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  • Coast Guard rescues three people from sinking boat

    Coast Guard rescues three people from sinking boat

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:10:58 GMT
    Three adults were rescued by a Coast Guard crew eight miles west of Bean Point on Anna Maria Island, Florida, after their 37-foot boat began taking on water, Sunday.
    Three adults were rescued by a Coast Guard crew eight miles west of Bean Point on Anna Maria Island, Florida, after their 37-foot boat began taking on water, Sunday.
  • Pilot identified in deadly plane crash

    Pilot identified in deadly plane crash

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:37:49 GMT
    Pinellas County deputies say a small plane went down in the water at the Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg.
    Pinellas County deputies say a small plane went down in the water at the Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg.
  • Red Sox shut out Rays

    Red Sox shut out Rays

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:37:07 GMT
    Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday.
    Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday.
  • Troopers looking for hit and run driver

    Troopers looking for hit and run driver

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:52:26 GMT
    Troopers release new pictures of a suspect in a hit and run case in Palm Harbor. They say he intentionally ran over 42-year-old Douglas Berube after they got into an argument early Friday morning.
    Troopers release new pictures of a suspect in a hit and run case in Palm Harbor. They say he intentionally ran over 42-year-old Douglas Berube after they got into an argument early Friday morning.
  • Tampa house party turns violent

    Tampa house party turns violent

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:47:22 GMT
    A house party in Tampa left two people in the hospital with gunshot wounds.
    A house party in Tampa left two people in the hospital with gunshot wounds.
  • Troopers try to identify woman hit by car

    Troopers try to identify woman hit by car

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:40:57 GMT
    Investigators are working to identify a woman who is in the hospital after she was hit by a car in Pasco County.
    Investigators are working to identify a woman who is in the hospital after she was hit by a car in Pasco County.
  • Truck found submerged in Hillsborough river

    Truck found submerged in Hillsborough river

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:28:05 GMT
    A truck was found submerged in the Hillsborough River and there's still no sign of the driver.
    A truck was found submerged in the Hillsborough River and there's still no sign of the driver.
  • Florida Gators game canceled by the weather

    Florida Gators game canceled by the weather

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-08-31 13:06:17 GMT
    The Florida Gators kicked off their season last night in Gainesville. But it only lasted one play.
    The Florida Gators kicked off their season last night in Gainesville. But it only lasted one play.
  • Florida State wins dramatic season opener

    Florida State wins dramatic season opener

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-31 12:38:41 GMT
    Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State edged by Oklahoma State last night, in their season opener.
    Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State edged by Oklahoma State last night, in their season opener.
  • USF wins season opener on record-setting night

    USF wins season opener on record-setting night

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-08-31 12:27:08 GMT
    The USF football team won their season opener Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium, thanks to a record-setting performance.
    The USF football team won their season opener Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium, thanks to a record-setting performance.
  • Storm damages homes in Pinellas County

    Storm damages homes in Pinellas County

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:23:00 GMT
    Residents in Pinellas County are cleaning up after strong storms moved through the area Saturday night.
    Residents in Pinellas County are cleaning up after strong storms moved through the area Saturday night.
  • Four people shot in Hernando home

    Four people shot in Hernando home

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:42:04 GMT
    Three people are dead, and one is in critical condition after a shooting last night in Hernando County.
    Three people are dead, and one is in critical condition after a shooting last night in Hernando County.
  • Suspicious fire in Tampa leaves two in critical condition

    Suspicious fire in Tampa leaves two in critical condition

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:45:42 GMT
    Two people suffered serious burns when a suspicious fire broke out inside a Tampa home early Saturday morning.
    Two people suffered serious burns when a suspicious fire broke out inside a Tampa home early Saturday morning.
  • Missing boaters found safe

    Missing boaters found safe

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 10:30:32 GMT
    Two missing boaters have been found safe in Pinellas County.
    Two missing boaters have been found safe in Pinellas County.
  • Family searches for answers in hit and run accident

    Family searches for answers in hit and run accident

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:30:47 GMT
    There's no doubt in Guadalupe Heredia's mind that someone in their small town knows who hit and killed her brother early Saturday morning.
    There's no doubt in Guadalupe Heredia's mind that someone in their small town knows who hit and killed her brother early Saturday morning.
  • Law Enforcement out in full force for holiday weekend

    Law Enforcement out in full force for holiday weekend

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:23:12 GMT
    Pinellas Park Police is stepping up enforcement of drunk drivers this Labor Day weekend.
    Pinellas Park Police is stepping up enforcement of drunk drivers this Labor Day weekend.
  • Cox media officials: Bubba the Love Sponge show cut, effective immediately

    Cox media officials: Bubba the Love Sponge show cut, effective immediately

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:52:35 GMT

    Bubba the Love Sponge's show is off the air on 102.5 FM The Bone, effective immediately, the company said Friday.

    Bubba the Love Sponge's show is off the air on 102.5 FM The Bone, effective immediately, the company said Friday.

  • How to keep the tourists coming?

    How to keep the tourists coming?

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:15:34 GMT
    Riding a wave of success measured by a second year of double-digit growth, Pinellas County's tourism bureau hopes to maximize the momentum -- even past this Labor Day weekend.
    Riding a wave of success measured by a second year of double-digit growth, Pinellas County's tourism bureau hopes to maximize the momentum -- even past this Labor Day weekend.
  • Daycare temporarily closed after car plows through building

    Daycare temporarily closed after car plows through building

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:55:23 GMT
    Around 4 a.m. Friday, a driver lost control, jumped the median, crossed three lanes of oncoming traffic, rolled her car. and crashed through the front of Achievement Center for Early Learning on East Busch Blvd.
    Around 4 a.m. Friday, a driver lost control, jumped the median, crossed three lanes of oncoming traffic, rolled her car. and crashed through the front of Achievement Center for Early Learning on East Busch Blvd.
  • Autistic girl's father goes on trial for her death

    Autistic girl's father goes on trial for her death

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:50:24 GMT
    Melissa Stoddard was 11 years old when she went to live with her dad and stepmom in Sarasota. That is when her life took a horrific and deadly turn.
    Melissa Stoddard was 11 years old when she went to live with her dad and stepmom in Sarasota. That is when her life took a horrific and deadly turn.
  • Disaster training, behind bars

    Disaster training, behind bars

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:03:31 GMT
    Deputies patrol every hallway, make sure every door is locked, and keep track of every inmate. State of the art technology helps keep the jail secure, but accidents can happen.
    Deputies patrol every hallway, make sure every door is locked, and keep track of every inmate. State of the art technology helps keep the jail secure, but accidents can happen.
  • Where 'must love dogs' is a relationship rule

    Where 'must love dogs' is a relationship rule

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:59:15 GMT
    In the dog-eat-dog world that is online dating, this new site hopes to be a breath of fresh air. YouMustLoveDogsDating.com aims to find a match for you -- with your furry best friend in mind, too.
    In the dog-eat-dog world that is online dating, this new site hopes to be a breath of fresh air. YouMustLoveDogsDating.com aims to find a match for you -- with your furry best friend in mind, too.
  • 'Suspicious student' prompts Pasco school lockdowns

    'Suspicious student' prompts Pasco school lockdowns

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:34:44 GMT
    Lockdowns are now over at Rushe Middle, Oakstead Elementary, and Sunlake High schools after a "suspicious student wearing a trench coat" on campus, a district spokesperson said.
    Lockdowns are now over at Rushe Middle, Oakstead Elementary, and Sunlake High schools after a "suspicious student wearing a trench coat" on campus, a district spokesperson said.
  • Gymnastics coach busted in teen's closet faces new charges

    Gymnastics coach busted in teen's closet faces new charges

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:46:07 GMT
    The gymnastics coach busted after a mother found him hiding in her underage daughter's bedroom now faces more charges, the Bartow Police Department announced Friday.
    The gymnastics coach busted after a mother found him hiding in her underage daughter's bedroom now faces more charges, the Bartow Police Department announced Friday.
  • Pasco woman arrested at strip club for obstructing search for child

    Pasco woman arrested at strip club for obstructing search for child

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:45:36 GMT

    A 29-year-old Pasco mother was arrested and charged with obstruction after allegedly hanging up on a deputy who was looking for her missing child.

