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  • Police still looking for driver in Pasco hit-and-run crash

    Police still looking for driver in Pasco hit-and-run crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:46:56 GMT
    Authorities want to find the driver who ran into a family of three in Pasco County, and fled from the scene. It happened Saturday afternoon in Holiday; authorities are looking for a blue, 2000 Ford Crown Victoria.
    Authorities want to find the driver who ran into a family of three in Pasco County, and fled from the scene. It happened Saturday afternoon in Holiday; authorities are looking for a blue, 2000 Ford Crown Victoria.
  • As veterans waited, VA gave bonuses to executives

    As veterans waited, VA gave bonuses to executives

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:23:15 GMT
    As Tampa Bay area veterans waited months or years for disability claims, and as patients endured excessive wait times at VA hospitals, the Department of Veterans Affairs rewarded top executives with performance bonuses.
    As Tampa Bay area veterans waited months or years for disability claims, and as patients endured excessive wait times at VA hospitals, the Department of Veterans Affairs rewarded top executives with performance bonuses.
  • Bicyclist killed in crash

    Bicyclist killed in crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:06:46 GMT
    A bicyclist was killed Monday night when he rode into the path of a pickup truck.
    A bicyclist was killed Monday night when he rode into the path of a pickup truck.
  • Local teens give back, and learn in the process

    Local teens give back, and learn in the process

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:04:40 GMT
    It’s an incredible opportunity for teens to have a summer filled with fun and history. Heritage Village's Junior Docent program is packed with local adventures.
    It’s an incredible opportunity for teens to have a summer filled with fun and history. Heritage Village's Junior Docent program is packed with local adventures.
  • Suspect arrested in fatal shooting outside Manatee theater

    Suspect arrested in fatal shooting outside Manatee theater

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:02:59 GMT
    Teria'le Rawls, 17, was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Royal Palm Theater off U.S. 301. It happened around 2 a.m. Deputies have arrested 19-year-old Jasper Dudley. They say they have a warrant out for the arrest of 19-year-old Frank Brice, and are asking the public's help in locating him.
    Teria'le Rawls, 17, was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Royal Palm Theater off U.S. 301. It happened around 2 a.m. Deputies have arrested 19-year-old Jasper Dudley. They say they have a warrant out for the arrest of 19-year-old Frank Brice, and are asking the public's help in locating him.
  • Artist hides drawings for people to find and share

    Artist hides drawings for people to find and share

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:24:47 GMT
    Start looking in nooks, crannies, and off the beaten path places for Bump Galletta's art. He sketches out a picture, then hides it anywhere He thinks someone will eventually find it: in a store, park, or even a tree.When you find a sketch, He asks that they do just one thing: take a selfie and post it on social media.
    Start looking in nooks, crannies, and off the beaten path places for Bump Galletta's art. He sketches out a picture, then hides it anywhere He thinks someone will eventually find it: in a store, park, or even a tree.When you find a sketch, He asks that they do just one thing: take a selfie and post it on social media.
  • Bucs experiment with third tight end position

    Bucs experiment with third tight end position

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:13:22 GMT
    The Bucs loaded up this offseason, collecting tight ends. A year ago, it was a weakness; now, it's a strength. On the outside, it looks like there are too many players at that position for traditional starting spots.
    The Bucs loaded up this offseason, collecting tight ends. A year ago, it was a weakness; now, it's a strength. On the outside, it looks like there are too many players at that position for traditional starting spots.

  • Driverless car testing continues today

    Driverless car testing continues today

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:39:06 GMT
    It sounds like something out of a science fiction show: Driverless cars. But they are a reality and their testing could affect your commute this afternoon if you plan to take the Selmon Crosstown.
    It sounds like something out of a science fiction show: Driverless cars. But they are a reality and their testing could affect your commute this afternoon if you plan to take the Selmon Crosstown.
  • Investigation continues into crash that killed beachgoer

    Investigation continues into crash that killed beachgoer

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:33:18 GMT
    We're learning more about the beachgoer who was killed by a crashing plane in Venice over the weekend. Ommy Irizarry, a vacationing Army soldier, was killed and his 9-year-old daughter badly hurt.
    We're learning more about the beachgoer who was killed by a crashing plane in Venice over the weekend. Ommy Irizarry, a vacationing Army soldier, was killed and his 9-year-old daughter badly hurt.
  • Florida backs medical marijuana 9-to-1

    Florida backs medical marijuana 9-to-1

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:02:57 GMT
    According to a Quinnipiac University poll, Florida backs medical marijuana nine to one. Voters support legalized marijuana for medicinal use 88 percent to 10 percent.
    According to a Quinnipiac University poll, Florida backs medical marijuana nine to one. Voters support legalized marijuana for medicinal use 88 percent to 10 percent.
  • National spotlight to shine on St. Pete museum

    National spotlight to shine on St. Pete museum

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:47:06 GMT
    The St. Petersburg Museum of History is in for a double dose of national publicity. Tuesday, video crews from two unrelated cable television channels will shoot two unrelated segments inside the museum.
    The St. Petersburg Museum of History is in for a double dose of national publicity. Tuesday, video crews from two unrelated cable television channels will shoot two unrelated segments inside the museum.
  • Police: 'Advanced' skimmers found on Tampa gas pumps

    Police: 'Advanced' skimmers found on Tampa gas pumps

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:33:11 GMT
    Police say they are investigating more cases of skimmers at gas stations in Tampa, but these latest cases are more difficult to detect than others.
    Police say they are investigating more cases of skimmers at gas stations in Tampa, but these latest cases are more difficult to detect than others.
  • Rays pitcher Joel Peralta confirms he has chikungunya virus

    Rays pitcher Joel Peralta confirms he has chikungunya virus

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:08:47 GMT
    Health officials said Monday that a third case of the chikungunya virus has been confirmed in Pinellas County, and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta says it is him. Peralta confirmed the information during Monday’s Rays media briefing.
    Health officials said Monday that a third case of the chikungunya virus has been confirmed in Pinellas County, and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta says it is him. Peralta confirmed the information during Monday’s Rays media briefing.
  • The eclectic sights and sounds of Safety Harbor

    The eclectic sights and sounds of Safety Harbor

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:07:17 GMT
    With little shops and restaurants, it's a bit like Mayberry, but with an artsy twist. Homes and businesses explode with color, and artists are committed to creating a nurturing community.
    With little shops and restaurants, it's a bit like Mayberry, but with an artsy twist. Homes and businesses explode with color, and artists are committed to creating a nurturing community.
  • 'No plans' to return coupon packet to newspapers

    'No plans' to return coupon packet to newspapers

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:56:20 GMT
    Recently, coupon bloggers told readers that the RedPlum coupon booklet would reappear in the Sunday paper July 27. And they rejoiced. But the reports of RedPlum’s return were untrue.
    Recently, coupon bloggers told readers that the RedPlum coupon booklet would reappear in the Sunday paper July 27. And they rejoiced. But the reports of RedPlum’s return were untrue.
  • Plane crash kills one, injures girl on Caspersen Beach

