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Homicide investigation underway after body found behind Tampa business
TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after a body was found behind a business.Police say they received a call Friday morning about the body of an adult female behind Comida Latina in Tampa.The victim has been identified as Laurie Marie Pietscher, 28, of Se
Tampa man arrested in double murder of woman, 10-year-old boy
TAMPA (FOX 13) - A Tampa man was arrested in the deaths of a woman and a 10-year-old boy, deputies announced Monday morning. Hillsborough County deputies arrested 42-year-old Tyrone Terell Johnson after receiving a call about a domestic dispute. Officials said they responded to 4302 Mariners Cove Co
Tampa police: Sebring woman was murdered
According to Tampa police, the body of Laurie Marie Pietscher was found along N. 15th Street on Friday morning. Today, they confirmed the 28-year-old Sebring woman had been murdered.
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Twilight: In celebration of the 10th anniversary, Fathom Events brings this special engagement of Twilight featuring a new introduction and a sneak peak of Twilight Tour...10 Years Later. Taking place at Westshore 14 in Tampa, Veterans 24 in Tampa and Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas
Man arrested after woman and child killed during domestic dispute in Tampa
Tyrone Terell Johnson was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail overnight. He's charged with murder in the second degree, murder in the first degree, aggravated child abuse and shooting at, within or into a building.
Pinellas Park police identify fatal crash victim after 29 years
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (WFLA) - A man killed in a traffic crash in Pinellas Park 29 years ago has been identified. The Pinellas Park Police Department was able to identify the man with the help of the Pinellas County Medical Examiner's Office and NamUs, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons Sys
Tampa family wound up with no place to live after hiring a national name to remodel their home
The trouble started just a few months into the job, when Rick Smyth noticed the bubbling up in the grout, which led to mold and moisture problems and the gutting of everything but the bedrooms.
Former Bloomingdale teacher charged with additional 267 counts of video voyeurism | Plant City Observer | Plant City Observer
Mark William Ackett, a 50-year-old teacher at Bloomingdale High School, was facing a single charge of video voyeurism in September when he admitted to recording a student while she was changing on campus.
Man shoots, kills his girlfriend and her 10-year-old son inside Tampa apartment complex
Tyrone Johnson, 42, called 911 Sunday night, shortly before 7 p.m., stating he had shot his 34-year-old girlfriend and her 10-year-old son inside their apartment at the Mariner's Cove apartment complex in Tampa, according to an arrest affidavit.According to the arrest affidavit, the shooting stemmed
Tampa man charged with manslaughter for failing to call 911 after Plant High student's fatal overdose
TAMPA A 19-year-old Tampa man is under arrest for his role in the death of a Plant High School senior who overdosed on heroin last year just weeks before graduation. Titan Goodson, of Harbour Island, was still in the Hillsborough County jail Monday evening in lieu of $15,000 bail. Earlier in the wee
2 people found dead at Tampa apartment complex
TAMPA, Fla. -- Investigators are trying to figure out what led up to the death of two people at a Tampa apartment complex.Deputies are working a double homicide investigation at theMariner's Cove apartmentsSunday evening, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office news release.No other info
Detectives investigating double homicide in Tampa
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Hillsborough sheriff's detectives are investigating a double homicide at an apartment complex in Tampa.Authorities said two bodies were found at a home in the 4300 block of Mariners Cove Court.Further information was not immediately available.This is a developing s
Former Hillsborough County teacher charged with additional 267 counts of video voyeurism
Mark William Ackett, Hillsborough County Jail booking photo HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A former Hillsborough County teacher is facing more charges of video voyeurism, production of harmful material of a minor and possession of child pornography on Monday. Mark William Ackett, 49, is accused
Fatal Riverview Car Crash Knocks Out Power In Area
RIVERVIEW, FL -- A man was killed early Sunday morning when he crashed his car into a chain-link fence and hit a power pole at Balm-Riverview Road and Tucker Road, knocking out power in the area.The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said the accident occurred at 1:20 a.m. on Oct. 21. Deputies arr
Falling palm tree kills woman in hammock in Florida
The palm tree crashed on her, and she was taken to a hospital in St. Petersburg, where she later died of her injuries.
Bucs-Browns: Chandler Catanzaro, Tampa Bay redeem themselves in 26-23 overtime win
But Catanzaro, who missed an extra point in each of the past two games, pushed the attempt wide right to force overtime.
8 fun things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay | Oct. 19-21
Tampa Pig Jig (Friday, Saturday)Show your support at this annual fundraiser held along the Tampa Bay waterfront while raising awareness of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclorosis (FSGS) and funding for NephCure Kidney International. The afternoon will offer attendees great food, drinks, games, live music
Woman, child dead in Florida apartment; man charged in connection with deaths, cops say
A woman and child were found dead in a Tampa apartment complex Sunday night, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the apartments at 4302 Mariners Cove Court at 6:47 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, deputies found a 34-year-old wom
Man takes stolen vehicle on Sunday morning beer run, Tampa police say
TAMPA, Fla.-A man took Tampa police on a short pursuit in a stolen vehicle to go on a beer run Sunday morning, police said. Officers said the man was heading back from a Wawa in Ybor City after grabbing some beer in a stolen vehicle, police said. Police chased the man in the vehicle for a short tim
Cops: Wrong-Way Drunk Driver Kills Woman in Tampa | 970 WFLA
Tampa, Fla, (970 WFLA) - A drunk wrong-way driver killed a woman in a head-on crash on the Lee Roy Selmon Expessway early Sunday, Tampa Police said.