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  • 16 Old Wives' Tales We've All Heard

    16 Old Wives' Tales We've All Heard

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:11:56 GMT
    Here are some of the common old wives' tales that we still hear today.
    Here are some of the common old wives' tales that we still hear today.
  • PHOTOS: Savannah Woman Celebrates her 105th Birthday

    PHOTOS: Savannah Woman Celebrates her 105th Birthday

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:11:27 GMT
    On Friday, Mrs. Isabel Hansen Coons, celebrated her 105th birthday with a big bash at Summer Breeze Senior Living on Wilmington Island.Mrs. Coons was born in 1909 and has been a resident of Savannah since 1986. Staff at Summer Breeze Senior Living say she is spirited, competitive and full off insightful advice. They add that Mrs. Coons attributes her longevity to 'moderation.'Happy Birthday Mrs. Coons!
    On Friday, Mrs. Isabel Hansen Coons, celebrated her 105th birthday with a big bash at Summer Breeze Senior Living on Wilmington Island.Mrs. Coons was born in 1909 and has been a resident of Savannah since 1986. Staff at Summer Breeze Senior Living say she is spirited, competitive and full off insightful advice. They add that Mrs. Coons attributes her longevity to 'moderation.'Happy Birthday Mrs. Coons!
  • VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

    VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:56:27 GMT
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    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone
    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone
  • Lakeland man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

    Lakeland man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:53:51 GMT
    Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.
    A Lakeland man, grieving his wife’s passing, has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.
    A Lakeland man, grieving his wife’s passing, has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.
  • One dead, one injured on beach after plane crash

    One dead, one injured on beach after plane crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:52:47 GMT
    Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice.Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice.
    An emergency landing by a small plane on Caspersen Beach in Venice claimed the life of a man walking with his young daughter Sunday, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said.About 2:45 pm, Venice Airport contacted the sheriff's office regarding a small plane in distress that was unable to make it back to the airport, Sarasota County sheriff's spokeswoman Wendy Rose said in a news release. Instead the pilot was going to try to land on the beach.The 1972 Piper Cherokee airplane hit the man and...
    An emergency landing by a small plane on Caspersen Beach in Venice claimed the life of a man walking with his young daughter Sunday, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said.About 2:45 pm, Venice Airport contacted the sheriff's office regarding a small plane in distress that was unable to make it back to the airport, Sarasota County sheriff's spokeswoman Wendy Rose said in a news release. Instead the pilot was going to try to land on the beach.The 1972 Piper Cherokee airplane hit the man and...
  • Pregnant Inverness woman injured in shooting dies

    Pregnant Inverness woman injured in shooting dies

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:37:27 GMT
    Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the home in Brooksville just before 7 pm Saturday. Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the home in Brooksville just before 7 pm Saturday.
    A 25-year-old pregnant Inverness woman injured in an accidental shooting on Saturday has died.Katherine Lynn Hoover passed away just after 3 am Sunday morning at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson.
    A 25-year-old pregnant Inverness woman injured in an accidental shooting on Saturday has died.Katherine Lynn Hoover passed away just after 3 am Sunday morning at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 14 -19

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 14 -19

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:38:43 GMT
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 14 to 19, 2014.
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 14 to 19, 2014.
  • 'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:37:35 GMT
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Pit Bull devoted to injured Chihuahua pal

    Pit Bull devoted to injured Chihuahua pal

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:51:25 GMT
    Joni the Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua.  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photoJoni the Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photo
    The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her Chihuahua sidekick who has an injured eye is melting the hearts of people all across the country.
    The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her Chihuahua sidekick who has an injured eye is melting the hearts of people all across the country.
  • Bombshell testimony in McTear trial

    Bombshell testimony in McTear trial

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:49:58 GMT
    More bombshell game-changers in Richard McTear trial Friday left some wondering - Is the baby’s mother trying to sabotage the case?
    More bombshell game-changers in Richard McTear trial Friday left some wondering - Is the baby’s mother trying to sabotage the case?
  • Tampa's firefighters turn up heat in all-female calendars

    Tampa's firefighters turn up heat in all-female calendars

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:34:48 GMT
    Some of Tampa's firefighters are shedding their gear and posing for an all-female firefighter calendar.
    Some of Tampa's firefighters are shedding their gear and posing for an all-female firefighter calendar.
  • Leigh Spann

