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Culver's crosses into Brandon near Selmon Expressway

Top News News blogs Political writers The Heater Top News Sports blogs Sound Check Top News Editorials Top Opinion Music & Concerts Top News Special topics Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:09am BRANDON - Like many children, Theresa Hutchins recalls pleading with her parents to take her for ice

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-21 14:09:00

Woman vanishes after release from Tampa hospital

Melissa Bennett was reported missing. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a missing and endangered woman. Detectives say on August 8, Melissa Bennett, 47, was discharged from Florida Hospital located at 7171 Dale Mabry Highway Nort

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-22 14:38:20

Jets' Shell has refused to let stutter, bullying stop him

Brandon Shell remembers all the lonely days as a youngster when he was afraid to talk to anyone. The New York Jets right tackle was uncertain which words would make it past his lips - or how they'd sound. Shell knew exactly what to expect, however, the moment his stutter would tangle his tongue and

BRADENTON HERALD - 2017-09-23 01:10:00

Woman reported missing out of Gibsonton

GIBSONTON, Fla. (WFLA) - Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies are looking for a 48-year-old Gibsonton woman who was last seen Thursday evening. Deputies say Darling Vickers got into an altercation with her husband on Thursday and left her home on Lillycrest Place in Gibsonton. She was last seen at

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-23 14:34:02

Tampa Bay Buccaneers react to President Trump's comments on NFL players

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter, right, quarterback Jameis Winston (3), center, and wide receiver Mike Evans (13) stand for the national anthem on the sideline before an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Phot

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-23 18:09:47

Tampa woman missing since being discharged from hospital

TAMPA, Fla. -- Investigators hope you can help them find a woman who hasn't been seen since being discharged from the hospital early last month. Melissa Bennett left Florida Hospital on Dale Mabry Highway North on August 8. But her family and friends haven't heard from her. And her mother says she s

10NEWS - 2017-09-23 11:30:46

Girls For Girls Summit builds young students' self-esteem

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) - More than 100 students showed up for Saint Stephen's Episcopal School's 2nd annual Girls For Girls Summit, a fun-filled day of dancing, making friends and learning about issues relevant to girls 9-12 years-old. The free leadership summit, which is organized by six varsity la

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-23 23:18:25

Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

FILE- In this May 17, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) looks on during Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, in Boston. James took a hard swipe at President Trump on Tuesday, Aug. 15, while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy. S

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-23 20:50:57

Buccaneers-Vikings Scouting Report: Watching Kyle Rudolph, Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen

No matter how much film we study, no matter how much data we parse, we just don't know how an NFL season will unfold. Who predicted a hurricane would lead to the Buccaneers losing their Week 11 bye? And Case Keenum, Vikings starting quarterback? Saw it coming, right? Here's one thing we do know: It'

TAMPA BAY ONLINE - 2017-09-23 08:02:00

Substitute teacher fired for modeling Hitler salute for kids

GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) - A school superintendent in Vermont says a substitute teacher has been fired after being accused of showing elementary school children how to make the Nazi salute to Adolf Hitler. WCAX-TV reports that Georgia Elementary School superintendent informed parents of the Thursday decisi

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-23 19:59:34

Man arrested in connection with 1993 kidnap-murder of Fla. girl released

Chester Duane Price. PORT SALERNO, Fla. (AP) - A man who served time for aggravated manslaughter of a child and kidnapping-aggravated child abuse in the death of a 10-year-old girl has been released from prison. The News-Herald reports that after serving three years and five months of his 10-year se

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-23 19:55:23

After 2 years, 1,200 miles, dog finally home in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - After being missing for almost two years, traveling more than 1,200 miles and at least 22 hours in the car, Relay the dog is finally home. The Palm Beach Post reports the Jack Russell terrier/German Sheppard mix was greeted by her 18-year-old owner, Richard Moneck, on Fr

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-23 19:36:51

Note to Florida: Insurance fights over Sandy rage on

Habitat for Humanity employees Reynaldo and Anna Acosta hurry to complete the deck of a heavily damaged one-story bungalow owned by a 91-year-old resident in Breezy Point, before the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. The couple has worked exclusively on rebu

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-23 19:05:56

Florida man with missing wife indicted on stolen coins charge

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man who reported his new wife missing while sailing in the Caribbean this spring has been formally indicted on a charge related to thousands of dollars in stolen gold and silver coins. Federal court records show Lewis Bennett was charged Tuesday with transporti

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-23 18:45:05

Meetings with Prince Harry, Canadian PM for Melania Trump

In this Sept. 22, 2017, photo, first lady Melania Trump takes off her gloves after participating in an harvesting and planting event with the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Melania Trump is set to take her bigg

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-23 17:28:23

Death toll reaches 305 in central Mexico quake

A rescue worker uses a machine to break up concrete at the site of an office building felled by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, in the search for people who are believed to be trapped inside at the corner of Alvaro Obregon and Yucatan streets in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Mexican officials ar

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-23 17:22:53

Paddle 201 on Davis Island

This paddle 201 experience will be held at Weedon Island Preserve. It is our upper level course for experienced paddle enthusiasts or any guests who have participated in our 101 and 102 courses. It will involve a 2 hour excursion through the boat basin and out around the island. The guide will educ

813AREA.COM - 2017-09-23 20:00:00

Search underway for endangered woman after empty car found on Sunshine Skyway Bridge

PALMETTO, Fla. (WFLA) - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has launched a search for a missing and endangered woman after finding her car empty on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Friday night. Deputies say a gray Hyundai Santa Fe was found unlocked with the keys inside at the top of the Skyway Brid

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-23 12:51:47

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Coppertail Brewing Co.

Get out your lederhosen, dirndls & Tyrolean hats, and head to Coppertail Brewing Co. at the edge of Ybor City in Tampa to celebrate Oktoberfest. The well-known German beer festival has been held in Munich since 1810, and it's on its way to becoming a mainstay celebration at Coppertail for many yea

813AREA.COM - 2017-09-23 18:00:00

Florida pols not big on Graham-Cassidy bill

After failing numerous times this summer to fulfill their nearly decade-long promise to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care bill, Senate Republicans pushed once more. The proposal sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana would overhau

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-23 22:58:00