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Ex-TPD sergeant LaJoyce Houston takes plea deal in stolen tax refund case

Ex-TPD sergeant LaJoyce Houston takes plea deal in stolen tax refund case

TAMPA — It was 2011 when city police first noticed drug dealers retreating from street corners and honing their skills with debit cards, ledgers, and laptop computers.It was 2012 when a detective testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee abou...
Updated: 11 minutes ago
St. Petersburg man shot in arm during home invasion robbery

St. Petersburg man shot in arm during home invasion robbery

ST. PETERSBURG — One man was arrested on charges he shot another man in the arm while attempting to rob a home in what St. Petersburg police are calling a drug-related incident.John Alam, 25, entered into a house a 1401 28th St. N around 10 a.m...
Updated: 17 minutes ago
WATCH: Heroic Hooters manager helps two sheriff's deputies subdue unruly customer

WATCH: Heroic Hooters manager helps two sheriff's deputies subdue unruly customer

BRANDON — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office praised a heroic Hooters Restaurant manager Wednesday for coming to the aid of two deputies struggling to subdue an unruly customer. Jim Nolte, manager of the Brandon Hooters on East Adamo Driv...
Updated: 22 minutes ago
Bob Buckhorn, a mayor who knows what he wants, surveys constituents on what they want

Bob Buckhorn, a mayor who knows what he wants, surveys constituents on what they want

TAMPA — Focus has not been a problem — or really, even a question — during the six-plus years that Mayor Bob Buckhorn has been in office.From his campaign on, Buckhorn has approached virtually every day as mayor with a self-generate...
Updated: 27 minutes ago
FWC reminder: When manatees mate, stay out of the way

FWC reminder: When manatees mate, stay out of the way

Female manatees know what it's like to be sought after — perhaps too sought after.If you ever see what appears to be a large herd of manatees huddled together in the water, experts said they're likely mating. For every one female manatee, biolo...
Updated: 28 minutes ago
Richard Corcoran takes aim at public financing of campaigns

Richard Corcoran takes aim at public financing of campaigns

TALLAHASSEE — House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, may not be running for governor — not yet anyway — but his latest idea will get the attention of those who are. On Wednesday, Corcoran called on the Constitution Revision...
Updated: 29 minutes ago
Off-duty Manatee County deputy saves couple from burning car

Off-duty Manatee County deputy saves couple from burning car

Neil and Claudia Cook are fortunate to be alive after an off-duty deputy spotted them trapped in their smoking car and rescued them just before it became engulfed in flames on Sunday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.Manatee Deputy Wi...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Apple Scales Back Its Ambitions for a Self-Driving Car

Apple Scales Back Its Ambitions for a Self-Driving Car

SAN FRANCISCO — As new employees were brought into Apple's secret effort to create a self-driving car a few years ago, managers told them that they were working on the company's next big thing: A product that would take on Detroit and disrupt t...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Deputies: Vet who practices in Gulfport, Port Richey abused animals at Lakeland home

Deputies: Vet who practices in Gulfport, Port Richey abused animals at Lakeland home

A veterinarian who practices part-time in Gulfport and Port Richey was arrested Tuesday along with her husband after the Polk County Sheriff's Office said it found more than 30 severely abused animals at their Lakeland home. Gail Anne Nichols, 66, an...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Man in bunny mask part of trio that breaks into Odessa McDonald's to haul away ATM

Man in bunny mask part of trio that breaks into Odessa McDonald's to haul away ATM

ODESSA — A man in a bunny mask and two also-masked accomplices broke into a McDonald's early Wednesday, hoisted an automatic teller machine into a stolen minivan, then dumped the ATM and the van into a pond, deputies say.The three men parked th...
Updated: 1 hour ago