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As Erika weakens, some in Tampa Bay area are still worried
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday, but folks in the Tampa Bay area are watching it carefully....

Officials urge residents to stay prepared tropical storm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika may be getting weaker, but Florida officials still want residents to be prepared....

Ex-Subway ad exec says he didn't know of Fogle's sex crimes
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former executive who was in charge of Subway's advertising says he wasn't aware of pitchman Jared Fogle's criminal sexual conduct with minors....

Man faces life sentence for shooting, wounding officer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A man convicted of shooting and wounding a Jacksonville patrol officer faces a mandatory life sentence....

Father, daughter, friend sentenced in fatal shooting
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida man, his daughter and his friend have been sentenced for the fatal shooting of the daughter's ex-boyfriend....

Fall classes suspended at school with machete death
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- Fall classes have been suspended at a U.S. Department of Labor vocational school in South Florida where one student was hacked to death with a machete and four other students were later charged with his murder....

3 teens arrested after stolen truck crashes into police car
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say three teens were arrested after crashing a stolen pickup truck into an undercover police car....

Will Tropical Storm Erika hit Florida? Many factors at play
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The National Hurricane Center said Friday that Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to weaken into a tropical depression....

The Latest: Tropical Storm Erica expected to be downgraded
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The latest on storm preparations for Erika (all times local):...

Consumer confidence in Florida rises slightly
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Consumer confidence in Florida is rising slightly....

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