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UPDATE: Two officers shot in Lake Wales, injuries non-life threatening.

The suspect was also shot and is in custody.


Lake Wales Police Chief holds press conference

Two Lake Wales police officers are recovering after they were injured in a shootout Tuesday night on Hillside Avenue. The man police say shot them, John Goepferich, was also injured and is in custody.

Watch Mayor Bob Buckhorn's acceptance speech

Tampa will have four more years with Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

Don't venture too close to this Honeymoon Island State Park resident

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes are residents at Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin.

Family raising money for toddler who can't be in sun

A St. Petersburg family hopes a clinical trial in Seattle can help save their son's life.

Midland Ice Caves

A wall of pure ice found in a New Brunswick, Canada forest has been dubbed the Midland Ice Caves.

Retired Dunedin teacher walking from Tampa to the Bronx

Richard J. Albero is walking from Steinbrenner Field in Tampa to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. He set out this morning.

Controversy erupts over Confederate soldiers in Veterans Hall of Fame

The Civil War officially ended 150 years ago, but a new battle front has opened up in Tallahassee.

VIDEO from the scene: Detectives investigating possible Tampa homicide

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible homicide in the Carrollwood area of Tampa.

Fire breaks out at Disneyland's 'it's a small world' ride

Disneyland fire crews quickly doused the flames. No one was hurt and there was no damage to the ride.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off into night sky

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying two communication satellites into the night sky Sunday, March 1, 2015.

LISTEN: Transmission from the air traffic controller to the pilot

Listen to the transmission of Sarina Gumbert talking to the pilot of a small plane as she helped avoid a midair collision.

Sarina Gumbert talks about being an air traffic controller

Sarina Gumbert, an air traffic controller at the Central Florida Terminal Approach Control, helped a small plane and a JetBlue plane avoid a midair collision on Oct. 24, 2014. Gumbert will be recognized for her actions next week in Las Vegas.

Her 'More Too Life' Center helps sex-trafficking victims

Brooke Bello was raped as a child and became trapped in prostitution. She now spends her time helping other girls and women.

Everyday Hero: Lisa Metts

Teacher Lisa Metts immediately started to rebuild her former elementary school's library after it was destroyed by a fire.

Duncan family reunited with service dog after four days of confusion

Christopher Duncan, who is legally blind, is reunited with his service dog, 1-year-old Sasha, after four days of confusion. Sasha is a German Shepherd mix.

Closer look at FedEx hub plans

Officials who worked hard to bring FedEx to town got a first look at the massive construction project going on just north of U.S. 27 and east of I-75 Friday.

Art exhibit explores 'a history of water'

What does water look like when you take the water out of, well water?

Q&A with Sen. Marco Rubio at CPAC

Senator Marco Rubio spoke about American exceptionalism.

Q&A with Jeb Bush at CPAC

eb Bush defended his conservative credentials, tax cuts and smaller government as Florida’s governor, at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday.

Anne Heche and Jason Isaacs talk Dig - Escape the Room

"Dig" debuts on USA Network March 5. Two days before, "Dig - Escape The Room" sets up shop at Universal Studios Florida near the Disaster area.

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