    A 29-year-old Pasco mother was arrested and charged with obstruction after allegedly hanging up on a deputy who was looking for her missing child.

  • Treasure, with a side of history

    Treasure, with a side of history

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:59:37 GMT
    In court papers, experts say there could be $50-million to $100-million worth of gold in the wreck of the SS Central America, first discovered in the 1980's, but untouched in decades.
    In court papers, experts say there could be $50-million to $100-million worth of gold in the wreck of the SS Central America, first discovered in the 1980's, but untouched in decades.
  • Police: Toddler hit and killed by vehicle

    Police: Toddler hit and killed by vehicle

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:01:55 GMT
    Tampa Police say a toddler was hit and killed by a city department water vehicle at an apartment complex.
    Tampa Police say a toddler was hit and killed by a city department water vehicle at an apartment complex.
  • Ride-sharing vs. taxi battle plays out in courtroom

    Ride-sharing vs. taxi battle plays out in courtroom

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:58:09 GMT
    A local man charged for driving for the ride-sharing service Lyft clashes with a taxi cab operator in court. Despite the fine, the driver says he won't stop, and there are many just like him driving for Uber or Lyft who feel the same way.
    A local man charged for driving for the ride-sharing service Lyft clashes with a taxi cab operator in court. Despite the fine, the driver says he won't stop, and there are many just like him driving for Uber or Lyft who feel the same way.
  • Police use new technology to stop high speed chases

    Police use new technology to stop high speed chases

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:55:45 GMT
    High-speed chases are usually dangerous and can be deadly, but police are using new technology, both safe and discreet, that tracks the suspect(s) by GPS.The system is called "Star Chase", and so far it's been installed in twelve St. Pete Police cars.
    High-speed chases are usually dangerous and can be deadly, but police are using new technology, both safe and discreet, that tracks the suspect(s) by GPS.The system is called "Star Chase", and so far it's been installed in twelve St. Pete Police cars.
  • Morgan and Judd go head to head in medical marijuana debate

    Morgan and Judd go head to head in medical marijuana debate

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:08:17 GMT
    It's an issue that's divided the country and the people of Florida: medical marijuana. John Morgan and Grady Judd shared a friendly handshake before throwing medical marijuana haymakers in front of a standing room only crowd in Lakeland.
    It's an issue that's divided the country and the people of Florida: medical marijuana. John Morgan and Grady Judd shared a friendly handshake before throwing medical marijuana haymakers in front of a standing room only crowd in Lakeland.
  • Pasco deputies looking for bank robber

    Pasco deputies looking for bank robber

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:42:16 GMT
    Pasco County deputies are looking for a man who robbed a bank in New Port Richey.
    Pasco County deputies are looking for a man who robbed a bank in New Port Richey.
  • Two arrested for Illegal gambling operation

    Two arrested for Illegal gambling operation

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:24:26 GMT
    The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested two men who operate the Players Club 777 in Osprey for illegal gambling and other charges.
    The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested two men who operate the Players Club 777 in Osprey for illegal gambling and other charges.
  • Misuse of flares cost taxpayers millions

    Misuse of flares cost taxpayers millions

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:40:47 GMT
    Firing off flares just for fun could cost taxpayers big bucks. Flares are used as a sign of distress. Over the past three months, the Coast Guard 7th District have responded to more than 60 flare sightings.
    Firing off flares just for fun could cost taxpayers big bucks. Flares are used as a sign of distress. Over the past three months, the Coast Guard 7th District have responded to more than 60 flare sightings.
  • Sen. Nelson wants American airstrikes in Syria

    Sen. Nelson wants American airstrikes in Syria

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:20:22 GMT
    As a Miami woman begs ISIS to spare the life of her son, journalist Steven Sotloff, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) says anti-ISIS airstrikes the president ordered in northern Iraq should only be the first step.
    As a Miami woman begs ISIS to spare the life of her son, journalist Steven Sotloff, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) says anti-ISIS airstrikes the president ordered in northern Iraq should only be the first step.
  • Lifting St. Pete skateboard ban could mean future skate park

    Lifting St. Pete skateboard ban could mean future skate park

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:16:30 GMT

    Assuming St. Petersburg city council approval Thursday night, skateboarding in downtown St. Petersburg is legal again. There was a reason to ban them, and a new reasoning to abolish the ban.

    Assuming St. Petersburg city council approval Thursday night, skateboarding in downtown St. Petersburg is legal again. There was a reason to ban them, and a new reasoning to abolish the ban.

  • Family: Man who died of electrocution was stealing to pay electric bill

    Family: Man who died of electrocution was stealing to pay electric bill

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:08:04 GMT

    A man who was found dead underneath a vacant Lakeland home was trying to steal copper to pay his electric bill, his family said Thursday.

    A man who was found dead underneath a vacant Lakeland home was trying to steal copper to pay his electric bill, his family said Thursday.

  • Votel takes helm of Spec. Operations Command at MacDill

    Votel takes helm of Spec. Operations Command at MacDill

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:48:27 GMT
    Army Gen. Joseph Votel has taken the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill Air Force Base.
    Army Gen. Joseph Votel has taken the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill Air Force Base.
  • For family in Polk cold case, charges 1st step in closure

    For family in Polk cold case, charges 1st step in closure

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:06:20 GMT
    Nearly three decades after a Lakeland woman was brutally murdered inside her home, the Polk County Sheriff's Office says new evidence has led to an arrest in the case.
    Nearly three decades after a Lakeland woman was brutally murdered inside her home, the Polk County Sheriff's Office says new evidence has led to an arrest in the case.
  • Sword-wielding man killed by Manatee deputies

    Sword-wielding man killed by Manatee deputies

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:57:38 GMT
    Manatee County deputies shot and killed a 31-year-old man after they say he charged at them with a samurai sword Thursday morning. Deputies say the man's mom called 911, saying he was beating her with a phone book. 
    Manatee County deputies shot and killed a 31-year-old man after they say he charged at them with a samurai sword Thursday morning. Deputies say the man's mom called 911, saying he was beating her with a phone book. 
  • Scholarship provides path to private schools

    Scholarship provides path to private schools

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:47:46 GMT
    A private education is a dream that most low income families can't afford. Supplying the necessities of food and shelter takes most of their income. Thanks to a scholarship program, dreams are coming true for financially strapped parents.
    A private education is a dream that most low income families can't afford. Supplying the necessities of food and shelter takes most of their income. Thanks to a scholarship program, dreams are coming true for financially strapped parents.
  • Search for shooting suspect in Pinellas Park

    Search for shooting suspect in Pinellas Park

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:39:28 GMT
    The crime scene is in the area of 70th Avenue and 52nd Street N. That's near Pinellas Park Elementary School, which was locked down briefly as a precaution.
    The crime scene is in the area of 70th Avenue and 52nd Street N. That's near Pinellas Park Elementary School, which was locked down briefly as a precaution.
  • Duke Energy's payment system crashes

    Duke Energy's payment system crashes

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:27:43 GMT

    One day after Duke Energy publicly apologized for a controversial billing debacle and agreed to give overcharged customers a statement credit, the utility says its payment system has gone down.

