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Massive crocodile seen roaming the streets, and there was only 1 thing a cop could do

Name one thing you really don't want to see around 4 a.m. walking around your neighborhood.Watch out for that croc.Before dawn Tuesday, a massive crocodile was spotted taking an early morning stroll in the darkness along the sidewalk in the Cutler Ba...
Updated: 8 minutes ago

Epilogue: Lavish yet humble, Stu Arnold built Auto Trader empire

From his living room table, Stuart Arnold pasted Polaroid photos and typewritten ads onto pages that became the Auto Trader magazine.In a few years, the idea that began in Mr. Arnold's 600-square foot St. Pete Beach apartment flourished into an empir...
Updated: 9 minutes ago

Police: Boy, 12, burglarized Melrose Elementary during Hurricane Irma

ST. PETERSBURG — A 12-year-old boy is facing a felony charge after police said he burglarized Melrose Elementary while the school was closed for Hurricane Irma.According to a St. Petersburg police report, the boy was seen on surveillance video ...
Updated: 18 minutes ago

Equifax CEO Richard Smith steps down amid hacking scandal

The chief executive of Equifax, the troubled credit reporting agency that suffered a massive data breach affecting as many as 143 million people, will retire, effective Tuesday, according to a statement by the company.The departure of Richard Smith c...
Updated: 23 minutes ago

Sheriff: Pasco gas station fined $56,018 for selling drug paraphernalia without a sign

TRILBY — A Citgo gas station is facing $56,018 in fines after the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said the clerks sold drug paraphernalia without the proper signage.Deputies said the gas station at 20949 U.S. 98 was cited for 112 separate counts ...
Updated: 23 minutes ago

Former Tarpon Springs High principal sues man who called in 2015 death threat

The former principal of Tarpon Springs High has sued a man who threatened to come to the school and kill him in 2015, saying the man started a chain of events that harmed his life and career.James M. Joyer has filed a lawsuit in Pinellas County Circu...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Tampa International named among least expensive airports

TAMPA — Florida airports apparently have a knack for getting it done cheaply. According to RewardExpert, Tampa International Airport is the fifth least expensive domestic airport. Two other in-state airports are included in the top five: Fort L...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Allegiant flight makes emergency landing in California after smoke fills cabin

FRESNO, Calif. — Smoke filled the cabin of an Allegiant Air jet after it landed at a California airport on Monday, forcing coughing passengers to cover their faces with shirts and firefighters to board the plane, authorities said. None of the 1...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Tampa heading into several tough budget years

TAMPA — Less pain now, more pain later.That's one way to look at the decision the City Council faces when it votes on Mayor Bob Buckhorn's proposed 2018 budget this week.The council decided last week to raise property taxes, but not by as much ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Republican leader McConnell pulls the plug on latest Obamacare repeal effort

WASHINGTON --- Sen. Mitch McConnell on Tuesday officially pulled the plug on the latest plan to repeal the health care law, telling senators they will not vote on the measure and effectively admitting defeat in the last-gasp drive to fulfill a core p...
Updated: 2 hours ago