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Wimauma Man Killed On CR 39 When SUV Skidded On Wet Road
PLANT CITY, FL -- A 26-year-old man was killed when the SUV in which he was a passenger skidded and lost control on County Road 39 just after midnight on Saturday, Dec. 15. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Salvador Mendez Hernandez, 35, of Camp Street in Wimauma was driving a 2
Detectives Say They've Nabbed Riverview Porch Pirates
RIVERVIEW, FL -- Hillsborough County Sheriff's detectives have identified two women they believe are responsible for stealing packages off front porches of homes in Riverview. Detectives say the women seen stealing packages in a home surveillance video at a home on Summer Springs Drive in Riverview
Brandon: 5 Open Houses To Stop By (PICS)
BRANDON, FL — Using the internet to shop for a house can feel like a somewhat blind process. Photographs can't always do a house justice, and they can often make a fixer-upper appear bigger and better than it is in reality. That's why you should always take advantage of a local open house: No more b
Pedestrian Killed In Early-Morning Crash In Temple Terrace
TEMPLE TERRACE, FL -- The Temple Terrace Police Department is investigating a deadly traffic crash that occurred early Saturday. Police were notified at 6:34 a.m. of the crash on Fowler Avenue near the intersection of Hoyt Avenue involving a pedestrian.
High Surf, Rip Current Risk In Effect On Area Beaches
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL -- The National Weather Services has declared a high rip current risk for beaches in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties until Monday evening, Dec. 17.
Florida veteran dies after genitals become gangrenous; family blames nursing home: report
An 84-year-old Army veteran in Jacksonville, Florida, died after he reportedly developed a gangrene infection in his genitals. Now his family members allege the nursing home where the veteran lived ignored his condition until it was too late.
Florida mom served by teen at meat counter who later was charged in son's murder
TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida woman discovered that a clerk who served her at a Tampa meat market last month is the man accused of murdering her son, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Tara Jones was wearing two laminated images of her 18-year-old son, TeSean “Bama” Blue, who was shot to death in Tampa on Sept
Joan Steinbrenner, wife of former New York Yankees owner, dies at 83
Joan Steinbrenner, the wife of late New York Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner, has died at the age of 83. The Yankees said in a statement Friday that Joan Steinbrenner, who served as vice chairperson in the organization, was surrounded by her family at her home in Tampa, Fla. when she die
Two children, 1 and 4 months, ejected from SUV during rollover crash on I-75 in Hillsborough
TAMPA — Two children, ages 1 and 4 months, who were unrestrained, were ejected from an SUV that rolled over on Interstate 75 Thursday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Riverview porch pirate suspect arrested, another sought, deputies say
Hillsborough County deputies say they have arrested a porch pirate suspect seen in a Riverview video and are getting a warrant for her accomplice. The women were caught on video stealing packages at 1:35 p.m from a front porch in the 11700 block of Summer Springs Drive, according to law enforcement.
Gibsonton man arrested for unlawful sexual activity with a minor
GIBSONTON, Fla. (WFLA) – A Gibsonton man was arrested by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for lewd or lascivious battery and unlawful sexual activity with a minor on Thursday.
Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy makes save of year candidate in return from 14-game absence
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy didn't need long to get back in the groove in his comeback from an injury. Returning from a 14-game absence, he pulled off a save of the year candidate in Thursday night's 4-1 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Strong storms move through Central Florida; cooler weather to follow
ORLANDO, Fla. - Strong to severe storms are moving through Central Florida, chief meteorologist Tom Terry said Friday evening. The storms are producing a lot of wind, so the main threats are damaging straight-line winds and isolated tornadoes, Terry said.
‘Stars’ come out for retirement community calendar
RIVERVIEW — All spiffed up in fancy evening attire, the residents of Bridges Retirement Community recently gathered together to salute the senior cast of stars among them. Nearly 30 residents — ranging in age from 73 to 97 — were singled out during an onsite premier party last month for the unveilin
I-4 Ramps At SR 574, Orient Road To Close; Detours Outlined
MANGO, FL -- The entrance ramp from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (State Road 574) onto eastbound Interstate 4 and the eastbound I-4 Exit 6 ramp to Orient Road will be closed for paving work from 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17.
NHL’s top two teams meet as Lightning, Maple Leafs face off
The NHL’s best team is getting even stronger on Thursday night when the Tampa Bay Lightning will welcome back starting goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. The Vezina Trophy finalist from 2017-18 hasn’t played in more than a month, while the Lightning still managed to go on a 12-3-0 run during his absence inc
Tampa/Hillsborough County Tennis Wins 1st USTA Florida League Championship Cup
Tampa tennis is tops as Hillsborough County, which won the most USTA Florida League Sectionals titles in 2018, was this week announced as the first-time winner of the USTA Florida League Championship Cup.
Nature remains: Al Higginbotham plans to leave Hillsborough County for life on the road and visiting national parks
Former County Commissioner Al Higginbotham’s family has been in Plant City for five generations. He’s been around Hillsborough County for almost 65 years, 20 or more at the heart of its government and politics.
Two intoxicated drivers seriously injured after crashing into each other, troopers say
VALRICO (FOX 13) - Two impaired drivers found themselves in a hospital Wednesday morning after a head-on collision, troopers said, with one driver traveling in the wrong direction.
Toronto Maple Leafs game preview: Play nice, your mom is watching
Broadcast/Streaming: Sportsnet Ontario, TVA Sports, NHL.tv. It’s been a long time since the Maple Leafs were at the top of the NHL standings, but here we are. Well, in second place but it’s pretty close to the top. The only team that sits above us is tonight’s opponent: Tampa Bay.