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  • Video shows crash that killed 4-year-old

    Video shows crash that killed 4-year-old

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

    Bucs camp ready to kick off

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

    Man run over by own street-sweeper

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:51 GMT
    Police say a street-sweeper operator was badly hurt after being run over by his own vehicle near Jefferson Circle SE and 4th Street N in St. Pete.
    Police say a street-sweeper operator was badly hurt after being run over by his own vehicle near Jefferson Circle SE and 4th Street N in St. Pete.
  • St. Pete gets glimpse at new police chief

    St. Pete gets glimpse at new police chief

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:16:44 GMT
    Mayor Rick Kriseman formally introduced Clearwater Police Chief Tony Holloway Tuesday after announcing him as the the City of St. Petersburg's newly appointed chief of police. 
    Mayor Rick Kriseman formally introduced Clearwater Police Chief Tony Holloway Tuesday after announcing him as the the City of St. Petersburg's newly appointed chief of police. 
  • Police now say boy did not fall from SUV before death

    Police now say boy did not fall from SUV before death

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:23:12 GMT
    Newly acquired surveillance video has convinced Tampa police detectives that a 4-year-old who died after he was run over by an SUV was actually the victim of a crash -- possibly a hit-and-run -- investigators said Tuesday morning.
    Newly acquired surveillance video has convinced Tampa police detectives that a 4-year-old who died after he was run over by an SUV was actually the victim of a crash -- possibly a hit-and-run -- investigators said Tuesday morning.
  • TD2 still not expected to strengthen

    TD2 still not expected to strengthen

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:15:03 GMT
    A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic and is expected to degenerate over the next few days.
    A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic and is expected to degenerate over the next few days.
  • Two dead after Hudson murder-suicide

    Two dead after Hudson murder-suicide

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

    Three common myths about ceiling fans

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

    Home condemned after sinkhole opens in Spring Hill

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

    Residents, city leaders share hopes for Channelside

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

    Tropical Depression 2 forms, but may not last long

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

    Police: Pair taped having sex on Bradenton Beach

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

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

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

    Investigation continues after dogs kill boy

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

    Vinik cleared to buy Channelside

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

    Cleanup begins after sinkhole opens in Spring Hill

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

    Few answers after boy dumped, left to die

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

    Miami mascot walks bride down the aisle

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

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

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

  • Neighbors say Spring Hill sinkhole is growing

    Neighbors say Spring Hill sinkhole is growing

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

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

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

    Snooty the manatee celebrates 66th birthday

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

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

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

  • Boy killed by family dogs

    Boy killed by family dogs

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

    St. Pete pilot killed in plane crash

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

    Teen hurt in skate park shooting

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

    St. Petersburg police chief search nears end

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

    Two men hit by drunk driver

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

    Murder at Tampa bar

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

    Community raises money for stabbed Valrico teen

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

    Crist and Taddeo stop in Tampa

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

    Snooty turns 66 on Monday

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

    Huge sinkhole opens up in Spring Hill

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

    Bicyclist killed in Tampa crash

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

    Standoff ends with one arrest

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

    Malaysia victim has ties to Tampa Bay

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

    Gun group help drive by victim get service dog

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

    Warrior Walk honors heroes today in Lakeland

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

    Hernando deputies take down 2 illegal grow houses

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

    Thieves attacked, robbed woman at bus stop, police say

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

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

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

    Diaco responds to questions about role at Expressway Authority

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

    Suspect sought in Pasco bank robbery

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

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

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

    Proposed law would allow polygraph tests for those working with children

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

    Police say this man used counterfeit $100 bills

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

    The ducking, dodging Florida governor

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

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

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

    Center helps kids explore a variety of sports

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

    Personalized cancer drugs: The future of treatment?

