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Clearwater police: Car thief dead after owner fires gun

CLEARWATER — One man is dead after the owner of a car fired shots at the thieves who were stealing it Monday night, police said.The unidentified car owner reported the theft, at the Bank of America at the corner of Belcher and Belleair roads, t...
Published: 10/16/17

Football: Admiral Farragut 40, Indian Rocks Christian 35

ST. PETERSBURG — Keondrae Miller had a choice. With Admiral Farragut trailing by a point  to Indian Rocks Christian with two minutes left and the ball on the Blue Jackets’ own 12-yard line, the second-down play called for a deep pass...
Published: 10/16/17
Driver flees after crash that sends SUV into St. Petersburg building

Driver flees after crash that sends SUV into St. Petersburg building

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are seeking a driver who fled the scene of a crash that sent a sport utility vehicle into a downtown building Monday afternoon.Police say a Toyota Camry and a BMW SUV crashed on Fourth Street near Fifth Avenue S about 12...
Published: 10/16/17

"He is schizophrenic:" Deputies release 911 call, body-cam footage of Pasco shootout (w/video)

PORT RICHEY — A woman called Pasco County emergency dispatch on Thursday to report that her son had shot someone inside their garage. The son was having a "schizophrenic episode," she told dispatchers, and was now outside."Hurry," she said, acc...
Published: 10/16/17
Pinellas deputy fired after investigation finds he invited woman he arrested to his home

Pinellas deputy fired after investigation finds he invited woman he arrested to his home

LARGO — Sheriff Bob Gualtieri fired a deputy Monday after an investigation found he offered to pay an 18-year-old woman he had recently arrested and her friend to come to his house while his young daughter was asleep in the home.Deputy Brian Br...
Published: 10/16/17
Shares in Tampa's Health Insurance Innovations rebound from stronger earnings report

Shares in Tampa's Health Insurance Innovations rebound from stronger earnings report

TAMPA — After a sharp drop in its stock price in August and September, Health Insurance Innovations on Monday announced strong revenue and net income gains in preliminary numbers for its third quarter of the year. The company also announced a $...
Published: 10/16/17
Trigaux: Campaign aims to leverage tourism ads to recruit millennials, businesses

Trigaux: Campaign aims to leverage tourism ads to recruit millennials, businesses

TAMPA — Tampa Bay's unleashing one of its best weapons — a cadre of successful entrepreneurs and young business leaders — in a marketing campaign already under way but officially unveiled Monday morning. Its mission: To recruit mor...
Published: 10/16/17
Police charge Port Richey fire chief with DUI, battery on officer

Police charge Port Richey fire chief with DUI, battery on officer

PORT RICHEY — The Port Richey fire chief crashed a motorcycle, showed signs of impairment and hit a New Port Richey police officer in the face after being taken to the hospital Sunday night, according to a police report.Fire Chief Timothy Ollie...
Published: 10/16/17
Trump: Cuba 'is responsible' for attacks on U.S. personnel

Trump: Cuba 'is responsible' for attacks on U.S. personnel

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he believes Cuba "is responsible" for attacks on American government personnel in Havana. Trump isn't explaining whether he believes Cuba perpetrated the attacks or merely bears responsibility because th...
Published: 10/16/17
Passengers accuse AirAsia crew of setting off panic during plane's rapid descent

Passengers accuse AirAsia crew of setting off panic during plane's rapid descent

Passengers aboard an Indonesia AirAsia flight to Bali said the actions of the crew sent those on board into a state of panic after the plane experienced a problem midflight.What the budget airline described as a "technical issue" occurred about a hal...
Published: 10/16/17