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Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015

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Tampa house fire kills grandmother, two children; another child injured

Tampa house fire kills grandmother, two children; another child injured

A house fire early Tuesday morning that killed a 61-year-old woman and two of her young grandchildren was caused by an overloaded power strip, fire officials said. A third grandchild clung to life late Tuesday, on life support at Tampa General Hospit...
Updated: 9 minutes ago

SB I-275 to close at Ashley Drive next two nights

Interstate 275 in downtown Tampa will be closed to southbound traffic tonight and Wednesday night as construction continues along the congested stretch.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Oldsmar man who killed mom, her boyfriend, gets two life prison terms

Oldsmar man who killed mom, her boyfriend, gets two life prison terms

CLEARWATER — An Oldsmar man convicted in the October 2012 shooting deaths of his mother and her boyfriend has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison — the maximum possible sentence.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Former driver found guilty in Avila couple’s murder

Former driver found guilty in Avila couple’s murder

TAMPA — Although his lawyer had insisted the evidence wasn’t there, Julian Ospina-Florez was convicted Tuesday of first-degree, premeditated murder in the January 2012 shooting deaths of his employer and her husband, a retired physician...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rapper faces battery charge after kicking woman during Lakeland concert

Rapper faces battery charge after kicking woman during Lakeland concert

Rapper Kevin Gates faces a charge fo simple battery after he was seen on video kicking a woman in the crowd during a Lakeland concert on Friday.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Tampa Bay residents could see electric rates drop

TAMPA — Residents on both sides of Tampa Bay would see their electric bills drop next year should the state Public Service Commission approve rates reflecting lower fuel costs.
Updated: 2 hours ago

USF police: No charges against man who posted ‘sarcastic’ shooting remark

University of South Florida police said they located a man who posted a “sarcastic remark” on a social media app about a shooting but deemed there was no serious threat or violent act planned.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Deputies: Polk woman with guns shoplifts $1,300 in Wal-Mart merchandise

Deputies: Polk woman with guns shoplifts $1,300 in Wal-Mart merchandise

A 37-year-old woman carrying two concealed handguns was arrested Monday after deputies said she shoplifted more than $1,300 in merchandise from a Wal-Mart in Lakeland, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Bucs part with P Koenen, CB Johnson; reach 75-player limit

Bucs part with P Koenen, CB Johnson; reach 75-player limit

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will apparently go into this season with a new punter and nickelback after parting ways with Michael Koenen and Leonard Johnson on Tuesday.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Lightning single-game tickets go on sale Friday

Lightning single-game tickets go on sale Friday

Tampa Bay Lightning fans can get a jump on purchasing tickets for the 2015-16 season when single-game tickets go on sale Friday.
Updated: 7 hours ago