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Le Meridien Hotel opens in Tampa


Tampa, Florida -- There are only 13 Le Meridien Hotels in North America, and now... Tampa's got one.

The former federal courthouse at 601 North Florida Ave. in downtown opened its doors at 3 p.m. Monday as a new, ultra-modern and sleek European-inspired contemporary hotel. It took more than a year and $27 million to make it happen.

The five-star French restaurant named Bizou Brasserie also debuted.

The cost for a room runs $180 to $280 a night, and a grand opening event is scheduled for June 26.

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Tampa apartment fire


Tampa, Florida -- Tampa Fire Department and Tampa Police responded to a 911 call that came in at 3:34 pm stating that a two-story unit was on fire

The apartments were Park Place Apartments on near East Fowler Avenue in the USF area.

When the first unit arrived they found flames coming out of the first floor apartment and immediately attacked the fire.

By 3:53 the fire was under control and a primary search of the unit was complete.

Valrico Dad: "No Father's Day until we find my daughter"


Valrico, FL -- A Valrico couple is spent Father's Day desperately searching for their teenage daughter.

Ashley Lyon, 16, disappeared earlier this week.

Investigators think she is very likely in the company of a two-time convicted sex offender with whom she had been communicating online.

There is a $5,000 reward being offered in the case.

It's not the way that Roger Lyon and his wife Michelle thought that they would be spending their Father's Day this year.

Tampa Police actively searching for suspect


Tampa, FL - Earlier this morning, Tampa Police pursued a reported stolen vehicle in the area of N. 43rd St and E. Powhatan. After a brief pursuit, the suspects fled from the car. One was arrested at N. 36th at E. Clifton.

The vehicle was reported stolen by the TIA Police Department.

Air and K9 units actively serached the area, but the other suspect was able to elude capture.

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Still no charges in Felecia Williams case


Tampa, Florida — The signs asking for tips about what happened to Felecia Williams along the Courtney Campbell Causeway are gone now, but that hasn't stopped those closest to the 9-year-old from asking for justice.

"She can't be with her father, her stepfather," said Angelo.

This Father's Day, a stepfather is without his daughter.

"She was an angel when she was alive," said Williams' stepdad, Calvin Holder.

A mother waits for answers from police.

$5,000 reward offered in missing teen case


Hillsborough County, Florida - A father is making an emotional plea on this holiday weekend. His 16-year-old daughter has been missing since Wednesday and he is asking for the public's help in finding her.

Father's Day things to do in Tampa Bay


Father's Day is here, and it's not too late to do something nice for dad.

We've gathered up some relatively cheap and free events to do with daddy dearest: