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Tampa police searching for missing elderly woman

Tampa police searching for missing elderly woman

Tampa police are searching for Redessa Garland, an elderly woman with dementia who left her home on East 17th Avenue between 2 and 5 p.m. today.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Pasco deputies shoot suspect in Port Richey

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies shot a man in a Port Richey home Monday night after he got in an argument with his neighbors about her cats, authorities said.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Public art project placing colorful streetcars throughout Tampa

Public art project placing colorful streetcars throughout Tampa

TAMPA — A procession of colorful streetcar sculptures will roll into downtown Tampa this fall as a way to celebrate the culture and history of the city and promote local attractions and businesses.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Historic Tampa cigar factory’s fate was sealed before fire

Historic Tampa cigar factory’s fate was sealed before fire

TAMPA — The La Mega Cigar Factory once was a vital part of Tampa’s Palmetto Beach neighborhood, employing hundreds of workers just east of downtown. The factory eventually closed and the building fell into disrepair in recent years; the...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Giant reefer float raises eyebrows at Temple Terrace parade

Giant reefer float raises eyebrows at Temple Terrace parade

Nothing says Fourth of July like an orange stretch limo pulling a giant marijuana cigarette down Main Street.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Veteran who confronted panhandler goes at it again

Veteran who confronted panhandler goes at it again

TAMPA — Army veteran Garrett Goodwin appears in a video challenging a homeless panhandler who claimed to be a veteran. The encounter went viral, drawing more than 1.5 million views on Facebook....
Updated: 6 hours ago

Mother still upset by early release of son’s killer

TAMPA — The grieving family of a high school football star murdered two decades ago met with officials from the State Attorney’s Office on Monday to find out why his killer got out of prison years earlier than they were told he would.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Tampa bike share hits 10,000 members, plans USF expansion

Tampa bike share hits 10,000 members, plans USF expansion

TAMPA — In a city notorious for the safety of people on bikes, there is no shortage of riders ready to take to the streets on two wheels.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Video shows massive crash during 3rd stage of Tour de France

HUY, Belgium — British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday’s crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos cau...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rep. Jolly marries former employee on Town Hall steps

Rep. Jolly marries former employee on Town Hall steps

INDIAN SHORES – Three months after their engagement, U.S. Rep. David Jolly and Laura Donahoe were married on the steps of Indian Shores Town Hall.
Updated: 8 hours ago