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Experts have some theories on who's carrying out Seminole Heights killings

Experts have some theories on who's carrying out Seminole Heights killings

The words serial killer tend to conjure an image of a middle-aged white man, likely a loner. He stabs or chokes or strangles, murdering up close for the thrill, straight out of central casting.But the Hollywood profile does not fit the killings in Se...
Published: 10/21/17
Funeral starts for soldier at center of Trump fight

Funeral starts for soldier at center of Trump fight

COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Mourners remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him. Some of the 1,200 mo...
Published: 10/21/17
Police plan community meeting as search for Seminole Heights killer continues

Police plan community meeting as search for Seminole Heights killer continues

TAMPA — With people in Seminole Heights on edge following three related shooting deaths on their streets, police have planned a community meeting for Monday.The meeting with Tampa police will give concerned residents a chance to talk with inves...
Published: 10/21/17

Drive-by shooting near Robles Park injures four people standing outside in crowd

TAMPA — Four people standing in a crowd were hit by bullets during a drive-by shooting near Robles Park in Tampa late Friday, Tampa police said.The victims were being treated at local hospitals for injuries that are not life threatening, police...
Published: 10/21/17

Road Ranger hurt after truck catches fire in crash at I-275, Busch

TAMPA — A Road Ranger was seriously injured when a drunk driver ran into the back of his truck on Interstate 275 and both vehicles burst into flame, the Florida Highway Patrol said.The collision at 3:15 a.m. on I-275 near Busch Boulevard closed...
Published: 10/21/17
Trump to allow the release of JFK assassination records

Trump to allow the release of JFK assassination records

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Trump says in a tweet that "Subject to t...
Published: 10/21/17
Romano: C'mon Rick Baker, tell us how you really feel about Trump

Romano: C'mon Rick Baker, tell us how you really feel about Trump

A brief timeline of presidential politics in St. Petersburg:In 2007, Mayor Rick Baker was named co-chair of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign in Florida. Later, in 2008, he made appearances on behalf of the McCain-Palin ticket.In 2011, Baker was on...
Published: 10/21/17
In St. Petersburg mayor's race, Rick vs. Rick is also Rays vs. Rowdies

In St. Petersburg mayor's race, Rick vs. Rick is also Rays vs. Rowdies

ST. PETERSBURG — Maybe before the NFL's national anthem uproar you assumed professional sports were apolitical endeavors. You'd be dead wrong in the case of St. Petersburg's mayoral race.The historically non-political Tampa Bay Rays have jumped...
Published: 10/21/17
Florida's 'Turtle God' is ailing. What happens to his remarkable collection of specimens? (w/video)

Florida's 'Turtle God' is ailing. What happens to his remarkable collection of specimens? (w/video)

OVIEDO — In a small town about five miles from the University of Central Florida there stands a two-story yellow house built in the 1920s. A modest sign mounted on the wall next to the front door says, "Chelonian Research Institute."Step inside...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Backlog of immigration cases stymies immigrants in Florida

Backlog of immigration cases stymies immigrants in Florida

It was supposed to be a routine green card renewal for a Thai woman who has called Central Florida home for years.Instead, federal immigration authorities took her into custody for a decade-old blemish on her criminal record, putting her on a potenti...
Published: 10/20/17
Updated: 10/21/17