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

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

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

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

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

    Cleaning crew: We thought dead body was a mannequin

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

    11-year-old boy being called a hero

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:41:18 GMT
    An 11-year-old boy is being hailed a hero for saving a little boy's life.The boys were swimming in the pool at the Holiday Inn on Indian Rocks Beach. Riley Cooper, 11, noticed a toddler was unresponsive in the water and he pulled him out. Adults gave the 3-year-old boy CPR and called 911.He's been taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.
    An 11-year-old boy is being hailed a hero for saving a little boy's life.The boys were swimming in the pool at the Holiday Inn on Indian Rocks Beach. Riley Cooper, 11, noticed a toddler was unresponsive in the water and he pulled him out. Adults gave the 3-year-old boy CPR and called 911.He's been taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.
  • Russia could face wrath in wake of MH-17 crash

    Russia could face wrath in wake of MH-17 crash

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:26:09 GMT
    Russia could face consequences, depending on how the sophisticated weapons wound up in the hands of a group bent on retaking Eastern Ukraine.
    Russia could face consequences, depending on how the sophisticated weapons wound up in the hands of a group bent on retaking Eastern Ukraine.
  • Diaco won't be reappointed to Expressway board

    Diaco won't be reappointed to Expressway board

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:05:57 GMT

    A special prosecutor appointed by Governor Scott determined Diaco and two other attorneys were part of a scheme to get rival attorney Phil Campbell arrested for DUI. But despite his troubles, Diaco is still the Chairman for the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority, appointed by Governor Scott -- twice.

    A special prosecutor appointed by Governor Scott determined Diaco and two other attorneys were part of a scheme to get rival attorney Phil Campbell arrested for DUI. But despite his troubles, Diaco is still the Chairman for the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority, appointed by Governor Scott -- twice.


  • Sandwich makers want bigger bite of market

    Sandwich makers want bigger bite of market

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:49:00 GMT
    "The old days of just putting some meat and lettuce and tomato between two slices of bread, those days are gone," says Steve Heeley, CEO of Earl of Sandwich. The chain, now in St. Pete, has big plans.
    "The old days of just putting some meat and lettuce and tomato between two slices of bread, those days are gone," says Steve Heeley, CEO of Earl of Sandwich. The chain, now in St. Pete, has big plans.
  • Citizens call for 'participatory budgeting' in St. Pete

    Citizens call for 'participatory budgeting' in St. Pete

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:40:41 GMT
    "Participatory budget process.” That long phrase may become commonplace in St. Petersburg if the plans of a grassroots organization clear several hurdles, starting with successfully petitioning for a referendum to change the city's charter.
    "Participatory budget process.” That long phrase may become commonplace in St. Petersburg if the plans of a grassroots organization clear several hurdles, starting with successfully petitioning for a referendum to change the city's charter.
  • City approves $7 million contract for new skate park

    City approves $7 million contract for new skate park

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:32:37 GMT

    Plans for the new park show a statue of Perry Harvey Sr., an interactive water fountain, and an open lawn with an area to host performances. The current "Bro Bowl" will be demolished, and a replica will be built on the north end of the park, with some modern upgrades.


    Plans for the new park show a statue of Perry Harvey Sr., an interactive water fountain, and an open lawn with an area to host performances. The current "Bro Bowl" will be demolished, and a replica will be built on the north end of the park, with some modern upgrades.



  • Teen beaten in Israel getting medical evaluations

    Teen beaten in Israel getting medical evaluations

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:01:39 GMT
    Tariq Abu Khdeir spent his first hours in Tampa in the emergency room, getting the injuries he suffered in Israel examined by doctors here at home, the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Thursday.
    Tariq Abu Khdeir spent his first hours in Tampa in the emergency room, getting the injuries he suffered in Israel examined by doctors here at home, the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Thursday.
  • Police searching for mom, 2 kids

    Police searching for mom, 2 kids

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:34:19 GMT
    Police in Lakeland are searching for two adults and two children, and they fear the kids may be in harm's way.
    Police in Lakeland are searching for two adults and two children, and they fear the kids may be in harm's way.
  • Bradenton teen, Mom recovering from toxic fish poisoning

