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Two Boca Ciega students arrested on charges they brought gun to high school football game

Two Boca Ciega students arrested on charges they brought gun to high school football game

PINELLAS PARK — Two Boca Ciega High School students were arrested for having a loaded semi-automatic handgun with them at a Friday night football game at Pinellas Park High School.The two teenagers have been charged with possession of a weapon ...
Updated: 10 minutes ago
Crash at U.S. 19 in Pinellas Park kills one, shuts down traffic

Crash at U.S. 19 in Pinellas Park kills one, shuts down traffic

PINELLAS PARK — A man is dead after a crash between two cars at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and 70th Avenue N just after 7 a.m. Saturday.Police were still responding to the scene Saturday while southbound lanes of U.S. 19 were blocked a...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Tropics watch: The latest on Harvey and what systems could hit Florida

While Eastern and Central America monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Harvey, two tropical disturbances are moving through the Atlantic.One could reach Florida's east coast next week, according to projected paths from the National Hurricane Center...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Carlton: A moment of sanity when citizens finally said no

Carlton: A moment of sanity when citizens finally said no

If you were looking for some small sign of sanity in the world, here's one courtesy of the people of Tampa and Hillsborough County.This week, citizens stepped up in ways large and small — with a few bucks, with some seriously big money — ...
Published: 08/19/17
Man arrested in Kissimmee police officer shooting

Man arrested in Kissimmee police officer shooting

KISSIMMEE — Police have arrested a man they say shot two Kissimmee police officers Friday night, killing one and leaving the second gravely wounded.Everett Glenn Miller, 45, has been charged with one count of first degree murder in the shooting...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rays journal: Kevin Kiermaier returns, Mallex Smith sent to Triple A

Rays journal: Kevin Kiermaier returns, Mallex Smith sent to Triple A

ST. PETERSBURG — It didn't take CF Kevin Kiermaier long to make his presence felt during his return Friday to the Rays lineup. Kiermaier pretended to have Mariners DH Nelson Cruz's first-inning line drive lined up even as the ball went past him...
Published: 08/18/17
Updated: 08/19/17
'Road to Nowhere' is back: Next phase of Suncoast Parkway coming

'Road to Nowhere' is back: Next phase of Suncoast Parkway coming

Despite intense public opposition and dubious traffic projections, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced that construction of the toll road known as "Suncoast 2" is expected to start in early 2018.The 13-mile, four-lane extension of ...
Published: 08/18/17
Despite pain, woman in court faces ex-boyfriend who lit her on fire

Despite pain, woman in court faces ex-boyfriend who lit her on fire

PORT RICHEYSheron Pasco sat in the wheelchair as her mother pushed it toward the man in the orange jail suit.His name was John Riggins, her former boyfriend. More than a year ago, he doused Pasco with gas as she lay in bed and flicked on a lighter. S...
Published: 08/18/17
Sen. Bill Nelson ready to campaign on GOP failure to fix Obamacare

Sen. Bill Nelson ready to campaign on GOP failure to fix Obamacare

For years, Sen. Bill Nelson has faced a steady barrage of partisan attacks over the Affordable Care Act, but as he begins the 2018 re-election campaign, the Democrat stands to benefit from a flipped script:Republicans, who have a complete lock on Con...
Published: 08/18/17
Grocery and hotel deals in reach for Tampa Encore project

Grocery and hotel deals in reach for Tampa Encore project

TAMPA — After failing to land both Publix and Walmart, the Tampa Housing Authority says it is close to a deal to bring another well-known grocer to its Encore project.The agency expects to enter into a contract in the next 30 days for the sale ...
Published: 08/18/17