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ESPN
New spring football league begins taking shapeLAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. -- A voice comes over the speaker phone. "Hello, this is
New spring football league begins taking shape
ESPN / Posted an hour ago
LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. -- A voice comes over the speaker phone. "Hello, this is Dave Campo." Former All-Pro wide receiver Wes Chandler, sitting with his laptop open on a broad table in an office boardroom, warmly greets the onetime Dallas Cowboys... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
Rare glimpse of manatee reaching up for snackRelated Stories CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. - Hundreds of manatees are trying to stay
Rare glimpse of manatee reaching up for snack
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted an hour ago
Related Stories CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. - Hundreds of manatees are trying to stay warm by gathering together and huddling up at the Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River and one camera caught a rare glimpse of the manatee pausing and even reaching up... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Hundreds of manatees congregate in Florida refuge to escape chilly seasIt’s estimated that as many has 400 manatees have crowded into the Three Sister
Hundreds of manatees congregate in Florida refuge to escape chilly seas
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 2 hours ago
It’s estimated that as many has 400 manatees have crowded into the Three Sisters Springs, a refuge about 65 miles north of Tampa. About 1,000 manatees live in the Kings Bay and Crystal River ecosystem, of which Three Sisters Springs is a part. A... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Cold start today, slightly warmer afternoonHere's what you need to know about the Tampa Bay area's weather for Thursday:
Cold start today, slightly warmer afternoon
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 7 hours ago
Here's what you need to know about the Tampa Bay area's weather for Thursday: Freeze Warning for Citrus and Hernando Counties until 9 a.m. Frost Advisory for inland areas of Tampa Bay Highs in the low to mid 60s this afternoon Lots of sunshine... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. RiverCold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. River
NBC Connecticut / Posted 13 hours ago
Cold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees are taking shelter in the warm waters of Crystal River on Florida's west coast. The high number of manatees has forced the refuge to close to swimmers who visited the... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. RiverCold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. River
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 13 hours ago
Cold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees are taking shelter in the warm waters of Crystal River on Florida's west coast. The high number of manatees has forced the refuge to close to swimmers who visited the... Read more
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NBC New York
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. RiverCold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. River
NBC New York / Posted 13 hours ago
Cold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees are taking shelter in the warm waters of Crystal River on Florida's west coast. The high number of manatees has forced the refuge to close to swimmers who visited the... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. RiverCold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. River
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 13 hours ago
Cold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees are taking shelter in the warm waters of Crystal River on Florida's west coast. The high number of manatees has forced the refuge to close to swimmers who visited the... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. RiverCold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. River
NBC Chicago / Posted 13 hours ago
Cold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees are taking shelter in the warm waters of Crystal River on Florida's west coast. The high number of manatees has forced the refuge to close to swimmers who visited the... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. RiverCold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. River
NBC Bay Area / Posted 13 hours ago
Cold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees are taking shelter in the warm waters of Crystal River on Florida's west coast. The high number of manatees has forced the refuge to close to swimmers who visited the... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. RiverCold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees
Hundreds of Manatees Keep Warm in Fla. River
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 14 hours ago
Cold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees are taking shelter in the warm waters of Crystal River on Florida's west coast. The high number of manatees has forced the refuge to close to swimmers who visited the... Read more
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NBC Miami
Manatees Staying Warm in Three Sisters SpringsCold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees
Manatees Staying Warm in Three Sisters Springs
NBC Miami / Posted 15 hours ago
Cold weather is sticking around the Sunshine State and now hundreds of manatees are taking shelter in the warm waters of Crystal River on Florida's west coast. The high number of manatees has forced the refuge to close to swimmers who visited the... Read more
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ABC News
Manatees Huddle Together to Escape Winter ColdHundreds of manatees have gathered together in a Florida spring to escape the w
Manatees Huddle Together to Escape Winter Cold
ABC News / Posted 15 hours ago
Hundreds of manatees have gathered together in a Florida spring to escape the winter chill, drawing scores of visitors. While there are believed to be more than 1,000 manatees currently gathered in Kings Bay, the headwaters of the Crystal River in... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Former DCF workers speak out against broken system saying high case loads hurt childrenYet, former DCF workers who spoke to ABC Action News on the condition of anonym
