Tampa Police say a family of four was hospitalized Monday night after eating meat contaminated with the drug LSD. More>>
An Army captain at the center of a sexual assault case that has scandalized the U.S. military testified Friday that a general twice forced her to perform oral sex on him during their three-year, illicit affair. More>>
A Winter Haven woman has won $500,000 Mega Money jackpot, the Florida Lottery says Friday. More>>
Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn't faze U.S. employers, who added 175,000 jobs, far more than the two previous months. More>>
An al-Qaida-breakaway group said Friday that it faces a war with rival Islamic factions who want to destroy it, describing Syria's al-Qaida-linked branch as the "front of betrayal and treason" in a message that could... More>>
Jason Smith is already set to spend the rest of his life behind bars after a murder conviction. More>>
The owner of a St. Petersburg pet rescue wants a man who stole a 10-week-old chihuahua to bring the dog back, before it becomes dangerously ill. More>>
Pet therapists are on duty at the Clearwater Police Department. The four dogs will lend a paw in helping with criminal investigations, but rather than being four-legged detectives and sniffing out crime, they will be providing comfort to victims or family members of victims to the crimes.
This week, Polk County Sheriff's deputies went undercover to find unlicensed contractors performing work in the county. More>>
The SPCA Suncoast in New Port Richey is desperately seeking donations.
Manatee County Schools Superintendent Rick Mills is asking the Florida Inspector General’s office to conduct an investigation into the school district’s finances from 2010 to 2012. More>>
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says two people are in custody after a pursuit of a stolen vehicle.
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about restaurants with the most violations during inspections that were conducted at Tampa Bay restaurants Feb. 24-28, 2014. More>>
Allowing staff at a juvenile justice facility where a riot broke out last year to carry things like pepper spray is among the changes that should be made at the Avon Park site, a Tampa Bay area sheriff says.The riot at Avon Park Youth Academy last summer involved dozens of teenagers and started with a fight over a basketball game and a wager over cups of noodle soup More>>
A Tampa man was sentenced to 13 years in prison today for a hit and run accident that killed a respected veterinarian. More>>
K-9 teams with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Bartow Police teamed up Friday to capture a registered sex offender who had removed his ankle bracelet. More>>
A 6-foot-long boa constrictor is recovering from surgery to remove a towel the pet snake swallowed. More>>
Even though she knew it was fake, Debi Haney still felt uneasy when she opened an email telling her she was being evicted."If you're vulnerable, if you're not quite computer savvy, you might open some of these things, and you're wiped out. More>>
Clearwater Police say a man who reported that he was stabbed during a burglary actually stabbed himself and made up the story about the burglary in order to get attention. More>>
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help name its newest Mounted Patrol horse. More>>
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Deputies say David Kenneth Nielsen admitted to downloading images of child porn.
Tampa Bay law enforcement agencies are increasing their presence at local beaches and popular entertainment establishments as the 2014 Spring break begins. More>>
Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Friday revealed details of a study for its proposed downtown facility that shows the project is feasible and recommends increasing the price of admission. More>>
The 2014 Gasparilla Music Festival kicks off this weekend in Curtis Hixon Park and Kiley Gardens Park in Tampa.
Detectives arrest three people suspected in defrauding a Clearwater car dealership out of $400,000, according to Clearwater Police report.
Who needs Pamplona, Spain when you could just risk life and limb in Pasco County? About 2,000 willing participants have already signed up to run with the bulls in Dade City. More>>
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Investigators say DNA evidence led them to a man accused of stabbing another man to death and then stealing his wallet and cell phone. More>>
A man walked into a pet store in St. Petersburg last week and walked out with an expensive Chihuahua in his backpack without paying, police said. More>>
U.S. 92 or E. Hillsborough Avenue was closed Friday morning at Pine Street after a multi-vehicle crash, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. More>>
Arson investigative crews with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office are working to determine what had caused two mobile homes in different parts of a mobile park in Palm Harbor catch on fire Friday. Palm Harbor Fire Rescue crews put out both fires early Friday morning. More>>
An Afghan provincial official says a motorcycle bomb was remotely detonated in a crowded market in the country's south, killing five people and wounding eight. More>>
An NCAA panel has approved a change to the targeting foul that would wipe out the 15-yard penalty when video review overturns the ejection of a player. More>>
Tampa Fire Rescue officials say two people were hurt in a two-car crash on Interstate 4 Thursday night. More>>
The Clearwater couple are very well aware tensions are high and people are nervous, but they say most of the population still go about their daily duties More>>
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery where the suspect used a stun gun on the victim. More>>
The Tampa Bay Lightning have named Steven Stamkos the tenth captain in franchise history.