    Plane crash kills one, injures girl on Caspersen Beach

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:45:19 GMT
    Sarasota County deputies are responding to a plane crash off Caspersen Beach in Venice that killed one man and critically injured a little girl.
    Sarasota County deputies are responding to a plane crash off Caspersen Beach in Venice that killed one man and critically injured a little girl.
  • Moms raise money for girl with brain cancer

    Moms raise money for girl with brain cancer

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:15:55 GMT
    A community is rallying around a 3-year-old Tampa girl fighting brain cancer.
    A community is rallying around a 3-year-old Tampa girl fighting brain cancer.
  • Pregnant woman dies after accidental shooting

    Pregnant woman dies after accidental shooting

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:19:13 GMT
    The Hernando County Sheriff's Office was investigating a shooting in Brooksville Saturday evening. Detectives said a gun accidentally went off.
    The Hernando County Sheriff's Office was investigating a shooting in Brooksville Saturday evening. Detectives said a gun accidentally went off.
  • Deputies search for home invasion suspects

    Deputies search for home invasion suspects

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:41:48 GMT
    Two suspects force their way into a home in Sarasota and rob two people.
    Two suspects force their way into a home in Sarasota and rob two people.
  • Man robs Walgreens at gunpoint

    Man robs Walgreens at gunpoint

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:33:54 GMT
    Treasure Island Police are looking for a man who robbed a Walgreens on Gulf Boulevard at gunpoint.
    Treasure Island Police are looking for a man who robbed a Walgreens on Gulf Boulevard at gunpoint.
  • Thousands of fish killed by red tide off Fla coast

    Thousands of fish killed by red tide off Fla coast

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-07-27 12:56:04 GMT
    Florida wildlife officials say a large offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico is being caused by a red tide.
    Florida wildlife officials say a large offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico is being caused by a red tide.
  • Woman escapes trailer fire, dog dies

    Woman escapes trailer fire, dog dies

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-07-27 12:43:37 GMT
    A Hillsborough county woman escapes a trailer fire with her life, but loses a pet.
    A Hillsborough county woman escapes a trailer fire with her life, but loses a pet.
  • Infrared camera catches Keys sea turtle hatchlings

    Infrared camera catches Keys sea turtle hatchlings

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-07-27 12:39:57 GMT
    A live-streaming webcam has recorded loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings emerging from a nest on a Florida Keys beach.
    A live-streaming webcam has recorded loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings emerging from a nest on a Florida Keys beach.
  • New leader at US Special Operations Command

    New leader at US Special Operations Command

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-07-27 12:21:37 GMT
    Army Gen. Joseph Votel will assume leadership of the U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa.
    Army Gen. Joseph Votel will assume leadership of the U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa.
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    Dozens of animals at Hernando shelter find new homes

    Dozens of animals at Hernando shelter find new homes

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-07-27 11:29:17 GMT
    Dozens of dogs and cats have found new homes in Hernando county.
    Dozens of dogs and cats have found new homes in Hernando county.
  • Family injured in hit and run in Holiday

    Family injured in hit and run in Holiday

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:50:15 GMT
    Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a driver in a hit and run that left a father, mother and their 4-month-old child injured.
    Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a driver in a hit and run that left a father, mother and their 4-month-old child injured.
  • 19-year-old shot and killed in Sarasota

    19-year-old shot and killed in Sarasota

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:21:30 GMT
    Deputies in Sarasota County say a man was shot and killed early Saturday morning.
    Deputies in Sarasota County say a man was shot and killed early Saturday morning.
  • Two men killed in crash near Tampa cemetery

    Two men killed in crash near Tampa cemetery

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:20:48 GMT
    Two people died in a single car crash in Tampa early Saturday morning.
    Two people died in a single car crash in Tampa early Saturday morning.
  • Body found inside burned Pinellas Park home

    Body found inside burned Pinellas Park home

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:01:02 GMT
    A woman was found dead inside a burning home in Pinellas Park early Saturday morning.
    A woman was found dead inside a burning home in Pinellas Park early Saturday morning.
  • Peacock debate plagues Pinellas neighborhood

    Peacock debate plagues Pinellas neighborhood

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:39:10 GMT
    There's a peacock problem percolating in Pinellas Park, and neighbors are split about what to do, if anything, with the birds.
    There's a peacock problem percolating in Pinellas Park, and neighbors are split about what to do, if anything, with the birds.
  • Police file charges in death of Largo man

    Police file charges in death of Largo man

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:33:39 GMT
    Largo police have charged a man in connection with a murder at a condo complex on East Bay Drive Friday night.
    Largo police have charged a man in connection with a murder at a condo complex on East Bay Drive Friday night.
  • Weather makes unpredictable day for Bucs

    Weather makes unpredictable day for Bucs

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:36:51 GMT
    It's not the start Lovie Smith wanted, but scheduling practice in the late afternoon during the summer, in Florida, Coach Smith had to know lightning was a strong possibility.
    It's not the start Lovie Smith wanted, but scheduling practice in the late afternoon during the summer, in Florida, Coach Smith had to know lightning was a strong possibility.
  • Tracking sharks, replacing fear with fascination

    Tracking sharks, replacing fear with fascination

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:13:14 GMT
    On a cold February day in 2012, a great white shark was caught and tagged off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. Since then, the shark named “Lydia” by the OCEARCH team that tagged her, has traveled tens of thousands of miles. She’s been almost all the way to the United Kingdom and back, and she’s shattering long-held beliefs about where the sharks go, and why.
    On a cold February day in 2012, a great white shark was caught and tagged off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. Since then, the shark named “Lydia” by the OCEARCH team that tagged her, has traveled tens of thousands of miles. She’s been almost all the way to the United Kingdom and back, and she’s shattering long-held beliefs about where the sharks go, and why.

  • New mall between Sarasota and Bradenton nears completion

    New mall between Sarasota and Bradenton nears completion

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:56:00 GMT
    The walls are up and construction is nearly finished.The Mall at University Town Center will open in three months, on October 16. It is located between Sarasota and Manatee counties, and general manager Octavio Ortiz says it is in an area that has needed it.
    The walls are up and construction is nearly finished.The Mall at University Town Center will open in three months, on October 16. It is located between Sarasota and Manatee counties, and general manager Octavio Ortiz says it is in an area that has needed it.
  • Investigators: jail didn't stop inmate from stealing identities

    Investigators: jail didn't stop inmate from stealing identities

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:18:03 GMT
    A Pasco County inmate managed to rack up dozens of new identity theft charges, all while behind bars, the sheriff’s office says.
    A Pasco County inmate managed to rack up dozens of new identity theft charges, all while behind bars, the sheriff’s office says.
  • Two years later, no answers in case of missing teen

    Two years later, no answers in case of missing teen

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:43:18 GMT
    Morgan Martin was 17 years old and pregnant two years ago when she disappeared, and she hasn't been seen or heard from since. Her family still doesn't have any answers as to what happened, and is hoping someone with information will come forward.
    Morgan Martin was 17 years old and pregnant two years ago when she disappeared, and she hasn't been seen or heard from since. Her family still doesn't have any answers as to what happened, and is hoping someone with information will come forward.
  • Selmon Expressway to be test track for driverless car

