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Hillsborough sheriff's deputies on scene of ongoing SWAT situation in Riverview

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies are on scene of an ongoing SWAT situation in Riverview Tuesday afternoon. Deputies are on scene at 12839 Kings Crossings Drive. The situation began at 10 a.m. A neighbor called authorities stating that the man who lives

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-19 20:47:34

Geico to hire hundreds, build $12 million facility

Geico plans to add between 300 and 500 new jobs and build a new $12 million, 50,000-square-foot facility near its current site in Southwest Lakeland. LAKELAND - Geico plans to add between 300 and 500 new jobs and build a new $12 million, 50,000-square-foot facility near its current site in Southwest

THE LEDGER - 2017-09-20 01:39:02

USAmeriBank already has a new owner

One of Polk County's newest banks will soon have a new name. LAKELAND - One of Polk County's newest banks will soon have a new name. USAmeriBank, located at the former Purity Ice Manufacturing Co. building at 427 S. Florida Ave., is expected to complete its merger with New Jersey-based Valley Nation

THE LEDGER - 2017-09-19 20:42:16

With successful jewelry line, Durant High alum Carley Ochs enjoys 'incredible ride'

BRANDON As a child Carley Ochs played dress up, draped in her grandmother's furs. When she became a teenager, armed with a hot glue gun and sewing machine, peers at Durant High School would give her jeans to re-style. She even decorated the senior class shirts. Now, the Bourbon and Boweties founder

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-20 13:00:00

VIDEO: Out-of-town linemen leave Lakeland with police escort following Hurricane Irma

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - Dozens of linemen trucks left Lakeland on Wednesday morning with a police escort. Fifty trucks with about 138 linemen were released to go home, and were escorted by police officers past Lakeland City Hall and the Lakeland Police Department to I-4. In a Facebook post, Lakeland

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-20 14:25:24

Man dies after being struck by train in Lakeland

LAKELAND -A Lakeland man was killed Tuesday after being hit by a train off Kathleen Road. The Lakeland Police Department reported Terrance G. Hall, 54, was struck just before 7 p.m. by a train on the CSX railroad tracks in the 800 block of Kathleen Road. LPD Sgt. Gary Gross said the train was going

THE LEDGER - 2017-09-20 16:35:58

Lakeland Electric 'on track' for full restoration Wednesday

LAKELAND - Fewer than 1,900 Lakeland Electric customers remained without power Tuesday evening, and Duke Energy reported it was on track to complete its restoration effort in Polk County the same night. Duke Energy, as with Polk County's other utilities upon declaring the end of the restoration, ha

THE LEDGER - 2017-09-20 01:37:37

IRMA: Around 1,900 Lakeland Electric customers still without electricity

Lakeland Electric reports that it is very close to having all of its customers back on line, but as of Tuesday afternoon, about 1,900 customers were still without power.Company said those still without power suffered major damageRepairing damage in backyards, wooded areas proved difficultCompany hop

BAY NEWS 9 - 2017-09-19 23:36:00

AHN hosts weekend volleyball tournament

Volleyball is back in full swing after Hurricane Irma, with schools playing just about every day this week. Locally, Academy of the Holy Names will host a weekend tournament. Here are the teams involved and the schedule: Pool A: Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa Bay HEAT, Shorecrest, Robinson Pool B:

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-20 15:53:00

Bowen: Water's rising? I must be in Worthington Gardens

Take a drive up Old Cypress Creek Road from State Road 54 and you'll see where Old Florida is about to be encroached upon by the new. On the west side of the narrow road sit low-lying homes abutting a swamp. Signs proclaiming "Private property,'' "No trespassing'' and ''Beware of dog'' are common dr

TAMPA BAY ONLINE - 2017-09-20 06:00:00

Zephyrhills residents to see higher water, sewer rates

ZEPHRYHILLS - Residents can expect to pay more for water and sewer service after Zephyrhills City Council members this week unanimously passed an ordinance that would enact a rate increase. During their meeting Monday night, council members approved on first reading a 4 percent water rate increase a

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-20 15:00:00

Notice something wrong with your car? It might be bad gas

TAMPA, Fla, -- Finding his way around a car engine comes easy to Stan McMahan, a Brandon resident with an automotive background. "When I crank it up you'll see, the motor's going to jump," he said. So he knew something was wrong Tuesday when he fired up his 2007 Nissan minivan. The engine shutters.

10NEWS - 2017-09-18 16:18:57

U.K. police quiz 2 ex-foster children over London subway bomb

The two suspects detained over last week's London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British couple, according to a local official and media reports. The 18-year-old was detained Saturday at the southeast England port of

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2017-09-18 14:37:00

Zephyrhills police identify man shot by officer during domestic disturbance call

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (WFLA) - Preliminary investigation indicates it was appropriate and necessary for a Zephyrhills police officer to shoot a suspect over the weekend, police say. On Monday, the Zephyrhills Police Department released new information on the shooting that happened Saturday morning. Offi

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-18 15:16:17

You cleaned up all your storm debris. Now what?

Storm debris collection begins Monday, Sept. 18. Yard waste should be piled along the right of way for collection. Unlike other counties and cities, Hillsborough County officials say their debris collection applies online to yard waste. "We are not allowing residents to co-mingle any construction or

10NEWS - 2017-09-18 22:35:54

KHOU 11 crew reunites with truck driver rescued during Hurricane Harvey

If home is where the heart is, Robert Roberson's heart is split between the sleepy railroad town of Durant, Mississippi and the expansive freeways that stretch all over this country. If home is where the heart is, Robert Roberson's heart is split between the sleepy railroad town of Durant, Mississ

10NEWS - 2017-09-18 03:42:41

Seffner family flooded out by Irma believes Hillsborough project contributed to problem

SEFFNER A Seffner family who were forced to evacuate their home as Hurricane Irma was hitting the Bay Area, lost everything they own to flood water and believe a recently constructed culvert greatly contributed to the problem.Seffner family flooded out by Irma believes Hillsborough project contribut

BAY NEWS 9 - 2017-09-18 13:36:00

The Mill restaurants offering half off when customers donate for hurricane relief

The Mill restaurant in St. Petersburg and its newly-opened location in Brandon are collecting donations to help residents of the Florida Keys who've been affected by Hurricane Irma. The restaurant asks that locals bring toiletries, baby formula, baby food, baby wipes, pet food, socks, canned goods,

TAMPA BAY ONLINE - 2017-09-19 12:34:00

Celebrate the Jewish High Holy Days With TooJay's

TooJay's, the restaurant known for its generous servings of homemade New York deli favorites, offers a classic menu for Rosh Hashanah and a customary selection of break-fast platters and specialties for Yom Kippur. Available for in-restaurant or at-home dining, Rosh Hashanah menu items include TooJa

PATCH - 2017-09-18 16:37:59

Better Call Behnken: Local consumers frustrated with Equifax following security breach

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - It's the perfect storm. Equifax, one of the nation's three large credit reporting bureaus, keeps a wealth of personal information on millions of Americans. Now, there has been a credit breach and the information of about 143 million Americans has been stolen. Hackers now have so

WFLA.COM - 2017-09-18 21:13:54