    One day after Duke Energy publicly apologized for a controversial billing debacle and agreed to give overcharged customers a statement credit, the utility says its payment system has gone down.

  • When hope was gone, parents turned to Google to save baby

    When hope was gone, parents turned to Google to save baby

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:11:34 GMT

    They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.

    They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.

  • Video shows $300 lobster tail theft

    Video shows $300 lobster tail theft

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:30:04 GMT
    Surveillance video taken Wednesday afternoon at Wards Seafood Market & Galley shows two women loitering around a cooler, then reaching in and grabbing $300 in lobster tails, then fleeing.
    Surveillance video taken Wednesday afternoon at Wards Seafood Market & Galley shows two women loitering around a cooler, then reaching in and grabbing $300 in lobster tails, then fleeing.
  • Decomposed body found under Lakeland home

    Decomposed body found under Lakeland home

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:50:03 GMT
    According to police, the decomposed body was found "partially under the house" not far from the intersection of U.S. 92 and Galloway Road.
    According to police, the decomposed body was found "partially under the house" not far from the intersection of U.S. 92 and Galloway Road.
  • Worth it or wasted: Enterprise Florida CEO bonus

    Worth it or wasted: Enterprise Florida CEO bonus

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:22:43 GMT
    The CEO of Enterprise Florida is Governor Rick Scott's right hand man when it comes to business development in Florida. Gray Swoope has created thousands of new jobs in the Sunshine State and is well paid for it. His annual salary is $275,000 dollars a year and he recently received a $120,000 bonus for a job well done. Do you think the money spent on the bonus is worth it or wasted?
    The CEO of Enterprise Florida is Governor Rick Scott's right hand man when it comes to business development in Florida. Gray Swoope has created thousands of new jobs in the Sunshine State and is well paid for it. His annual salary is $275,000 dollars a year and he recently received a $120,000 bonus for a job well done. Do you think the money spent on the bonus is worth it or wasted?
  • Witness to I-75 tanker crash says he 'cheated death'

    Witness to I-75 tanker crash says he 'cheated death'

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:00:15 GMT
    An overturned tanker closed northbound I-75 for nearly 12 hours Wednesday. It was a severe crash, and one of the drivers involved says he's lucky to be alive.  
    An overturned tanker closed northbound I-75 for nearly 12 hours Wednesday. It was a severe crash, and one of the drivers involved says he's lucky to be alive.  
  • Holy statue survives disastrous fire

    Holy statue survives disastrous fire

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:22:03 GMT
    A mobile home burned to the ground despite firefighters' efforts to save it early Thursday morning.
    A mobile home burned to the ground despite firefighters' efforts to save it early Thursday morning.
  • Same-sex divorce could prompt statewide gay marriage ruling

    Same-sex divorce could prompt statewide gay marriage ruling

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:19:46 GMT
    In an unusual decision, the state's 2nd District Court of Appeal on Wednesday asked the Florida Supreme Court to settle the question due to "great public importance." The ruling is connected to a lesbian couple in Hillsborough County asking for a divorce; if the high court takes up the case, it could result in having the gay marriage issue settled in Florida before the U.S. Supreme Court acts.
    In an unusual decision, the state's 2nd District Court of Appeal on Wednesday asked the Florida Supreme Court to settle the question due to "great public importance." The ruling is connected to a lesbian couple in Hillsborough County asking for a divorce; if the high court takes up the case, it could result in having the gay marriage issue settled in Florida before the U.S. Supreme Court acts.
  • Dog-sitter caught on video beating Dachshund, investigators say

    Dog-sitter caught on video beating Dachshund, investigators say

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:46:04 GMT
    A Nokomis man is under arrest after getting caught on video apparently abusing, and possibly killing a small dog. The dog's remains have not been found. But the sheriff's office says a veterinarian who reviewed the video said the violence would have caused serious, if not fatal injuries.
    A Nokomis man is under arrest after getting caught on video apparently abusing, and possibly killing a small dog. The dog's remains have not been found. But the sheriff's office says a veterinarian who reviewed the video said the violence would have caused serious, if not fatal injuries.
  • Company wants to build massive marijuana operation in Lake Wales

    Company wants to build massive marijuana operation in Lake Wales

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:30:10 GMT
    A company called GrowHealthy just bought an old mattress factory in Lake Wales that has been vacant for years -- with high hopes. It wants to grow marijuana in it.
    A company called GrowHealthy just bought an old mattress factory in Lake Wales that has been vacant for years -- with high hopes. It wants to grow marijuana in it.
  • Unincorporated Clearwater residents weigh annexation

    Unincorporated Clearwater residents weigh annexation

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:41:19 GMT
    The City of Clearwater intends to terminate household recycling services to 335 customers who live in unincorporated areas of the city. A letter to the impacted residents gives them until October 6th to sign agreements to annexation, or surrender their large blue recycling containers.
    The City of Clearwater intends to terminate household recycling services to 335 customers who live in unincorporated areas of the city. A letter to the impacted residents gives them until October 6th to sign agreements to annexation, or surrender their large blue recycling containers.
  • South Tampa fender-bender ends with stabbing

    South Tampa fender-bender ends with stabbing

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:56:17 GMT
    According to TPD, a Toyota and Audi were both northbound on MacDill Avenue when, just south of Bay to Bay, traffic came to a sudden stop. The Toyota hit the back of the Audi, and things got heated.
    According to TPD, a Toyota and Audi were both northbound on MacDill Avenue when, just south of Bay to Bay, traffic came to a sudden stop. The Toyota hit the back of the Audi, and things got heated.
  • Murder suspect argues with attorney over speedy trial

    Murder suspect argues with attorney over speedy trial

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:03:20 GMT
    Christina Mahzamani died a violent death, and Hillsborough Sheriff's investigators say her boyfriend, 32-year-old Michael Fields, did it. But Fields thinks they don't have a case, and he wants to go to trial right away.
    Christina Mahzamani died a violent death, and Hillsborough Sheriff's investigators say her boyfriend, 32-year-old Michael Fields, did it. But Fields thinks they don't have a case, and he wants to go to trial right away.
  • I-75 lanes reopen after tanker crash

    I-75 lanes reopen after tanker crash

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:39:56 GMT

    It could be as late as 7 or 8 p.m. before traffic on I-75 is back to normal. The northbound lanes remain shut down between Bee Ridge and Fruitville Roads after a tractor-trailer jackknifed this morning. It's a slow process to unload the damaged tanker.

    It could be as late as 7 or 8 p.m. before traffic on I-75 is back to normal. The northbound lanes remain shut down between Bee Ridge and Fruitville Roads after a tractor-trailer jackknifed this morning. It's a slow process to unload the damaged tanker.
  • Centerplate: CEO in dog-kicking video will keep job

    Centerplate: CEO in dog-kicking video will keep job

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:56:13 GMT

    The CEO of the major food vendor Centerplate who is at the center of a dog-kicking controversy will keep his job, the company said in a statement to FOX 13 on Wednesday.

    The CEO of the major food vendor Centerplate who is at the center of a dog-kicking controversy will keep his job, the company said in a statement to FOX 13 on Wednesday.

  • Duke Energy to issue credit for overcharges

    Duke Energy to issue credit for overcharges

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:28:12 GMT

    Facing mounting public pressure, the utility said Pinellas County customers who are being overcharged will receive a credit.

    Facing mounting public pressure, the utility said Pinellas County customers who are being overcharged will receive a credit.

