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Pilot killed in crash at Tampa Executive Airport

Tampa, Florida -- The pilot that died in today's airplane crash at Tampa Executive Airport has been identified as 54-year-old Ki L. Martin, from Wimauma, Florida.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are currently on the scene conducting a death investigation involving the crash of a small single engine plane at Tampa Executive Airport located at 6530 Tampa Executive Road in Tampa.

The following details of what happened is preliminary in nature and is subject to change as the investigation continues.

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Another prayer vigil held for 'Doomsday Prepper'

Valrico, Florida -- The daughters of Martin Winters, the so-called "Doomsday Prepper," held another candlelight vigil for their father, who remains locked up after fleeing agents trying to serve him with a search warrant.

The FBI said it was tipped off that Winters had as many as 50 high powered rifles and several explosives buried around his home near the corner of Williams Boulevard and Pine Street. But after several hours of searching, agents apparently found far less than what they were led to believe.

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.

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.

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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.

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.