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Pinellas sheriff: Inmate, 59, found dead in county jail

CLEARWATER — A 59-year-old inmate was found dead Sunday night in the county jail, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.Johnny Mack Amons was pronounced dead at about 6:28 p.m. on Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office said, at the Pinellas County ...
Published: 01/15/18
2017 still a deadly year for Tampa Bay pedestrians, bicyclists

2017 still a deadly year for Tampa Bay pedestrians, bicyclists

Another year gone, another year that Tampa Bay was one of the most dangerous places in the country for those walking or riding their bikes.More than 100 people were killed walking in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties in 2017, according to sta...
Published: 01/15/18
Casino shuttle boat destroyed by fire as 50 passengers abandon ship in frigid Gulf

Casino shuttle boat destroyed by fire as 50 passengers abandon ship in frigid Gulf

PORT RICHEY — A casino shuttle boat headed into the Gulf of Mexico caught fire Sunday, forcing 50 passengers to jump into chilly water just off a residential neighborhood.The boat was headed to an offshore casino ship, where gambling is legal, when t...
Published: 01/14/18
Updated: 01/17/18

Lee County sees alarming increase in opioid overdoses

FORT MYERS — Health officials are calling attention to an alarming increase in opioid overdoses and deaths in southwest Florida.Lee County saw 955 overdose cases in 2017, eight times more than the 171 overdoses reported in 2013, according to medical ...
Published: 01/14/18

Florida fire chief quits over sexual harassment mishandling

WEST PALM BEACH — A fire rescue chief is resigning after allegations that he mishandled sexual harassment reports in his department. Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay said Saturday that fire Chief Jeff Collins’ resignation is effective next we...
Published: 01/14/18
FWC: Authorities find body of boater who went missing Saturday

FWC: Authorities find body of boater who went missing Saturday

TAMPA — Authorities have found the body of a Pinellas Park man in the water south of Rocky Point, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Joshua Allen Ford’s body was found Sunday near his motorized canoe, according to the ...
Published: 01/14/18
Car goes airborne, slams into 2nd floor of California office

Car goes airborne, slams into 2nd floor of California office

SANTA ANA, CALIF. — Authorities say two people escaped serious injuries when the car they were in went airborne and slammed into the second floor of a dental office in Southern California.The Orange County Fire Authority says the Nissan Altima hit a ...
Published: 01/14/18
What to do in case of a nuclear attack

What to do in case of a nuclear attack

So what should you do in a nuclear missile attack?That key bit of advice was mostly missing from the mistaken alert sent out Saturday to mobile phones across Hawaii. All it said was, "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER...
Published: 01/14/18

Clearwater man dies in Tampa car crash

TAMPA — A 43-year-old Clearwater man died in a car crash on Hillsborough Avenue just after midnight Sunday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Matthew Cain was driving a Ford Focus eastbound on the road, east of Countryway Boulevard. Ahead of hi...
Published: 01/14/18

Woman, 91, killed crossing N Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa on walker

A 91-year-old woman, with a walker, was killed Friday night when she was struck by an SUV while trying to cross N Dale Mabry Highway in Northdale.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Isabel Triana, of Tampa, was in an unmarked crosswalk around 8:...
Published: 01/13/18
Updated: 01/14/18