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'I'm hoping you'll just let us go': Tampa Police Chief Mary O'Connor flashes badge during Pinellas County traffic stop

The Tampa Police Department addressed an incident Thursday involving Chief of Police Mary O'Connor and her spouse in which the couple was pulled over in a golf cart without a license plate on the evening of Nov. 12.

Antonio Brown wanted for domestic violence in South Tampa

According to officials, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown has a warrant out for his arrest after being accused of domestic violence.

'Orange Is the New Black' actor Brad William Henke dies at 56: reports

Former NFL player and actor Brad William Henke died earlier this week at the age of 56, multiple outlets reported Thursday evening.

'I'm loading all of my weapons': St. Pete man arrested for threatening social media 'rant' against Tax Collector, deputies say

A St. Petersburg man was accused of making verbal threats against the Pinellas County Tax Collector's Office.

Invasive ‘monster lizards’ take over Florida backyard

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — An invasive species of lizard known as Nile monitors is taking over one Florida man's backyard. According to NBC affiliate WBBH, Cape Coral resident Jason Derkevics spotted a six-foot-long reptile slithering around his property. Just a few moments later, he found another one, this time a baby. “This is one of [...]

Body found in swamp near where Florida pastor vanished, sheriff says

Osceola County deputies said they found a body in a swamp about a mile from where a missing pastor was last seen.

Rays seek new spring training location after Ian damages Charlotte Sports Park

The Tampa Bay Rays are searching for a new spring training location after Charlotte Sports Park was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ian.

Tampa motorcycle officer seriously hurt in crash, woman cited

Police said the 38-year-old was heading east on Adamo, when a Honda driver cut him off and collided with his motorcycle.

‘I would do it again’: Man admits to stabbing mother, sister

A man charged with premeditated murder admitted to stabbing his sister and killing his mom, "because she never pushed me to be a man," according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

St. Petersburg teachers make 'rare' Ice Age fossil discovery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — Two St. Petersburg teachers are credited for the discovery of "rare Ice Age fossils" they uncovered while diving in local waters, according to a media release from the Admiral Farragut Academy. Teachers Rick Cochrane and Henry Sadler were "thrilled" to discover a jaw bone and tusks from Mastodons that once [...]

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