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Water leak slows traffic in Westshore area

TAMPA –– A broken water main has closed the westbound lane of West Cypress Street between North Westshore Boulevard and North Ward Street. The city estimates the repairs will be completed by 7 a.m. on Sunday. Barricades are up in the area...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Carrollwood fitness center employs scientific protocol to help clients

Carrollwood fitness center employs scientific protocol to help clients

In 2005, Al Roach and Virginia Phillips, husband and wife, opened 20 Minutes to Fitness in Lakewood Ranch, and last month they opened the doors to their new location in Carrollwood. 20 Minutes to Fitness is a unique, strength training studio that use...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Olive Tree branches out to Wesley Chapel

Olive Tree branches out to Wesley Chapel

WESLEY CHAPEL — When it came time to open a second location of The Olive Tree, owners John and Donna Woelfel, decided that Wesley Chapel was the perfect place. "We just knew that was where we needed to be because the growth will be huge," said ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
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...
Updated: 12 hours ago
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