Two drivers died in a Wimauma crash after a man lost control of his vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A 2011 Dodge Caliber was traveling south on U.S. Highway 301 about 8 p.m. Saturday when it veered into the path of a northbound vehicle, the patrol said. The two cars collided near the intersection of U.S. 301 and Ayersworth Glen Boulevard, south of Balm Road. The Dodge Caliber spun and its driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle, troopers said. Both drivers were flown to Tampa General Hospital with critical injuries. They died at the hospital, according to the patrol. Troopers identified the driver of the Dodge Caliber as 26-year-old William Cole Boyd of Riverview. The driver of the second vehicle was Ana L. Simon, 44, also of Riverview. The crash is being investigated.
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Dead homeless woman is named
Investigators have identified the woman whose body was found at a makeshift homeless camp north of Tampa on Saturday as Candace S. Valdes, 47. Hillsborough sheriff's deputies received a call at 8:30 a.m. Saturday about a woman's body lying near the camp at 320 E Fletcher Ave. Medical examiners determined that Valdes died of upper-body trauma, according to the Sheriff's Office.
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Video shows bears wrestling in yard
A video shows two black bears wrestling on the front lawn of a home - but residents say they don't want the animals forced to live somewhere else. In the video, the bears appear to be play-fighting on the ground and later while standing up. The fight spills over into nearby bushes and ends about two minutes later with both bears leaving in separate directions. Tammy Snell of Longwood told the Orlando Sentinel bears are part of the scenery for the area. "We have bears in our front yards, we have bears in our garages," she said. "They don't seem mean, but we know they're not pets either. It's a part of living where we live." She saidthat residents don't want to relocate the bears. As she put it: "We moved into their area. It's really like living in a zoo." To see the video, visit links.tampabay.com.
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Amber alerts are canceled for girls
Authorities canceled an Amber Alert that had been issued for a 12-year-old girl from South Florida. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said late Sunday that it had canceled the alert issued earlier in the day Megan Williams of Margate. A news release said the case was resolved, but didn't elaborate. A message seeking further comment from police in Margate wasn't immediately returned. Earlier in North Florida, a missing child alert was issued for 13-year-old Madelyn Marie Norris of Greenville in Madison County, which is about 40 miles east of Tallahassee. FDLE later canceled the alert and said Norris was found safe.