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Police arrest Pinellas Park spa owner on prostitution charges

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (WFLA) - A Pinellas Park massage parlor owner is facing criminal charges after police claim she was offering sexual services in addition to massages. Fuzi Jin, 58, is facing prostitution and operating a business for prostitution charges.


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.


Man critically injured in hit-and-run crash in Pinellas County

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A pedestrian was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in Pinellas County Thursday afternoon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Shayla Collins, 26, of Tampa, was traveling south on 49th Street North, approaching Ulmerton Road.


Florida man charged with threatening to kill three Democratic lawmakers

A Florida man was charged Friday with threatening to kill three Democratic members of Congress, federal prosecutors said. John Kless, 49, called the Washington offices of Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Reps. Eric Swalwell of California and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan on Tuesday and left a series o


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


Palm Harbor Cell Tower To Improve Connections For AT&T Customers

PALM HARBOR, FL -- AT&T has added a new cell tower to its 4G LTE network in Pinellas County to help give customers faster, more reliable wireless service. The new site is off Katherine Boulevard in Palm Harbor. It's benefiting residences and businesses in the areas of Curlew Road, Woodlands Boulevar


Sugar Sand Festival stands up to Friday’s rough weather

CLEARWATER, Fla. — It’s one of the biggest draws to Clearwater Beach post-spring break. “This past weekend, we had a huge crowd. We actually broke a record on Saturday with one of the hugest crowds the festival has ever had,” said Jason Beisel of the City of Clearwater.


Pinellas County Latest To Update FEMA Flood Maps

Flooding is one of the most common and costly disasters during storms. Pinellas County is the latest area to have adjustments made to its flood map to better reflect the risk that some homeowners may face.


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


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.


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.


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 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


Florida rap duo Hurricane Party headlines Dunedin Brewery’s hip-hop Easter egg hunt

Not everyone believes that some guy was sent down from the sky to die on a cross and save the world from itself, and that’s why we’ve got the Easter bunny (ask John Gascot about that).


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


Road painted with a misspelled word outside a Florida school

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — A road crew in Florida should get an “F″ for spelling. A driver spotted the error on Thursday, realizing that workers in Doral had made a mistake when painting the word “school” at a pedestrian crossing in the road. Instead of S-C-H-O-O-L, it was spelled S-C-O-H-O-L.


Tornado watch posted for Tampa Bay: Live updates

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is rolling into the Florida Gulf coast, bringing along a tornado threat. The Storm Prediction Center has much of the Tampa Bay region under an enhanced risk for severe weather. This means numerous severe storms are possible, including t


3 People Escape Clearwater House Fire

CLEARWATER, FL -- Clearwater Fire & Rescue crews responded to a house fire at 709 Richards Ave. at 8:45 a.m. Friday. Heavy smoke was pouring from the single-story structure as crews arrived. Three people who were inside the house escaped without injury, and the fire was extinguished.


Weekend looking clear after storms roll through Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. - Most Central Florida counties were under severe weather advisories Friday afternoon, including for strong winds and a tornado watch. Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties were all under wind advisories for sustained winds of 30 mph with