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Dredging of Ship Channel in Miami Damaging Coral Reef, State Says

Dredging of Ship Channel in Miami Damaging Coral Reef, State Says

A report from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection details damage to coastal aquatic life.
Floridian Steven Sotloff Held by ISIS, Cop Braves Lightning in Resuce

Floridian Steven Sotloff Held by ISIS, Cop Braves Lightning in Resuce

Should cops have body cams, school psychologist arrested, Davis Islands shooting and other stories from Florida Patch.
Auto Burglar Caught on Camera

Auto Burglar Caught on Camera

Bradenton Police say the man broke into several vehicles at Manatee Upholstery.
WATCH: Cop Braves Lightning to Save Man in Wheelchair

WATCH: Cop Braves Lightning to Save Man in Wheelchair

A Fort Myers man was stranded when his motorized wheelchair stopped working in a torrential storm.
299 Sea Turtle Eggs, Grandma Shoots Boy and Auto Burglaries

299 Sea Turtle Eggs, Grandma Shoots Boy and Auto Burglaries

Song calls out Pam Bondi, Trayvon Martin’s parents weigh in on Missouri shooting, no dogs allowed and other stories from Florida Patch.
299 Sea Turtle Eggs Rescued from Poacher

299 Sea Turtle Eggs Rescued from Poacher

The eggs have been reburied in hopes they’ll hatch someday soon.
Hospital Security Breach, Chilly Challenges and Sitter Sells Pooch

Hospital Security Breach, Chilly Challenges and Sitter Sells Pooch

Employee accused of stealing $250,000, St. Pete Beach says no to parking tickets and other stories from Florida Patch.
Warrant Out for Bradenton Sexual Offender's Arrest

Warrant Out for Bradenton Sexual Offender's Arrest

Police are looking for a little help finding him.
Manatee Students Head Back to Class

Manatee Students Head Back to Class

Monday marked the kickoff for the 2014-15 school year.
Ice Bucket Challenge Has Florida ALS Donations Pouring In

Ice Bucket Challenge Has Florida ALS Donations Pouring In

The viral stunt has been paying off for the state’s chapter of the ALS Association.
Wow House: Tampa Bay Mansion Has 9 Baths, Golf Course View

Wow House: Tampa Bay Mansion Has 9 Baths, Golf Course View

The property sits on nearly 4 acres.
Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Return at Starbucks

Pumpkin Spice Latte to Make Early Return at Starbucks

The popular fall-flavored drink will be returning Aug. 25, nearly a month before the official start of autumn.
Hurricane Season Peak: Share Your Storm Stories, Preparation Tips

Hurricane Season Peak: Share Your Storm Stories, Preparation Tips

The slow storm season has been a relief to many, but tropical weather tends to pick up right about…now.
Nominate Your Hero for a Chance to Win

Nominate Your Hero for a Chance to Win

Your coach, mentor or all-around hero could win a prize package courtesy of Patch, but time is running out to enter.
Bush Says No to Pot, Random Acts of Kindness and Monster Hammerhead

Bush Says No to Pot, Random Acts of Kindness and Monster Hammerhead

The Refinery gets recognized, same-gender schools under fire, “The Purge” has a community on edge and other stories from Florida Patch.
Arrest Made in Child's Murder, 'Love Boat' and Peek-A-Boo

Arrest Made in Child's Murder, 'Love Boat' and Peek-A-Boo

Teen indicted in Pinellas Trail murder, U.S. Coast Guard saves eight people and lower auto registration fees coming soon.
Rainy Weekend Ahead for Tampa Bay

Rainy Weekend Ahead for Tampa Bay

Forecasters anticipate conditions will improve slightly as the weekend wears on.
Man Wanted in Attempted Murder Turns Himself In

Man Wanted in Attempted Murder Turns Himself In

Bradenton police say Lens Toussaint denied allegations against him when he presented himself to police Thursday evening.
Peek-A-Boo Lounge Told to Watch its Sign Language

Peek-A-Boo Lounge Told to Watch its Sign Language

The Bradenton strip club is under fire for using offensive language on its marquee sign.
Jail Suicide, Serial Bank Robber and 'The Purge'

Jail Suicide, Serial Bank Robber and 'The Purge'

Church helps kids stand up to bullies, Bush says no to medical marijuana, Tampa Bay weekend things and other stories from Florida Patch.