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  1. Man gets life sentence for 2 murdersRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A Tampa Bay area man who fled to Louisiana after killing his former girlfriend and a man she had been dating has been sentenced to life in prison. As part of a deal with Pinellas County prosecutors to avoid the death penalty, 27-year-old Jamaal Jenkins pleaded guilty to the murders Tuesday.

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  2. Rays stadium search agreement reachedRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and the Tampa Bay Rays have reached an agreement to let the team explore new stadium sites in the Tampa Bay area. The proposal comes after years of deadlock between the city and the baseball team, which plays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on a lease that lasts until 2027.

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  3. Teen girl gets 15 years for fatal robberyRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 6 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A Tampa Bay area teen has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for her role in a fatal robbery. Authorities say a then-16-year-old Detwiler lured 20-year-old Jeremy Mayers to a St. Petersburg neighborhood in July 2012 so that her friends - Scionti Hill and Franco Thomas - could rob him.

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  4. Florida mom accused of using stun gun on childRead the original story

    Monday Dec 1 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A woman faces multiple charges after police in St. Petersburg say she used a stun gun on her 3-year-old child's arm. The Tampa Bay Times reports 30-year-old Ramona Braswell was arrested Saturday at her home.

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  5. Florida family serves up holiday cheerRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 27 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A St. Petersburg family has made Thanksgiving a tradition of feeding the poor and bringing holiday spirit to those who need it. Gay and Paul Inskeep started sharing their holiday with others 14 years ago and their son has grown up thinking Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and strangers.

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  6. 5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 21Read the original story

    Friday Nov 21 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is going to announce the state's latest jobs numbers. Scott is scheduled on Friday to release information about job growth and the state's unemployment numbers during a visit to Boca Raton.

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  7. Poynter Institute lost $3.5M last yearRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    President Timothy A. Franklin said it's been a challenging few years for all media organizations, including the St. Petersburg-based school and media strategy center that teaches journalists from around the world. Earlier this week, The Tampa Bay Times reported that the University of South Florida System is exploring the purchase of 3.7 acres of the institute's vacant land.

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  8. Tampa Bay-area executive plans new art museumRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A Tampa Bay-area executive has committed up to $75 million of his personal fortune to building a new art museum in St. Petersburg. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 72-year-old Tom James has amassed more than 2,500 pieces of art.

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  9. Injured St. Pete football player receives supportRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The Northeast High School football player who lost much of his right leg following an in-game injury is receiving an outpouring of support. The Tampa Bay Times reports the St. Petersburg school's football program has started a fund with the goal of raising $50,000 to help Leshawn Williams' family pay for medical expenses.

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  10. HS football player loses leg after injuryRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A senior defensive lineman for a Tampa Bay area high school suffered a leg injury in a football game that eventually required the amputation of his lower right leg due to blood clots. The Northeast High School student's injury occurred during Friday night's game against Clearwater High School.

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  11. 17-year-old killed at Pinellas motocross trackRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A 17-year-old was killed after he crashed his dirt bike while practicing at Sunshine Motocross track near St. Petersburg. Pinellas County emergency officials tell the Tampa Bay Times that Devin Chester crashed Thursday while riding.

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  12. Hospitals grapple with possibility of EbolaRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A powerful Pacific storm predicted to grow to hurricane force churned toward Hawaii, bringing with it concerns that heavy rains and potentially destructive winds will begin hitting the state later Friday. A powerful Pacific storm predicted to grow to hurricane force churned toward Hawaii, bringing with it heavy rains and potentially destructive winds that could begin hitting the state later Friday.

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  13. St. Pete magnet school cleared of FCAT cheatingRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The state Department of Education has concluded that a St. Petersburg magnet school did not violate protocol even the results of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test given to students were flagged as statistically improbable. Last year 30 fourth graders at Bay Point Elementary School gave the same wrong answers on the same multiple-choice math questions, prompting an investigation by the Pinellas County school district.

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  14. Man backs over 1-year-old daughter in St. PeteRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Police say a St. Petersburg man accidentally backed over his 1-year-old daughter who apparently ran out behind him as he left his home. Spokeswoman Yolando Fernandez told the Tampa Bay Times that 22-year-old Kristian Brown apparently didn't realize he'd struck the girl with his SUV Thursday evening and continued down the road a short distance before realizing something had happened.

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  15. Florida woman, 22, completes walk to Niagara FallsRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A 22-year-old Florida woman has completed a 1,300-mile solo walk from her home on Florida's Gulf Coast to Niagara Falls, New York. The Niagara Gazette reports reports that Therese Simoneau of Clearwater on Wednesday finished her 81-day trek from St. Petersburg, Florida to the Rainbow Bridge near the falls, where she was met by her four-person support team.

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  16. Man wanted on homicide, arson, child porn chargesRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Authorities say a man who is wanted for killing his parents, setting their house on fire and also on child pornography charges in New Hampshire is believed to be in the Tampa Bay area. St. Petersburg police and the U.S. Marshals Service on Tuesday said that Matthew Thomas Dion has been in the St. Petersburg area since late March and was last seen on Sept.

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  17. Small plane crashes near Vinoy hotel in St. PeteRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Police say a small plane carrying three men and a 16-year-old girl crashed in a park near Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg. Officials say two people were taken to the hospital as trauma alerts following the Monday morning crash.

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  18. Entries being accepted for Florida writing awardRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    The award recognizes a living author for a body of work that is judged to be distinguished and influential to Floridians. The winner must reside in Florida.

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  19. Judge dismisses Florida widow's lawsuit againRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A federal judge has again dismissed a lawsuit against the city of St. Petersburg by the widow of a man who killed two police officers in 2011. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the judge's ruling Thursday was the latest setback for Christine Lacy.

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  20. Authorities identify pilot killed in Florida crashRead the original story

    Sep 1, 2014 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    Authorities have identified the pilot of a small banner-towing plane that crashed into the waters off St. Petersburg.

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