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  • Pedestrian killed on I-75

    Pedestrian killed on I-75

    Pedestrian killed on I-75

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:00:20 GMT
    A person walking on I-75 has been hit and killed.It happened overnight near mile marker 173 in the Sarasota area.The Florida Highway Patrol says the victim was standing in the southbound lane.The driver didn't see the person until it was too late, but they did stop.They're still trying to identify that pedestrian.No charges have been filed.
    A person walking on I-75 has been hit and killed.It happened overnight near mile marker 173 in the Sarasota area.The Florida Highway Patrol says the victim was standing in the southbound lane.The driver didn't see the person until it was too late, but they did stop.They're still trying to identify that pedestrian.No charges have been filed.
  • Lightning ready for game 3

    Lightning ready for game 3

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:59:34 GMT
    The Lightning head to Montreal ready to bring this Stanley Cup Playoff series back to Tampa Bay. Game 3 happens Sunday night with the Lightning determined to dig out of this 0-2 hole. The Bolts insist the adversity they've been through all season prepares them for this challenge. The Lightning must win at least one game on this trip to Montreal to force this best-of-seven series to 5 games. The leaders on this Tampa Bay team, captain Steven Stamkos and alternate captain Nate Thompson echo eac...
    The Lightning head to Montreal ready to bring this Stanley Cup Playoff series back to Tampa Bay. Game 3 happens Sunday night with the Lightning determined to dig out of this 0-2 hole. The Bolts insist the adversity they've been through all season prepares them for this challenge. The Lightning must win at least one game on this trip to Montreal to force this best-of-seven series to 5 games. The leaders on this Tampa Bay team, captain Steven Stamkos and alternate captain Nate Thompson echo eac...
  • Rays clobber Yanks

    Rays clobber Yanks

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:57:39 GMT
    The Rays find the spark they've been waiting for on offense clobbering the Yankees again Saturday night 16-1. That's a combined 27 runs over 2 games for the Rays.Ryan Hanigan homered twice and had six RBIs. Wil Myers also homered twice and drove in fourruns. Evan Longoria also homered and drove in four runs for the Rays.The Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan also directed Chris Archer on the mound. Arhcer continued his dominance over the Yankees as the Tampa Bay Rays routed New York. Archer (2-1) allo...
    The Rays find the spark they've been waiting for on offense clobbering the Yankees again Saturday night 16-1. That's a combined 27 runs over 2 games for the Rays.Ryan Hanigan homered twice and had six RBIs. Wil Myers also homered twice and drove in fourruns. Evan Longoria also homered and drove in four runs for the Rays.The Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan also directed Chris Archer on the mound. Arhcer continued his dominance over the Yankees as the Tampa Bay Rays routed New York. Archer (2-1) allo...
  • Driver trapped after truck lands in pond

    Driver trapped after truck lands in pond

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:34:38 GMT
    A pickup truck plows into a retention pond in Tarpon Springs. Florida Highway Patrol says the truck was speeding on Keystone when the driver lost control, and the truck went airborne, landing upside down in the pond.
    A pickup truck plows into a retention pond in Tarpon Springs. Florida Highway Patrol says the truck was speeding on Keystone when the driver lost control, and the truck went airborne, landing upside down in the pond.
  • Animal clinic arson kills 3 cats

    Animal clinic arson kills 3 cats

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:25:13 GMT
    Three cats are dead after an early morning fire at a Tampa animal shelter. The fire broke out just before 5 a.m. at the "Animal Coalition of Tampa Bay" on Gilchrist Avenue. Tampa Fire Rescue responded
    Three cats are dead after an early morning fire at a Tampa animal shelter. The fire broke out just before 5 a.m. at the "Animal Coalition of Tampa Bay" on Gilchrist Avenue. Tampa Fire Rescue responded
  • Car kills woman sleeping in home

    Car kills woman sleeping in home

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:27:22 GMT
    A Sarasota woman is dead after a car crashed through her home and hit her while she was sleeping. It happened just before 3:30 a.m. Police say the driver was trying to get away from a nearby home she had broken into; she now is charged with vehicular homicide.
    A Sarasota woman is dead after a car crashed through her home and hit her while she was sleeping. It happened just before 3:30 a.m. Police say the driver was trying to get away from a nearby home she had broken into; she now is charged with vehicular homicide.
  • Third suspect arrested in animal sanctuary investigation

    Third suspect arrested in animal sanctuary investigation

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-19 20:28:57 GMT
    Investigators arrested a third suspect in connection to major raid at a no-kill animal sanctuary in Manatee County. Detectives arrested 76-year-old Dr. Edward Dunham at his Palmetto home. He's charged with one count of aggravated animal cruelty.
    Investigators arrested a third suspect in connection to major raid at a no-kill animal sanctuary in Manatee County. Detectives arrested 76-year-old Dr. Edward Dunham at his Palmetto home. He's charged with one count of aggravated animal cruelty.
  • Suspect in Bradenton home invasion on the run

    Suspect in Bradenton home invasion on the run

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:01:32 GMT
    Bradenton Police looking for a suspect involved in a home invasion early Saturday morning.Just after 3:30 a.m., officers were called to a home in the 400 block of 22nd Avenue West to investigate a 911 call concerning a home invasion robbery. When officers arrived, they found three suspects, two of which were armed with handguns, in the front yard.
    Bradenton Police looking for a suspect involved in a home invasion early Saturday morning.Just after 3:30 a.m., officers were called to a home in the 400 block of 22nd Avenue West to investigate a 911 call concerning a home invasion robbery. When officers arrived, they found three suspects, two of which were armed with handguns, in the front yard.
  • Man drowns during triathlon in St. Pete

    Man drowns during triathlon in St. Pete

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:32:48 GMT
    Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies responded to a drowning during a triathlon at Fort De Soto Park Saturday morning. According to deputies, 64-year-old Donald Bautel was visiting Florida from Michigan to participate in the "Escape from Fort De Soto"triathlon.
    Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies responded to a drowning during a triathlon at Fort De Soto Park Saturday morning. According to deputies, 64-year-old Donald Bautel was visiting Florida from Michigan to participate in the "Escape from Fort De Soto"triathlon.
  • Rays rally to beat Yankees

    Rays rally to beat Yankees

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-04-19 13:10:12 GMT
    Everything was clicking for CC Sabathia. His pitches were humming, Yankees batters were in a groove and the defense even turned a triple play.
    Everything was clicking for CC Sabathia. His pitches were humming, Yankees batters were in a groove and the defense even turned a triple play.
  • Canadiens top Lightning again for 2-0 series lead

