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Florida Tax-Free Holiday Back for Another Year

Florida Tax-Free Holiday Back for Another Year

The state's tax-free sales holiday runs from August 1 until August 3.
13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Tampa Woman Facing Prison for Immigration Marriage Fraud

Tampa Woman Facing Prison for Immigration Marriage Fraud

Cassandra Hamilton is headed to prison after federal investigation found she helped arrange U.S. marriages for foreign nationals.
86-Year-Old’s Dog Snatched in Front of Her

86-Year-Old’s Dog Snatched in Front of Her

The Tampa Police Department is trying to help the woman get her beloved pet back home.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
Mosquito Repellent: There’s an App for That

Mosquito Repellent: There’s an App for That

A new smartphone app claims to repel mosquitoes.
New Poll Puts Former Gov. Crist ahead of Gov. Scott

New Poll Puts Former Gov. Crist ahead of Gov. Scott

Former Gov. Charlie Crist leads incumbent Gov. Rick Scott in gubernatorial race, according to polling results released Wednesday.
WATCH: Marissa Alexander Denied ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearing

WATCH: Marissa Alexander Denied ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearing

A judge denied Jacksonville woman Marissa Alexander a hearing to bring more evidence before the court in her “stand your ground” case.
MacDill Ranks 6th in Best Bases for Airmen

MacDill Ranks 6th in Best Bases for Airmen

It tied for the honors in an Air Force Times survey with Grand Forks in North Dakota.
UCF Housing Assignment Goes Down The Toilet

UCF Housing Assignment Goes Down The Toilet

Incoming University of Central Florida freshman Ashlyn TenBieg was placed in a bathroom for her housing assignment.
Florida, Georgia, Maine Lead Nation in Military Enlistments

Florida, Georgia, Maine Lead Nation in Military Enlistments

U.S. Department of Defense statistics reveal that more than 7 out of 1,000 people between the age of 18 and 24 from these states have enlisted in the military.
VIDEO: Exotic Tegu Lizards Lurking in Florida

VIDEO: Exotic Tegu Lizards Lurking in Florida

Wildlife officials warn Floridians to keep an eye out for exotic Argentine black and white tegu lizards in the Tampa Bay and Miami areas.
Police Searching for Missing Naples Girl

Police Searching for Missing Naples Girl

Nicole Jeanne Pierson, 16, went missing from her Naples home Friday morning, according to police.
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist Picks Running Mate in Re-election Bid

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist Picks Running Mate in Re-election Bid

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist picks Miami-Dade Democratic Party chair Annette Taddeo as his running mate.
UPDATED: Help Find Tampa Bay Pets Permanent Homes

UPDATED: Help Find Tampa Bay Pets Permanent Homes

Hillsborough County Animal Services is at capacity and holding an adoption drive Saturday.
Pythons Invade Southern Florida

Pythons Invade Southern Florida

Young Burmese pythons are turning up in urban neighborhoods bordering Florida’s Everglades.
Twins Stabbed Punctual Man on Bus, Cops Say

Twins Stabbed Punctual Man on Bus, Cops Say

The brothers are accused of stabbing a man on a HART bus.
State Leaders Agree They Broke Florida Law

State Leaders Agree They Broke Florida Law

Florida legislative leaders Don Gaetz and Will Weatherford agree with judge's ruling that the state’s congressional map was gerrymandered.
Two Florida Officers Tied to KKK, State Says

Two Florida Officers Tied to KKK, State Says

Police in Fruitland Park are said to have ties to the Ku Klux Klan.