Breaking News from Tampa FL

Find the latest Tampa FL News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Semi fire shutting down traffic on I-75 between State Road 54 and Blanton Road

TAMPA (WFLA) - According to Pasco Fire Rescue deputies, a tanker fire on northbound I-75 at SR-52 (MM275), the interstate was briefly closed in both directions. I-75 Northbound between State Road 54 and Blanton Road is shut down due to a semi fire on the Northbound State Road 52 exit ramp. A natural


Police: Suspect seen checking for damage after Tampa man killed by hit-and-run driver in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police are hoping new video will lead them to the driver accused of hitting and killing a man along John Young Parkway earlier this month. The video shows the driver get out and look at the car at a red light.


Traffic Alert: Tractor trailer involved crash causes backup in both directions of US 41

TAMPA (WFLA) - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is reporting a crash that is causing delays in both directions on US Highway 41 at Big Bend Road Saturday morning. Deputies say a tractor-trailer is involved and power lines are down across Highway 41.


Crash closes portion of I-275

TAMPA (WFLA) - The Tampa Police Department is on the scene of a crash with serious injuries. According to the department's Twitter page, the crash happened on I-275 Northbound just before 2 A.M. just before the Kennedy exit.


Tampa firefighter brought back to life after being electrocuted and without pulse for 17 minutes

TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa firefighter is back to work after being electrocuted and then brought back to life in December. Wesley Stevens enjoys wood working as a hobby. He got into a process called fractal burning, which is a technique that electrically burns unique branch like designs into wood.


Deputies seek suspect in Tampa bank robbery

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who robbed a bank at gunpoint on Friday. Deputies said the man walked into the Mid-Florida Credit Union, 3203 Waters Ave., at about 3 p.m. He approached a teller, brandished a gun and slipped them a note demanding mon


3 lanes blocked on the Howard Frankland Bridge after crash

TAMPA, Fla. — Crews are working to reopen a section of the Howard Frankland Bridge after a crash. The bridge's three right northbound lanes just before the exit to Tampa International Airport are blocked as debris sits on the roadway.


Tampa Police search for two men caught on video allegedly placing skimmer device at gas pump

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Police Department is looking for these two men who they accuse of placing a skimmer at a Mobil gas station. Tampa Police search for two men caught on video allegedly placing skimmer device at gas station.


From the ‘Tax Fraud Queen’ to the $980,000 refund, Tampa Bay is a hotbed of tax scammers

A Tampa man recently gained national attention for receiving — and partly spending — a $980,000 tax refund on a reported income of just $18,497,. But tax shenanigans are nothing new in the Tampa Bay area. Remember Tampa's "Tax Fraud Queen,'' who collected at least $3 million in fraudulent refunds an


Hillsborough sheriff's office investigating homicide, man dead as result of fight in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is on scene of a homicide in Tampa on Thursday. According to the sheriff’s office, the incident occurred near the intersection of Old Hillsborough Avenue and Williams Road.


JD McPherson shakes up Skipper’s Smokehouse in unforgettable Tampa debut

And yes, he ate Cuban sandwiches. There are so many reasons to love rock and roll. The spontaneity, the freedom and the grittiness it can evoke make it more than a just an idea; those things make it a way of life.


Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Feb. 23

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival: Returning for the 13th year, the two-day music and seafood festival features Vintage Trouble and Fantastic Negrito headlining today. It opens at noon at Coachman Park, Clearwater. Free general admission; VIP $25-$125.


What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | February 22-24

TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (February 22-24), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area. Where: Weeki Wachee Springs State Park at 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.


Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival Slated For Sunday

CLEARWATER, FL -- If you've never tried a knish or kugel, you're in for a treat. The Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival will take place Sunday, Feb. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S. Belcher Road. Clearwater.


Florida billionaire among men sought on charges of soliciting prostitution

VERO BEACH, Fla. — A billionaire is among the more than 100 men being sought on charges of soliciting prostitution in a major Florida operation targeting human trafficking. Florida Today reports John Childs, 77, is the subject of a warrant. He has not been arrested yet.


A 4-year-old boy is missing, and deputies want your help finding him

TAMPA, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find a missing 4-year-old boy. Myles Hadsock was taken from his grandmother's home by his mother, Courtney Tillery, 23, contrary to a state Department of Children and Families safety plan.


Beer Can Island: A Boater's Oasis in Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. — Located in the heart of Tampa Bay, Beer Can Island provides an oasis for Florida boaters. The island features a full sized tiki bar, sand volleyball court, campground, event stage and so much more.


‘It should be rejected.' USF Tampa faculty urge against branch campuses under consolidation

Faculty at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus weighed in this week on the biggest debate related to the consolidation of USF’s three campuses, urging officials to reject recent recommendations made by a consolidation task force.


Reviews on an illicit massage website helped Florida police crack a massive sex trafficking and prostitution ring that Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been tied to

An illicit massage website, rubmaps.com, helped Florida police break up a multi-agency sex trafficking and prostitution ring. The investigation led police to arrest New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and charge him with two counts of solicited prostitution.


Ex-boyfriend fatally stabbed in fight with new boyfriend, deputies say

TAMPA — Two men brawled on Thursday night and one was fatally stabbed, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The two men are linked by a woman: The man who died is the ex-boyfriend of the woman, who lives at the home where the incident took place with her new boyfriend.