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Tennis pro speaks on Avila murder-suicide


NEW HAVEN, CT (AP) -- Retired tennis star James Blake says he didn't know the family who died last week in the Florida home they were renting from him.

Megabus arrives mega late but riders say the price is right


Tampa, Florida -- A popular city-to-city bus with fares as low as a dollar -- also known as Megabus -- has arrived to Tampa, but not without some bumps in the road.

At the Marion Transit Center Thursday, a crowd of passengers waited for their ride to Orlando, but at one point people started to wonder -- did they get what they paid for?

Closing arguments underway in Julie Schenecker trial


Tampa, Florida -- Closing arguments are underway in the Julie Schenecker murder trial.

The fate of the New Tampa mother accused of murdering her teenage children will boil down to whether jurors are convinced Schenecker, 53, was insane at the time of the shootings.

Prosecutors laid it out chronologically for the jury.

They repeatedly referred to Julie Schenecker's own tell-all journal.

Trial of mom accused of killing kids in 7th day


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors in the trial of a Tampa woman accused of killing her two children are expected to call rebuttal witnesses.

Wednesday is the seventh day of testimony in the trial of Julie Schenecker, who is accused of shooting her 16-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son in January of 2011. Defense attorneys rested their case on Tuesday.

Dispatcher meets baby she helped girl deliver


Tampa, Florida -- It was an emotional moment for a Tampa mother as she got to meet the Tampa Fire dispatcher who helped save her newborn son's life and talk her eight-year-old daughter through the delivery.

"I just wanted to say thank you because you were so calm and so wonderful helping Jasmine," said mother, Krystle Garcia.

Garcia gave the dispatcher of 22 years, Emily Hall, a big hug while holding her one-day-old son, Joseph James Snyder.

Stolen family heirlooms returned owners


Hillsborough County, Florida – The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office presented a local family with the heirlooms that were stolen during a robbery several weeks ago.

"I cried. Tears came to my eyes," said Steve Knight. "[They] were going to be passed down to my sons."

The gun, badge, and identification belonged to Knight's father from his days as a sheriff's deputy for Hillsborough County during the 1940's and 1950's.

ACLU challenges Hillsborough's single-sex classes


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A civil rights group is challenging Hillsborough County's single-sex classrooms.

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Federal Department of Education.

The complaint says the single-sex classrooms violate federal law prohibiting discrimination based on gender in schools that receive public funding.

The ACLU says Hillsborough County has provided classes where boys and girls are in separate classrooms in at least 16 schools since 2009.