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Security guard accused of shooting at two men in Ybor City parking garage

Security guard accused of shooting at two men in Ybor City parking garage

YBOR CITY — A security guard shot at two men early Sunday after he confronted them over urinating in a parking garage, according to Tampa police.
Published: 07/11/16
Shares in gun companies surge, chatter at Tampa Bay gun shops increases after week of violence

Shares in gun companies surge, chatter at Tampa Bay gun shops increases after week of violence

Apprehensive Americans have been buying guns in record numbers, and Thursday’s deadly sniper attack on Dallas police, preceded by the release of graphic footage of officers fatally shooting suspects in two other states, appears to be fueling th...
Published: 07/09/16
Derek Jeter draws Air Force apology after news of boating citation near MacDill surfaces

Derek Jeter draws Air Force apology after news of boating citation near MacDill surfaces

TAMPA — Derek Jeter, Davis Islands resident and retired All-Star baseball player for the New York Yankees, was issued a citation Monday by the U.S. Air Force for boating into a restricted area near MacDill Air Force Base.
Updated one month ago
Why is the Wesley Chapel movie theater shooting case taking so long to go to trial?

Why is the Wesley Chapel movie theater shooting case taking so long to go to trial?

DADE CITY — On Jan. 13, 2014, Curtis Reeves Jr. is accused of shooting and killing a man in a Wesley Chapel theater.
Updated one month ago
TV show ‘Cops’ has long history featuring Hillsborough deputies

TV show ‘Cops’ has long history featuring Hillsborough deputies

It’s a spring night in Hillsborough County and sheriff’s Deputy Jarrett Hall has to find a woman’s false teeth.
Updated one month ago

Security firm that employed Orlando gunman goes to court in Hillsborough

TAMPA — G4S Youth Services, an arm of the private security company that employed the gunman who killed 49 people earlier this month in Orlando, is taking its former president to court in Hillsborough County.
Updated one month ago
Stand your ground hearing in Pasco theater shooting will take place in 2017

Stand your ground hearing in Pasco theater shooting will take place in 2017

DADE CITY — The prosecution and defense in the murder trial of Curtis Reeves Jr., accused of fatally shooting a man in a Pasco County movie theater, are scheduled to face off in a “stand your ground” hearing in February 2017.
Updated one month ago
New study finds Florida is a hot spot for Islamophobia

New study finds Florida is a hot spot for Islamophobia

TAMPA — An Inverness gun store owner declares his shop a “Muslim-free zone.”
Updated one month ago
Man accused in Temple Terrace arsons has affinity for firefighters

Man accused in Temple Terrace arsons has affinity for firefighters

TEMPLE TERRACE — Matthew Ethridge told authorities he’s always had an affinity for fire and firefighters.
Updated one month ago
3D interactive: Choice, chance, life and death in the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub

3D interactive: Choice, chance, life and death in the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub

When Omar Mateen stormed Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, more than 300 people had only a heartbeat to try to survive.
Updated one month ago