    Selmon Expressway to be test track for driverless car

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:24:47 GMT
    A car of the future is hitting a major Tampa roadway for testing years before it hits the open market.Audi's self-driving car, called the Audi Connect, has been going back and forth down the Selmon Expressway as it tests its ability to handle real-world driving conditions.
    A car of the future is hitting a major Tampa roadway for testing years before it hits the open market.Audi's self-driving car, called the Audi Connect, has been going back and forth down the Selmon Expressway as it tests its ability to handle real-world driving conditions.
  • Deputies save woman from burning car

    Deputies save woman from burning car

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:03:10 GMT
    For veteran Manatee County Deputies Dan Durrance and Chris Fields, a day on duty ended in a life-saving mission.
    For veteran Manatee County Deputies Dan Durrance and Chris Fields, a day on duty ended in a life-saving mission.
  • Federal court upholds Florida's 'Docs vs. Glocks' law

    Federal court upholds Florida's 'Docs vs. Glocks' law

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:22:54 GMT
    A federal appeals court is upholding a Florida law restricting what doctors can discuss about guns with their patients.A panel of judges on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Friday overturned a decision from a lower court that found the law unconstitutional.
    A federal appeals court is upholding a Florida law restricting what doctors can discuss about guns with their patients.A panel of judges on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Friday overturned a decision from a lower court that found the law unconstitutional.
  • Veteran gets new, mortgage-free home in Riverview

    Veteran gets new, mortgage-free home in Riverview

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:04:12 GMT
    A real American hero will spend his first night in a beautiful new home in Riverview. Staff Sergeant Mario Pinilla and his family were given the keys Friday to a mortgage-free home, and to say it's well deserved is an understatement.
    A real American hero will spend his first night in a beautiful new home in Riverview. Staff Sergeant Mario Pinilla and his family were given the keys Friday to a mortgage-free home, and to say it's well deserved is an understatement.
  • Tracking devices turn sharks into social media stars

    Tracking devices turn sharks into social media stars

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:29:25 GMT
    She's a rock star in the world of great white sharks -- “Katharine” even has her own Twitter feed. An expedition team called OCEARCH caught and tagged the 2,300 pound creature off Cape Cod last August. She became the buzz of Tampa Bay a few weeks ago after swimming around the Florida peninsula and showing up in the Gulf of Mexico.
    She's a rock star in the world of great white sharks -- “Katharine” even has her own Twitter feed. An expedition team called OCEARCH caught and tagged the 2,300 pound creature off Cape Cod last August. She became the buzz of Tampa Bay a few weeks ago after swimming around the Florida peninsula and showing up in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • FWC: Clay County girls arrested in tortoise torturing case

    FWC: Clay County girls arrested in tortoise torturing case

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:05:46 GMT

    Wildlife officials say two girls have been charged with torturing a gopher tortoise, a threatened species in Florida. Video of the incident sparked outrage on social media weeks ago.

    Wildlife officials say two girls have been charged with torturing a gopher tortoise, a threatened species in Florida. Video of the incident sparked outrage on social media weeks ago.

  • Firefighters battle flames in Tampa family home

    Firefighters battle flames in Tampa family home

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:43:51 GMT
    Tampa Fire Rescue crews are currently working a house fire in the 1300 block of East North Bay Street.
    Tampa Fire Rescue crews are currently working a house fire in the 1300 block of East North Bay Street.
  • Section of I-275 reopens after overnight closure

    Section of I-275 reopens after overnight closure

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:56:26 GMT
    All southbound lanes have reopened. 
    All southbound lanes have reopened. 
  • Police: Lakeland phone thief duped by selfie app

    Police: Lakeland phone thief duped by selfie app

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-25 08:51:17 GMT

    Police in Lakeland say a woman stole someone's smartphone, but first she had to take a selfie.

    Police in Lakeland say a woman stole someone's smartphone, but first she had to take a selfie.

  • Nan Rich speaks to Democrats in St. Pete

    Nan Rich speaks to Democrats in St. Pete

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:18:39 GMT
    Charlie Crist may be looking ahead to the November election, but his Democratic opponent, Nan Rich, thinks she can pull off a big upset in the primary.
    Charlie Crist may be looking ahead to the November election, but his Democratic opponent, Nan Rich, thinks she can pull off a big upset in the primary.
  • Pasco program for refugees draws criticism

    Pasco program for refugees draws criticism

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:12:16 GMT
    The non-descript building on Darlington Rd. in Holiday could hardly be further from the California border, where protestors have been telling off detained migrants.Yet some of those young migrants are being sheltered in Pasco County, and it's not sitting well with some residents.
    The non-descript building on Darlington Rd. in Holiday could hardly be further from the California border, where protestors have been telling off detained migrants.Yet some of those young migrants are being sheltered in Pasco County, and it's not sitting well with some residents.
  • Fasano: Fake farmland is costing taxpayers

    Fasano: Fake farmland is costing taxpayers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:48:08 GMT
    Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano said property owners are getting agricultural tax breaks who do not actively farm their land. He said it's a problem that's burning citizens in his county and across the state.
    Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano said property owners are getting agricultural tax breaks who do not actively farm their land. He said it's a problem that's burning citizens in his county and across the state.
  • Police: Thieves snatched dog from 86-year-old woman's yard

    Police: Thieves snatched dog from 86-year-old woman's yard

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:41:38 GMT
    The dog's owner says she let the pup out in front of her home in the Gandy/Dale Mabry area when it happened. According to police, someone  in an older gold Honda stopped, lured the dog to the car, and took off.
    The dog's owner says she let the pup out in front of her home in the Gandy/Dale Mabry area when it happened. According to police, someone  in an older gold Honda stopped, lured the dog to the car, and took off.
  • Dozens of animals face euthanasia at overcrowded Hernando shelter

    Dozens of animals face euthanasia at overcrowded Hernando shelter

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:11:30 GMT
    The cages at Hernando Animal Services are full, and they are pleading for the public's help in finding 30 cats and 30 dogs homes before Monday. That is the deadline they face to bring their animal population into compliance; otherwise, many dogs and cats will have to be euthanized.
    The cages at Hernando Animal Services are full, and they are pleading for the public's help in finding 30 cats and 30 dogs homes before Monday. That is the deadline they face to bring their animal population into compliance; otherwise, many dogs and cats will have to be euthanized.
  • Lightning lands man in hospital, sparks 2 fires

    Lightning lands man in hospital, sparks 2 fires

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:10:51 GMT
    (Photo courtesy: City of Clearwater)(Photo courtesy: City of Clearwater)
    Lightning on Sand Key Beach landed one man in the hospital and sparked two small brush fires Thursday morning, Clearwater Fire Rescue officials said.
    Lightning on Sand Key Beach landed one man in the hospital and sparked two small brush fires Thursday morning, Clearwater Fire Rescue officials said.
  • Tampa mayor presents budget with focus on waterfront

    Tampa mayor presents budget with focus on waterfront

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:05:14 GMT
    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn presented his 2015 budget Thursday and touted Tampa as one of the nation's best cities.
    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn presented his 2015 budget Thursday and touted Tampa as one of the nation's best cities.
  • 'Smart car seat' a solution to hot car deaths?

