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A gyrocopter that illegally landed on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol is loaded onto a U.S. Capitol Police trailer April 15, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Doug Hughes, a 61-year-old postal worker from Ruskin, Florida, was quickly arrested after he landed the lightweight helicopter on the Capitol lawn to protest against government corruption and to promote campaign finance reform.  (Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Florida Gyrocopter Pilot Returns Home, Awaits Hearing

A mail carrier has returned to his home in Florida, where he’ll wait for his next hearing after flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn.

04/19/2015

A mini helicopter or gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol South Lawn area is viewed April 15, 2015, in Washington, DC. A man flying a mini helicopter illegally landed his aircraft on the west lawn of the US Capitol Wednesday, triggering street closures around the building and prompting a police investigation."The US Capitol Police continues to investigate, with one person detained," USCP officer Shennell Antrobus told AFP.
A robotic police device was seen close to the mini helicopter, apparently inspecting it. (Photo Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Gyrocopter Pilot Driving Home To Await Next Hearing

The man who flew his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn is driving back to Florida to await his next hearing.

04/18/2015

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Two Killed In Florida Crash

Two drivers are dead following a Tampa Bay area crash.

04/18/2015

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Lightning Rally For 4-3 Win Over Panthers

Ryan Callahan and Nikita Kucherov scored in the third period, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.

03/24/2015

US President Barack Obama arrives to speak about trade policies with Latin America at the Port of Tampa in Tampa, Florida, on April 13, 2012. Later today, Obama travels to the Summit of the Americas in the Colombian city of Cartagena.    AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB (Source: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Tampa Port Warehouse Reignites Fruit Fight In Manatee County

A move by the Tampa Port Authority to authorize funding to build a refrigerated warehouse has reignited worries it may compete for a fruit shipping business cultivated by Port Manatee.

03/22/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Deputy Fired, Accused Of Texting Suicide Scene Photos

A Tampa Bay area deputy is on the other side of the law after he was arrested for texting photos from a suicide investigation to his ex-girlfriend, officials said.

03/07/2015

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Dog Survives After Being Shot Twice & Tied To Tracks

A dog is expected to survive after being shot multiple times and found tied to railroad tracks.

03/05/2015

(Source: AP)

Man Charged With Murder In Death Of 3-Month-Old Daughter

A Tampa Bay-area man faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of his 3-month-old daughter.

02/22/2015

(Source: Jonchuck family)

House Panel Questions DCF Secretary On Slain Girl’s Death

A Florida House panel on Tuesday heard details on a report about a 5-year old whose father is accused of throwing her off a bridge in Tampa.

02/17/2015

John Jonchuck  (Source: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

Gardiner Wants Review Of Mental Health Services After Girl’s Death

Senate President Andy Gardiner wants the state to focus more on mental-health issues after the child-welfare system was stunned by the death of a 5-year-old girl whose father is accused of dropping her into Tampa Bay.

02/16/2015

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