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  1. Injured bald eagle stops traffic in Clearwater (w/video)

    Public Safety

    CLEARWATER — Police and fire officials rescued an injured bald eagle Wednesday morning from the middle of Countryside Boulevard.

    Clearwater Police and Clearwater Fire & Rescue direct traffic around an injured eagle on Countryside Boulevard on Wednesday morning. It appeared that the eagle was hit by a car while trying to feed off a dead animal in the northbound lanes. Police officers and firefighters teamed up with a wildlife rescue specialist to corral the eagle and it was taken away for treatment. [Clearwater Police Department]
  2. FSU student Austin Harrouff accused in Florida face-biting attack headed to jail

    Crime

    FORT LAUDERDALE — A college student who deputies say they caught biting a dead man's face after stabbing him and his wife to death outside their Florida home was being released from the hospital Monday and taken to jail almost two months after the attack, authorities said.

    A booking photo photo provided by the Martin County Sheriff's Office shows Austin Harrouff on Monday in Stuart. Harrouff was charged Sunday with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder for the Aug. 15 slayings of John Stevens, 59, and Michelle Mishcon, 53, at their Tequesta home. Deputies say they caught Harrouff biting the dead man's face after stabbing him and his wife to death. [Martin County Sheriff's Office via AP]
  3. Busted by social media, 2 arrested after posting gator video in Palm Beach County

    Bizarre News

    WEST PALM BEACH — Authorities say two South Florida men illegally captured an alligator and posted a video online as they posed with the reptile.

  4. Ice Forum unfreezes new offers

    Bizarre News

    BRANDON — The Ice Sports Forum has thawed out some new ideas while continuing to serve as the primary practice facility for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Fans like Riverview’s Ashley Birt, seen here with her son Layken, enjoy watching when the Lightning practice at the Ice Sports Forum. The team will hold a practice open to the public on Oct. 10.
  5. Shhh! This employee badge knows not only where you are, but who you are talking to

    Working Life

    Do you hog office conversations? Or not talk enough? Does your voice squeal?

    Humanyze has taken technology developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and turned it into special badges that hang around your neck on a lanyard. Each has two microphones doing real-time voice analysis, and each comes with sensors that follow where you are in the office, with motion detectors to record how much you move. The beacons tracking your movements are omitted from bathroom locations, to give you some privacy. [Humanyze]
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. 
  9. 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]
  10. 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]