    'Smart car seat' a solution to hot car deaths?

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:04:22 GMT
    A new high-tech fix hopes to prevent children from dying in hot cars – a story making headlines again this summer. The device is made up of a system of sensors built to fit underneath the cloth lining of a child's car seat.
    A new high-tech fix hopes to prevent children from dying in hot cars – a story making headlines again this summer. The device is made up of a system of sensors built to fit underneath the cloth lining of a child's car seat.
  • Time running out for 3-month-old boy needing 2nd heart transplant

    Time running out for 3-month-old boy needing 2nd heart transplant

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:26:02 GMT
    Sarah Rodgers is trapped in a nightmarish waiting game. Her 3-month-old son, Roper Stanley, needs a second heart transplant, and time is running out.
    Sarah Rodgers is trapped in a nightmarish waiting game. Her 3-month-old son, Roper Stanley, needs a second heart transplant, and time is running out.
  • Coach Smith to Bucs: improve every day

    Coach Smith to Bucs: improve every day

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:07:22 GMT
    The Bucs new head coach takes a calm approach, so we'll just have to trust Lovie Smith when he says he's excited about training camp.
    The Bucs new head coach takes a calm approach, so we'll just have to trust Lovie Smith when he says he's excited about training camp.
  • Teen missing from Plant City

    Teen missing from Plant City

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:48:08 GMT
    Authorities say 13-year-old Mirse Huerta left her house around 1 a.m. Sunday and hasn’t been seen since.The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says she may be in a red pickup truck headed to Georgia.
    Authorities say 13-year-old Mirse Huerta left her house around 1 a.m. Sunday and hasn’t been seen since.The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says she may be in a red pickup truck headed to Georgia.
  • LPD: 'Confident' we found hit-and-run vehicle

    LPD: 'Confident' we found hit-and-run vehicle

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:38:18 GMT
    Police say they are examining a damaged vehicle in connection with yesterday's hit-and-run death of a road construction worker in Lakeland. Two people are also being questioned.
    Police say they are examining a damaged vehicle in connection with yesterday's hit-and-run death of a road construction worker in Lakeland. Two people are also being questioned.
  • Cement plant worker dies after accident

    Cement plant worker dies after accident

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:17:39 GMT
    According to the sheriff's office, Ismael Santana was hit by a back-end loader at the CEMEX facility on Cement Plant Road. He was taken to Bayfront Health Brooksville, where he later died.
    According to the sheriff's office, Ismael Santana was hit by a back-end loader at the CEMEX facility on Cement Plant Road. He was taken to Bayfront Health Brooksville, where he later died.
  • Budget boost helps revive historic pool

    Budget boost helps revive historic pool

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:39:25 GMT
    Construction projects and new tax money will help the City of Tampa repair and eventually reopen Ybor City's historic Cuscaden Pool.
    Construction projects and new tax money will help the City of Tampa repair and eventually reopen Ybor City's historic Cuscaden Pool.

  • Worth it or wasted: West Tampa water tower

    Worth it or wasted: West Tampa water tower

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:24:52 GMT
    If you’re driving on Interstate 275 just west of downtown Tampa, a newly painted elevated water tower is hard to miss.
    If you’re driving on Interstate 275 just west of downtown Tampa, a newly painted elevated water tower is hard to miss.
  • Car hits pedestrians, building in Dunedin

    Car hits pedestrians, building in Dunedin

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:20:47 GMT
    Three people were injured in Dunedin Wednesday afternoon after a driver lost control in a shopping center.
    Three people were injured in Dunedin Wednesday afternoon after a driver lost control in a shopping center.
  • FDLE clears former Plant City chief in extramarital affair investigation

    FDLE clears former Plant City chief in extramarital affair investigation

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:08:51 GMT
    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has cleared former Plant City Police Chief Steven Singletary of criminal wrongdoing after accusations of having an affair on company time. Singletary was fired in January; the FDLE also cleared a Plant City commissioner who also under investigation.
    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has cleared former Plant City Police Chief Steven Singletary of criminal wrongdoing after accusations of having an affair on company time. Singletary was fired in January; the FDLE also cleared a Plant City commissioner who also under investigation.
  • Rays beat St. Louis 3-0 behind Cobb

    Rays beat St. Louis 3-0 behind Cobb

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:51:56 GMT
    Alex Cobb struck out 10 and drove in a run with his first major league hit, leading Tampa Bay to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, the Rays' seventh straight win.Cobb (6-6) blanked the Cardinals on five hits over seven innings.
    Alex Cobb struck out 10 and drove in a run with his first major league hit, leading Tampa Bay to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, the Rays' seventh straight win.Cobb (6-6) blanked the Cardinals on five hits over seven innings.
  • Worker killed in Lakeland hit-and-run

    Worker killed in Lakeland hit-and-run

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:20:26 GMT
    A road crew worker was hit and killed along South Florida Avenue this morning. Police say a southbound truck hit several traffic barrels, then hit 44-year-old Shelby Shull.
    A road crew worker was hit and killed along South Florida Avenue this morning. Police say a southbound truck hit several traffic barrels, then hit 44-year-old Shelby Shull.
  • Pop that cork...for a facial?

    Pop that cork...for a facial?

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:40:06 GMT
    Evangeline is one of the few spas in the country to offer this new trend of vino therapy with Caudelie products developed from a vineyard in Bordeaux, France.
    Evangeline is one of the few spas in the country to offer this new trend of vino therapy with Caudelie products developed from a vineyard in Bordeaux, France.
  • When thunderstorms strike, some use meds to soothe their pet's stress

    When thunderstorms strike, some use meds to soothe their pet's stress

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:36:36 GMT
    Thunder is the sound of summer, but for some four-legged Floridians, thunderstorms send them running for shelter anywhere and everywhere.
    Thunder is the sound of summer, but for some four-legged Floridians, thunderstorms send them running for shelter anywhere and everywhere.
  • Last phosphate mine in Polk County closes

    Last phosphate mine in Polk County closes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:47:30 GMT
    It is the end of an era in Polk County. The last phosphate mine there is closing.Wednesday, Mosaic held a farewell luncheon for the 170 people who are retiring or looking for a new job.
    It is the end of an era in Polk County. The last phosphate mine there is closing.Wednesday, Mosaic held a farewell luncheon for the 170 people who are retiring or looking for a new job.
  • Teen, beaten in Israel, recalls "frightening" moments

    Teen, beaten in Israel, recalls "frightening" moments

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:26:05 GMT
    He became the face of the escalating conflict in the Middle East: The Tampa teen beaten by Israeli police is back home, but still feeling the effects of his experience.
    He became the face of the escalating conflict in the Middle East: The Tampa teen beaten by Israeli police is back home, but still feeling the effects of his experience.
  • Young golfer gets into the swing of things

