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International Business Times
City mayor allegedly used the disabled parking badges of dead people to her car. "We expect our elected officials to set the proper example," Polk
International Business Times / Posted 8 days ago
to her car. "We expect our elected officials to set the proper example," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said, according to ABC Action News. "She not only violated the law, she embarrassed the citizens of Davenport with her illegal... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Davenport Mayor alters handicapped permits of dead people to park at City Hallin the state of Florida? The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Veh
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 8 days ago
in the state of Florida? The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has a place for you to report that abuse. Click here to fill out the Disabled Parking Abuse Complaint Form. Story Developing. Stay with ABC Action News for upda... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Grief stricken widower taken advantage of by two criminalsBARTOW, Fla. — A 74-year-old Bartow man, who ABC Action News is not identifying
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 8 days ago
BARTOW, Fla. — A 74-year-old Bartow man, who ABC Action News is not identifying, told us he’s spent his life helping others in need and never thought two people that approached him were dangerous. Bartow police say the victim recently lost his wife... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Woman accused of fleeing from police after leaving child alone in car outside Dollar Generallater arrested Bonds and said she was driving with a suspended license because
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 9 days ago
later arrested Bonds and said she was driving with a suspended license because she had not paid traffic fines. ABC Action News called Bonds Tuesday afternoon. She hung up the phone and then called back stating she was not going to... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Man tied 16-old up with rope, sexually battered herSaturday morning to her dog barking. When she looked outside she saw the Burton
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 9 days ago
Saturday morning to her dog barking. When she looked outside she saw the Burton's home surrounded by deputies. PCSO tells ABC Action News the home belong's to Burton's father who is renovating the property. When Gonzalez found out what had... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Four people attempt to climb Disney's 'Tree of Life' at Animal Kingdomafternoon. Ryan Orton took a photo of the incident in Disney's Animal Kingdom
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 9 days ago
afternoon. Ryan Orton took a photo of the incident in Disney's Animal Kingdom park on Sunday around 2 p.m. Orton tells ABC Action News "park security swiftly acted and got them down in about 20 minutes. As far as anyone knows they were "spoken... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Mass shooting at Florida mosque thwarted, Undercover FBI sting leads to arrest of Jacksonville manto federal authorities. A tip uncovered the alleged plot. Hassan Shibly the E
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 9 days ago
to federal authorities. A tip uncovered the alleged plot. Hassan Shibly the Executive Director of CAIR Florida tells ABC Action News both his mom and sister attend the mosque that investigators say was targeted. “It was very, very scary that... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Hillsborough teachers call district's salary counter-offer 'slap in the face'Teachers Association Executive Director Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins says that equa
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 9 days ago
Teachers Association Executive Director Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins says that equates to only $92 per teacher. Teachers tell ABC Action News, that amount isn't enough to cover the rising cost of their health insurance. "It was an absolute disgusting... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Man with Autism attacked, robbed while trying to make friendsthe man by his neck when they stole his cell phone and shoes. The victim, whos
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 10 days ago
the man by his neck when they stole his cell phone and shoes. The victim, whose father asked that he not be named, told ABC Action News the confrontation started at a basketball court off of Memorial Highway. The 22-year-old said he was playing... Read more
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Mashable
How to check if your Airbnb host is secretly filming youhe looked closer, well, it turned out the device was actually a concealed webca
Mashable / Posted 10 days ago
he looked closer, well, it turned out the device was actually a concealed webcam. This is not an isolated incident. As ABC Action News reported this past October, a couple staying in a Florida Airbnb noticed something odd about a smoke detector... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Body of missing 4 year-old girl found in pondand Abacus Avenue, is two blocks from her parent’s house. Police said Chelsea
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 10 days ago
and Abacus Avenue, is two blocks from her parent’s house. Police said Chelsea walked out the front door of her house on SW Keats Street near Becker Road just east of Interstate 95 around 9:50 p.m. Saturday Check for updates on ABC Action News... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Deputies investigating gas station robberies in Seminole and Oldsmararmed robbery occurred at the Circle K station at 3170 Tampa Road in Oldsmar ar
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 10 days ago
armed robbery occurred at the Circle K station at 3170 Tampa Road in Oldsmar around 11:56 p.m. Just after 1:00 a.m., an ABC Action News found a single deputy outside the RaceTrac gas station at 12574 66th Street North in Largo. There is no... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Body discovered off Egmont Keyunit recovered the body, sheriff's spokesman J.D. Callaway said. The body was t
