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A sea ferry called 'Riverdance' is pictured beached near Blackpool, north-west England. (Photo credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pirate-Themed Cruise Ship Runs Aground in Fla.

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Pirate-themed cruise ship carrying about 100 passengers ran aground in heavy fog on New Year’s Eve, but no one was apparently injured.

CBS Tampa–01/01/2012

Courtside Grille St. Pete (Photo credit: Barbara Ann Kelley)

Best Sports Bars In Tampa, Pinellas & Pasco

There are many sports bars in Tampa Bay. Some are ordinary and some are extraordinary. Here’s a list of Tampa Bay’s most extraordinary sports bars. All the sports bars on our list have three things in common: great food, large selection of beer, and more HD TV’s with DirectTV MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA coverage than your ordinary sports bars do.

CBS Tampa–01/01/2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 27: during practice for the IndyCar Series Honda Grand Prix of St.Petersburg on March 27, 2010 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

The Times and The Forum Ditch St. Pete Name

St. Petersburg, Fla. – In a move to better identify with it’s readers in the Tampa Bay Area the St. Petersburg Times is changing their name to The Tampa Bay Times as of January 1, 2012.

CBS Tampa–12/31/2011

Red Cross personnel transport to a hospital a wounded man. (Photo credit: ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Deputy, officer injured in crash while patrolling

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two members of a Tampa Bay area violent crimes task force were injured in a crash while on patrol.

CBS Tampa–12/10/2011

(Photo credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Holiday Festival, Food Trucks & Illuminated Boat Parade In St. Pete

If you live on the Pinellas side of the Bay and are looking for something close by to do with the family, look no further. St. Petersburg is holding a Holiday Festival and Chili Cook-off starting at noon on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

CBS Tampa–12/09/2011

Girls at St. Petersburg Hooters. (Photo credit:  Barbara Ann Kelley)

Original Hooters in Florida gets a facelift

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The original Hooters was a ramshackle, dove-gray, two-story building perched on a stretch of road between Tampa and Clearwater Beach.

CBS Tampa–12/09/2011

Santa Claus posing with his reindeer in Rovaniemi, on the Arctic circle. (Photo credit: MARTTI KAINULAINEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Holiday Glice Skating And Santa At St Pete’s North Straub Park

There are many chances to chat with Santa this holiday season and North Straub Park is your Pinellas side of the Bay to catch Santa in all his glory. There with be three different dates that you can visit with Santa at St. Peterburg’s North Straub Park: December 3-4, December 7-11 and December 15-23 from 6-9 p.m.

CBS Tampa–11/29/2011

Santa. (Photo by Cancan Chu/Getty Images)

Christmas Tree Lights and Santa’s Arrival on Black Friday

Black Friday doesn’t have to be all about early hours and door-busting sales. Escape from the large shopping crowds and kick off the Holidays with really Christmas cheer. There are two different tree lighting ceremonies both complete with Christmas Carols and Holiday lights that will make even the adults feel like a kid again. The rumor is that even Santa is going to show up.

CBS Tampa–11/23/2011

Rady is a rescue swimmer sent from Clearwater, Fla., to help aid in search and rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Class NyxoLyno Cangemi/Getty Images)

Coast Guard rescues wanted man from sinking boat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard officials have rescued a man stranded on a sinking southwest Florida boat only to learn he had a warrant out for his arrest.

CBS Tampa–11/21/2011

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Tampa crane operator injured in dock collapse

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a crane operator was injured when the dock under the machinery collapsed in Tampa.

11/09/2011

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