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Feel the magic of the holiday at Christmas Lane in Plant City
PLANT CITY, Fla. (WFLA) - Christmas Lane at the Florida Strawberry Festival fairgrounds truly brings the spirit of the holiday season to life. The month-long winter wonderland experience is known for its elaborately decorated displays, but this year, there is so much more to Christmas Lane.
New details released in arrest of Hillsborough County teacher
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - A new search warrant sheds new light on a romantic relationship between a teacher and a student. According to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office investigators, Jason Osborne created a profile on the app "Remind" back in September using two email addresses, including one issued
FHP: Suspected Polk drunk driver kills Plant City woman in I-4 crash
A Lakeland man faces a charge of DUI manslaughter following a crash Sunday night that killed a Plant City woman on Interstate 4 in Polk County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 40-year-old Stephen W. McCullough was speeding in a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse eastbound on I-4 at around 9:20 p.m. wh
Florida dad shoots, kills son to save younger son during violent fight over billiards game, police say
A Florida father, faced with a devastating choice, shot and killed his older son in order to save his younger child after the brothers got into a violent fight over a game of pool Sunday, police said.
Severe, soaking storms to rattle Florida as holiday travel ramps up Thursday
An East Coast storm threatening to disrupt millions of holiday travelers will bring a heightened risk of severe weather to Florida on Thursday. Worse than slowing travel or ruining outdoor plans, the severe storms can inflict damage and cause flooding in some communities.
Lakeland man charged with DUI manslaughter
LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrested a Lakeland man accused of killing a woman in a drunk-driving crash. A 40-year-old Plant City woman died in the crash around 9:20 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 4 East at US Highway 98, according to an FHP crash report.
How We Got Here: Hillsborough County's Growing Housing Affordability Crisis
High above downtown Tampa, giant construction cranes tower near what will become the city’s newest offering in luxury living. The project - 815 Water Street - will feature two towers of apartments and condominiums replete with amenities such as a rooftop bar, fitness center and a ground-level grocer
Hillsborough County: Pet Resource Center’s ADOPT system helps find the ‘pet of your dreams’
Hillsborough County, Florida has launched a new project at the Pet Resource Center called ADOPT where it’s claimed pets can be reunited with their owners faster and adoption will be simpler and more transparent. In other words, the pet of your dreams or a lost pet may only be a click away.
Florida father shoots older son to protect younger sibling, police say
Authorities in a Florida county say a father has been left "absolutely shattered" after he shot and killed his older son in an effort to save his younger son's life, with the sheriff's office saying the move was justified based on evidence.
2 teenagers dead after crash where vehicle ran into semi-truck in Mulberry
MULBERRY, Fla. (WFLA) – Two teenagers have died after a weekend crash in Mulberry. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, around 4 p.m. Sunday, Polk County Fire Rescue and the sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle versus a semi crash at Highway 37 and SR 640 in Mulberry.
Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Pat O'Brien Released From Jail After Posting Bond
Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien is out of jail as of last Friday (December 14th) after posting a $50,000 surety bond, as noted in his Hillsborough County, Florida, arrest report. Currently he holds charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer.
Fentanyl, heroin, $400K and guns seized from suspected Pasco County drug traffickers
TAMPA, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Justice says two Pasco County men have been indicted in connection with allegedly trafficking fentanyl and heroin. Edwin Tyron Hill, 47, of Holiday and William Gaston, 31, of Port Richey are charged with conspiring to distribute 0.88 pounds of fentanyl and 2.20 p
Hillsborough fireman arrested for making his own cannabis oil in the station
A 36-year-old lieutenant with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue was arrested in Plant City yesterday after cops found a botanical extractor — a device used to remove the essential oils from plants — and a couple of pot plants.
One killed, one injured in car-truck crash in Mulberry
MULBERRY — A 17-year-old was killed and his 18-year-old passenger was critically injured when the car they were driving in ran into the rear of a semi-truck. The Polk County Sheriff's Office reported about 4 a.m. Sunday, Polk County Fire Rescue and Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies went to the s
Spectrum is denied court protection over video gamer’s Facebook posts
PLANT CITY — Spectrum asked a court for a protection order against a video game player who is accused of posting an image of a gun and making online threats against the cable company over slow internet speeds.
5 Upcoming Open Houses In The Plant City Area
PLANT CITY, FL — If you're shopping for a new house, there's a good chance you've already combed through all the internet listings for your area. And while you've may gotten a decent idea of what these homes are like from the images, you just can't beat an in-person encounter with the real thing.
Cops: South Florida teacher professed love for 13-year-old student, didn't mind 'facing the devil'
DORAL, Fla. — A South Florida teacher is facing multiple charges after police say she professed her love for and tried to kiss a 13-year-old student. Andrea Jimenez, 47, surrendered to police Friday to face charges including lewd and lascivious conduct on a child and attempted lewd and lascivious co
St. Pete Police Accuse Ruskin Man in DUI, Hit and Run
ST. PETERSBURG – A man and a woman were injured when they were hit by an SUV while they were crossing First Avenue N, the St. Petersburg Police Department said. Malcolme Sydney John Tunstall, 24, of St. Petersburg, suffered life-threatening injuries. Alexis Michele Scognamiglio, 23, also of St Peter
Hillsborough's Growing Senior Population Needs More Affordable Housing
On a recent afternoon, 71-year-old Milton Malphus walked into the community room of his senior apartment building to get some lunch. Sporting a flat-rimmed hat, basketball sneakers and a T-shirt covered in pineapples, Malphus said he dresses as young as he feels: 17.
Hooters Calendar Girls share holiday joy with South Florida children
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Hooters Calendar Girls are spreading holiday cheer to South Florida children. The girls made stops at His House Children’s Home in Miami Gardens and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood over the weekend.