    Canadiens top Lightning again for 2-0 series lead

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:37:21 GMT
    Rene Bourque had two goals and David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored Friday night, helping the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
    Rene Bourque had two goals and David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored Friday night, helping the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
  • Competition may be driving down flood insurance

    Competition may be driving down flood insurance

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:05:54 GMT
    A couple living in an area prone to flooding cut their flood insurance costs by more than $7,000 by doing business with a private insurer instead of through the National Flood Insurance Program.
    A couple living in an area prone to flooding cut their flood insurance costs by more than $7,000 by doing business with a private insurer instead of through the National Flood Insurance Program.
  • At Lightning games, theater organ adds thunderous sound

    At Lightning games, theater organ adds thunderous sound

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:55:32 GMT
    Krystof Srebrakowski's position isn't on a wing, it's in the sky. The Lightning organist does all the pop hits. To him, notes are glue that keep the thunder and Lightning cracking at the same time.
    Krystof Srebrakowski's position isn't on a wing, it's in the sky. The Lightning organist does all the pop hits. To him, notes are glue that keep the thunder and Lightning cracking at the same time.
  • Previous accusations surface against Polk teacher

    Previous accusations surface against Polk teacher

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:18:35 GMT
    Jennifer Fichter is the Central Florida Aerospace teacher accused of having sex with one of her 17-year-old students. She was arrested earlier this week. On Friday, the Orange County School District
    Jennifer Fichter is the Central Florida Aerospace teacher accused of having sex with one of her 17-year-old students. She was arrested earlier this week. On Friday, the Orange County School District
  • Violent robbery caught on camera; search continues

    Violent robbery caught on camera; search continues

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:09:03 GMT
    Authorities are searching for a man who attacked a woman outside a Pinellas County pharmacy and stole her pills. The video shows the man tackling the woman as she walks outside.
    Authorities are searching for a man who attacked a woman outside a Pinellas County pharmacy and stole her pills. The video shows the man tackling the woman as she walks outside.
  • Police arrest suspect in Palm Harbor pharmacy robbery

    Police arrest suspect in Palm Harbor pharmacy robbery

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:57:50 GMT
    Pinellas County detectives make an arrest in a violent robbery outside the Trust Pharmacy in Palm Harbor.
    Pinellas County detectives make an arrest in a violent robbery outside the Trust Pharmacy in Palm Harbor.
  • Parents of murdered woman want access to her Facebook page

    Parents of murdered woman want access to her Facebook page

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:22:08 GMT
    Hillsborough sheriff's detectives say Jose Enrique Gonzalez murdered Meaghan Casady and dumped her body in the woods behind a Brandon shopping plaza.
    Hillsborough sheriff's detectives say Jose Enrique Gonzalez murdered Meaghan Casady and dumped her body in the woods behind a Brandon shopping plaza. Since then, the family has been in an emotional battle with Facebook to get access to her page. But citing privacy concerns, the company keeps saying 'no.'
  • Pinellas sees boom in foreign tourism

    Pinellas sees boom in foreign tourism

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:53:05 GMT
    Tourism was very, very good to Pinellas County in 2013, and so far 2014 is even better -- thanks to tourists from all around the globe.
    Tourism was very, very good to Pinellas County in 2013, and so far 2014 is even better -- thanks to tourists from all around the globe.
  • Suffocated child showed signs of previous abuse, investigators say

    Suffocated child showed signs of previous abuse, investigators say

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:22:44 GMT
    According to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, five adults and one other child were inside the mobile home where a 16-month-old boy died wrapped in layers of heavy blankets
    According to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, five adults and one other child were inside the mobile home where a 16-month-old boy died wrapped in layers of heavy blankets -- including the child's mother. The baby's father is charged with third-degree murder; the other adults are under investigation.
  • Disabled veteran's service dog missing after car crash

    Disabled veteran's service dog missing after car crash

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:15:13 GMT
    A disabled veteran's service dog is missing after a car crash Thursday night. The accident happened at Causeway Blvd and U.S. 41, and sent Luke Macner to the hospital.
    A disabled veteran's service dog is missing after a car crash Thursday night. The accident happened at Causeway Blvd and U.S. 41, and sent Luke Macner to the hospital. "Nina," an adult German Shepherd, was in the car, and then ran off after the accident.
  • Crash closes I-4 lanes at 50th Street

    Crash closes I-4 lanes at 50th Street

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:56:53 GMT
    A crash involving a motorcycle is backing up traffic along Interstate 4 heading into Tampa. The interstate is down to one lane at 50th Street.
    A crash involving a motorcycle is backing up traffic along Interstate 4 heading into Tampa. The interstate is down to one lane at 50th Street.
  • Much of BP damage money remains unspent

    Much of BP damage money remains unspent

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:19:52 GMT
    Sunday marks the fourth anniversary of the BP oil spill, which is now known as the worst environmental disaster in the history of the United States. It is a milestone marked by a degree of frustration.
    Sunday marks the fourth anniversary of the BP oil spill, which is now known as the worst environmental disaster in the history of the United States. It is a milestone marked by a degree of frustration.
  • Alligator hunting rules could change in Fla.

    Alligator hunting rules could change in Fla.

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:59:51 GMT
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has proposed some sweeping changes to the state's alligator hunting rules. The biggest change would allow hunting 24/7 during the state's 11-week
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has proposed some sweeping changes to the state's alligator hunting rules. The biggest change would allow hunting 24/7 during the state's 11-week
  • DUI driver barrels through road closures, hits FHP car

    DUI driver barrels through road closures, hits FHP car

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:43:13 GMT
    A 28-year-old Tampa man was arrested for DUI after hitting a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle this morning on I-275.
    A 28-year-old Tampa man was arrested for DUI after hitting a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle this morning on I-275.
  • Hometown Hero: Layla's House

    Hometown Hero: Layla's House

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:20:53 GMT
    The mission of Layla's House in Tampa is to make sure children smile and learn to play in a safe place. 
    The mission of Layla's House in Tampa is to make sure children smile and learn to play in a safe place. 
  • New dry dock opens at the Port of Tampa

    New dry dock opens at the Port of Tampa

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:20:32 GMT
    The Port of Tampa is the largest port in the state of Florida. It is a lifeline to our local economy. And now a new dry dock there is officially open for business.
    The Port of Tampa is the largest port in the state of Florida. It is a lifeline to our local economy. And now a new dry dock there is officially open for business.
  • Coast Guard searching for missing boaters off Venice Beach

    Coast Guard searching for missing boaters off Venice Beach

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-04-18 09:43:22 GMT
    The local Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters off the coast of Venice Beach.
    The local Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters off the coast of Venice Beach.
  • Deputies: Dad killed son to keep playing video games

