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  • Police: Teen plotted to plant pipe bombs in school attack

    Police: Teen plotted to plant pipe bombs in school attack
    Tampa, Florida (CNN) -- A teen apprehended by police in Tampa, Florida, planned to set off explosives and kill dozens of students on the first day of classes at his former high school, authorities said Wednesday. A tip led police to 17-year-old Jared...
  • Deputies: Man tried to steal pickup from accident scene

    Does this dude have chutzpah — or is he depriving some village of its idiot? After all, who would steal a vehicle at a fatal accident scene while both deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol are present? Meet Colby Wade Cardoso, a man who probably...
  • Time Warner to create 500 jobs in Tampa area

    Time Warner to create 500 jobs in Tampa area
    Time Warner plans to create 500 new jobs in Hillsborough County, where it already has a call center. Gov. Rick Scott announced the new jobs in Tallahassee on Tuesday. The media giant, which has a customer service center in the county, was not swayed by ...
  • Man took photo of sleeping woman then tried to attack her

    Fernando Clemente, 21, allegedly stood outside the woman's bedroom window about 3:30 a.m. Sunday and took a picture of her with a cell phone before breaking into her home through an unlocked door, reports the St. Petersburg Times. The woman awoke when...
  • Report: Fake cop tried to scam tree service out of $20,000

    The owner of Barton's Tree Service sensed something was wrong when a man, who identified himself as a Tampa police detective, phoned him and offered him a deal, reports WTSP News-10 in Tampa Bay. The man, later identified as Michael Antonio Bellamy, 21,...
  • Fitness trainer charged with sexually battering female client during workout

    James Elbert Williams, 39, a personal trainer and owner of Club Tone, a Tampa gym, was arrested on Friday, accused of sexually battery on one of his female clients inside the gym last month, reports WTSP News-10 in Tampa Bay. Williams was the focus of...
  • Cops: Baby injured when mom tried to run over man

    Tamika Lashaunda Willis, 29, threw her 18-month-old daughter into her car without buckling her into a baby safety seat, according to Tampa police records, reports the St. Petersburg Times. Why the rush? So Willis could try repeatedly to run over a 49-...
  • Troopers: Man drove to casino after fatal hit-and-run

    Henry Michael Tippins, of Riverview, took a big gamble after he allegedly caused a deadly hit and run: He fled the scene of the fatal accident and hid at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, reports the St. Petersburg Times. But the odds weren't in Tippins...
  • 'Sweepstakes' game rooms raise legal, tax questions

    'Sweepstakes' game rooms raise legal, tax questions
    Lillie Chappell was up about $50, then down about the same, and was into her third hour playing a video game — pressing a button on the computer screen and watching tumbling four-leaf clovers, bars, horseshoes, numeral sevens. Compared with slot...
  • Stolen: Two Florida public school buses

    They'll steal anything. Even something easy to spot like a couple of big yellow and black school buses. Deputies are investigating the theft of two Hillsborough County School buses, according to a news release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's...
  • Haiti sits in strengthening Isaac's path

    Haiti sits in strengthening Isaac's path
    As Tropical Storm Isaac swirls in the Caribbean -- becoming more powerful mile by mile -- it threatens to unleash disaster once again on vulnerable and often unaware Haitians by Friday night. The possibility of stinging rain and tree-bending wind...