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  • Train blocks traffic in Dade City

    Train blocks traffic in Dade City

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:34:21 GMT
    For the second time in five weeks, a train stopped and blocked several crossings, cutting off neighborhoods in the eastern side of Dade City.
    For the second time in five weeks, a train stopped and blocked several crossings, cutting off neighborhoods in the eastern side of Dade City.
  • Volunteers help immigrants make smooth transition

    Volunteers help immigrants make smooth transition

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:46:45 GMT
    Coming to America can fulfill a lot of dreams, but is also a difficult transition for legal immigrants. Some dedicated volunteers open their hearts and donate their time to ensure a trouble-free new life.
    Coming to America can fulfill a lot of dreams, but is also a difficult transition for legal immigrants. Some dedicated volunteers open their hearts and donate their time to ensure a trouble-free new life.
  • In the battle against lice, in steps the 'Nit Fairy'

    In the battle against lice, in steps the 'Nit Fairy'

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:40:03 GMT
    You might mistake Dana Ferlita's digs for a beauty shop. But Dana calls herself the 'Nit Fairy.' She uses no insecticides and no chemicals. Just elbow grease.
    You might mistake Dana Ferlita's digs for a beauty shop. But Dana calls herself the 'Nit Fairy.' She uses no insecticides and no chemicals. Just elbow grease.
  • 'Community policing' gets redefined in St. Petersburg

    'Community policing' gets redefined in St. Petersburg

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:51:35 GMT
    St. Petersburg presented a pair of totally unrelated displays of police-community relations Tuesday, with parties to both events agreeing on one point: Police Chief Tony Holloway has a good idea.
    St. Petersburg presented a pair of totally unrelated displays of police-community relations Tuesday, with parties to both events agreeing on one point: Police Chief Tony Holloway has a good idea.
  • Water main breaks highlight Tampa's aging infrastructure

    Water main breaks highlight Tampa's aging infrastructure

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:13:21 GMT

    In a 2012 survey, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave Tampa Bay a grade of “C+” for water infrastructure, and a “D” for stormwater infrastructure. Both grades are about average for the nation, but the engineers said in the survey that much of America's infrastructure is aging, and the rapid growth in Florida puts added pressure on the systems.

    In a 2012 survey, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave Tampa Bay a grade of “C+” for water infrastructure, and a “D” for stormwater infrastructure. Both grades are about average for the nation, but the engineers said in the survey that much of America's infrastructure is aging, and the rapid growth in Florida puts added pressure on the systems.


  • Child mistaken for burglar, accidentally shot inside Tampa home

    Child mistaken for burglar, accidentally shot inside Tampa home

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:55:10 GMT
    A 7-year-old was still in critical condition Tuesday evening after his grandmother accidentally shot him when she mistakenly thought he was an intruder breaking into her bedroom.
    A 7-year-old was still in critical condition Tuesday evening after his grandmother accidentally shot him when she mistakenly thought he was an intruder breaking into her bedroom.
  • Rays prepare to face a new foe: David Price

    Rays prepare to face a new foe: David Price

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:39:33 GMT

    Price says he has all kinds of inside information on the Rays hitters that he knows he has to share with the rest of Detroit's staff in the pitchers meeting tonight, going into this three game series.

    Price says he has all kinds of inside information on the Rays hitters that he knows he has to share with the rest of Detroit's staff in the pitchers meeting tonight, going into this three game series.


  • Hospital breach prompts closer look at credit monitoring

    Hospital breach prompts closer look at credit monitoring

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:29:02 GMT
    4.5 million people who patronized Community Health Systems are about to receive a year of credit monitoring services because Chinese hackers stole their names, Social Security numbers, and other sensitive data. But what is credit monitoring anyway? And does it really help?
    4.5 million people who patronized Community Health Systems are about to receive a year of credit monitoring services because Chinese hackers stole their names, Social Security numbers, and other sensitive data. But what is credit monitoring anyway? And does it really help?
  • Three-car crash closes I-75

    Three-car crash closes I-75

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:28:28 GMT
    According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, at least two cars are involved. One flipped, and they say the driver of that car fled the scene. A helicopter has been called to the scene for a trauma alert. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
    According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, at least two cars are involved. One flipped, and they say the driver of that car fled the scene. A helicopter has been called to the scene for a trauma alert. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
  • Water main break closes section of Ashley Drive

    Water main break closes section of Ashley Drive

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:38:18 GMT
    Drivers headed through downtown Tampa will have a couple of detours to navigate, thanks to a water main break. Two southbound lanes of Ashley Drive are closed at Tyler Street, and a section of Tyler Street is closed from Ashley to Macinnes Place.
    Drivers headed through downtown Tampa will have a couple of detours to navigate, thanks to a water main break. Two southbound lanes of Ashley Drive are closed at Tyler Street, and a section of Tyler Street is closed from Ashley to Macinnes Place.
  • Section of Dale Mabry still closed after water main break

    Section of Dale Mabry still closed after water main break

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:49:03 GMT
    A water main break closed a busy stretch of Dale Mabry Highway in South Tampa late Monday.  Crews worked through the night to repair it, but officials don't expect it to be open again anytime soon.
    A water main break closed a busy stretch of Dale Mabry Highway in South Tampa late Monday.  Crews worked through the night to repair it, but officials don't expect it to be open again anytime soon.
  • More eyewitness testimony in Williams' murder trial

    More eyewitness testimony in Williams' murder trial

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:58:22 GMT
    A young man who testified in the Kyle Williams murder trial on Monday may have given the most damaging testimony so far. Anfernee Bruce, one of the people who was at the scene when Lakeland Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin was shot, was being patted down when the gun fired.
    A young man who testified in the Kyle Williams murder trial on Monday may have given the most damaging testimony so far. Anfernee Bruce, one of the people who was at the scene when Lakeland Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin was shot, was being patted down when the gun fired.
  • Ritchie appears in court with new representation

    Ritchie appears in court with new representation

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:47:06 GMT
    The man accused of murdering a girl and tossing her body into the Tampa Bay appeared in court with a new attorney Tuesday after the Hillsborough Public Defender's Office recused themselves from the case, citing a conflict of interest.
    The man accused of murdering a girl and tossing her body into the Tampa Bay appeared in court with a new attorney Tuesday after the Hillsborough Public Defender's Office recused themselves from the case, citing a conflict of interest.
  • Dolphin Tale 2 spotlights Clearwater Aquarium

    Dolphin Tale 2 spotlights Clearwater Aquarium

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-08-19 11:58:36 GMT
    Cast talks Dolphin Tale 2 as Hope the dolphin prepares for the movie's big debut. 
    Cast talks Dolphin Tale 2 as Hope the dolphin prepares for the movie's big debut. 
  • Former teacher charged with sex with student

    Former teacher charged with sex with student

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-08-19 08:51:32 GMT
    Elisha Joy Kingsley, 39, is charged with one count of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. Investigators say she and a 16-year-old student at a private school in St. Petersburg engaged in sexual activity in July.

    A former teacher in Pinellas County is under arrest, charged with having sex with a student. Elisha Joy Kingsley, 39, is charged with one count of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. Investigators say she and a 16-year-old student at Canterbury School of Florida in St. Petersburg developed an "inappropriate relationship" that led to a sexual encounter in July.