    Deputies: Dad killed son to keep playing video games

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:57 AM EDT2014-04-18 08:57:36 GMT
    Deputies in Citrus County say Cody Wygant was frustrated because the 1-year-old child would not stop crying, so he suffocated him. After the boy died, Wygant played Xbox for more than an hour.
    Deputies in Citrus County say Cody Wygant was frustrated because the 1-year-old child would not stop crying, so he suffocated him. After the boy died, Wygant played Xbox for more than an hour.
  • Two arrested in Manatee County animal cruelty investigation

    Two arrested in Manatee County animal cruelty investigation

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:49 AM EDT2014-04-18 08:49:22 GMT
    Two people have been arrested in connection with Manatee County animal cruelty investigation where more than 300 animals were seized.
    Two people have been arrested in connection with Manatee County animal cruelty investigation where more than 300 animals were seized.
  • Fatal crash closes Highway 60 in Lake Wales

    Fatal crash closes Highway 60 in Lake Wales

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:23:02 GMT
    One person was killed Thursday afternoon in a fiery crash along State Road 60 in Polk County, authorities said.
    One person was killed Thursday afternoon in a fiery crash along State Road 60 in Polk County, authorities said.
  • 'Pill Mill' crackdowns leave pharmacists more vulnerable to crime

    'Pill Mill' crackdowns leave pharmacists more vulnerable to crime

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:06:15 GMT
    A statewide pill mill crackdown has had the unwanted side effect of exposing pharmacists to more desperate people taking desperate measures.
    A statewide pill mill crackdown has had the unwanted side effect of exposing pharmacists to more desperate people taking desperate measures.
  • Shuttle will transport students in Hillsborough Ave. apartment complex

    Shuttle will transport students in Hillsborough Ave. apartment complex

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:21:35 GMT
    Students living in an apartment complex along a busy stretch of Hillsborough Avenue will now get rides in a shuttle bus, the district said Thursday.
    Students living in an apartment complex along a busy stretch of Hillsborough Avenue will now get rides in a shuttle bus, the district said Thursday. The announcement comes after a student, 15-year-old Norma Velasquez-Cabrera, was hit and killed trying to cross the road.
  • Meat prices jump to highest levels in decades

    Meat prices jump to highest levels in decades

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:44:14 GMT
    Beef prices have shot up to the highest level in nearly 30 years. The price of pork is also rising, and it's putting a lot of businesses and families in a bind.
    Beef prices have shot up to the highest level in nearly 30 years. The price of pork is also rising, and it's putting a lot of businesses and families in a bind.
  • Teacher used real student's name as alias, investigators say

    Teacher used real student's name as alias, investigators say

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:38:58 GMT
    By now, you may know her by her real name, Jennifer Fichter. She is the teacher accused of a sexual relationship with one her own students, a 17-year-old boy.
    By now, you may know her by her real name, Jennifer Fichter. She is the teacher accused of a sexual relationship with one her own students, a 17-year-old boy. But on the internet and in texts sent to the teen, detectives say Fichter would use other names as aliases -- including one of her real-life female students.
  • Erin Andrews named the new face of Florida citrus

    Erin Andrews named the new face of Florida citrus

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:43:05 GMT
    Andrews follows in a long line of celebrities representing the industry, including athletes like Yogi Berra and Arnold Palmer.
    Andrews follows in a long line of celebrities representing the industry, including athletes like Yogi Berra and Arnold Palmer. The announcement comes as the citrus industry continues to recover from a down market.
  • Donation jar suspect identified after video shared

    Donation jar suspect identified after video shared

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:27:53 GMT
    Police say they've arrested the woman seen in grocery store surveillance video swiping a donation jar full of cash. Investigators received hundreds of tips after our story aired.
    Police say they've arrested the woman seen in grocery store surveillance video swiping a donation jar full of cash. Investigators received hundreds of tips after our story aired.
  • Sinkhole opens in Dunedin

    Sinkhole opens in Dunedin

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:16:12 GMT
    A sinkhole has opened in Dunedin in the driveway of an apartment complex. It is at 1311 Powderpuff Drive.
    A sinkhole has opened in Dunedin in the driveway of an apartment complex. It is at 1311 Powderpuff Drive.
  • Car drives under truck on I-75

    Car drives under truck on I-75

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:01:15 GMT
    A majority of the lanes on southbound I-75 near the Fowler Avenue exit were shut down briefly this morning.
    A majority of the lanes on southbound I-75 near the Fowler Avenue exit were shut down briefly this morning.
  • $600K Pasco home destroyed in fire

    $600K Pasco home destroyed in fire

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:42:33 GMT
    A fast-moving fire destroyed a home and sent one person to the hospital in Pasco County.
    A fast-moving fire destroyed a home and sent one person to the hospital in Pasco County.
  • 90-year-old man robbed in Tampa home invasion

    90-year-old man robbed in Tampa home invasion

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:27:20 GMT
    Deputies are looking for two men who burst into a 90-year-old Tampa man's home and robbed him.
    Deputies are looking for two men who burst into a 90-year-old Tampa man's home and robbed him.
  • Man charged with raping, killing 21-year-old

    Man charged with raping, killing 21-year-old

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:16:38 GMT
    Meaghan Casady's body was found behind the Summerfield Plaza in Riverview on Jan. 18. Deputies say they finally have the man believed to be her murderer.
    Meaghan Casady's body was found behind the Summerfield Plaza in Riverview on Jan. 18. Deputies say they finally have the man believed to be her murderer.
  • Soon-to-be viral? Pasco school's 'Happy' FCAT song

    Soon-to-be viral? Pasco school's 'Happy' FCAT song

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:14:37 GMT
    Hats off to the staff at Veterans Elementary school in Wesley Chapel, Fla. – they may have a viral hit on their hands.
    Hats off to the staff at Veterans Elementary school in Wesley Chapel, Fla. – they may have a viral hit on their hands.
  • Idol: Woolfpack rallying votes for Braden River High senior

    Idol: Woolfpack rallying votes for Braden River High senior

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:37:51 GMT
    It's a crucial day for Sam Woolf on American Idol, and classmates are making sure the public knows he needs America's vote.
    It's a crucial day for Sam Woolf on American Idol, and classmates are making sure the public knows he needs America's vote.
  • Plea deal for man who fatally struck tandem bikers

    Plea deal for man who fatally struck tandem bikers

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-04-17 09:04:00 GMT
    A Bay area man begins a long prison sentence Thursday after taking a plea deal in a hit-and-run case.
    A Bay area man begins a long prison sentence Thursday after taking a plea deal in a hit-and-run case.
  • Driver dies after being pulled over by police