    Bradenton teen, Mom recovering from toxic fish poisoning

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:07:15 GMT
    A trip to the Bahamas turned into a nightmare for a Bradenton family when they contracted Ciguatera poisoning.
    A trip to the Bahamas turned into a nightmare for a Bradenton family when they contracted Ciguatera poisoning.
  • First Chikungunya cases acquired in the U.S. reported in Florida

    First Chikungunya cases acquired in the U.S. reported in Florida

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:01:37 GMT
    Health officials say the first Chikungunya case acquired in the United States has been reported in Florida, but did not say where. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the case was reported Thursday in Florida in a man who had not recently traveled outside the United States.
    Health officials say the first Chikungunya case acquired in the United States has been reported in Florida, but did not say where. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the case was reported Thursday in Florida in a man who had not recently traveled outside the United States.
  • Body found in Hernando dump

    Body found in Hernando dump

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:24:51 GMT
    It was just before noon today when workers at the West Hernando Transfer Station on Osowaw Boulevard spotted human remains in one of the bins. Deputies say a second crime scene is at a home on Treehaven Drive in Spring Hill.
    It was just before noon today when workers at the West Hernando Transfer Station on Osowaw Boulevard spotted human remains in one of the bins. Deputies say a second crime scene is at a home on Treehaven Drive in Spring Hill.
  • Police: thieves tricked their way into resident's home

    Police: thieves tricked their way into resident's home

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:46:20 GMT

    Investigators say a woman carrying a child knocked on the man’s door, and appeared to be frightened. They say when he opened the door, two men pushed their way in, slammed him to the floor and starting ransacking his house.

    Investigators say a woman carrying a child knocked on the man’s door, and appeared to be frightened. They say when he opened the door, two men pushed their way in, slammed him to the floor and starting ransacking his house.


  • Limited ruling overturns same-sex marriage ban

    Limited ruling overturns same-sex marriage ban

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:30:15 GMT
    A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay couples said it effectively made them second-class citizens.
    A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay couples said it effectively made them second-class citizens.
  • PHOTOS: SeaWorld friends visit Good Day

    PHOTOS: SeaWorld friends visit Good Day

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:21:33 GMT
    The Good Day Tampa Bay crew got a special visit from some unusual critters on Thursday. SeaWorld Orlando brought in some Magellanic penguins, a tamandua (better known as an anteater), and an eastern screech owl.
    The Good Day Tampa Bay crew got a special visit from some unusual critters on Thursday. SeaWorld Orlando brought in some Magellanic penguins, a tamandua (better known as an anteater), and an eastern screech owl.
  • Man dead after shooting inside Gibsonton RV

    Man dead after shooting inside Gibsonton RV

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:55:04 GMT
    A homicide investigation is underway Thursday morning after a deadly shooting in Gibsonton.
    A homicide investigation is underway Thursday morning after a deadly shooting in Gibsonton.
  • Hearing will determine when illegal districts will be redrawn

    Hearing will determine when illegal districts will be redrawn

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:54:58 GMT
    A week after a circuit judge ruled two of Florida's congressional districts had been illegally drawn, he's scheduled a hearing to determine when those districts will be changed.
    A week after a circuit judge ruled two of Florida's congressional districts had been illegally drawn, he's scheduled a hearing to determine when those districts will be changed.
  • Crist taps party vice-chair Taddeo as running mate

    Crist taps party vice-chair Taddeo as running mate

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:51:42 GMT
    Charlie Crist has selected Annette Taddeo as his running mate in his campaign for governor. Taddeo is a Democratic activist from South Florida and founder and CEO of language translation company called LanguageSpeak.
    Charlie Crist has selected Annette Taddeo as his running mate in his campaign for governor. Taddeo is a Democratic activist from South Florida and founder and CEO of language translation company called LanguageSpeak.
  • VIDEO: Fla. family witnesses stingray giving birth

