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Tampa man dies cutting branches with chainsaw

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A Tampa man died Monday while working with a chainsaw to clear branches after Hurricane Irma crossed through the Bay area.

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Bob Gualtieri: No evidence Palm Harbor child’s death in hot truck was deliberate

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There was no evidence that a Tampa-area firefighter deliberately left his toddler son in a hot pickup truck for eight hours, but the circumstances amount to criminal neglect, a sheriff told a Florida newspaper. Troy Whitaker, 41, of Palm Harbor, faces an aggravated manslaughter charge in the death of his 23-month-old son, Lawson. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Whitaker left Lawson in his pickup truck for eight hours Friday instead of taking the boy to day care. “This…

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