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Education

Hillsborough superintendent named national finalist

Hillsborough superintendent named national finalistHillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia has been named a finalist for the 2015 National Superintendent of the Year.
  • Education
  • 4 hours, 53 minutes ago
Florida

Miami Cubans: Deal is 'the ultimate bailout'

Miami Cubans: Deal is 'the ultimate bailout'Cuban Americans reacted with mixed emotions to President Obama's announcement today that the U.S. was normalizing relations with Cuba after severing ties more than 50 years ago.
  • Florida
  • 6 hours, 35 minutes ago
Local

Man fakes heart attack in toy theft

Man fakes heart attack in toy theftA man faked a heart attack to create a diversion so his friend can steal a cart full of toys out of a Polk County Walmart Tuesday.
  • Local
  • 7 hours, 7 minutes ago
Local

Suspect in Pasco cemetery vandalism caught

Suspect in Pasco cemetery vandalism caughtPasco County Sheriff's office deputies has caught the man that vandalized nearly two dozen grave sites at a Holiday cemetery.
  • Local
  • 7 hours, 48 minutes ago
Local

3rd case of rabies confirmed in Polk

3rd case of rabies confirmed in PolkThe Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section confirmed on Wednesday, Dec. 17 the third positive case of rabies in the county for 2014.
  • Local
  • 7 hours, 56 minutes ago
Local

Theaters avoid 'The Interview' after hacker's threat

Theaters avoid 'The Interview' after hacker's threatTheaters not to play "The Interview" after hacker's threat
  • Local
  • 8 hours, 11 minutes ago
News

School is in session, despite fire

School is in session, despite fireAn early morning fire at Lakewood ruined all of the student lunches inside that building but the principal here says a fire won't stop her students from learned.
  • News
  • 8 hours, 37 minutes ago
Local

New noise ordinance in Polk takes effect

New noise ordinance in Polk takes effectA new noise ordinance is now in effect in Polk County that prohibits unreasonably excessive noise in motor vehicles.
  • Local
  • 8 hours, 44 minutes ago
Local

Police conduct holiday shoplifting operation, 19 arrests

Police conduct holiday shoplifting operation, 19 arrestsYesterday plain clothed detectives with the Department's Economic Crimes and C.O.T.A. Units conducted a one day operation with loss prevention officers at the Wal-Mart Store located at 201 34th Street North.
  • Local
  • 8 hours, 51 minutes ago
Investigations

10 Investigates wins prestigious duPont Award

10 Investigates wins prestigious duPont AwardGreat news for our 10 Investigates team, as they just reeled in one of the highest honors in journalism: the Columbia-duPont Award.
  • Investigations
  • 10 hours, 57 minutes ago
Local

Man who fled to Louisiana for 2 murders gets life

Man who fled to Louisiana for 2 murders gets lifeA Tampa Bay area man who fled to Louisiana after killing his former girlfriend and a man she had been dating has been sentenced to life in prison.
  • Local
  • 13 hours, 9 minutes ago
Local

Pasco movie theater shooter breaks hip

Pasco movie theater shooter breaks hipCurtis Reeves, charged in a fatal shooting at a Pasco theater, fell at his house and broke his hip.
  • Local
  • 13 hours, 18 minutes ago
Florida

Body of paddleboarder found off Sanibel Island

Body of paddleboarder found off Sanibel IslandThe body of a missing 19-year-old paddleboarder has been found in southwest Florida.
  • Florida
  • 13 hours, 31 minutes ago
Florida

WATCH: Attorney faints in court

WATCH: Attorney faints in courtThere were some scary moments in a Florida courtroom Tuesday during the trial of Ebony Wilkerson, the woman accused of driving her children into the ocean.
  • Florida
  • 13 hours, 48 minutes ago
Local

Legislators brewing up support for beer growlers

Legislators brewing up support for beer growlersTwo state lawmakers have announced plans to draft a bill that would change a major law affecting microbreweries in Florida.
  • Local
  • 21 hours, 44 minutes ago
Local