    Young golfer gets into the swing of things

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:08:53 GMT
    Five-year-old Sauni Marshall picked up golf clubs at a Rogers Park family day event when she was 3 years old, and hasn't put them down yet.
    Five-year-old Sauni Marshall picked up golf clubs at a Rogers Park family day event when she was 3 years old, and hasn't put them down yet.
  • 7 things to know about lightning

    7 things to know about lightning

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:27:01 GMT
    We think we know lightning. But do we really? Let's explore -- and possibly quash -- several commonly held notions about Mother Nature's most fleeting fury.
    We think we know lightning. But do we really? Let's explore -- and possibly quash -- several commonly held notions about Mother Nature's most fleeting fury.
  • Police update description of vehicle in crash that killed boy

    Police update description of vehicle in crash that killed boy

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:40:12 GMT
    From TPD videoFrom TPD video
    Detectives now believe it was a dark-colored 1997 to 2002 Ford Expedition with after-market chrome rims, an after-market chrome front grill, and tinted windows that killed a 4-year-old.
    Detectives now believe it was a dark-colored 1997 to 2002 Ford Expedition with after-market chrome rims, an after-market chrome front grill, and tinted windows that killed a 4-year-old.
  • TripAdvisor names Bay area ice cream parlors among nation's best

    TripAdvisor names Bay area ice cream parlors among nation's best

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:15:51 GMT
    If you didn't know that July was National Ice Cream Month, here's another excuse to eat America’s favorite frozen treat everyday. Travel site TripAdvisor has just announced the top 10 ice cream parlors across the country, based on millions of traveler reviews.
    If you didn't know that July was National Ice Cream Month, here's another excuse to eat America’s favorite frozen treat everyday. Travel site TripAdvisor has just announced the top 10 ice cream parlors across the country, based on millions of traveler reviews.
  • Bedwell takes the stand in McTear murder trial

    Bedwell takes the stand in McTear murder trial

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:01:31 GMT
    It’s been an emotional day of testimony in the McTear murder trial as the prosecution’s key witness, Jasmine Bedwell, testifies against the man accused of killing her 3-month-old baby. 
    It’s been an emotional day of testimony in the McTear murder trial as the prosecution’s key witness, Jasmine Bedwell, testifies against the man accused of killing her 3-month-old baby. 
  • TD2 dissipates into tropical wave

    TD2 dissipates into tropical wave

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:04:43 GMT
    A tropical depression that had been moving west in the Atlantic has officially fallen apart.
    A tropical depression that had been moving west in the Atlantic has officially fallen apart.
  • Poll shows voters aren't happy with Crist or Scott

    Poll shows voters aren't happy with Crist or Scott

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:43:33 GMT
    A new poll shows that Florida voters aren't pleased with either Republican Gov. Rick Scott or former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is trying to win his job back. 
    A new poll shows that Florida voters aren't pleased with either Republican Gov. Rick Scott or former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is trying to win his job back. 
  • Realtors: Sinkholes don't always leave homes uninhabitable

    Realtors: Sinkholes don't always leave homes uninhabitable

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:09:32 GMT
    Many residents with sinkhole struggles have filled them in. Realtors want people to understand there's nothing wrong with a home that has been repaired.
    Many residents with sinkhole struggles have filled them in. Realtors want people to understand there's nothing wrong with a home that has been repaired.
  • Car crashes into 6-year-old boy on scooter

    Car crashes into 6-year-old boy on scooter

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:58:59 GMT
    A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition after riding his scooter into the street.it happened around 6 p.m. on N. 20th Street in the university area. Deputies say the driver tried to swerve to avoid hitting Yves Zamora but was unable to avoid running into him.
    A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition after riding his scooter into the street.it happened around 6 p.m. on N. 20th Street in the university area. Deputies say the driver tried to swerve to avoid hitting Yves Zamora but was unable to avoid running into him.
  • Debate over travel restrictions to Israel

    Debate over travel restrictions to Israel

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:45:43 GMT

    Laureen Galeoto made it back to Tampa just before the FAA insisted commercial airlines not fly to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. Many local Jews have friends and relatives there, and Galeoto is convinced many would join them if they could.

    Laureen Galeoto made it back to Tampa just before the FAA insisted commercial airlines not fly to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. Many local Jews have friends and relatives there, and Galeoto is convinced many would join them if they could.


  • Push for more auditing nets positive results, Florida CFO says

    Push for more auditing nets positive results, Florida CFO says

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:33:12 GMT
    Tallahassee is fewer than three hundred miles up the road, but sometimes it seems a world away from the Tampa Bay Area.However, there are billions of reasons to pay close attention to what happens in the State Capitol.
    Tallahassee is fewer than three hundred miles up the road, but sometimes it seems a world away from the Tampa Bay Area.However, there are billions of reasons to pay close attention to what happens in the State Capitol.
  • Multi-vehicle crash at U.S. 19 and Curlew

    Multi-vehicle crash at U.S. 19 and Curlew

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:04:08 GMT
    Emergency crews are responding to a bad crash at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Curlew Road. The view from SkyFOX shows at least nine vehicles involved, and southbound U.S. 19 is blocked.
    Emergency crews are responding to a bad crash at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Curlew Road. The view from SkyFOX shows at least nine vehicles involved, and southbound U.S. 19 is blocked.
  • Police want to break up weekend crowds in Sarasota

    Police want to break up weekend crowds in Sarasota

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:34:55 GMT
    Some recently recorded surveillance video has the Sarasota Police Department concerned. It was taken on July 5th, around 2 a.m. on Dr. Martin Luther King Way. Police say a guy is handed a gun, and pops off rounds among the crowd. When it comes to this celebration, the chief of police isn't smiling.
    Some recently recorded surveillance video has the Sarasota Police Department concerned. It was taken on July 5th, around 2 a.m. on Dr. Martin Luther King Way. Police say a guy is handed a gun, and pops off rounds among the crowd. When it comes to this celebration, the chief of police isn't smiling.

  • Transcripts detail relationship between informant and fired TPD sergeant

    Transcripts detail relationship between informant and fired TPD sergeant

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:26:31 GMT
    We are now hearing from the Tampa Police Department sergeant fired last year amid accusations of food stamp fraud. Lajoyce Houston talked to prosecutors about her role in the alleged crime and how close she was to a Tampa police department confidential informant in the case.
    We are now hearing from the Tampa Police Department sergeant fired last year amid accusations of food stamp fraud. Lajoyce Houston talked to prosecutors about her role in the alleged crime and how close she was to a Tampa police department confidential informant in the case.
  • Governor Scott answers questions on minimum wage, gay marriage

    Governor Scott answers questions on minimum wage, gay marriage

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:42:31 GMT
    Governor Scott has been taking a lot of heat for dodging reporters' questions. On Tuesday, Scott may have taken some of that criticism to heart.
    Governor Scott has been taking a lot of heat for dodging reporters' questions. On Tuesday, Scott may have taken some of that criticism to heart.
  • St. Pete gets glimpse at new police chief