  • Leesburg police release age-progression photo of missing boy

    Leesburg police release age-progression photo of missing boy

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:35:00 GMT
    On the eight-year anniversary of Trenton Duckett's disappearance, his has a message for his son. "We're not giving up hope. We're going to continue to search for him. Our goal since day one was to bring him back home and we won't stop until we do."
    On the eight-year anniversary of Trenton Duckett's disappearance, his has a message for his son. "We're not giving up hope. We're going to continue to search for him. Our goal since day one was to bring him back home and we won't stop until we do."
  • Gas leak reported at Sarasota apartment complex

    Gas leak reported at Sarasota apartment complex

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:38:12 GMT
    According to Sarasota County Fire Rescue, a gas line break was reported at the Saratoga Place apartments. That's off Central Sarasota Parkway.
    According to Sarasota County Fire Rescue, a gas line break was reported at the Saratoga Place apartments. That's off Central Sarasota Parkway.
  • Changes on the way for Channelside

    Changes on the way for Channelside

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:06:56 GMT
    Plans of Vinik's have surfaced that show a 10 story, 200,000 square foot office building and restaurants.
    Plans of Vinik's have surfaced that show a 10 story, 200,000 square foot office building and restaurants.
  • Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie says he is in it to win it

    Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie says he is in it to win it

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:57:31 GMT
    His biggest challenge, so far, has been getting his name out there, and he's not concerned with the notion that he's just stealing votes from the two major gubernatorial candidates.Third party candidate and Libertarian Adrian Wyllie said he's in it to win it, even though only 20 to 25 percent of Floridians know his name.
    His biggest challenge, so far, has been getting his name out there, and he's not concerned with the notion that he's just stealing votes from the two major gubernatorial candidates.Third party candidate and Libertarian Adrian Wyllie said he's in it to win it, even though only 20 to 25 percent of Floridians know his name.
  • Teen survives crash with severe burns

    Teen survives crash with severe burns

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:50:15 GMT
    Monesha McDuffie wants to work in a hospital one day, but she shouldn't have to be in one now, all bandaged up. Burns cover her stomach and legs, the injuries so severe it's hard for her talk.
    Monesha McDuffie wants to work in a hospital one day, but she shouldn't have to be in one now, all bandaged up. Burns cover her stomach and legs, the injuries so severe it's hard for her talk.
  • Career paths that will reduce or wipe out student loans

    Career paths that will reduce or wipe out student loans

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:32:23 GMT
    Seventy-percent of college students are taking out student loans, according to U.S. Education Department statistics. And the average balance has reach a staggering sum: $33,000 upon graduation – a record high.
    Seventy-percent of college students are taking out student loans, according to U.S. Education Department statistics. And the average balance has reach a staggering sum: $33,000 upon graduation – a record high.
  • Video of confrontation with St. Petersburg Police officer goes viral

    Video of confrontation with St. Petersburg Police officer goes viral

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:58:41 GMT
    Last December 26th, Curtis Shannon recorded his traffic stop by St. Petersburg police on his smartphone. This week, he posted it online. It shows a confrontation that both sides acknowledge ended in a scuffle with Shannon thrown to the ground. The St. Petersburg Police Department says it is trying to contact Shannon to see if he wants to file a complaint.
    Last December 26th, Curtis Shannon recorded his traffic stop by St. Petersburg police on his smartphone. This week, he posted it online. It shows a confrontation that both sides acknowledge ended in a scuffle with Shannon thrown to the ground. The St. Petersburg Police Department says it is trying to contact Shannon to see if he wants to file a complaint.
  • CEO of company that caters to Trop, Fairgrounds apologizes for dog-kicking video

    CEO of company that caters to Trop, Fairgrounds apologizes for dog-kicking video

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:59:41 GMT

    The CEO of a major food vendor company is under fire over a viral video that shows him allegedly kicking and yanking around a dog on a leash. The fallout trickles all the way down to the Tampa Bay area.

    The CEO of a major food vendor company is under fire over a viral video that shows him allegedly kicking and yanking around a dog on a leash. The fallout trickles all the way down to the Tampa Bay area.

  • Crash closes State Road 54 near I-75 in Pasco County

    Crash closes State Road 54 near I-75 in Pasco County

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:19:54 GMT
    .It happened at State Road 54 and Oak Grove Blvd, just west of Interstate 75. The Florida Highway Patrol reports one the cars involved is a Pasco County deputy cruiser. The view from SkyFOX shows traffic backed up for miles.
    .It happened at State Road 54 and Oak Grove Blvd, just west of Interstate 75. The Florida Highway Patrol reports one the cars involved is a Pasco County deputy cruiser. The view from SkyFOX shows traffic backed up for miles.
  • Officers cleared in deadly drug raid

    Officers cleared in deadly drug raid

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:39:08 GMT

    A Tampa mother says her son had never been in trouble before, and had even called on Tampa police for protection. But now her son is dead after a botched drug raid, and she blames the Tampa Police Department.

    A Tampa mother says her son had never been in trouble before, and had even called on Tampa police for protection. But now her son is dead after a botched drug raid, and she blames the Tampa Police Department.


  • Bucs trade for Patriots guard Logan Mankins

    Bucs trade for Patriots guard Logan Mankins

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:50:35 GMT
    The Bucs finally found a solution for their offensive line woes. Logan Mankins is a complete player that brings grit to the field and leadership in the locker room.
    The Bucs finally found a solution for their offensive line woes. Logan Mankins is a complete player that brings grit to the field and leadership in the locker room.
  • Life in prison for officer's killer

    Life in prison for officer's killer

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:45:07 GMT
    The man who murdered a Lakeland police officer will spend the rest of his life in prison, but won't face the death penalty. Kyle Williams appeared to have no reaction when the sentence was announced.
    The man who murdered a Lakeland police officer will spend the rest of his life in prison, but won't face the death penalty. Kyle Williams appeared to have no reaction when the sentence was announced.
  • Family escapes house fire near MacDill and Hillsborough

    Family escapes house fire near MacDill and Hillsborough

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:29:37 GMT
    It happened at 3012 West Crest Avenue, where witnesses reported seeing a large plume of smoke coming from the area. Tampa Fire Rescue reports that a car caught fire in a garage. Three adults and five children got out of the house okay, but one of the kids was injured outside the home, TFR said.
    It happened at 3012 West Crest Avenue, where witnesses reported seeing a large plume of smoke coming from the area. Tampa Fire Rescue reports that a car caught fire in a garage. Three adults and five children got out of the house okay, but one of the kids was injured outside the home, TFR said.
  • Bomb scare unfolds at Tampa apartments

    Bomb scare unfolds at Tampa apartments

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:02:52 GMT
    Police, fire crews and a bomb squad are at a Tampa apartment where police say a man set a fire, then shot and killed himself. The scene is unfolding at the Habana Park Apartments just north of MLK Blvd.
    Police, fire crews and a bomb squad are at a Tampa apartment where police say a man set a fire, then shot and killed himself. The scene is unfolding at the Habana Park Apartments just north of MLK Blvd.
  • Victim named in Hernando Co. shooting

    Victim named in Hernando Co. shooting

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:13:42 GMT
    Hernando County sheriff's deputies spent the morning at the scene of a shooting on Freeport Avenue in Spring Hill. One person is dead.
    Hernando County sheriff's deputies spent the morning at the scene of a shooting on Freeport Avenue in Spring Hill. One person is dead.
  • Detectives look for car in connection with fatal nightclub shooting

    Detectives look for car in connection with fatal nightclub shooting

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:23:31 GMT
    The Tampa Police Department wants to talk to two people who were seen on surveillance video leaving the “District 3” night club at Whiting and Jefferson. They are in what appears to be a 2010 Ford Escape.
    The Tampa Police Department wants to talk to two people who were seen on surveillance video leaving the “District 3” night club at Whiting and Jefferson. They are in what appears to be a 2010 Ford Escape.
  • Local teen launches campaign to help wounded veterans

    Local teen launches campaign to help wounded veterans

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:08:09 GMT
    Joe Sleppy watched as carpal tunnel syndrome imposed limit after limit on his mother. Surgery restricted her, and working out became increasingly tough. That got the high school student thinking.
    Joe Sleppy watched as carpal tunnel syndrome imposed limit after limit on his mother. Surgery restricted her, and working out became increasingly tough. That got the high school student thinking.
  • Clerk of courts warns of e-mail scam

    Clerk of courts warns of e-mail scam

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:31:49 GMT

    The state is warning people of an e-mail scan making the rounds that aims at stealing your personal data.