Spring break is right around the corner, and TripAdvisor has named the 10 most popular vacation rental destinations in the U.S. this year. And you guessed it, nine out of the ten are right here in Florida.
Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads detectives to 27-year-old Laura Marie Nimbach. Nimbach has been missing from St. Petersburg since February 17, 2009. More>>
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews evacuated two mobile homes after a 6-foot by 9-foot hole opened up between the homes. More>>
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says a misunderstanding caused them to label a federal agent as an impersonator. More>>
Polk County Sheriff's deputies are at the scene of a three-vehicle traffic crash in the northbound lanes of US 98 North between Old Soldier Road and Keen Road in north Lakeland at this time. There is one confirmed fatality. More>>
Pasco County man donates high performance Corvette that ends up being swallowed by a sinkhole at the Corvette museum in Kentucky. More>>
Deputies are looking to find a Pasco mother and her son to check on their well-being. More>>
Jennifer Montecalvo lives in a construction zone at the Willowbrook condos in Bradenton. Plastic covers her walls and windows. She feels she has little privacy and says the noise makes it impossible to concentrate inside her home. But it's the dust she's breathing in daily that really worries her. More>>
For those who take advantage of the federal Women, Infants and Children program, a trip to the grocery store can be mind-boggling. But changes are underway to simplify the process.In Polk and Hardee Counties, more than 23,000 people participate in WIC.
A 54-year-old Polk County woman is accused of soliciting an undercover detective during a massage. More>>
The tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service Tuesday in Pinellas County had some students in duck-and-cover mode and PSTA staffers seeking shelter.
A judge signed an order today giving ownership of the animals to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Officials say it does not appear that the pedestrian was using a crosswalk when hit. More>>
All lanes have re-opened on I-275 in Tampa after three vehicles were involved in accidents near the Ashley Drive exit. More>>
By a vote of 6-2, the St. Petersburg City Council decided to end its use of red light cameras.The commissioners voted to end its contract after the city breaks even on the cost of the operation, or by Sept 30th, whichever comes first. More>>
A man who was trapped under a dump truck at the Pinellas County Waste-to-Energy incinerator has died. More>>
A case of mistaken identity led to a USF student becoming the target of cyber bullies. More>>
A Pinellas Trail robbery suspect has been arrested by agents with the U.S. Marshals Service. Germaine Small was arrested Thursday morning in Georgia. Small was wanted for armed robbery in connection to a February 1st incident on the Pinellas Trail. More>>
It's been 90 days since the Selmon connector opened. The connector links the toll road to Interstate 4 and provides a direct link for truck traffic into the Port of Tampa. The opening of the new roadway is having a real impact in Ybor City. More>>
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a missing juvenile believed to have been abducted by his mother. Officials are trying to locate 11-year-old Domenico Pandolfo of 14211 Shadow Moss Lane #201 in Tampa, believed to have been taken by his mother 42-year-old Merrilee MacArthur.The juvenile's parents were in the process of getting a divorce and Domenico's father had received full custody in the court. On November 14, 2013, Merrilee MacArthur went to P... More>>
Some Tampa Bay attractions and events will be closed Thursday, March 6 in anticipation of storms that will be moving through the area today. More>>
A Sarasota County Sheriff's deputy is recovering after he was struck by a driver on Siesta Key early Thursday morning.