    Leigh Spann

    Leigh Spann joined WFLA in September, 2007. You can catch her forecasts every weekday morning starting at 4:30am. Since so many people ask, she says she wakes up at 2am and goes to bed at 7pm!
    Leigh Spann joined WFLA in September, 2007. You can catch her forecasts every weekday morning starting at 4:30am. Since so many people ask, she says she wakes up at 2am and goes to bed at 7pm!
  • Armed man robs Treasure Island Walgreens location

    Armed man robs Treasure Island Walgreens location

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:04:38 GMT
    Police say the armed man entered the store just before 5 am Sunday.Police say the armed man entered the store just before 5 am Sunday.
    Detectives with the Treasure Island Police Department are on the lookout for an armed robbery suspect who struck early Sunday morning at the Walgreens location on Gulf Blvd.The crime occurred just before 5 am.
    Detectives with the Treasure Island Police Department are on the lookout for an armed robbery suspect who struck early Sunday morning at the Walgreens location on Gulf Blvd.The crime occurred just before 5 am.
  • Baby cakes: 'Smash' trend taking 1-year-old parties by storm

    Baby cakes: 'Smash' trend taking 1-year-old parties by storm

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:23:30 GMT
    Legions of parents have embraced the smash cake, a birthday party feature in which brand-new 1-year-olds are served cakes to destroy — adorably — in front of friends and family.
    Legions of parents have embraced the smash cake, a birthday party feature in which brand-new 1-year-olds are served cakes to destroy — adorably — in front of friends and family.
  • Argument turns deadly; Clearwater man arrested on murder charge

    Argument turns deadly; Clearwater man arrested on murder charge

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:34:58 GMT
    Largo Police were dispatched to the scene just after 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Largo Police were dispatched to the scene just after 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
    A 24-year-old Clearwater man is facing murder charges after an argument turned deadly Friday afternoon at the Royal Pine condominium complex in Largo.Charles Michael Yantis was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held without bond.
    A 24-year-old Clearwater man is facing murder charges after an argument turned deadly Friday afternoon at the Royal Pine condominium complex in Largo.Charles Michael Yantis was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held without bond.
  • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
  • Pet lovers answer call to save animals

    Pet lovers answer call to save animals

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:13:40 GMT
    Area pet lovers have given 91 dogs, cats and kittens housed at the Hernando County Animal Services center new homes. And not a moment too soon. The latest adoptions occurred over a three day period, which ended Saturday, according to the county animal services' website. Last week, the call went out to the community to help save the animals from possibly being euthanized. At the time, Hernando County Animal Services officials said the shelter had exceeded its capacity, so all the animals need...
    Area pet lovers have given 91 dogs, cats and kittens housed at the Hernando County Animal Services center new homes. And not a moment too soon. The latest adoptions occurred over a three day period, which ended Saturday, according to the county animal services' website. Last week, the call went out to the community to help save the animals from possibly being euthanized. At the time, Hernando County Animal Services officials said the shelter had exceeded its capacity, so all the animals need...
  • Bradenton man facing murder charge in shooting death

    Bradenton man facing murder charge in shooting death

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-07-27 11:17:48 GMT
    Davis, 20, was booked into the Manatee County Jail late Saturday. Davis, 20, was booked into the Manatee County Jail late Saturday.
    Detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest in the shooting death of a Sarasota man. Darian K. Davis, 20, of Bradenton has been charged with first degree murder in connection with death of Justin Jervon Ates, 19, of Sarasota. Ates suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest early Saturday morning.
    Detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest in the shooting death of a Sarasota man. Darian K. Davis, 20, of Bradenton has been charged with first degree murder in connection with death of Justin Jervon Ates, 19, of Sarasota. Ates suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest early Saturday morning.
  • Photo of cat at gunpoint on Facebook sparks investigation

    Photo of cat at gunpoint on Facebook sparks investigation

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:00:28 GMT
    Animal Control officers are investigating a post that sparked outrage on Facebook - it was a picture of a man holding a cat by its scruff and pointing a gun at it, NBC-2 reported.
    Animal Control officers are investigating a post that sparked outrage on Facebook - it was a picture of a man holding a cat by its scruff and pointing a gun at it, NBC-2 reported.
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  • Shannon Behnken

    Shannon Behnken

    Shannon Behnken is an award-winning reporter who specializes in real estate, property rights and consumer issues.
    Shannon Behnken is an award-winning reporter who specializes in real estate, property rights and consumer issues.
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