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Thousands of rubber ducks race down Hillsborough River
Prior to the race, people can "adopt" a duck for $5 each. The duck that crosses the finish line first is worth $5,000. There are also prizes for the second and third-place duck.
Mother accused of drowning 4-year-old in Tampa pleads not guilty
TAMPA, FL (WWSB) - The Tampa mother accused of leaving her child in the Hillsborough River to drown entered a plea of not guilty Friday.According to the Hillsborough County Court, Shakalya Denson waived her right to appear in court and her attorney from the Public Defender's Office submitted the ple
Woman in wheelchair rides in back of pickup truck through Tampa
"Grandma is sitting in the back of the truck in a wheelchair," Billy can be heard saying on the video. "She's strapped in, too. Look!"
Tampa’s Max Norton comes home for free show at The Independent
Former Tampa boyMax Nortonis always good for at least one yearly visit back home, and he’s in from Nashville to play new material from a follow-up to his debut record of rocking folk music,Blood Moon.
Man arrested at airport screams police 'treating me like a black person'
Jeffrey Epstein, a doctor in Lakeland, Florida, openly (and loudly) admits that black people are treated horrifically by the police. You're right, Epstein: there are huge racial disparities in how the US police use force, as do the Met Police; minorities are pulled over at a higher rate than whites;
You can bid on unclaimed property in Tampa Saturday!
The auction catalog shows an eclectic number of items, aside from the expected gold coins and jewelry. There are sports cards, a newspaper from the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and Carter/Mondale campaign buttons from the 1976 presidential election.
Bernie Sanders appears at Tampa rally in support of Andrew Gillum for governor
For progressive democrats looking for a national endorsement these days, Bernie Sanders is about as big a name as it gets.In Tampa, Friday, the former presidential candidate threw his support behind Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum.But will that endorsement be enough to push Gillum to
Former Plant High Football player charged with murder
Tykese Keaton-Baldwin's glory days may be over. The Former Plant High Panther, who wears number 6, is accused in the August 11th beating death of 23-year-old Brittany Collett.
The Florida Bar opens investigation into attorney representing shooter in 'stand your ground' case
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Bar has confirmed to ABC Action News that it has opened an investigation into attorney Lysa Clifton — and the reports that she visited Micheal Drejka and solicited to be his legal representation.Drejka is the shooter at the center of a "stand your ground" case in
Polk man charged with homicide in road rage crash that killed driver impaled by fence
The two vehicles, an Acura and a Dodge Ram, made contact at the intersection of US Hwy 98 South and Cypress Avenue. The two drivers became involved in a race at speeds over 90 mph when Manning lost control of his car and hit Bagwell’s truck.
State of Florida unclaimed property auction coming to Tampa
TAMPA, FL (WWSB) - The 2018 Florida Unclaimed Property Auction is coming to Tampa this weekend on Saturday, August 18.If you're in the market for a Rolex watch, a 4.6 carat diamond ring, or baseball cards from the 1960s, this is the place for you.
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Fatal pedestrian crash closes westbound lanes of E Hillsborough Ave.
A fatal crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian has closed all westbound lanes of E Hillsborough Ave from N 15th St. to N 13th St., according to the Tampa Police Department.The crash was not a hit and run and everyone involved stayed at the scene and are cooperating with the police, officers said.T
Pedestrian hit, killed on Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa
TAMPA, Fla. — A pedestrian was killed early Thursday morning after being struck by a vehicle at E. Hillsborough Avenue and N. 15th Street, according to the Tampa Police Department.Police said the vehicle that hit the unidentified pedestrian remained at the scene.At this time, the identity of the adu
News Briefs 8.16.18 | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer
The restaurant, located at 115 E. Reynolds St., shut down overnight and the space was made available for rent within a day. Julio Pagan, who owned the restaurant with fiancee Reina Flores, said business was too slow for Adryana’s to continue operating, especially in June and July, and that they plan
Tampa police search for 'Laundromat Looters'
The suspects are described as a white male, about five-foot-nine inches tall, about 170 pounds with medium length black hair and eyeglasses, a second white male around six-foot-two, around 190 pounds with low cut black hair and full sleeve arm tattoos, along with a white female about five-foot-two,
Pasco deputies investigating shooting near Hudson apartments; 3 people possibly shot
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla.-- Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a shooting at an apartment complex Wednesday night.Deputies said there were possibly at least three to four people shot near Beacon Woods Village in Hudson.This is a developing story and will be updated.►Make it easy to keep
Taylor Swift grows emotional on stage while recalling sexual assault trial
Taylor Swiftperformed for a stadium full of fans in Tampa, Florida, Tuesday night, and it was a long way — both physically and emotionally — from where she was just one year earlier.
Tampa Museum of Art opens exhibition of works by Patricia Cronin
TAMPA, FLA.-The Tampa Museum of Artwill open the first in an exciting slate of exhibitions for Fall 2018 focused on the theme of love. Sponsored by the Vinik Family Foundation, the Season of Love begins August 16 with the unveiling of Patricia Cronin’s commissioned sculpture Aphrodite Reimagined, pa
Tampa police want to hang
Detectives believe the "Laundromat Looters" are responsible for at least five similar burglaries at laundromats along Interstate 4. Tampa detectives are working closely with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Orlando Police Department, Wildwood Police Department and the Sumter County Sheriff'