    VIDEO: Fla. family witnesses stingray giving birth

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:00:21 GMT
    A Port Charlotte area teenager captured incredible video of a stingray giving birth.
    A Port Charlotte area teenager captured incredible video of a stingray giving birth.
  • Tampa teen, beaten and jailed in Israel, returns home

    Tampa teen, beaten and jailed in Israel, returns home

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:55:07 GMT
    A 15-year-old teenager from Tampa who garnered international attention after his beating by Israeli police officers was caught on video returned to Tampa Wednesday night. Family and friends of Tariq Khdeir cheered and hugged the teen as he made his way through a crowd of media just after getting off the plane.
    A 15-year-old teenager from Tampa who garnered international attention after his beating by Israeli police officers was caught on video returned to Tampa Wednesday night. Family and friends of Tariq Khdeir cheered and hugged the teen as he made his way through a crowd of media just after getting off the plane.
  • St. Petersburg company wants to customize your deliveries

    St. Petersburg company wants to customize your deliveries

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:27:46 GMT
    Same-day delivery sounds convenient, but a company in Pinellas County wants to take it even further than that. Jagged Peak is working on the framework to allow consumers to schedule their deliveries, right down to the specific time of day.
    Same-day delivery sounds convenient, but a company in Pinellas County wants to take it even further than that. Jagged Peak is working on the framework to allow consumers to schedule their deliveries, right down to the specific time of day.
  • Twins arrested for stabbing 62-year-old on HART bus

    Twins arrested for stabbing 62-year-old on HART bus

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:36 AM EDT2014-07-17 09:36:37 GMT
    Bus surveillance video captured a 62-year-old man fighting off twin brothers after, police say, they stabbed him.Henry Richardson, 62, needed dozens of stitches to sew up his neck and stomach.Monday evening he boarded a HART Bus heading home.As the bus was set to pull off, investigators say, Jorge and Alexander Alvarez boarded the bus, didn't pay the fare, and continued to stall while they were looking for money.Richardson was seated at the time and was complaining about being late for work.I...
    Bus surveillance video captured a 62-year-old man fighting off twin brothers after, police say, they stabbed him.Henry Richardson, 62, needed dozens of stitches to sew up his neck and stomach.Monday evening he boarded a HART Bus heading home.As the bus was set to pull off, investigators say, Jorge and Alexander Alvarez boarded the bus, didn't pay the fare, and continued to stall while they were looking for money.Richardson was seated at the time and was complaining about being late for work.I...
  • Expert weighs in on customer service nightmares

    Expert weighs in on customer service nightmares

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-07-17 09:21:39 GMT
    We've all been there, at the other end of a mind-numbing customer service call, like the recently recorded Comcast call.Just about everyone has an unhappy tale to tell."I was on hold for an hour and when I finally got someone, I was disconnected," said Ramona Sandner.Even our consumer expert Chris Chmura isn't immune."Not proud to admit, I recently lost it with a travel company," he said.He and most others agree customer service has largely gone by the wayside recently, especially as larger c...
    We've all been there, at the other end of a mind-numbing customer service call, like the recently recorded Comcast call.Just about everyone has an unhappy tale to tell."I was on hold for an hour and when I finally got someone, I was disconnected," said Ramona Sandner.Even our consumer expert Chris Chmura isn't immune."Not proud to admit, I recently lost it with a travel company," he said.He and most others agree customer service has largely gone by the wayside recently, especially as larger c...
  • Timing of Pier and downtown master plans called into question

    Timing of Pier and downtown master plans called into question

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-07-17 00:14:26 GMT
    The St. Petersburg Pier working group's final report will be finished, just as public input begins on a downtown waterfront master plan. Some are worried the two plans could conflict, especially when it comes to land leading to the Pier.
    The St. Petersburg Pier working group's final report will be finished, just as public input begins on a downtown waterfront master plan. Some are worried the two plans could conflict, especially when it comes to land leading to the Pier.
  • Family, friends eager for teen's return from Israel

