Close
MORE NEWS

local

Local Weather
Tampa, FL
11 PM
Clear
70°
5 AM
Clear
68°
11 AM
Mostly Sunny
74°
5 PM
Mostly Sunny
75°
Headlines

Updated 10:53 p.m. EST

  • Grid
  • List
Local

CVS customer faced down armed robbers

CVS customer faced down armed robbersA dangerous armed robber is on the run and Tampa police hope evidence left behind inside the Hyde Park CVS will help hunt him down.
  • Local
  • 4 hours, 59 minutes ago
Local

New thrill slide to debut at Adventure Island

New thrill slide to debut at Adventure IslandYou'll take 114 steps to the top where you can look out over the entire park.
  • Local
  • 5 hours, 1 minute ago
Local

Sarasota police to close front desk overnight

Sarasota police to close front desk overnightThe decision is part of a bigger problem -not enough officers.
  • Local
  • 5 hours, 13 minutes ago
Local

Airman returns from S. Korea to surprise son at school

Airman returns from S. Korea to surprise son at schoolThere was a year's worth of hugs and kisses Wednesday at Seven Springs Elementary School as an airman returns from South Korea to surprise his son at school.
  • Local
  • 5 hours, 20 minutes ago
Local

Officers recovering after ambush in Lake Wales

Officers recovering after ambush in Lake WalesTwo Polk County police officers are recovering Wednesday after they were ambushed by a man who had called 911 requesting help.
  • Local
  • 5 hours, 23 minutes ago
News

Weekend events -- March 7 and 8

Weekend events -- March 7 and 8Fun events around the area on March 7 and March 8
  • News
  • 5 hours, 23 minutes ago
Local

Report released in North Port emergency landing

Report released in North Port emergency landingA student pilot and his instructor were lucky to walk away after their single-engine Cessna went down in a ranch pasture Tuesday afternoon.
  • Local
  • 5 hours, 31 minutes ago
Traffic

SB lane on MacDill Ave to close Wednesday pm

SB lane on MacDill Ave to close Wednesday pmThe southbound lane of S MacDill Avenue from W Barcelona Street to W Santiago Street will close tonight at 9.
  • Traffic
  • 6 hours, 15 minutes ago
Money

Lightning, Amalie Arena to hold job fair

Lightning, Amalie Arena to hold job fairThe Tampa Bay Lightning and the Amalie Arena will hold a part-time job fair on Monday, March 9.
  • Money
  • 6 hours, 24 minutes ago
Local

Emotions high after woman is shot in Clearwater

Emotions high after woman is shot in ClearwaterClearwater police are on the scene of a shooting in the 700 block of North Vine Street on Wednesday morning.
  • Local
  • 6 hours, 28 minutes ago
Local

Burglars clean out Lakeland Sunglass Hut store

Burglars clean out Lakeland Sunglass Hut storeLakeland Police are investigating a burglary at a Lakeland Sunglass Hut where more than $100,000 in designer glasses were stolen on March 2.
  • Local
  • 6 hours, 34 minutes ago
Local

Hillsborough OKs package to lure Johnson & Johnson

Hillsborough OKs package to lure Johnson & JohnsonHillsborough County officials have agreed on a financial package to help lure Johnson & Johnson, which makes a range of products from medical devices to Listerine mouthwash.
  • Local
  • 6 hours, 37 minutes ago
News

Dunkin' Donuts gives free ice coffee on March 9

Dunkin' Donuts gives free ice coffee on March 9On March 9, participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the Tampa-area will offer guests a free 16 oz. cup of Dunkin' Donuts' freshly-brewed iced coffee.
  • News
  • 7 hours, 9 minutes ago
News

Tampa parks to double summer programming

Tampa parks to double summer programmingMayor Buckhorn announces parks to double summer programming
  • News
  • 7 hours, 21 minutes ago
Local

Gunman lured officers to house, opened fire

Gunman lured officers to house, opened fireA man called 911 to lure law enforcement officers to a house on Tuesday and then opened fire on them, according to Lake Wales police.
  • Local
  • 9 hours, 17 minutes ago
Lightning

Lightning announce Amalie Arena renovations

Lightning announce Amalie Arena renovationsThe Tampa Bay Lightning, along with Hillsborough County, will be spending $25 million on renovations for Amalie Arena over the next two summers.
  • Lightning
  • 9 hours, 21 minutes ago
Florida

