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Dog bleeds to death after surgery at Hillsborough County animal shelter
Hillsborough County, Fla (WFLA) - Another dog is dead after another questionable medical decision at the tax funded Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center. The PRC performed what it called a complicated spay on Lola, a 10 year old chocolate lab, March 21st.
Bloomingdale-Riverview Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead
BLOOMINGDALE-RIVERVIEW, FL — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Lake Wind Advisory for your area on Friday, lasting from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. More info from the National Weather Service is available here.
Hillsborough County School Board members endorse Jane Castor—except one
Nearly the entire Hillsborough County School Board is endorsing Jane Castor for Mayor, her campaign announced Thursday. Melissa Snively was the only member not to endorse. She has not endorsed Straz either.
Goodwill thrift store gets grand reception
Goodwill thrift store grand opening draws huge crowds. If opening day was any indication, Riverview is more than ready for a super-sized thrift store, and, now, it has one. The new Goodwill at 10739 Big Bend Rd., just east of U.S. 301, opened April 6. Some 1,600 people checked out through the cashie
First Lennard High School grad to go pro
Baseball career started at East Bay Little League for pitcher with hopes of making it to the big show. In some of these new-fangled, large baseball parks in the major leagues, it takes almost as long to walk from the bullpen to the mound as it does to drive from Potomac, MD, to Washington, DC.
Affordable Housing Trust Fund Eyed For Hillsborough County
Hillsborough County Commissioners Wednesday took a step toward creating its first dedicated source of money for affordable housing. It comes after other money has been repeatedly diverted from a state housing fund.
Florida man accused of impersonating an officer after trying to pull over undercover detective
DADE CITY, Fla. — A Hillsborough County man was arrested late Tuesday after deputies say he tried to pull over an undercover detective. The sheriff's office said Matthew Erris, 26, activated red and blue lights on the grill of his 2007 white Chevrolet Tahoe in an attempt to pull over another driver.
Great White Shark Weighing More Than 1,600 Pounds Spotted Off Florida Coast
Researchers say they have spotted Miss Costa, a 1,668-pound female great white shark, swimming in the Gulf Coast waters earlier this week. On Monday, the massive great white shark “pinged” near the Big Bend vicinity of the Gulf of Mexico at 10:34 a.m., OCEARCH, a global great white shark research or
2 Florida middle school girls accused of plotting to murder students on 'hit list'
Two middle school girls in Avon Park, Florida, allegedly plotted to kill other students they had placed on a "hit list." The two students were taken into custody at Avon Park Middle School at the end of the day Wednesday, the Highlands County School Board said. A teacher had informed law enforcement
Man scammed victim out of nearly $13K by claiming to write music for Disney, deputies say
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A St. Petersburg church music director scammed nearly $13,000 from a person by claiming to write music for "Toy Story 4," Pinellas County deputies said.
County, charter schools to meet on fix to traffic mess along Boyette Road in Riverview
Two charter schools that sit across from each other along a major route to I-75 are planning to meet with county leaders in the next several weeks to try and ease traffic congestion.
T-bone wreck results in numerous injuries
LAKE PLACID — Three children and three adults were all seriously injured in an early Thursday morning crash involving three cars at the U.S. 27 and County Road 29 intersection. Multiple helicopters picked up the victims at the old Georgia Pacific plant and from AdventHealth Lake Placid campus.
Florida Grandma Uses Her Softball Skills To Bash Half-Naked Burglar's Head With Bat
A would-be burglar is in jail in Florida, with a gash on his head, after a 65-year-old slugger named Clarese Gainey whacked him on the dome with a baseball bat when he tried to break into her car early Sunday morning. WMC Action News 5 had the story:
Stormy Friday: Severe weather possible across Tampa Bay area on Friday
TAMPA, Fla. — As you're planning your Friday lunch and evening commute, keep in mind that storms are very likely heading into the weekend. The entire Tampa Bay area is expected to get rain at some point on Friday and some of the storms could be strong and potentially severe.
Tampa man arrested for allegedly soliciting minor, sent nude photo
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Tampa man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly soliciting who he believed to be a 14-year-old boy. According to police, officers assigned to the Cyber Crimes Squad/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began an online investigation targeting offenders involved in chil
14,000 pounds of marijuana, 3,660 pounds of cocaine offloaded in South Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded marijuana and cocaine with an estimated street value of $62.5 million dollars at Florida's Port Everglades on Thursday morning.
Local sports broadcaster accused of soliciting 14-year-old
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A local sports broadcaster was arrested Wednesday after deputies say he solicited a 14-year-old boy. Justin Pawlowski, 37, faces charges of unlawful use of a two-way communication device, use of computer services to solicit a minor and transmission of harmful material to a min
Severe weather to arrive on Friday in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Severe weather is coming to Central Florida on Friday. Fox 35 meteorologist Jayme King says to expect big weather changes on Friday afternoon and evening, as Central Florida has been outlined for severe weather risk.
Severe weather threat for northwest Florida
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG) - Severe weather is possible in the panhandle late Thursday night and Friday morning. The SPC has place most the panhandle in an enhanced risk for severe weather. The main threat with this storm system will be strong wind gusts up to 50 mph, but an isolated tornado or
Florida man hides drugs in his butt crack
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A Port Charlotte man was arrested Wednesday after deputies found drugs in his car. That wasn't the only place he has drugs, though. TOP STORY: Woman hospitalized after car hits Banana Republic at Coconut Point.