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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

Largo man killed after losing control of motorcycle

Robert Floyd Nagy, 65, was killed in the crash, which occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Walsingham Road in the area of Sixth Avenue. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Nagy was driving a motorcycle eastbound when he lost control and crashed. He was taken to Largo Medical Center, where he died. Troopers

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2018-03-17 12:33:00

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

Coast Guard cutter returns to St. Pete after seizing $56 million of cocaine

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) - The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned to St. Petersburg on Saturday after a drug patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean. During the 60-day mission, the crew stopped two high-speed vessels and seized more than 4,200 pounds of cocaine, a wholesale value of more t

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-18 02:02:53

Pasco Sheriff Investigating Own Office After 2nd Arrest Of Deputy

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL - A former Pasco County Sheriff's deputy who was fired in February for inappropriate sexual conduct is now facing charges of tampering with evidence. During a press conference Friday, March 16, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said the latest arrest of Joseph Mercado, 25, points

PATCH - 2018-03-16 15:32:18

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

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

Clearwater police remind visitors: No booze on the beach

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla (WFLA) - With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner and spring break in full swing, many may be heading to Clearwater Beach ready to party. But if drinking alcohol is part of your plan, be careful where and when you consume. Clearwater police officers say a majority of the

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-17 01:32:41

Window washer stuck 13 stories high in Clearwater

Courtesy: Clearwater Police Department CLEARWATER (FOX 13) - A window washer's rope stopped working 13 stories high at a Clearwater building, and crews are working to rescue him. Clearwater first responders are at the scene at 440 Gulfview Boulevard, which is listed as a condominium on the beach. C

FOX13NEWS.COM - 2018-03-16 19:25:00

60-year-old dies after Pinellas Park fire

File photo. PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (WFLA) - A 60-year-old man died after a fire in Pinellas Park on Friday night, police say. Firefighters were called to a home on 97th Terrace North around 7:30 p.m. for the fire. Police also responded to the scene to help. According to police, firefighters who went i

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-17 10:18:38

New Port Richey Pedestrian Dies in Traffic Crash

PASCO COUNTY - A New Port Richey man died Friday (March 16) when he was hit while lying in the street, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Patrick A.Fitapelli, 29, of New Port Richey, died at the scene. Troopers said Mr. Fitapelli was lying in the westbound travel lanes of Bougenville Avenue at Raffia

TBREPORTER.COM - 2018-03-17 09:07:56

Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa turns green for St. Patrick's Day celebration

TAMPA - The city goes all in for its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. One time a year Tampa city leaders turn caution to the wind and wash the Hillsborough River with a hue of Irish green. Two small boats traveling in tandem on the Hillsborough River dumps a stream of non-toxic green dye into t

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-03-17 16:58:07

Part of Hillsborough Ave. shut down after fatal hit-and-run

TAMPA (WFLA) - Part of Hillsborough Avenue West in Tampa has been shut down due to a fatal crash. Tampa police say they are in the area investigating a traffic fatality involving a pedestrian. A spokesman for the Tampa Police Department tells News Channel 8 it is a fatal hit-and-run. All westbound l

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-17 18:08:28

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


Pinellas Park Police Release Image Of Car Involved In Fatal Crash

PINELLAS PARK, FL -- Pinellas Park Police have released a surveillance video image of a car that may have been involved in the hit-and-run crash in the 12100 block of 66th Street North on Tuesday, March 13, around 8:46 p.m. A car struck and killed John Robert Glenn Instasi, 56, who was riding his bi


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.


Coast Guard Searches For Missing Crew Member From Seminole Boat

FORT MYERS BEACH, FL -- The Coast Guard is searching for a 63-year-old man in the Gulf of Mexico after a fishing boat sank 70 miles southwest of Fort Myers Beach. At 3:59 a.m. Thursday, March 15, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio c


Two injured in Largo mobile home fire

LARGO (FOX 13) - Firefighters battled a fire inside a Largo mobile home park that gutted a home and injured two people. Many fire trucks and firefighters are on scene at 10365 Ulmerton Road, in what is known as the Sugar Creek Mobile Home Park. Pinellas County deputies say two men were in the home a


Man who claimed he buried Natalee Holloway fatally stabbed

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A man who claimed on a TV series that he helped burn and bury the remains of a missing Alabama teen in Aruba has died after police say he was stabbed with his own knife during a foiled kidnapping of a woman in Florida. John Christopher Ludwick tried to kidnap a woman Wedn