    Driver dies after being pulled over by police

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:44 AM EDT2014-04-17 08:44:15 GMT
    A diabetic man falls ill and dies shortly after he's pulled over for reckless driving in Tampa.
    A diabetic man fell ill and died shortly after he was pulled over for reckless driving in Tampa.
  • Worth it or wasted: Channelside's 'flaming chicken'

    Worth it or wasted: Channelside's 'flaming chicken'

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:36:40 GMT
    Some people in Tampa's Channelside area think it looks like a flaming chicken, but a large sculpture on display near the Florida Aquarium was appraised at $800,000.
    Some people in Tampa's Channelside area think it looks like a flaming chicken, but a large sculpture on display near the Florida Aquarium was appraised at $800,000.
  • Not so fast! Customer tackles CVS robber

    Not so fast! Customer tackles CVS robber

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:30:09 GMT
    Investigators have released video of an incredible act by one CVS customer in Sarasota. The man disrupted a suspect's robbery attempt.
    Investigators have released video of an incredible act by one CVS customer in Sarasota. The man disrupted a suspect's robbery attempt.
  • Rays' owner repeats desire to consider Tampa stadium

    Rays' owner repeats desire to consider Tampa stadium

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:18:46 GMT
    When the owner of the Tampa Bay Rays talks about a new stadium, people listen. There's one person in particular he's talking to now, and that's St. Pete's mayor.
    When the owner of the Tampa Bay Rays talks about a new stadium, people listen. There's one person in particular he's talking to now, and that's St. Pete's mayor.
  • The 'Quest for the Cup' begins with a crush of media

    The 'Quest for the Cup' begins with a crush of media

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:33:18 GMT
    Montreal's media swarm has arrived. It's a sign to the Lightning's young players that the game is about to change. Every shot, every shift, everything will be scrutinized.

    Every shot, every shift, everything will be under the microscope as the Lightning take on the Canadiens tonight at the Forum -- and for many of the team's young players, it's a whole new level of scrutiny. INSIDE: Follow our FOX 13 Sports team for live tweets from the game | VIDEO: Playoff fever outside the Forum

  • Teacher accused of sex with student appears in court

    Teacher accused of sex with student appears in court

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:30:46 GMT
    Jennifer Fichter, 29, is being held in the Polk County Jail on $70,000 bond. Investigators say she had multiple sexual encounters with a 17-year-old student.
    Jennifer Fichter, 29, is being held in the Polk County Jail on $70,000 bond. Investigators say she had multiple sexual encounters with a 17-year-old student.
  • Footage shows woman coaching child to swipe donation jar

    Footage shows woman coaching child to swipe donation jar

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:46:05 GMT
    The surveillance video will have you shaking your head in disgust. It shows a woman coaching a young girl to steal a donation jar from the checkout counter.
    The surveillance video will have you shaking your head in disgust. It shows a woman coaching a young girl to steal a donation jar from the checkout counter.
  • Sun halo delights Bay Area

    Sun halo delights Bay Area

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:11:57 GMT
    All eyes are on the sky in the Bay Area this afternoon after a relatively rare rainbow halo appeared around the sun. The phenomenon is due to ice in the upper atmosphere.
    All eyes were on the sky in the Bay Area this afternoon after a relatively rare rainbow halo appeared around the sun. The phenomenon was due to ice in the upper atmosphere, FOX 13 chief meteorologist Paul Dellegatto explained.
  • Driver dies after I-275 crash

    Driver dies after I-275 crash

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:10:25 GMT
    Police in St. Petersburg say a single-vehicle crash along I-275 left one person dead and another badly injured this morning.
    Police in St. Petersburg say a single-vehicle crash along I-275 left one person dead and another badly injured this morning.
  • Nurses honored for role in Pasco theater shooting

    Nurses honored for role in Pasco theater shooting

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:20:52 GMT
    Two nurses were honored Wednesday for their part in the movie theater shooting that happened in Pasco County earlier this year.
    Two nurses were honored Wednesday for their part in the movie theater shooting that happened in Pasco County earlier this year.
  • $15K race horse stolen from stable

    $15K race horse stolen from stable

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:44:48 GMT
    A valuable race horse was stolen this week in Hillsborough County, and the sheriff's office is helping an Indiana man track down who did it.
    A valuable race horse was stolen this week in Hillsborough County, and the sheriff's office is helping an Indiana man track down who did it.
  • Deputies seeking Palmetto bus stop flasher

    Deputies seeking Palmetto bus stop flasher

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:15:28 GMT
    Investigators say a man pulled up in front of a middle school bus stop along Palmview Road, clearly holding his genitals in his hand, before driving off.
    Investigators say a man pulled up in front of a middle school bus stop along Palmview Road, clearly holding his genitals in his hand, before driving off.
  • Teenager charged in Tampa drug-deal murder

    Teenager charged in Tampa drug-deal murder

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:19:03 GMT
    An 18-year-old is under arrest and accused of shooting and killing a man Tuesday morning at a Tampa apartment complex.
    An 18-year-old is under arrest and accused of shooting and killing a man Tuesday morning at a Tampa apartment complex.
  • Rays owner says Tampa 'very attractive'

    Rays owner says Tampa 'very attractive'

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:55:06 GMT
    Stuart Sternberg's latest remarks came during Major League Baseball's Diversity Business Summit in New York.
    Stuart Sternberg's latest remarks came during Major League Baseball's Diversity Business Summit in New York.
  • Special Olympics torch run along Bayshore today

    Special Olympics torch run along Bayshore today

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:27:34 GMT
    Wednesday is the "final leg" of the Florida Law Enforcement Torch Run.
    Wednesday is the "final leg" of the Florida Law Enforcement Torch Run.
  • Here's a glimpse of the redesigned SAT

    Here's a glimpse of the redesigned SAT

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:18:55 GMT
    Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday by the College Board.
    Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday by the College Board, which announced last month that the new test will include real-world applications and require more analysis.
  • National Hurricane Conference underway in Orlando

    National Hurricane Conference underway in Orlando

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-04-16 09:47:06 GMT
    Emergency managers, forecasters and local government officials from Texas to Maine are meeting this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando.
    Emergency managers, forecasters and local government officials from Texas to Maine are meeting this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando.
  • Free coffee at Wawa on 50th birthday

    Free coffee at Wawa on 50th birthday

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:59 AM EDT2014-04-16 08:59:37 GMT
    Wawa convenience stores are celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, but customers will be getting the gifts.
    Wawa convenience stores are celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, but customers will be getting the gifts.
  • Boston Marathon anniversary stirs up raw emotions

    Boston Marathon anniversary stirs up raw emotions

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:55 AM EDT2014-04-16 08:55:30 GMT
    Kralovanec raced in her first Boston Marathon last year and had been finished for 20 minutes when her celebration was interrupted by the blasts.
    Kralovanec raced in her first Boston Marathon last year and had been finished for 20 minutes when her celebration was interrupted by the blasts.
  • Cool new car service, or a ride without regulations?

