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George Zimmerman, the acquitted shooter in the death of Trayvon Martin, faces a Seminole circuit judge during a first-appearance hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend on Nov. 19, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Business Denies Hiring Zimmerman For Security

The manager of a Florida business where George Zimmerman was questioned by police said Tuesday that Zimmerman was never hired to provide security, despite his claims otherwise to authorities.

CBS Tampa–07/29/2014

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Republican Convention Cost Tampa Nearly $677,000

The city of Tampa spent just more than half its $50 million federal security grant housing and feeding out-of-town law enforcement officers, renting portable toilets and leasing a protest area near the Forum during last year’s Republican National Convention.

11/23/2013

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Disney World Patron, Grandson Finds Loaded Gun On Ride

A Walt Disney World patron on a ride with her grandson found a loaded gun on her seat.

CBS Tampa–05/29/2013

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Police: Man Tries To Bring Nearly 30 Snakes On Plane

Authorities say a Brazilian man tried to take 27 snakes he bought at a breeder’s expo onto his flight to San Paulo.

08/24/2012

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Lady Gaga’s Security Takes Down Excited Fan

Let this be a lesson to all of the over-excited Little Monsters out there: waiting your turn is much less painful than charging ahead.

08/17/2012

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Tampa Has Spent Most Of $50 Million Security Grant

Tampa has spent all but $2.7 million of the $50 million federal grant it received for Republican National Convention security.

08/16/2012

Activists Protest Ahead Of The Republican National Convention

Tampa Has Spent Most of $50 Million Security Grant

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa has spent all but $2.7 million of the $50 million federal grant it received for Republican National Convention security. The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/QFrCCx) reports that personnel costs are taking up […]

CBS Tampa–08/16/2012

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Tampa Airport Expects Heavy Traffic For RNC

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa International Airport is preparing for the Republican National Convention by upgrading bathrooms, recruiting volunteers and upgrading curbside check-in and other areas. The Tampa Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/MfuyJw) that the Aug. […]

08/06/2012

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Bay Area Theaters Work To Keep Movie-Goers Safe

With the tragic shooting rampage that took place in Aurora, Col., theaters around Tampa Bay are taking extra measures to make theater patrons feel safe. The horrific incident that unfolded during a midnight showing of […]

CBS Tampa–07/20/2012

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Is Your Phone Spying On You? Tracking Software Reported In Smart Phones

Smart phone service providers and developers across the tech spectrum are coming under scrutiny as increasing reports shed light on the presence of tracking and spyware programming.

12/02/2011