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Trump: Congresswoman 'totally fabricated' my response to Miami Gardens soldier's widow (w/video)

Trump: Congresswoman 'totally fabricated' my response to Miami Gardens soldier's widow (w/video)

MIAMI — President Donald Trump accused a Miami-Dade Democratic congresswoman Wednesday morning of lying about his response to a fallen soldier's widow — that "he knew what he signed up for" - and said he had proof of the conversation.U.S...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Lightning's J.T. Brown spent day with Tampa police. Here's what happened

Lightning's J.T. Brown spent day with Tampa police. Here's what happened

TAMPA— J.T. Brown spent Friday afternoon getting shot at during a traffic stop.The bullets were blanks, of course, with the Lightning wing role-playing as a cop in the Tampa Police Department's Citizens Police Academy.The red sedan Brown and Li...
Published: 10/15/17
Superintendent will ask Pasco School Board to convert Ridgewood High to magnet

Superintendent will ask Pasco School Board to convert Ridgewood High to magnet

LAND O'LAKES — It's all but official for Ridgewood High School.Superintendent Kurt Browning announced Tuesday his plan to formally ask the Pasco County School Board on Nov. 7 to approve transforming Ridgewood into a magnet technical high school...
Published: 10/18/17
Shot, killed while fleeing: Is this a case of stand your ground?

Shot, killed while fleeing: Is this a case of stand your ground?

They met after dusk in the parking lot of a bank for what seemed like a routine transaction.Louise Ornduff and her son, Kalaeb, were there to negotiate the sale of a 2016 Nissan Rogue with Lasupta Singletary, 18, and Jernalen Dreshaw Coleman, 17, at ...
Published: 10/17/17
Trump issues warning to McCain after senator's 'half-baked' comment (w/video)

Trump issues warning to McCain after senator's 'half-baked' comment (w/video)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a warning shot after Republican Sen. John McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy, saying "people have to be careful because at some point I fight ba...
Published: 10/17/17
County looks to regulate dog trainers and ban 'helicoptering'

County looks to regulate dog trainers and ban 'helicoptering'

TAMPA — More than 20 people spoke in favor of a proposed ordinance that would require dog trainers and dog day cares to be licensed during a Hillsborough County Commission's meeting Wednesday.Many wore hot pink "protect my pet" T-shirts and som...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tampa man charged in hit-and-run crash that killed bicyclist on I-4 exit ramp in Tampa

Tampa man charged in hit-and-run crash that killed bicyclist on I-4 exit ramp in Tampa

TAMPA — A 44-year-old Tampa man was arrested and charged Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist earlier in the day. Christopher Jerimiah Cole was driving a silver Mercedes 300C about 3:40 a.m. when he struck a bicyclist riding...
Updated: 3 hours ago
NFL gives Tampa Bay final approval to host Super Bowl LV

NFL gives Tampa Bay final approval to host Super Bowl LV

TAMPA – Start celebrating. Finally, it’s official. The biggest Super Bowl LV party will be held on the streets of Tampa Bay. NFL owners granted final approval today for Tampa Bay to host Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stad...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Percussionist rocks out with a blazing triangle solo during Florida Orchestra performance

Percussionist rocks out with a blazing triangle solo during Florida Orchestra performance

Oh, the poor triangle. It's the orchestra equivalent of a rock band's tamborine, and such easy fodder for jokes. But the triangle can rock, apparently, as a member of the Florida Orchestra demonstrated in a recent Coffee Concert performance at t...
Published: 10/17/17

Police: North Tampa woman fatally stabs live-in boyfriend

TAMPA — A Tampa woman faces a charge of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her live-in boyfriend early Wednesday morning.Police, responding to a report of a stabbing at 1203 E Chilkoot Avenue around 1:30 a.m., found 24-year-old Justi...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Going cheap on shutters, generator can do more harm than good in hurricane season

Going cheap on shutters, generator can do more harm than good in hurricane season

Those piles of branches snapped off by the hurricane finally are disappearing from the front of homes in the Tampa Bay area, one last reminder of the bullet many dodged by not preparing properly for the day when a storm may hit the region head on.If ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Gaither grad Ernest Suttles charged with rape, kicked off Memphis football team

Gaither grad Ernest Suttles charged with rape, kicked off Memphis football team

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police say Memphis defensive end Ernest Suttles, a Gaither High graduate, has been charged with rape after an incident near campus, and Suttles was dismissed from the team before the Tigers played Navy on Saturday. The Memphis ...
Published: 10/14/17
HSN star Joy Mangano promotes new book: Inventing Joy

HSN star Joy Mangano promotes new book: Inventing Joy

ST. PETERSBURG — After more than 30 years, Joy Mangano knows a thing or two about promoting products. Now she's promoting herself. The inventor, entrepreneur and TV personality — who was portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the 2015 Oscar-no...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pinellas deputies go door-to-door at dawn to arrest unlicensed contractors

Pinellas deputies go door-to-door at dawn to arrest unlicensed contractors

For years, licensed contractors in Pinellas County have yearned for law enforcement to target unlicensed roofers, painters and others in the construction trades who perform shoddy work and swindle money from homeowners.Deputies fulfilled that wish on...
Published: 10/17/17
Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self said he thought she had terminal cancer

Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self said he thought she had terminal cancer

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Investigators say a Nebraska man facing an assisted suicide charge in his Florida girlfriend's death believed she had stage-four cancer, but an autopsy didn't find any tumors.Cass County sheriff's deputies charged Matthew J. Stubbend...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Five jump from burning boat near Gandy Bridge

TAMPA — Five people jumped from a boat that caught fire near the Gandy Bridge Wednesday afternoon, 10News WTSP reported.The fire happened on the south side of the bridge on a boat that was anchored but drifting west, the station reported.Tampa ...
Updated: 1 hour ago

District volleyball: Berkeley Prep shuffles lineup, eventually tops Tampa Catholic

TAMPA — Berkeley Prep coach Mackenzie Dagostino wanted to see what her team could do without its two best hitters, so when the Bucs’ Class 5A-9 semifinal began Tuesday against Tampa Catholic, they were both on the bench. For the first two...
Published: 10/17/17
Tampa police link two shootings, tell Seminole Heights residents to avoid walking alone

Tampa police link two shootings, tell Seminole Heights residents to avoid walking alone

TAMPA — One was a 22-year-old African American man. The other was a 32-year-old white woman. Both died mysteriously of gunshot wounds in southeast Seminole Heights last week. Now police are asking nervous residents to be alert, avoid walking...
Published: 10/17/17
Updated: 10/18/17
Today he secures Bucs games; 30 years ago he played in them

Today he secures Bucs games; 30 years ago he played in them

TAMPA —- Whenever the Bucs play a home game, Sankar Montoute is on hand to supervise more than 50 officers from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on duty at Raymond James Stadium.Most of them have no idea he once wore a different uniform...
Published: 10/17/17
Sexual predators, this is now your legacy

Sexual predators, this is now your legacy

Sorry, Woody Allen. I know you hate rumor mills, but sometimes they're our only recourse.It is unclear what possessed Allen, of all people, to comment on the accusations of sexual predation against Harvey Weinstein, when he could have just not said a...
Updated: 4 hours ago