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Man sentenced for smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans

Man sentenced for smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans

LOS ANGELES — A Southern California man has been sentenced to five months in federal prison for smuggling three highly venomous king cobras hidden in potato chip canisters through the mail.In a plea agreement, Rodrigo Franco admitted smuggling anothe...
Published: 01/23/18
He drove into Tampa Bay and walked away uninjured, troopers say

He drove into Tampa Bay and walked away uninjured, troopers say

A Miami resident lost control of his truck and tumbled into Tampa Bay Tuesday morning — and walked away unscathed.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Osvaldo Jares, 25, fell asleep at the wheel of his 2002 Ford F150 before losing control and dri...
Published: 01/23/18
Tampa micro housing advocates find big demand for living small

Tampa micro housing advocates find big demand for living small

TAMPA — When Omar Garcia announced plans to transform a vacant downtown office building into 120 micro apartments of about 300 square feet each, the calls and checks poured in."We got 90 reservations like that," Garcia said Tuesday, snapping his fing...
Published: 01/23/18
Hillsborough State Attorney will seek death penalty in Seminole Heights killings

Hillsborough State Attorney will seek death penalty in Seminole Heights killings

TAMPA — Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren will seek the death penalty for Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, the man charged with killing four people last year in southeast Seminole Heights."The death penalty is for the worst of the worst, crimes ...
Published: 01/23/18
Parents of 12-year-old Florida girl say she was bullied into suicide

Parents of 12-year-old Florida girl say she was bullied into suicide

Gabriella "Gabbie" Green went to her mother, Tanya Green, for advice on some "girl drama" and harsh text and social media messages she was receiving from classmates at Surfside Middle School in Panama City Beach.Less than an hour after that conversat...
Published: 01/23/18
Top 5 at noon: Hillsborough State Attorney will seek death penalty in Seminole Heights killings; Florida voters will have say on restoring voting rights to felons; and more

Top 5 at noon: Hillsborough State Attorney will seek death penalty in Seminole Heights killings; Florida voters will have say on restoring voting rights to felons; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com:HILLSBOROUGH STATE ATTORNEY WILL SEEK DEATH PENALTY IN SEMINOLE HEIGHTS KILLINGSHillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren will seek the death penalty for Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, the 24-...
Published: 01/23/18
This year’s Oscar nominations listened to #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite

This year’s Oscar nominations listened to #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite

An Oscar statuette doesn’t have ears, but Academy Award voters are listening, as this year’s nominations make clear.Complaints about a membership too white and sexist and months of scandalous Hollywood revelations were answered with a list of nominee...
Published: 01/23/18
Go a step beyond basketball junkie, and that’s UT’s Staja Tyghter

Go a step beyond basketball junkie, and that’s UT’s Staja Tyghter

TAMPA — She’s the leading scorer and rebounder for the University of Tampa’s women’s basketball team, so junior Staja Tyghter has clearly made an impact during her first season on UT’s campus.It didn’t happen by accident."You’ve heard of terms like ‘...
Published: 01/23/18
Florida may hand out school vouchers to bullied students

Florida may hand out school vouchers to bullied students

The Senate Education Committee passed several controversial bills Monday evening, including the Hope Scholarships bill (SB1172), which would grant money to students who are victims of bullying, assault, robbery and other types of violence to allow th...
Published: 01/23/18
Elon Musk’s new pay package tied to massive Tesla growth

Elon Musk’s new pay package tied to massive Tesla growth

Associated PressPALO ALTO, Calif.— Elon Musk will remain at Tesla Inc. under a 10-year, all-or-nothing pay package that demands massive growth. The agreement, revealed Tuesday in a regulatory filing, requires that Tesla grow in $50 billion leaps, to ...
Published: 01/23/18