  • USF students rally in support of Michael Brown

    USF students rally in support of Michael Brown

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-19 02:32:02 GMT
    Students at USF couldn't take the images of chaos for a moment longer, not without picking up a microphone.
    Students at USF couldn't take the images of chaos for a moment longer, not without picking up a microphone.
  • A generation steers toward credit unions, away from banks

    A generation steers toward credit unions, away from banks

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 02:09:10 GMT
    Millennials suffered deeply during the recession, with wounds that are still fresh and unlikely to heal quickly. Now, an unlikely industry is aiming to capitalize on those financial scars to attract new customers: credit unions. They are aggressively steering marketing efforts toward the Millennial generation, and their efforts appear to be working.
    Millennials suffered deeply during the recession, with wounds that are still fresh and unlikely to heal quickly. Now, an unlikely industry is aiming to capitalize on those financial scars to attract new customers: credit unions. They are aggressively steering marketing efforts toward the Millennial generation, and their efforts appear to be working.

  • Two found dead in house fire

    Two found dead in house fire

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:20:18 GMT
    Crews responding to a house fire in Tampa Monday put out the flames, then found two people dead inside.It happened at 4627 Burkett Circle in Tampa.
    Crews responding to a house fire in Tampa Monday put out the flames, then found two people dead inside.It happened at 4627 Burkett Circle in Tampa.
  • Missing Clearwater 9-year-old found safe, police say

    Missing Clearwater 9-year-old found safe, police say

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:56:52 GMT
    Police are searching for a missing child who was last seen at Sandy Lane Elementary School this afternoon. According to police, Moajed Awwad, 9, has not been seen since school was dismissed just after 3 p.m.
    Police are searching for a missing child who was last seen at Sandy Lane Elementary School this afternoon. According to police, Moajed Awwad, 9, has not been seen since school was dismissed just after 3 p.m.
  • Hillsborough County cites conflict of interest in Ritchie defense

    Hillsborough County cites conflict of interest in Ritchie defense

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:36:50 GMT
    The Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office will not represent accused killer Granville Ritchie. Monday, the public defender asked the judge to be taken off the case, but no reason was given in court. The Public Defender's Office confirmed to FOX 13 that the reason is due to a conflict of interest, but did not elaborate.
    The Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office will not represent accused killer Granville Ritchie. Monday, the public defender asked the judge to be taken off the case, but no reason was given in court. The Public Defender's Office confirmed to FOX 13 that the reason is due to a conflict of interest, but did not elaborate.

  • Sculptor memorializes soldiers with life-size statues

    Sculptor memorializes soldiers with life-size statues

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:38:33 GMT
    Maybe it takes a hero to make a hero, although the man you're about to meet will likely tell you otherwise.
    Maybe it takes a hero to make a hero, although the man you're about to meet will likely tell you otherwise.
  • New machines will check passports at TIA

    New machines will check passports at TIA

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:03:26 GMT
    If you ever fly internationally, you know those long U.S. Customs and Border Protection lines can be a drag. Now, Tampa International Airport is hoping to make the experience a lot more convenient and efficient for travelers.
    If you ever fly internationally, you know those long U.S. Customs and Border Protection lines can be a drag. Now, Tampa International Airport is hoping to make the experience a lot more convenient and efficient for travelers.
  • Hospital operator CHS: hackers stole 4.5 million patients' info

    Hospital operator CHS: hackers stole 4.5 million patients' info

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:35:44 GMT
    U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc said on Monday personal data, including patient names and addresses, of about 4.5 million people were stolen by hackers from its computer network. CHS operates 26 hospitals in Florida; the company said the breach could affect anyone who received services in the past five years. INSIDE: Map of affected hospitals in Florida. 
    U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc said on Monday personal data, including patient names and addresses, of about 4.5 million people were stolen by hackers from its computer network. CHS operates 26 hospitals in Florida; the company said the breach could affect anyone who received services in the past five years. INSIDE: Map of affected hospitals in Florida. 
  • One dead, one arrested in Zephyrhills shooting

    One dead, one arrested in Zephyrhills shooting

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:19:34 GMT
    According to the sheriff's office, it was a little after 9 a.m. when deputies were called to a home on Valleybrook Avenue in response to a shooting. 
    According to the sheriff's office, it was a little after 9 a.m. when deputies were called to a home on Valleybrook Avenue in response to a shooting. 
  • Arrest after woman shot outside club

    Arrest after woman shot outside club

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:50:29 GMT
    Maribel Sanchez-Garza was shot leaving Club 301 just after 3 Sunday morning. She was standing next to her sister and a club security guard when it happened. Now, an 18-year-old is charged with second-degree murder.
    Maribel Sanchez-Garza was shot leaving Club 301 just after 3 Sunday morning. She was standing next to her sister and a club security guard when it happened. Now, an 18-year-old is charged with second-degree murder.
  • Father accused of leaving child in car while at a bar

    Father accused of leaving child in car while at a bar

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-08-18 03:07:28 GMT
    Pasco County Deputies arrested a Dade City father Sunday, after they say he left his son in a bar parking lot so he could drink.
    Pasco County Deputies arrested a Dade City father Sunday, after they say he left his son in a bar parking lot so he could drink.
  • Dolphin Tale 2 creates buzz in Clearwater

    Dolphin Tale 2 creates buzz in Clearwater

    Sunday, August 17 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-17 22:25:13 GMT
    A new dolphin and a new tale has Clearwater buzzing.
    A new dolphin and a new tale has Clearwater buzzing.
  • Woman killed in apparent drive-by outside Tampa club

    Woman killed in apparent drive-by outside Tampa club

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:45:24 GMT
    One woman is dead after a shooting outside a Tampa nightclub.
    One woman is dead after a shooting outside a Tampa nightclub.
  • Police identify victim in deadly stabbing

    Police identify victim in deadly stabbing

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:30:45 GMT
    Clearwater Police are investigating a stabbing that left a man dead.
    Clearwater Police are investigating a stabbing that left a man dead.
  • Firefighters injured battling house fire

    Firefighters injured battling house fire

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:29:07 GMT
    Three Pasco County firefighters were hurt battling a fire in Land O' Lakes.
    Three Pasco County firefighters were hurt battling a fire in Land O' Lakes.
  • Bags of cash stolen from business

    Bags of cash stolen from business

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-08-17 12:37:16 GMT
    Winter Haven Police are searching for a man who stole two bags of cash from the "Rapid Cash" business.
    Winter Haven Police are searching for a man who stole two bags of cash from the "Rapid Cash" business.
  • Dolphins beat Bucs 20-14

    Dolphins beat Bucs 20-14

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:21:06 GMT
    Backup quarterback Matt Moore led the Miami Dolphins on two touchdown drives in a 20-14 preseason victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.
    Backup quarterback Matt Moore led the Miami Dolphins on two touchdown drives in a 20-14 preseason victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.
  • Driver identified in deadly wrong way crash

    Driver identified in deadly wrong way crash

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:05:15 GMT
    Troopers identified the driver in a deadly wrong way crash on I-275 in Tampa. The Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Edward Duran is responsible for the collision.
    Troopers identified the driver in a deadly wrong way crash on I-275 in Tampa. The Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Edward Duran is responsible for the collision.
  • Gov. Rick Scott opens Florida's newest university

    Gov. Rick Scott opens Florida's newest university

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:17:22 GMT
    Governor Rick Scott was in Lakeland Saturday to help launch Florida's newest university, Florida Polytechnic University.
    Governor Rick Scott was in Lakeland Saturday to help launch Florida's newest university, Florida Polytechnic University.
  • Granville Ritchie arraignment postponed

    Granville Ritchie arraignment postponed

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:01:14 GMT

    Granville Ritchie was scheduled to have his arraignment Saturday morning on murder charges. But due to a motion filed by the state, that hearing has now been postponed.





