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Tampa police use Taser to subdue man who resisted arrest playing Pokémon Go after hours at park (w/video)

Tampa police use Taser to subdue man who resisted arrest playing Pokémon Go after hours at park (w/video)

TAMPA — Police used a Taser on a 20-year-old man who was so focused on playing Pokémon Go he refused to leave Ballast Point Park, a local hot-spot for the popular smartphone game.
Updated one month ago
One year later, Bass Pro has become center of burgeoning development in Brandon

One year later, Bass Pro has become center of burgeoning development in Brandon

BRANDON — Last July, the parking lot to Bass Pro Shops was flooded with hundreds of people welcoming the outdoors retailer to Tampa Bay.
Updated one month ago
Brandon keeps buzzing by drawing Dave & Buster’s and Carvana

Brandon keeps buzzing by drawing Dave & Buster’s and Carvana

BRANDON — Exciting developments keep coming to Brandon.
Updated one month ago
Former Colonnade restaurant building demolished to make room for condo tower

Former Colonnade restaurant building demolished to make room for condo tower

TAMPA — The historic Colonnade restaurant on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa was nothing more than a pile of dirt and rubble Tuesday.
Updated one month ago
Residents remember Citrus Park before urbanization

Residents remember Citrus Park before urbanization

CITRUS PARK — Harry Gurr walks through a wooden building he calls a “museum.”
Updated one month ago
Deputies: Town ‘N Country woman accidentally kills her mother with gun her teen child brought home

Deputies: Town ‘N Country woman accidentally kills her mother with gun her teen child brought home

TAMPA — Carolyn Wright’s fellow churchgoers called her “the coffee lady.”
Updated one month ago
Burglars target dense, fast-growing subdivisions in southeast Hillsborough

Burglars target dense, fast-growing subdivisions in southeast Hillsborough

Law enforcement officers throughout the bay area have long tried to warn drivers about the dangers of leaving their car doors unlocked, especially overnight. It’s a special concern with the rapid development of that part of the county.
Updated one month ago
Girl Scouts’ changing direction makes for unhappy campers

Girl Scouts’ changing direction makes for unhappy campers

The Girl Scout troop leaders met by night at a Tarpon Springs church, on a mission not found in their beloved badge book.
Updated one month ago
Brush fire closes EB lanes of West Hillsborough Avenue in Westchase

Brush fire closes EB lanes of West Hillsborough Avenue in Westchase

A brush fire has closed the eastbound lanes of West Hillsborough Avenue in the Westchase area of Tampa.
Updated: 2 months ago
Sulphur Springs community center costs could displace civic groups

Sulphur Springs community center costs could displace civic groups

TAMPA — Fresh digs are nearly ready for three not-for-profit groups that make their home at Sulphur Springs’ Mann-Wagnon Memorial Park.
Updated: 2 months ago