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Nigerian organizing rally in Tampa Bay area


Tampa, Florida – While the search continues an estimated 250 school girls who were kidnapped in Nigeria, a Tampa resident is hoping to bring attention to it in the Bay area.

"I'm very worried. My mother is there and my siblings are there," said Oalwale Ajayi.

The USF Electrical Engineering student is in the process of organizing a rally in Tampa Bay to urge the United States to help search for the girls, who were taken by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

No charges for teacher who hit students walking to school


Plant City, Florida -- Police say a teacher driving an SUV hit two sisters Friday morning -- a kindergartner and a 3rd grader.

School officials say the girls were supposed to be at their usual bus stop at the corner of Davis and Baker, but the accident happened a half mile away in a slightly different direction. The school is very close to the bus stop and the girls were walking to it. School officials say the driver of the SUV is a teacher, from the same school as the victims.

Another mother's day tragedy: 5 year old drowns in pool


Riverview, Florida -- A Riverview 5-year-old drowned in a pool on Mother's Day. It happened at an apartment complex on Azalea Bloom Way. Some witnesses saw the little boy's body being pulled from the pool and they saw people and then EMTs trying to revive him.

"I saw a lot of people screaming, saw sheriff, saw the little kid. Did not look good," said resident Joseph Gunnoe.

"Nine or ten paramedics ran past me, ran down," said resident Tony Prevette.

Deputies: Avila mansion fire was murder-suicide


Tampa, Florida -- Hillsborough deputies have confirmed the bodies found in a house fire at an upscale Tampa neighborhood were the family that lived there, and that it appears to be a murder-suicide.

Carrollwood community remembers slain mother and kids


Carrollwood, Florida -- Just a few days away from Mother's Day, many people in the Carrollwood community are remembering the family of four who investigators say were killed in a murder suicide.

Kimberly Campbell, 51, worked out on a regular basis at Pure Barre.

"She used to come in and take the noon class -- noon to one. She used to come in and do her thing and she was just a nice sweet lady," said owner Shannon O'Brien.

Julie Schenecker defense starts laying out its case


Tampa, FL -- It's the defense's turn in the murder trial of Julie Schenecker, the New Tampa woman accused of murdering her two teenage children.

Her lawyers say Schenecker was legally insane when she shot and killed 16-year-old Calyx and 13-year-old Beau for being -- in her words -- too "mouthy."

The defense first wanted to hear more about the 53-year-old's behavior by calling the Schenecker family's cleaning lady to the stand.

2 kids hit by SUV while walking to school in Plant City


Plant City, Florida -- Two young children were struck by an SUV as they were walking to school in Plant City on Friday morning.

Hillsborough County Schools say the 6 and 8-year-old sisters were walking to Woodrow Wilson Elementary after they thought they missed their school bus. The bus, however had been running about two minutes late.