    Family, friends eager for teen's return from Israel

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:52:09 GMT
    The two words Suhad Abu Khdeir wants to say to her nephew -- "welcome home" -- are plastered over their living room.
    The two words Suhad Abu Khdeir wants to say to her nephew -- "welcome home" -- are plastered over their living room.
  • Attorney: Reeves will testify at theater-shooting trial

    Attorney: Reeves will testify at theater-shooting trial

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:43:42 GMT
    Who will be the star witness in the Curtis Reeves murder trial? FOX 13 has learned it will be Reeves himself. "When he takes the stand in this case, that the general public can understand what a wonderful person he is," said Reeves' attorney, Richard Escobar.
    Who will be the star witness in the Curtis Reeves murder trial? FOX 13 has learned it will be Reeves himself. "When he takes the stand in this case, that the general public can understand what a wonderful person he is," said Reeves' attorney, Richard Escobar.
  • Hillsborough Commission moves forward on human rights ordinance

    Hillsborough Commission moves forward on human rights ordinance

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:03:03 GMT

    Hillsborough County Commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with an amendment protecting gay and lesbian residents from discrimination. The push was led by Kevin Beckner, the county's first openly gay commissioner.

    Hillsborough County Commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with an amendment protecting gay and lesbian residents from discrimination. The push was led by Kevin Beckner, the county's first openly gay commissioner. The amendment will be drafted by the county attorney, and then reviewed by the county's Human Relations Advisory Board before it comes to a vote.

  • Haunting look at Nazi sub that sank in Gulf of Mexico

    Haunting look at Nazi sub that sank in Gulf of Mexico

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:03:57 GMT
    Most Americans are not aware of how close Nazi U-boats came to our coast. But an underwater excursion in the Gulf of Mexico has succeeded in uncovering some long-forgotten ghosts of World War II.
    Most Americans are not aware of how close Nazi U-boats came to our coast. But an underwater excursion in the Gulf of Mexico has succeeded in uncovering some long-forgotten ghosts of World War II.
  • Summer temps put pets at risk for heat stroke

    Summer temps put pets at risk for heat stroke

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:55:26 GMT
    Bay area veterinarians are warning -- as temperatures soar, so do the risks of your pet getting heat stroke.
    Bay area veterinarians are warning -- as temperatures soar, so do the risks of your pet getting heat stroke.
  • Warrior Walk in Lakeland set for Saturday

    Warrior Walk in Lakeland set for Saturday

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:39:35 GMT
    Almost 400 crosses were just erected on the front lawn of First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland. Each one represents a fallen hero, someone who has lost his or her life in Iraq or Afghanistan.The crosses will be the focal point of "Warrior Walk" this weekend.
    Almost 400 crosses were just erected on the front lawn of First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland. Each one represents a fallen hero, someone who has lost his or her life in Iraq or Afghanistan.The crosses will be the focal point of "Warrior Walk" this weekend.
  • Where is the 'Balloon Boy' and his family now?

    Where is the 'Balloon Boy' and his family now?

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:17:40 GMT
    They claim to be the world's youngest heavy metal band. But their 11-year-old lead singer, Falcon Heene, has already been as famous as a rock star. Back in 2009, he was known to some as “Balloon Boy.”
    They claim to be the world's youngest heavy metal band. But their 11-year-old lead singer, Falcon Heene, has already been as famous as a rock star. Back in 2009, he was known to some as “Balloon Boy.”
  • Video shows small tortoise being set on fire

    Video shows small tortoise being set on fire

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:46:02 GMT
    State wildlife officials are investigating a video that appears to show someone dousing a small tortoise with rubbing alcohol and setting it on fire. According to the MyFWC Facebook page, the video began circulating on Facebook last night, and they are asking for tips to find out who did it.
    State wildlife officials are investigating a video that appears to show someone dousing a small tortoise with rubbing alcohol and setting it on fire. According to the MyFWC Facebook page, the video began circulating on Facebook last night, and they are asking for tips to find out who did it.
  • One epic photo: The moment I-75 parted a sea of rain