    The state is warning people of an e-mail scan making the rounds that aims at stealing your personal data.

  • Sentencing phase begins in Williams murder trial

    Sentencing phase begins in Williams murder trial

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:48:08 GMT
    The sentencing phase for the man convicted of killing a Lakeland police officer has begun. The jury will decide whether to recommend the death sentence of life in prison for Kyle Williams, but once again, they aren't hearing from Williams himself.
    The sentencing phase for the man convicted of killing a Lakeland police officer has begun. The jury will decide whether to recommend the death sentence of life in prison for Kyle Williams, but once again, they aren't hearing from Williams himself.
  • 12-year-old's lemonade biz booms despite battle with elderly neighbor

    12-year-old's lemonade biz booms despite battle with elderly neighbor

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:12 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:12:47 GMT
    A 61-year-old man has tried to get a 12-year-old kid's lemonade stand shut down, but the city sided with the boy, and now business is booming.
    A 61-year-old man has tried to get a 12-year-old kid's lemonade stand shut down, but the city sided with the boy, and now business is booming.
  • Woman watches burglar ransack home live online

    Woman watches burglar ransack home live online

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:12 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:12:39 GMT
    He didn't say cheese, but a surveillance camera caught a home burglar in Bradenton red-handed, as the owner watched live from over the web.
    He didn't say cheese, but a surveillance camera caught a home burglar in Bradenton red-handed, as the owner watched live from over the web.
  • Teen hit by car while walking home from school

    Teen hit by car while walking home from school

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:51:47 GMT
    The accident happened at 1209 East Osborne Avenue. The 18-year-old victim was walking home from D.W. Waters Career Center when she was hit, according to the Tampa Police Department. She was dragged by the car and is at TGH with serious burn injuries, police said. The driver is charged with DUI.
    The accident happened at 1209 East Osborne Avenue. The 18-year-old victim was walking home from D.W. Waters Career Center when she was hit, according to the Tampa Police Department. She was dragged by the car and is at TGH with serious burn injuries, police said. The driver is charged with DUI.
  • Researchers: more money needed to study mosquito control

    Researchers: more money needed to study mosquito control

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:39:18 GMT
    Every time you buy a new set of tires, you're putting a little money into Florida's Solid Waste Management Trust Fund, established by the state legislature. Most of the money is used for solid waste and recycling programs, but some is set aside for mosquito control.
    Every time you buy a new set of tires, you're putting a little money into Florida's Solid Waste Management Trust Fund, established by the state legislature. Most of the money is used for solid waste and recycling programs, but some is set aside for mosquito control.
  • Scott, Crist both promise to boost education funding

    Scott, Crist both promise to boost education funding

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:51:36 GMT
    Governor Scott and Charlie Crist are both promising changes to our schools. After Crist called for a boost in per-student spending, Scott countered by saying he also plans to increase per-student funding.
    Governor Scott and Charlie Crist are both promising changes to our schools. After Crist called for a boost in per-student spending, Scott countered by saying he also plans to increase per-student funding.
  • Woman's goal: 'Snip' 100 animals per week

    Woman's goal: 'Snip' 100 animals per week

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:11:17 GMT
    It's a problem that has been around for years: Animals being euthanized because they can't find a home. One woman has had enough, and her fight to help save them is What's Right with Tampa Bay.
    It's a problem that has been around for years: Animals being euthanized because they can't find a home. One woman has had enough, and her fight to help save them is What's Right with Tampa Bay.
  • Third doctor declares Joshua Hakken insane

    Third doctor declares Joshua Hakken insane

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:06:03 GMT
    Josh Hakken believed the apocalypse was near, and that he was the victim of a secret government test. He thought they were controlling his mind.Now weeks before his trial, some of these delusions have led a third doctor to declare him insane, according to FOX 13 sources.
    Josh Hakken believed the apocalypse was near, and that he was the victim of a secret government test. He thought they were controlling his mind.Now weeks before his trial, some of these delusions have led a third doctor to declare him insane, according to FOX 13 sources.
  • FWC investigates allegations of altering sand dunes

    FWC investigates allegations of altering sand dunes

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:52:52 GMT
    Where is the line between public and private beaches? What happens if someone is illegally leveling sand dunes, and who enforces the law? These are questions unfolding along a stretch of north Clearwater Beach, where property disputes are popping up, and some sand dunes appear to be diminishing.
    Where is the line between public and private beaches? What happens if someone is illegally leveling sand dunes, and who enforces the law? These are questions unfolding along a stretch of north Clearwater Beach, where property disputes are popping up, and some sand dunes appear to be diminishing.
  • For Manatee High weightlifters, the road to success starts in this garage

    For Manatee High weightlifters, the road to success starts in this garage

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:19:45 GMT
    Call it the Olympic grind in the garage: Team Florida Manatee County weightlifters are perspiring, inspiring and pushing each other, training with one eye on making the U.S. Olympic weightlifting team.
    Call it the Olympic grind in the garage: Team Florida Manatee County weightlifters are perspiring, inspiring and pushing each other, training with one eye on making the U.S. Olympic weightlifting team.
  • Legally blind man shoots teen nephew during break-in

    Legally blind man shoots teen nephew during break-in

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:18:16 GMT
    Detectives are investigating a shooting after they say a teen broke into his uncle's home late last night. The man, who is legally blind, opened fire and hit the teen -- unaware of the intruder's identity. The 15-year-old is expected to survive.
    Detectives are investigating a shooting after they say a teen broke into his uncle's home late last night. The man, who is legally blind, opened fire and hit the teen -- unaware of the intruder's identity. The 15-year-old is expected to survive.
  • Attorneys ask for more time to gather TPD informant's records

    Attorneys ask for more time to gather TPD informant's records

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:06:20 GMT
    The confidential informant who brought down two Tampa police officers was back in court Monday. Rita Girven is accused of food stamp fraud. Recently, a judge ordered all Tampa police records involving Girven's years as a confidential informant be made public. Girven's attorney and the prosecution basically asked the judge for more time to get all those records compiled.
    The confidential informant who brought down two Tampa police officers was back in court Monday. Rita Girven is accused of food stamp fraud. Recently, a judge ordered all Tampa police records involving Girven's years as a confidential informant be made public. Girven's attorney and the prosecution basically asked the judge for more time to get all those records compiled.
  • TS Cristobal slowly moving away from Bahamas

