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Pinellas sheriff: Registered sex offender exposes himself to 12-year-old at school bus stop

Pinellas sheriff: Registered sex offender exposes himself to 12-year-old at school bus stop

MADEIRA BEACH — A 29-year-old registered sex offender was arrested Monday and accused of exposing himself and performing a sex act within view of a 12-year-old boy who was waiting for a school bus, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Off...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Man accused of mother's murder will be held without bail

Man accused of mother's murder will be held without bail

TAMPA — Joshua Carmona, the man accused of beating and stabbing his mother to death last week in Riverview, will stay in jail as the case against him moves through court.A defense attorney announced in a brief hearing Monday morning that Carmon...
Updated: 1 hour ago
USF defensive back Hassan Childs arrested in Tampa road-rage incident

USF defensive back Hassan Childs arrested in Tampa road-rage incident

TAMPA — USF football player Hassan Childs has been arrested on assault and marijuana-possession charges in the wake of a suspected road-rage incident late Saturday that left him with gunshot wounds.Tampa police said Monday that Childs, 22, was ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Florida panther kittens found north of Caloosahatchee River for first time in decades

Florida panther kittens found north of Caloosahatchee River for first time in decades

Last year, state wildlife biologists said that they had spotted what they believed to be a female panther north of the Caloosahatchee River for the first time since 1973, a promising sign for the future of an endangered species that's been cooped up ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Once hailed as a safety device, sanitation workers are now wary of cameras in their garbage trucks

Once hailed as a safety device, sanitation workers are now wary of cameras in their garbage trucks

ST. PETERSBURG — When video cameras were installed in the city's sanitation fleet last year, they were hailed as a way to reduce accidents and improve driver safety.But in a tense union bargaining session last week, sanitation drivers criticize...
Updated: 3 hours ago
This Old House  up on blocks  frustrates St. Petersburg neighbors, city

This Old House up on blocks frustrates St. Petersburg neighbors, city

ST. PETERSBURG --- Everyone agrees that the house on one of St. Petersburg's busiest streets is a bona fide eyesore. "It's a horrible sight," said city council member Darden Rice. "Nobody is happy with what it looks like," said city planning director...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Chase Bank opening 16 locations statewide, including Seminole branch

Chase Bank opening 16 locations statewide, including Seminole branch

Chase is set to open a new branch in Seminole this year. The addition is part of an expansion of the megabank that will include 16 new full-service branches throughout Florida. "Florida is one of the fastest-growing regions, and we see tremendous opp...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Video: Treasure Island police seek 'reckless' pilot illegally taking off from Johns Pass

Video: Treasure Island police seek 'reckless' pilot illegally taking off from Johns Pass

TREASURE ISLAND — Police are asking for the public's help in locating the pilot of an ultralight aircraft seen on video illegally taking off in congested waters in John's Pass.The video, posted on the Treasure Island Police Department's Faceboo...
Updated: 4 hours ago
McKibbon Hospitality unveils revamped corporate headquarters

McKibbon Hospitality unveils revamped corporate headquarters

McKibbon Hospitality, a hotel management and development company, finished expanding its Tampa headquarters Monday. The 10,000-square foot office in Avion Park's Westshore business district was constructed and designed by local architects, designers ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Drug maker Amgen's expansion to Tampa comes with job cuts, transfers at California headquarters

Drug maker Amgen's expansion to Tampa comes with job cuts, transfers at California headquarters

Tampa's gain appears to be California's loss. In the same week drug manufacturer Amgen unveiled plans to expand to Tampa and build a $25 million "capability center" with 450 jobs by the end of 2018, the company also said nearly 500 California employe...
Updated: 8 hours ago