In this news brief: several Bay Area post offices are open late today so people can make tonight’s tax day deadline; two people are injured after a boat catches on fire in Coquina Key; heavy fires inside a New Tampa Jersey Mike’s damage three neighboring businesses; an overnight house fire in Wimauma sends one person to the hospital; Tampa International Airport releases more plans for its billion-dollar renovations; the first and second rounds of March Madness are returning to Tampa in 2020.
In this news brief: A Hernando man confesses to fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend with a large sword; A $25,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of a missing teen; St. Petersburg police are cracking down on bike and pedestrian traffic violaters; longer life spans are leading to increasing numbers of neurological disorders.
In this news brief: new bell schedules are in the works for Hillsborough County schools to help the district save money; a Bradenton police officer speaks out after a vicious attack by a burglar attempting to rob a jewelry store; Panera Bread is being bought by more then seven billion dollars.
In this news brief: a man is dead after holding a property manager hostage over a rent dispute; four local agencies conduct a search for missing teen Hailey Acierno; a woman faces child neglect charges after giving birth while on crack cocaine; Tampa celebrates National Burrito Day with Taco Bus’ El Jefe Burrito Eating Championship.
In this news brief: a brush fire in Hernando County is now 75 percent contained; Tampa gas prices increased more than the national average, jumping 18 cents in one week; a Springhill man died early this morning after an overnight head-on collision; a game of pool turns deadly at a St.Petersburg bar, and a man faces a manslaughter charge; Hillsborough wants to ban abusive cat and dog mills, encouraging the sale of rescue pets instead.
In this news brief: Mayor Bob Buckhorn announces an autism friendly initiative; Hillsborough County deputies are searching for two men who snatched a wallet from a 90-year-old women; today is National Equal Pay Day; actress Viola Davis comes to USF for the “University Lecture Series.”
In this brief: two brush fires are on-going in Pasco County; the Hillsborough Planning Commission and the Florida Department of Health are holding a meeting to receive feedback on safety issues from residents of Terrace Park; a school bus crash in Sarasota sends seven students, a bus driver, a bus attendant, and driver of another car to the hospital; Zephyrhills Police are asking for help in their search for three men who stole weapons from the Sunshine State Armory after crashing a pickup truck into the store on Sunday.
In this news brief: The Bay area held a memorial for a teen in Tampa; a man died this morning after being trapped in a Pasco County house fire; Pasco County is now under a burn ban, and fires cannot be set in unincorporated areas without a permit; local organizations hosted over one thousand Bay area high school students for a construction career day.
In this news brief: crews in Pasco County are getting closer to containing four Pasco County wildfires; Pasco Sheriff’s Office is looking for two masked thieves who robbed a Wesley Chapel 7-11; a USF St. Petersburg historian is charged with child pornography; wildlife officials are asking parents to avoid buying ducks for Easter baskets; local tax service agencies like H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt will have extended business hours this weekend to help you file your taxes.
In this news brief: firefighters in Hernando County are still fighting a brush fire; a water shortage warning is in effect for South Florida; a man is in custody after he was found sleeping on a church roof; parents can now bring their obsolete car seats to Target; tax returns are due tomorrow and is bringing deals along with it.
In this news brief: Florida ranks second for the highest pedestrian deaths; five men are arrested in an undercover prostitution bust; two fifteen-year-old boys are arrested for robbing a school’s campus store; Tarpon Springs announces a new interactive app.
In this environment brief: Mats for a Mission is an organization, including everyone from middle school students to local volunteers, that weaves plastic bags into mats that can be distributed for free to those in need.
In this news brief: a Chamberlain High School student stabs another student; a Temple Terrace woman runs into a car three times due to road rage, and is charged with aggravated battery and leaving the scene; meetings tonight and Thursday will discuss school zones in Tampa that could shift with changes in populations; Florida ranks third in the country for low taxes compared to quality of government services; the International Organization Oceana published a study on sharks, and found Florida shark encounters generate over $221 million annually.
In this news brief: Hillsborough Fire Rescue presented their master plan to county commissioners; Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is tearing down walls in Tampa; a man faces fourteen criminal charges after crashing a stolen vehicle; homeless and unwanted Pinellas County pets.
In this news brief: Illegal dumping lands a Tampa man in jail without bond; the USF football player shot this weekend now faces charges; Tampa General Hospital is making healthcare more accessible for Brandon residents; a bay area bank becomes the first to introduce cardless ATM entry.
In this news brief: a Riverview teen is charged with the murder of his mother; an undercover investigation leads to over 100 arrests; a man is sentenced to seven years in federal prison for scheming to sell Social Security checks; a new grocery service delivers Costco groceries without a membership.
In this news brief: a man crashes a stolen car; a Hernando county high school teacher is arrested for having sexual relations with a student; Tampa is growing in population and home prices are rising; Florida senate passed ‘Whiskey to Wheaties’ bill to permit selling liquor in grocery stores; today is National Puppy Day.
In this education brief: a St. Petersburg teacher is surprised with a $25,000 award; a local elementary school is providing for its students in and out of the classroom; some Bay Area teachers will be receiving a bonus through the Best and Brightest program; a new Riverview school is named after a civil rights activist.
In this news brief: A fire breaks out at Ringling College of Art and Design; A Hernando County couple has found the body of their missing son; Tampa Police are using a social media site for safety; Hillsborough County is holding a public forum on medical marijuana; IHOP is giving away free pancakes for National Pancake Day.