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Summer means overcrowding at Hillsborough kill shelter County


Tampa, Florida - Dogs on death row in Hillsborough County and a group of volunteers trying to save them; volunteers at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource center Saturday said Summer, which started today, is the busy time of year.

Hundreds of dogs are at risk of being killed if nobody takes them home. The shelter is overpacked and volunteers say they need your help. This weekend, they're offering special adoption discounts.

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SoHo Restaurant Violations Impact Businesses, Neighbors


Tampa, Florida -- A popular South Tampa restaurant, already facing mounting fines for code violations, was also cited for health code violations.

The city says owner Gordon Davis remodeled the CopperFish Grill in the Historic Hyde Park District without approval or proper permits, and its valet parking is also in violation. Fines against the restaurant also increased $2,750 on Friday.

"We get people parking here, maybe he is not following other rules," said neighbor Anneliese Meir.

Cashier recognized missing teen from Valrico, man


Hillsborough County, Florida – The case of a missing teen from Valrico and the sex offender she was traveling with is over thanks to a truck stop worker in Louisiana who recognized them from a TV show.

"She was very quiet (and) she never said a word, but whenever I looked up we looked each other dead in the face. I just… it stood out to me after watching that video and that video being fresh in my mind," said Fawn Domingue, who was working at the truck stop near Baton Rouge.

Push continues to build 72-story skyscraper in Tampa


Tampa, Florida -- It's big and it's bold.

It's called ICON -- a soaring, 72-story steel and glass skyscraper, the brain child of Argentinian architect Juan Carlos Ricardes.

"It will be iconic and show that Tampa is a big player. Just to demonstrate that we are not a small town, that we're in the big leagues now," said Ricardes.

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SoHo restaurant faces $770,000 in violations


Tampa, Florida -- A popular South Howard restaurant is in hot water with the City of Tampa. CopperFish restaurant has racked up nearly $800,000 in fines for violations.

Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn and CopperFish owner Gordon Davis smiled for the cameras at an event at the restaurant Thursday night. They were celebrating the success of the businesses along SoHo's restaurant row. Behind the scenes, the city and the seafood grill are in a legal battle over code enforcement and building violations.

Valrico girl found stabbed in Louisiana


Hillsborough County, Florida -- Valrico teen Ashley Lyon and 41-year-old Steven Myers are both recovering from stab wounds at a Lafayette hospital in Louisiana Thursday.

A cashier at a truck stop near Baton Rouge was the one who spotted Myers early Thursday morning. Scott Holbrook said it his co-worker, Fawn Dominque, who recognized the pair and was the hero in all of this. He said he never knew that those two customers would turn out to be two people law enforcement and family members hundreds of miles away were looking for.

Problems remain at Hillsborough County Center


Tampa, Florida -- The Hillsborough County Government Center is almost ready to be fully functioning again after a fire sprinkler system leak.

A gasket on a valve broke Monday and caused flooding on the west side of the building from the third floor down.

On the second floor, the commissioners' offices had the most damage and on the first floor the Sobik's Sandwich shop and the communications offices had damage.