    Cool new car service, or a ride without regulations?

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:10:07 GMT
    What has a big pink mustache, four doors and is surrounded by controversy? It's a new company called "Lyft" that is giving rides to people who pay.
    What has a big pink mustache, four doors and is surrounded by controversy? It's a new company called "Lyft" that is giving rides to people who pay. It's up and running in several markets nationwide. But Hillsborough County regulators say the company is skirting regulations for taxi cabs, and not playing by the rules.
  • Warrior's death sheds light on dark side of pro-wrestling

    Warrior's death sheds light on dark side of pro-wrestling

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:44:50 GMT
    When the Ultimate Warrior gave his final speech a week ago, it was almost as if he was saying goodbye. He died a day later at 54.
    When the Ultimate Warrior gave his final speech a week ago, it was almost as if he was saying goodbye. He died a day later at 54.
  • City, FDOT pledges signal along troubled Hillsborough Ave. stretch

    City, FDOT pledges signal along troubled Hillsborough Ave. stretch

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:49:49 GMT
    The city of Tampa and the Florida Dept. of Transportation are pledging to build a pedestrian signal along a troubled area of Hillsborough Avenue, FOX 13's Anjuli reported Tuesday.
    The city of Tampa and the Florida Dept. of Transportation are pledging to build a pedestrian signal along a troubled area of Hillsborough Avenue, FOX 13's Anjuli reported Tuesday.
  • Commission fires Pinellas County Administrator Robert LaSala

    Commission fires Pinellas County Administrator Robert LaSala

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:10:06 GMT
    Pinellas County Commissioners Tuesday afternoon terminated county administrator Robert LaSala "without cause."
    Pinellas County Commissioners Tuesday afternoon terminated county administrator Robert LaSala "without cause." While there was little discussion at the meeting, LaSala recently received doubtful performance evaluations from most commissioners, and met the decision with a prepared farewell letter.
  • Researchers release composite sketch of boy buried at Dozier

    Researchers release composite sketch of boy buried at Dozier

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:09:09 GMT
    A just-released composite is our first look at one of the boys buried at Dozier. It was made from the remains found at an unmarked grave.
    A just-released composite is our first look at one of the boys buried at Dozier. It was made from the remains found at an unmarked grave.
  • Police: English teacher had sex with student, aborted teen's baby

    Police: English teacher had sex with student, aborted teen's baby

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:48:42 GMT
    Police have arrested a Polk County teacher who allegedly carried on a sexual relationship with a teenage student, professing that she loved him.
    Police have arrested a Polk County teacher who allegedly carried on a sexual relationship with a teenage student, professing that she loved him.
  • In settlement, doctor barred from seeing female patients

    In settlement, doctor barred from seeing female patients

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:17:02 GMT
    Dr. Tulsibhai Pipalia admitted he sexually propositioned a female patient during an exam back in 2010 and then exposed himself.
    Dr. Tulsibhai Pipalia admitted he sexually propositioned a female patient during an exam back in 2010 and then exposed himself. His behavior outraged some members of the Florida Board of Medicine. But in the end, the Health Department stopped short of taking his license under a settlement agreement.
  • Alex Sink will not run for Congress again

    Alex Sink will not run for Congress again

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:46:04 GMT
    The Democrat said in a statement Tuesday that she will not wage another campaign in the fall after losing a high-stakes special House election last month to Republican David Jolly.
    The Democrat said in a statement Tuesday that she will not wage another campaign in the fall after losing a high-stakes special House election last month to Republican David Jolly.
  • Deputies: Drug deal led to fatal shooting at Tampa apartments

    Deputies: Drug deal led to fatal shooting at Tampa apartments

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:40:56 GMT
    It happened at the Avesta Apartments off Fletcher Avenue, near the University of South Florida Tampa campus.
    It happened at the Avesta Apartments off Fletcher Avenue, near the University of South Florida Tampa campus.
  • Deputies: Murder suspect called victim's wife

    Deputies: Murder suspect called victim's wife

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-04-15 13:22:13 GMT
    The sheriff's office accuses Ed Rutherford of killing 45-year-old David Alessandrini inside his home in the 2100 block of Oak Terrace on Monday.
    The sheriff's office accuses Ed Rutherford of killing 45-year-old David Alessandrini inside his home in the 2100 block of Oak Terrace on Monday.
  • Pedestrian hit, killed along US 301

    Pedestrian hit, killed along US 301

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-04-15 13:13:17 GMT
    A pedestrian was hit and killed overnight along U.S. 301 in Hillsborough County.
    A pedestrian was hit and killed overnight along U.S. 301 in Hillsborough County.
  • Arrest made in shooting of 4-year-old boy

    Arrest made in shooting of 4-year-old boy

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-04-15 13:04:05 GMT
    Bakari Parks, 23, was booked on attempted murder charges late Monday night for his involvement in the crossfire at the intersection of Oregon and Spruce. Authorities say he turned himself in.
    Bakari Parks, 23, was booked on attempted murder charges late Monday night for his involvement in the crossfire at the intersection of Oregon and Spruce. Authorities say he turned himself in.
  • E-filing the norm now on Tax Day

    E-filing the norm now on Tax Day

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-04-15 10:35:22 GMT
    It's tax deadline day. Unless you've gotten an extension, you need to file it or mail it by midnight.
    It's tax deadline day. Unless you've gotten an extension, you need to file it or mail it by midnight.
  • Sex sting nets dozens of arrests

    Sex sting nets dozens of arrests

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-04-15 10:11:01 GMT
    During a four-day sting called "Operation Guardian," Pinellas County investigators arrested 18 men.
    During a four-day sting called "Operation Guardian," Pinellas County investigators arrested 18 men, one an active duty member of the United States Air Force, who are accused of lining up sex with underage girls online.
  • PHOTOS: Best Blood Moon pics

    PHOTOS: Best Blood Moon pics

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:03 AM EDT2014-04-15 09:03:18 GMT
    The lunar eclipse was at its peak around 3 a.m., and Bay area sky gazers stayed up late to see the rare sight -- sharing their pictures with us.
    The lunar eclipse was at its peak around 3 a.m., and Bay area sky gazers stayed up late to see the rare sight -- sharing their pictures with us.
  • School board member expresses doubt over school bus safety