    TS Cristobal slowly moving away from Bahamas

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:00:55 GMT
    The spinning center of Tropical Storm Cristobal was slowly moving away from the central Bahamas on Monday, leaving behind severe flooding that marooned several communities across a swath of soaked Caribbean islands.
    The spinning center of Tropical Storm Cristobal was slowly moving away from the central Bahamas on Monday, leaving behind severe flooding that marooned several communities across a swath of soaked Caribbean islands.
  • Buccaneers bringing in Incognito for a visit

    Buccaneers bringing in Incognito for a visit

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:53:40 GMT
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are meeting with Richie Incognito to determine if one of the central figures in the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal can help their struggling offensive line.
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are meeting with Richie Incognito to determine if one of the central figures in the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal can help their struggling offensive line.
  • Florida Polytechnic University welcomes inaugural class

    Florida Polytechnic University welcomes inaugural class

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:29:41 GMT
    What started as an idea in 2012 has become reality as hundreds of students begin their first day of classes at Florida Polytechnic University Monday.
    What started as an idea in 2012 has become reality as hundreds of students begin their first day of classes at Florida Polytechnic University Monday.
  • Beachgoers warned as hundreds recover from jellyfish stings

    Beachgoers warned as hundreds recover from jellyfish stings

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-08-25 11:40:52 GMT
    As hundreds of people recover from jellyfish stings, Volusia County Beach Patrol warns the jellyfish will stick around. 
    As hundreds of people recover from jellyfish stings, Volusia County Beach Patrol warns the jellyfish will stick around. 
  • Tampa Bucs trim roster

    Tampa Bucs trim roster

    Sunday, August 24 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-25 03:14:23 GMT
    The Bucs trim 12 players, a few more to go to make the first round of cuts deadline Tuesday afternoon.
    The Bucs trim 12 players, a few more to go to make the first round of cuts deadline Tuesday afternoon.
  • Thieves ransack warehouse storing supplies for homeless

    Thieves ransack warehouse storing supplies for homeless

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-25 02:26:25 GMT
    Volunteers spent the afternoon sweeping, sorting supplies, and hauling trash at a warehouse in Hudson. The clean-up effort comes after 3 thieves broke into the building, which is used to house food, blankets, and supplies for homeless and at-risk veterans in the Bay area.
    Volunteers spent the afternoon sweeping, sorting supplies, and hauling trash at a warehouse in Hudson. The clean-up effort comes after 3 thieves broke into the building, which is used to house food, blankets, and supplies for homeless and at-risk veterans in the Bay area.
  • Driver killed after crashing into retention pond

    Driver killed after crashing into retention pond

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-08-25 02:06:42 GMT
    A Land O' Lakes man was killed after his truck landed in a retention pond.
    A Land O' Lakes man was killed after his truck landed in a retention pond.
  • Veterans Expressway ramp at Wilsky reopens

    Veterans Expressway ramp at Wilsky reopens

    Sunday, August 24 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-24 20:03:32 GMT
     The Veterans Expressway ramps at Wilsky Boulevard reopened to traffic Sunday morning.

     The Veterans Expressway ramps at Wilsky Boulevard reopened to traffic Sunday morning.


  • Church catches fire in St. Petersburg

    Church catches fire in St. Petersburg

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-24 19:28:57 GMT
    Firefighters in St. Petersburg are investigating an early morning church fire.
    Firefighters in St. Petersburg are investigating an early morning church fire.
  • Tampa police investigating shooting

    Tampa police investigating shooting

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:42:25 GMT
      Police say the male victim was standing outside near the Belmont Height Estates apartment complex on Lake Avenue. Police said shots were heard just after midnight coming from that area. A bullet hit the victim in the upper body.
      Police say the male victim was standing outside near the Belmont Height Estates apartment complex on Lake Avenue. Police said shots were heard just after midnight coming from that area. A bullet hit the victim in the upper body.
  • Wrong-way crash investigation in Manatee County

    Wrong-way crash investigation in Manatee County

    Sunday, August 24 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-24 17:12:58 GMT
    The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a wrong-way crash on I-275 in Manatee County. Troopers said Cathyrn Christan Jones was traveling in the wrong direction of the on-ramp from I-75.
    The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a wrong-way crash on I-275 in Manatee County. Troopers said Cathyrn Christan Jones was traveling in the wrong direction of the on-ramp from I-75.
  • Early voting ends today in Florida

    Early voting ends today in Florida

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-08-24 12:52:24 GMT
    If you're planning to vote early in the Florida Primaries, you're running out of time.
    If you're planning to vote early in the Florida Primaries, you're running out of time.
  • Tampa rally for justice

    Tampa rally for justice

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-24 02:30:17 GMT
    Dozens gathered at Lykes Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa Saturday afternoon, chanting and holding signs in support of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
    Dozens gathered at Lykes Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa Saturday afternoon, chanting and holding signs in support of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
  • Jays beat Rays under protest

    Jays beat Rays under protest

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-08-24 01:21:37 GMT
    The scoreboard said Tampa Bay lost on Saturday. Rays manager Joe Maddon wasn't buying it. Jose Reyes singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay 5-4 in a game the Rays played under protest following a contentious replay review.
    The scoreboard said Tampa Bay lost on Saturday. Rays manager Joe Maddon wasn't buying it. Jose Reyes singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay 5-4 in a game the Rays played under protest following a contentious replay review.
  • Bucs beat Bills 27-14 for 1st preseason win

    Bucs beat Bills 27-14 for 1st preseason win

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-08-23 23:52:20 GMT
    Josh McCown directed two first-half touchdown drives, and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald returned a fumble for a score in Tampa Bay's 27-14 preseason win over the slow-starting Buffalo Bills on Saturday.
    Josh McCown directed two first-half touchdown drives, and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald returned a fumble for a score in Tampa Bay's 27-14 preseason win over the slow-starting Buffalo Bills on Saturday.
  • Woman charged with embezzlement appears in court

    Woman charged with embezzlement appears in court

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-23 22:22:37 GMT
    A Lithia woman is facing embezzlement charges.The FDLE says 46-year-old Karla Reigner stole more than $500,000 from an air conditioning and plumbing business.
    A Lithia woman is facing embezzlement charges.The FDLE says 46-year-old Karla Reigner stole more than $500,000 from an air conditioning and plumbing business.
  • Tampa Electric to lower bills next year

    Tampa Electric to lower bills next year

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:58:24 GMT
    Tampa Electric customers will notice a change in their bills next year. The company says bill prices will drop in January to reflect the reduced cost of natural gas.
    Tampa Electric customers will notice a change in their bills next year. The company says bill prices will drop in January to reflect the reduced cost of natural gas.
  • Biker injured in Palm Harbor hit and run

    Biker injured in Palm Harbor hit and run

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:46:30 GMT
    A biker has serious injuries after he's hit by a car who took off in Palm Harbor. The accident happened on U.S. 19 near Alderman Road early Saturday morning.
    A biker has serious injuries after he's hit by a car who took off in Palm Harbor. The accident happened on U.S. 19 near Alderman Road early Saturday morning.
  • Deputies search for suspect involved in chase

    Deputies search for suspect involved in chase

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:38:33 GMT
    A suspect in a pursuit gets away in Manatee County. Sheriff's deputies say they tried to pull over a reported stolen car they spotted on the Green Bridge.
    A suspect in a pursuit gets away in Manatee County. Sheriff's deputies say they tried to pull over a reported stolen car they spotted on the Green Bridge.
  • Polk County man wanted for attempted murder

    Polk County man wanted for attempted murder

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:28:54 GMT
    Polk County detectives are looking for a man they say is dangerous and may be armed. Brandon Matthews, 29, is wanted for armed robbery and attempted murder.
    Polk County detectives are looking for a man they say is dangerous and may be armed. Brandon Matthews, 29, is wanted for armed robbery and attempted murder.
  • Watch out for runners today

