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Road Warrior takes on dangerous Tampa intersection


Charles Peterson and his service dog Jake cross W. Waters Avenue every day to get to Walmart - sometimes twice - and "A Universal Pawn and Loan" co-owner Bill Pendlebury is terrified that they are going to get hit by a car.

"They take their life in their hands every time they cross the street," he said.

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Biggg Slim heatin up the streets of Tampa & Lakeland with 3 shows!

Biggg Slim heatin up the streets of Tampa & Lakeland with 3 shows!

Tampa Bay PR firm Bullz Eye Entertainment Inc. is proud to announce Rapper Biggg Slim to their roster.

Biggg Slim and Juvenile have been heatin up the streets all over the South and ready to take their single “Nothing” nationwide! They recently performed in Ft. Lauderdale and have a lot more planned for 2014!

New Tampa homes invaded by bats


Tampa, Florida -- It's an upscale, idyllic neighborhood, except for a few things...bats! The flying mammals have taken up residence in a handful of homes in the Hunter's Green subdivision.

Christina Rojas and her family just moved in this weekend and got a big surprise.

"We were unloading the moving truck and hundreds of bats came flying out," said Rojas.

Tampa airport's welcome damages Japanese jet


Tampa, Florida -- A Japan Airlines jet was damaged over the weekend after the plane landed at Tampa International Airport. It was slowly pulling up to the gate as a water cannon, typically used for special occasions, was launched.

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It's a community bruised, but not broken.


Riverview, Florida -- Fences were ripped to shreds, windows blown out. Now one Riverview community is banding together after a tornado touched down, transforming quiet streets into havens for debris.

It's a community bruised, but not broken.

"(The tornado) was terrifying. I don't even know how else to explain it," said Colonial Estates resident Julie Dickinson. "(I'm) extremely thankful and blessed that the kids, and all the animals, we were all okay and no one got hurt."

Riverview tornado leaves homes battered


Riverview, Florida -- It hit within seconds. A funnel cloud formed and started to drop. Nick Nuvola raced to the windows with his cell phone.

"It was a tornado. I saw touchdown. I thought holy crap that could kill somebody."

Nuvola watched as the funnel touched down and debris started flying. He watched as the confirmed EF0 tornado picked up a shed and slammed it onto the roof of the home. An A/C unit and a riding lawnmower crashed to the ground.

VIDEO: Riverview tornado forms

Neighbors help neighbors in tornado's aftermath


Riverview, Florida -- High in the sky above all the massive damage in the Colonial Hills community Friday was a rainbow. Among the chatter of neighbors surveying the damage though there was something else. On almost every corner where the damage was the worst you could see neighbors helping neighbors by boarding up holes, tacking down tarps and picking up debris.

It was a scene that played out from each end of the community to the next.