    School board member expresses doubt over school bus safety

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:53:47 GMT
    The outrage among Hillsborough County School Bus drivers has gone from idle to overdrive.
    The outrage among Hillsborough County School Bus drivers about fleet maintenance has gone from idle to overdrive. We asked one school board member: are the school buses in Hillsborough County safe? "I don't think at this point they are," April Griffin said. But a district spokesman says there are two sides to every story, and they are investigating.
  • Town Hall meeting held to discuss controversial email

    Town Hall meeting held to discuss controversial email

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:29:57 GMT
    A town hall meeting was held Monday night after the Manatee County Girls and Boys Club CEO sent out an email with what some said were mixed messages.
    A town hall meeting was held Monday night after the Manatee County Girls and Boys Club CEO sent out an email with what some said were mixed messages.
  • Many Post Office locations no longer open late on tax day

    Many Post Office locations no longer open late on tax day

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:22:25 GMT
    Unlike years past, some Tampa Bay area post offices are not extending their hours for taxpayers filing at the last minute.
    Unlike years past, some Tampa Bay area post offices are not extending their hours for taxpayers filing at the last minute.
  • Panels promise savings on your electric bill

    Panels promise savings on your electric bill

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:09:51 GMT
    Warm air rises. That simple, yet profound reality of science is the basis for a new product that promises to decrease heat and cut your electric bill.
    Warm air rises. That simple, yet profound reality of science is the basis for a new product that promises to decrease heat and cut your electric bill.
  • Residents, Tampa City Council member press for new crosswalk

    Residents, Tampa City Council member press for new crosswalk

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:40:31 GMT
    At least 18 people have been hit on a stretch of Hillsborough Avenue since 2008. Now, there are calls for the Florida Department of Transportation to put a crosswalk in.
    At least 18 people have been hit on a stretch of Hillsborough Avenue since 2008. Now, there are calls for the Florida Department of Transportation to put a crosswalk in.
  • At age 16, Chelsea Baker is a pitching legend

    At age 16, Chelsea Baker is a pitching legend

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:04:52 GMT
    Chelsea Baker continues to baffle the baseball world. She's doing it at a new level and once again proving doubters wrong.
    Chelsea Baker continues to baffle the baseball world. She's doing it at a new level and once again proving doubters wrong. Four years after being the talk of Little League for throwing two perfect games in a year, Baker has reached her goal and now is throwing her famous knuckleball in high school for Durant's varsity boys team.
  • Manatee deputy shot while responding to bank robbery

    Manatee deputy shot while responding to bank robbery

    Monday, April 14 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-04-15 00:59:14 GMT
    It happened in the southern part of the county near State Road 70 and 33rd Street East. The sheriff's office said the exact location was the Florida Bank at 3704 84th Avenue Circle East.
    It happened in the southern part of the county near State Road 70 and 33rd Street East. The sheriff's office said the exact location was the Florida Bank at 3704 84th Avenue Circle East.
  • Few texting-while-driving citations issued since law passed

    Few texting-while-driving citations issued since law passed

    Monday, April 14 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-04-15 00:08:27 GMT
    It's against the law to text and drive in Florida, but law enforcement is catching very few people.
    It's against the law to text and drive in Florida, but law enforcement is catching very few people.
  • Suspect named in child's shooting

    Suspect named in child's shooting

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:04:07 GMT
    Police say they have identified a suspect in the shooting; they say they are looking for 23-year-old Bakari Parks.
    Police Chief Jane Castor said the 4-year-old child was hit in his arm while walking with his mother near a Tampa intersection. Police say they are looking for 23-year-old Bakari Parks; the child is in stable condition.
  • Google 'Glass' goes on sale -- for one day

    Google 'Glass' goes on sale -- for one day

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:41:35 GMT
    The masses will join the digital illuminati beginning Tuesday, albeit briefly. Google says it will begin selling its much-hyped Google Glass to the public April 15 -- and only April 15.
    The masses will join the digital illuminati beginning Tuesday, albeit briefly. Google says it will begin selling its much-hyped Google Glass to the public April 15 -- and only April 15.
  • Hunters help homeless with donations

    Hunters help homeless with donations

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:42:34 GMT
    A Polk County couple has come up with a wild idea to help the less fortunate. Caitlin Meadows and her hunter husband Chad just formed the Wild Game Food Bank.
    A Polk County couple has come up with a wild idea to help the less fortunate. Caitlin Meadows and her hunter husband Chad just formed the Wild Game Food Bank.
  • Owner of dog set on fire arrested, charged with animal cruelty

    Owner of dog set on fire arrested, charged with animal cruelty

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:05:01 GMT
    Larry Wallace is also charged with arson, and is being held in the DeSoto County Jail without bond.
    Larry Wallace is also charged with arson, and is being held in the DeSoto County Jail without bond. According to investigators and rescuers, "Hope," a 1-year-old mixed breed dog, was set on fire on March 20, and survived. Vets say she suffered burns over 60 to 70 percent of her body, and is making a remarkable recovery.
  • Hess issues new skimmer warning

    Hess issues new skimmer warning

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:27:03 GMT
    If you've filled up at a Hess gas station recently, keep a close eye on your bank accounts. The most recent hack was across Florida, including several locations in the Tampa Bay area.
    If you've filled up at a Hess gas station recently, keep a close eye on your bank accounts. The most recent hack was across Florida, including several locations in the Tampa Bay area.
  • Fresh criticism ahead of Hills. Co. school bus meeting

    Fresh criticism ahead of Hills. Co. school bus meeting

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:23:50 GMT
    The meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Covington Park Club House. It's the second in a series of meetings taking place to discuss Hillsborough County school transportation.
    The meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Covington Park Club House. It's the second in a series of meetings taking place to discuss Hillsborough County school transportation.
  • Manhunt in Sarasota for armed robbery suspect

    Manhunt in Sarasota for armed robbery suspect

    Monday, April 14 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-04-14 12:51:00 GMT
    Deputies in Sarasota are looking for a man who robbed a Stop 'N Shop at gunpoint.
    Deputies in Sarasota are looking for a man who robbed a Stop 'N Shop at gunpoint.
  • Here's everything you need to know about the blood moon

    Here's everything you need to know about the blood moon

    Monday, April 14 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-04-14 12:21:32 GMT
    If the clouds hold off, Tampa Bay area sky gazers will get quite a treat early Tuesday morning. The lunar eclipse will produce what's called a blood moon.
    If the clouds hold off, Tampa Bay area sky gazers will get quite a treat early Tuesday morning. The lunar eclipse will produce what's called a blood moon. NASA experts tell us the best time to watch will be around 3 a.m.
  • Police: DUI driver hits, kills motorcyclist