Feb. 2015: 10 weird things that happened in FL

Feb. 2015: 10 weird things that happened in FLLast month we speculated that 2015 might just be the weirdest news year in Florida, considering everything that made the news from this crazy state in January.
  • Florida
  • 11 hours, 9 minutes ago
Local

Pasco to resume online tests Wednesday

Pasco to resume online tests WednesdayPasco Superintendent Kurt Browning canceled testing for thousands of students, but the online tests will resume Wednesday.
  • Local
  • 11 hours, 9 minutes ago
Local

Tampa CVS robbery: Search for 2nd suspect

Tampa CVS robbery: Search for 2nd suspectTampa Police say there was a shooting at the CVS on South Howard Ave overnight.
  • Local
  • 11 hours, 15 minutes ago
Traffic

Traffic Alert: I-275 lanes to remain closed today

Traffic Alert: I-275 lanes to remain closed todayFDOT says the right and center lanes of I-275 northbound, north of Bearss Ave. (mile marker 54) are currently closed for emergency repair work.
  • Traffic
  • 11 hours, 29 minutes ago
News

Man kicks and breaks puppy's leg

Man kicks and breaks puppy's legThe puppy received the treatment he needed and is on the road to recovery.
  • News
  • 13 hours, 17 minutes ago
News

Man attacks pregnant girlfriend with his car

Man attacks pregnant girlfriend with his carHe also threatened to kill her.
  • News
  • 13 hours, 41 minutes ago
News

UPDATE: Missing Tampa teen found

UPDATE: Missing Tampa teen foundDeputies are asking for anyone with information reference the whereabouts of 16-year-old Tekeyah Aleshia Kendrick to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
  • News
  • 13 hours, 53 minutes ago
Florida

Florida man recruiting veterans to fight ISIS

Florida man recruiting veterans to fight ISISA U.S. veteran is putting out a call to other veterans to come together to fight the Islamic State on their turf.
  • Florida
  • 14 hours, 12 minutes ago
Local

Pinellas man charged in UAE over Facebook

Pinellas man charged in UAE over FacebookU.S. Rep. David Jolly has joined the fight to help a helicopter mechanic from Belleair Bluffs facing charges in the United Arab Emirates for criticizing his employer in the Arab nation.
  • Local
  • 23 hours ago
Local

Inside the FBI's Cyber Squad in Tampa

Inside the FBI's Cyber Squad in TampaInside the FBI's Cyber Squad in Tampa. What our cyber cops have to say about CSI: Cyber.
  • Local
  • 23 hours, 8 minutes ago
Local

Hillsborough offers Eakins top schools job

Hillsborough offers Eakins top schools jobAnother tense meeting of the Hillsborough County School Board led to a debate over a national search for superintendent, and ended with a plan to offer the position to her deputy.
  • Local
  • 23 hours, 18 minutes ago
Local

Missing Seminole woman found

Missing Seminole woman foundMissing Seminole woman found
  • Local
  • 1 day ago
News

Armed bank robber on the loose

Armed bank robber on the looseHernando County deputies are currently on the scene of a Bank Robbery that occurred at the Cadence Bank, located at 1300 Pinehurst Drive in Spring Hill.
  • News
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Local

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Largo

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in LargoA pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday night by a driver who did not stop to render assistance, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Elections

Buckhorn, most councilors re-elected

Buckhorn, most councilors re-electedMayor Bob Buckhorn and four council members won re-election in Tampa city elections on Tuesday, but the three-way race for Council District 6 will go to a runoff election.
  • Elections
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Florida

Man catches 9-foot Great White Shark off Panama City Beach

Man catches 9-foot Great White Shark off Panama City BeachA rare Great White Shark sighting on the Gulf Coast, this one actually caught in the surf near Panama City Beach.
  • Florida
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Local

Teen arrested for string of armed robberies

Teen arrested for string of armed robberiesTampa Police say they have arrested the person responsible for at least five armed robberies in the North Tampa area.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Local

Trial underway in cheerleader movie theater death

Trial underway in cheerleader movie theater deathOn Tuesday in Bradenton, a jury is listening to testimony in the murder trial of 17-year-old Teria'le Rawls.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Local