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 11 days ago
unit recovered the body, sheriff's spokesman J.D. Callaway said. The body was taken to the marine unit headquarters at Port Tampa Bay. No further information has been released. This is a developing story. Stay with ABC Action News for... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Local prisoner work crew caught on camera not working, smoking on their timeshe says. The DOC did send a written statement on November 14. Spokesperson Mi
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 12 days ago
she says. The DOC did send a written statement on November 14. Spokesperson Michelle Glady wrote: "It's unfortunate that ABC Action News has refused to provide us the video or more information to assist in our investigation of these allegations.... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Parents of alleged Seminole Heights serial killer obtain high-profile Tampa lawyerthat was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes
KGTV San Diego / Posted 12 days ago
that was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes to soon hear in court. Fernandez tells ABC Action News he’ll have a clearer idea of the next steps for Howell Donaldson’s defense by Monday. Right now, he has a... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Parents of alleged Seminole Heights serial killer obtain high-profile Tampa lawyerthat was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 12 days ago
that was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes to soon hear in court. Fernandez tells ABC Action News he’ll have a clearer idea of the next steps for Howell Donaldson’s defense by Monday. Right now, he has a... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
Parents of alleged Seminole Heights serial killer obtain high-profile Tampa lawyerthat was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 12 days ago
that was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes to soon hear in court. Fernandez tells ABC Action News he’ll have a clearer idea of the next steps for Howell Donaldson’s defense by Monday. Right now, he has a... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Parents of alleged Seminole Heights serial killer obtain high-profile Tampa lawyerthat was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 12 days ago
that was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes to soon hear in court. Fernandez tells ABC Action News he’ll have a clearer idea of the next steps for Howell Donaldson’s defense by Monday. Right now, he has a... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Parents of alleged Seminole Heights serial killer obtain high-profile Tampa lawyerthat was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes
KIVI Boise / Posted 12 days ago
that was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes to soon hear in court. Fernandez tells ABC Action News he’ll have a clearer idea of the next steps for Howell Donaldson’s defense by Monday. Right now, he has a... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
Parents of alleged Seminole Heights serial killer obtain high-profile Tampa lawyerthat was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 12 days ago
that was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes to soon hear in court. Fernandez tells ABC Action News he’ll have a clearer idea of the next steps for Howell Donaldson’s defense by Monday. Right now, he has a... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Parents of alleged Seminole Heights serial killer obtain high-profile Tampa lawyerthat was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 13 days ago
that was their kid?" asked Naiboa. It's an answer he won’t get today but hopes to soon hear in court. Fernandez tells ABC Action News he’ll have a clearer idea of the next steps for Howell Donaldson’s defense by Monday. Right now, he has a... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Florida Veterans upset after management removes veteran memorial from retirement communityveterans watching as workers too apart the pieces of the memorial and a number
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 13 days ago
veterans watching as workers too apart the pieces of the memorial and a number of flag poles that they put in the ground. ABC Action News has learned that a World War II veteran sat and watched the flags being taken town. The 91-year-old veteran... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Murder victim's family calls McDonald's manager 'hero' for helping solve crimetook all of that worry that was out there away and she made us all whole again,
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 13 days ago
took all of that worry that was out there away and she made us all whole again," said Hoffa's father, Kenny Hoffa. ABC Action News watched as Hoffa's family hugged Walker in what was an emotional meeting 51 days in the making. "So day one... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Crime Stoppers agrees to pay McDonald's tipster $5,000 for arrest of Seminole Heights suspectto the arrest of the accused Seminole Heights murderer. The reversal of the de
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 14 days ago
to the arrest of the accused Seminole Heights murderer. The reversal of the decision comes after repeated questioning by ABC Action News. “It did not meet the Crime Stoppers category for the $5,000 on our part to be paid out,” Debbie Carter,... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Bay area man starts 'Seminole Heights' Heroine' fundraiserred-tape that has never been brought to light before this capture. The preside
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 14 days ago
red-tape that has never been brought to light before this capture. The president of Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay told ABC Action News by phone on Thursday that the rules for the reward money are clearly stated and have been written this way... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
South Seminole Heights traffic mural accidentally covered up by citymistake by graffiti abatement employee who mistook the mural as graffiti and be
