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Robert Kraft spa footage ordered temporarily sealed by Florida judge
A Florida judge handed Robert Kraft a short-term victory Tuesday when the surveillance video of the Patriots owner allegedly paying for and engaging in a sex act at a Jupiter spa was ordered sealed until his trial has begun or the case is otherwise adjudicated.
Pinellas sheriff's deputy fired, arrested after alleged battery on jail inmate
LARGO, Fla. — The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said a detention deputy was fired and arrested after allegedly battering an inmate. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is set to give more details during a Tuesday morning news conference. The sheriff said the alleged battery happened at the Pinellas County Jail
Pinellas County Schools names outstanding volunteers
CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Schools 2018-2019 Outstanding School Volunteer winners were honored April 12 at a breakfast held at Feather Sound Country Club. In addition, a winner in each category — youth, adult and senior — was selected to represent the district at the state competition.
Pinellas County leaders say cyclists are making Belleair Causeway Bridge dangerous for pedestrians
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Patsy Sullivan said she was just finishing her walk across the Belleair Beach Causeway Bridge last June when a man on a bike slammed into her and knocked her to the ground.
Florida man takes on Florida speed trap, and wins
If there’s one thing that seems to bind together all Florida men, it’s their ingenuity. And today’s Florida man tale is no different. Because when Florida man takes on Florida speed traps, apparently, he wins.
Puppies forced to be euthanized after man found selling them out of purse in Florida
A 20-year-old suspect has been charged with animal cruelty after deputies say he was selling severely dehydrated and malnourished puppies out of a bag in St. Johns County, Fla.
Florida Senate votes to arm teachers
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Senate broke mostly along party lines Tuesday in allowing teachers to carry weapons and serve as classroom guardians, a security enhancement roundly opposed by many parents and teachers and most school districts.
Florida teens can work out for free this summer at Planet Fitness
What’s better than FREE-ninety-nine? Not much. And Planet Fitness knows this, which is why their gyms across the state of Florida — and across the country — are hosting the “Teen Summer Challenge 2019.”
That community cat that roams around your neighborhood? There’s a law for that.
Pinellas County ordinance allows for neighborhood cats that don’t have owners. Some residents see that as a plus.
Florida Senate passes bill to give cancer benefits to firefighters
The Florida Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would guarantee health care benefits to firefighters diagnosed with certain types of cancer. The bill was passed with a 38-0 vote on Tuesday.
Alligator euthanized after breaking through Florida home fence
MIAMI (AP) — Officials say they were forced to euthanize an 11-foot (3.3 meters) alligator that broke through a chain-link fence into the backyard of a Miami home. The Miami Herald reports firefighters, police and officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tried to capture
Stay for free at one of Florida's beautiful state parks
Leave the traffic and concrete jungle behind and get in touch with natural Florida. Get a free night at one of Florida's picturesque state park campgrounds or cabins when you make a reservation by April 30.
Fire Rescue uses Jaws of Life to rescue Florida dog stuck inside cinder block
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida dog found herself in a rather precarious situation over the weekend when she got her head stuck in a cinder block. Rottweiler Fifi was sniffing around the yard when she got stuck and managed to wedge her head inside one of the holes in the block.
Florida hospital mix-up sends 'Survivor Day' invite to family whose child died from cancer: report
A hospital in St. Petersburg is blaming a clerical error for the “Survivor’s Day” invitation sent to a family whose child died of cancer, according to a report on WFLA. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital issued an apology after Holley Wade of Tampa found the letter addressed to her son Daniel, wh
News at noon: We're hours from a new Tampa mayor; Orlando Easter Bunny is a Pasco man and New Jersey fugitive; and more
Here are the top five latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com. Straz says he could work with Castor, however this election turns out. David Straz has blasted Jane Castor for taking campaign money from powerful interests and for doctoring police crime statistics, but he said as he worked the pol
Neighborhood angered with proposal by St. Pete to buy church, replace it with low-income housing
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The City of St. Petersburg is considering buying Grace Connection Church and replacing it with low-income housing. The church is located at 635 64th St in St. Pete. Those living by the church in South St. Pete heard about the proposal via fliers left at their doors, and are an
Clearwater hailed as America's best beach - here's what not to miss if you visit
As I dug my toes into the powdery white sand and gazed out into the palm-fringed blue sea, I could see why Clearwater Beach has been hailed as the best beach in America. Forget the Florida of Mickey Mouse and retirement condos... the beaches, keys and laidback towns around Tampa Bay on the west coas
Florida man spends 8 hours reeling in this massive swordfish
ISLAMORADA, Fla. — This is one of those fish tales worth seeing for yourself. No, really: A Cape Coral, Florida, man fought a 757.8-pound swordfish for eight hours and likely broke a record in the process, the Miami Herald reports.
Fla. Senate passes controversial school safety bill
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NSF) - In search of a solution that will prevent another school massacre, a sharply divided Florida Senate on Tuesday passed a wide-ranging school safety bill that includes a controversial provision aimed at adding armed teachers to the line of defense.
Shoplifting suspects dragged Dollar General employee with car, police say
CLEARWATER, Fla. (FOX 13) - Clearwater police are searching for a pair of shoplifting suspects who dragged a Dollar General employee with their car, officials said. Surveillance video was released by the Clearwater Police Department, showing the two unidentified women walking into the store at 1600