Headlines: Off-duty deputy shoots, kills suspect; Back to school sales tax holiday starts; Olympics opening ceremony tonight

Some 2014 Tampa Bay Comic Con attendees.

Good afternoon! Today is Friday, August 5.

50% chance of showers and thunderstorms again. The rain starts near the coast with greater concentrations of rain east of I-75 into the afternoon. See your full forecast here

Watch the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on NBC – See here
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Sheriff: Off-duty Pasco deputy shoots, kills suspect following stolen truck pursuit. Read more
Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday weekend begins. Read more
Motorcyclist shot in road rage incident in Tampa. Read more
8 fun things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay | August 6-7. Read more
Baby hawk now homeless after construction crews destroy habitat. Read more

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