    Granville Ritchie was scheduled to have his arraignment Saturday morning on murder charges. But due to a motion filed by the state, that hearing has now been postponed.






  • Fire destroys truck at fueling station

    Fire destroys truck at fueling station

    Saturday, August 16 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-08-16 12:08:20 GMT
    At least one truck is destroyed after a natural gas fire this morning near the Port of Tampa.
    At least one truck is destroyed after a natural gas fire this morning near the Port of Tampa.
  • Fire destroys house in Plant City

    Fire destroys house in Plant City

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-08-16 10:57:28 GMT
    A 2 story house in Plant City is a total loss, after an early morning fire.
    A 2 story house in Plant City is a total loss, after an early morning fire.
  • 'Bronies' convene for 'My Little Pony' convention in Tampa

    'Bronies' convene for 'My Little Pony' convention in Tampa

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:45:36 GMT
    In town this weekend is the Grand Brony Gala, a convention dedicated to all things "My Little Pony." The show debuted back in the 80s, and it's currently in its fourth generation. It's aimed at young girls, but these days, plenty of adults are playing pony too.
    In town this weekend is the Grand Brony Gala, a convention dedicated to all things "My Little Pony." The show debuted back in the 80s, and it's currently in its fourth generation. It's aimed at young girls, but these days, plenty of adults are playing pony too.
  • Hernando County releases helicopter video of chase

    Hernando County releases helicopter video of chase

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:42:42 GMT
    The Hernando County Sheriff's Office released video Friday of a chase that wound through the streets of Brooksville earlier this week.
    The Hernando County Sheriff's Office released video Friday of a chase that wound through the streets of Brooksville earlier this week.
  • Coast Guard rescues group trapped near Anclote Key

    Coast Guard rescues group trapped near Anclote Key

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:35:21 GMT
    Coast Guard crews rescued a group of people Friday morning who were trapped by rising water near Anclote Key.The call came in just before 1 a.m. that four people were on an unstable raft, and three were stranded on Anclote Key beach with the water rising around them.
    Coast Guard crews rescued a group of people Friday morning who were trapped by rising water near Anclote Key.The call came in just before 1 a.m. that four people were on an unstable raft, and three were stranded on Anclote Key beach with the water rising around them.
  • Charter school mix-up leaves parents scrambling

    Charter school mix-up leaves parents scrambling

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:14:09 GMT
    Mick and Theresa McFadyen, and presumably the parents of close to 200 other middle schoolers, are angry and slammed this weekend. School starts Monday and their daughter, Stephanie, cannot attend their carefully-selected charter school.
    Mick and Theresa McFadyen, and presumably the parents of close to 200 other middle schoolers, are angry and slammed this weekend. School starts Monday and their daughter, Stephanie, cannot attend their carefully-selected charter school.
  • Deputies: Man attached skimmer to ATM in Tampa

    Deputies: Man attached skimmer to ATM in Tampa

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:07:00 GMT

    Deputies are looking for a man accused of attaching a skimming device to an ATM in Tampa.

    Deputies are looking for a man accused of attaching a skimming device to an ATM in Tampa.

  • Months later, murder charges in girl's death

    Months later, murder charges in girl's death

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:50:28 GMT
    Temple Terrace police announced Friday that they have finally filed charges in connection with the murder of a 9-year-old girl, three months after the crime that shocked the Bay Area.
    Temple Terrace police announced Friday that they have finally filed charges in connection with the murder of a 9-year-old girl, three months after the crime that shocked the Bay Area.
  • Wrong-way driver dies in I-275 crash with ambulance

    Wrong-way driver dies in I-275 crash with ambulance

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:27:51 GMT
    It was just before 3 a.m. when a wrong-way Honda Accord slammed into an oncoming ambulance along I-275.  The ambulance was flipped onto its side by the force of the impact; the driver of the Honda was killed and troopers are still trying to identify him.
    It was just before 3 a.m. when a wrong-way Honda Accord slammed into an oncoming ambulance along I-275.  The ambulance was flipped onto its side by the force of the impact; the driver of the Honda was killed and troopers are still trying to identify him.
  • Lakeland couple arrested on child abuse charges

    Lakeland couple arrested on child abuse charges

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:43:09 GMT
    Two people in Polk County are under arrest, charged with child abuse.Sean Pearson, 33, and Jessica Rowland, 21, are each charged with six counts of aggravated child abuse.
    Two people in Polk County are under arrest, charged with child abuse.Sean Pearson, 33, and Jessica Rowland, 21, are each charged with six counts of aggravated child abuse.
  • Bucs prepare for preseason game 2

    Bucs prepare for preseason game 2

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:39:45 GMT
    The Bucs wrap up Training Camp 2014 and look forward to preseason game number two: the home opener Saturday night 7:30 at Raymond James Stadium.
    The Bucs wrap up Training Camp 2014 and look forward to preseason game number two: the home opener Saturday night 7:30 at Raymond James Stadium.
  • Crist, Scott battle to 'educate' voters

    Crist, Scott battle to 'educate' voters

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-08-15 13:24:37 GMT
    How do you know Charlie Crist is trying to start a conversation about education? He showed up at a campaign event in Tampa in a school bus as supporters held campaign signs that look like blackboards.
    How do you know Charlie Crist is trying to start a conversation about education? He showed up at a campaign event in Tampa in a school bus as supporters held campaign signs that look like blackboards.
  • Newly reformed island is for the birds, not nudists, according to feds

    Newly reformed island is for the birds, not nudists, according to feds

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-08-15 13:07:20 GMT
    A small barrier island that formed, once again, off of Anna Maria Island is attracting much more than birds. Each weekend, nudists, families, the young and old end up jockeying for position on the banks of Passage Key -- illegally, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.
    A small barrier island that formed, once again, off of Anna Maria Island is attracting much more than birds. Each weekend, nudists, families, the young and old end up jockeying for position on the banks of Passage Key -- illegally, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.
  • After moving, woman unpacks someone else's wedding pics

    After moving, woman unpacks someone else's wedding pics

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-15 02:49:07 GMT
    A woman made a surprising discovery while unpacking boxes at her new apartment in Tampa: she found a large frame with wedding photos that belong to someone else.
    A woman made a surprising discovery while unpacking boxes at her new apartment in Tampa: she found a large frame with wedding photos that belong to someone else.
  • More complaints emerge about Centro Ybor security guards

    More complaints emerge about Centro Ybor security guards

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 02:20:12 GMT
    The video of a couple security guards pushing and allegedly pepper spraying a guy in Centro Ybor last Friday may just be the tip of the iceberg.
    The video of a couple security guards pushing and allegedly pepper spraying a guy in Centro Ybor last Friday may just be the tip of the iceberg.
  • Hillsborough Schools conduct survey: do students feel safe?

    Hillsborough Schools conduct survey: do students feel safe?

