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  • Two people were killed in a Tampa house fire Monday afternoon.
  • Northbound Dale Mabry Highway is closed between Ballast Point and Gandy boulevards while the Tampa Water Department repairs a water service line. (Photo: Paul Mueller, Staff)
  • Everyday Hero: David Lindsay created the Veteran's Thift Store at the Oldsmar Flea Market. Sales benefit a transitional home for homeless veterans.
  • Iraq veteran Paul Badillo holds his daughter while thanking the men who restored his custom motorcycle. The motorcycle was stolen from him earlier this summer.
  • Plant City-based director Matthew Glover recently entered his three-minute Civil War-era film in the national contest 'Project Greenlight.'
  • About a 100 people observing Thursday's National Moment of Silence gathered outside USF’s Marshall Center. Some wore red as a sign of solidarity. (Photo: Laurie Davison, Staff)
  • Riding aboard a yellow school bus, Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist made a stop in Tampa at Al Lopez Park Thursday evening. Crist criticized Governor Rick Scott for cutting education funding during Scott's first year in office. (Photo: Dalia Dangerfield, Staff)
  • With the expansion, the facility will be able to care for nearly 90,000 veterans in Pasco, Polk, Hernando and Hillsborough counties. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (center) and other city dignitaries cut the ribbon for Tampa's Water Works parks Tuesday morning. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • The park will feature a playground and water splash pad, a lawn and event pavilion, a dog park and floating docks and boat slips along the Hillsborough River.
  • The car crashed right next to the building's main air intake vent, sending smoke billowing into the retirement home.
  • Officers responding to the scene found a gaping hole in the side of the Baptist Manor retirement home on Hyde Park Place near Plant Avenue and a destroyed Ford Mustang.
  • According to authorities, Hillsborough deputies responded to a location near Hwy 60 and State Road 39 in Plant City after a man and woman were carjacked early Friday while pumping gas. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • An alligator attacked a woman canoeing on the Hillsborough River near John Sargeant Park. (Photo: Laurie Davison, Staff)
  • Crews have replaced the broken underground pipe that left the intersection of West Euclid Avenue and South MacDill Avenue flooded but work still remains. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Sky on fire: A viewer sent in this photo of the sun rising over Tampa Bay on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 5. (Photo: Maria Lementowski, viewer)
  • Teachers build guitars in the STEM Guitar Building Institute at the Erwin Technical Center and HCC's Brandon campus. (Photo: Ashley Jeffery, staff)
  • Tuesday's morning proceedings also saw McTear's mother, Jackline Patton, testify. She was emotional on the stand, discussing her drug usage, domestic violence, prison sentences and how they impacted McTear's childhood.
  • According to the Tampa police, the crash between the motorcycle and a van happened at the intersection of Habana Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • The roadway is closed while crews make repairs. Crews say the water main break created a large hole in the northbound lanes. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Everyday Hero: Chip Wright is raising money for cancer research by doing push ups. By the end of July, Wright did 20,000 push ups through his fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
  • Green ARTery, Tampa wants to connect 20 of Tampa's neighborhoods with a multi-use trail.
  • Richard McTear (center) looks on during closing arguments in his murder trial Wednesday. He is accused of throwing his former girlfriend's 4-month-old baby out of a car window. (Tampa Media Group, LLC Photo)
  • Coco's Restaurant owner Carlos Carillo said he is losing business due to a foul smell at the Port of Tampa.
  • Richard McTear is accused of throwing his former girlfriend's baby out of his car window in May 2009. McTear Jr., 26, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and other offenses in the death of 4-month-old Emanuel Murray. (Photo courtesy Tampa Bay Times)
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott was the first to take a ride in one of the driverless cars during testing today on the Selmon Expressway. (Photo: Michael Brantley, staff)
  • Fire officials said five people inside the home, including two children, made it out of the home safely. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • Richard McTear arrives for court on Thursday, July 24, 2014. (Photo: Tampa Bay Times)
  • Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn presents with budget, along with the Cuscaden Pool proposal, to the city council Thursday. (Photo: Michael Brantley, staff)
  • Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said $300,000 has been set aside to open the 77 year-old pool, which has been closed since 2009.
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