Eight people are arrested and charged with construction fraud in a three-month criminal investigation. Florida’s largest health insurance company is taking a major step in combating the opioid crisis. Gas prices jump 10 cents overnight. This spike comes after 47 straight days of falling prices. The historic Tampa theater is closing its doors for renovation.
In the news brief: Florida senator proposes statewide ban on bump stocks; gas prices are finally going back down after hurricanes Harvey and Irma; Hernando deputies are on the search for a runaway sexual predator; HART will make transit easier; USF doctors are heading to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane Irma relief.
In this episode: a Sarasota crash leaves three dead and one hospitalized; dash-cam video of yesterday’s I-275 wrong-way driver released; Florida gas prices have increased 29 cents in the last 20 days; and wives and girlfriends of the Tampa Bay Lightning are hosting a philanthropic fashion show.
In this episode: a nine-year-old girl is hit while waiting to board her school bus, two people and their dog are killed in a Lakeland mobile home fire, gas prices continue to rise, President Obama announces a historic trip to Cuba with the Tampa Bay Rays and the bay area ranks in the top 50 best metropolitan areas to live nationwide.