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-08-15 02:06:42 GMT
    It's back to school time, and for parents and kids, safety can be one of the biggest concerns. It's one of the reasons school districts, such as Hillsborough County, are doing surveys to see what's working and what's not.
    It's back to school time, and for parents and kids, safety can be one of the biggest concerns. It's one of the reasons school districts, such as Hillsborough County, are doing surveys to see what's working and what's not.
  • Instructor has taught swimming to generations of kids

    Instructor has taught swimming to generations of kids

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:31:04 GMT
    She makes a living in water and has taught a generation of kids how to stay alive. Tonight "What's Right With Tampa Bay" recognizes a job well done by the woman they call "Miss Lynn", who faced her own ultimate test of survival.
    She makes a living in water and has taught a generation of kids how to stay alive. Tonight "What's Right With Tampa Bay" recognizes a job well done by the woman they call "Miss Lynn", who faced her own ultimate test of survival.
  • Hospital produces video to raise awareness of concussions

    Hospital produces video to raise awareness of concussions

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-08-15 00:47:41 GMT
    All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg has produced a video explaining sports concussions to teachers and guidance counselors. Many coaches have already been educated about brain injuries, but doctors want more people who work with young athletes to be on the lookout.
    All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg has produced a video explaining sports concussions to teachers and guidance counselors. Many coaches have already been educated about brain injuries, but doctors want more people who work with young athletes to be on the lookout.
  • School board candidate targeted with racially-charged postcard

    School board candidate targeted with racially-charged postcard

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-15 00:08:55 GMT
    The postcard targets Dipa Shah, an Indian-American candidate in the race for District 6. The mailer depicts Shah with a red slash through her face. It has an icon of a sword slashing through the words “traditional values,” and accuses her of wanting to hijack the school board.
    The postcard targets Dipa Shah, an Indian-American candidate in the race for District 6. The mailer depicts Shah with a red slash through her face. It has an icon of a sword slashing through the words “traditional values,” and accuses her of wanting to hijack the school board.
  • More testimony in officer murder trial

    More testimony in officer murder trial

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:50:49 GMT
    The prosecution has been presenting its case for a week. It is expected to call two of the young men who were at the murder scene to the stand on Friday.
    The prosecution has been presenting its case for a week. It is expected to call two of the young men who were at the murder scene to the stand on Friday.
  • Contractor under investigation after dumping concrete in river

    Contractor under investigation after dumping concrete in river

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:16:35 GMT
    The Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission is investigating a contractor for reportedly dumping concrete into the Hillsborough River, after a passerby recorded video of it happening and shared it with FOX 13.
    The Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission is investigating a contractor for reportedly dumping concrete into the Hillsborough River, after a passerby recorded video of it happening and shared it with FOX 13.
  • 'Camp Coop' aims to keep hometown hockey talent

    'Camp Coop' aims to keep hometown hockey talent

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:13:03 GMT
    Lightning Coach Jon Cooper draws on his past experiences to help guide a next generation of hockey hopefuls during the Lightning Made Training Camp at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex.
    Lightning Coach Jon Cooper draws on his past experiences to help guide a next generation of hockey hopefuls during the Lightning Made Training Camp at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex.
  • Man arrested after Hernando crash, chase

    Man arrested after Hernando crash, chase

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:01:53 GMT
    Deputies in Hernando County say they've arrested the man who flipped his pickup truck and then led deputies on a chase, leaving behind an injured child and pregnant woman.
    Deputies in Hernando County say they've arrested the man who flipped his pickup truck and then led deputies on a chase, leaving behind an injured child and pregnant woman.
  • Diaco weighs whether to testify in Florida Bar trial

    Diaco weighs whether to testify in Florida Bar trial

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:32:55 GMT
    (MyFox file image)(MyFox file image)
    Lawyers representing troubled Tampa attorney Stephen Diaco are telling the judge they're in a legal “Catch-22.”
    Lawyers representing troubled Tampa attorney Stephen Diaco are telling the judge they're in a legal “Catch-22.”
  • Pinellas inmate found dead in cell

    Pinellas inmate found dead in cell

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:21:15 GMT
    A former police officer and TSA agent was found dead inside a cell at the Pinellas County Jail early Thursday, just hours before he was scheduled for sentencing in a sexual battery case.
    A former police officer and TSA agent was found dead inside a cell at the Pinellas County Jail early Thursday, just hours before he was scheduled for sentencing in a sexual battery case.
  • Manatee County man charged with child abuse

    Manatee County man charged with child abuse

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:20:09 GMT
    Detectives say Theodore Lang Jr., 41, abused a 13-year-old boy on multiple occasions. They say he beat him with a rope, an extension cord and burned him with lit cigarettes.
    Detectives say Theodore Lang Jr., 41, abused a 13-year-old boy on multiple occasions. They say he beat him with a rope, an extension cord and burned him with lit cigarettes.
  • Publix employee's act of kindness a viral hit

    Publix employee's act of kindness a viral hit

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:24:01 GMT
    It's proof that just a small act of kindness can go a long, long way.When Publix worker Gage Boucher reached down to tie a man's shoe, he had no idea anyone was watching.
    It's proof that just a small act of kindness can go a long, long way.When Publix worker Gage Boucher reached down to tie a man's shoe, he had no idea anyone was watching.
  • Suspected thief uses stolen phone to post selfie

    Suspected thief uses stolen phone to post selfie

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:21:55 GMT
    A Hillsborough County woman says her car was broken into overnight on Sunday in her own driveway. In the center console was an iPhone 4 she planned to give to her dad, until a thief got his hands on it.
    A Hillsborough County woman says her car was broken into overnight on Sunday in her own driveway. In the center console was an iPhone 4 she planned to give to her dad, until a thief got his hands on it.
  • Family searching for fallen soldier's stolen flag

    Family searching for fallen soldier's stolen flag

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:45 AM EDT2014-08-14 08:45:54 GMT
    A family is trying to recover an irreplaceable American flag that was stolen off their front porch about a month ago.
    A family is trying to recover an irreplaceable American flag that was stolen off their front porch about a month ago.
  • Holloway sworn in as St. Petersburg Police Chief

    Holloway sworn in as St. Petersburg Police Chief

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-14 02:55:48 GMT
    Anthony Holloway took the oath of office Wednesday during a ceremony at Eckerd College. Holloway, who served as the Clearwater Chief of Police for four years, promises his new department will continue to meet high standards.
    Anthony Holloway took the oath of office Wednesday during a ceremony at Eckerd College. Holloway, who served as the Clearwater Chief of Police for four years, promises his new department will continue to meet high standards.
  • Video shows workers apparently dumping concrete into Hillsborough River

    Video shows workers apparently dumping concrete into Hillsborough River

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:34:16 GMT
    City of Tampa officials say a construction contract for the Riverwalk project along the Hillsborough River could be in jeopardy after a passerby recorded video of what appears to be workers dumping concrete into the water. "This is stupid. The term 'moron' comes to mind," a spokesperson for Mayor Bob Buckhorn said.
    City of Tampa officials say a construction contract for the Riverwalk project along the Hillsborough River could be in jeopardy after a passerby recorded video of what appears to be workers dumping concrete into the water. "This is stupid. The term 'moron' comes to mind," a spokesperson for Mayor Bob Buckhorn said.
  • Sarasota company messes with mosquitoes' minds

    Sarasota company messes with mosquitoes' minds

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:03:01 GMT
    There's a new way to battle Florida's oldest menace: Mosquitoes. A Sarasota company claims it can control them by messing with their minds.
    There's a new way to battle Florida's oldest menace: Mosquitoes. A Sarasota company claims it can control them by messing with their minds.
  • Teen mentors pay it forward

    Teen mentors pay it forward

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-14 00:38:29 GMT
    Our young people aren't waiting to shape the future. They're doing it now, in the heat of summer. They're heading back to high school with new skills they learned from their paid summer internships.
    Our young people aren't waiting to shape the future. They're doing it now, in the heat of summer. They're heading back to high school with new skills they learned from their paid summer internships.
  • Murder victim's brother questions safety of Pinellas Trail