    St. Pete gets glimpse at new police chief

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:06:04 GMT
    Mayor Rick Kriseman formally introduced Clearwater Police Chief Tony Holloway Tuesday after announcing him as the the City of St. Petersburg's newly appointed chief of police. 
    Mayor Rick Kriseman formally introduced Clearwater Police Chief Tony Holloway Tuesday after announcing him as the the City of St. Petersburg's newly appointed chief of police. 
  • Detroit Tigers sign 20-year spring training contract

    Detroit Tigers sign 20-year spring training contract

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:49:06 GMT
    City officials say the total economic impact of the major league and its farm teams staying here will be about $63 million a year.
    City officials say the total economic impact of the major league and its farm teams staying here will be about $63 million a year.
  • Dungy responds to criticism about Michael Sam comments

    Dungy responds to criticism about Michael Sam comments

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:44:23 GMT
    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy tried to clear up the controversy surrounding the local sports icon Tuesday, following a comment he made regarding Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay draftee, set off a national firestorm.
    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy tried to clear up the controversy surrounding the local sports icon Tuesday, following a comment he made regarding Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay draftee, set off a national firestorm.
  • Where the right color choices can save you cash

    Where the right color choices can save you cash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:35:45 GMT
    Color and temperature are married. But this steamy physical relationship could be costing you money, or more.
    Color and temperature are married. But this steamy physical relationship could be costing you money, or more.
  • Video shows crash that killed 4-year-old

    Video shows crash that killed 4-year-old

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:21:24 GMT
    Police are hoping that new video footage will help them track down the person responsible for hitting 4-year-old Marterrance Albury and then driving away. They now believe he did not fall out of the SUV, as one witness suggested.
    Police are hoping that new video footage will help them track down the person responsible for hitting 4-year-old Marterrance Albury and then driving away. They now believe he did not fall out of the SUV, as one witness suggested.
  • Bucs camp ready to kick off

    Bucs camp ready to kick off

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:00:10 GMT
    Football season is about to start and the Bucs will open training camp under Lovie Smith as the talk of the NFL. No team has had a greater makeover than the Bucs this year. It's a whole new staff with most free agents signings of any team.
    Football season is about to start and the Bucs will open training camp under Lovie Smith as the talk of the NFL. No team has had a greater makeover than the Bucs this year. It's a whole new staff with most free agents signings of any team.
  • Man run over by own street-sweeper

    Man run over by own street-sweeper

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:51 GMT
    Police say a street-sweeper operator was badly hurt after being run over by his own vehicle near Jefferson Circle SE and 4th Street N in St. Pete.
    Police say a street-sweeper operator was badly hurt after being run over by his own vehicle near Jefferson Circle SE and 4th Street N in St. Pete.
  • Police now say boy did not fall from SUV before death

    Police now say boy did not fall from SUV before death

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:23:12 GMT
    Newly acquired surveillance video has convinced Tampa police detectives that a 4-year-old who died after he was run over by an SUV was actually the victim of a crash -- possibly a hit-and-run -- investigators said Tuesday morning.
    Newly acquired surveillance video has convinced Tampa police detectives that a 4-year-old who died after he was run over by an SUV was actually the victim of a crash -- possibly a hit-and-run -- investigators said Tuesday morning.
  • Two dead after Hudson murder-suicide

    Two dead after Hudson murder-suicide

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:32:54 GMT
    Deputies now say they deaths of two people in Hudson appear to be the result of a murder-suicide.
    Deputies now say they deaths of two people in Hudson appear to be the result of a murder-suicide.
  • Three common myths about ceiling fans

    Three common myths about ceiling fans

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:23:56 GMT
    Most people think a ceiling fan cools the air and spins cheaply, but that's not the case. We also look at whether they keep bugs away, and whether it matters which way they spin.
    Most people think a ceiling fan cools the air and spins cheaply, but that's not the case. We also look at whether they keep bugs away, and whether it matters which way they spin.
  • Home condemned after sinkhole opens in Spring Hill

    Home condemned after sinkhole opens in Spring Hill

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:36:55 GMT
    After a sinkhole gobbled up Linda Fisher's driveway and sent cracks running throughout her property, Hernando County officials say they are condemning her home.
    After a sinkhole gobbled up Linda Fisher's driveway and sent cracks running throughout her property, Hernando County officials say they are condemning her home.
  • Residents, city leaders share hopes for Channelside

    Residents, city leaders share hopes for Channelside

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:37 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:37:44 GMT
    The deal to buy Channelside plaza is done, and now city leaders and residents are lining up to make sure he knows what they want.
    The deal to buy Channelside plaza is done, and now city leaders and residents are lining up to make sure he knows what they want.
  • Tropical Depression 2 forms, but may not last long

    Tropical Depression 2 forms, but may not last long

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:46 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:46:33 GMT
    Tropical Depression 2 is still far out to sea, moving west at 16 mph. Forecasters expect it to continue moving that direction, but it's still too early to say if it will survive long enough to be a threat to the U.S.
    Tropical Depression 2 is still far out to sea, moving west at 16 mph. Forecasters expect it to continue moving that direction, but it's still too early to say if it will survive long enough to be a threat to the U.S.
  • Police: Pair taped having sex on Bradenton Beach

    Police: Pair taped having sex on Bradenton Beach

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:22:58 GMT
    Police arrested a couple accused of having sex in front of dozens Sunday afternoon on Bradenton beach, and it was all caught on tape.
    Police arrested a couple accused of having sex in front of dozens Sunday afternoon on Bradenton beach, and it was all caught on tape.
  • It's official: Clearwater chief to take St. Pete job

    It's official: Clearwater chief to take St. Pete job

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:23:07 GMT
    After a lengthy search for a new police chief in St. Pete, a surprise candidate will be taking the job. Mayor Rick Kriseman confirmed this morning that Tony Holloway will move south from Clearwater to take the top post at SPPD.
    After a lengthy search for a new police chief in St. Pete, a surprise candidate will be taking the job. Mayor Rick Kriseman confirmed this morning that Tony Holloway will move south from Clearwater to take the top post at SPPD.
  • Investigation continues after dogs kill boy

    Investigation continues after dogs kill boy

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:05:07 GMT
    A Hillsborough Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said today that that they found a bowl of ice cream next to the outdoor kennels, suggesting Logan Shepard may have opened the cages of the dogs that killed him.
    A Hillsborough Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said today that that they found a bowl of ice cream next to the outdoor kennels, suggesting Logan Shepard may have opened the cages of the dogs that killed him.
  • Vinik cleared to buy Channelside

    Vinik cleared to buy Channelside

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:56:21 GMT
    The owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning will become the proud owner of Channelside. A judge has approved a settlement that will give Jeff Vinik control of the waterfront property.
    The owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning will become the proud owner of Channelside. A judge has approved a settlement that will give Jeff Vinik control of the waterfront property.
  • Cleanup begins after sinkhole opens in Spring Hill

    Cleanup begins after sinkhole opens in Spring Hill

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:50:17 GMT
    Heavy equipment rumbled through a Spring Hill neighborhood Monday as crews began cleaning up what was left of a road that was decimated by a sinkhole. By early Monday evening, most broken pieces of the road had been removed.
    Heavy equipment rumbled through a Spring Hill neighborhood Monday as crews began cleaning up what was left of a road that was decimated by a sinkhole. By early Monday evening, most broken pieces of the road had been removed.
  • Few answers after boy dumped, left to die

    Few answers after boy dumped, left to die

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:35:04 GMT
    Police still don't know who was behind the wheel when a little boy rolled out of an SUV last night. The driver of the vehicle never stopped, leaving the wounded 4-year-old behind in the street to die.
    Police still don't know who was behind the wheel when a little boy rolled out of an SUV last night. The driver of the vehicle never stopped, leaving the wounded 4-year-old behind in the street to die.
  • Miami mascot walks bride down the aisle

    Miami mascot walks bride down the aisle

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:00:17 GMT

    Whether you're a Seminole, Gator, Bull or Hurricane, this is one of those moments to set aside your sporting differences.

