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Florida mayor arrested after firing shots at SWAT team

PORT RICHEY, Fla. - The mayor of a Florida town has been arrested after he fired shots at a SWAT team attempting to serve a search warrant. Officials announced their presence at the home of Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad at 4:40 a.m. Thursday. The mayor had been accused of practicing medicine without


“Like Mardi Gras in Ruskin”

Firehouse Cultural Center to host Bourbon on the Bayou March 2. The Firehouse Cultural Center is set to host an event like no other the community has seen, and you’re invited to come have a blast in the Big Easy.


Fatal crash blocking several lanes of U.S. 301 in Manatee

An investigation into a fatal crash is blocking multiple lanes of U.S. 301 in Manatee County Thursday morning. The deadly crash was reported shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 301 at Tallevast Road, according to Florida Highway Patrol.


Senator requesting Florida governor to deploy National Guard, state troopers to Jacksonville to combat violent crime wave

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — State Sen. Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville) has officially requested the assistance of the Florida National Guard to combat crime in Jacksonville by way of a letter to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.


Hillsborough County looks to form human trafficking task force

TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Hillsborough County leaders are looking at ways to fight back against human trafficking. At Wednesday's Board of County Commissioner meeting, Commissioner Kimberly Overman proposed forming a task force to combat the crime, saying she wants to send a clear message.


Red tide is gone in Florida, state says

SARASOTA — The unforgettable red tide bloom that tarnished Florida waters and destroyed hundreds of the state's beloved marine mammals is no more. For the first time since October 2017, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, is no lo


Huge snake mauled by alligator in Florida, shocking video shows

A giant python in the Florida Everglades met its demise earlier this week when an alligator decided to make the serpent its next meal. Rich Kruger was near the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami-Dade on Monday when he came across the shocking sight.


Hillsborough County teacher helps students in need, offers up her home

TAMPA, Fla. — Blake High School teacher Pam Glas knows how to get the best out of someone. "Honestly she takes us in like we're her own kids, and she takes us in like she's known us forever and a day," said junior Venecia Holder.


Florida Man finds his way to Illinois and somehow two old toilets are involved

Wherever Florida Man goes, something wacky follows. According to the East St. Louis Police Department, Dave Toliver carried an old toilet to a Board of Education building in Illinois and threw it through the front glass of the building on Feb. 15.


FHP: Motorcyclist crashes on I-275 in Tampa, falls from overpass

TAMPA — Troopers have identified Verlon John McDonald, 51, as the Largo man killed early Thursday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle on Interstate 275 and was propelled off the overpass at Lois Avenue.


Hillsborough County Commissioners approve repaving project on Bay to Bay Blvd

SOUTH TAMPA, Fla. — It seems many people agree that Bay to Bay boulevard is dangerous. In the last year, the road has seen at least 17 crashes. "I just don’t want such a threat being at the center of our neighborhood,” said Tim Scheu. He’s a father of two and both his kids have to cross the road for


‘No he didn’t!’ Dash cam captures overturn crash

A crash involving a tractor trailer carrying hazardous materials on Interstate 75 near Tampa, Florida was caught on dashboard camera. The crash injured two people and shut down the interstate for hours.


Dirty dining: Bradenton restaurant closed after inspector finds more than 100 roaches

According to the latest inspections report of Manatee County restaurants, Holly’s Quarter Cup Cafe was temporarily shut down when an inspector discovered live and dead roaches on the premises.


Silver Alert canceled for missing Hillsborough County man

TAMPA, Fla. — UPDATE: Wesley Thiessen has been found safe, deputies say. A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 63-year-old man who is in the early stages of dementia, Hillsborough County deputies say.


Police discover 'fully skeletonized' remains of Florida teen who disappeared days after allegedly witnessing killing

SARASOTA, Fla. – Police have found the remains of a 14-year-old Florida boy who went missing over a year and a half ago after possibly witnessing a murder. Deputy Chief of Police Patrick Robinson with the Sarasota Police Department said at a press conference on Tuesday that the search for Jabez Span


Florida woman found dead in suspected murder-suicide, police say

A Florida woman and a man were found dead in a Boca Raton home on Monday in an incident police are investigating as a murder-suicide. Laura Randall, 53, and Gregory Schatz, 45, both of Boca Raton, were found dead at the home around 4 p.m., the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office confirmed to Fox News on Wed


WFLA starts podcast to investigate Seminole Heights murders in Tampa

Thankfully, "51 Days of Terror" doesn't focus on the suspect. Local news channel WFLA has started a podcast to investigate the Seminole Heights murders that terrorized the Tampa neighborhood more than a year ago.


A Florida mobile home park is under fire for apparently charging residents different rental application fees based on what country they're from

A mobile home park in Florida is facing scrutiny for charging different rental application fees based on what country the potential residents come from. A list of application fees for Lakeside Park Estates in Pembroke Park, Florida, obtained by Local10.com revealed that prices go up for applicants w


Hackers make bomb threat from Tampa mayor's Twitter account

TAMPA, Fla. - Police are investigating a bomb threat made against Tampa International Airport after hackers took over Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s Twitter account. The hackers tweeted a nonstop series of offensive racist and pornographic posts and claimed a bomb was in a package at TIA.


Remains of teenager Jabez Spann found nearly a year and a half after his disappearance in Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. — Authorities announced Tuesday night that the remains of missing teenager Jabez Spann were found in Manatee County. Then 14-year-old Jabez Spann went missing on Sept. 4, 2017 in Sarasota. Police say he may have witnessed a murder.