    One epic photo: The moment I-75 parted a sea of rain

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:06:53 GMT
    Either Mother Nature was having one of her nice moments, or something else was at play.
    Either Mother Nature was having one of her nice moments, or something else was at play.
  • Two dogs lost in Holiday house fire

    Two dogs lost in Holiday house fire

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:16:10 GMT
    Firefighters arrived to a burning home just minutes after hearing it caught fire, but that was still too late for two dogs trapped inside. 
    Firefighters arrived to a burning home just minutes after hearing it caught fire, but that was still too late for two dogs trapped inside. 
  • Lightning may have sparked Tampa apartment fire

    Lightning may have sparked Tampa apartment fire

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-16 17:38:16 GMT
    A lightning strike during the midday storms may be what sparked a fire at the University Club Apartments on Wednesday. 
    A lightning strike during the midday storms may be what sparked a fire at the University Club Apartments on Wednesday. 
  • Police: Teens tried to burglarize undercover detective's vehicle

    Police: Teens tried to burglarize undercover detective's vehicle

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:11:53 GMT
    Talk about being at the right place at the right time. An undercover police detective in St. Petersburg apparently caught three teenage burglars after they tried to break into his car.
    Talk about being at the right place at the right time. An undercover police detective in St. Petersburg apparently caught three teenage burglars after they tried to break into his car.
  • Investigation continues after Largo hazmat scare

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:16 AM EDT2014-07-16 09:16:20 GMT
    An office building in Largo has been evacuated after some kind of irritant started making people sick. The evacuation is underway at the Mary Grizzle building on Ulmerton Road.
    An office building in Largo has been evacuated after some kind of irritant started making people sick. The evacuation is underway at the Mary Grizzle building on Ulmerton Road.
  • Dog owners plan to sue for negligence after pugs' deaths

    Dog owners plan to sue for negligence after pugs' deaths

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-07-16 02:01:30 GMT
    Joey and Chloe the pugs were inseparable. They made the Porras family complete, until a few weeks ago when heartache came in the form of a phone call.
    Joey and Chloe the pugs were inseparable. They made the Porras family complete, until a few weeks ago when heartache came in the form of a phone call.
  • Attorneys irritated by rule-breaking potential jurors

    Attorneys irritated by rule-breaking potential jurors

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:49:07 GMT
    Fourteen potential jurors faced the judge, for breaking his rule to avoid all news coverage of this case.
    Fourteen potential jurors faced the judge, for breaking his rule to avoid all news coverage of this case.
  • Investigation reveals theme park workers arrested on sex charges

    Investigation reveals theme park workers arrested on sex charges

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:38:32 GMT
    Dozens of employees at some of Florida's biggest theme parks have been accused of committing sex crimes involving children, a national report released this week revealed.
    Dozens of employees at some of Florida's biggest theme parks have been accused of committing sex crimes involving children, a national report released this week revealed.
  • Fewer kids playing baseball, numbers show

    Fewer kids playing baseball, numbers show

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:27:25 GMT
    Are line drives for losers? Is baseball boring? The Sports and Fitness Industry Association says that participation in many sports is falling, but their numbers show that participation in baseball is falling at twice the rate of basketball and soccer.
    Are line drives for losers? Is baseball boring? The Sports and Fitness Industry Association says that participation in many sports is falling, but their numbers show that participation in baseball is falling at twice the rate of basketball and soccer.
  • Governor Scott dodges questions on minimum wage

    Governor Scott dodges questions on minimum wage

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:01:25 GMT
    We pointed out that Crist is running on a higher minimum wage, and asked Scott for his stance on it. Gov. Scott refused to take a position on it, but did answer a question about not answering questions.
    We pointed out that Crist is running on a higher minimum wage, and asked Scott for his stance on it. Gov. Scott refused to take a position on it, but did answer a question about not answering questions.
  • Mom accused of leaving baby in car to shop bonds out