The American CEO of a virtual currency exchange was found dead near her home in Singapore. More>>
Sarasota Police are launching a new program aimed at trying to curb prostitution in the city, police officials announced Thursday. More>>
Staples will close up to 225 stores in North America by the end of next year as it seeks to trim about $500 million in costs annually by 2015. More>>
Thursday's rain will wash away some of the Bay area's pollen problems, but the season for sneezing is far from over. More>>
Since St. Petersburg installed red light cameras in 2011, drivers have been fighting the $158 fine. Thursday morning the City Council will vote on whether to break the contract with American Traffic Solutions. More>>
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A brother and a sister are at a hospital recovering from stabbing wounds Thursday morning after an attack by two assailants in Seminole, according to Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. More>>
Lawmakers in the embattled Crimean region of Ukraine have decided to hold a referendum March 16 on whether Crimea should become part of Russia. More>>
Clearwater police are actively searching for two suspects accused of breaking into a home and stabbing the resident. More>>
Water levels in the Great Lakes are expected to continue a steady recovery this year, courtesy of widespread ice cover that is slowing evaporation and snowfall that has approached record amounts in some cities, federal... More>>
Thousands of Venezuelans mourned the passing of President Hugo Chavez on the first anniversary of his death Wednesday, while National Guard troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government activists who pressed... More>>
A crash on Cypress Gardens Boulevard involving a minivan and two motorcycles left one man dead and two hurt. More>>
A St. Petersburg state senator is co-sponsoring a bill to bump the limit on certain highways up to 75 miles per hour. More>>
The woman who lost an eye in a deer attack says it was her fault. More>>
The school board officials say that Bradenton Police are investigating an incident at Sugg Middle School in Manatee County. More>>
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has located a missing elderly man
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has located a missing elderly man
The United States and Western diplomats failed to bring Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers together Wednesday for face-to-face talks on the confrontation in Crimea, even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced... More>>
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport is hosting the Florida Jets 2014 show. More>>
The International Indian Film Academy announced Wednesday that actor Kevin Spacey will lead an acting workshop in Tampa. More>>
Florida's first "courthouse dog" made his debut Wednesday in Tampa. More>>
Tampa Bay high school students hope to be cooking up some scholarship-winning gourmet meals at the ProStart Culinary Team Competitions in Orlando. More>>
Convicted Safety Harbor ballroom dance studio swindler Michael Pasquarelli died in a Florida prison medical ward Sunday at the age of 58. More>>
Fantasy of Flight founder Kermit Weeks is a dreamer. But he's not the only one. More>>
They call it the heart of Legoland. And come Thursday, visitors will see for themselves that the theme park place is alive and well. More>>
Tampa Bay Lightning hockey fans are stunned: Martin St. Louis is now a New York Ranger.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed open to the possibility of making it harder for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud - but maybe not as hard as companies that have to defend such... More>>
It's the time of year for some Spring cleaning. But don't just clean your house. Experts also recommend you clean up your financial records. Marielis Rivera of Tampa launched her own law practice this year. More>>
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office says a total of 23 accidents were caused Tuesday morning during a pursuit of a stolen vehicle. More>>
A anonymous tip led to the arrest of a Middleton High student, who police say had a gun while on the school's campus Wednesday. More>>
Alex Sink is hoping to get a boost from former President Bill Clinton's political star power. More>>
A strain of low-THC marijuana would be legal in Florida for medical use under a bill that passed its first committee.The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee approved the bill on Wednesday. It would allow doctors to proscribe a strain of marijuana known as "Charlotte's Web" that contains low amounts of THC, which causes users to feel high. More>>
A Pinellas Park teacher who police say had a sexual relationship with a minor student could spend three years in prison. More>>
A restaurant chain in the Tampa Bay area is holding a fundraiser to help with the college fund of a little girl whose father was shot and killed in a movie theater. More>>
Tampa Police release red light camera video in an effort to identify a driver who hit a family as they were crossing Nebraska Avenue on Sunday, March 2. More>>
A 15-year-old Jennings Middle School student is accused of stabbing a classmate Wednesday morning after the teens got off their school bus. More>>
The House of Representative overwhelmingly voted on partial relief for flood insurance holders, but people affected here in the Bay Area aren't ready to celebrate. More>>
Wounded Warriors in the Athletic Reconditioning Program? are training in Tampa this week for the potential to go to the Warrior Games.
A refrigerator door is to blame for an early-morning explosion call at the University of South Florida Tampa. Tampa Fire Rescue says the door blew off the fridge in a USF research lab and shattered a window. But investigators do not believe chemicals caused the explosion. More>>
Construction, detours and road closures - it's the price we pay to improve our future commutes. But what about the extra price businesses pay?
Some Bay area homeowners are ready to roll out the red carpet for Bollywood's biggest celebrities, of course, for a price. More>>
You may have heard of bird strikes impacting flights, but what about a fish strike? More>>
Police are asking for help identifying a robber who has been using stun gun on victims in Tampa and St. Petersburg.
Sisaundra Lewis, who grew up in Lake Hamilton, performed in the blind auditions on Monday night. More>>
When police officers responded to the Bartow Mobile Home Park on Monday night, they knew the situation was grim. A two-year-old fell off his tricycle and was struck by a neighbor's vehicle. More>>
What better way to kick off your Spring Break than with lots of food friends. Food Truck Wars is coming to Haines City on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm at the beautiful Lake Eva Community Park; 555 Ledwith Ave, Haines City, FL. More>>
Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis Tuesday, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserves the right to use force. More>>
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Section is looking for volunteers that are interested in joining the county's Community Emergency Response Team. More>>
Hillsborough deputies shot a man armed with a large butcher knife after he stabbed a cat and tried to break into a home in Brandon early Tuesday morning, according to HCSO. More>>
From elementary school students to adults, aspiring and professional Tampa Bay filmmakers of many ages are invited to enter one of the biggest documentary film events in the world.