    Murder victim's brother questions safety of Pinellas Trail

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-14 00:14:44 GMT
    The Pinellas Trail is already 42 miles long and will be 75 miles long when it is completed. Most of the cities hosting portions of the Trail support cameras, but to date, none have been installed. The police chiefs of Clearwater and St. Petersburg and Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri support the concept, although there is not enough information yet to begin the decision-making process.
    The Pinellas Trail is already 42 miles long and will be 75 miles long when it is completed. Most of the cities hosting portions of the Trail support cameras, but to date, none have been installed. The police chiefs of Clearwater and St. Petersburg and Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri support the concept, although there is not enough information yet to begin the decision-making process.
  • Hurricane Charley: 10 years later

    Hurricane Charley: 10 years later

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:59:16 GMT
    It's been 10 years since Hurricane Charley whipped its way across the state, flattening homes, toppling trees, and burning its way into the collective memory of millions of Floridians.
    It's been 10 years since Hurricane Charley whipped its way across the state, flattening homes, toppling trees, and burning its way into the collective memory of millions of Floridians.
  • Child falls from third-story window

    Child falls from third-story window

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:56:34 GMT
    Rescue crews are at 10202 Altavista Avenue in the New Tampa area.The say the 4-year-old child is being flown to Tampa General Hospital. We'll have more information as it becomes available.
    Rescue crews are at 10202 Altavista Avenue in the New Tampa area.The say the 4-year-old child is being flown to Tampa General Hospital. We'll have more information as it becomes available.
  • Second witness testifies in Williams murder trial

    Second witness testifies in Williams murder trial

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:21:34 GMT
    Another young man who was there when a Lakeland Police officer was shot to death took the stand today. Kyle Williams is on trial for killing Officer Arnulfo Crispin during a pat down in a park three years ago.
    Another young man who was there when a Lakeland Police officer was shot to death took the stand today. Kyle Williams is on trial for killing Officer Arnulfo Crispin during a pat down in a park three years ago.
  • Video shows Centro Ybor security guard shoving man to the ground

    Video shows Centro Ybor security guard shoving man to the ground

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:18:38 GMT
    Through Peter Pepper's cell phone camera lens, he saw what he believed to be an injustice. The video he recorded appears to show two security guards shoving a man to the ground in Centro Ybor, then pepper spraying him.
    Through Peter Pepper's cell phone camera lens, he saw what he believed to be an injustice. The video he recorded appears to show two security guards shoving a man to the ground in Centro Ybor, then pepper spraying him.
  • Deputies train for school shooting response

    Deputies train for school shooting response

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:08:56 GMT
    Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies participated in an "active school shooter" training scenario Wednesday morning, as they get ready for the start of the new school year.
    Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies participated in an "active school shooter" training scenario Wednesday morning, as they get ready for the start of the new school year.
  • Spring Hill woman marks 103 years

    Spring Hill woman marks 103 years

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:01:17 GMT
    A woman in Spring Hill hit a major milestone Tuesday: Her 103rd birthday. Mary Cahill celebrated her birthday at the Atria Evergreen Woods retirement home.
    A woman in Spring Hill hit a major milestone Tuesday: Her 103rd birthday. Mary Cahill celebrated her birthday at the Atria Evergreen Woods retirement home.
  • 2 charged months after teen pedestrian's death

    2 charged months after teen pedestrian's death

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:21:01 GMT
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    After months of investigating, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has charged two drivers in the case of a deadly vehicle vs. pedestrian crash.
    After months of investigating, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has charged two drivers in the case of a deadly vehicle vs. pedestrian crash.
  • School bus vs. SUV crash on Gandy Bridge

    School bus vs. SUV crash on Gandy Bridge

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-08-13 15:41:27 GMT
    An accident involving a school bus and a SUV resulted in major delays for commuters taking the Gandy Bridge into Tampa Wednesday morning. There were no kids on the bus, but the SUV driver was hospitalized.
    An accident involving a school bus and a SUV resulted in major delays for commuters taking the Gandy Bridge into Tampa Wednesday morning. There were no kids on the bus, but the SUV driver was hospitalized.
  • For World Elephant Day, zoo draws attention to poaching crisis

    For World Elephant Day, zoo draws attention to poaching crisis

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-08-13 10:58:12 GMT
    Tuesday is “World Elephant Day,” and at Lowry Park Zoo, they want you to know about the rising number of elephants being killed for their ivory tusks. The zoo is holding a series of special events to commemorate World Elephant Day, and sound the alarm about elephant extinction.
    Tuesday is “World Elephant Day,” and at Lowry Park Zoo, they want you to know about the rising number of elephants being killed for their ivory tusks. The zoo is holding a series of special events to commemorate World Elephant Day, and sound the alarm about elephant extinction.
  • SUV crashes into restaurant, injures woman on 95th birthday

    SUV crashes into restaurant, injures woman on 95th birthday

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:36 AM EDT2014-08-13 09:36:38 GMT
    A man and his wife were celebrating her 95th birthday, when suddenly an SUV slammed into the restaurant during their dinner and sent them to the hospital instead.
    A man and his wife were celebrating her 95th birthday, when suddenly an SUV slammed into the restaurant during their dinner and sent them to the hospital instead.
  • Wrong-way driver arrested after crashing stolen SUV

    Wrong-way driver arrested after crashing stolen SUV

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:56 AM EDT2014-08-13 08:56:33 GMT
    Deputies have arrested a man accused of stealing an SUV and driving it the wrong way down I-275.
    Deputies have arrested a man accused of stealing an SUV and driving it the wrong way down I-275.
  • How a 'parachute' became a life-saving heart device

    How a 'parachute' became a life-saving heart device

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-08-13 02:25:19 GMT
    Over the course of only about six months, a young heart patient who was given little hope of recovery, is alive and well and planning for the future.
    Over the course of only about six months, a young heart patient who was given little hope of recovery, is alive and well and planning for the future.
  • Teen martial artist headed for international competition

    Teen martial artist headed for international competition

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-08-13 01:58:33 GMT
    Ethan Dillon at 14 already has five black belts. He's taking them to Canada to compete in the World Martial Arts Games to represent the U.S.
    Ethan Dillon at 14 already has five black belts. He's taking them to Canada to compete in the World Martial Arts Games to represent the U.S.
  • Fond memories of Robin Williams' Tampa appearances

    Fond memories of Robin Williams' Tampa appearances

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-13 01:49:51 GMT
    Robin Williams was one of the entertainment industry's brightest stars, but he was also described as one of Hollywood's most humble. He's one of the greatest headliners to grace Ruth Eckerd Hall, where they remember him as a warm, accessible person.
    Robin Williams was one of the entertainment industry's brightest stars, but he was also described as one of Hollywood's most humble. He's one of the greatest headliners to grace Ruth Eckerd Hall, where they remember him as a warm, accessible person.
  • Family of Pinellas Trail suspect say police have the wrong guy

    Family of Pinellas Trail suspect say police have the wrong guy

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-08-13 01:26:36 GMT
    Is he a killer or a teenaged scapegoat? The family of 18-year-old Dewayne Jones say police have the wrong guy.
    Is he a killer or a teenaged scapegoat? The family of 18-year-old Dewayne Jones say police have the wrong guy.
  • Focus shifts to murder weapon in Kyle Williams trial

    Focus shifts to murder weapon in Kyle Williams trial

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-08-13 01:21:00 GMT
    Riveting testimony focused on the murder weapon Tuesday morning in the Kyle Williams trial.
    Riveting testimony focused on the murder weapon Tuesday morning in the Kyle Williams trial.
  • Bucs build tempo during preseason