    Watch out for runners today

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:42:00 GMT
    Runners are taking over bay area parks and streets this morning, with several races planned.
    Runners are taking over bay area parks and streets this morning, with several races planned.
  • City of Lakeland boards up nuisance properties

    City of Lakeland boards up nuisance properties

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-08-23 12:04:35 GMT
    The house at 919 N. Iowa Avenue in Lakeland used to be a place of drugs, guns and downright filth. Now, it's boarded up.
    The house at 919 N. Iowa Avenue in Lakeland used to be a place of drugs, guns and downright filth. Now, it's boarded up.
  • Two sides debate over land for proposed ferry project

    Two sides debate over land for proposed ferry project

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-08-23 11:34:51 GMT
    It's the proposed site for a Tampa Bay ferry terminal near Gibsonton. But some environmentalists say, not so fast. It's protected land..Audubon of Florida is determined to de-rail the plan which would develop about 20-acres of land that's sat undisturbed for decades.. "It's a place that's very important for nesting birds for wintering birds" said Ann Paul from Audubon Florida.But those who support the ferry proposal consider this a targeted roadblock..The ferry would connect Macdill to south ...
    It's the proposed site for a Tampa Bay ferry terminal near Gibsonton. But some environmentalists say, not so fast. It's protected land..Audubon of Florida is determined to de-rail the plan which would develop about 20-acres of land that's sat undisturbed for decades.. "It's a place that's very important for nesting birds for wintering birds" said Ann Paul from Audubon Florida.But those who support the ferry proposal consider this a targeted roadblock..The ferry would connect Macdill to south ...
  • I-75 in Manatee County back open after deadly crash

    I-75 in Manatee County back open after deadly crash

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-08-23 10:39:31 GMT
    A photo from the scene showed cars stopped, a semi that appeared to be stopped diagonally in the roadway, with flames and heavy smoke rising above the scene.
    A photo from the scene showed cars stopped, a semi that appeared to be stopped diagonally in the roadway, with flames and heavy smoke rising above the scene.
  • Bucs' Gerald McCoy emerges as team leader

    Bucs' Gerald McCoy emerges as team leader

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:40:29 GMT
    The Bucs' biggest bright spot the first two preseason games has been defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. This year, McCoy embraces the expectation to carry the defense and the entire Bucs team on his shoulders.
    The Bucs' biggest bright spot the first two preseason games has been defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. This year, McCoy embraces the expectation to carry the defense and the entire Bucs team on his shoulders.
  • Apollo Beach couple heads to Grand Prix of the seas

    Apollo Beach couple heads to Grand Prix of the seas

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:22:57 GMT
    An Apollo Beach couple feels the need for speed, on the water. Consider the Belfattos a power "boat" couple.
    An Apollo Beach couple feels the need for speed, on the water. Consider the Belfattos a power "boat" couple.
  • Deputies arrest fugitive in 2007 murder of 17-year-old

    Deputies arrest fugitive in 2007 murder of 17-year-old

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:34:31 GMT
    He had been ducking police radar for seven long years, changed his name to "Thomas Brown" and moved to New York.But trouble followed him there too, the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office says.
    He had been ducking police radar for seven long years, changed his name to "Thomas Brown" and moved to New York.But trouble followed him there too, the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office says.
  • State's newest university gears up for first day of classes

    State's newest university gears up for first day of classes

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:30:36 GMT
    After a weekend of relaxing, it is going to be down to business -- actually science, technology, engineering and math -- at Florida Polytechnic, our state's newest university. Classes start Monday.
    After a weekend of relaxing, it is going to be down to business -- actually science, technology, engineering and math -- at Florida Polytechnic, our state's newest university. Classes start Monday.
  • ALS patients aren't always getting your ice-bucket donations

    ALS patients aren't always getting your ice-bucket donations

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:47:12 GMT
    The majority of the ice-bucket challenge donations are heading to the National ALS Association, where they spearhead much of the research into treatments for the disease. But many people don't realize the Florida ALS chapter is a separate group charged with patient care, and they don't get money from the national association.
    The majority of the ice-bucket challenge donations are heading to the National ALS Association, where they spearhead much of the research into treatments for the disease. But many people don't realize the Florida ALS chapter is a separate group charged with patient care, and they don't get money from the national association.

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium makes splash with new plans

    Clearwater Marine Aquarium makes splash with new plans

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:51:19 GMT
    We're getting our first look at what a new Clearwater Marine Aquarium could look like. The aquarium unveiled plans for a new, $68-million downtown facility this morning.
    We're getting our first look at what a new Clearwater Marine Aquarium could look like. The aquarium unveiled plans for a new, $68-million downtown facility this morning.
  • New restaurant, clothing store set to open in Hyde Park Village

    New restaurant, clothing store set to open in Hyde Park Village

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:51:10 GMT
    A new flair of Mexican food is coming to south Tampa. The chain Bartaco will be opening its first Florida location in Hyde Park Village.The opening date has yet to be announced, but construction will begin this fall.
    A new flair of Mexican food is coming to south Tampa. The chain Bartaco will be opening its first Florida location in Hyde Park Village.The opening date has yet to be announced, but construction will begin this fall.
  • In depth: John Morgan & Grady Judd on medical marijuana amendment

    In depth: John Morgan & Grady Judd on medical marijuana amendment

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:10:07 GMT
    When Florida voters go to the polls in November, one issue could overshadow every race from governor to school board: Constitutional Amendment 2. That's the one titled "use of marijuana for certain medical conditions.
    When Florida voters go to the polls in November, one issue could overshadow every race from governor to school board: Constitutional Amendment 2. That's the one titled "use of marijuana for certain medical conditions.
  • Coast Guard offloads $19 million in Cocaine in St. Pete

    Coast Guard offloads $19 million in Cocaine in St. Pete

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:35:28 GMT
    The U.S Coast Guard Cutter Hawk arrived in St. Petersburg Friday morning carrying $19 million worth of Cocaine seized during operation Unified Resolve Patrol.
    The U.S Coast Guard Cutter Hawk arrived in St. Petersburg Friday morning carrying $19 million worth of Cocaine seized during operation Unified Resolve Patrol.
  • Sarasota officer helps boy with untied shoe

    Sarasota officer helps boy with untied shoe

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:59:27 GMT

    Sarasota police tweeted out a heartfelt moment Friday morning, and it's sure to get your weekend started off on the right foot.

    Sarasota police tweeted out a heartfelt moment Friday morning, and it's sure to get your weekend started off on the right foot.

