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  1. Tampa police arrest 24-year-old man in murder of girlfriend


    TAMPA — Police arrested a 24-year-old man who investigators said murdered his girlfriend during an argument early Saturday.

    Hector Favio Acevedo, 24, is accused of murdering his girlfriend during an argument, according to Tampa police. [Tampa Police Department]
  2. Collier County evacuations lifted as brush fires continue around Florida


    Evacuation orders have been lifted in Collier County where a brush fire has been raging over the weekend along with two others in Lee and Polk counties and more than 100 across the state.

    Firefighters were not able to save this large shed type structure during the Indian Lake Estates wildfire.  Aerial view of a wildfire in the Indian Lake Estate subdivision near Lake Wales. Dozens of firefighters battled the 700+ acre wildfire saving dozens of homes with fire approaching within feet of the houses. Fire officials evacuated the hundreds of residents in the subdivision but lifted the evacuation order at 4:00pm on Saturday.[Saturday, April 22, 2017] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  3. Video: Food Network star Alton Brown tries Tampa's cuban sandwiches, says they weren't 'what I expected'


    As connoisseurs of classic, Tampa-style Cuban sandwiches will tell you, lettuce and tomato on a Cuban is controversial at the least, and downright blasphemous in some circles.

    Alton Brown did a blind taste test of some Cuban sandwiches during a tour stop in Tampa. [Alton Brown via Facebook]
  4. Officials: Cigarette likely caused fire that burned homes


    LEHIGH ACRES — A lit cigarette likely tossed by a parent waiting for a school bus caused a southwest Florida brush fire that destroyed four homes and several cars.

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