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DCF (Source: www.myflfamilies.com/)

DCF Chief: Hotline Refused Call Week Before Girl’s Death

The secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families told lawmakers Wednesday that the state abuse hotline screened out not one but two calls about potential danger to 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck — with the first call a week before her death in the waters of Tampa Bay.

02/04/2015

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Former NFL player Warren Sapp appears onstage at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's 24th Annual Sports Spectacular at the Century Plaza Hotel on June 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Ex-NFL Star Warren Sapp Arrested In Phoenix

Former NFL lineman and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp was arrested Monday on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute and allegedly assaulting two women, Phoenix police said.

02/02/2015

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Woman Mauled By Black Bear At Wildlife Sanctuary

A 400-pound black bear mauled a woman’s arm while at a Tampa Bay area wildlife sanctuary, according to authorities.

01/24/2015

(Source: AP)

Man Convicted Of Fatally Beating Ex-Girlfriend’s Daughter

A Tampa Bay area man convicted of killing his former girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter could be facing the death penalty.

01/22/2015

(Source: Jonchuck family)

Funeral Services Held For Girl Dropped Over Bridge

Phoebe Jonchuck, the 5-year-old who lost her life when she was tossed from a bridge, will be laid to rest Wednesday afternoon.

01/14/2015

An image of a cruise ship.  (Source: CBS4)

Dead Cruise Ship Worker Found On Clearwater Beach

The body of a cruise ship worker reported missing washed up on a Clearwater Beach, according to authorities.

12/26/2014

Source: CBS4

Teens Charged With Threatening 911 Dispatchers

Authorities say three Tampa Bay area teens have been charged with making threatening calls to Hillsborough County’s 911 dispatch center.

12/24/2014

(Source: AP)

Ibanez, Cash, Wakamatsu Finalists To Manage Rays

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Dave Martinez, the Rays’ bench coach for the […]

11/22/2014

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Tampa Bay-Area Neighborhood Afflicted With Holes 

On Monday a car was swallowed whole by a hole that formed in a Tampa-Bay-area neighborhood. Now the neighborhood is becoming Swiss cheese, as another deep crater has formed the following day.

11/12/2014

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Hole Swallows Car, Forces Tampa-Area Families To Evacuate

Engineers aren’t confirming it’s a sinkhole, but a 10-foot wide by 10-foot deep hole forced six Tampa Bay-area families from their homes.

11/11/2014

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