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Disabled law student wins van, but can't pay taxes


Riverview, Florida -- Antonio Dowels is winning! Literally. The University of Florida graduate was recently presented with a specially-equipped van that he won in a contest.

Antonio's beaming smile tells the story of his gratitude, because until now, life has thrown him some curve balls, and it touches his heart that complete strangers wanted to help.

"I just see myself as a normal person and it's gratifying and inspiring that people are helping me," said Dowels.

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Bar investigation alleges set-up in Phil Campbell arrest


Tampa, Florida -- The Florida Bar has released its investigation into allegations of misconduct against a competing attorney during the Bubba the Love Sponge Clem versus Todd "MJ" Schnitt trial last year.

Florida Bar files complaint against shock jock trial lawyers


Tampa, Florida -- A formal complaint filed by the Florida Bar shows that even as Phil Campbell was being arrested for DUI on January 23, 2013, opposing attorneys in the high-profile shock jock trial were feverishly calling and texting each other.

New dine-in movie theater coming to University Mall


Tampa, Florida – The last movie theater at University Mall flamed out after only two years, but a new company is hoping a new kind of experience will bring in the crowds.

Studio Movie Grill announced that it will open a new dine-in style movie theater in a 57,000-square-foot second section of the mall by the end of the year.

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Report: IIFA Awards brings $26 million to Tampa Bay


Tampa, Florida -- Visit Tampa Bay has released their numbers on the impact the International Indian Film Academy Awards had on the area, and they say the event generated over $26 million and lured in an extra 30,000 visitors.

According to the report, IIFA attendees and visitors spent nearly $20 million in direct spending during IIFA celebrations. That's an average of more than $572 per traveler, per day.

Bat brouhaha in New Tampa: 10 News helps tenant, but state says 'not so fast'


New Tampa, FL -- In all his years with Tampa Code Enforcement, Manager Sal Ruggerio says he's never run into this kind of problem: Bats.

And not just bats occupying the attic of a New Tampa home, because that has been known to happen on rare occasion. That's normally remedied pretty quickly.

What's different this time, is that the flying mammals are occupying the home on Long Ridge Road at a time of year that leaves the city, the landlord, and the tenant virtually powerless to do anything about it.

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.