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Police and FBI hunting possible serial killer 'terrorizing' a Florida neighborhood

Police and FBI hunting possible serial killer 'terrorizing' a Florida neighborhood

TAMPA — The third victim in a string of killings in Seminole Heights was a 20-year-old man shot dead after he got off the No. 9 bus, interim Police Chief Brian Dugan said Friday. Anthony Naiboa, a graduate of Middleton High School, got off a...
Published: 10/20/17
Here's what happened when 30 high school sophomores gave up their phones for a day

Here's what happened when 30 high school sophomores gave up their phones for a day

LUTZ — They were everywhere at Steinbrenner High School. Teens with panic-stricken faces, furiously slapping one thigh, then the other.My phone … Where's my phone?Then they'd remember.They were reading Ray Bradbury's 1953 novel Fahrenheit...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Ernest Hooper: Lawsuit may deliver sweeping changes to Hillsborough County School District

The Hillsborough County School District finds itself mired in growing controversies, the latest coming in a suit from fired human resources chief Stephanie Woodford.The suit casts a negative light on many, including superintendent Jeff Eakins and chi...
Updated: 10 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...
Published: 10/21/17
As the curtain rises on the Straz Center's biggest shows, the spotlight is on parking

As the curtain rises on the Straz Center's biggest shows, the spotlight is on parking

TAMPA — The Broadway Series, the most lucrative shows of the year for the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, start this week, and this year the center wants all the drama to take place on stage, not during the drive to the theat...
Published: 10/23/17
PolitiFact Florida: Rubio has a point about the child tax credit

PolitiFact Florida: Rubio has a point about the child tax credit

The Trump administration and Senate and House leaders have revealed a framework for tax legislation that proposes tax cuts for business, a reduction in tax brackets, and the elimination of several tax breaks.What the plan means for Americans remains ...
Published: 10/23/17
No more looking at Jim Harbaugh, but should we look at Notre Dame?

No more looking at Jim Harbaugh, but should we look at Notre Dame?

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Overheard Sunday morning in a hotel elevator, among two Penn State fans: "Did you see Coach Harbaugh's interview? He looked shellshocked. One of those coaches with his job on the line."Now, wait, wait, whoa, whoa, whoa. By ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
The Daystarter: Brace for some cooler weather; new strategies getting to Performing Arts Center on time; candlelight vigil in Seminole Heights; Bucs let one slip away

The Daystarter: Brace for some cooler weather; new strategies getting to Performing Arts Center on time; candlelight vigil in Seminole Heights; Bucs let one slip away

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today• A good chance of showers and storms to start the week, according to 10Weather WTSP. But a cold front should deliver high temperatures in the low to mid 70s (with lows in...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Indian Rocks Beach okays medical marijuana dispensaries

Indian Rocks Beach okays medical marijuana dispensaries

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — The city could be among the few beach communities to allow medical marijuana dispensaries after the City Commission recently voted down an ordinance that would have banned them.The vote came after extensive discussion among...
Published: 10/19/17

"Someone is terrorizing'' Seminole Heights after third slaying in 11 days

TAMPA — When asked Friday if Tampa police believe a serial killer is stalking the residents of Seminole Heights, interim Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan paused for a moment."We can call it what we want," said a clearly frustrated Dugan, who call...
Published: 10/20/17
Justin Timberlake in Super Bowl halftime show for first time since 'wardrobe malfunction'

Justin Timberlake in Super Bowl halftime show for first time since 'wardrobe malfunction'

Justin Timberlake has finally been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy. The NFL announced Sunday night that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl h...
Updated: 1 hour ago
It's not just Puerto Rico: FEMA bogs down in Florida, Texas too

It's not just Puerto Rico: FEMA bogs down in Florida, Texas too

HOUSTON — Outside Rachel Roberts' house, a skeleton sits on a chair next to the driveway, a skeleton child on its lap, an empty cup in its hand and a sign at its feet that reads "Waiting on FEMA."It's a Halloween reminder that, for many, gettin...
Updated: 10 hours ago
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
Southeast Seminole Heights holds candlelight vigil for victims' families and each other

Southeast Seminole Heights holds candlelight vigil for victims' families and each other

TAMPA — They came together in solidarity in Southeast Seminole Heights, to sustain three families in their grief and to confront fear, at a candlelight vigil held Sunday night in the central Tampa neighborhood.When the procession reached the me...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Forecast: Break out those sweaters, Tampa Bay, as cooler weather just a day away

Forecast: Break out those sweaters, Tampa Bay, as cooler weather just a day away

Tampa Bay residents will finally be able to break out their sweaters and boots this week, but not until enduring yet another humid, rainy day to start the workweek.[WTSP]Check the latest Tampa Bay-area live radar: The coolest weather the region has ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs overcome 11-point deficit, then allow game to slip away, 30-27, to Bills

Bucs overcome 11-point deficit, then allow game to slip away, 30-27, to Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Got a minute? Actually, a little less than 60 seconds. About the time it takes to microwave a bowl of oatmeal.That's how fast the Bucs blew a game Sunday, losing 30-27 to the Bills.That's how fast an entire season may have ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Jones: Where are the difference-makers on the Bucs defense?

Jones: Where are the difference-makers on the Bucs defense?

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — They can't tackle. They can't cover. They can't pressure the quarterback, let alone sack him.They can't stop the run. They can't stop the pass. They can't protect leads. They can't get off the field on third down.So what ca...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Metal engine cover piece breaks off jet, falls from sky in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — A piece of metal broke off a jet leaving St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport Sunday morning, but the aircraft turned around and landed safely about 8:40 a.m., according to investigators.A Learjet 45 mid-size jet with two peop...
Published: 10/22/17
Who wants to trade? Hillsborough offers to swap land with Ybor-area property owners for potential Rays ballpark

Who wants to trade? Hillsborough offers to swap land with Ybor-area property owners for potential Rays ballpark

TAMPA — Trades are common when assembling a professional baseball team. Apparently, they're also useful when assembling land for a professional ballpark.Hillsborough County hopes to build a Tampa Bay Rays ballpark in the Channel District-Ybor C...
Published: 10/20/17
'Days were lost': Why Puerto Rico is still suffering a month after Hurricane Maria

'Days were lost': Why Puerto Rico is still suffering a month after Hurricane Maria

MAUNABO, PUERTO RICO — Before Hurricane Maria tore through the rest of this island, it came to Mayor Jorge Márquez's home.The storm ripped through improvised plastic shutters, shook the windows and sent his panicked family, including his g...
Published: 10/20/17
Updated: 10/21/17