  • Funeral home worker arrested for stealing from the dead

    Funeral home worker arrested for stealing from the dead

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-22 09:33:46 GMT
    Pinellas County sheriff's investigators say it happened after the man was called to remove an elderly woman's body after she passed away inside her home. 
    Pinellas County sheriff's investigators say it happened after the man was called to remove an elderly woman's body after she passed away inside her home. 
  • Simmering scandal: Blogger blows up Starbucks pay-it-forward chain

    Simmering scandal: Blogger blows up Starbucks pay-it-forward chain

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:42:20 GMT
    It's a Starbucks scandal: Thursday, St. Pete blogger Peter Schorsch decided to not pay at the Starbucks for the person behind him, breaking a chain of hundreds of people.
    It's a Starbucks scandal: Thursday, St. Pete blogger Peter Schorsch decided to not pay at the Starbucks for the person behind him, breaking a chain of hundreds of people.
  • Equine officers patrol the Pinellas Trail

    Equine officers patrol the Pinellas Trail

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:03:10 GMT
    After a murder along the trail in Clearwater, police want to reassure the public the trail is safe. So “Brooklyn” and “Jake” are on the scene.
    After a murder along the trail in Clearwater, police want to reassure the public the trail is safe. So “Brooklyn” and “Jake” are on the scene.
  • Robo-call uses Crist's voice, draws legal scrutiny

    Robo-call uses Crist's voice, draws legal scrutiny

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:44:20 GMT
    If you're a registered Democrat, you may get an odd message in your voicemail. A group called “The Conservative” is using Charlie Crist's own words against him in a series of robo-calls.The Florida Democratic Party claims the calls are tricking voters, and appear to be violating the law.
    If you're a registered Democrat, you may get an odd message in your voicemail. A group called “The Conservative” is using Charlie Crist's own words against him in a series of robo-calls.The Florida Democratic Party claims the calls are tricking voters, and appear to be violating the law.
  • Specially-designed ambulance provides emergency care for pets

    Specially-designed ambulance provides emergency care for pets

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:29:10 GMT
    Cheryl Brady responds to calls as quickly as any first responder, but her patients aren't humans -- they're pets.
    Cheryl Brady responds to calls as quickly as any first responder, but her patients aren't humans -- they're pets.
  • Can Tampa ever reconnect with Havana?

    Can Tampa ever reconnect with Havana?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:24:08 GMT
    If your ancestors emigrated from Europe, you might trace your roots to Ellis Island in the early 1900's. If you're a Cuban American from Tampa, your Ellis Island is likely Ybor City around the same time.
    If your ancestors emigrated from Europe, you might trace your roots to Ellis Island in the early 1900's. If you're a Cuban American from Tampa, your Ellis Island is likely Ybor City around the same time.
  • One dead after Pinellas construction accident

    One dead after Pinellas construction accident

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:06:07 GMT
    Deputies say they are investigating a fatal construction accident, but they aren't saying much else yet. The scene of the accident is at 3200 74th Avenue N. 
    Deputies say they are investigating a fatal construction accident, but they aren’t saying much else yet. The scene of the accident is at 3200 74th Avenue N. 
  • A lifetime defying the odds

    A lifetime defying the odds

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:44:22 GMT

    Born with a debilitating illness, Tim Dutka's amazing work ethic is an inspiration to all.

    Born with a debilitating illness, Tim Dutka's amazing work ethic is an inspiration to all.


  • Jury finds Williams guilty in officer's murder

    Jury finds Williams guilty in officer's murder

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:24:37 GMT
    A jury has found Kyle Williams guilty of first-degree murder, FOX 13's Ken Suarez reports. He was on trial for shooting Lakeland Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin three years ago.
    A jury has found Kyle Williams guilty of first-degree murder, FOX 13's Ken Suarez reports. He was on trial for shooting Lakeland Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin three years ago.
  • Ruskin native killed in Afghanistan

    Ruskin native killed in Afghanistan

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:19:33 GMT
    A paratrooper from Ruskin has been killed in action in Afghanistan. No details were immediately provided about where or how Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett died.
    A paratrooper from Ruskin has been killed in action in Afghanistan. No details were immediately provided about where or how Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett died.
  • Officers find several weapons in vehicle near USF

    Officers find several weapons in vehicle near USF

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:09:10 GMT
    The Tampa Police Department called on their bomb squad after finding a Jeep full of weapons near the University of South Florida main campus. Their suspect, a guardsman, allegedly fired a machine gun during an argument with a gas station attendant.
    The Tampa Police Department called on their bomb squad after finding a Jeep full of weapons near the University of South Florida main campus. Their suspect, a guardsman, allegedly fired a machine gun during an argument with a gas station attendant.
  • SUV slams into PSTA bus

    SUV slams into PSTA bus

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:25:25 GMT
    Emergency spent the morning at the scene of an accident involving a PSTA bus and an SUV that left a St. Pete woman badly hurt. Police say the 57-year-old may have suffered a medical episode prior to the crash.
    Emergency spent the morning at the scene of an accident involving a PSTA bus and an SUV that left a St. Pete woman badly hurt. Police say the 57-year-old may have suffered a medical episode prior to the crash.
  • Middle school student brought gun to school, police say

    Middle school student brought gun to school, police say

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:16:19 GMT
    Police say the student brought the gun to Monroe Middle School. According to police, the student said he was walking to school when he found the gun. He then brought it to school and showed it to his friends, police said.
    Police say the student brought the gun to Monroe Middle School. According to police, the student said he was walking to school when he found the gun. He then brought it to school and showed it to his friends, police said.
  • Police: Man beaten after leaving kids in car at bar

    Police: Man beaten after leaving kids in car at bar

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:46:45 GMT
    A Marion County man is bruised, bloodied, and behind bars -- all because, police say, he left three kids outside an Ocala bar while he was drinking overnight.
    A Marion County man is bruised, bloodied, and behind bars -- all because, police say, he left three kids outside an Ocala bar while he was drinking overnight.
  • Woman crashes car, then jumps from bridge

    Woman crashes car, then jumps from bridge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:54:54 GMT
    Shortly after 5 a.m., the Coast Guard was called to locate a driver when deputies say she jumped into the water after a crash on the Indian Rocks Bridge. She has since died.
    Shortly after 5 a.m., the Coast Guard was called to locate a driver when deputies say she jumped into the water after a crash on the Indian Rocks Bridge. She has since died.
  • Customers 'pay it forward' at St. Petersburg Starbucks

    Customers 'pay it forward' at St. Petersburg Starbucks

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:57:34 GMT

    In Kevin Spacey's feel-good movie "Pay It Forward," a little boy learns that a good deed for one can end up being a good deed for many. And the same exact concept is playing out at a Starbucks on Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg.

    In Kevin Spacey's feel-good movie "Pay It Forward," a little boy learns that a good deed for one can end up being a good deed for many. And the same exact concept is playing out at a Starbucks on Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg.

  • WATCH: Grouper swallows shark in one gulp

    WATCH: Grouper swallows shark in one gulp

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:03:54 GMT
    A grouper and a shark meet up in the gulf, and the end result may not be what you'd expect. Video posted to YouTube shows the goliath grouper swallowing the shark in one bite.
    A grouper and a shark meet up in the gulf, and the end result may not be what you'd expect. Video posted to YouTube shows the goliath grouper swallowing the shark in one bite.
  • Tarpon Springs man killed outside Tampa nightclub

    Tarpon Springs man killed outside Tampa nightclub

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:31:52 GMT
    It was just before 2 a.m. when witnesses flagged down an officer to tell him that a man had been shot. When officers arrived at the lot on East Whiting Street, they found a 23-year-old man fatally wounded.
    It was just before 2 a.m. when witnesses flagged down an officer to tell him that a man had been shot. When officers arrived at the lot on East Whiting Street, they found a 23-year-old man fatally wounded.
  • Church youth volunteer jailed over child porn

    Church youth volunteer jailed over child porn

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:12:59 GMT
    A Plant City church youth volunteer is behind bars after Polk County deputies say he admitted to having a "dark side" and viewing child porn on the church's computer. More charges could still come as the investigation continues.
    A Plant City church youth volunteer is behind bars after Polk County deputies say he admitted to having a "dark side" and viewing child porn on the church's computer. More charges could still come as the investigation continues.
  • Two drivers hospitalized after County Line Rd head-on crash

    Two drivers hospitalized after County Line Rd head-on crash

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:47:14 GMT
    Two drivers were badly hurt in a head-on collision on County Line Road west of I-75 this morning.
    Two drivers were badly hurt in a head-on collision on County Line Road west of I-75 this morning.


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