    Mom accused of leaving baby in car to shop bonds out

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:35:08 GMT
    A Pinellas County mother has been released from jail on a $2,000 bond after police say she left her 19-month-old daughter in the car while she went shopping.
    A Pinellas County mother has been released from jail on a $2,000 bond after police say she left her 19-month-old daughter in the car while she went shopping.
  • Kids left in cars: It's still happening

    Kids left in cars: It's still happening

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:30:50 GMT
    A Pinellas Park baby was left strapped in her car seat, alone, in the heat of the summer. This time, police say it was no accident, prompting a local radio team to wonder how they can reach more parents about the dangers.
    A Pinellas Park baby was left strapped in her car seat, alone, in the heat of the summer. This time, police say it was no accident, prompting a local radio team to wonder how they can reach more parents about the dangers.
  • Three charged in illegal freshwater turtle harvests

    Three charged in illegal freshwater turtle harvests

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:25:41 GMT
    State wildlife officials have charged three men in Polk County with illegally harvesting, selling and buying 2,100 pounds of freshwater turtles.
    State wildlife officials have charged three men in Polk County with illegally harvesting, selling and buying 2,100 pounds of freshwater turtles.
  • From 'Hooters girl' to mom of 6

    From 'Hooters girl' to mom of 6

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:05:26 GMT
    She wore a T-shirt, a bright smile, and a ton of hair spray. Back in the 1980s, Lynne Austin was the very first 'Hooters girl.' Now, she's a mother of six, and she's still speaking her mind.
    She wore a T-shirt, a bright smile, and a ton of hair spray. Back in the 1980s, Lynne Austin was the very first 'Hooters girl.' Now, she's a mother of six, and she's still speaking her mind.
  • Rash of burglaries lead police to trio of teens

    Rash of burglaries lead police to trio of teens

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:45:36 GMT
    Too many burglaries too close together led St. Petersburg police to a trio of teenaged burglars.
    Too many burglaries too close together led St. Petersburg police to a trio of teenaged burglars.
  • Davin Joseph looks back, stands behind former coach Greg Schiano

    Davin Joseph looks back, stands behind former coach Greg Schiano

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:28:16 GMT
    After eight seasons, former first round pick Davin Joseph is getting ready to head north to play with the St. Louis Rams. He leaves with many insights on what went wrong for the team last season, and says it was not all former coach Greg Schiano's fault.
    After eight seasons, former first round pick Davin Joseph is getting ready to head north to play with the St. Louis Rams. He leaves with many insights on what went wrong for the team last season, and says it was not all former coach Greg Schiano's fault.
  • Firefighters rescue family dog from burning home

    Firefighters rescue family dog from burning home

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:51:38 GMT
    All six people who lived inside the blazing home made it out safely, but their dog remained inside. Firefighters then rescued the dog, seeing to it that the whole family would be okay.
    All six people who lived inside the blazing home made it out safely, but their dog remained inside. Firefighters then rescued the dog, seeing to it that the whole family would be okay.
  • Polk judge investigated over relationship with bailiff

    Polk judge investigated over relationship with bailiff

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:38:35 GMT
    The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission on Monday filed notice of formal charges with the state Supreme Court against Judge Susan Flood, asking her to respond to allegations about her relationship with former bailiff James Maxcy.
    The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission on Monday filed notice of formal charges with the state Supreme Court against Judge Susan Flood, asking her to respond to allegations about her relationship with former bailiff James Maxcy.
  • Legislature will not challenge redistricting ruling

    Legislature will not challenge redistricting ruling

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:21:45 GMT
    The Florida Legislature will not challenge the ruling that state lawmakers violated the law in drawing two U.S. House districts. Leadership has agreed to redraw the districts, but they do not want to do that until after this year's election.
    The Florida Legislature will not challenge the ruling that state lawmakers violated the law in drawing two U.S. House districts. Leadership has agreed to redraw the districts, but they do not want to do that until after this year's election.
  • Winter Haven PD search for attempted murder suspect