Former DCF workers speak out against broken system saying high case loads hurt children
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 16 hours ago
Yet, former DCF workers who spoke to ABC Action News on the condition of anonymity said the very system meant to support and speak up for children is failing them by not giving workers a reasonable workload. “We’re supposed to have 12 cases running... Read more
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NBC News
Manatees Clog Florida Wildlife Spring SeekingAnyone hoping to swim with the manatees in Florida may have to wait a bit, as t
Manatees Clog Florida Wildlife Spring Seeking
NBC News / Posted 17 hours ago
Anyone hoping to swim with the manatees in Florida may have to wait a bit, as the manatees have taken up all the room for swimming. Three Sisters Springs, a manatee refuge in Citrus County, about 65 miles north of Tampa on Florida's Gulf Coast, has... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Illegal doggy daycare closed in BradentonCode enforcement has shut down an illegal doggy daycare run out of a Bradenton
Illegal doggy daycare closed in Bradenton
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 18 hours ago
Code enforcement has shut down an illegal doggy daycare run out of a Bradenton home. A 90-pound dog killed a 6-pound terrier on Jan. 30 at Peter Pam's Sitting and Boarding in Bradenton. “Go away, she said, she’s in pain,” a friend of Pamela Morgan... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Man behind Mixon Fruit Farms dies at 87A pioneer in the citrus industry has died. Bill Mixon, 87, passed away last Fr
Man behind Mixon Fruit Farms dies at 87
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 20 hours ago
A pioneer in the citrus industry has died. Bill Mixon, 87, passed away last Friday. He’s the man behind Mixon Fruit Farms in Bradenton. It’s one of the top tourist destinations in Manatee County. Last week, he suffered a heart attack while planting... Read more
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My EastText
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chillManatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chill
My EastText / Posted yesterday
Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they like to munch on underwater plants, you might prefer a nice wedge salad, or perhaps a slice of pizza. But there is one way you and Trichechus manatus are probably a lot... Read more
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KSBW Salinas
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chillManatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chill
KSBW Salinas / Posted yesterday
Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they like to munch on underwater plants, you might prefer a nice wedge salad, or perhaps a slice of pizza. But there is one way you and Trichechus manatus are probably a lot... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chillManatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chill
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they like to munch on underwater plants, you might prefer a nice wedge salad, or perhaps a slice of pizza. But there is one way you and Trichechus manatus are probably a lot... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chillManatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chill
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted yesterday
Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they like to munch on underwater plants, you might prefer a nice wedge salad, or perhaps a slice of pizza. But there is one way you and Trichechus manatus are probably a lot... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chillManatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chill
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted yesterday
Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they like to munch on underwater plants, you might prefer a nice wedge salad, or perhaps a slice of pizza. But there is one way you and Trichechus manatus are probably a lot... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chillManatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chill
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted yesterday
Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they like to munch on underwater plants, you might prefer a nice wedge salad, or perhaps a slice of pizza. But there is one way you and Trichechus manatus are probably a lot... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chillManatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chill
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted yesterday
Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they like to munch on underwater plants, you might prefer a nice wedge salad, or perhaps a slice of pizza. But there is one way you and Trichechus manatus are probably a lot... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chillManatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chill
Local 6 Orlando / Posted yesterday
Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they like to munch on underwater plants, you might prefer a nice wedge salad, or perhaps a slice of pizza. But there is one way you and Trichechus manatus are probably a lot... Read more
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News 8000
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chillManatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chill
News 8000 / Posted yesterday
Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they like to munch on underwater plants, you might prefer a nice wedge salad, or perhaps a slice of pizza. But there is one way you and Trichechus manatus are probably a lot... Read more
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The Pine Island Eagle
Manatees didn't make the rulesTo the editor: The letter in last week's Eagle regarding the non-native status
Manatees didn't make the rules
The Pine Island Eagle / Posted yesterday
To the editor: The letter in last week's Eagle regarding the non-native status of the Florida manatee ends with the statement "This is a joke." Unfortunately I don't think the writer is referring to his letter although he should be. The fossil... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Dog attacked, killed while boarded, owners want business shut downBRADENTON, Fla. - K’lah, a 4-year-old Biewer Terrier, was attacked Jan. 30 by a
