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Lawmakers plan $200M to clean, close leaky Piney Point reservoir

It is not immediately clear how officials plan to tackle the huge engineering challenge.

Engineers dismiss 2nd breach risk at Piney Point phosphate reservoir

A drone discovered a possible second breach in the Piney Point reservoir.

Piney Point Update: Crews working to avoid a ‘catastrophic’ flood

Officials are trying to prevent and respond to, if need be, a real catastrophic flood situation.

Piney Point: Leak at wastewater pond prompts evacuations

Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency evacuating homes near Bradenton.

Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped US water plants

Experts said the attack at the plant 15 miles northwest of Tampa seemed ham-handed.

Florida man charged with trespassing after run on Super Bowl field

Yuri Andrade, 31, scampered onto the field Sunday night in the fourth quarter.

⚡Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are Super Bowl 55 Champs

The Buccaneers dethroned the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 Sunday night at Raymond James Stadium.

Super Bowl in Tampa creates ‘craziness’ outside, inside

The NFL’s signature event looked nothing like any of the previous 54.

Florida Man identified in photo carrying Pelosi’s lectern arrested

The man in viral photo is a dad of five with a history of cocaine and marijuana arrests.

Florida vet school uses novel approach to save seahorse

Gas bubble disease is common in aquariums. Seahorses are particularly vulnerable to the illness.

Gasparilla Pirate Fest in Tampa postponed due to pandemic

The popular waterfront festival has been postponed amid a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases.

The Weeknd to perform at Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show

The Weeknd will bring his popular falsetto vocals to the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Trump, Biden appeal to Florida voters to turn out in person

More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail.

Pinellas County is one to watch on election night

As one of the largest counties in the state, is one of those places likely to track the final outcome.

Confusion over eviction ban led to selective enforcement

What a two-month investigation by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism found out.

Tampa teenager accused in Twitter hack pleads not guilty

Graham Ivan Clark, 17, is accused of using the hijacked Twitter accounts to scam people around the world.

Weeki Wachee, known for mermaids, now sleeps with the fishes

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation dissolving the city of Weeki Wachee.

Sarasota police officer on leave after pressing knee into man’s neck

An officer put his knee on Patrick Carroll, 27, as he arrested him May 18.

Late night clashes in Tampa Bay end day of peaceful protests

Protesters fled, screaming and angry, and police made dozens of arrests.

Pastor Arrested for Violating Florida Rules amid Virus Outbreak

The pastor of a megachurch held two Sunday services with hundreds of people.

Navy Sailor Assigned to CENTCOM Found with Virus

The sailor returned to the U.S. from overseas travel on March 15, and was into precautionary quarantine.

Bloomberg Opens New Campaign Offices Throughout Florida

The former New York mayor already had offices in St. Pete, Orlando, and the Little Havana area of Miami.

Fake Frogs in School Dissections Eliminate Gross-out Factor

One Florida high school recently tried to eliminate the gross-out factor by using fake, yet highly realistic, frogs.

Red Tide is Back in Florida’s Southwest Coast

Scientists also observed low concentrations of the red tide algae in Lee County.

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