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Driver Arrested in I-75 Crash

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Riverview woman was arrested in connection with a crash Thursday (Feb. 21) on I-75 during which a tractor-trailer overturned and tied up traffic for hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said.


Brandon Motorcyclist Killed After Hitting Pickup Truck On I-4

SEFFNER, FL -- A 23-year-old Brandon motorcyclist was killed Friday after crashing into the rear of a Dodge Ram on Interstate 4. The Florida Highway Patrol said Andy Jackson Sanford was traveling east on I-4 just east of State Road 574 at 1:45 a.m. when he collided with the rear of the Ram.


Sheriff Investigates Fatal Stabbing Of 21-Year-Old Man

TAMPA, FL -- Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man off Old Hillsborough Avenue and Williams Road in Tampa. Around 7:25 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, the victim, a 21-year-old man, showed up at a home in the 10000 block of Old Highway Avenue where


A 4-year-old boy is missing, and deputies want your help finding him

TAMPA, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find a missing 4-year-old boy. Myles Hadsock was taken from his grandmother's home by his mother, Courtney Tillery, 23, contrary to a state Department of Children and Families safety plan.


Tampa man charged with murder after newborn dies

TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa man is facing a first-degree murder charge after a newborn baby died after he became annoyed and handled it roughly, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies said Thursday.


Winn-Dixie to close under-performing Brandon store

BRANDON — Southeastern Grocers announced it will close its Winn-Dixie at 179 Bloomingdale Ave. next month because it is under performing. The grocery chain had closed about 100 stores and remodeled dozens of others since emerging from bankruptcy in May of 2018.


Dozens Arrested in Massive Sex Trafficking Busts in Florida

A massive sex trafficking bust spanning multiple Florida cities resulted in nearly 50 arrests and 175 warrants being issued, authorities said. Officials with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said 171 arrest warrants were issued this week, and at least 45 suspects were arrested as part of the


Motorcyclist dies in drunk driving crash on interstate, FHP says

A 23-year-old motorcyclist died early Friday morning in a drunk driving crash on Interstate 4, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The FHP has yet to identify the Brandon man killed in the 1:45 a.m. crash on I-4 Eastbound near State Road 574.


Florida mayor shot at deputies serving warrant for illegal medical practice: police

The mayor of a Florida town was arrested Thursday after he opened fire on deputies who were trying to serve a search warrant for allegedly operating an illegal medical practice at his home.


Cajun seafood spot Hot & Crazy Crab "coming soon" to Brandon

The newcomer is part of Bloomingdale Plaza. Hot & Crazy Crab recently made its plans for Brandon official. In the Bloomingdale Plaza shopping center, there's a "coming soon" sign up for the newcomer at 133 E. Bloomingdale Ave., which will replace late sushi, ramen and hibachi joint Osaka.


Deputies say fight leaves one man dead

TAMPA, Fla. — Hillsborough County deputies are investigating a homicide Thursday night they said started with two men fighting. Law enforcement said one man died because of the fight near Old Hillsborough Avenue and Williams Street.


Brandon Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

BRANDON, FL — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Partly cloudy until evening.


New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitutes in Florida

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be charged for soliciting prostitution in Florida, police said Friday morning. Kraft, 77, was identified in a months-long investigation of human trafficking and prostitution at day spas in the Palm Beach area, according to multiple media outlets.


Governor suspends Port Richey mayor accused of shooting at deputies

PORT RICHEY, Fla. — The mayor of Port Richey has been suspended by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis a day after the mayor was arrested on attempted murder charges. “Dale Glen Massad is clearly unfit to continue serving as Mayor for the City of Port Richey,” said DeSantis on Friday. “It is in the best inter


Crash closes portion of EB Bloomingdale Ave in Brandon

BRANDON, Fla. (WFLA) – A crash in Brandon has closed down a portion of Bloomingdale Avenue on Wednesday. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the road is closed eastbound from Kings Avenue to John Moore Road.


Huge snake mauled by alligator in Florida, shocking video shows

A giant python in the Florida Everglades met its demise earlier this week when an alligator decided to make the serpent its next meal. Rich Kruger was near the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami-Dade on Monday when he came across the shocking sight.


‘No he didn’t!’ Dash cam captures overturn crash

A crash involving a tractor trailer carrying hazardous materials on Interstate 75 near Tampa, Florida was caught on dashboard camera. The crash injured two people and shut down the interstate for hours.


'I'll blow your brains out': Great-grandmother fires shots at home intruder

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/CNN) - A home intruder was no match for a pistol-packing great-grandmother in Georgia. "I've always said, don't ever let anybody come in and run you out of your own house," Gwendolyn Agard, 79 told WSB-TV.


Gibsonton residents want county action

Commissioner Murman meeting Feb. 27 at Gardenville. Gibsonton wants county action on numerous problems. Residents of this oft-ignored small but unique and growing town in Hillsborough County will have the opportunity to talk with one of their elected representatives later this month. With a populati


Hackers send porn, racist threats from Tampa mayor's Twitter account

TAMPA, Fla. - The Twitter account of a Florida mayor was hacked early Thursday, with the culprits posting racist, pornographic and homophobic content for several hours, WTSP reported.