Dog attacked, killed while boarded, owners want business shut down
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted yesterday
BRADENTON, Fla. - K’lah, a 4-year-old Biewer Terrier, was attacked Jan. 30 by a dog that weighed nearly 90 pounds more than she did. Jim Dwyer said he dropped his dog off at Peter Pam’s Sitting and Boarding in Bradenton while he and his wife, Linda,... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
Manatees Crowd Spring to Evade Winter ChillManatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don’t. While they
Manatees Crowd Spring to Evade Winter Chill
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted yesterday
Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don’t. While they like to munch on underwater plants, you might prefer a nice wedge salad, or perhaps a slice of pizza. But there is one way you and Trichechus manatus are probably a lot... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chill(CNN) -- Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. Wh
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chill
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted yesterday
(CNN) -- Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they like to munch on underwater plants, you might prefer a nice wedge salad, or perhaps a slice of pizza. But there is one way you and Trichechus manatus are... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Pinellas County leads state trend towards mail-in ballotsPINELLAS COUNTY, Fla., - Little know fact: Any eligible voter in Florida can vo
Pinellas County leads state trend towards mail-in ballots
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted yesterday
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla., - Little know fact: Any eligible voter in Florida can vote by absentee ballot; no excuse needed. Voting by mail has become increasingly popular in Florida because it is so convenient, but no community has taken to the rule as... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chill(CNN) -- Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. Wh
Manatees crowd spring to evade winter chill
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted yesterday
(CNN) -- Manatees weigh half a ton and range up to 13 feet long. You don't. While they like to munch on underwater plants, you might prefer a nice wedge salad, or perhaps a slice of pizza. But there is one way you and Trichechus manatus are... Read more
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Daily Mail
About 300 manatees crowd into a Florida spring to avoid chilly watersMore than 300 manatees crowd into a warm 72-degree Florida spring to avoid the
About 300 manatees crowd into a Florida spring to avoid chilly waters
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
More than 300 manatees crowd into a warm 72-degree Florida spring to avoid the chilly waters of the Gulf of Mexico forcing the area to close More than 300 manatees crowded into Three Sisters Springs in Florida The marine mammals seek protection... Read more
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Officer.com
Online Threats for School Districts on the RiseBRADENTON, Florida -- Back in the day, when Manatee County School District Supe
Online Threats for School Districts on the Rise
Officer.com / Posted yesterday
BRADENTON, Florida -- Back in the day, when Manatee County School District Superintendent Diana Greene was a student, and when she was starting out as an administrator, tracking down a threat made against a school was much easier, for the most part.... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Search continues for Myakka City couple lost on Lake OkeechobeeThe search continues for a Myakka City couple who went missing while fishing on
Search continues for Myakka City couple lost on Lake Okeechobee
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted yesterday
The search continues for a Myakka City couple who went missing while fishing on Lake Okeechobee. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is conducting search and rescue efforts for John Russ, 72, and his wife, Diane, 62. A friend... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Over 300 manatees cause closure of Florida springsOver 300 manatees are currently crowding into a small one acre plot of Three Si
Over 300 manatees cause closure of Florida springs
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
Over 300 manatees are currently crowding into a small one acre plot of Three Sisters Springs in Florida, an incredible sight that has led to the temporary closure of the area. The popular swimming and kayaking spot has been overrun (over-swum?) by... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Video shows hundreds of manatees at Three Sisters SpringsA video taken Monday at Three Sisters Springs shows hundreds of manatees huddle
Video shows hundreds of manatees at Three Sisters Springs
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
A video taken Monday at Three Sisters Springs shows hundreds of manatees huddled up in the water, and officials say there are even more today. The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge posted on its Facebook page Monday that a portion of the spring... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Watch: Hundreds of manatees huddle together for warmthSeveral hundred manatees are huddled together for warmth at Three Sisters Sprin
Watch: Hundreds of manatees huddle together for warmth
KTVB Boise / Posted yesterday
Several hundred manatees are huddled together for warmth at Three Sisters Springs in Florida. "There are at least 500 manatees in the area," Ivan Vicente, a visitor services specialist with the Fish and Wildlife Service, told USA TODAY Network. The... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Over 300 manatees cause closure of Florida springsOver 300 manatees are currently crowding into a small one acre plot of Three Si
Over 300 manatees cause closure of Florida springs
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted yesterday