Holiday packages stalled by FedEx truck crashes

Holiday packages stalled by FedEx truck crashesHoliday packages stalled by FedEx truck crashes
  • Local
  • 21 hours, 45 minutes ago
Florida

Orlando attraction features high-powered guns

Orlando attraction features high-powered gunsIt's called Machine Gun America. And Orlando's newest attraction is already creating a stir with anti-gun advocates.
  • Florida
  • 23 hours, 57 minutes ago
Local

Polk teen Jonathan Christopher missing

Polk teen Jonathan Christopher missingPolice say 17-year-old Jonathan Tyler Christopher, was reported missing on Tuesday, Dec. 9 by his mother after he failed to return home from the day before.
  • Local
  • 23 hours, 58 minutes ago
Local

Changes ordered for Manatee Animal Services

Changes ordered for Manatee Animal ServicesA larger facility is the top recommendation Manatee County commissioners heard out of a study on how to improve the publicly criticized shelter fueled by the Napier case.
  • Local
  • 23 hours, 58 minutes ago
Local

TGH honors employee's years of buying for kids

TGH honors employee's years of buying for kidsIn the past 25 years, the man his co-workers refer to as a 'gentle giant' has embarked on a mighty mission.
  • Local
  • 23 hours, 59 minutes ago
Outreach

10 News brings Joy to the Bay to All Children's Hospital

10 News brings Joy to the Bay to All Children's HospitalThe 10 News staff donated gifts to the patients at All Children's Hospital. Anchors Reggie Roundtree and Dion Lim got to play Santa.
  • Outreach
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Local

Water main break closes Sarasota intersection

Water main break closes Sarasota intersectionA water main break forced the intersection of Swift Road and Wilkinson Road to be shut down Monday evening.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Local

Triple murder suspect could face death penalty

Triple murder suspect could face death penaltyA grand jury indicted triple murder suspect Andy Avalos on three counts of first degree murder Tuesday.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Local

No MacDill AirFest in 2015

No MacDill AirFest in 2015After coming back in 2014, there will not be an AirFest at MacDill Air Force Base in 2015.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Local

Ideas for new St. Pete Pier being studied closely

Ideas for new St. Pete Pier being studied closelyThe eight proposals for a new pier are drawing a lot of attention.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Local

Brandon Squatter: My "godfather" has the lease

Brandon Squatter: My "godfather" has the leaseA potential buyer discovered unwanted guests had moved into a bank-owned Brandon home changed the locks and now refuse to leave.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Local

Children found living in filthy home, 2 arrested

Children found living in filthy home, 2 arrestedSarasota deputies say two adults have been arrested after young children were found living in deplorable conditions inside a Venice home.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Local

Hillsborough Animal Services closing for tenting

Hillsborough Animal Services closing for tentingThe Hillsborough County Animal Shelter will be shutting down temporarily to tent for termites during the holidays.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Local

Coast Guard cutter seizes 1,328 kilos of cocaine from ship

Coast Guard cutter seizes 1,328 kilos of cocaine from shipThe crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive seized about 1,328 kilograms of cocaine during a patrol near Panama and is expected to offload the narcotics Tuesday in St. Petersburg.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Florida

NOAA following leads on dolphin deaths

NOAA following leads on dolphin deathsLeads are still coming in but no arrests have been made yet for the person or people who killed two bottlenose dolphins in the Northern Gulf of Mexico in recent weeks.
  • Florida
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Rays

Rays trade Matt Joyce to Angels for reliever

Rays trade Matt Joyce to Angels for relieverThe Rays continue their off-season moves, with outfielder Matt Joyce the latest player to be traded.
  • Rays
  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Florida

Florida Amber Alert canceled for infant

Florida Amber Alert canceled for infantThe Amber Alert issued for a 1-month-old Demarion Hampton early Tuesday morning has been canceled.
  • Florida
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Local

Santa ditches sleigh for elephant ride

Santa ditches sleigh for elephant rideSanta made an early stop in Palmetto Tuesday morning, except he ditched his sleigh for a much larger form of transportation.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Local

