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Wow House: Waterfront Mansion Has its Own Name

Wow House: Waterfront Mansion Has its Own Name

Known as Villa Solstice, it features five bedrooms, seven baths and its own full catering kitchen.
'Bless You' and Gun Fiction: Are Schools Too Sensitive?

'Bless You' and Gun Fiction: Are Schools Too Sensitive?

It’s a new school year, but administrators walk a difficult line on discipline. What do you think?
Excessive Heat, Hot Cars and Dad's Bar Beat Down

Excessive Heat, Hot Cars and Dad's Bar Beat Down

Living off the grid gets woman in trouble, popcorn problems, Falcon’s Fury raises concerns and other stories from Florida Patch.
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Share Your News on Patch

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'Excessive Heat' Ahead for Tampa Bay

'Excessive Heat' Ahead for Tampa Bay

Forecasters say the Bay Area’s in for a hot weekend with feels-like temperatures climbing as high as 108.
Federal Judge Rules Against Gay Marriage Ban, Panther Cub and Gun at School

Federal Judge Rules Against Gay Marriage Ban, Panther Cub and Gun at School

Coffee drinkers pay it forward, giant grouper swallows shark whole, “Breaking Bad” star isn’t so bad and other stories from Florida Patch.
2 Airlifted After County Line Road Crash

2 Airlifted After County Line Road Crash

The accident happened near Cypress Creek Road.
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.
Alexandra Squier Memorial Fund Started

Alexandra Squier Memorial Fund Started

Friends of the Lutz woman hope to raise money for her burial and family’s expenses.
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.
Crash Closes U.S. 41 for a Time

Crash Closes U.S. 41 for a Time

State troopers say the accident happened when a driver failed to stop for a red light at the intersection with State Road 54.
Tampa International Airport Gets Boost with $1M Grant

Tampa International Airport Gets Boost with $1M Grant

Tampa Bay Rep. Kathy Castor announced Tuesday the airport is receiving funds toward improvements.
Lutz Students Head Back to Class

Lutz Students Head Back to Class

Tuesday marked the kickoff for the 2014-15 school year.
Lutz Students Head Back to Class

Lutz Students Head Back to Class

Tuesday marked the kickoff for the 2014-15 school year.
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.
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: South Tampa Mansion Has 9 Baths

Wow House: South Tampa Mansion Has 9 Baths

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.