    Police: DUI driver hits, kills motorcyclist

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-04-14 11:56:36 GMT
    Clearwater police have charged a driver after hitting and killing a motorcyclist Sunday night.
    Clearwater police have charged a driver after hitting and killing a motorcyclist Sunday night.
  • Man bitten by snake while watching alligator

    Man bitten by snake while watching alligator

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-04-14 11:43:23 GMT
    A man who stepped out of his car in Alligator Alley to view one of the deadly reptiles was bitten by a poisonous snake.
    A man who stepped out of his car in Alligator Alley to view one of the deadly reptiles was bitten by a poisonous snake.
  • Fort Hood victim from Tampa to be buried today

    Fort Hood victim from Tampa to be buried today

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-04-14 10:14:30 GMT
    The last of three soldiers killed in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood will be laid to rest this morning.
    The last of three soldiers killed in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood will be laid to rest this morning.
  • Lightning coach: Malone's charges not distraction

    Lightning coach: Malone's charges not distraction

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:50 AM EDT2014-04-14 08:50:59 GMT
    Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper doesn't think left wing Ryan Malone's DUI and cocaine possession charges will be a distraction to the postseason-bound team.
    Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper doesn't think left wing Ryan Malone's DUI and cocaine possession charges will be a distraction to the postseason-bound team.
  • Here's a look at the Lightning's playoff schedule

    Here's a look at the Lightning's playoff schedule

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:47 AM EDT2014-04-14 08:47:35 GMT
    The Lightning take on Montreal in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
    The Lightning take on Montreal in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
  • 1 dead, 2 injured in St. Pete shooting

    1 dead, 2 injured in St. Pete shooting

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:44 AM EDT2014-04-14 08:44:51 GMT
    Why did a St. Petersburg man allegedly open fire on several people? It's a question many in the neighborhood are wondering, and some have their theory.
    Why did a St. Petersburg man allegedly open fire on several people? It's a question many in the neighborhood are wondering, and some have their theory.
  • Dozier victims remembered

    Dozier victims remembered

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-14 02:35:48 GMT
    There's a push to re-open criminal investigations into former guards at the Dozier Reform School.
    There's a push to re-open criminal investigations into former guards at the Dozier Reform School.
  • FHP locates two drivers wanted in deadly hit and run

    FHP locates two drivers wanted in deadly hit and run

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-04-13 14:15:45 GMT
    Florida Highway Patrol is still looking for one of the drivers involved in a deadly hit and run accident in Tampa.
    Florida Highway Patrol is still looking for one of the drivers involved in a deadly hit and run accident in Tampa.
  • Man arrested for shooting at police helicopter

    Man arrested for shooting at police helicopter

    Saturday, April 12 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-04-13 01:14:14 GMT
    Detectives said Thomas Henry Hearld shot at the helicopter three times. The chopper was not hit.
    Detectives said Thomas Henry Hearld shot at the helicopter three times. The chopper was not hit.
  • Arrest made in deadly hit & run on Kennedy Blvd.

    Arrest made in deadly hit & run on Kennedy Blvd.

    Saturday, April 12 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-04-13 01:08:36 GMT
    Tampa Police have arrested Danielle Goeller in a deadly hit and run crash on Kennedy Boulevard. Goeller works as a nurse at Tampa General Hospital.
    Tampa Police have arrested Danielle Goeller in a deadly hit and run crash on Kennedy Boulevard.

    Goeller works as a nurse at Tampa General Hospital.
  • Soldier killed at Fort Hood laid to rest

    Soldier killed at Fort Hood laid to rest

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:52:38 GMT
    Family and friends said goodbye to Army Sgt. First Class Daniel Ferguson at a private service in Lakeland.
    Family and friends said goodbye to Army Sgt. First Class Daniel Ferguson at a private service in Lakeland.
  • All Pro Dads take the field

    All Pro Dads take the field

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:44:36 GMT
    Hundreds of all pro dads took to the field Saturday in Tampa to prove themselves.
    Hundreds of all pro dads took to the field Saturday in Tampa to prove themselves.
  • Brooksville man arrested for theft, possession of drugs

    Brooksville man arrested for theft, possession of drugs

    Saturday, April 12 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-12 19:15:38 GMT
    The Brooksville Police Department arrested a man for theft at the Beall's Outlet Store on Broad Street.
    The Brooksville Police Department arrested a man for theft at the Beall's Outlet Store on Broad Street.
  • Lightning player arrested on drug charges

    Lightning player arrested on drug charges

    Saturday, April 12 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-12 18:14:51 GMT
    A Tampa Bay Lightning player was arrested during a traffic stop overnight. Ryan Malone was charged with Possession of Cocaine and DUI.
    A Tampa Bay Lightning player was arrested during a traffic stop overnight. Ryan Malone was charged with Possession of Cocaine and DUI.
  • Three drivers sought in deadly hit-and-run

    Three drivers sought in deadly hit-and-run

    Saturday, April 12 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-04-12 18:00:59 GMT
    The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for three drivers involved in a deadly hit-and-run Saturday morning.
    The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for three drivers involved in a deadly hit-and-run Saturday morning.
  • Remains of Ft. Hood soldiers return to Tampa

    Remains of Ft. Hood soldiers return to Tampa

    Saturday, April 12 2014 4:20 AM EDT2014-04-12 08:20:33 GMT
    The bodies of two soldiers killed at Fort Hood last week will return home this afternoon. Both will be escorted to funeral homes by the Florida Patriot Guard Riders.
    TAMPA - The bodies of two of the three soldier killed at Fort Hood last week returned to Tampa Friday afternoon. Family members and colleagues of Army Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Lazaney-Rodriguez and Army Sgt.
  • Horse rescue organization under investigation

    Horse rescue organization under investigation

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:25:13 GMT
    An animal rescue group that cares for abused and malnourished horses is now accused of neglecting two of them.
    An animal rescue group that cares for abused and malnourished horses is now accused of neglecting two of them.
  • Lightning win over Montreal 3-2

    Lightning win over Montreal 3-2

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:13:15 GMT
    The Lightning take a 1 point lead over Montreal, the team the Bolts face in the playoffs.
    The Lightning take a 1 point lead over Montreal, the team the Bolts face in the playoffs.
  • Rays defeat Reds 2-1

    Rays defeat Reds 2-1

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:08:11 GMT
    The Rays David Price takes a shutout into the 9th and the Rays win for the 1st time at Cincinnati, beating the Reds 2-1.
    The Rays David Price takes a shutout into the 9th and the Rays win for the 1st time at Cincinnati, beating the Reds 2-1.
  • Selfies and the rise of Generation 'S'

