FOX 13 Tampa Bay

FOX 13 Tampa Bay


Bringing you the important stuff like breaking news & weather alerts. But also plenty of fun stuff, like sports updates and all those 'only-in-Florida' stories.

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RECOGNIZE HIM? Tampa police say this man threw a flaming object into a broken window at Champs Sports during Saturday night's riots. The store quickly went up in flames and was completely destroyed in the blaze. SPREAD THE WORD:

WOW! A man using a metal detector in the water near John's Pass yesterday came across his "best find ever": a woman's diamond ring! He says he plans to return the ring to its rightful owner 💍

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KNOCK KNOCK: Only in Florida would wake up to someone pounding on your front door -- only to realize it's actually two gators fighting on your porch! 🐊 WATCH:

This afternoon's protest in Plant City appears to be continuing peacefully.

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TRAGIC: A pair of young brothers, ages 6 and 7, died in a fiery wreck after stealing their grandparents' car and driving it off their property.

AWFUL: Police arrested a mom in Texas after she reported her 2-year-old son missing, sparking a statewide Amber Alert -- only to later lead them to a dumpster next to a church, where a child's body was found inside among trash bags.

@realDonaldTrump  is pulling the Republican National Convention from North Carolina. MORE:

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"The people in Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns... And if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I'm highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns." STORY:

WORLD RECORD! 633 divers in South Florida broke the Guinness World Record for the largest underwater cleanup in history, collecting thousands of pieces of trash from the ocean floor! ?

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SINGLE FILE, EVERYONE! Flamingos being ushered to safety at , along with other animals Stay safe, everyone! #HurricaneIrma 

6-year-old Jermaine had been saving up money so he could go to Walt Disney World, but he decided to spend that money on food to hand out to Hurricane Dorian evacuees instead ??

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Police say this Winter Haven 15-year-old girl is missing. Please retweet to spread the word.

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19-year-old Mohammed Haitham from St. Pete was one of three victims killed in yesterday's mass shooting in Pensacola. He joined the Navy after graduating from Lakewood High School, where he was a track star. Friends said he died trying to stop the shooter.

President Trump’s cameo in “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York” was reportedly cut from showings of the movie on Canadian broadcasts. The network says it was to make room for commercials.

Bartow PD: Satan-worshiping girls, ages 11 & 12, planned to kill at least 15 students, then drink their blood:

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