    Whether you're a Seminole, Gator, Bull or Hurricane, this is one of those moments to set aside your sporting differences.

  • Neighbors say Spring Hill sinkhole is growing

    Neighbors say Spring Hill sinkhole is growing

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:57:11 GMT
    It's become the latest attraction in Spring Hill. Residents are flocking to Eldridge Road to get a look at a sinkhole that's swallowed the street and part of a neighbor's driveway.
    It's become the latest attraction in Spring Hill. Residents are flocking to Eldridge Road to get a look at a sinkhole that's swallowed the street and part of a neighbor's driveway.
  • Injured boy, 4, dies after being found alone in road

    Injured boy, 4, dies after being found alone in road

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:08:06 GMT
    A young boy has died after being found all by himself with serious injuries in the middle of a roadway Sunday night. Police say 4-year-old Marterrance Albury was “expelled” from a green Ford Expedition.
    A young boy has died after being found all by himself with serious injuries in the middle of a roadway Sunday night. Police say 4-year-old Marterrance Albury was “expelled” from a green Ford Expedition.
  • Snooty the manatee celebrates 66th birthday

    Snooty the manatee celebrates 66th birthday

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:00:25 GMT

    The manatee that's believed to be the oldest in captivity in the world is marking another birthday.

    The manatee that's believed to be the oldest in captivity in the world is marking another birthday.

  • Boy killed by family dogs

    Boy killed by family dogs

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:05:37 GMT
    A Riverview family says they lost track of a 4-year-old after leaving him in the living room.  Then they heard screams coming from the front yard and found the family's two dogs lying over the boy.
    A Riverview family says they lost track of a 4-year-old after leaving him in the living room.  Then they heard screams coming from the front yard and found the family's two dogs lying over the boy.
  • St. Pete pilot killed in plane crash

    St. Pete pilot killed in plane crash

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-21 02:05:27 GMT
    A pilot from St. Petersburg drowned after his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.
    A pilot from St. Petersburg drowned after his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Teen hurt in skate park shooting

    Teen hurt in skate park shooting

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-07-21 02:02:20 GMT
    A teen was shot during an argument in Pinellas County.
    A teen was shot during an argument in Pinellas County.
  • St. Petersburg police chief search nears end

    St. Petersburg police chief search nears end

    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-07-21 01:47:13 GMT
    As of Sunday night nobody will confirm nor will they deny an unexpected hire to be St. Petersburg's next police chief.
    As of Sunday night nobody will confirm nor will they deny an unexpected hire to be St. Petersburg's next police chief.
  • Two men hit by drunk driver

    Two men hit by drunk driver

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:43:08 GMT
    Two men from Sarasota are in critical condition after they were struck by a drunk driver in Manatee County.
    Two men from Sarasota are in critical condition after they were struck by a drunk driver in Manatee County.
  • Murder at Tampa bar

    Murder at Tampa bar

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-20 14:25:22 GMT
    Tampa police are investigating a murder this morning, at a Tampa bar.
    Tampa police are investigating a murder this morning, at a Tampa bar.
  • Community raises money for stabbed Valrico teen

    Community raises money for stabbed Valrico teen

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:16:18 GMT
    It's been one month since 16-year-old Ashley Lyon disappeared for nearly a week and was discovered three states away with a sex offender.
    It's been one month since 16-year-old Ashley Lyon disappeared for nearly a week and was discovered three states away with a sex offender.
  • Crist and Taddeo stop in Tampa

    Crist and Taddeo stop in Tampa

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:50:10 GMT
    Former Governor Charlie Crist opened a new campaign office in Tampa Saturday.
    Former Governor Charlie Crist opened a new campaign office in Tampa Saturday.
  • Snooty turns 66 on Monday

    Snooty turns 66 on Monday

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:42:54 GMT
    He's the oldest living manatee in captivity and he's probably the one with the biggest birthday party. Snooty the manatee turns 66 on Monday.
    He's the oldest living manatee in captivity and he's probably the one with the biggest birthday party. Snooty the manatee turns 66 on Monday.
  • Huge sinkhole opens up in Spring Hill

    Huge sinkhole opens up in Spring Hill

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:32:52 GMT
    A huge sinkhole opened up in a Spring Hill neighborhood.It's about 40 yards wide and 30 feet deep. It's at the intersection of Eldridge Road and Van Allen Way
    A huge sinkhole opened up in a Spring Hill neighborhood.It's about 40 yards wide and 30 feet deep. It's at the intersection of Eldridge Road and Van Allen Way
  • Bicyclist killed in Tampa crash

    Bicyclist killed in Tampa crash

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:17:29 GMT
    A bicyclist is dead after an early morning crash in Tampa.
    A bicyclist is dead after an early morning crash in Tampa.
  • Standoff ends with one arrest

    Standoff ends with one arrest

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:40:02 GMT
    A Bradenton man is in jail after a standoff with police Friday night. Officers arrested 27-year-old Michael Blakey at a home in the 2200 block of 15th Avenue West.
    A Bradenton man is in jail after a standoff with police Friday night. Officers arrested 27-year-old Michael Blakey at a home in the 2200 block of 15th Avenue West.
  • Malaysia victim has ties to Tampa Bay

    Malaysia victim has ties to Tampa Bay

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:27:38 GMT
    One of the victims of the Malaysia plane tragedy has a connection to Tampa Bay. Dr. Joep Lange attended Robinson High School as a foreign exchange student from Holland.
    One of the victims of the Malaysia plane tragedy has a connection to Tampa Bay. Dr. Joep Lange attended Robinson High School as a foreign exchange student from Holland.
  • Gun group help drive by victim get service dog

    Gun group help drive by victim get service dog

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:26:58 GMT
    He's blind in one eye from a stray bullet from a drive by shooting. There's more medical issues for five-year-old Davien Martinez.His family needed a service dog to help him, but the couldn't afford one.
    He's blind in one eye from a stray bullet from a drive by shooting. There's more medical issues for five-year-old Davien Martinez.His family needed a service dog to help him, but the couldn't afford one.
  • Warrior Walk honors heroes today in Lakeland

    Warrior Walk honors heroes today in Lakeland

    Saturday, July 19 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-19 12:10:59 GMT
    The 5th Annual Warrior Walk is now underway this morning in Lakeland.
    The 5th Annual Warrior Walk is now underway this morning in Lakeland.
  • Hernando deputies take down 2 illegal grow houses