    Selfies and the rise of Generation 'S'

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:03:04 GMT
    Forget Generation "X" or "Y" -- Generation "S" is stuck on the selfie.
    Forget Generation "X" or "Y" -- Generation "S" is stuck on the selfie. The craze has exploded so much that experts have begun linking the photos with narcissism, addiction and mental illness. But the obsession shows no signs of slowing down.
  • Police seek suspects in rash of car break-ins

    Police seek suspects in rash of car break-ins

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-04-12 02:58:44 GMT
    Tampa Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for a strong of car break-ins in South Tampa, investigators said Friday.
    Tampa Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for a strong of car break-ins in South Tampa, investigators said Friday.
  • Report: Stabbing in Brandon

    Report: Stabbing in Brandon

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-04-12 01:32:17 GMT
    It happened at Bermuda Lake Drive; the person was reportedly shot in the shoulder. We'll have more information as it becomes available.
    It happened at Bermuda Lake Drive; the person was reportedly shot in the shoulder. We'll have more information as it becomes available.
  • Walmart forays into organic goods market

    Walmart forays into organic goods market

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-04-12 01:16:58 GMT
    Walmart said some of the new products will save customers 25 percent or more on organic goods.
    Walmart said some of the new products will save customers 25 percent or more on organic goods.
  • Al Lang Stadium goes into full soccer mode

    Al Lang Stadium goes into full soccer mode

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:40:09 GMT
    Local businessman Bill Edwards is out to grow the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer franchise, and possibly grow its whopperjawed stadium as the end game.
    Local businessman Bill Edwards is out to grow the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer franchise, and possibly grow its whopperjawed stadium as the end game.
  • Teen hopes to set sail for 2016 Olympics

    Teen hopes to set sail for 2016 Olympics

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:03:10 GMT
    The Clearwater Community Sailing Center has become a training center for some of the country's top youth sailors. We caught up with a young windsurfer hoping to head to Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
    The Clearwater Community Sailing Center has become a training center for some of the country's top youth sailors. Among them is 17-year-old Jonathan Rudich, who is working for one of windsurfing's ultimate recognitions: an Olympic Gold medal.
  • Tampa man, previously exposed as fake veteran, arrested again

    Man, previously exposed as fake veteran, arrested again

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:53:42 GMT
    A FOX 13 investigation exposed Danny Russell Crane as a fraud who pretended to be a decorated war veteran. Now he's back in trouble again, charged with fraud and possession of a controlled substance.
    A FOX 13 investigation exposed Danny Russell Crane as a fraud who pretended to be a decorated war veteran. Now he's back in trouble again, charged with fraud and possession of a controlled substance.
  • Polk sheriff arrests shoplifters

    Polk sheriff arrests shoplifters

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:05:26 GMT
    Sure, Sheriff Grady Judd admits they nabbed a few small-timers: but he says the 41 people caught over two days at big box stores were crucial arrests.
    Sure, Sheriff Grady Judd admits they nabbed a few small-timers: but he says the 41 people caught over two days at big box stores were crucial arrests.
  • Smash-and-grab thieves who make a beeline to your bank

    Smash-and-grab thieves who make a beeline to your bank

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:54:56 GMT
    Hillsborough Sheriff's investigators have named a group of thieves the "Felony Lane Gang."
    Hillsborough Sheriff's investigators have named a group of thieves the "Felony Lane Gang." That's because they are stealing credit cards, heading to banks and using the drive-through lane furthest from surveillance cameras to raid their victims' accounts.
  • Pasco shelter 'bursting at the seams' with dogs

    Pasco shelter 'bursting at the seams' with dogs

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:47:54 GMT
    Pasco County Animal Services says its shelter is running out of room, and dozens of dogs are in desperate need of good homes.
    Pasco County Animal Services says its shelter is running out of room, and dozens of dogs are in desperate need of good homes.
  • Retiring MacDill K-9 honored for saving unit

    Retiring MacDill K-9 honored for saving unit

    Friday, April 11 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-04-11 18:19:30 GMT
    'Eddie' has had a remarkable military career. He's assigned to MacDill's 6th Security Forces Squadron and he's served for about five years.
    'Eddie' has had a remarkable military career. He's assigned to MacDill's 6th Security Forces Squadron and he's served for about five years.
  • Rowdies hope to ride soccer's wave of popularity

    Rowdies hope to ride soccer's wave of popularity

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-04-11 16:10:54 GMT
    Traditionally, soccer is a game that Americans liked to play, but not to watch. The Rowdies are one of many teams in the U.S. witnessing a change in American culture.
    Traditionally, soccer is a game that Americans liked to play, but not to watch. The Rowdies, opening at home this weekend, are one of many teams in the U.S. witnessing a change in American culture.
  • Five arrested in Sarasota sting targeting suspected 'Johns'

    Five arrested in Sarasota sting targeting suspected 'Johns'

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:53:44 GMT
    SPD's Street Crimes Unit, in conjunction with the Narcotics Unit, conducted a prostitution operation targeting individuals soliciting prostitutes, better known as "Johns."
    SPD's Street Crimes Unit, in conjunction with the Narcotics Unit, conducted a prostitution operation targeting individuals soliciting prostitutes, better known as "Johns."
  • These pipers really are red hot

    These pipers really are red hot

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:48:01 GMT
    As if the Tampa Bay Rowdies weren't enough of a draw, soccer fans will get a special treat this weekend. The internationally known band 'Red Hot Chilli Pipers' is performing after the game on Saturday.
    As if the Tampa Bay Rowdies weren't enough of a draw, soccer fans will get a special treat this weekend. The internationally known band 'Red Hot Chilli Pipers' is performing after the game on Saturday.
  • Strip mall fire

    Strip mall fire

    Strip mall fire

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-04-19 13:04:12 GMT
    They're cleaning up debris at a Tampa strip mall, after an early morning fire.It happened at the "C E Thrift Store" on Nebraska Avenue, just north of Fowler Avenue.Firefighters say the flames spread to three small buildings and a two story structure.It all started in the attic of the thrift shop and quickly spread.Firefighters say the flames are gone, and it's not clear what caused the fire, or the damage estimates.No one was hurt.Nebraska was closed for several hours, but it's back open now...
    They're cleaning up debris at a Tampa strip mall, after an early morning fire.It happened at the "C E Thrift Store" on Nebraska Avenue, just north of Fowler Avenue.Firefighters say the flames spread to three small buildings and a two story structure.It all started in the attic of the thrift shop and quickly spread.Firefighters say the flames are gone, and it's not clear what caused the fire, or the damage estimates.No one was hurt.Nebraska was closed for several hours, but it's back open now...


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