Body found in Brandon house fire
A death investigation is underway in Brandon after a body was discovered inside a burned home. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews responded to the call early Feb. 4 at 4027 Forecast Drive. Firefighters found a person dead inside the home after they put out the fire.
A neighboring house also caught fire. Investigators are working to determine the cause.
25-year-old charged with murdering ex-wife’s family
The Pinellas County Jail just released video of deputies booking the man accused of killing three more people in Tarpon Springs.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office plans to charge him with killing his ex-wife, Jamie Ivancic. Her body was found buried in a yard after her family was found dead.
The 25-year-old is being held without bond after he was extradited back to to the Bay Area from Ohio.
Mom in court on murder charge
The Largo woman accused of killing her 2-year-old son was back in court today. Charisse Stinson was arrested in September 2018 for first-degree murder in the death of Jordan Belliveau.
His disappearance sparked a statewide Amber Alert. Search crews spent hours looking for the toddler. Jordan was later found dead in the woods off Lake Avenue and McMullen Road in Largo.
Largo Police say that Stinson admitted to killing her son.
In December, she gave birth to a baby girl. That child is now living with Jordan’s former foster parents.
The judge set Stinson’s new pre-trial date for March 18.
Heads up for drivers at TIA
OVERNIGHT CLOSURE REMINDER: Beginning Monday night, the Red Arrival/Departure lanes will close overnight to traffic from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., Monday through Friday, for most of February. Guests should use the Short Term Garage for pick up/drop off. More info: https://t.co/snGh4syksp pic.twitter.com/q2sX71QAsF
— Tampa Intl Airport ✈️ (@FlyTPA) February 3, 2019
Picking up and dropping off passengers at Tampa International Airport is getting a little more complicated.
Starting Feb. 4, there will be closures for red arrival and departure lanes. The closure will continue through the end of the month. During this time, guests and passengers should use short term parking for pick up and drop off. No parking charges will be applied.
This is part of the second phase of the master plan to increase the airport’s capacity. Once it’s finished, Tampa International will be able to see 34 million passengers a year.
Airlines affected are Southwest, Spirit, Air Canada, Alaska, British Airways, Edelweiss, Lufthansa, Silver, Sun Country and WestJet.
Love is in the Florida air
Valentine’s Day is coming up quick. If you’re single, Florida is the place to be.
According to a new WalletHub study, Florida is the best state in the country for single people.
The study compared dating economics, opportunities, romance and fun. They also measured metrics like the number of restaurants, attractions, movie theatres, parks and bars in each state.
Check out how other states compared with WalletHub’s interactive map.
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