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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

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

Husband, 80, dies pushing wife away from careening car in Tampa

TAMPA (FOX 13) - Police say an 80-year-old man's final action was to push his wife out of the way when a vehicle careened toward them Saturday afternoon. Now, Tampa Police Department officers are searching for the driver of the out-of-control vehicle, who fled the scene of the crash. It happened ju

FOX13NEWS.COM - 2018-03-18 03:30:00

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

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

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

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

Brooksville Police Chief Fired in the midst of negotiations to disband department

The city of Brooksville fired its police chief in the midst of the possibility of disbanding its police department. Brooksville city council votes to effectively dissolve police department Chief George Turner tells ABC Action News that on Wednesday at 5 p.m. two letters were put on his desk that sai


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

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

Winn-Dixie parent company announces closure of 10 Tampa Bay area locations

(WFLA) - Winn-Dixie's parent company, Southeastern Grocers, announced they closing 94 underperforming stores to help aid in reducing the company's current debt. A statement from the company on their website reads: After careful consideration, we have chosen to voluntarily implement a court-supervise


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


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.


As parents watch little league game, Pasco thief is breaking into their cars

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - New Port Richey Police officers are investigating a brazen theft that took place Wednesday at a little league baseball field, as dozens of parents kept watch over the diamond. "It's a wholesome family place, this is where we come to enjoy our kids," said Stephen Embrey. The

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-03-17 02:56:04

Bridge designer left FDOT voice mail about cracks days before FIU bridge collapsed

Two days before a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University, killing at least six, an engineer with the firm that designed the structure called the state to report cracks in the concrete span. While it's unclear if those cracks were a contributing factor to the catastrophic col

TAMPA BAY ONLINE - 2018-03-16 21:14:00

Their flight took off from Tampa only to circle over the Gulf for hours and land right where they started | Bradenton Herald

Their flight took off from Tampa only to circle over the Gulf for hours and land right where they started Flying above the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and staring at the world below doesn't sound too terrible, until it's all you do for hours instead of flying to San Francisco. A group of Unit

BRADENTON HERALD - 2018-03-16 23:31:00

2 men sent to hospital after hearing fire alarm and escaping mobile home fire in Largo

Two men were sent to the hospital after a mobile home fire in Largo Thursday Morning. Show CaptionHide Caption LARGO, Fla. - Two men were sent to the hospital after a mobile home fire in Largo Thursday Morning. Firefighters responded to Sugar Creek Mobile Home Park at 10265 Ulmerton Road in Largo a


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