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Closing arguments to begin in McTear trial

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Closing arguments begin Wednesday morning in Richard McTear's murder trial. 

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An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it.

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Now, there's an app that claims to keep mosquitoes away. You can download the anti-mosquito sonic repeller on your smart phone.

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Parents of Sarasota teen hit by stray bullet want others held accountable

17-year-old Teria'le was killed by a stray bullet Monday morning in Bradenton. 17-year-old Teria'le was killed by a stray bullet Monday morning in Bradenton.
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The parents of a 17 -year-old girl who was hit and killed by a bullet not meant for her are looking for justice. Teria’le Rawls was killed Monday morning when she was hit by a bullet while at a party in the Royal Palm Movie Theater parking lot in Bradenton. More>>

Debate over debates in FL gubernatorial race Video included

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Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are both proposing general election debates in the gubernatorial race this fall. Scott’s campaign on Tuesday said the governor would participate in three. Crist countered, saying he wanted more debates and proposing a slate of seven More>>

Venice pilot issues apology, explanation on deadly beach crash Video included

A statement from Karl Kokomoor is read by the pastor as his wife (far left) listens. A statement from Karl Kokomoor is read by the pastor as his wife (far left) listens.
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The pilot of the plane that crashed on Caspersen beach on July 27th killing a father and his 9 yr old daughter released a statement through the pastor of his church late Tuesday. As the pastor read the statementfrom Karl Kokomoor, the pilot's wife listened as details of what happened during thedeadly plane crash were revealed in a press conference at the church. More>>

Polk school uniforms pricey for some public school parents Video included

Dundee Ridge Middle School and Dundee Elementary School are converting to magnet programs in the fall, and the switch means a parent-teacher committee selected uniforms the students have to wear. Dundee Ridge Middle School and Dundee Elementary School are converting to magnet programs in the fall, and the switch means a parent-teacher committee selected uniforms the students have to wear.
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Some Polk County parents are baffled at the price-tags on mandatory uniforms for their children’s school. Dundee Ridge Middle School and Dundee Elementary School are converting to magnet programs in the fall, and the switch means a parent-teacher committee selected uniforms the students have to wear. More>>

Date of this year's Knight Parade is no sweetheart deal for some Ybor business owners Video included

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It's a scheduling issue for some, a relationship problem for others and a lost revenue opportunity for business owners.This year the Knights of Sant'yago Knight Parade will be held on February 14-th.Several restaurant owners in Ybor are not happy with the date.
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Defense: No evidence McTear killed baby Video included

Richard McTear in court Tuesday (pool photo) Richard McTear in court Tuesday (pool photo)
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After the state rested its case in the Richard McTear murder trial Monday, the defense began presenting its case. More>>

Million dollar bond for suspects charged in death of Sarasota teen Video included

Frank Brice (left) and Jasper Dudley (right) Frank Brice (left) and Jasper Dudley (right)
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Two teenagers have been arrested in the shooting death of 17-year-old Teria’le Rawls.19-year-old Frank Brice and 19-year-old Jasper Dudley have both been charged with principal to 2nd degree murder. More>>

Tons of rotting rice near the Port of Tampa angers residents, business owners Video included

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There's a stench in the air near the Port of Tampa, and business owners and residents say it is so bad they want to stay inside. 8 On Your Side discovered a shipment of 1,000 tons of bad rice, rotting under tarps on property owned by Tampa Marine Terminals. More>>

Pasco deputies say rugs were a front for drugs

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Pasco Sheriff's Deputies say for years, 55-year old Mark Eisenberg dealt more than rugs out of his carpet outlet store in Zephyrhills. They say he was a major drug dealer and trafficker in the county. "This is Mark Eisenberg." Said Sheriff Chris Nocco, holding Eisenberg's mug shot. z"This is not the kind of person we want in our community. More>>

7 venomous snakes removed from Sarasota man's home

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Seven venomous reptiles are now in a safe facility after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission removed them from a man unlicensed to have them last week. More>>

Girl, 9, hit by plane on Venice beach dies from injuries Video included

Ommy Irizarry with daughter Oceana - Courtesy Instagram Ommy Irizarry with daughter Oceana - Courtesy Instagram
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9-year-old Oceana Irizzary, who was critically injured in the plane crash off Caspersen Beach in Venice on Sunday afternoon, has died. More>>

Dog trapped 2 days under Clearwater house

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Imagine what it would be like to have a beloved member of your family vanish, only to learn she had never been more than a few feet away? That's what recently happened to a Clearwater family. More>>

Crist announces immediate plans if he becomes Florida's governor Video included

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Charlie Crist announced a plan Tuesday for his first day in office if he is elected to his old job as Florida governor.Crist calls the day the "First Day of Fairness" and set out five executive orders he plans to sign. More>>

Second suspect in Manatee shooting turns himself in Video included

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After the manhunt 19-year-old Frank Brice accused of being involved in shooting Sarasota teenager Teria'le Rawls, turned himself in Tuesday morning, according to Manatee County Sheriff's Office. More>>

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  • Closing arguments to begin in McTear trial

    Closing arguments to begin in McTear trial

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:09:53 GMT

    Closing arguments begin Wednesday morning in Richard McTear's murder trial. 

    Closing arguments begin Wednesday morning in Richard McTear's murder trial. 

  • An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it.

    An app that repels mosquitoes? We test it.

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:58:27 GMT
    Now, there's an app that claims to keep mosquitoes away. You can download the anti-mosquito sonic repeller on your smart phone.
    Now, there's an app that claims to keep mosquitoes away. You can download the anti-mosquito sonic repeller on your smart phone.

  • Parents of Sarasota teen hit by stray bullet want others held accountable

    Parents of Sarasota teen hit by stray bullet want others held accountable

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:33:00 GMT
    17-year-old Teria'le was killed by a stray bullet Monday morning in Bradenton.17-year-old Teria'le was killed by a stray bullet Monday morning in Bradenton.
    The parents of a 17 -year-old girl who was hit and killed by a bullet not meant for her are looking for justice. Teria’le Rawls was killed Monday morning when she was hit by a bullet while at a party in the Royal Palm Movie Theater parking lot in Bradenton.
    The parents of a 17 -year-old girl who was hit and killed by a bullet not meant for her are looking for justice. Teria’le Rawls was killed Monday morning when she was hit by a bullet while at a party in the Royal Palm Movie Theater parking lot in Bradenton.
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  • Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

    Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:07:10 GMT
    When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.
    When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.
  • US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

    US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:36 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:36:48 GMT
    Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.
    Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.
  • Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:28:53 GMT
    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that...
    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have...
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