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After record-setting day in Tampa, last day of summer brings more stifling heat

After record-setting day in Tampa, last day of summer brings more stifling heat

Weather in Tampa on Thursday took one step above the previous record high, then another for good measure.The high temperature in Tampa reached 96 degrees Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. That beat the old record of 94 by two degre...
Published: 09/21/18
5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at New York City day care center

5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at New York City day care center

NEW YORK - Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens.NBC New York reports that authorities say the stabbings happened just before 4 a.m. Friday. One of the infants, a...
Published: 09/21/18
St. Petersburg man accused of sexually abusing sisters, 18 and 11

St. Petersburg man accused of sexually abusing sisters, 18 and 11

ST. PETERSBURG -- A St. Petersburg man faces charges after deputies say he sexually battered an 11-year-old girl and her 18-year-old sister.According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, the victims had been placed in the care of 33-year-old Andr...
Published: 09/21/18
New DNA testing leads to arrest in rape, murder of Sarasota woman 19 years ago

New DNA testing leads to arrest in rape, murder of Sarasota woman 19 years ago

The Sarasota County's Sheriff's Office arrested a St. Petersburg man after linking him to a 19-year-old murder case through DNA testing.Deputies arrested 39-year-old Luke Fleming in the rape and slaying of Deborah Dalzell in March 1999, Sarasota Coun...
Published: 09/20/18
Updated: 09/21/18
Boston incident sparks concern over testing gas pipes in St. Pete

Boston incident sparks concern over testing gas pipes in St. Pete

By SUHAUNA HUSSAINTimes Staff WriterST. PETERSBURG — One day after a string of fiery natural-gas explosions rocked three Massachusetts towns,St. Petersburg sent out a notice to residents warning them that Florida Gas Transmission will be testing its...
Published: 09/20/18
Pasco woman crashes car with 2-month-old inside 'to get attention' of ex-boyfriend

Pasco woman crashes car with 2-month-old inside 'to get attention' of ex-boyfriend

DADE CITY - A woman intentionally crashed her car, with a 2-month-old girl inside, just to get the attention of her ex-boyfriend, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.Tuesday night around 9 p.m., Breanna Bechtol, 21, of Weeki Wachee, was dr...
Published: 09/20/18
Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid center

Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid center

ABERDEEN, Md. - Three people were killed Thursday morning in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in northeast Maryland, officials said.A law enforcement official with knowledge of the shooting stressed that the number of dead is based on pre...
Published: 09/20/18
Girl, 16, stabbed in back during fight with Gibbs classmate at St. Petersburg bus stop

Girl, 16, stabbed in back during fight with Gibbs classmate at St. Petersburg bus stop

ST. PETERSBURG - A fight at a school bus stop escalated Thursday morning, resulting in a 16-year-old girl being stabbed in the back by a fellow Gibbs High student.St. Petersburg police say the girls - ages 15 and 16 - have been involved in an ongoing...
Published: 09/20/18
Orlando-Melbourne airport lockdown lifted after breach of security

Orlando-Melbourne airport lockdown lifted after breach of security

MELBOURNE - Police in Florida have re-opened the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport following a breach of security that resulted in some flight delays.Airport spokeswoman Lori Booker tells news outlets a student pilot boarded a passenger plane i...
Published: 09/20/18
Busted, baby: Rapper Plies arrested at Tampa International Airport

Busted, baby: Rapper Plies arrested at Tampa International Airport

TAMPA — The rapper Plies, aka Algernod Lanier Washington, was arrested at Tampa International Airport on Wednesday after authorities say a gun was found in his carry-on bag.The 42-year-old Wesley Chapel resident faces a charge of carrying a concealed...
Published: 09/19/18