Over 300 manatees are currently crowding into a small one acre plot of Three Sisters Springs in Florida, an incredible sight that has led to the temporary closure of the area. The popular swimming and kayaking spot has been overrun (over-swum?) by... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Watch: Hundreds of manatees huddle together for warmthSeveral hundred manatees are huddled together for warmth at Three Sisters Sprin
Watch: Hundreds of manatees huddle together for warmth
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted yesterday
Several hundred manatees are huddled together for warmth at Three Sisters Springs in Florida. "There are at least 500 manatees in the area," Ivan Vicente, a visitor services specialist with the Fish and Wildlife Service, told USA TODAY Network. The... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Watch: Hundreds of manatees huddle together for warmthSeveral hundred manatees are huddled together for warmth at Three Sisters Sprin
Watch: Hundreds of manatees huddle together for warmth
Detroit Free Press / Posted yesterday
Several hundred manatees are huddled together for warmth at Three Sisters Springs in Florida. "There are at least 500 manatees in the area," Ivan Vicente, a visitor services specialist with the Fish and Wildlife Service, told USA TODAY Network. The... Read more
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Daily Journal
Watch: Hundreds of manatees huddle together for warmthSeveral hundred manatees are huddled together for warmth at Three Sisters Sprin
Watch: Hundreds of manatees huddle together for warmth
Daily Journal / Posted yesterday
Several hundred manatees are huddled together for warmth at Three Sisters Springs in Florida. "There are at least 500 manatees in the area," Ivan Vicente, a visitor services specialist with the Fish and Wildlife Service, told USA TODAY Network. The... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Man, 19, dies after crash with semi in Myakka CityA 19-year-old man died early Monday morning when he crashed into the back of a
Man, 19, dies after crash with semi in Myakka City
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted yesterday
A 19-year-old man died early Monday morning when he crashed into the back of a semi in Myakka City, troopers say. The crash happened at 7:34 a.m. on State Road 70 E, just east of M&J Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Quenten Tyler Cox,... Read more
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Yahoo News
300 Manatees Huddle Together in Warm Florida Spring, Forcing it to Close The mammals, which looked like large rocks beneath the surface, swam into Thr
300 Manatees Huddle Together in Warm Florida Spring, Forcing it to Close
Yahoo News / Posted 2 days ago
The mammals, which looked like large rocks beneath the surface, swam into Three Sister Springs in Kings Bay in Crystal River, shutting down an acre of the area on Monday... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Manatee homebuilder likely to enter Florida GOP Senate raceTALLAHASSEE — A wealthy Manatee County homebuilder is likely to jump into Flori
Manatee homebuilder likely to enter Florida GOP Senate race
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
TALLAHASSEE — A wealthy Manatee County homebuilder is likely to jump into Florida’s U.S. Senate race in a move that would pit key members of Gov. Rick Scott’s political team against Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera in the Republican primary. Carlos... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Dirty Dining: Chipotle had live, wild bird inside & salsa and cheese in a cooler turned offFrank Yearwood is a big fan of Chipotle Mexican Grill and eats there once a wee
Dirty Dining: Chipotle had live, wild bird inside & salsa and cheese in a cooler turned off
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 2 days ago
Frank Yearwood is a big fan of Chipotle Mexican Grill and eats there once a week. "I had the double steak burrito, extra cheese, extra sour cream, mild and hot salsa," Frank said. "How was it?" asked ABC Action News anchor Wendy Ryan. "Oh, it was... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Survey: High Rent prices may force young, talented workers out of Sarasota CountyRecruiting the best and the brightest to come and work in your city can be toug
Survey: High Rent prices may force young, talented workers out of Sarasota County
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 2 days ago
Recruiting the best and the brightest to come and work in your city can be tough if those recruits can't afford a place to live. Rent is so high in Manatee and Sarasota counties, according to a survey conducted by the Sarasota Young Professionals... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Two boaters still missing on Lake OkeechobeeTwo boaters on Lake Okeechobee still have not been located after they went miss
Two boaters still missing on Lake Okeechobee
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 3 days ago
Two boaters on Lake Okeechobee still have not been located after they went missing over the weekend. John Russ, 72, and his wife, 62-year-old Diane Russ, were last seen in an air boat Saturday night around Bird Island, at the Twin Markers on Lake... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Manatee Goodwill stores host 'Donate Your Ex's Stuff' campaign ahead of Valentine's DaySARASOTA, Fla. - Just in time for Valentine's Day, Manatee County Goodwill loca
Manatee Goodwill stores host 'Donate Your Ex's Stuff' campaign ahead of Valentine's Day
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 3 days ago
SARASOTA, Fla. - Just in time for Valentine's Day, Manatee County Goodwill locations are set to begin their campaign aimed at mending the broken hearted with a little support for their community. The tongue-in-cheek "Donate Your Ex's Stuff" campaign... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Bradenton murder trial to begin in slaying of pregnant womanJury selection will begin in the retrial of Everrick Houston, a Manatee County
Bradenton murder trial to begin in slaying of pregnant woman
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Jury selection will begin in the retrial of Everrick Houston, a Manatee County man charged with being one of the people responsible for the shooting that killed a woman and her baby. Houston, 34, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and... Read more
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