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  • 'Extraordinary' little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother

    'Extraordinary' little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:52:34 GMT
    (Photo: Courtesy Today.com via Aldrich Family)(Photo: Courtesy Today.com via Aldrich Family)
    Never underestimate the power of brotherly love. Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month.
    Never underestimate the power of brotherly love. Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month.
  • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
  • Boy, 8, bitten by shark in knee-deep water in Brevard

    Boy, 8, bitten by shark in knee-deep water in Brevard

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:52:24 GMT
    Aadyn Crick. Image courtesy WESHAadyn Crick. Image courtesy WESH
    An Indiana boy, 8, on vacation in Central Florida with his family, got bitten by a shark, WESH reported.
    An Indiana boy, 8, on vacation in Central Florida with his family, got bitten by a shark, WESH reported.
  • 'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:37:35 GMT
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Tampa veterinarian solves mystery behind dog's unusual injury

    Tampa veterinarian solves mystery behind dog's unusual injury

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:23:33 GMT
    Riccie could not walk because of an injury to her back. Family photoRiccie could not walk because of an injury to her back. Family photo
    A Tampa-area Tibetan spaniel is on the road to recovery after a quick-thinking veterinarian figured out what caused a mysterious wound to the dog's back, in one of the most unusual cases he's seen.
    A Tampa-area Tibetan spaniel is on the road to recovery after a quick-thinking veterinarian figured out what caused a mysterious wound to the dog's back, in one of the most unusual cases he's seen.
  • Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

    Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:00:09 GMT
    Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
    Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
  • Thieves in undies steal cookout fixins from restaurant

    Thieves in undies steal cookout fixins from restaurant

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:48:47 GMT
    Surveillance photoSurveillance photo
    Police in Southwest Florida are looking for three men who were only wearing underwear, when they broke on their into a restaurant and stole fixins for an early morning cookout. Surveillance cameras recorded images of the men, one of whom was clad in tightie whities.
    Police in Southwest Florida are looking for three men who were only wearing underwear, when they broke on their into a restaurant and stole fixins for an early morning cookout. Surveillance cameras recorded images of the men, one of whom was clad in tightie whities.
  • Police: Man leaves mom, 98, in truck at casino

    Police: Man leaves mom, 98, in truck at casino

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:12 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:12:03 GMT
    Police in Maryland say a North Carolina man left a vulnerable person sitting in his truck in a casino parking garage for nearly five hours: his 98-year-old mother.
    Police in Maryland say a North Carolina man left a vulnerable person sitting in his truck in a casino parking garage for nearly five hours: his 98-year-old mother.
  • Baby cakes: 'Smash' trend taking 1-year-old parties by storm

    Baby cakes: 'Smash' trend taking 1-year-old parties by storm

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:23:30 GMT
    Legions of parents have embraced the smash cake, a birthday party feature in which brand-new 1-year-olds are served cakes to destroy — adorably — in front of friends and family.
    Legions of parents have embraced the smash cake, a birthday party feature in which brand-new 1-year-olds are served cakes to destroy — adorably — in front of friends and family.
  • VIDEO: Whale lifts kayakers

    VIDEO: Whale lifts kayakers

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:52:37 GMT
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    Dramatic video shows a 90,000 lb. whale giving kayakers a ride they'll remember forever. The video was shot by one of the kayakers and begins by showing the whale in the distance. 
    Dramatic video shows a 90,000 lb. whale giving kayakers a ride they'll remember forever. The video was shot by one of the kayakers and begins by showing the whale in the distance. 
  • Bradenton man accused of impregnating 12-year-old girl

    Bradenton man accused of impregnating 12-year-old girl

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:31:02 GMT
    Zachrey McDowell is charged with lewd & lascivious battery. Manatee Co. Jail booking photoZachrey McDowell is charged with lewd & lascivious battery. Manatee Co. Jail booking photo
    A 30-year-old Bradenton man was arrested after investigators say he met a 12-year-old girl on Facebook and got her pregnant.
    A 30-year-old Bradenton man was arrested after investigators say he met a 12-year-old girl on Facebook and got her pregnant.
  • State Attorney reviewing disturbing tortoise torture case

    State Attorney reviewing disturbing tortoise torture case

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:41:53 GMT
    FWC Facebook imageFWC Facebook image
    The State Attorney's office is reviewing a disturbing abuse case involving two Orange Park teens accused of setting a rare gopher tortoise on fire and then stomping it to death. A graphic video of the abuse was circulated on social media.
    The State Attorney's office is reviewing a disturbing abuse case involving two Orange Park teens accused of setting a rare gopher tortoise on fire and then stomping it to death. A graphic video of the abuse was circulated on social media.
  • Mother takes stand in Tampa baby throwing trial

    Mother to take stand in Tampa baby throwing trial

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:07:55 GMT
    Jasmine Bedwell, the woman who caused a mistrial in the Richard McTear case last year, is set to testify Wednesday.
    Jasmine Bedwell, the woman who caused a mistrial in the Richard McTear case last year, is set to testify Wednesday.
  • Man accused of having sex with pool float, again

    Man accused of having sex with pool float, again

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:45:18 GMT
    An Ohio man faces public indecency charges after drivers spotted him apparently having sex with a pink life raft on the side of a road.
    An Ohio man faces public indecency charges after drivers spotted him apparently having sex with a pink life raft on the side of a road.
  • Plane crashes in bad weather in Taiwan, killing 51

    Plane crashes in bad weather in Taiwan, killing 51

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:05:25 GMT
    A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.
    A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.
  • Disabled bride walks down aisle with help of hi-tech suit

    Disabled bride walks down aisle with help of hi-tech suit

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:42:49 GMT
    A video of a bride with a lower body disability in Italy walking down the aisle on her own with the help of a special bionic suit was released on Facebook.
    A video of a bride with a lower body disability in Italy walking down the aisle on her own with the help of a special bionic suit was released on Facebook.
  • 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:13:03 GMT
    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
  • Mote scientists do groundbreaking research on great white sharks

    Mote scientists do groundbreaking research on great white sharks

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:48:01 GMT
    Photo: OCEARCH FacebookPhoto: OCEARCH Facebook
    For the past year, Mote Marine scientists have made all new discoveries about great white sharks.
    For the past year, Mote Marine scientists have made all new discoveries about great white sharks.
  • Strangers help Hernando sinkhole victim move out

    Strangers help Hernando sinkhole victim move out

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:29:46 GMT
    Hernando County officials gave Linda Fisher until noon Tuesday to get everything out of her house on Eldridge Dr.
    Hernando County officials gave Linda Fisher until noon Tuesday to get everything out of her house on Eldridge Dr.
  • 4 - 5,000 attend Snooty's 66th birthday bash

    4 - 5,000 attend Snooty's 66th birthday bash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:03:55 GMT
    Snooty’s 66th birthday “cake”  was made from cabbage, strawberries, pineapple, sweet potatoes and beets. South Florida Museum photoSnooty’s 66th birthday “cake” was made from cabbage, strawberries, pineapple, sweet potatoes and beets. South Florida Museum photo
    Imagine 4,000 people coming to your birthday party. That's about how many people showed up to celebrate the 66th birthday of Tampa Bay's beloved Snooty the manatee. 
    Imagine 4,000 people coming to your birthday party. That's about how many people showed up to celebrate the 66th birthday of Tampa Bay's beloved Snooty the manatee. 
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    Shannon Behnken is an award-winning reporter who specializes in real estate, property rights and consumer issues.
    Shannon Behnken is an award-winning reporter who specializes in real estate, property rights and consumer issues.
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