Lakeland blaze rekindles firefighters' overtime dispute

Lakeland blaze rekindles firefighters' overtime disputePolk firefighters point to Saturday's fire as an example of a case where crews were stretched thin.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Politics

50 years after March on Selma your vote matters

50 years after March on Selma your vote mattersIt's the biggest reason why a Bay area couple who risked their lives marching in Selma 50 years ago now spends their days registering people to vote.
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Florida

FL cop seen slapping homeless man gives his account

FL cop seen slapping homeless man gives his accountThe Fort Lauderdale PD has released a report from the perspective of the officer who was filmed allegedly slapping an homeless man at a city bus terminal.
  • Florida
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Local

Infestation: Family evicted after calling code

Infestation: Family evicted after calling codeIt's a total infestation according to one family that says their apartment is covered with roaches.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Local

Hillsborough offers Eakins school superintendent job

Hillsborough offers Eakins school superintendent jobThe Hillsborough County School Board voted 4-3 on Tuesday to hire Jeff Eakins as the next superintendent.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Local

Man arrested for posting child porn on Twitter

Man arrested for posting child porn on TwitterSpecial Victims Unit detectives arrested a 27-year-old man Tuesday after they received a tip in 2013 about someone posting child porn images on Twitter.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Local

Hillsborough superintendent demands test changes

Hillsborough superintendent demands test changesHillsborough Superintendent MaryEllen Elia had warned the state that trying a new system on a test day would be complicated.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Local

Arrest made in Land O'Lakes bar shooting

Arrest made in Land O'Lakes bar shootingPolice have arrested 44-year-old Jeffrey Camarda late Monday night and charged him with manslaughter.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Education

Gov. Scott asked to suspend testing after glitches

Gov. Scott asked to suspend testing after glitchesTwo Florida Democratic state senators are calling on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to suspend the state's standardized testing now underway.
  • Education
  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
News

Police warn residents of water bill scam

Police warn residents of water bill scamWinter Haven Police want to warn city residents and businesses about a water bill scam that has surfaced.
  • News
  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
Local

Dream comes true for Winter Haven girl fighting leukemia

Dream comes true for Winter Haven girl fighting leukemiaSkyla Monday, who has had leukemia for two years, gets her own playhouse thanks to the Children's Dream Fund.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Road Warrior

Construction frustrating Tampa drivers

Construction frustrating Tampa driversIf you drive anywhere in the Tampa Bay area, you've dealt with construction. There seems to be countless projects and sometimes, it doesn't look like any progress is being made.
  • Road Warrior
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Local

How much do students spend on spring break?

How much do students spend on spring break?Out-of-state spring breakers say they're planning to spend around $1,000 this week in Southwest Florida.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
News

Man threatening to shoot another, now dead

Man threatening to shoot another, now deadTampa Police detectives are actively investigating a shooting that occurred Monday night at the Hope Food Store
  • News
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
News

Traffic alert: Lane closure on I-275N

Traffic alert: Lane closure on I-275NThe Florida Department of Transportation has closed the northbound right lane on I-275 north of Bearss Ave. (mile marker 54)
  • News
  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Local

Man found dead in Carrollwood home ID'd

Man found dead in Carrollwood home ID'dHillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating what appears to be a homicide at 14314 Ravenwood Lane.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Local

Pilot ID'd in small plane crash in Sebring

Pilot ID'd in small plane crash in SebringThe Highlands County Sheriff's Office has identified the pilot that was killed in a small plane crash Monday as 76-year-old Donald Adams.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Traffic

Shoppes of Lakeland expected to reopen shortly

Shoppes of Lakeland expected to reopen shortlyA gas pipe that was hit during construction at the Shoppes of Lakeland near Sleepy Hill and US 98 is causing major traffic delays.
  • Traffic
  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
Local

Gator caught near Howard Frankland Bridge

Gator caught near Howard Frankland BridgeA five-foot alligator was caught just over the Howard Frankland Bridge, on the Tampa side of I-275.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Education

Schools have testing problems for second day

Schools have testing problems for second dayFor the second straight day, multiple school districts are being forced to delay or suspend testing, due to technical issues with Florida's new standardized tests.
  • Education
  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Videos

Updated 10:53 p.m. EST

  • Grid
  • List
More Photos

Updated 10:53 p.m. EST

  • Grid
  • List