SILVER ALERT: 79-year-old Winter Haven man

SILVER ALERT: 79-year-old Winter Haven manPolice are asking for the public's help in locating 79-year-old James William Davis who went missing on sometime early Tuesday morning.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Local

Burglar slips between St. Pete store's metal bars

Burglar slips between St. Pete store's metal barsSt. Pete Police are asking for the public's help locating a suspect in the burglary of the Central Avenue Food Mart on the morning of Dec. 12.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
Traffic

Morning fog causes big delays on I-275

Morning fog causes big delays on I-275Heavy morning fog made for a slow rush hour commute on I-275 in St. Petersburg on Tuesday morning.
  • Traffic
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Local

Two pivotal days to shape Tampa Bay's future

Two pivotal days to shape Tampa Bay's futureWe are about to enter two pivotal days that will shape Tampa Bay for generations to come. We want to give you a heads up about two major things to watch out for.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
Florida

Port Canaveral seeks Royal Caribbean mega-ship

Port Canaveral seeks Royal Caribbean mega-shipNow that Port Canaveral has one of the world's biggest cruise ships making port-of-call stops, it's aiming to also be the home port of one or more mega-ships.
  • Florida
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Florida

Florida continues to lead the nation in foreclosures

Florida continues to lead the nation in foreclosuresEven though foreclosure activity is down substantially for the year in the Sunshine State, Florida still leads the nation in foreclosures.
  • Florida
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Florida

Chilly weather puts bears on the move

Chilly weather puts bears on the moveChilly weather has Florida's black bears on the move as they forage to fatten up for winter.
  • Florida
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Florida

Conjoined twins in Florida undergo first surgery

Conjoined twins in Florida undergo first surgeryA set of conjoined twin boys, born late Friday, underwent the first of what's likely to be a number of surgeries to repair some damage to organs that are partially exposed. The boys, named Conner and Carter, are joined at the sternum and the abdomen. They are...
  • Florida
  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
Local

See eight proposals to replace Pier

See eight proposals to replace PierEight new proposals for the St. Pete Pier have been released.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Local

Phone scammers using fake caller IDs

Phone scammers using fake caller IDsPhone scams are prolific, but one recently came to the attention of 10 News where scammers are changing their caller ID through third-party apps.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
Local

Are digital wallets a safer alternative to credit, debit cards?

Are digital wallets a safer alternative to credit, debit cards?Most shoppers use their credit or debit cards to pay for purchases. But, after hacks at major retailers, are digital wallets a safer alternative?
  • Local
  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
Local

Locale Market preps for St. Pete opening

Locale Market preps for St. Pete openingThe chefs at Locale Market are prepping the store for its opening Wednesday.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
Local

State Fair security changes too little for grieving father

State Fair security changes too little for grieving fatherThe father of the teenager who was struck and killed on Interstate 4 after he was kicked out of the Florida State Fair last year says security changes are not enough.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
Local

Bradenton chief recommends deputy chief be fired

Bradenton chief recommends deputy chief be firedThe chief of police in Bradenton is recommending that Deputy Chief Warren Merriman be dismissed for various violations.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
Local

Bondi files petition to keep gay marriage ban

Bondi files petition to keep gay marriage banFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi is filing an emergency petition to try to keep the state's gay marriage ban in place past Jan. 5.
  • Local
  • 2 days ago
Local

Ellenton man charged in attempt to lure children

Ellenton man charged in attempt to lure childrenPolice have arrested 22-year-old Enrique Machuca for trying to lure three children into his car on Saturday.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
Outreach

10 News and McDonald's bring Joy to the Bay

10 News and McDonald's bring Joy to the BayThe 10 News team surprises people at a Clearwater McDonald's with free breakfast.
  • Outreach
  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
Local

Cell Phones For Soldiers helps connect families

Cell Phones For Soldiers helps connect familiesCell Phones For Soldiers turned used cell phones into calling cards for soldiers overseas to keep in touch with loved ones.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
Local

