

01/21/2014

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2 Men Swim To Shore After Boat Sinks In Gulf

Sheriff’s deputies say two men swam to shore after their boat sank off Pinellas County.

12/02/2013

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US Senate Looks At Troubled Oyster Industry

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee is holding a field hearing in the Panhandle to hear first-hand about the near-collapse of the state’s oyster industry.

08/13/2013

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84-Year-Old Woman Attacked By Rare Bacteria In Gulf, Loses Leg

A rare bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico has left a woman fighting for her life.

CBS Tampa–08/02/2013

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Police: Fishermen Find $2.5 Million Worth Of Cocaine In Gulf

This wasn’t the “catch of the day” these fishermen expected.

06/18/2013

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Fla. AG Files Suit Against BP Over 2010 Spill

Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a lawsuit against oil company BP and Halliburton over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

04/20/2013

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No Central Agency Oversees, Inspects Cruise Ships

A byzantine maze of maritime rules and regulations, fragmented oversight and a patchwork quilt of nations that do business with cruise lines make it tough for consumers to assess the health and safety record of the ship they’re about to board in what for many is the vacation of a lifetime.

02/16/2013

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Blast Victims’ Relatives Weigh In On BP Plea Deal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shelley Anderson, whose husband was one of 11 workers killed in the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, made a New Year’s resolution to try to avoid crying in front of their children. […]

CBS Tampa–01/16/2013

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US Coast Guard Searches for 3 Missing Boaters in Hernando Beach

HERNANDO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for three missing boaters in the Gulf of Mexico. The search began Sunday night when three people failed to return to Hernando Beach in […]

CBS Tampa–04/23/2012

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