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NPR temporarily halts auto dealerships opening on U.S. 19

NEW PORT RICHEY – Tidying up the U.S. 19-Gulf Coast Highway corridor is high on city council’s list of things to do and the board went back to work during its last regular council meeting.


Hoverboard battery explodes, starting house fire, officials say

TAMPA, Fla. — A house fire started Friday night when a hoverboard battery burst, Tampa Fire Rescue said. The fire happened in a home about 7:30 p.m. on Cozumel Isle Drive in New Tampa.


Tarpon Springs motorcyclist dies from injuries suffered in Clearwater crash

CLEARWATER — A 76-year-old Tarpon Springs man died at a local hospital from injuries he suffered in a crash April 18 on eastbound Gulf to Bay Boulevard at McMullen Booth Road.


New Port Richey Weekend Weather Forecast

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Coastal Flood Statement for your area on Friday, lasting from 3:00 am to 6:00 pm. You can find more info from the National Weather Service here.


Florida man charged with attempted murder smiles in mugshot

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida man accused of opening fire on two men at a Lake County park smiled for his mugshot. Tavares police said Channen Quashie, 29, of Eustis, was arrested Thursday night after an officer who was investigating a report of a stolen vehicle at the corner of Lake Avenue and Main


Florida deputy reassigned after video shows him punching teen in the head

A Florida deputy was reassigned Friday after cellphone video showed him punching a teenage boy in the head during an arrest. Broward County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Tamarac shopping plaza about a large group of students who were fighting, according to an arrest report from Thursday. After


Pasco teen cracks an egg on his mom's head for a Facebook challenge. It led to his arrest.

NEW PORT RICHEY — Internet challenges and good endings don't often coincide. In Pasco County, it's even rarer. What started as a plea for Facebook comments ended with a Gulf High School senior being charged with domestic battery. Here's how a "Facebook Egg Challenge" turned physical between a mother


Remembering the legendary Kapok Tree Inn, Florida’s most insane restaurant

During it's heyday, from the 60s through the 80s, the Kapok Tree Inn in Clearwater was one of the most over-the-top restaurants in the country. Named after a kapok tree sapling that was brought over from India, in the 1870s, the land was later purchased Richard B. Baumgardner, who decided to transfo


Half-Naked Florida Man Tries to Steal Ford Fiesta, Gets Bat to the Face From Feisty Grandma

A Florida man was charged with two counts of burglary and drug possession after being taken into custody on Sunday morning in Gainesville, Florida. The suspect was accused of breaking into a 65-year-old woman's Ford Fiesta, who promptly sneaked up on him and hit him in the head and face with a baseb


Florida middle school girls arrested after teacher discovered their plans to kill nine people, police say

Two female students at a Florida middle school were arrested this week after a teacher discovered their plans to kill at least nine people, police say. The teacher reportedly became suspicious when she noticed the two 14-year-old girls acting "hysterical" while looking for a folder at Avon Park Midd


Baby hurt when oak tree falls on Florida home

A 9-month-old baby is recovering after a tree fell on her Florida home, crashing through the ceiling where she slept. It happened in Columbia County, between Lake City and Wellborn. — Bailey-Ann Taylor-Doll survived with just a few scratches.


Storms in South kill girl in North Florida, bring tornado threat

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.


Florida man pleads guilty to robbing 9 banks in 2 states

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man who was arrested in Lakeland pleaded guilty to nine bank robberies across Florida and Alabama. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Myron William Ernst, 61, of Orlando faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced.


Florida man used hidden camera to record women in shower, deputies say

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - A 46-year-old Titusville man was arrested Thursday on allegations of using a hidden camera to record women showering in his home. Jonathan Moist was arrested on a felony charge of video voyeurism of someone at least 19 years old.


Severe Storm Risk Blowing Through Tampa Bay, All Of Florida

A dangerous squall line of thunderstorms is expected to sweep across the entire Florida Peninsula today, with the greatest risk for the Tampa Bay region coming midday. The greatest risk to life and property from this event will come from straight-line winds, according to Jeff Huffman, meteorologist


Monticello man wins $1 million in Florida Lottery scratch-off game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Lottery announced that a Monticello man has claimed a $1 million top prize in the $5 Gold Rush Classic Scratch-Off game. Carl Madison, 60, of Monticello, claimed a $1 million top prize in the new game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive


Florida Man Pretends To Be a Cop, Pulls Over Actual Cop, Gets Arrested

Matthew Joseph Erris, from Pasco County, Florida, clearly wanted to give the impression that he was a police officer. On the top of his Chevy Trailblazer was a police light bar and there were even red and blue lights on the vehicle’s grill.


Brevard Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers Bust Perps For Illegal Fishing, BUI

man arrested for boating under the influence with passenger under 18 years of age on board. EDITOR’S NOTE: The following report highlights some cases the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission handled in Brevard County over the past week but does not include all actions taken by the Divis


Fishing boat captain reels in 757-pound swordfish in the Florida Keys

FLORIDA KEYS, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A Florida fishing boat captain has earned major bragging rights after snagging a 757-pound swordfish--a catch that could be the new state record!


Featuring John Miles and Creedence Clearwater Revival

Two hours of handpicked classics from the past six decades featuring music from John Miles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roy Orbison, Dr Feelgood and a Lost 45 from Billie Davis. Plus The 60’s Sequence and this week’s UK number one singles from 1970, 80 and 90.