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 14 days ago
mistake by graffiti abatement employee who mistook the mural as graffiti and began the process of covering it up," he told ABC Action News reporter Lauren Rozyla over the phone. The city has started the process of contacting the original artist to... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Seminole Heights street mural mistaken as graffiti, covered by asphaltregularly whipped around that corner to slow down. Mayor Bob Buckhorn made lig
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
regularly whipped around that corner to slow down. Mayor Bob Buckhorn made light of the blunder in a tweet response to the ABC Action News reporter who broke the story, writing "Yeah....not many art majors on our Graffiti Abatement team. Getting it... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Senator files bill to get rid of daylight saving time in Florida for goodduring that period.” The bill was filed on November 3. If it is passed and sig
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 14 days ago
during that period.” The bill was filed on November 3. If it is passed and signed by the governor, the bill would go into effect on January 1, 2019. Mary Stringini is a digital reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitt... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
South Seminole Heights traffic mural accidentally covered up by citymistake by graffiti abatement employee who mistook the mural as graffiti and be
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 14 days ago
mistake by graffiti abatement employee who mistook the mural as graffiti and began the process of covering it up," he told ABC Action News reporter Lauren Rozyla over the phone. The city has started the process of contacting the original artist to... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas on ABC Action News Thursdaystarts Friday, so what better way to ring in the holidays than the Charles Schu
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 14 days ago
starts Friday, so what better way to ring in the holidays than the Charles Schultz classic A Charlie Brown Christmas on ABC Action News! The iconic special first aired in 1965 and tells the story of Charlie Brown, who tries to find the true... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
McDonald's employee not eligible for reward; Man starts 'Seminole Heights' Heroine' fundraiserred-tape that has never been brought to light before this capture. The preside
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 14 days ago
red-tape that has never been brought to light before this capture. The president of Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay told ABC Action News by phone on Thursday that the rules for the reward money are clearly stated and have been written this way... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Seminole Heights Killings: Police arrest, charge Howell Donaldson III in four homicideswhere he was approached by Tampa police and he agreed to go to Tampa Police hea
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 15 days ago
where he was approached by Tampa police and he agreed to go to Tampa Police headquarters for further questioning. ABC Action News captured exclusive video of when Donaldson was taken in for questioning on Tuesday: The arrest affidavit... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Seminole Heights Killings: Police arrest, charge Howell Donaldson III in four homicideswhere he was approached by Tampa police and he agreed to go to Tampa Police hea
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 15 days ago
where he was approached by Tampa police and he agreed to go to Tampa Police headquarters for further questioning. ABC Action News captured exclusive video of when Donaldson was taken in for questioning on Tuesday: The arrest affidavit... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Seminole Heights Killings: Timeline of events that led to arrest of Howell Emanuel Donaldson IIIrights, the confronted him with the evidence asking for an explanation. Donalds
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 15 days ago
rights, the confronted him with the evidence asking for an explanation. Donaldson did not give an explanation and asked for the presence of an attorney. Mary Stringini is a digital reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
Seminole Heights Killings: Timeline of events that led to arrest of Howell Emanuel Donaldson IIIrights, the confronted him with the evidence asking for an explanation. Donalds
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 15 days ago
rights, the confronted him with the evidence asking for an explanation. Donaldson did not give an explanation and asked for the presence of an attorney. Mary Stringini is a digital reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Seminole Heights Killings: Timeline of events that led to arrest of Howell Emanuel Donaldson IIIrights, the confronted him with the evidence asking for an explanation. Donalds
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 15 days ago
rights, the confronted him with the evidence asking for an explanation. Donaldson did not give an explanation and asked for the presence of an attorney. Mary Stringini is a digital reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Seminole Heights Killings: Timeline of events that led to arrest of Howell Emanuel Donaldson IIIrights, the confronted him with the evidence asking for an explanation. Donalds
KIVI Boise / Posted 15 days ago
rights, the confronted him with the evidence asking for an explanation. Donaldson did not give an explanation and asked for the presence of an attorney. Mary Stringini is a digital reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
Seminole Heights Killings: Timeline of events that led to arrest of Howell Emanuel Donaldson IIIrights, the confronted him with the evidence asking for an explanation. Donalds
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 15 days ago
