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  1. Carrollwood Players take the stage for 36th season

    Bizarre News

    CARROLLWOOD — Tampa's oldest community theater, Carrollwood Players, opens its 36th season this week on a new stage with one of two musicals, selected for the first time by votes through donations by patrons.

    The Carrollwood Players will open the season Friday with the musical production of The Addams Family.
  2. Why does he still go outside? Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites

    Environment

    LAKELAND — Kyle Cook can't decide whether he's really unlucky or incredibly fortunate.

    Kyle Cook, 31, has taken on lightning, a venomous spider and an alligator and lived to talk about it all.
  3. Beer and Bow Ties looks to raise awareness of suicide

    Bizarre News

    YBOR CITY — Brent Kraus' brother Matthew always wore bow ties.

    Brent Kraus and Kim Randall co-founded Beer and Bow Ties in order to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention. 
  4. It looks like a googly-eyed cartoon octopus. Here's what that adorable sea creature really is

    Wildlife

    Scientists manning the exploration vessel Nautilus and its remotely operated vehicles spotted something truly adorable recently: Just off the coast of California, hanging out 3,000 feet below the surface, they saw what looked to be a googly-eyed cartoon octopus.

    This adorable critter is called Rossia pacifica, but it's more commonly known as the stubby squid. It's most closely related to the cuttlefish. [Exploration Trust]
  5. FSU student in face-biting attack in stable condition (w/video)

    Crime

    TEQUESTA — A 19-year-old Florida State University student charged with fatally stabbing a couple outside their home and then biting the dead man's face was reported in stable condition Wednesday with guards nearby at a West Palm Beach hospital.

    Austin Harrouff, a 19-year-old Florida State University student, fatally stabbed a couple at random outside their house, wounded their neighbor and was biting the dead man's face when deputies finally subdued him, authorities have said. [Martin County Sheriff's Office]
  6. Miami doctor to return library book overdue since the 1970s

    Bizarre News

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Florida doctor is returning a long-overdue book that he checked out from a West Virginia library and donating $500.

  7. Dolphin snatches iPad of woman taking its photo at SeaWorld (w/video)

    Bizarre News

    ORLANDO — A woman trying to take a picture of a dolphin at SeaWorld in Florida with an iPad apparently got a bit too close because it snatched the device right out of her hands.

    SeaWorld trainer Aubrey Taylor interacts with Bossa the dolphin two years ago in Orlando. Video aired by Tampa's WTVT-TV on Monday shows a dolphin at SeaWorld Orlando snatching a woman's iPad out of her hands. [Associated Press (2014)]
  8. Okaloosa County paramedics snapped selfies with unconscious patients for fun, police say

    Bizarre News

    To Kayla Renee Dubois, 24, and Christopher Wimmer, 33, the selfies they allegedly took were an amusing workplace rivalry.

  9. Video: This is what happens when a bear gets into your Subaru

    Wildlife

    This story about a bear somehow getting stuck inside a Subaru is what we need right now.

  10. 'Allow him to sway' or not: Video of President Bush at Dallas memorial divides social media

    National

    President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush appeared together at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas for an interfaith memorial service honoring the five officers who were slain in the city's downtown last Friday.

    From left, former first lady Laura Bush, former President George W. Bush, first lady Michelle Obama, and President Barack Obama join hands during a memorial service Tuesday at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center with the families of the fallen police officers in Dallas. [Associated Press]