    Bucs build tempo during preseason

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-13 01:14:29 GMT
    The Bucs are working on a lot right now, and the game they show during preseason games is barely a glimpse of what they plan on showcasing in September.
    The Bucs are working on a lot right now, and the game they show during preseason games is barely a glimpse of what they plan on showcasing in September.
  • Arrest in woman's Pinellas Trail murder

    Arrest in woman's Pinellas Trail murder

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:01:16 GMT
    A Clearwater 18-year-old is behind bars, accused of committing the first-ever murder along the 42-mile-long Pinellas Trail. Police have beefed up bike patrols and the conversation about security cameras continues.
    A Clearwater 18-year-old is behind bars, accused of committing the first-ever murder along the 42-mile-long Pinellas Trail. Police have beefed up bike patrols and the conversation about security cameras continues.
  • Park to spur rediscovery of historic Tampa Heights

    Park to spur rediscovery of historic Tampa Heights

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:26:16 GMT
    Shortly after today's ceremony opening Waterworks Park, the big thrill for children was playing in the water at the new splash park. The mayor was thrilled by something else: The river.
    Shortly after today's ceremony opening Waterworks Park, the big thrill for children was playing in the water at the new splash park. The mayor was thrilled by something else: The river.
  • Car plows through South Tampa retirement home

    Car plows through South Tampa retirement home

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:23:29 GMT
    Police say they tried to pull over a male suspect, "not dressed as a man," when instead he sped up, lost control, struck a palm tree and then plowed through the wall of a senior housing complex.
    Police say they tried to pull over a male suspect, "not dressed as a man," when instead he sped up, lost control, struck a palm tree and then plowed through the wall of a senior housing complex.
  • Small plane crash-lands off Siesta Key

    Small plane crash-lands off Siesta Key

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:30:57 GMT
    A small plane crash-landed on Siesta Key Beach today. The 75-year-old pilot and his younger passenger escaped with only minor injuries even though the biplane came to rest upside-down.
    A small plane crash-landed on Siesta Key Beach today. The 75-year-old pilot and his younger passenger escaped with only minor injuries even though the biplane came to rest upside-down.
  • Riverview residents fighting for reliable water

    Riverview residents fighting for reliable water

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-12 15:59:56 GMT
    It's a watery nightmare for residents of the River Walk complex in Riverview.
    It's a watery nightmare for residents of the River Walk complex in Riverview.
  • Search for suspect after Ocala church volunteer beaten

    Search for suspect after Ocala church volunteer beaten

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-12 14:34:10 GMT
    Police in Ocala are looking for the angry man who kidnapped and beat a 69-year-old church volunteer until she lost consciousness last night. Investigators say it happened as she was wrapping up after the church's meal for the homeless.
    Police in Ocala are looking for the angry man who kidnapped and beat a 69-year-old church volunteer until she lost consciousness last night. Investigators say it happened as she was wrapping up after the church's meal for the homeless.
  • Funeral home buries body in wrong grave

    Funeral home buries body in wrong grave

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-08-12 12:19:57 GMT
    Families are suing after a major mix-up at a funeral home.
    Families are suing after a major mix-up at a funeral home.
  • Three arrested after investigation surrounding Goodwill employee's firing

    Three arrested after investigation surrounding Goodwill employee's firing

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:41:06 GMT
    For Christopher Davis, life has not been the same since he got off the Appalachian Trail.
    For Christopher Davis, life has not been the same since he got off the Appalachian Trail.
  • Bondi defends stances on gay marriage, medical marijuana

    Bondi defends stances on gay marriage, medical marijuana

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:22:42 GMT
    Monday night Pam Bondi was surrounded by supporters at a Pinellas County Republican meeting in Clearwater Monday night. But outside those walls, she's surrounded by some very divisive political issues.
    Monday night Pam Bondi was surrounded by supporters at a Pinellas County Republican meeting in Clearwater Monday night. But outside those walls, she's surrounded by some very divisive political issues.
  • Investigators narrow search for cars in fatal Polk crashes

    Investigators narrow search for cars in fatal Polk crashes

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:05:20 GMT
    Polk County detectives are releasing some new information about cars they are looking for in two deadly crashes over the weekend. One is a 2010-2013 Chevy Camaro; the other is a 2007-2009 Nissan Altima. Both would have front-end damage. 
    Polk County detectives are releasing some new information about cars they are looking for in two deadly crashes over the weekend. One is a 2010-2013 Chevy Camaro; the other is a 2007-2009 Nissan Altima. Both would have front-end damage. 
  • Bloggers guide foodies to the Bay area's best cuisine

    Bloggers guide foodies to the Bay area's best cuisine

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:00:48 GMT
    They are new breed of restaurant reviewer: bloggers who shy away from telling people where not to go. They'd rather be food tour guides to the hot spots and the coolest dishes.
    They are new breed of restaurant reviewer: bloggers who shy away from telling people where not to go. They'd rather be food tour guides to the hot spots and the coolest dishes.
  • Detectives derail drug operation in Sarasota home

    Detectives derail drug operation in Sarasota home

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:46:04 GMT
    The home off Collton Drive in Sarasota was getting attention for all the wrong reasons.
    The home off Collton Drive in Sarasota was getting attention for all the wrong reasons.
  • A closer look at safety along the Pinellas Trail

    A closer look at safety along the Pinellas Trail

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:29:12 GMT
    Saturday's discovery of a woman's body along the Pinellas Trail is still called a "suspicious death," awaiting more specific findings from the medical examiner's office.Clearwater police have identified the victim as 41-yea- old Lydia Tross, who was reported missing by her boyfriend Tuesday.
    Saturday's discovery of a woman's body along the Pinellas Trail is still called a "suspicious death," awaiting more specific findings from the medical examiner's office.Clearwater police have identified the victim as 41-yea- old Lydia Tross, who was reported missing by her boyfriend Tuesday.
  • Police investigate more than 20 weekend car robberies in St. Pete

    Police investigate more than 20 weekend car robberies in St. Pete

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:30:42 GMT
    Police say the suspects, most likely teens, swarmed the area of 15th Avenue North and 8th Avenue North from 66th to 68th Street, snatching purses, iPods, and cash from more than 20 unlocked cars.
    Police say the suspects, most likely teens, swarmed the area of 15th Avenue North and 8th Avenue North from 66th to 68th Street, snatching purses, iPods, and cash from more than 20 unlocked cars.
  • 91-year-old woman killed in Largo mobile home fire

    91-year-old woman killed in Largo mobile home fire

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:48:09 GMT
    One person is dead after a fire at a Largo mobile home. Largo Fire Rescue says firefighters found the victim after beating back the flames at a unit along 124th Avenue N.
    One person is dead after a fire at a Largo mobile home. Largo Fire Rescue says firefighters found the victim after beating back the flames at a unit along 124th Avenue N.
  • Lanes reopen after fatal crash at 50th and Palm River Road

    Lanes reopen after fatal crash at 50th and Palm River Road

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:53:22 GMT
    Lanes on both 50th Street and Palm River Road closed for hours after a fatal crash in the area Monday morning.
    Lanes on both 50th Street and Palm River Road closed for hours after a fatal crash in the area Monday morning.
  • Head-on crash kills one along U.S. 301

