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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

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Fire destroys New Port Richey mobile home

No injuries were reported after a fire destroyed a mobile home Tuesday morning in New Port Richey.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Tampa forecast: Hot, steamy with 30% chance of rain

Tampa forecast: Hot, steamy with 30% chance of rain

It’s a steamy day in the Tampa area, with a humid southwest flow off warm Gulf waters pushing across the state.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Tampa police investigating robbery at Mobil station

A masked man who implied he was armed robbed a Mobil gas station early Tuesday, Tampa police said.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Men busted for selling bogus theme park tickets

Two men have been charged with selling $13,000 worth of bogus theme park tickets in Kissimmee.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Lethal cocktail OK’d by court, Bondi seeks killer’s execution

Lethal cocktail OK’d by court, Bondi seeks killer’s execution

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to lift its stay of execution for a man who murdered four people — the same day the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of a drug that’s an ingredient in the state’s lethal injections.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Vinik’s planner, Jeff Speck, has vision for walkable Tampa

Vinik’s planner, Jeff Speck, has vision for walkable Tampa

TAMPA — There wasn’t a parking space to be found at the Oxford Exchange on Monday night as acclaimed city planner Jeff Speck spoke on changes that would make Tampa a walkable city.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Wet June is just about normal for Tampa rainfall

Wet June is just about normal for Tampa rainfall

TAMPA — Many will remember June as a month of darkened skies, rumblings from approaching thunder and dripping umbrellas, but rain over the past 30 days — it turns out — was just about normal.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Long wait about to end for Rays’ Moore

Long wait about to end for Rays’ Moore

ST. PETERSBURG — LHP Matt Moore (Tommy John surgery) finished throwing his bullpen Monday afternoon and said the two words Rays fans have been waiting to hear for some time: “Definitely ready.”...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Uber driver shoots passenger who was choking him, Clearwater police say

An Uber driver who was being choked by a passenger shot him in the foot Sunday in Clearwater Beach, police said.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Bradenton man used Craigslist ads to prey on children, FBI says

Bradenton man used Craigslist ads to prey on children, FBI says

A Bradenton man who offered babysitting and housekeeping services on Craigslist in order to prey on children was arrested last week, authorities said.
Updated: 4 hours ago