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File photo of a person holding seaweed at a beach.  (credit: Brooke Schmidt/GettyImages)

Hundreds Of Tons Of Stinky Seaweed Piling Up On Florida Beaches

Hundreds of tons of stinky seaweed are piling up on beaches from Sarasota to Clearwater, at the same time that tens of thousands of people are set to visit the area for the Republican National Convention.

CBS Tampa–08/21/2012

Premiere Of CBS Films' "Salmon Fishing In the Yemen" - Arrivals

Florida Sand-sifter Reunites People with Lost Rings

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Mike Grueninger flew home from Sanibel to Indianapolis in April 2010 without his wedding band. He was still married, but the ring was at the bottom of the Gulf, a casualty […]

CBS Tampa–04/16/2012

A 13-year-old Indiana boy was checking out of a Panama City Beach condominium with his family when he realized he’d left his phone back in the room and went upstairs to retrieve it – but the boy somehow fell 15 stories to his death.  (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images.)

Two Men Injured in Sarasota Shooting

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Two men are being treated in the hospital after being hit by gunfire in Sarasota. The victims have not yet been identified. Police say multiple shots were fired, but they have […]

CBS Tampa–04/09/2012

Two British tourists were shot and killed in Sarasota last year.  Shawn Tyson, 17, is accused of killing the tourists.  Photo by John Moore/Getty Images.

Trial Continues of Sarasota Teen Accused of Double Murder

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A friend of the teen accused of gunning down two British tourists a year ago took the witness stand Monday and said he felt horrible about being a “snitch.” Shawn Tyson, […]

CBS Tampa–03/26/2012

Craftsman House Gallery (credit: Sarah Dees)

Best Art Walks In Tampa

Art Walks are thriving on the west side of Tampa Bay, with special themes and projects planned to raise funds for worthy causes or just to raise fun.


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Last Of 11 Victims In Deadly Gainesville Crash Identified

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The last of 11 victims in a deadly interstate crash in Florida have been identified as a father, his daughter and the man’s wife. The man’s ex-wife, Celeste Knapp, says the […]


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Doctor Sentenced for Pills Distribution

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida doctor has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for helping distribute prescription pills in the Sarasota area.

CBS Tampa–01/28/2012

Amazing Video: Dog Involved In Deadly DUI Accident Swims Half-Mile To Sarasota Kayaker

A man fishing from his kayak a half-mile from Point of Rocks off Sarasota was shocked when a dog that was involved in a deadly DUI crash swam up to his boat terrified.


A Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lora turtle)  (Photo credit:  YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Once Stranded off Europe, Turtle Released in Fla.

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Marine experts have released an endangered turtle into the Gulf of Mexico three years after the creature became stranded in Europe.

CBS Tampa–12/27/2011

Fla. man charged with murder

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A 31-year-old Sarasota man has been arrested in connection with the recent slaying of a father of three.

CBS Tampa–12/05/2011