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Man charged with aiming pointer at helicopter

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa man is facing a felony charge after authorities say he aimed a laser pointer at a police helicopter.

Tampa police say the crewmembers were on routine patrol near Robles Park early Friday morning when they saw the laser dot on their aircraft three times. The officers spotted the source of the light and watched a man run inside a home.

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EXCLUSIVE: Secret underwater world beneath Weeki Wachee

Weeki Wachee, FL - For more than 60-years tourists have been flocking to Weeki Wachee to see the park's world famous mermaids.

Yet, Weeki Wachee would never be if not for its first magnitude spring. At times, more than 200-cubic-feet of fresh water per second rushes up from deep underground.

Photos: Secret underwater world beneath Weeki Wachee

The mermaids call it their fountain of youth.

Child injured when car failed to stop for school bus

Hernando County, Florida -- A child walking to a school bus was hit by a car and transported to the hospital.

Aroudn 8:17 a.m. on SR 50, a school bus was stopped for students with its red lights flashing and stop signs deployed. 6-year-old Janassa Terry was exiting a vehicle to walk to the bus when the car she was leaving was rear-ended by a car that was trying to avoid a collision with the bus. 

Terry was transported to the hospital with minor injuries and the driver who hit her car was ticketed for careless driving. 

Ty Pennington, Sears volunteers help renovate church

Tampa Heights, Florida -- Home improvement guru Ty Pennington is helping to turn a vacant church into a children's community center.

PHOTOS: Ty Pennington, Sears volunteers help renovate church

The building on East Palm Avenue in Tampa Heights will serve 200 kids as the Tampa Heights Community and Youth Center where they can learn computer skills, healthy eating habits and other skills.

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Brooksville Walmart closed following fire

Brooksville, Florida -- Fire officials are investigating a fire that broke out at a Brooksville Walmart Supercenter Tuesday morning.

Sources at the scene say the fire located in the maintenance area of the store at 7305 Broad Street broke out around 9 a.m. The store was evacuated and the firefighters extinguished the fire.

PHOTOS: Fire breaks out a Brooksville Walmart

WellCare Health Plans holds job fair in Tampa

Tampa, Florida -- There is a big job fair going on today in the Tampa Bay area for those in the medical industry. 

WellCare Health Plans Incorporated is hoping to fill hundreds of full time jobs in the area.     

Opportunities available include nurses, pharmacy technicians, site administrators, marketing professionals and much more. 

TD Bank on North Dale Mabry robbed

Tampa, Florida -- TD Bank was robbed this morning by a man with a gun and wearing a bandana.

The bank, located at 10821 North Dale Mabry Highway was robbed by a suspect described as an unknown male, wearing glasses, hat and a bandana over his face. He was armed with a handgun and received an undisclosed amount of money and fled in a Blue Dodge Caravan.

The Dodge Caravan was recovered a few blocks from the bank and was determined to be stolen out of the City of Tampa today.

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