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  • 4 Dead, 1 Missing as Debby Moves Out of Florida

    4 Dead, 1 Missing as Debby Moves Out of Florida
    Post-Tropical Cyclone Debby headed into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday after leaving four people dead and one missing, and deluging Florida with buckets of rain that triggered flooding statewide. The storm lost its tropical characteristics late...
  • 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...
  • Deputies: Dad let girl, 11, drive after he drank wine

    Meet Daddy's little designated driver -- his 11-year-old daughter. Donald Leet, of Apollo Beach, told Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday he had consumed a glass of vino and that his driver's license was suspended, reports the St....
  • FHP: Trooper ferrying drunk driver to jail collides with another drunk driver

    As a Florida Highway Patrol trooper was driving an alleged drunk driver to jail in Tampa, his cruiser collided with a Ford Ranger driven by Luis Alberto Reyes-Cervantes, 24 a man authorities say was drunk, reports the St. Petersburg Times. Reyes-...
  • Whoa! Worker accused of stealing roller coaster parts

    Worker accused of stealing roller coaster parts By Barbara Hijek August 5, 2011 07:30 AM File this under they'll steal anything. Anything. Richard Allen Macbay, a Busch Gardens roller coaster mechanic, is accused of stealing 97-lbs. of brass plates,...
  • Expelled Teen Charged in High School Bomb Plot

    Expelled Teen Charged in High School Bomb Plot
    TAMPA, Fla. -- A teen apprehended by police 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 Cano's home, Tampa Police Chief...
  • 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 ...