    Head-on crash kills one along U.S. 301

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:46:29 GMT
    It happened around 10 p.m. Sunday night just north of Stacy Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Investigators say 27-year-old Jesus Ronduelas was driving southbound in the northbound lanes when he hit 27-year-old Larry Jame Gray Sillaway. Sillaway died at the scene.
    It happened around 10 p.m. Sunday night just north of Stacy Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Investigators say 27-year-old Jesus Ronduelas was driving southbound in the northbound lanes when he hit 27-year-old Larry Jame Gray Sillaway. Sillaway died at the scene.
  • Bucs: No TV blackouts this year

    Bucs: No TV blackouts this year

    Monday, August 11 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-11 18:27:23 GMT
    The Buccaneers are only one game into the 2014 preseason, but the team has already guaranteed that there will be no TV blackouts this season. While the home games are not sold out, the team expects to meet the league's threshold for games to be broadcast locally.
    The Buccaneers are only one game into the 2014 preseason, but the team has already guaranteed that there will be no TV blackouts this season. While the home games are not sold out, the team expects to meet the league's threshold for games to be broadcast locally.
  • Man, dog dead after Dunedin apartment fire

    Man, dog dead after Dunedin apartment fire

    Monday, August 11 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-11 17:47:09 GMT
    Dunedin fire and emergency crews say one person is dead after an apartment fire at a 55-and-over community early Monday morning. Crews are still on the scene gathering information.
    Dunedin fire and emergency crews say one person is dead after an apartment fire at a 55-and-over community early Monday morning. Crews are still on the scene gathering information.
  • Dolphin calf rescued off coast of Destin

    Dolphin calf rescued off coast of Destin

    Monday, August 11 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-08-11 17:39:50 GMT
    A dolphin calf found tangled in fishing line can swim freely once again thanks to a successful rescue mission off the coast of Destin. Crews from Clearwater Marine Aquarium and other facilities can take credit for the effort.
    A dolphin calf found tangled in fishing line can swim freely once again thanks to a successful rescue mission off the coast of Destin. Crews from Clearwater Marine Aquarium and other facilities can take credit for the effort.
  • Lanes reopen after fatal crash on I-75 at SR 56

    Lanes reopen after fatal crash on I-75 at SR 56

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:49:22 GMT
    A fatal crash involving a pick-up truck and a semi caused major delays along I-75 Monday morning.
    A fatal crash involving a pick-up truck and a semi caused major delays along I-75 Monday morning.
  • Three arrested after St. Pete chase

    Three arrested after St. Pete chase

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:46:05 GMT
    According to SPPD, it was around 3:20 a.m. when officers spotted a stolen Volkswagen Jetta in the area of 18th Avenue South and 14 Street. When they tried to stop the car, police say, the driver tried to ram a cruiser.
    According to SPPD, it was around 3:20 a.m. when officers spotted a stolen Volkswagen Jetta in the area of 18th Avenue South and 14 Street. When they tried to stop the car, police say, the driver tried to ram a cruiser.
  • SUV hits train on Tampa tracks

    SUV hits train on Tampa tracks

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:37 AM EDT2014-08-11 08:37:21 GMT
    An SUV ran into a train in Tampa at 34th and Adamo Drive. Police believe the driver suffered a medical emergency.
    An SUV ran into a train in Tampa at 34th and Adamo Drive. Police believe the driver suffered a medical emergency.
  • Man charged with killing girlfriend's one-year-old son

    Man charged with killing girlfriend's one-year-old son

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-08-11 03:42:27 GMT
    Tampa Police arrested a man accused of murdering his girlfriend's one-year-old son. Police say the baby's mother left her son with Austin Hamilton at a Motel 6 on East Fowler Saturday night while she went to work.
    Tampa Police arrested a man accused of murdering his girlfriend's one-year-old son. Police say the baby's mother left her son with Austin Hamilton at a Motel 6 on East Fowler Saturday night while she went to work.
  • Police identify body near Pinellas Trail

    Police identify body near Pinellas Trail

    Sunday, August 10 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-08-11 02:33:41 GMT
    Clearwater Police detectives are investigating the circumstances of the death of a woman. Her body was discovered late Saturday afternoon.
    Clearwater Police detectives are investigating the circumstances of the death of a woman. Her body was discovered late Saturday afternoon.
  • Davenport man stabbed at house party

    Davenport man stabbed at house party

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:43:02 GMT
    A Davenport man is recovering from his injuries after he was stabbed at a party in Haines City.
    A Davenport man is recovering from his injuries after he was stabbed at a party in Haines City.
  • Deputies bust two men robbing a home

    Deputies bust two men robbing a home

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:31:39 GMT
    Two men remain in the Manatee County Jail after they tried to rob a home in Bradenton.
    Two men remain in the Manatee County Jail after they tried to rob a home in Bradenton.
  • Get ready for the "supermoon"

    Get ready for the "supermoon"

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-08-10 11:12:07 GMT
    Get your camera's ready tonight... for a show in the sky. A "supermoon" is coming!
    Get your camera's ready tonight... for a show in the sky. A "supermoon" is coming!
  • Riverview family escapes fire

    Riverview family escapes fire

    Sunday, August 10 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-08-10 10:47:47 GMT
    A Riverview family is getting help from the Red Cross this morning, after escaping a house fire.
    A Riverview family is getting help from the Red Cross this morning, after escaping a house fire.
  • Sarasota man claims co-workers got him fired

    Sarasota man claims co-workers got him fired

    Saturday, August 9 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-10 02:34:28 GMT
    Christopher David was hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise money for veterans when his employer who helped fund the trip called to fire him.
    Christopher David was hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise money for veterans when his employer who helped fund the trip called to fire him.
  • Couple expecting child killed crossing street

    Couple expecting child killed crossing street

    Saturday, August 9 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-10 02:20:30 GMT
    Friends placed flowers and lit candles on the side of the U.S. 19 where Michael Acosta and Taryn Baber were struck and killed crossing the street.
    Friends placed flowers and lit candles on the side of the U.S. 19 where Michael Acosta and Taryn Baber were struck and killed crossing the street.
  • Rays beat Chicago Cubs 4-0

    Rays beat Chicago Cubs 4-0

    Saturday, August 9 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-09 23:56:59 GMT
    Jake Odorizzi struck out nine in six scoreless innings and combined with two relievers on a five-hitter to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
    Jake Odorizzi struck out nine in six scoreless innings and combined with two relievers on a five-hitter to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
  • Funeral for cheerleader shot outside movie theater

    Funeral for cheerleader shot outside movie theater

    Saturday, August 9 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-09 22:14:36 GMT
    Hundreds of people packed a church in Bradenton Saturday afternoon. They remembered a cheerleader who was shot and killed outside a movie theater two weeks ago.
    Hundreds of people packed a church in Bradenton Saturday afternoon. They remembered a cheerleader who was shot and killed outside a movie theater two weeks ago.
  • Tampa man killed during attempted robbery

    Tampa man killed during attempted robbery

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:51:22 GMT
    A Tampa man is killed during a robbery on Old Hillsborough Avenue.
    A Tampa man is killed during a robbery on Old Hillsborough Avenue.
  • Winter Haven Police searching for two armed robbery suspects

    Winter Haven Police searching for two armed robbery suspects

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:38:51 GMT
    A 21-year-old Winter Haven man is behind bars and police are looking for two other men after an armed robbery occurred in broad daylight on Friday. Police arrested Deontae Neal on a number of charges. Police are still looking for two other suspects, Jamario Harvey and Carlos Leondre.
    A 21-year-old Winter Haven man is behind bars and police are looking for two other men after an armed robbery occurred in broad daylight on Friday. Police arrested Deontae Neal on a number of charges. Police are still looking for two other suspects, Jamario Harvey and Carlos Leondre.
  • Polk deputies search for driver in deadly hit and run

    Polk deputies search for driver in deadly hit and run

    Saturday, August 9 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-09 12:11:54 GMT
    The Polk County Sheriff's Office is hoping the public can help them solve a deadly hit and run case.
    The Polk County Sheriff's Office is hoping the public can help them solve a deadly hit and run case.
  • Bucs lose preseason opener to Jags

    Bucs lose preseason opener to Jags

    Saturday, August 9 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-08-09 10:55:00 GMT

    The Bucs lose their preseason opener to the Jaguars, 16 - 10.