rights, the confronted him with the evidence asking for an explanation. Donaldson did not give an explanation and asked for the presence of an attorney. Mary Stringini is a digital reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Seminole Heights Killings: Timeline of events that led to arrest of Howell Emanuel Donaldson IIIrights, the confronted him with the evidence asking for an explanation. Donalds
KGTV San Diego / Posted 15 days ago
rights, the confronted him with the evidence asking for an explanation. Donaldson did not give an explanation and asked for the presence of an attorney. Mary Stringini is a digital reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Seminole Heights Killings: Timeline of events that led to arrest of Howell Emanuel Donaldson IIIto the firearm's discovery, and returned shortly thereafter. When he returned,
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 15 days ago
to the firearm's discovery, and returned shortly thereafter. When he returned, Tampa police detained him for questioning. ABC Action News got exclusive video when Donaldson was taken into custody on Tuesday: Donaldson agreed to meet at Police... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Tampa Police Chief, officers investigate tip at McDonald's; possibly related to Seminole Heightskiller. He said it would be a long night as they work to find out more informa
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 16 days ago
killer. He said it would be a long night as they work to find out more information about the person and the firearm. ABC Action News cameras were rolling as a person was taken into custody earlier today. The person is being question at Tampa... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
'I didn't know it was a crime': Man arrested for pointing laser light at sheriff's helicopterknow it was a crime, I'm sorry." Harper was then placed under arrest and charg
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 16 days ago
know it was a crime, I'm sorry." Harper was then placed under arrest and charged with Pointing a Laser Light at Driver or Pilot. His bond was set at $5,000. Mary Stringini is a digital reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter @Mary... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Health department plans to review health concerns at local high schoolBoard. The county commissioners requested more information. While more details
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 17 days ago
Board. The county commissioners requested more information. While more details will be revealed later this afternoon, ABC Action News learned the data will be collected from former students, teachers, as well as Bayshore High School... Read more
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Bizjournals
CSX train derails in Lakeland, causing molten sulfur leakCounty Fire Rescue. Crews are working with CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX) and state o
Bizjournals / Posted 17 days ago
County Fire Rescue. Crews are working with CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX) and state officials to investigate. See a tweet from ABC Action News of a statement released to the media from CSX below. Lakeland is the Tampa Bay region's largest logistics... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Officials confirm molten sulfur leak after train derails in Lakelandwere reported to be leaking. The CSX freight train derailed approximately nine
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 17 days ago
were reported to be leaking. The CSX freight train derailed approximately nine rail cars. Officials on the scene told ABC Action News that there was a small fire that was immediately controlled. According to NASA, molten sulfur can burn your... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Officials confirm molten sulfur leak after train derails in Lakelanda.m. Officials say the train was carrying molten sulfur. Approximately 9 train
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 17 days ago
a.m. Officials say the train was carrying molten sulfur. Approximately 9 train cars derailed. Officials on the scene told ABC Action News that there was a small fire that was immediately controlled. According to NASA, molten sulfur can burn your... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Man killed by SUV while waiting at St. Pete bus stopwhite SUV did not stay at the scene and police are still hoping to find and tal
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 17 days ago
white SUV did not stay at the scene and police are still hoping to find and talk to that driver. St. Pete Police tells ABC Action News that the driver who left the scene likely would not be charged, but could be key to the... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Man killed by SUV while waiting at St. Pete bus stopwhite SUV did not stay at the scene and police are still hoping to find and tal
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 18 days ago
white SUV did not stay at the scene and police are still hoping to find and talk to that driver. St. Pete Police tells ABC Action News that the driver who left the scene likely would not be charged, but could be key to the... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Pet of the week: Sweet Sylvester is a perfect lap cat seeking fur-ever homeBROOKSVILLE, Fla. - ABC Action News helps find homes for dogs and cats currentl
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 20 days ago
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - ABC Action News helps find homes for dogs and cats currently living in shelters every Friday morning our Pet of the Week segment. This week we are featuring Sylvester. He is a 7-year-old black-and-white American Shorthair cat. He... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Riverview man home from deployment gives back to homeless veterans on Thanksgivingfrom a deployment in Afghanistan spent his Thanksgiving delivering meals to mor
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 21 days ago
from a deployment in Afghanistan spent his Thanksgiving delivering meals to more than 100 homeless people. Sam Najac tells ABC Action News this is his first Thanksgiving home in ten years -- he's been wanting to help homeless veterans in the area... Read more
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