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A Florida county school board has begun the process of eliminating the titles of valedictorian and salutatorian for the top-ranking members of their graduating high school classes, citing an overly competitive and “insane” race to the top by students. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Fla. School Board May Remove Title Of Valedictorian Due To ‘Insane’ Competition

Land O’Lakes, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – A Florida county school board has begun the process of potentially eliminating the titles of valedictorian and salutatorian for the top-ranking members of their graduating high school classes, citing an […]

CBS Tampa–07/02/2014

Studies suggest focusing to narrowly on grades may be doing more harm than good for school kids. (Getty Images)

Florida Parent Gives Letter Grades An ‘F’

A Florida mother was upset that her son made the honor roll despite getting a ‘D’ in one class, so she decided to work more closely with the school.

CBS Tampa–11/15/2013

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Woman Shot In The Leg From Bullet Used In Suicide

A woman standing outside a condo complex was hit in the leg by the bullet a man had just fired to commit suicide.

CBS Tampa–10/22/2013

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Panama, Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Oldest Dolphin, Dies

CLEARWATER (CBS Tampa) – Panama, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s oldest dolphin, has died. The Tampa Bay Times reports she was 40 years old. In the wild, the average lifespan is about 25 years. Trainers say her […]

CBS Tampa–09/26/2013

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(AUDIO) Matt Baker from the Tampa Bay Times: Parents Don’t Realize How Hard They Are on Student Athletes

Matt Baker from the Tampa Bay Times joined Booger and Rich to talk about his series with John Cotey regarding high school athletics and the pressure felt by schools from parents who continue to push […]

98.7 The Fan–07/18/2013

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Woman Wears Mermaid Tail, Banned From Community Pool

LITHIA, Fla. (AP) — A woman has been banned from swimming in her community’s pool because she wants to wear a blue, silicone mermaid tail. Jenna Conti, who lives in a subdivision east of downtown […]

CBS Tampa–07/18/2013

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Best Tampa Bay Music Connoisseurs To Follow On Twitter

If you’re not a member of the Twitter generation, there’s no time like the present to get started and make sure you’re at the front of the line when it comes to finding out about the best shows in the area.

02/03/2013

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Shelton: Where’s the Hockey, Where’s the Outrage?

Anders Lindback did not pitch a shutout in the Lightning’s home opener Tuesday night. He did not stop 27 shots, including a stand-on-his-head game-saver in the final minute. He did not make you think the […]

98.7 The Fan–10/17/2012

A badge is seen on a police officer for the Tampa Police Department.  (credit: Joe Raedle/GettyImages)

Tampa Police To Hand Out Guide To Protesters

Tampa Police will hand out a guide with tips for protesters during the Republican National Convention.

CBS Tampa–08/21/2012

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Porn Actress Enters Plea In Murder Case

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A porn actor accused with her boyfriend of killing a tattoo parlor owner during a sex party has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge that will get her 40 […]

CBS Tampa–05/21/2012

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