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 Police seek  clues after burglars hit more than 20 homes in South Tampa

Police seek clues after burglars hit more than 20 homes in South Tampa

Police say a Morrison Avenue home was broken into Monday, the 22nd in a string of home burglaries. One of the suspects was recorded on security video, and police believe he is working with two others. Most of the robberies occur during the day.
Updated one month ago
Tampa fugitive wanted in fatal 2012 wrong-way crash arrested in Spain

Tampa fugitive wanted in fatal 2012 wrong-way crash arrested in Spain

Christopher Ponce, a fugitive wanted in a 2012 wrong-way crash that killed a man on Interstate 275 in Tampa, has been arrested in Spain.
Updated one month ago
Mysterious caller promises return of missing rare ‘Spider-Man’ comic books

Mysterious caller promises return of missing rare ‘Spider-Man’ comic books

Rick Whitelock received a mysterious phone call from a blocked number on Monday.
Updated one month ago
Tampa panhandling ban in downtown and Ybor City ruled unconstitutional

Tampa panhandling ban in downtown and Ybor City ruled unconstitutional

TAMPA — A Tampa law that banned panhandlers from begging for money in downtown and Ybor City is an unconstitutional infringement on the First Amendment, according to a new ruling from a federal judge.
Updated one month ago
Plant City teen sentenced to eight years for making child porn

Plant City teen sentenced to eight years for making child porn

TAMPA — The defendant was a shy high school student who took nude photographs of a sleeping 6-year-old girl and uploaded them to a website frequented by pedophiles from all over the world.
Updated one month ago
‘Amazing Spider-Man’ No. 1 among $85,000 in books missing at Tampa Bay Comic Con

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ No. 1 among $85,000 in books missing at Tampa Bay Comic Con

TAMPA — A Panama City comic books dealer reported $85,000 worth of rare books missing Saturday from the Tampa Convention Center.
Updated one month ago
Tampa man arrested in road-rage shooting of motorcylist

Tampa man arrested in road-rage shooting of motorcylist

TAMPA — An argument in the middle of a city street involving a group of motorcycle riders ended with one of the riders shot in the back and a motorist under arrest.
Updated one month ago
Feds cracking down on fake trendy purses, belts, watches in Tampa area

Feds cracking down on fake trendy purses, belts, watches in Tampa area

The people who are working to keep terrorists out of the country and dope off the streets are also making it a little harder for you to score a knock-off of one of those trendy handbags, belts or watches.
Updated one month ago
A social beauty, a brutal demise for beloved Busch Gardens flamingo Pinky

A social beauty, a brutal demise for beloved Busch Gardens flamingo Pinky

TAMPA — Flamingos stomp their feet to bring delicious critters to the water’s surface. But when Pinky did it, people were entertained. She was one of Busch Garden’s animal ambassadors, danced the flamenco on TV and delighted dele...
Updated one month ago
Fire erupts at Town ‘N Country mosque for second time in 10 days

Fire erupts at Town ‘N Country mosque for second time in 10 days

TAMPA — Flames erupted Wednesday at a Town ‘N Country mosque for the second time in 10 days, leaving local and federal investigators looking for answers.
Updated one month ago