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Tampa, Florida: City in Central Florida, United States
Tampa is a major city in, and the county seat of, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. It is on the west coast of Florida on Tampa Bay, near the Gulf of Mexico. Tampa is the largest city in the Tampa Bay Area. With an estimated population of 399,700 in 2019, Tampa is the 48th most-populous city in the U.S. and the third-largest city in Florida after Miami and Jacksonville. The bay's port is the largest in the state, near downtown's Channel District. Bayshore Boulevard runs along the bay, and is east of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood.

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2 arrested after they rob two convenience stores in Tampa, police say [Video]

2 arrested after they rob two convenience stores in Tampa, police say

Two people were arrested after police said they robbed two convenience stores Monday.

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Riverwalk Halloween Hunt | Morning Blend [Video]

Riverwalk Halloween Hunt | Morning Blend

Halloween Hunt is a new not-too-spooky free virtual Halloween celebration along Tampa’s spectacular Riverwalk that the whole family can enjoy.

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Pregnant woman, unborn child dead after attack in Tampa, police say [Video]

Pregnant woman, unborn child dead after attack in Tampa, police say

A man was arrested and charged after police said he caused the deaths of a victim and her unborn child early Saturday morning.

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Man's body found by Tampa officials after multiple witnesses say the swimmer was in distress [Video]

Man's body found by Tampa officials after multiple witnesses say the swimmer was in distress

Tampa police found the body of a swimmer in distress Friday afternoon.

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Florida deputy caught on bodycam video saving man choking on sandwich [Video]

Florida deputy caught on bodycam video saving man choking on sandwich

A Hillsborough County deputy saved a man from choking on a sandwich in Tampa on Tuesday.

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This is the U.S. campaign, on Israeli streets [Video]

This is the U.S. campaign, on Israeli streets

"You have to thank Trump" posters in Hebrew suddenly started appearing on minibuses in Tel Aviv this week, as Republican ads brought the race for the White House onto the streets of Israel. Democrats..

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FlixBus launches in St. Pete, relaunches in Tampa Thursday [Video]

FlixBus launches in St. Pete, relaunches in Tampa Thursday

FlixBus, a low-cost bus service, is launching in St. Pete and relaunching in Tampa on Thursday. Story: https://wfts.tv/33ZB04b

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Paul Davis Restoration | Morning Blend [Video]

Paul Davis Restoration | Morning Blend

Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Tampa is part of a national franchise organization that provides services to repair and clean up damage.

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New master plan for Robles Park Village includes a Zion Memorial Park [Video]

New master plan for Robles Park Village includes a Zion Memorial Park

A new master plan for one of Tampa's most historic neighborhoods includes up to a thousand new homes for families and seniors, as well as a memorial park to honor those buried at Zion Cemetery. Story:..

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HCSO invesitgating shooting death of 10-year-old boy in Tampa [Video]

HCSO invesitgating shooting death of 10-year-old boy in Tampa

HCSO invesitgating shooting death of 10-year-old boy in Tampa

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HART launching driverless shuttle in downtown Tampa [Video]

HART launching driverless shuttle in downtown Tampa

HART is launching the Tampa Bay area's very first, autonomous vehicle — The HART SMART AV.

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Protest calls for the removal of Christopher Columbus statue in Tampa [Video]

Protest calls for the removal of Christopher Columbus statue in Tampa

A Christopher Columbus protest got a little tense when Tampa police showed up on Sunday. Story: https://wfts.tv/33PsyVd

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Sister Hazel | Morning Blend [Video]

Sister Hazel | Morning Blend

Platinum-selling group, Sister Hazel, will be bringing their energetic show featuring new music and chart-topping hits to play their first ever drive-in concert at Raymond James Stadium Parking Lot in..

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Portico Cafe now selling bags of coffee to help people in need [Video]

Portico Cafe now selling bags of coffee to help people in need

Tampa's Portico Cafe now ships bags of its gourmet coffee to support people overcoming homelessness and drug addiction

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Tampa woman helps neighbors so their mail-in ballots can get counted [Video]

Tampa woman helps neighbors so their mail-in ballots can get counted

Tampa woman helps neighbors so their mail-in ballots can get counted

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BRAG ON YOUR KID: 10-year-old Tampa girl ranked among best track and field athletes in the country [Video]

BRAG ON YOUR KID: 10-year-old Tampa girl ranked among best track and field athletes in the country

A’Niya Carriera is blazing a trail through track and field competitions, racking up medals and number one rankings in the process. Story:

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10-year-old girl's letter leads to sign changes in Tampa [Video]

10-year-old girl's letter leads to sign changes in Tampa

A 10-year-old girl is making a big difference in the City of Tampa. Story: https://wfts.tv/2F20u7r

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Tampa long-time employees retire [Video]

Tampa long-time employees retire

Tampa long-time employees retire

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U.S. Census Bureau: Tampa has one of the lowest Census response rates in the country [Video]

U.S. Census Bureau: Tampa has one of the lowest Census response rates in the country

The deadline to fill out the census is Monday, October 5th.

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Tampa City Council to discuss new parking fee rates [Video]

Tampa City Council to discuss new parking fee rates

The next time you try to park in a City of Tampa garage, lot or metered spot, you might have to dig a bit deeper into your wallet. Story: https://wfts.tv/349NVzo

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King of the Coop: Tampa's 1st Nashville hot chicken spot | Taste and See Tampa Bay [Video]

King of the Coop: Tampa's 1st Nashville hot chicken spot | Taste and See Tampa Bay

King of the Coop is known for bringing delicious heat to the Seminole Heights area.

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UNDead in the Water | Morning Blend [Video]

UNDead in the Water | Morning Blend

UNDead in the Water is Tampa's authentic nautical haunted attraction.

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Full details: Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Champions boat parade, fan rally [Video]

Full details: Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Champions boat parade, fan rally

The city of Tampa will celebrate the Stanley Cup champions with a boat parade and a fan rally on Wednesday. Story: https://bit.ly/3cHoqsV

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Lightning return home to Tampa with the Stanley Cup, reunite with families [Video]

Lightning return home to Tampa with the Stanley Cup, reunite with families

Lightning return home to Tampa with the Stanley Cup, reunite with families

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