Tampa Bay children created works of art for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise funds toward the society's overall goal of a world without blood cancers.? More>>
Lake Wales resident Robert Dummett is determined change things near his property and claims the ethnicity of his neighbors is slowing the process. More>>
For two days, the witness in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius kept her composure. Then, just as her testimony was about to finish, she broke down in tears at what she said was the memory of the screams she heard on the... More>>
A Plant High School student has been arrested for making a threat that she was going to blow up the school. More>>
Tarpon Springs Police have identified two people killed in a crash Saturday on U.S. 19.
After 18 years of business, aviation attraction Fantasy of Flight will close. Kermit Weeks, owner of Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, says he has decided to focus on his private event business at the facility. More>>
An 81-year-old Highlands County woman who was arrested for feeding bears will have to remain in jail until a doctor can arrange for her to be placed into a mental health facility for evaluation. More>>
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says aviation video shows three burglary suspects being pursued by Manatee County deputies on Monday. The deputies began pursuing the suspects' vehicle east on I-275 and then north onto I-75 with their vehicle reaching speeds up to 125 miles-per-hour.
State wildlife officials are hoping for another good sea turtle nesting season.This year's nesting season officially began Saturday. This month, leatherback sea turtles will begin laying eggs along Florida's Atlantic coast. More>>
The son of late Florida Congressman C.W. "Bill" Young has announced he will be running for state representative. More>>
East Bay High School senior Alec Leslie will receive the Medal of Heroism, for his role in saving the life of a citizen. More>>
The Florida Department of Transportation is transforming part of the St. Petersburg side from Forth Street N to Interstate-275 to an elevated roadway. More>>
Striving for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, President Barack Obama will unveil an election-year budget on Tuesday that drops earlier proposals to cut future Social Security benefits and... More>>
Russian troops said to be 16,000 strong tightened their stranglehold on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula Monday, openly defying the U.S. and the European Union and rattling world capitals and stock markets. More>>
The elderly Highlands county woman who was arrested for feeding bears is in trouble once again. More>>
Christi Hess says she knew her community would come through for two businesses that burned last month, but even she was surprised by the outpouring of support. More>>
The Bartow Police Department is investigating a traffic incident in which a two-year-old child was killed. More>>
Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a third suspect who prompted the evacuation of the Dillard's at Westfield Brandon Mall. More>>
Kevin is one of the Bay area's leading hobbyists when it comes to flying quad-copters. Many people know them as "drones".
Scenes of Russian troops on the ground in Ukraine have many people in the Tampa Bay area worried. More>>
A Lakeland school is in the national spotlight, but it's not because of its outstanding sports programs or its students' good grades More>>
A Florida company has reached an agreement to recover the remaining gold from a ship that sank off the Carolina coast in 1857 and more recently has been embroiled in legal fights involving a fugitive treasure hunter, the firm announced Monday. More>>
"Bang ... bang, bang, bang." More>>
The Pasco Sheriff's Office shared some sad news on their Facebook page Monday. More>>
Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Nike unveiled the team's new uniform for the upcoming season, according to the team's website.
St. Petersburg Police are hoping digital billboards will generate tips to help them find a suspect in an attack on the Pinellas Trail. More>>
Tarpon Springs Police think street racing could have been the cause of a deadly accident that killed two people on U.S. 19 Saturday morning. More>>
A pricey public message continues to be a point of contention in Lakeland after the city paid an outside public relations firm $130,000 to help smooth over a police department sex scandal. On Monday, city commissioners weighed in on the ordeal. More>>
Students in Eastern Hillsborough County were out of school on Monday to attend the Florida Strawberry Festival and Grand Parade. More>>
Do you ever change your passwords? How long are they and do you think they are hacker-proof? Hackers are now using password-cracking software and weak passwords are their target.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office joins the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller in warning citizens about what is known as “the jury duty scam.” More>>
Licensed massage therapist Ronald Bruinius is already facing two charges of sexual battery for assaulting female clients on the job and may have even more to worry about before he faces trial in Pinellas County. More>>
Clearwater Police say a man reported missing Monday has been located and is safe. More>>
A Florida state health investigator first informed Lisa Spiegel that a massage therapist who admitted molesting her with his hands was back in business.More >
A Florida state health investigator first informed Lisa Spiegel that a massage therapist who admitted molesting her with his hands was back in business.More >