    Winter Haven PD search for attempted murder suspect

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-07-15 13:54:18 GMT
    He’s wanted on three counts of attempted first degree murder, and police say they need the public’s help in tracking him down.
    He’s wanted on three counts of attempted first degree murder, and police say they need the public’s help in tracking him down.
  • Tampa pipe replacements to curb water main messes

    Tampa pipe replacements to curb water main messes

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:11 AM EDT2014-07-15 09:11:03 GMT
    Tampa's Water Department has begun an underground pipe-replacement project to avoid messy breaks and expensive repairs. The digging downtown will make it's way south in the next few years. 
    Tampa's Water Department has begun an underground pipe-replacement project to avoid messy breaks and expensive repairs. The digging downtown will make it's way south in the next few years. 
  • Motorcyclist's widow hopes hit-and-run driver comes forward

    Motorcyclist's widow hopes hit-and-run driver comes forward

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-15 02:47:36 GMT
    Bill Wren, 71, was hit on his motorcycle Saturday around 10 a.m. The medical examiner assured his wife Cherie that Bill never knew what hit him. Now, she says she isn't angry -- just disappointed that the driver left and didn't call for help.
    Bill Wren, 71, was hit on his motorcycle Saturday around 10 a.m. The medical examiner assured his wife Cherie that Bill never knew what hit him. Now, she says she isn't angry -- just disappointed that the driver left and didn't call for help.
  • With soaring views, drone video of Tampa goes viral

    With soaring views, drone video of Tampa goes viral

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-07-15 02:35:44 GMT
    It's a view of Tampa like you've never seen before, a dazzling look at some the city's most beautiful sights.
    It's a view of Tampa like you've never seen before, a dazzling look at some the city's most beautiful sights.
  • Hurricane Hunters' new tool: Drones

    Hurricane Hunters' new tool: Drones

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-15 01:48:05 GMT
    These seven-pound drones will be dropped from a NOAA research aircraft, where they will then spread their wings to fly lengthy and dangerous low-altitude missions with key weather instruments on board.
    These seven-pound drones will be dropped from a NOAA research aircraft, where they will then spread their wings to fly lengthy and dangerous low-altitude missions with key weather instruments on board.
  • St. Pete City Council to reconsider small animal ordinance

    St. Pete City Council to reconsider small animal ordinance

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-07-15 01:46:19 GMT
    The ordinance changes were prompted by the presence of Gabby the Goat and Shelby the Sheep, miniatures who arrived about a year ago. Their owners received a notice of codes violation, and addressed the city council.
    The ordinance changes were prompted by the presence of Gabby the Goat and Shelby the Sheep, miniatures who arrived about a year ago. Their owners received a notice of codes violation, and addressed the city council.
  • Nuisance vultures driving Lake Alfred residents nuts

    Nuisance vultures driving Lake Alfred residents nuts

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-15 01:37:50 GMT
    You would think they would have gotten the message by now, but they haven't. Vultures in Lake Alfred have had loud noises blasted at them, lights shined in their eyes and have even been zapped with mild electric shocks -- but they're not going anywhere.
    You would think they would have gotten the message by now, but they haven't. Vultures in Lake Alfred have had loud noises blasted at them, lights shined in their eyes and have even been zapped with mild electric shocks -- but they're not going anywhere.
  • Tampa teen beaten in Israel set to return home this week

    Tampa teen beaten in Israel set to return home this week

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-07-15 00:54:04 GMT
    The teenager from Tampa who was brutally beaten by Israeli police has a flight home booked later this week, which will mark the end of his nine-day house arrest, his family said Monday.Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, has been on house arrest since he was handcuffed and beaten by officers a little more than a week ago.
    The teenager from Tampa who was brutally beaten by Israeli police has a flight home booked later this week, which will mark the end of his nine-day house arrest, his family said Monday.Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, has been on house arrest since he was handcuffed and beaten by officers a little more than a week ago.


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