    Hernando deputies take down 2 illegal grow houses

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:45:59 GMT
    The Hernando County Sheriff's Office executed two search warrant this week taking down two illegal marijuana grow operations worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    The Hernando County Sheriff's Office executed two search warrant this week taking down two illegal marijuana grow operations worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Thieves attacked, robbed woman at bus stop, police say

    Thieves attacked, robbed woman at bus stop, police say

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:52:27 GMT
    Bus camera surveillance from Tuesday morning shows a white man with long hair wrapped in a ponytail and a black man with a checkered shirt getting on a bus at the depot near USF. Deputies say when they got off the bus they attacked and punched a 23-year-old USF student, and ran off with her backpack.
    Bus camera surveillance from Tuesday morning shows a white man with long hair wrapped in a ponytail and a black man with a checkered shirt getting on a bus at the depot near USF. Deputies say when they got off the bus they attacked and punched a 23-year-old USF student, and ran off with her backpack.
  • Much is on hold until St. Pete mayor announces new police chief

    Much is on hold until St. Pete mayor announces new police chief

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:28:46 GMT
    Sources tell FOX 13 News that St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman may reveal his selection early next week. In the meantime, there are department policies, neighborhood issues and key personnel decisions that are in a holding pattern until then.
    Sources tell FOX 13 News that St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman may reveal his selection early next week. In the meantime, there are department policies, neighborhood issues and key personnel decisions that are in a holding pattern until then.
  • Diaco responds to questions about role at Expressway Authority

    Diaco responds to questions about role at Expressway Authority

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:58:41 GMT
    Tampa Attorney Stephen Diaco, who is at the center of a DUI setup scandal, says he has not reapplied for his position on the board of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority. This comes in the wake of FOX 13 questioning Governor Rick Scott about Diaco’s status with the organization, amid his legal troubles with the Florida Bar and the FBI.
    Tampa Attorney Stephen Diaco, who is at the center of a DUI setup scandal, says he has not reapplied for his position on the board of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority. This comes in the wake of FOX 13 questioning Governor Rick Scott about Diaco’s status with the organization, amid his legal troubles with the Florida Bar and the FBI.
  • Suspect sought in Pasco bank robbery

    Suspect sought in Pasco bank robbery

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:12:48 GMT
    Covered from head to toe, the suspect doesn't want anyone seeing who he is.One thing he did show off, though, was a black handgun, gripped firmly in his right hand.
    Covered from head to toe, the suspect doesn't want anyone seeing who he is.One thing he did show off, though, was a black handgun, gripped firmly in his right hand.
  • Daytona dad beats man he found allegedly raping his son, report says

    Daytona dad beats man he found allegedly raping his son, report says

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:40:07 GMT
    A Florida dad, who told police he walked in on a man sexually abusing his child, left the suspect motionless and bleeding Friday morning on the living room floor, police said.
    A Florida dad, who told police he walked in on a man sexually abusing his child, left the suspect motionless and bleeding Friday morning on the living room floor, police said.
  • Proposed law would allow polygraph tests for those working with children

    Proposed law would allow polygraph tests for those working with children

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:53:52 GMT
    Private companies that deal directly with children should be allowed to give potential employees polygraph tests, U.S. Representative Dennis Ross, (R) Lakeland, said during a news conference Friday.
    Private companies that deal directly with children should be allowed to give potential employees polygraph tests, U.S. Representative Dennis Ross, (R) Lakeland, said during a news conference Friday.
  • Police say this man used counterfeit $100 bills

    Police say this man used counterfeit $100 bills

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:32:54 GMT
    Police say a man in Sarasota was caught on video passing counterfeit $100 bills.They say he used three of them at a Walgreens at the 3900 block of Tamiami Trail.Police describe him as 20 to 30 years old, and was last seen wearing a white button up shirt, blue jeans and sandals.
    Police say a man in Sarasota was caught on video passing counterfeit $100 bills.They say he used three of them at a Walgreens at the 3900 block of Tamiami Trail.Police describe him as 20 to 30 years old, and was last seen wearing a white button up shirt, blue jeans and sandals.
  • The ducking, dodging Florida governor

    The ducking, dodging Florida governor

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:45:03 GMT
    This week, Governor Scott has been mocked and ridiculed by the national media for dodging simple questions -- but the governor has been ducking important questions for years.
    This week, Governor Scott has been mocked and ridiculed by the national media for dodging simple questions -- but the governor has been ducking important questions for years.
  • Suspect identified in crash that killed 81-year-old man

    Suspect identified in crash that killed 81-year-old man

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:34:26 GMT
    Investigators are looking for 22-year-old Keith Hamm. They say he was speeding when he ran into a car carrying Tomas and Anna Melendez and their son Daniel. The car flipped and crashed into a chain link fence, and Tomas Melendez died from his injuries.
    Investigators are looking for 22-year-old Keith Hamm. They say he was speeding when he ran into a car carrying Tomas and Anna Melendez and their son Daniel. The car flipped and crashed into a chain link fence, and Tomas Melendez died from his injuries.
  • Center helps kids explore a variety of sports

    Center helps kids explore a variety of sports

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:07:48 GMT
    Developing young minds and bodies is the Skills Center's mission, a non-profit youth organization. It's not about producing the next generation of pros or about college scholarships. For the last seven years, the Center has been working and helping kids enjoy sports.
    Developing young minds and bodies is the Skills Center's mission, a non-profit youth organization. It's not about producing the next generation of pros or about college scholarships. For the last seven years, the Center has been working and helping kids enjoy sports.
  • Personalized cancer drugs: The future of treatment?

    Personalized cancer drugs: The future of treatment?

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:40:56 GMT
    At Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Eric Haura and his team are studying how to better treat cancer by targeting the building blocks of the disease. He says it's a big change from the past.
    At Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Eric Haura and his team are studying how to better treat cancer by targeting the building blocks of the disease. He says it's a big change from the past.
  • Domestic dispute on nude beach now a 'suspicious death' case

    Domestic dispute on nude beach now a 'suspicious death' case

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:46:58 GMT
    What began as an argument between a husband and wife on a nude beach last weekend is now being investigated by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office as a suspicious death case.
    What began as an argument between a husband and wife on a nude beach last weekend is now being investigated by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office as a suspicious death case.
  • Bay area locals react to judge's same sex marriage ruling

    Bay area locals react to judge's same sex marriage ruling

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-07-18 09:00:46 GMT
    Tampa Bay area locals react after a judge in Monroe County overturned Florida's same sex marriage ban.
    Tampa Bay area locals react after a judge in Monroe County overturned Florida's same sex marriage ban.
  • Cleaning crew: We thought dead body was a mannequin

    Cleaning crew: We thought dead body was a mannequin

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:38 AM EDT2014-07-18 08:38:44 GMT
    Two men cleaning out a vacant house mistook a dead body for a mannequin before they threw it out, investigators say.
    Two men cleaning out a vacant house mistook a dead body for a mannequin before they threw it out, investigators say.


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