    The Bucs lose their preseason opener to the Jaguars, 16 - 10.

  • Are you teaching your kids bad driving habits?

    Are you teaching your kids bad driving habits?

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-09 03:35:08 GMT
    It's a dangerous habit, and more teen drivers are reportedly doing it. According to the American Psychological Association, new research presented at its annual convention suggests parents are playing a direct role in the bad driving habits their kids exhibit.
    It's a dangerous habit, and more teen drivers are reportedly doing it. According to the American Psychological Association, new research presented at its annual convention suggests parents are playing a direct role in the bad driving habits their kids exhibit.
  • Two pedestrians in Pasco County killed in separate accidents

    Two pedestrians in Pasco County killed in separate accidents

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-09 03:25:39 GMT
    Pasco County authorities are looking into two separate accidents where cars ran into pedestrians. In each accident, two people were hit; in each accident, one of those people died.
    Pasco County authorities are looking into two separate accidents where cars ran into pedestrians. In each accident, two people were hit; in each accident, one of those people died.
  • A new 'spin' on advertising

    A new 'spin' on advertising

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-08-09 02:39:13 GMT
    You've probably never seen advertising quite like this -- it's the world of professional sign spinning.
    You've probably never seen advertising quite like this -- it's the world of professional sign spinning.
  • Skimmer found at Bradenton gas station

    Skimmer found at Bradenton gas station

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-08-09 02:28:24 GMT
    If you got gas at pump #4 of the Shell/Circle K on Gulf Dr. in the two weeks leading to July 25, check your bank statements.
    If you got gas at pump #4 of the Shell/Circle K on Gulf Dr. in the two weeks leading to July 25, check your bank statements.
  • Opening statements outline trial in officer's murder

    Opening statements outline trial in officer's murder

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-08-09 02:02:16 GMT
    A long awaited murder trial just began in Polk County. Attorneys made their opening statements in the first degree murder trial of Kyle Williams on Friday.He is is accused of killing Lakeland Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin when he was on a routine call checking out five young men in a park three years ago.
    A long awaited murder trial just began in Polk County. Attorneys made their opening statements in the first degree murder trial of Kyle Williams on Friday.He is is accused of killing Lakeland Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin when he was on a routine call checking out five young men in a park three years ago.
  • Clearwater cracks down on noise with new ordinance

    Clearwater cracks down on noise with new ordinance

    Friday, August 8 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-09 01:27:42 GMT

    Legally limiting volume from clubs and car speakers can be difficult, but city officials hope the new ordinance makes it easier.

    Legally limiting volume from clubs and car speakers can be difficult, but city officials hope the new ordinance makes it easier.


  • 11 arrested in North Port sex sting

    11 arrested in North Port sex sting

    Friday, August 8 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-08-09 01:00:02 GMT
    North Port Police officers worked for a week, targeting men and women who were searching online to have sex with children.
    North Port Police officers worked for a week, targeting men and women who were searching online to have sex with children.
  • Libertarian Adrian Wyllie a wildcard in Florida governor's race

    Libertarian Adrian Wyllie a wildcard in Florida governor's race

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:38:36 GMT
    Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie earned nine percent in Quinnipiac's most recent poll. Analysts say he is not a serious contender to win the governorship, but he may have a great deal to say about who does win.
    Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie earned nine percent in Quinnipiac's most recent poll. Analysts say he is not a serious contender to win the governorship, but he may have a great deal to say about who does win.
  • SPPD: Officer fired for excessive force, attempted cover-up

    SPPD: Officer fired for excessive force, attempted cover-up

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:37:45 GMT
    A St. Petersburg police officer was fired Thursday after a review board said he used excessive force during an arrest when he threw a suspect to the ground. Officer Kenneth Pienik then tried to hide dashcam video of the arrest, according to a report released by SPPD.
    A St. Petersburg police officer was fired Thursday after a review board said he used excessive force during an arrest when he threw a suspect to the ground. Officer Kenneth Pienik then tried to hide dashcam video of the arrest, according to a report released by SPPD.
  • Carjacking victim recalls close call

    Carjacking victim recalls close call

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:13:27 GMT
    An 18-year-old and a 19-year-old were gassing up at the Circle K in Plant City when they say two men wearing bandanas rushed up to them, armed with a gun.
    An 18-year-old and a 19-year-old were gassing up at the Circle K in Plant City when they say two men wearing bandanas rushed up to them, armed with a gun.
  • Letters from a fallen general

    Letters from a fallen general

    Friday, August 8 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-08 19:45:25 GMT
    Members of "Support the Troops" were shocked and saddened to hear the news this week that Major General Harold Greene had been killed in action. It's because they felt a personal connection to him: The two-star general had taken time from all his duties to send photos, and hand-write personal thank-you letters to the group.
    Members of "Support the Troops" were shocked and saddened to hear the news this week that Major General Harold Greene had been killed in action. It's because they felt a personal connection to him: The two-star general had taken time from all his duties to send photos, and hand-write personal thank-you letters to the group.
  • Man charged after park scare

    Man charged after park scare

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:21:48 GMT
    James Wood, 22, is charged with felony attempted kidnapping. Police say he's the man seen in surveillance photos at Hampton Park, where a woman told police that someone crept up behind her and tried to grab her daughter.
    James Wood, 22, is charged with felony attempted kidnapping. Police say he's the man seen in surveillance photos at Hampton Park, where a woman told police that someone crept up behind her and tried to grab her daughter.
  • Waterborne parasite closes splash park

    Waterborne parasite closes splash park

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-08-08 15:54:52 GMT
    If your kids took a dip at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park last month, there's a health alert you should be aware of. Pinellas County health officials confirmed three cases of cryptosporidium, known often as just 'crypto.' 
    If your kids took a dip at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park last month, there's a health alert you should be aware of. Pinellas County health officials confirmed three cases of cryptosporidium, known often as just 'crypto.' 
  • Clearwater Coast Guard unit rescues man aboard cruise ship

    Clearwater Coast Guard unit rescues man aboard cruise ship

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:47:15 GMT
    A U.S. Coast Guard team out of Air Station Clearwater hoisted a man off a cruise ship yesterday. Video from the Coast Guard shows the 51-year-old being plucked from the Carnival Ecstasy while the ship was about 250 miles off Key West.
    A U.S. Coast Guard team out of Air Station Clearwater hoisted a man off a cruise ship yesterday. Video from the Coast Guard shows the 51-year-old being plucked from the Carnival Ecstasy while the ship was about 250 miles off Key West.
  • Florida legislators to vote on new maps

    Florida legislators to vote on new maps

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-08-08 11:11:15 GMT
    Florida legislators are going to vote on a proposal to tweak and alter seven of the state's 27 congressional districts.
    Florida legislators are going to vote on a proposal to tweak and alter seven of the state's 27 congressional districts.


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