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Two children, 1 and 4 months, ejected from SUV during rollover crash on I-75 in Hillsborough
TAMPA — Two children, ages 1 and 4 months, who were unrestrained, were ejected from an SUV that rolled over on Interstate 75 Thursday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Trial date set in Clearwater parking lot shooting: August 2019
LARGO — A judge has set a trial date in the case of Michael Drejka, the man who shot and killed Markeis McGlockton in a convenience store parking lot over the summer. The trial is set to start Aug. 19, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Joseph Bulone said during a hearing held Friday in the Clearwater cas
Forecast: Severe storms poised to pummel Tampa Bay
A severe weather system is making a slow slog toward the Tampa Bay region and forecast to produce potentially strong thunderstorms and possible tornadoes later Friday night. The area of low pressure will move east across the Gulf of Mexico throughout the day, according to the National Weather Servic
Nationwide bomb threat hoax hits St. Pete, Tampa and Pinellas Park
Law enforcement agencies throughout the Tampa Bay area and across the nation spent Thursday responding to multiple bomb threats that were called in or emailed to businesses, government buildings and even schools.
Column: Tampa Bay should work together on climate change
The challenges ahead from climate change are sobering. At least 13 federal agencies reported in the Fourth National Climate Assessment on the effects on sea level rise, hurricanes and other real dangers. And as the Tampa Bay Times editorialized, it’s grim news for Floridians.
Tampa mom came face to face at meat counter with teen later charged in her son’s slaying
TAMPA — Standing at the meat market counter, Tara Jones noticed the clerk eyeing the photos of her son that dangle from her neck. Jones has worn two laminated images of TeSean Blue since September, when he was gunned down while riding his street in north Tampa. Superimposed over the photos are the w
Threat of severe weather Friday causing event cancellations in Tampa Bay area
(WFLA) - The threat of severe weather Friday afternoon into the evening are causing various events to be cancelled across the Tampa Bay area. This list will be updated with more information as it comes into our newsroom.
Maple Leafs' Lack Of Top-End Defenseman Is Apparent After Loss To Lightning
The Toronto Maple Leafs have been lacking depth and quality at the defense position for a couple of seasons, but now it's really starting to cost them important games. This past Thursday night, the Leafs were defeated by the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning. The final score was 4 to 1 in favor of
Wind, Rain, Tornado Risk Heading To Tampa Bay
A powerful storm system is coming through Florida today. It has already produced heavy rain across portions of the Florida Panhandle and North Florida overnight, where flood watches will continue through early Saturday.
Weather pushes back holiday events across Tampa Bay
A chance for showers, storms and even severe weather across Tampa Bay has a few Friday events postponed for a sunny day. The Snow Central event in Winter Haven was postponed until Friday, Dec. 21. The event will have food trucks, cookie decorating, bounce houses and real snow to play in. Also, don’t
Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy makes save of year candidate in return from 14-game absence
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy didn't need long to get back in the groove in his comeback from an injury. Returning from a 14-game absence, he pulled off a save of the year candidate in Thursday night's 4-1 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, Dec. 16
Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas: Chicago sensation Evan Tyrone Martin resonates the velvety vocal style of Nat King Cole with a festive cocktail of hits including L-O-V-E, Mona Lisa and The Christmas Song. 2 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $60 (813) 229
NHL’s top two teams meet as Lightning, Maple Leafs face off
The NHL’s best team is getting even stronger on Thursday night when the Tampa Bay Lightning will welcome back starting goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. The Vezina Trophy finalist from 2017-18 hasn’t played in more than a month, while the Lightning still managed to go on a 12-3-0 run during his absence inc
Tampa man claims $14.5 million FL Lotto Jackpot
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery announces that Krishnakanth Barri, 41, of Tampa, claimed the $14.5 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on December 1, 2018, at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Stormy night ahead: Strong storms move into Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - Strong to severe storms are moving into Central Florida, chief meteorologist Tom Terry said Friday afternoon. The storms are producing a lot of wind, so the main threats are damaging straight-line wind and isolated tornadoes, Terry said.
Egmont renourishment halted by turtle deaths
EGMONT KEY – The renourishment of Egmont Key’s critically-eroded beaches is at a standstill because the project resulted in the deaths of six sea turtles, the maximum allowed.
Which drugs are most deadly across Tampa Bay? DEA breaks it down, county by county
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Bomb threats sent to addresses across the country, including around Tampa Bay
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Bomb threats are being made to buildings across the United States, including here in the Tampa Bay area. Channelside Academy in Tampa was evacuated, law enforcement has confirmed. Tampa and St. Petersburg police both confirm they are dealing with multiple threats around the B
Local Law Enforcement Bombarded With Barrage Of Bomb Threats
TAMPA BAY, FL -- A barrage of bomb threats sent to businesses, colleges and news outlets Thursday are tying up Tampa Bay law enforcement agencies. Though none were deemed credible and no devices have been found, the FBI has confirmed that bomb threats were sent nationwide Thursday afternoon demandin
Severe weather, plus a tornado or two, possible Friday for the Tampa Bay region
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A cold front has its sights set for the Florida Gulf Coast and with it could come a few severe storms, including a tornado or two. Rinse, repeat: Friday's weather system largely mirrors a similar setup to one that produced two confirmed EF-1 tornadoes Sunday in the Tampa Bay