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Anne Heche's Son Mourns His MotherAnne Heche's son paid tribute to his mother Friday, saying the family had lost "a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend."
Florida Students Return To Schools Reshaped By Gov. Ron DeSantis' Anti-'Woke' Education AgendaAfter 15 years teaching second and third grade at Burney Elementary, a 350-student school 30 minutes outside Tampa, Emily Lee set up her classroom this month to welcome three- and four-year-olds for pre-K. It's a change she has embraced, she said, a chance to get kids on the right path in their educational journey from a young age.
Preschool Teacher Arrested For Child AbuseDeputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office have arrested a preschool teacher for child abuse on a student on August 10. 
Former High School Teacher And Theme Park Employee Guilty Of Attempting To Meet A Minor For SexUnited States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that a federal jury has found Dennis Lee Line (51, Winter Springs) guilty of one count of attempting to coerce or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. Line faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison. He had been indicted on April 6, 2022. A sentencing date is scheduled for November 2, 2022.   
An Alligator In Florida Was Euthanized After Being Found With A Knife In Its HeadA Florida alligator was euthanized after bystanders spotted the reptile swimming with a knife stuck between its eyes, officials say.
Trump Lawyer Claimed No Classified Material Was At Mar-A-Lago In Signed Letter To The Justice DepartmentOne of former President Donald Trump's attorneys signed a letter in June asserting that there was no more classified information stored at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
Southbound I-275 Lanes On Howard Frankland Bridge To Close August 15All Southbound I-275 travel lanes on the Howard Frankland Bridge from Tampa to St. Petersburg will close on Monday, August 15, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. weather permitting. 
Two Teens Charged In Connection With A Traffic FatalityOn August 10, Tampa Police arrested two subjects in connection with a DUI-related traffic fatality that happened in the early hours of July 24 and resulted in the death of a 16-year-old male. 
Toyota Is Offering To Buy Back An Electric SUV Because Its Wheels Could Fall OffIn June, Toyota issued a warning to owners of its BZ4X electric SUV that they should stop driving the vehicle and have it transported to a dealership because of a severe problem: the wheels could fall off while driving even after just a short time on the road.

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Mar-a-Lago search warrant released, reveals FBI seized top-secret classified documentsThe federal government is investigating former President Trump for potential violation of three criminal statutes, including the Espionage Act, according to the unsealed search warrant that was executed at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence Monday and reviewed by CBS News.
Trump says he took the Fifth in questioning in New York Attorney General fraud investigationFormer President Donald Trump said he refused to answer questions from investigators with the New York Attorney General's office on Wednesday, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Trump calls FBI search of Mar-a-Lago estate 'prosecutorial misconduct'Federal agents searched former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach on Monday as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence.
Olivia Newton-John, known for her role in 'Grease' and hit song 'Physical,' dies at 73Singer, songwriter, and actress Olivia Newton-John died Monday morning at 73.
Father and son sentenced to life in prison for federal hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery's killingTwo of the three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery as he jogged through a Georgia neighborhood in early 2020 were sentenced to life in prison Monday for federal hate crimes.
China Launches Long-Range Airstrike Drills Around Taiwan On Fourth Day Of Military ExercisesChinese forces took part in drills focused on land attacks and long-range airstrikes around Taiwan on Sunday, its military said, on what was expected to be the final day of extensive exercises rolled out in response to a visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Brittney Griner Sentenced To Nine Years In Russian Jail For Drug-SmugglingBrittney Griner, WNBA star, was convicted of deliberately smuggling drugs into Russia and sentenced to nine years of jail time Thursday in a case that has raised concerns she is being used as a political pawn in Russia's war against Ukraine.
NFL Suspends Miami Dolphins Owner And Strips Team Of A Draft Pick After Tampering And Tanking ProbeThe NFL stripped the Miami Dolphins of two draft picks and suspended and fined owner Stephen Ross after a probe into allegations of tampering and tanking found that his team had impermissible contact with star quarterback Tom Brady and the agent of former coach Sean Payton.
Miami Marlins' Daniel Castano Hit In The Head By 104mph Line DriveMiami Marlins pitcher Daniel Castano was struck in the head by a 104 mph line drive from the bat of Cincinnati Reds third baseman Donovan Solano in the game's first inning on Thursday.
Chase Ealey Claims Gold And Becomes The First American Woman To Win Shot Put World TitleChase Ealey became the first American woman to win the shot put world title at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 16. 
Lia Thomas Nominated For NCAA 2022 Woman Of The Year AwardThe University of Pennsylvania nominated swimmer Lia Thomas, for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Tampa Bay Gets New Male and Female Indoor Soccer TeamIt’s a pro-indoor soccer team called The Strikers, and will give women and men an equal playing field for the first time in Tampa Bay history!