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  1. Amber Alert issued for two young Florida children last seen in St. Petersburg areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - An Amber Alert has been issued for two young children last seen in the St. Petersburg, Fla.

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  2. Rays allowed to expand new ballpark search to HillsboroughRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 14 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The Tampa Bay Rays' search for a new home will extend to neighboring Hillsborough County under a deal approved by the St. Petersburg City Council. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the agreement approved Thursday gives the Rays 60 days to outline, in writing, the process the team will use to evaluate sites.

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  3. Police: convenience store owner at center of fraud ringRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 12 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Authorities say a convenience store operator is responsible for a fraud ring involving six Tampa Bay area stores and more than a million dollars in losses. The Tampa Tribune reports that Wail Mari, owner of King Food Mart, was charged Tuesday with public assistance fraud, scheme to defraud and trafficking in credit cards.

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  4. Philadelphia newspapers, website handed off to new nonprofitRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 12 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The owner of Philadelphia's two largest newspapers and their joint website, philly.com, has handed them off to a nonprofit created to help them survive the digital age with help from foundation grants, university partnerships and other boosters. Local philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, who bought the media company 19 months ago, will give the struggling properties to the new Institute for Journalism in New Media and donate $20 million to endow the enterprise.

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  5. Florida man faces child neglect after girl eats synthetic marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 11 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Mexico began the process of extraditing drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, two days after the famed fugitive was recaptured following a dramatic, months-long hunt. Mexico has begun the process of extraditing drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States after the famed fugitive was recaptured following a dramatic, months-long hunt featuring movie stars, sewer escapes and... Police van driver Caesar Goodson was with Freddie Gray for every second of his 45-minute trip from the site of his arrest to the Western District police station, where Gray arrived critically injured and... A Maryland appeals court has postponed the trial of a police van driver charged with second-degree murder in death of Freddie Gray.

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  6. Matthew DeRemer: Florida veteran's final Facebook post goes viralRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A former Marine's chilling final Facebook post is going viral after he was tragically killed in an apparent New Year's Eve drunk driving accident in Florida.

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  7. St. Pete to start thinking outside box on gun violenceRead the original story

    Jan 1, 2016 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Reeling from a surge of murders at year's end, St. Petersburg officials say they are willing to explore a variety of options to bring the violence under control. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Mayor Rick Kriseman is studying several possibilities.

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  8. St. Petersburg police search for teen's killerRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    St. Petersburg police continue to search for the killer of a 17-year-old boy who was found shot in a dirt alley a few blocks from an elementary school. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Jaquez Eugene Jackson's body was discovered early Sunday, hours after he was killed in what police think was a drive-by shooting.

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  9. Car crashes into house while fleeing shooting sceneRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Authorities say a man crashed into a Tampa Bay area house while speeding away from the scene of a shooting. St. Petersburg police report in a news release that officers were responding to a possible brawl in the neighborhood early Wednesday morning.

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  10. Boy accused of stealing car from 89-year-old Florida manRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 12-year-old boy is accused of stealing a car from an 89-year-old man in St. Petersburg, Florida, after telling the man his tire was low.

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  11. Police: Teen fatally shot during 'verbal' altercationRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Police say one teenager is dead following a "verbal" confrontation with another teen in St. Petersburg. Assistant police Chief Jim Previtera called the Wednesday afternoon shooting a "name-calling" that ended in the shooting death of 17-year-old Gabriel Wallace.

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  12. Loaded gun found at high school during theft investigationRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A theft investigation at a Tampa Bay area high school led to police finding a loaded gun in a classroom St. Petersburg police spokesman Mike Puetz told the Tampa Bay Times that the Monday incident at Gibbs High School was under investigation, and no charges had been filed. Police say officers were on the campus investigating the theft of a wallet when a school resource officer and a school staff member found the weapon in a drawer.

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  13. Parents across Florida push to bring back recess in schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A group of St. Petersburg parents are petitioning the Pinellas County School Board and the superintendent to bring back recess for all elementary school students. It's part of a grass roots push that is catching fire across the state, and this month resulted in a bill in the Legislature that would make recess mandatory in Florida.

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  14. Police step up mosque patrols after discovery of pig's headRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Philadelphia police will step up patrols around worship sites as they look for the person who left a severed pig's head outside a city mosque. The police department meanwhile hopes to enhance security video that shows someone throwing the animal's head out the passenger door of a red pickup truck, Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Tuesday. 3 comments

  15. Mayor of St. Petersburg Rick Kriseman says he's banning Donald Trump from the cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A Florida mayor says he's banning Donald Trump from his city after the Republican presidential candidate called for the U.S. to stop Muslims from entering the country. Playing off of Trump's earlier words, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman tweeted Monday that he was banning Trump "until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps."

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  16. Florida athletes win Key West TriathlonRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Yunior Rosete Torres, 31, of Aventura finished in 1 hour, 58 minutes and 43 seconds Saturday. Imke Oelerich, 26, of Davie was the women's winner at 2:22:37.

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  17. Boy, 6, dies days after falling into swimming poolRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    According to a news release from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Matthew Dixon died Thursday at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Deputies say the boy and his friends were playing with water guns on Saturday when he fell into the swimming pool.

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  18. Gulfport, Florida, police chief's cruiser stolen from drivewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The Associated Press has learned that Defense Secretary Ash Carter will order the military to open all combat jobs to women, and is giving the armed services until Jan. 1 to submit plans to make the historic change. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday ordered the military to open all combat jobs to women, rebuffing requests by the Marine Corps to exclude women from certain front-line combat jobs.

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  19. Gulfport police chief's cruiser stolen from drivewayRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Thieves recently stole the Gulfport police chief's cruiser from the driveway of his home in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg police spokesman Mike Puetz says Chief Robert Vincent parked his 2014 Dodge Charger outside his home on Nov. 22. The next morning it was gone.

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  20. Man hit by van outside Eddie Izzard showRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2015 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Authorities say a van hit an elderly man outside a Tampa Bay area performing arts center about two hours before actor and comedian Eddie Izzard was set to take the stage. Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw says the crash occurred behind Ruth Eckerd Hall shortly before 6 p.m. Monday.

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