Residents worry as work near sinkholes resumes

Residents worry as work near sinkholes resumesA sewer-line project suspended for a month after sinkholes opened in a Holiday RV Park has resumed. Residents are concerned.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Rays

Rays introduce new skipper Kevin Cash

Rays introduce new skipper Kevin CashKevin Cash, who was born and raised in Tampa, will be the Rays' fifth manager in franchise history.
  • Rays
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Local

St. Pete Pier Proposal: Discover Bay Life

St. Pete Pier Proposal: Discover Bay LifeSt. Pete Pier Proposal: Discover Bay Life
  • Local
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Local

Deputies: Fatal Sarasota shooting not random

Deputies: Fatal Sarasota shooting not randomThe three men who broke into a condo were targeting the 25-year-old man dead they killed, according to Sarasota investigators.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Local

St. Pete Pier Proposal: Alma

St. Pete Pier Proposal: AlmaSt. Pete Pier Proposal: Alma
  • Local
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Local

St. Pete Pier Proposal: rePier

St. Pete Pier Proposal: rePierSt. Pete Pier Proposal: rePier
  • Local
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Local

St. Pete Pier Proposal: Blue Pier

St. Pete Pier Proposal: Blue PierSt. Pete Pier Proposal: Blue Pier
  • Local
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Local

Man in custody after Seminole Heights standoff

Man in custody after Seminole Heights standoffA man has been taken into custody after causing a standoff with a SWAT team after saying he wanted to hurt himself Monday afternoon.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Local

St. Pete Pier Proposal: The Pier Park

St. Pete Pier Proposal: The Pier ParkSt. Pete Pier Proposal: The Pier Park
  • Local
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Local

St. Pete Pier Proposal: Prospect Pier

St. Pete Pier Proposal: Prospect PierSt. Pete Pier Proposal: Prospect Pier
  • Local
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Local

St. Pete Pier Proposal: The Crescent

St. Pete Pier Proposal: The CrescentSt. Pete Pier Proposal: The Crescent
  • Local
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Local

St. Pete Pier Proposal: Destination St. Pete Pier

St. Pete Pier Proposal: Destination St. Pete PierSt. Pete Pier Proposal: Destination St. Pete Pier
  • Local
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Consumer

Big holiday shipping deadline today!

Big holiday shipping deadline today!It's the final day to ship standard and guarantee arrival by Christmas Day.
  • Consumer
  • 2 days, 7 hours ago
Local

Lockdown lifted at Sebring High School

Lockdown lifted at Sebring High SchoolThe Highlands County Sheriff's Office says lockdown conditions have been lifted at Sebring High School.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
Local

Neighborhood News December 15 - 21

Neighborhood News December 15 - 21Check out community events for this week.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
Local

St. Pete officer arrested for DUI

St. Pete officer arrested for DUISt. Pete Police say one of their officers was arrested for driving under the influence.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
Local

Deadly crash shuts down SR 39 in Hillsborough

Deadly crash shuts down SR 39 in HillsboroughFor the second time in three days, Highway 39 is closed in the same area due to a deadly crash.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
Tech

Tampa Bay joins fight to defend your data

Tampa Bay joins fight to defend your dataIn Clearwater, they're opening a brand new command center for the company Malwarebytes.
  • Tech
  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
Florida

Floridians are getting healthier, but just barely

Floridians are getting healthier, but just barelyFloridians are smoking less but remain too physically inactive. Drug deaths are well above the national average, but rates of dangerous binge drinking are dropping.
  • Florida
  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
Local

Deputies investigating homicide, suspects on the loose

Deputies investigating homicide, suspects on the looseA 25-year-old man is dead after being shot and killed early Sunday morning in his Sarasota home, sheriff's officials said.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
Local

Santa speedo run for AIDS benefit in Tampa

Santa speedo run for AIDS benefit in TampaEarlier this afternoon, hundreds of people were running in their speedos, not just for fun, but for a greater cause.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 21 hours ago