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Man Lying in Road Struck and Killed

New Port Richey, Fla. (970 WFLA) - A man lying in a roadway died after a minivan struck and killed him Friday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Troopers had not identified the 29-year-old man killed on Bougenville Ave. near Raffia Dr., nor did they know why he lay in the roadway when the 2003

IHEART.COM - 2018-03-17 12:09:41

Police seek driver in fatal Tampa hit-and-run

TAMPA (WFLA) - Tampa police are looking for a driver who struck and killed an 80-year-old man and then fled the scene Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred in the 4000 block of W. Hillsborough Avenue around 12:20 p.m. According to police, a white Honda Civic left the roadway, struck a sign and

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-18 00:31:37

Lakeland woman charged in fatal car accident

LAKELAND - A Lakeland woman suspected of being involved in a fatal car accident has been charged with fleeing from the incident that occurred Friday evening in North Lakeland. Christina Westdorp, 36, was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, a first-degree felony, according to

THE LEDGER - 2018-03-17 23:44:32

Pasco man run over and killed after laying down on roadway

A 29-year-old New Port Richey man was run over and killed Friday night after he laid down on a Pasco County roadway. Patrick F. Fitapelli was killed in the incident, which occurred at 8:49 p.m. on Bougenville Avenue near the intersection of Raffia Drive. Florida Highway Patrol troopers reported Aaro

TAMPA BAY ONLINE - 2018-03-17 11:34:00

Hillsborough River going green for St. Patrick's Day

River O'Green Fest in Tampa TAMPA (WFLA) - The City of Tampa is turning the Hillsborough River green on Saturday to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The dyeing of the river is part of the annual Mayor's River O' Green Festival. St. Patrick's Day 2018 marks the 7th year of the festival in Downtown Tampa.

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-17 11:52:02

Husband, 80, dies pushing wife away from careening car in Tampa

TAMPA (FOX 13) - Police say an 80-year-old man's final action was to push his wife out of the way when a vehicle careened toward them Saturday afternoon. Now, Tampa Police Department officers are searching for the driver of the out-of-control vehicle, who fled the scene of the crash. It happened ju

FOX13NEWS.COM - 2018-03-18 03:30:00

March 17: Four-Day Forecast For Brandon

Clear throughout the day. High 78, low 48. Chance of precipitation: 8%. Wind 2 mph from the WSWSunday March 18 Foggy in the morning. High 79, low 60. Chance of precipitation: 17%. Wind 5 mph from the WMonday March 19 Partly cloudy until afternoon and breezy starting in the afternoon, continuing unti

PATCH - 2018-03-17 12:00:00

10 Winn-Dixie Stores To Close in Tampa Bay Area

Southeastern Grocers Southeastern Grocers announced plans to close 94 stores, including 10 Winn-Dixie stores in the Tampa Bay area. The Jacksonville-based company plans to file bankruptcy, which will allow it to continue operating 582 stores while it restructures its debt. "The agreement we announc

USF.EDU - 2018-03-16 15:30:46

TRAFFIC ALERT | Travel trailer dangles over I-275 in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla - St. Petersburg Fire Rescue is currently working to remove a camper that is dangling over an I-275 overpass. The camper is hanging over the guard rail on the northbound lanes in the area of 5th Ave. S. Traffic on NB I-275 is currently closed and traffic and traffic on 5th Ave.


Riverview Teen Arrested For Threatening Students At Douglas High

RIVERVIEW, FL - A 17-year-old Riverview resident has been arrested for threatening students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the teen posted a written threat on the social media site, Snapchat, directed at students attending the high sch

PATCH - 2018-03-16 13:42:45

One Person Dead Three Injured After Wimauma Brush Fire

Wimauma, Fla. (970 WFLA)-One person is dead after a fast moving brush fire off Bonita Drive in Wimauma Thursday night. The victim was found in the nearby brush, three people escaped without injury. The fire destroyed several small sheds and an RV. Neighbors say they heard an explosion before seeing


Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: March 5 to March 10

The following Tampa Bay restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 5 to March 10, 2018.Hong Kong Chinese Food at 11760 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Seffner, 23 violationsRaw chicken was stored over ready-to-eat washed vegetables and other ready-to-eat items.Ready

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-16 20:05:58

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Tampa drops appeal against female firefighter in harassment case

The City of Tampa has decided to drop an appeal against a city firefighter in a federal lawsuit that alleged sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination. Tanja Vidovic joined Tampa Fire Rescue in 2008 and says harassment started from the time she first stepped into the workplace. "Even before I w

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-16 21:33:17